Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To Sutton, Love Mommy

Dear Baby Sutton,
You are such a blessing. I prayed every night that God would bless us with a healthy, second child when He saw we were ready. We are beyond grateful that He sent you to us. When I found out you were a boy, I immediately hoped that you and Cohen would be best buddies for life. When Daddy and I first met you, we were in love instantly. You have the cutest dimples in your cheeks. You smile so much, you coo, and you sneeze...alot! You like to suck your thumb or fingers more than a paci. You are not much of a cuddler, you would rather be facing out to see the world than laying on either of our chests. You think your brother is so funny, and you kick excitedly when he talks to you. In the middle of the night, instead of waking up crying, you wake up grunting. It is so funny. You have to be swaddled to go to sleep, but when you wake up, you must be free of the swaddle so you grunt until I unwrap you and feed you.
You are very strong. You rolled over around 7 weeks. You love taking baths with your brother. You smile and kick as he pours water over your tummy. We pray that you love Jesus and your brother, and are healthy and happy. It is such a joy to be your Mommy.
We love you more than you will ever know!
Mommy and Daddy

To Cohen, Love Mommy

Dear Sweet, Cohen,
 You are such an amazing child! You are so full of life and energy. You have the kindest heart, and always want to please everyone. You love giving hugs and kisses. Since you were a baby we have been constantly told by friends and teachers how loving and sweet you are.
We pray every night that we will raise you to love Jesus, and that you will be full of health and happiness.
You love your Nana, Mimi, and Aunt Lora and ask about each of them often. You love your brother so much. Anytime we get in the car and you don't see Sutton in his seat you say, "Susson?!" You kiss him and give him his paci several times per day. You share everything with him, you even try to get him to drink out of your cup.
You have the cutest walk. You kind of sway when you walk, and you often walk with your hands clasped in front of you. When we ask you to bow your head to say prayers, you instead put your hand on your head. You love your "hootie," your doggy, and your paci at bedtime. You love reading books and having us read books to you. You love "Muddypaws" and the nursery rhyme books the best right now. You still use sign-language when you get really excited. You sign and say, "please, and more" at the same time when you really want something.
You are so sensitive. When you get in trouble, you cover your eyes and pout. When you have to say you're "sorry" you also stroke the arm or cheek of who you offended.
You have the sweetest, most beautiful eyes. But those same eyes give such a mean look when you are mad at someone. It is impossible not to laugh.
We are so blessed to have you as our child. We cannot thank our gracious Father enough for choosing us to be your parents. We love watching you learn and grow everyday. We pray that we raise you to be a strong Christian man who loves the Lord and desires to please Him.
We love you more than you will understand until you have your own children someday.
Mommy and Daddy

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

We have had a busy holiday season at the Cochrane house. Sutton turned 2 months, and Cohen is definitely entering the "terrible twos," even though he isn't two yet.

Wearing his sweet minky gown I made him.

 This past weekend we went to see Santa at the house of some great mentors from church. We LOVE our church family. Our Sunday school class and our Life Group is full of 20+ couples who love the Lord and give us great encouragement. This was the second time for the boys to see Santa this year. The first time was at Lighting of the Green at Lipscomb. Surprisingly, Cohen was not scared of Santa.

Sutton rolled over for the first time 2 weeks ago. He actually rolled over when he was 3 weeks old, but I am not sure if it was intentional or not. We do "tummy time" most days, so he pushes up, then kicks over pretty quickly because he hates being on his tummy. It's unbelievable how fast he is growing. I love watching him meet all his milestones, yet it makes me sad too. He loves being swaddled..tight! If he gets his hand or arm out, he wakes up mad. I think we are going to move him to his room this week. I am really in no hurry though, so we'll see.
Right before he rolled over.

My favorite boys.

Sutton smiles all the time, but my silly camera has a delay, so it's hard for me to snap a pic of his dimpled smile.
Hope you are having a blessed holiday season with your loved ones as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!