Happy 4 Months to my sweet little Jude. When I woke up this morning around 6:30, I couldn't help but reminisce about the intense emotions I felt 4 months ago at that time. Jude had been born about 4 hours before that and I was experiencing a love I had never experienced before. It was an unconditional, pure love. Every other type of love that I had experienced up until that point was formed and thought about, whereas my love for Jude was instant, strong, and hard to explain unless you have experienced it yourself. It makes me reflect on our Father's love for us because He too loves us unconditionally and I think at that moment when I first held Jude I finally fully grasped how blessed I am to have my Savior's love without having to earn it. No matter what Jude does or doesn't do, I will still love him and I am thankful that is the promise that our God has for us too.
Jude is getting so big and is really coming into his own. He smiles and giggles all the time, especially when Ashley is playing with him. He does this funny inhaling laugh thing and it is really cute. He also sleeps like a champ, which I am so thankful for. He usually sleeps 8 to 9 hours every night and then takes at least 2 naps during the day that are at least 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I think he is going through a growth spurt now because last week he ate all the time and now today he has been sleeping for over 2 1/2 hours for his morning nap after sleeping 9 hours last night. Jude also has a few nicknames, either Baby Jude or Mr. Jude. They are cute little nicknames and I love hearing them both when people call him by those names.
Ashley and I are getting into more of a routine with life and work and having a baby. It really is great. Ashley summed everything up perfectly yesterday. He said once you have something you care about so much in the world, like Jude, all the trivial small things don't matter any more. How true!
Here is a recent picture of him. Despite the fact that ND is 0-2, Jude is still their littlest big fan