Time alone with Judah!
It's been a long time since I've seen Dave carrying an infant car seat! But oh how fun it was to drive back to Highland Park with him in the car, enjoying our first chance to babysit Judah.
All was well until we took him out of the carseat. Poor little guy!
Is there anything more pitiful than the sad cries of a baby?! His tummy was bothering him and there seemed to be no way to comfort or relieve him, though we tried all our best tricks.
But then, I had a flash of inspiration.
The old "swing-em-in-the-blanket" trick, something that used to work when his dad was the same age.
His wails ceased almost immediately, and the burps started coming! Soon his tummy was relieved and he was back to his sweet little self (though you have to say, even when they're crying they're still sweet!).
Tyler and Lara arrived home to a content boy hanging out with Papa.
While we had one last cup of Tyler's Intelligentsia coffee, we sat with Judah between us, soaking in this little person who has so captured our hearts.
I'm so thankful for the blessing of two blissful days with Judah and his parents!
We told Tyler and Lara that we're so proud of them for how they're parenting Judah, already so loving, engaged, sacrificial and intentional with him. We also told them they're far more relaxed at this parenting gig than we were when we first had Tyler! :)
We said goodbye in the late afternoon, giving last kisses and hugs before heading to the airport. It will be three months before we see this sweet face in person again. But I'm thankful for all the ways technology allows us to "see" him even when we can't in person.
Tyler, Lara and Judah - we love you so very much! Thank you for letting us hang out with you this week-end, for letting Papa and Nonnie get their "Judah-fix", and for doing such a great job of being a happy, loving, God-honoring family!