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Silent Night: I didn't get enough Christmas Carol singing this season, probably because I haven't been to church since Thanksgiving. Silent Night is not one of my favorite songs, but it gained some meaning for me this year. This phrase "Shepherds quake at the sight" stood out to me. Can you imagine being a witness to the Savior's birth? Actually seeing the baby Jesus? I would be quaking, too. How amazing and wonderful. The scene where Mr. Kruger imagines this is John's favorite.

I don't understand everything in the third verse, but it made for something beautiful and interesting to ponder while I'm snuggling my own newborn child of God.

Silent Night, Holy Night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth.

Arthur at 1 Month: It's already been 1 month since Arthur made his entrance in our lives. This morning he projectile vomited so much milk, it came out his nose. So we'll start with that.

He is still sleeping well in his crib at night, usually waking twice. This seems like I should be less tired than I am, but I'm not. I think the odd night where he wakes up four times, or stays up for two hours keeps me in sleep debt. Luckily, John is home enough to keep me from losing it. Arthur doesn't like to be put down much during the day (even for naps), but he has more happy-lying-here time every day. Sometimes he'll lie there for an hour while I get stuff done. Still loves being swaddled. A good swaddle and a walk around the room will put him to sleep if he's tired.

He rolls from tummy to back. He's been doing this since his first tummy time around 1 week, which is crazy! All our babies have been strong and had good head support but not like this. He is the joy of his sisters' lives. Sienna adores him, brings him toys and blankies, and I have had to employ Maggie as a babysitter for the sole purpose of making sure Sienna doesn't smother him with love.


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