Just wanted to let everyone know that the top tooth is coming in. I was brave enough to feel in his mouth tonight. When it comes to his mouth you only have one chance to feel otherwise he knows what you are doing and clamps down and will not open up.
Matthew is finally getting his second tooth in. It just broke the surface sometime between yesterday and this morning. It is the bottom one on the front right side. There might also be one trying to work it's way out on the top also.
Last night, Matthew brushed his teeth (actually his one and only tooth) for the first time with a real toothbrush. He had lots of fun and did a good job as you can see in the video in my previous post.
Remeber in Matthew's birthday post, I mentioned a barn. His party theme came from his first birthday present of an Allis Chalmers Tractor from Papa and Gram which he got a few months early. His invitations said "Party at the Buresh Barn". So of course we had to have a barn. Thank you so much Mom for the picture. I am so glad that my mom got a picture of the barn that Scott and I had worked so hard on.Do you see the balloons on each side?
On each side of the barn was a chicken, a cow and a pig balloon.
Matthew was born 4 days before our 10th wedding anniversary.
He has been the best anniversary gift ever.
Saturday September 12 was our 11th anniversary.
I know that I am a little late getting this posted. Our vows in sickness and in health were proved accurate on Saturday. My husband is wonderful! He took great care of me on Saturday. Of all days to be sick with the flu. I don't know which is worse: throwing up or the dry heaves but I had them both.
It is hard to believe that 11 years of marriage have gone by so fast. On the night of our wedding what to know what the first question was that I asked Scott:
Can you have a baby?
He told me we had to wait until we were in a house because we were just renting this tiny little apartment. In 2000 we moved into our new home. In the spring of 2001 we decided that we were ready to start a family. Nothing happened the first year. We tried the temperature thing and the ovulation kits but still nothing. Finally in the spring of 2003 we decided that after 2 years of trying and nothing happening something had to be wrong. We had more hope after see the doctor. She started me on fertility drugs to get my cycle on track and ovulation started. We went through this test and that procedure and then IUI. After 3 IUIs, the doctor wanted us to see a specialist. We seen the specialist and he told us our next option was IVF. I was confused and angry. Why was this happening to us is what I asked myself over and over again. We talked and we cried and we talked and cried some more. I was starting to loss hope of ever being a mom. After much prayer and more talking we decided that we just wanted to be parents. When we started the adoption process we didn't realized that adoption would have its own roller coaster of emotions. We would not change a thing about the adoption. We love that we have an open relationship with both of Matthew's birthparents. We can't say thank you even for the decision that they made.
I am really sorry that it has taken me so long to get these pictures posted from our activities last week.
Last Tuesday Sept 8th was Matthew's actual birthday.
Here is a few pictures from him opening presents on his actual birthday.
He loved ripping the wrapping paper.
His new shirt from Papa and Gram. It says Demolition Expert.
His new piggy bank from Aunt K, Adam and Emma.
New crocodile xylophone and some new ABC blocks.
Then on Wednesday, he got his new haircut. Click here to see that if you have not seen that already. When we got home he just was not himself. He fell asleep on me which is very uncommon and he actually wanted his mama over his daddy.
Then I tranfered him to daddy for a bit.
Then on Thursday some of Matthew's cousins came over to play and bring him his birthday present because they were not able to come to Matthew's party on Friday. Alexa just loves to play with Matthew.
Eva does too!
Then Thursday night I stayed up and made the cakes.
Matthew's Party had a Farm theme.
The farm theme came from his very first birthday present from Papa and Gram which he has had since the beginning of July. You have already seen pictures of his cute Allis Chalmers model C tractor. Click here to see again.
Isn't this the cutest cake?
This is the other cake. I was not so happy about how this one turned out but for my first time I thought it was okay plus it was getting late so this had to work.
On Friday, we were glad we had Matthew's one year check up because Matthew had been running a fever for a few days. He woke up and just looked sick.
And all he wanted to do was snuggle with his mama!
This picture just wants to make me cry because he just was not feeling good and there was not much I could do but snuggle with him.
His fever was a combination of teething (Yes his first tooth came in for his 1st birthday) and he had the same cold that Scott and I both had.
At his one year check up he weighed 19 lbs 9 oz (10th percentile) and is 29" long (25th percentile). He fell asleep on the way home and then slept for 3 hours. Then in the afternoon he took another 3 hour nap. Before he took his second nap, he played with his new toy from Grandpa Roger and Auntie Mandy.
I had to wake him up when people starting arriving for his birthday party. It was a pretty busy night so I forgot to take a picture of his barn. I made a barn out of cardboard that people had to walk through to get into the garage. Did anyone else get a picture? If so can you email it to me please.
This is my nephew Austin sporting his new glasses.
It was a big party with lots of people. There were 67 people including Scott, Matthew and I.
We had lots of fun.
We had my family, Scott's family, Adie and her family and Sebastian and his family and a few friends.
Talking with Grandma G and Kailoa.
Adie and Matthew
Sebastian and Matthew
Great Grandma Rita and Matthew
(Rita is Adie's Grandma)
Opening of presents! Whew was there a lot of them! Our living room is overflowing with toys.
He got a tool box(right corner) and nailer with jet.
He got a few books and a fuzzy bear bible.
He got this very cute sock monkey.
Some jammies and an alphabet catepillar.
A doodle pro shaped as a barn.
A John Deere gas tank coin bank.
A very neat poem using the letters in his name.
Some very cute outfits: a football one and a fox shirt that says I am a sly guy.
This very cute tractor lamp.
A big picture Bible.
This great picture of an Allis Chalmers tractor that almost matches his.
This soft Noah's ark with little animals.
And lots of cards. His favorite was the card with the suckers on top.
Yes I let him have a sucker while we read the cards.
He got this cute little four wheeler from Adie and family.
And this really cute turtle sand box from his auntie and uncle and his new cousin he is anxiously awaiting to meet some time in January.
He was not sure what to think when we all started singing Happy Birthday to him!
He wanted to play with the candle.
Not sure if he really wanted to touch it. First he just put his finger in it and played with it.
When his hand was good and full of frosting, he even fed Adie some frosting.
He sure likes to share!
He decided to share with his mama and get frosting all over my arm. I don't know who was covered with more frosting by the time he was done: him or me.
Then he got mad because he realized he didn't have a spoon or a fork. Yes he has to eat with a spoon or a fork or he screams.
He has his spoon so now is happy and can eat some cake. I don't think that he actually ate to much. He had more fun playing with it.
He was even trying to ham it up.
It is tradition in Scott's family to have an Angel food cake.
They even have this really cute train that holds the candles. The train is also a tradition that was started by Matthew's Great Aunt Karyl when her boys were young (both of her boys are in their early 40's).
Matthew wanted to play with the candle again.
We had lots of fun and are still working on cleaning and putting everything away.
We would like everyone to know that our blog was originally started to help promote the OPEN part of our adoption. We started it to give Matthew's birthparents, their families and all our extended family a glimpse into our every day life and the joys of open adoption. We are blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Matthew's birthparents and their families and we would not want to jeopardize that relationship in any way. Scott and I both appreciate your support but we will not tolerate negative comments that are left regarding our other followers.