Thursday, September 17, 2009

Baby Boy #2

Baby boy #2 is on his way and will making his grand entrance into the world on November 14th at 9:00am...or at least that's when we are scheduled to be at the hospital.

With less than two months until we get to meet our son I am finding myself overcome with emotion. Just today, after putting James down for a nap I started thinking about our new little man (as he kicked and wiggled in my tummy) and I couldn't hold back the tears. I am just so excited to have another son. A whole new person with his own personality, smile, giggle, smell and heart.

When I first found out I was pregnant with this little man I was excited but I wondered how I would love another child the way I love James. Today that has completely changed and I feel foolish for ever having that thought. I already love our littlest man more than I can put into words and I praise the Lord for giving us this unexpected little blessing. Just as my mom used to say about me when I was little (I was also an unexpected blessing) I never knew how much I needed this little guy until God brought him into our family and now I can't imagine our family without him.

I remember a woman that I know talking about children awhile back and how she feels like God gives us a whole new heart for each of our children as they come along. She talked about how you don't think you will have enough love or enough room in your heart for a new baby so God just gives you another heart that can be filled up for that new little blessing. I finally get this and I can't wait to meet him.....and tell you all his name.

Monday, September 14, 2009

What's up?

Well the camera died this weekend so we might not have any photographic updates for awhile, sorry grandmas. But I can tell you what we're up to.

I am a little less than two months away from being a mommy of two little men (on the outside)and I can't wait. My belly has swollen to the point where it's much harder to get in and out of bed (which has to happen a lot due to my pregnancy bladder) and I'm noticing that I cry a lot easier these days (poor Ryan). The baby and I are both doing really well and it would seem that we have a very strong little man on our hands; so I'm gearing up for another newborn that is stronger than me.

James is also growing like crazy. He is taller and taller every day and a little sweeter as well. Of course he's picked up a few bad habits here and there (biting and screaming to name a couple) but we're trying to reign him in with some good old fashion discipline and of course a lot of prayer.

James has become an excellent cuddler as well. I've found that if I lie on the floor these days he can't help himself, after a few minutes of watching me from afar he has to come on over and snuggle up next to me, I love this.

Another new development is his vocabulary, he now knows more words than I can count and it's just getting bigger. Every day he hears some new word or perhaps he finally gets up the courage to try it on for size, so I am constantly hearing the sweet sound of my young sons voice telling me about the world. Amazing. He's also very curious and wants to know what everything is so we spend a lot of the day with him pointing to things where ever we are and me telling him the name...over and over again. :-)

On to the man of the house. Ryan is still working hard every day for our family and I can't tell you how proud I am of him as a husband, father and worker. In the morning when he leaves for work James and I pray for Daddy's day and that he would glorify God through his work, his words and his actions. Now I know he is far from perfect, but I really am proud of the man he has become and the man that God is working him out to be.

So there you have it, the cuddly little man, the crazy pregnant girl and the hard working, hard loving man of the house.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More pictures...including a belly shot.

I swear I'll try to actually write out an update or something soon but for now I've at least got some pictures to post.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day at the Zoo

This morning we drove into Seattle and spent the day at the zoo. James loves animals almost as much as he loves cars and trucks these days (he is a true boy) so we thought it would be fun for him and let's be honest, fun for us too. Here are some pictures from our day.

2009-09-05 Zoo Day