Friday, April 25, 2008

Our 2 kids!

I had an ultrasound yesterday of our wee one. The baby seems healthy and has no physical deformities that she could tell. The nurse was checking for down syndrome specifically as a standard procedure and I will take more blood work in 4 weeks to be sure everything is good there. They noticed my placenta is a little low so they want to take another ultrasound in 4 weeks as well to see if it has shifted. No lifting objects heavier than 20 lbs. except Jaron (21/22 lbs.) when I need to. (That may be difficult since we're starting to pack up boxes and move things over to the house.) So if you look closely at the ultrasound photo (sorry not the best take), you can see that the baby is putting his/her hand up over the face. You can see little fingers. He/she was moving around a lot too. It's so amazing to see that.
And Jaron was in the best spirits this morning after breakfast, I just had to add in this picture of him too.
So those are our two kids! Hard to believe I'm a mother of two.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Homeowning and Spring time

Yes! We are officially homeowners! Many of you have been asking about it and we apologize for not saying so sooner. As soon as we got the keys to the house, we started packing up boxes and taking things over that have been in storage. Jeremy has been (and will be for the next month in a half) over at the house about 4 times a week working on it (tearing down wallpaper, working on the electric, spackling and painting, fixing the roof, etc.) so he's been rather busy. He goes over straight from work, so he has looong days. It will be a busy, difficult time for us since Jaron and I don't get to see much of him, but it is only a season. We hope to start moving in by mid-May.
The weather here has been beautiful and warm. Spring has arrived! I find some relief from pregnancy sickness and taking care of a toddler by going outside in God's beautiful creation and soaking in some fresh air. We've been going to the park which is nearby where we live now. Jaron just LOVES being outside. He explores everything. Here are some pictures of our park time last week.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Settlement Settles Everything

Today, Mary and I did a final walk-through on the house that we are purchasing. The excitement really hits home when we are able to see the empty house and imagine ourselves living in it, raising our kids in it, spending summers playing in the backyard, etc. Needless to say, we are really excited about this house!

Settlement is tomorrow afternoon (Monday). We are highly blessed by our Lord who allowed us to see this house, make an offer, have the offer accepted after a long period of waiting, and then guided us into an FHA mortgage with a low rate (thanks to the fed cut!).

We'll post pictures at some point, so check back in. Also, we'll give updates on the remodeling progress, as there is a bit of work to do to it right off the bat - primarily electric and painting.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

He's walking!

Jaron is now walking! Once he started he didn't stop. He hardly ever crawls anymore. It seems like the crawling stage was so short. Our little baby is growing up so fast. He will be 13 months on Tuesday. He still has no teeth, but I think I can feel one of his top teeth trying to pop out. I have a feeling it will all happen at once. My pregnancy is going fine as far as I know. I am almost finished with my 10th week. I am more sick this pregnancy than I was with Jaron. It's been hard taking care of a, well... practically a toddler now and taking care of myself. I just can't wait until it passes, hopefully by the second trimester. Anyway, here is a video of Jaron walking. The world should see how great he's adjusted to his new discovery. He just loves being mobile.

Tim & Melissa's visit

Even though it was a couple weeks ago that Tim and Melissa came through our area for a visit, I thought I would share some pictures of our time. They got to see Jaron taking his beginning steps. We enjoyed having you guys!
This pictures was taken at our grandparents house when they were visiting VA. That huge electronic device that Tim is posing with is the biggest TV remote I have ever seen!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Family gatherings

Last week we had family from out of town visit. Tim and Melissa came from Chicago to do some site seeing in Philadelphia, so Mom, Dad, Tiffany and Jarrid (her boyfriend) came down from upstate NY so we could all have a little reunion. We joined at Dan and Geniene's house. It was very nice to be together again. We never know when the next opportunities like this will happen (exept on the holidays), so it is best to take advantage when we have the chance. It was neat to see Eli and Jaron interacting. As Jaron gets older and is more mobile, he loves watching his cousin and follow him, even though it's very difficult for him to keep up most of the time. I thought I'd post some pictures of our evening.