Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big News!!!

Our family has BIG news to share with the world:
That's right folks, we are expecting baby #2!  The due date is November 7...which means I am currently 12 weeks along (right at the end of the first trimester).  So far, it's been another easy pregnancy - no morning sickness, just some fatigue from time to time and cravings for all things with cheese.  We are so excited (and nervous) to have children so close in age.  Hubby loved growing up with sibling that were all within two years of age and our hope for our family is to have the same.  Growing up as an only child, I am excited to give my children the gift of siblings (and the rivalry that comes with it).  It looks like we're in for a wild ride! 

Since our family is going through so much change and growth, we have decided Hubby will continue teaching and we will remain where we are for a least another full year.  Hubby is very thankful to have a great, solid job (even if it does mean the headaches that come with dealing with classrooms full of teenagers). 

In other great family news, Hubby will be teaching Algebra I in summer school!  We were really hoping he would be awarded a summer school position and are excited for the relaxed hours but extra income! 

Friday, April 23, 2010

2010...the last four months

Here are a few snapshots to sum up January, February, March, and most of April!  I always intend to be better about updates than I am...sorry! 

Rockin' the hat from "Uncle" Jeff.  (mid January)
Little Man's first big snow in late January.  He didn't seem too impressed, but Brady loved it!  We also lost our heat during this storm.  Brady and Little Man ended up in our bed for the night - "cozy" wouldn't be the word for it.  Thankfully our neighbor was able to fix it the next morning.
Happy baby in a box.
Krispy Kreme's newest spokesperson. 
In March Jackson took "swimming" lessons.  The first class we both went in the water with him.  After that, I let Hubby be the only one in with him.  The water was too cold for me. :)
My handsome boys.
Swimming lessons are now over, so Little Man has to settle for playing in the bathtub.  He doesn't seem to mind.  He could splash around in there for an hour if we let him!
For Easter, we went to my parents' house in Blacksburg.  Little Man enjoyed Oma's wonderful pancakes for the first time.
I read somewhere that every child is gifted in some way.  We're quite convinced that Little Man's gift is eating.  We haven't found a single food he doesn't like, he is very good about chewing, and loves to feed himself.  His large motor skills are average (he just started crawling this week - and turned 8 months on Tuesday), but his fine motor skills are advanced.  He has been able to pick up food (cheerios, banana pieces, avocados, etc) with his thumb and forefinger and get it in his mouth deliberately for over a month.  Now we just have to be careful to make sure only the right things make it in his mouth.
Little Man and Brady sharing a snack of cheerios and bananas.

We're planning a family trip to the Norfolk Zoo next week!  I intend to post those pictures right away, so please check back by mid-week.