Tuesday, February 18, 2014

10 Months.

Happy TEN months Miss Firecracker.

She is a CRAWLER and a MOVER!

Why hello there!

Sometimes you just have to go find things in the middle of breakfast.

Pantry party.

Lima Bean playing with my childhood cradle.

Lima Bean put Firecracker's hat on her... almost got it!

Lima Bean asked Daddy to get her some cashews.... and this is what she got!

A very nice block tower.

Too cool.

We've had some really pleasant weather the past few days. Wahoo!

It was a no clothes tea party kind of night...

Warming up by the fire after her tea party.

There are no words....

Our future artist. I asked Lima Bean to draw me a circle. I'm so proud. :)

A family walk.

Blurry morning snuggles.

Reading time!

Looks like we're ready to go see the GA gang! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Uh Oh!

It was 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve. I was nursing an awful cold, Andrew was at work, and both girls were busy little bees.

I had no intention of ringing in the New Year this way, but God had better plans. I had my suspicions, even earlier that day when I was doing a little shopping and everything seemed to fit a little differently around the waist. So I did the only thing I knew I could do, and it turned out my suspicions were correct.

Yep, that's right! Baby Jones #3 will be gracing us with his/her presence the beginning of September! After a slight panic attack, a few moments of total disbelief (even after two additional tests), and some tears, I got up the nerve to send Andrew a text with the above photo. "This is NOT a joke," I said. He, too, had a moment, but, as always, was very comforting and supportive.

Needless to say, we were SHOCKED. I didn't have a clue how far along I was, because there was no timeline for me to go off of (if you catch my drift here....). I called the doctor the following week (and after about five more tests just to double check) to set up an appointment. The appointment was set for two weeks later. 

Well it's now been two weeks since I had my first appointment, and, sure enough, those tests don't lie! It turns out I am currently 10 weeks along. I had my first ultrasound at the appointment (yay!) to find out how far along I was. There is something so special about the first moment you see your precious baby on the ultrasound machine. Up to that moment, I was still very skeptical about how I was going to function with three children under the age of three, but once I heard that heartbeat, I was sold. And even if I won't be able to function, God will get us through it. 

Hello there little booger.

I still have my moments of panic (esp in the morning as I lie in bed, wishing for just a few more minutes of shut eye), but God is so gracious and His mercies are new every morning. I'm trusting in that promise as we prepare for this third blessing over the next seven months, and even more so, I'm praying that God will remind me of that once I feel like life is officially over in eight months. Haha!

So to clear things up just in case.... 1) no, we were not trying for another baby yet, 2) yes, we know where babies come from, and 3) don't let the title of this blog post fool you - we are thrilled. :)

"The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad." Psalm 126:3

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Fun So Far.

Hi all. It's still snowing here, and COLD (-10 this morning). Brrrr!

Lima Bean took it upon herself to display her beautiful work of art.

Just a typical morning for us... the parents trying to get a few more zzzzzz's in before the day starts!

She can't stay away from the snow... even in church clothes.

Helping daddy clear the driveway.

"Mommy, look!"

Firecracker is thrilled that she doesn't have to help shovel the driveway.

Check out those lashes!

They are becoming inseparable.

She sticks that tongue out all the time these days.

Sometimes when you're in a pinch to finish up dinner, you do what you have to do to keep the babe happy... dinner on the floor. 

It was so cold today that biscuits were a must-have.

Sometimes you have to eat your soup... in a pot... in a basket... ?

I'm really not trying to brag, I'm just impressed... Lima Bean completed this whole book with hardly any help!

It's hump day! Wahoo!! Cue hump day dance... (whatever that is)...