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I've kept this secret long enough!

I have to announce that I am 11 weeks pregnant! Boy, was this one a surprise! Apparently we are good at surprises! I was a little upset at first, but now I am excited to have another child on the way.

This is not the best scanning in the world but I couldn't figure out how to make it bigger! I have been sick, and so lazy but at least I know why! I pray that everything goes well and we will have a healthy baby by Christmas this year!


Noah is 4!

I had this post in my mind but didn't know exactly what to say...I had played around with it for a while.

I cannot believe my first born is 4! Where did the time go? He is a challenge and such a reward! He can make me lose my mind and then melt my heart all in a matter of minutes. I am so glad that we decided not to send him to Pre-K this year and give me an extra year to do stuff with him. He will start going to a real Sunday school this Sunday and I cannot wait to find out what will come out of his mouth after that!

I remember when we found out that I was pregnant. We are apparently not good planners, or God knows better that we do! I think it is the latter! I was sad at first, for maybe 2 minutes, then so excited. We went ahead and told everyone! I knew like 3 days after missing my cycle that something was up. Then went to the doctor to confirm. I think my first sonogram was when we found out we were having a boy. My mom went with us. Andrew was so happy. I didn't care as long as we had a healthy baby. Then we got started on the room. We live in a 2 bedroom condo, so we had to do away with our office and make a nursery. My mom and Andrew painted the room and we had a shelf that goes all around the room put in by some people at church. I loved the room, and still do!

The day came and the doctor decided to induce with us knowing that a c-section may come because I had some hypertension with Noah. And he was BIG! So we went to the hospital early that morning on June 10, 2004. I had an epidural I believe around lunch time...but ever got any further that 6 cent. So the doctor around 5:30 decided to do a C-section. He was born at 6:14 pm weighing in a 9 lbs 3.5 oz. I cried like a baby the first time I saw him. I couldn't believe that little miracle was mine!

So here we are 4 years later...a lot has happened since then! We gave Noah a brother almost 3 years later, which I don't think he appreciates just yet! I love my boys and I'm so glad to have the opportunity to stay at home and raise them. I know I'm made mistakes with Noah, he is the first after all. But I hope that one day he will forgive me! I love him so much and wish him a happy birthday!


Noah's 4th Birthday

It is Noah's 4th birthday today! I cannot believe he is 4 already! Where has time gone? I will post another post tomorrow. I have one written out at home...we are at my parents house right now for cake! Happy Birthday to my big boy! I love you!



I have been here, just not getting on the computer too much the last few days. Saturday we went to Savannah for a family wedding. We went down to the beach after the wedding for my mom to take some "beach" pictures of us. A few turned out really well!

Sunday I actually went to church. By myself...with the boys. I was a little late, but I made it! I'm glad I made it. The sermon was great. It was about T-shirt wearing Christians. My pastor made a metaphor, if that is the right word, to how people go on trips and bring back t-shirts like "My parents went to The Grand Caymans and all I got was this lousy t-shirt." It really made a lot of sense. All about how people get saved and instead of telling people about how God is working in their life and living in victory, they complain about how bad life is. His point was if you are truly saved you would be walking victoriously WITH God and not talking about it like it was a memory! Really Good! I guess you could say he stepped on my toes with that one!

Noah started swimming lessons yesterday. He did really good! There were only 3 kids in his half of the class so far. I think they are supposed to have 5 but I guess 2 didn't show up. It sounded like they were brothers so I don't know what happened to them. Maybe they will be there today. He was so excited about the class and he couldn't stop talking about it the rest of the night!

Jonah is becoming quickly Mr. Independent but still wants Mommy around. A lady at church that loves to get him during the service came and got him, but had to bring him back. I think that separation anxiety is starting to hit. He has never really cried to come back to me!

I will try to take a picture of Noah today at the pool. I'm not sure but another parent was taking a picture yesterday and it sounded like you aren't supposed to take pictures...which I think is dumb! You should be able to take a picture of anything monumental in your child's life, so we will see. See you all soon!