Thursday, September 27, 2007

Boy #2

Joel and I had our first sonogram yesterday afternoon and found out that we have been blessed with another baby boy! Yup, Samuel will have his sidekick this January. Now we are stuck trying to pick out the perfect name for Sam's little brother; and it took us forever to come up with Samuel's name. Errr...we have already sought help from a baby name book and have started to come up with some possible name variations. I am so excited at this point. I can feel the baby moving around like crazy, and soon we will have a name for the baby boy waiting to see us.

Now when I go to the store I can think of all the things that we will need for this second child. I can oooh and ahhh over soft blankies, snuggly baby clothes, and a much needed bassinet. I am thankful that we shouldn't have to purchase to many items, however Samuel was born in the late spring while this baby is going to be born in the dead of winter. So it looks like winter clothes are in store for us to seek out. I can't wait! My bundle of joy will be here soon and Sam will be blessed to know what it is like to have companionship with a brother. They will surely make quite a pair to see.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Change of Weather

The older I get the more I enjoy the fall season. Christmas is 3 months away but I am already feeling the Christmas spirit. I'm excited to be in comfy hoodie sweatshirts and to wait for that next little kick or roll from my developing baby. I also have my first sonogram to look forward to at the end of this month. We are dying to see what sex we will be blessed with for this birth. I also will graduate with a bachelor of science with a concentration in business healthcare administration the end of October. As you can see there are all sorts of milestones to look forward to this fall. But until then we will enjoy daily walks, which will now be refreshing, and I can fix my Mom's homemade baked potato soup with bread bowls, MY FAVORITE! Hot chocolate indulgences will now feel right at any time of the day, and so will baking some of my favorite goodies. Yes, fall is knocking at my front door.

I look at Sam and can't believe how much he has grown and how quickly time passes. Recently he has been fighting the aches and pains of new teeth coming in, and believe me, he has made up for only having 2 teeth up until he was one. We now have 4 on the top and 4 on the bottom. He can finally take bites of food instead of gumming it to death. Sam can also say a few words: Blue, Dog, Bird, Hot, Gus, More, but mostly he likes to make a 'Gung Gung' sound and point at what he wants. I suppose he will talk when he is good and ready. We have also started making attempts at sitting on the potty; which I realize is early but I'm determined to have him potty trained by the time baby number two comes along. He looks so cute sitting on the big boy potty! We sit in between diaper changes and I figured it couldn't hurt. If he happens to go, we will try and make a big ordeal out of it so that maybe he'll understand what he is doing.

The holidays will be so much fun this year. The pumpkin patch he'll enjoy walking around on his own and being active in the festivities. At Christmas time Sam's expressions will be priceless, and I don't want to forget the arrival of our next bundle of joy after the new year! The time really will fly away.