Sick Mommy...Sick baby

The past few days I've been fighting an awful cold...now that I'm nearing the end of it, it seems Keaton is catching his first cold :( My sweet little man made it almost 9 months without being sick. He was up all night screaming (which doesn't help sick mommy get better!!) Luckily my mom has been in town all weekend to give me a bit of a break and help me help Keaton ...Thanks Bebe! :)


Keaton's First Christmas Weekend!

Keaton had a very busy first Christmas weekend. We headed up to VA Friday night and spent the night with the grandparents and then Saturday morning headed to Roanoke to see Great-Grandma Connie. After that we took lunch out to my mom's and had Christmas with her. Keaton got a ton of great gifts from her and he especially loved his new walker toy! When Keaton decided he was done, we headed back to Zach's parents and had dinner there and opened up our gifts after Keaton went to bed.

Sunday afternoon, after Keaton refused to nap, he "opened" his plethora of gifts! He had such a great time!


Another New Journey!!!

Well, we found out this week that we're having an "addition" to our journey! That's right! Baby Jones #2 is on the way! Total surprise and shock!!! We're very excited that God has decided to bless us with another baby! It might be a surprise to us, but it has been in His plans since the beginning of time and was not a surprise to Him :)

Zach loves the story of how we found out and I'm sure he'd love it if I shared it here. So here goes:

Keaton woke up (very) early Tuesday morning and the night before, I didn't feel right (who doesn't feel good after spaghetti, pregnant women! haha) so I was planning on testing that morning. I ran to the bathroom before nursing Keaton, did my thing, nothing showed, so I tossed it. I came back to bed after feeding Keaton and let Zach know that I was NOT pregnant!

A bit later, I went to the bathroom and decided to "double check...just in case..." There were two lines on that test. So, we waited for the Dollar Tree to open and Keaton & I ran and bought 2 more tests. Came home and sure enough, they were both positive!

So I made a onesie for Keaton that said, "I'm the big brother" (see below) and had him wear it when Zach got home from work.

Zach took one look and said, "What's that supposed to mean? I thought we WEREN'T ... RIGHT?" I showed him the test and all he could say was "wow" ...over and over :)

So, that's how Zach found out :)

I'm figuring I'm about 6 weeks along at this point, putting our due date at early August. Becuase I had to have a c-section w/ Keaton, I'm hoping to be able to try for a VBAC this go round and get this baby out the "right" way, haha!

I'm feeling pretty good. Just not so great after I eat. Which is about the same as I felt with Keaton - another boy (yay?!) haha :)
So, Merry Christmas to us! hahah! :)
Please pray for us as we start a new adventure! (2 under 2, oh dear!) Prayers for a safe & healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery, a healthy baby (and no more morning sickness!!) :)


Our busy year!

Well, mostly, our year has been filled with Keaton and the joy he has brought us! He was born April 8th, 2007 at 9:05am (after 2.5 days of labor! haha) He was born with a head full of red hair that has only continued to grow fuller and redder! He turned 8 months old today! It's so hard to believe! He's had a full 8 months as well! 2 weddings (in VA and TN), 2 beach trips (August and October), he started solids at 4 months (shortly after our 1st beach trip), he started crawling in October (at our 2nd beach trip) and pulling up on EVERYthing that same weekend. The following week he started cruising along the furniture and now, 6 weeks later, he is an old pro - rarely taking hard falls and when he does fall - it's the funniest thing to him (usually!) He has brought us so much joy in these 8 months! Time has flown by (minus that 6 week long spell of colic that brought no sleep and many tears, from him and myself!) Here are some pictures from the past 8 months:

Just moments old! (4.8.07)

Our little family on Mother's Day, 2007

Our little family taking Christmas pictures at the mall, early November, 2007

Keaton's new "big boy" car seat! (he looks so tiny!) (12.8.07)

Merry Christmas Zach!

For months (almost 9 now!) Zach has wanted to start a blog for the world to keep up with our little family. I wasn't thrilled with the idea, I really didn't want my child's face (or mine! haha!) plastered all over the internet. But I know how much Zach would love this....


Merry Christmas Honey!!!

I've been working on this for awhile...made a great one...decided not to do it and deleted it...started over..."I'm not up to anything" and I forgot to hit save...and had to start all over...Finally, I'm back at it :)