Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Congrats, Jennie and Matt! Thanks everyone! It was great to see you all!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Amy was supposed to have an appointment with our midwife the day after the gender-revealing sonogram, but as we were packing up to leave, the ultrasound tech said that Katie (our midwife) wanted to see us that day. I thought, "Great...that makes sense. Why have us come back tomorrow for our regular visit when you can see us today?" Amy thought, "Something is up." Amy was right.
The afternoon before we were to go in for the advanced ultrasound, we got a call from the doctor's office. It was Katie and she called to say that someone had made a mistake. We're not sure who made it, but whoever did it classified Amy as an insulin-dependent diabetic...which she is not. When that was done, it changed all of the formulas and the data. Thus, the incorrect diagnosis.
Needless to say, we were very relieved. We were so glad to hear that our little gal was ok. Since then, we've had a few people ask if we were mad at the doctor's office (or the lab) for making the mistake. On the contrary, we've been very thankful for it. Amy passed the trial with flying colors. It was really cool to watch God help her to control her thoughts and emotions over those two days. I'm not sure that she worried at all. I was thankful for the experience because it reminded me that God is actively calling us to commune with Him. I kind of felt like He was waving a flag at me and saying, "Hey. I'm willing to get your attention because I love you and want you to seek me." I definitely prayed more during those two days. I'm not completely sure why He brought this little trial, but He certainly got our attention! I have felt closer and more mindful since then.
Back to other things. We are looking at pictures on our tv right now and we've seen some pictures of Gus scrolling through. He's such a cute little boy. Amy just this minute commented that she doesn't want him to grow up. I guess it's because he's at such a fun stage right now. He's really a little boy now at 22 months. It's amazing. Oh, and he's such a good kid. So obedient and funny and curious and tender and smart....and exhausting and frustrating and tiring. I can't imagine loving another kid like we love him. I know we will, but right now it's a mysterious concept to try and grasp.
Our goal is to have him potty-trained before baby 2 arrives. He's showing a little more interest lately, but we'll see what happens. Ultimately, it's up to him, isn't it?
Climbing, but never a vehicle far from his hands.
A taste of his funny side. He thinks it's so funny to walk around with things in his mouth.
This year, our vacations will all hit closely together. I guess it's partly by design and partly because of our families. At the end of May, we took a trip down to Fort Lauderdale...just us. If you live in Chattanooga and you haven't flown Allegiant you are MISSING OUT. The three of us flew direct, roundtrip to FL for a grant total of $208 after bags and taxes. I'm not sure we could have driven down for that much. It was a really fun trip. The only bad part was coming back. Usually I don't mind coming home, but that transition was especially hard for me. The grass needed to be mowed, work was looming, the cats somehow managed to get fleas, etc. Anyway, back to the trip.
Prepping for the trip.
Jennifer with us at the southernmost point of the USA!
We were fortunate to be able to spend Memorial Day with my dad's cousins, an aunt and a couple of other people in FL that are related somehow or another. It was a group that I don't get to see often and we really enjoyed our time with them. I would say that it was one of the highlights of our trip.
Hanging out on our balcony in the a.m.
Behind his amazing, double-defended, water accesible fort. We think he may be an engineer when he grows up.
Again, never a car far from his hand!
Day Trip to Key West
Sunset stroll in Mallory Square
If we look hot, it's because it was...well...very hot.
You can't go to Key West without getting Key Lime Pie! Supposedly this place had the best three years running. It was pretty good, but different from what we were used to. Well worth it though.
We went to a game with 3,000 of our closest friends. Note the very empty stands. It was so strange to be in such an empty stadium. Good game though.
So that sums up some of our recent exploits. Hopefully, we'll do a better job keeping you all up to date in the future.