Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time Flies!!!

Wow!  I can' hardly believe that we are quickly approaching the holidays!  We are busy preparing for visits with family and celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas in the following few weeks.  It will be an exciting Holiday season this year!  I can't wait to see the excitement in Jonas's eyes as he experiences Christmas and winter time!

The past few months have been busy with lots of little things around out house!  We have spent some time visiting with great friends, visited the zoo with Jonas, and our biggest project was reclaiming the messy spare room.  Over the past two and a half years that Steve and I have lived in our home, our third bedroom has gradually grown more and more messy and cluttered.  Unfortunately, I have heard that this happens even more once you have children!

With our little three bedroom home, we have our room, the nursery, which will be Joelle's room, and now we have transformed the spare room into Jonas's room!  I won't be sharing a 'before' picture, as it is quite embarrassing how it looked before!  Here are a few photos of how his room looks now!  I still hope to put up some more pictures on the walls and get some curtains to cover the windows, but you get the general idea of what it will look like!

Jonas is not yet sleeping in his toddler bed, as he is only 14 1/2 months old.  We set up his room so that he will get used to everything and start to attach to this room more than his 'baby' room where he is still sleeping.  We only have one crib, so we intend to switch Jonas over just after Joelle is born.  I found an inexpensive bassinet in the past few months that will work wonderfully for Joelle for her first few months.  So far, his transition into his 'big-boy room' has gone very well!  Every morning when I get Jonas out of his crib, he wiggles out of my arms and runs into his new room to play!  

On Monday, I will have reached my 30th week of pregnancy.  I can hardly believe how quick this pregnancy has gone by!  It seems like it was just yesterday that Steve and I were praying for the possibility of a second child, and here we are nearly 10 weeks from welcoming our daughter into the world.  The pregnancy is going very smoothly, and there are no medical complications to be concerned with.  I am amazed, though, how much more tired I am this time around!  I think that chasing a toddler around has added to my tired-ness!

Here are some photos of Jonas these past few months.  He is growing up so fast!  

Please continue to keep us in your prayers over the next 10 weeks as we continue to prepare for Joelle's arrival.  There is still a lot that needs to be done before she gets here and I am hoping to finish the major things this month!