Well, first things first.... Good news today at the Doctors, everything is progressing very well with the baby. We had a good strong heartbeat of 160!!! So I feel like I can take a sigh of relief till I start worrying about the big ultrasound May 27. I am just believing that the delays in the beginning didn't harm the baby and praying for 10 fingers and 10 toes! I'll keep you updated... and by the way everyone around here thinks its a little girl ( but I have been wrong with my gender guesses here lately ) - we will find out soon enough though!
Jack has been his usually busy self - although he is taking a 4 hour nap right now! Yesterday when Brendan picked him up from nursery the teacher told Brendan the she was amazed at how well he behaved and how polite he was! She bragged at what a joy he was to keep!!! Wow, how encouraging that is to hear as a parent. Somedays I feel like we go round and round - spanking, time-out, spanking, time-out. I know that in order to shepard Jack the way the God calls us to as parents requires those difficult days, but can I tell you how nice it is to see the fruits of your labor!! Especially since we have made the joyful sacrifice for me to stay home so we can ensure that Jack is "being trained in the way he should go". My paycheck comes in the form of a little boy who is learning to follow the steps of his Heavenly Father. Can I tell you, I'll cash that pay check anyday before the one that requries a bank. Sure, we live in a smaller house, we own 1 vehicle, I can't tell you when the last time I went shopping, and I also can't tell you how many times we have been asked, " so where are you guys going to put another baby??".... Those things mean NOTHING in the real scheme of things. Of couse I struggle with those desires ( and I am beginning to wonder where we are going to put another baby =) but, I'll take those struggles to watch a little boy put his hands together to bow and pray and to hear a sweet AMEN and to hear from his Sunday school teacher that he is such a sweet spirited little boy!
Now, just a few of the latest pictures. I laugh because most of you have pictures of your child growing up in the rocking chair.. I have pictures of Jack growing up in his car!