Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Its a No

So the bank accepted another offer on the house. So its back to the drawing board. We're checking out another house on Friday. I'll keep you posted.

~JRC and baby~

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Waiting to hear

We placed an offer on the house. So now we're just waiting patiently to see if the bank likes it. I'm so anxious about it. I am so in love with this house. I am already picturing our life there. Pool parties for the kids, hosting family gatherings, planting our family roots. To say that I won't be devastated if we don't get it is an understatement. So we'll see. They have until Monday to get back to us (I think.)

Noah's on this new kick of staying up late or waking up early. He had been getting up at 5 am for a few days but last night he didn't go to bed until 3 am. He sobbed from 11-3am. I just can't handle this. We'll see if he nips this one in the bud.

I'm doing really well with this pregnancy. I'm exhausted, of course but I'm not as sick as I was with Noah. I'm able to eat pretty much anything. I get nauseated every once and a while but its tolerable. I think my belly stopped growing, which is nice. I'm not ready to look really pregnant yet so the fact that I'm in a standstill is cool. I go back to the doctor on the 11th to hear the heartbeat!!! And according to the Chinese Gender Chart, I'm having a girl!!! Now its only 90% accurate but it was dead on with Noah. That would completely excite me because I've already decorated the nursery in my head. But don't get me wrong...I'd love another boy too. There's something so adorable about little boys. But a girl would be AWESOME!!!

John starts a new job on Monday. No more WaMu stress. He's working with United Healthcare doing something with student insurance policies. Shannon loves it there so it has to be a great place. I'm excited that he'll be at a place that isn't so stressful and where he isn't nervous about being fired every week.

I'll post belly pics soon. We've sorta slacked in that department.

~JRC and baby~

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Final Word

John and I had our first official OBGYN appointment today. After a week full of cramping and abdominal pain, they sent me for an ultrasound just to check things out. We found out that we have 1 (and only 1) little baby growing up inside me. The baby measured smaller than we figured. Since ultrasounds this early in pregnancy are the most accurate in regards to dates, we've changed our dates. So instead of being a little over 8 weeks (by dates) we're officially 7 weeks 5 days (by measurements). I'm due August 29th. The midwife we saw today (who is a spitting image of Dr French) told me my uterus knows what its doing and thats why I'm already showing and I'm cramping. She made us feel really comfortable. John was the first to say he liked her, and he's a hard one to please. So we're taking it one day at a time and praying for a girl.

Noah's doing really well with speech. He really likes his therapist. She's noticed a huge increase in his language in one week. Now he's babbling all the time. Sometimes I just want him to stop talking but I know that he needs to keep it up. He'll be a cute little talker once we're all done with this.

On to other news....the house that we've had our eye on for over a year now has finally dropped to a great price. We're checking into all details and hoping to place an offer sometime in the near future. So many amazing changes are on the horizon for our family.

Here's hoping you're having a great week!!!
JRC and baby

Monday, January 5, 2009


Welcome to our new blog. I've decided to get with the times and start a blog for our family. This way everyone can keep up with our busy lives. Plus it will give me a chance to blog about my new pregnancy....yes I said pregnancy. John and I are pregnant with our second child!!! We're so excited!!! I think I'm almost 8 weeks at this posting date but I'm really showing so maybe I've miscalculated and got a false negative on a test. All I know is that I'm huge and I'm not throwing up (thank you Jesus!!!!). I'll keep you posted on all things baby as the next few months go by.

Noah turns 2 next week. I can't believe that he's so grown up. He is a little boy now. He's also testing Mommy every chance he can. But he does it so cutely. He's still not talking so we start Speech Therapy tomorrow. Ms Barb is coming to play with us tomorrow morning. Hopefully Noah will really take to her and we'll start to see an improvement in his speech.
Well its off to play with Noah and our dogs (yes dogs....we just adopted a Retriever/Chow mix puppy....who is sucking my will to live). I'll post pics of Jack soon.
I hope everyone has a blessed day!!!
Jessica (and baby)