Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bama Bound?!--Hopefully!! :)

We found out on Friday that we will be moving to Alabama around April. On of Shawn's Professor of Military Science, Colonel Atencio, made some calls and requested Shawn to work at UNA ROTC from April until he begins grad school. He is such an awesome person!! So James and I will be traveling to Alabama very soon to look for a house. I just hope we can find something soon so we can get moving. Shawn has the bright idea to move us and I told him I don't want to hear a word about how much stuff we have or how tired he is!! The Army will move us for free and pack us so he has NO excuse. We shall see. He is SO stubborn!! I'm pretty useless between being pregnant and having a 2 year old constantly around I can't get much done.

My next dr. appt is the 12th of March and then the ultrasound comes after that so we are hoping to find out what we are having before we move to AL. Switching insurance can sometimes be a hassle.

I think we both are excited to live closer to family...I think Shawn is more excited about the fishing :). It will be nice to finally not have to spend our vacations stretched visiting home. Now people can come visit us for a change. :).

The only possible drawback will be if our house doesn't rent. It officially goes on the market March 1 so we will see. We are so broke that if nothing happens we will have to reconsider going to AL and possibly going back to NC.

God answered our prayers in His own time so we'll see what else is in store for us!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The family that bikes together....

Today was a great day. Shawn had bought me a bicycle for Christmas and I had yet to ride so we went and got him a bike and James a trailer to pull behind the bike. We also got the trailer b/c it doubles as a double jogger. So after James nap today we rode about 4 miles around the neighborhood. It was fabulous!! James enjoyed it a lot but his helmet (yes we make him wear one) kept sliding down but we'll get it right next time. Shawn trailed him this time b/c more than likely I'll use it more than him. He was awesome for doing so!! He said it was harder pulling 35 lbs of baby behind but not too bad. Only bad part is when Shawn had to come out of the saddle to get up the hill James lil head bobbed awful so we have to work on it. We both run and do ellipticals but biking was a whole new adventure for us. We loved it!! Everytime Shawn stopped he said "no, ride more" he was so cute!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hurry up and Wait :)

Well we know that CPT Career Course ends March 20 but we are unsure what we will be doing after that point. Shawn could take S-6 course until end of May but he doesn't want to and neither do I. I want to get settled by June wherever we are going for many reasons. One to allow James to get adjusted to new home and new area before another baby is brought there, Two for me to get established with a doctor prior to me giving birth preferably, Three to have time to unpack and get the nursery and James room put together. I probably still woudl be stressing even if I weren't pregnant but the uncertainty of when or where is the hardest part for me right now. We'd hoped to be in AL but nothing is definite because of a gap in time. But we are working on that and pray that things will work out where we cn get out of here sooner than we hoped!!
if we are in AL we will be near family and they can always help us unpack :)

James is now almost 28 months old. he is quite the talker...and I mean ALL THE TIME :). When I run or walk with him I just would love not to hear a thousand questions b/c I feel I HAVE to respond or he thinks I am ignoring him. So hard pushing 35 lbs and jogging while talking :). He is such a sweet boy though. He says his blessing at each meal and prays at night for everyone. he loves to give kisses and hugs. He is slowly potty training and does better telling us when he has to use #2 than #1...which is odd. He usually holds his pee until we ask so we try to ask often. He is getting the knack of it though. he is truly my angel and I can't imagine life w/o him.

I am now officially 15 weeks pregnant and LOVING it. Definitely different this time around because I enjoy it more. Not sure if it was work or the constant pressure to remain thin evenw hile pregnant before but it is so enjoyable this time. I find myself admiring my growing belly often in the mirror. :). We won't find sex out for probably at least another month which is KILLING me. O fcourse we want HEALTHY baby but we want our lil' girl. But if God wants us to have another boy we will be fine too. But this will be it for us. two is good and is definitely hard enough with a husband who is gone 15 months at a time :) and no family around to help most of the time.

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Shawn and I have been married almost 10 years. We married right before he commissioned out of college so we have gone thru military life together. Not always easy but makes you appreciate the time together. We have one son, James, who was born in Nov. 2006. Ethan was born July 2009 That's it for us! Two is a good number.


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