Wednesday, March 2, 2011

So I skipped February...

Life has been a little crazy around the Black Homestead lately. 
To catch up a bit, here's what we've been up to...

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!   God has been so good, and in His timing, He led us to the cutest little house in a perfect little neighborhood.  We closed at the beginning of the month, and started right away with replacing carpet, painting, changing light fixtures, unpacking, raking, adding gutters, putting in a microwave, etc.  It has been quite an undertaking...especially for someone in their third trimester.  I will do a post later with pictures of our new home.  It isn't fully decorated or anything yet, but at least you'd get the idea.  We are loving having our own privacy and space after living at church for almost a year!  Jonas loves his backyard, and since his birthday he's had some fun new outdoor toys to play with.  

I FAILED MY GLUCOSE TEST!!! :(  While everyone was busy making renovations (three days after we closed), I got to take the dreaded glucose test, and failed.  And I was so good about what I ate the day before despite the yummy SuperBowl Party treats that were tempting me.  I have to say I was devastated.  Mostly because a 3 hour test didn't fit nicely into my schedule, nor is it any fun! :(  Thankfully, when I took it a week later, I only failed one of the hours out of 4 so they said I did well enough to not have gestational diabetes.  Another answer to prayer.  I've tried to cut out a lot from my diet since then just to be sure, but I'm glad sweets aren't restricted for sure!  :)

VALENTINE'S BANQUET - Amidst wanting to be organizing and decorating at my house, I had to take a time out that first week of moving to buy food and decorations for our church's valentine's banquet.  Thankfully my mother in law was here to help and did the majority of the cooking for me.  Lots of folks helped me do the actual decorating on Thursday, and the teens did a fabulous job serving the adults on Friday night.  I don't have an exact total, but I am pretty sure the teens raised over $500 for camp.  It was a blessing all the positive feedback we got from everyone.  The food was delicious and everyone kept going on and on about the decorations.  I'm glad it was a success!  It sure was a lot of work! :)

28 Weeks - we took the pictures in our new backyard, but I never uploaded them...




So there you have it...my big ole belly at 28 weeks!  I'm getting pretty excited to meet little Jaxon Quinn on April 28th (they scheduled my c-section for that day).  

Another big celebration (other than closing on our house) was our Jonas turned TWO!  I can't believe how big he is getting!  Granted, he looks like a four year old.  Especially after the hack-job buzz cut I gave him on my own last night...yikes.  He is such a cutie!  He had his two year old checkup, and he weighed right at 40 pounds and was 37 3/4 inches tall.  Well over the 95th percentile, like always.  They measured his big ole head twice because the first measurement wasn't even on Dr. Wilkes' chart.  It was in fact smaller than originally measured, but still on the big side.  :)  I love my big-headed boy.   He got a Hep-A shot and blood drawn for a lead test.  Didn't even whimper for the finger prick.  The shot, a different story.  He loves the stickers they give him though, and hates having band-aids on his finger.  He kept trying to leave the room at the doctors office, I guess he thinks mommy needs more exercise.  The cutest things is when he sees a tongue depressor (or nail file for that matter), he opens wide and says, "ahhhhh."  He learns so much, and I hear new words/sentences almost daily. I'm amazed at how smart he is.  He loves to skype with his grandparents and play with matchbox cars.  His favorite movies are the Toy Story series movies.  We moved him into a toddler bed and moved his crib into Jaxon's room.  He's doing okay with that, and seems proud of his big boy bed.  Hopefully when he gets over this cold he'll sleep all night in it!  :)  He loves to chew (and swallow) gum and eat "kers" (aka, Suckers) for treats.  We had a birthday party for him in our backyard on Saturday.  It was interesting to say the least.  He lost interest in opening presents (what's wrong with him?!?! LOL!) and just took off around the house at one point! ;)  Mom had pizza and cupcakes for him one night last week when I was in NC for photoshoots and had some family come over to celebrate.  Here are a few pictures....

 Playing on his new toy from Poppy and Jo-Ma....

 Opening presents (while he was still interested)
 New clothes!! He got lots of cute new clothes! :)
 From Aunt LuLu and Uncle Clifton....
 Blowing out his candle in NC! :)
 He wanted to do it again and again and again....

 sitting on the potty! :) 
Giving Kash kisses! :)