Thursday, July 02, 2009

Time for an Update

Oh my! It's been a month since we posted last! It feels like it's flown by!
We're all moved and somewhat settled into the new house. We did lots of work (painting, carpet, etc.) before getting in. It was a bit crazy, but worth the effort (right, Adam??).
June has definately been a busy month. We moved. We had VBS for a week. Then Adam left on a backpacking trip (leaving a very pregnant woman home!). My parents came to visit during that time. And now, we're just trying to catch up from all of this!
Landon is 17 months old and learning so much these days. He thinks he can count. (When you ask him to count.....he says "2"....and that's it). We're working on the other numbers. He can tell you the sounds of a handful of different animals. He can point to a number of his body parts when asked. He's VERY active and doesn't sit still for long. He likes balls and anything with wheels. He's also learned how to throw tantrums. I think he whines and cries more now than when he was a small infant. Lovely. He's definately getting a personality and tries to be defiant at times....when we're walking hand-in-hand somewhere and he decides he doesn't want to go that direction, he just buckles his legs and falls to the ground. He's still very social and is happy frequently though. We're just seeing some new sides to him lately. Still not sure how he's going to take a newcomer into the house!

We're 2 1/2 weeks from the due date. Not sure what to think this time around. According to the Dr.'s office, I've only gained 23lbs. so far. Landon caused me to gain 33lbs. total. So, I'm quite a bit behind. Will this be another big boy? (To remind you, Landon was 10lbs. 4oz. at birth). We'll have to wait and see! Otherwise, sometimes I feel great and forget I'm pregnant and other days, I can hardly move and I feel like someone has mopped the floor with me. With all that we've been doing lately, I feel like this child has been very neglected when it comes to "thoughts," but I think that's somewhat how it goes when it's not your first child?! His room is all ready, although we still haven't decided on a name!

Anyways. There's always more to say, but I don't want this to be too long. I'll just try to post more frequently!


Anonymous said...

Hi Becca, Landon is a doll. I think he gets his good looks from his grandma Strahm.Don't tell her I said that LOL. You look great and so does Adam. Can't wait to see the new one. Paula

Anonymous said...

I just loved the updates! Everyone looks happy and healthy. I can't believe the difference in Landon just since my last visit! Wow, he is really looking less like a baby. I'm afraid he may be showing signs of the dreaded two year old but in a nicer sort of way than some kids. Thanks for taking the time to update us out of towners.

Anonymous said...

I think Dan would be a good name. Or maybe Daniel. .....or if you want something a little less him Monte. That would sound nice too.

aunt doreen said...

I check your blog daily as part of my computer activity list so it's really nice to finally see some updates! Yup, Landon is definitely working towards that number he knows! You look adorable with son number 2 taking all the spotlight in the picture! Maybe Landon and his brother are trying to tell you his name is "2". My dad said they have a baby named six at Trinity. I'm watching daily for the birth announcement. My bet is this baby is big (maybe bigger than Landon) and you are gaining baby weight and not as much extra pregnancy weight. So happy for you all and very glad you got settled before you have your hands full with two boys under 2!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I was surprised at Landon's little stubborn ways. I didn't see to much of that when we were there. He is such a cutie and so much fun. I guess he has to try his growing independence in typical toddler ways. Take care of yourself.
Love, Becca's Mom

Anonymous said...

You're all looking very good. Lucky you with flowers already growing. There is a fertilizer that is more acidic that you can put on hydrangias if you want them to turn blue/lavendar. But the pink is lovely, too. Maybe you are going to be surprised by a little girl. (If so, please let me say I told you so, but don't name her after me. She wouldn't like my name any more than I do.) How about the name Flora, for all those prophetic pink flowers.
Anyway, good luck to you and God give you a happy birth day for whoever he/she is.
Love, Aunt Roberta/Bobbie