Thursday, January 8, 2009

Living Up to His Name

When we found out we were pregnant with JK, for whatever reason, we started calling the little jelly bean shaped baby, our Monkey. Without realizing it, we created our own monster. As the pregnancy progressed, that little jelly bean shaped baby started kicking like he was headed for a Bend it like Beckham future. Since he was born, not much has changed. Our little guy is truly one of the most active children we've ever met. Endless energy, insatiable curiosity, and fearless wonder make this child the most wonderful (and exhausting) highlight of our lives! And everyday he lives up to his name like no other little guy we know.

He will climb anything...



...crawl into the tiniest spaces...



...try anything at least once, as long as it looks exciting!





We only wish he were as adventuresome with food. This guy definitely has his opinions about what goes in his mouth. He's a bit of a picky eater. But when it comes to any kind of pasta with red sauce, it's a huge hit!



Since we seem to have this self-fulfilling prophecy going in our household, we've decided that this next one will be called something other than a little primate that gets into everything. Any suggestions? :-)



We're only 13 weeks along and we've had a few complications early on, thus the reason for waiting so long to share our news publicly. Although, since I'm already showing pretty good, I'm not sure we'd be able to keep this a secret much longer. You really do show quicker with the second baby! We are feeling positive that things are progressing well. We had a heartbeat of 167 at our last sono and the majority of my days are fighting nausea and fatigue just like with JK.

We would covet your prayers for this little one's health and safety. And we would also covet any prayers for our sweet little Monkey. This July, his life will be changed forever and we will need all the wisdom and guidance we can get to make his transition as smooth as possible.

For those of you that have already been praying for this child, we cannot thank you enough! God gave us strength through your encouragement, prayers, and continually touching base with us. We are so grateful for you! You are such a blessing to our lives. You know who you are.

Humbled with His Grace,

A & N

27 comments:

The Rowe Crew said...

Praise God!!!

The Mills Gang said...

YEAH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I am thrilled for you and am praying now. What an amazing blessing!!

The Kings said...

oh my goodness!!! I am SO excited you guys. We will definitely be praying for you! YAY!

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Molly said...

What fantastic news! Praise God!

key-of-s said...

What amazing news! Congratulations!

vanityofvanities said...

I had no idea! Congratulations!

Leigh said...

That is so awesome! I can't wait to meet the second little one! Congrats!
((((HUGS))))

Alison said...

Ryan and I are so happy for your little family! God is so good!

Mrs. Bick said...

I think, given that Monkey has lived up to his name, you might want to consider, Angel, Sweetness, Sweetie, Precious, Cutie, anything along those lines. Reconsider nicknames like Toot, Wild Thing, Rebel, Scooter, and The Amazing Babini.

Congratulations!

Team Davis said...

Congrats!!! What exciting news!! We are so excited for you and will be praying for you two, your Monkey, and precious baby #2!

Ashley said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! I'm so excited you guys!!! I will be praying for baby #2 and for your adorable little monkey. What a blessing from God!!!

Lauren and Derek said...

Wonderful news!! Congratulations to you all! God is so good!

Mandi said...

Praise God for another sweet miracle!! I'm SO happy for you!!

I'm with Mrs. Bick - go for something calm and serene .... Sloth perhaps? ;)

Natasha said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!!

The Moshells said...

Praise God is right! We will most definitely be praying for a safe and healthy baby. You are such a blessing to us and we are so glad we have had the chance to meet you guys! Congratulations!!!

Maren, Greg & Markus said...

Yay!!! Cogratulations!! Definitely praying for this precious little one. :)

Cubstarr said...

Congrats again to you and your family!!! ;) At least your little bean doesn't look like a vampire like Baby F did. LOL!

Many blessing to you and the little... hamster? ;) That's what he/she looks like to me. Hee hee! (I'm still betting it's a little girl.)

And little JK is as cute as ever. I hope he didn't slide right off of that slide!!! c(x

Trent and Lindsey said...

Aww that is great news!!!! Congratulations!!!!

TeamBortzfield said...

Congrats lil mama I'm sure this one will be a delight to all!

Flakymn said...

:)

julie said...

Congratulations!!! We will pray for all of you!

aackles said...

We are so happy for your family! Congratulations!

Steph H. said...

Yay!!! Congrats! I will be praying for this sweet new miracle in your life.

Mie said...

Congrats Andi!!! You know I'm so happy for you and I'll be praying for you as you go through these next months (and years!!!).

Jen @ Amazing Trips said...

Oh, you are going to have SO MUCH FUN. Really, watching your children grow together is the greatest blessing of all!!

Congratulations!

Ambulance Mommy said...

Congrats! I'm new to this blog, but what about Turtle or Snail, keeping with the cute animal theme, but going for something a little slower??

in our family, we call all our babies in utero after food. Very weird, I know :) Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Peanut, and Pickle (me and my sister have a thing for P's I guess!)