Friday, July 29, 2011

We're having another boy!!! :-)

Okay..well...actually...ERIN is having another boy but, of course, this little guy will be a blessed addition to our family!!! :-) AND Erin is doing so well with this pregnancy. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

I am so thankful for such a wonderful DIL! Having just the one son, I prayed that we would get a daughter-in-law that just melded with our family and did we ever!! Erin is so easy to be around and just makes herself at home here and allows us to do the same at their home. We are truly blessed.

Anywayyyy...I don't remember if I posted about her previous pregnancy and some of the difficulties that she had but her red blood platelet level would plunge which would necessitate her going on steroids to increase them but she could not stay on the steroids too long because it could affect the baby. Plus, there were some pretty nasty side effects for Erin from taking the steroids.

She had to have her blood tested every week or two, I believe it was.

BUT, so far, she has not had any of these similar problems! Thank you, Lord. She is still having the blood tests periodically to make sure her platelet level is sufficient.

So, though we were kind of wanting a little girly, we're just as happy about the little guy that is on his way!! AND he already has LOTS of toys to play with!!! :-) AND clothes to wear!! :-)

AND in case you are wondering if Ed and I are up to taking care of two little guys, Erin is planning to quit work and be a stay-at-home mommy after this little one is born.

She will still be doing Ebay selling, of course, at which she makes more money than at her 8-5 job at a local university.

ANDDDD, Erin has already assured me that I need not worry about not seeing the babies as much.....I can have them as much as I want them! :-)

BUT, on the flip side of has been so long since I have just been a homemaker and had my days to myself to do as I wish. There are so many things that I am looking forward to doing but, alas, they will wait, while little ones tend to grow like little weeds and we must cherish each stage of their little lives.

What newness and delight they can bring to an ordinary day. Jaylon is soooo aware of everything around him.

We take a walk around the yard most every day, down to the creek to throw rocks. Well, one day he stopped in his tracks, kind of sucked in his breath and his little mouth formed an "oh". He heard something! So I listened, too, and it was an airplane going overhead. I pointed it out to him and he was just amazed.

Over the course of the next two days or so, when we were outside, Jaylon kept hearing these planes going over our house, yard.

Come to find out, there is an airline flight pattern that goes right over our property into Port Columbus airport! Who knew? :-) AND there are alot of them! Airplanes, I mean....going over our property into Columbus!!

We're planning to take him to the airport in Columbus and let him see the planes land and take off! :-)

Jaylon will be spending 3 nights and days with us next week, as Daniel and Erin are taking their youth group to the UPCI Youth Congress in Columbus next week. Perhaps we will take him to the airport one of those days and just maybe stop by and let him see his mommy and daddy for a little while!

Have a wonderful Friday and stay cool wherever you are!!!


Joyce said...

Congrats to all!

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a perfect family blend!

I'm so glad there are no problems with this pregnancy. I only had problems with my second one, the middle of three -- odd, but thankful it didn't happen every time!

I'm so glad Erin will be a stay at home mom. I know sometimes young moms have to work and she's had an ideal baby-sitter in you, but it is so special to be there through the days and experience all those special moments firsthand.

Mary said...


Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

It's so nice when in-laws can blend in. You aways hear the stories of the catty daughter-in-law or the monster-in-law. You rarely hear the success stories. Congrats.

MotherT said...

So glad this pregnancy is doing so well! Can't wait to start seeing pictures of Jaylon with his little brother.

Eva is not so fond of airplanes,but she loves helicopters. When the MedFlight comes through, she wants to watch it.

Stace said...

I'm so glad it's going well this time. :) When is the new little boy due?

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jewel! The new baby boy will be so much fun! Tammy

Stephani said...

Sorry I haven't been by in awhile! I don't know where I've been. So happy for you to have another grandson!

Nel said...

Congrats! Hope all is well with you and your world. It has been a crazy busy summer, has it not? Just wanted to say hi and I was thinking about you!
until next time... nel

Angie said...

Congratulations! It will be nice for Erin to be with the boys and for Beh-beh to have some days to herself. I'm happy for you all.