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I was close to tears (but I tried to just do the manly thing, and hold them back) when the doctor showed us the little ultrasound screen which revealed the little, tiny precious baby in Mommy's womb. It was our very first sight of him/her, and our hearts flooded with joy! I praised the Lord for this gift, and there is no way to thank and praise Him enough for His kindness towards us, but we do it anyway.

We have pictures also now, which the doc graciously printed off for us from the ultrasound. Our baby is just a little over 9 weeks old now, about 1 inch long, and so much development has already happened, with it's heart beating oh so strong. We look forward to hearing that little heart beat in a few short weeks!

The thought of having another baby has settled down into our minds and hearts, and we can't wait (of course, that's easy for me to say, I don't have to carry him/her for nine months, and have it)!!!

Mommy doesn't feel like doing much these days, with so much giving of herself in nursing Tyler, and building the baby inside, and trying to eat enough to keep her weight up. Daddy get's the rare privilege of being at home with his work. This enables him to help Mommy keep up with the unending household chores. You know, laundry, laundry (oops! I already said that), dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, cooking, dishes (oh no, I think I already said that too:) etc.

We love living amongst family and friends here in central Oregon, where the sun shines so much more than in the valley where we grew up (Eugene area). The snow finally came last week, about 6 inches or so. It pretty much already melted off, which is kind of nice for driving and keeping our parking spaces clean behind the house. Some of our poor neighbors spent a lot of time shoveling the snow, only to have it melt in a day or two--but I am sure they thought the exercise was well worth it, which I am sure I would have benefited from also. But, here I sit, getting fatter and fatter. Hmmm...Honey mentioned taking a walk this afternoon, since it's so nice....Maybe I will get some exercise in (or rather, out:) after all!

Our 2nd anniversary is creeping up on us, with just 2 and a half months to go. I can hardly believe it! We thought about heading over to Hawaii to enjoy more sun and some actually warm water (we can't imagine what that's like, since we're used to our dear old Oregon Coast, where we can catch cold after barely dipping our toes in the water--it's so cold!). We may end up in Victoria B.C., where we went for our honeymoon.

Tyler's been helping us keep our floor clean, picking up every little tiny barely see-able particle he can find, which he tries to stick in his mouth before Mommy or Daddy can get to him. This, and many other things he does keeps us very entertained and sometimes gives us cause for concern. He likes to push the limit...at only 8 months old?! We found him the other day cleaning the toilet seat. It was considerate of him, but we immediately persuaded him that that was our job, then he moved on to one of his very favorite activities--watching the washing machine work. You see, it has one of those round glass doors on it through which you can watch the whole cleaning process. Every so often he becomes afraid of it, and into Mommy's or Daddy's arms he runs.

Tyler is now eating over a cup of solid food a day (I still don't know why they call it solid, it seems pretty runny to me). He is pretty picky about what he eats. Currently, his diet consists of avocado, homemade brown rice cereal, egg yoke, pureed pear, apple, plum and banana, and lots of yogurt. Usually we combine a few of these ingredients.

We are sure now that he is the cutest baby in the world. -Brendan


Dolores said...

Dear Brendan and Sarah, Sure love your posts! It's so fun to keep up with what is happening in your lives. Thanks for posting the sweet photos of Tyler. The one of Sarah and Tyler is so precious. Brendan you ARE getting quite chubby, esp. in your face! Those walks sound like a good idea! :) I'm working on my weight right now. Seems the older you get, the harder it is to take off! I know that it is healthier all around to weigh less, so I am really challenging myself this time! Love you all so much, Mother