Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Well....we're expecting a little addition to our family on March 8! We found out in early July and have been cautious and hopeful as the weeks kept passing by and now I'm at 13 weeks! We are so excited to begin this journey together!
Here are some photos from the last couple months to show the little bits of progress that my body has made...just a little thick around the middle :)

Here I am at 9 weeks

At 11 weeks

It's just been so crazy to feel my body changing - it's been so weird and fun.
First trimester was not too bad for me. Food smells could be bad, mornings were a little hard - hard to eat breakfast, but I'd just do it, go to work and be okay. It's been an exhausting summer but we've made it. Just thankful for a pretty good first trimester. No complaints!
My only appointments so far were an ultrasound at 6.5 weeks - saw the little one and the little flutter of a heartbeat and heard the heartbeat at 9.5 weeks. SO amazing. Thank you God!

We went up to Arcadia, Michigan, the traditional vacation spot for the Jones family and it was a lot of fun, relaxing, sleeping (for me), eating, game playing, "would you rather", Arcadia Bluffs attempted mission, swimming, sunning, etc...

Here are some photos from vacation!

All the sibs - Ryan, Ashley, Noella and Mercy, Don and Sara, Joe and Rach and Sarah and Steve

Sisters! Rach, Sara, Sarah and Ash

The family rocking the Ethiopia shirts - let me know if you want one to help support Don and Sara's adoption!

This pretty much sums up the last 2 months. Tired.


  1. Oh my goodness, Rachel and Joe, that is SO SO SO SO SO exciting!!! I was wondering if you were when I saw the pic of you sleeping into your milkshake on Facebook....I figured, "I wonder if she's so tired because of a pregnancy?!" seriously, isn't it the most tired you've ever been in your life?? we are so excited for you both! march is a great time to have a baby!!!