24 Weeks

We had a quick 24 week appointment this morning and everything was going fine according to my doctor. I think we've settled on a name, but there are a few people having babies between now and when we are that could "steal" it from us. We're anxiously awaiting their name choices. :) 

Now that Christmas is over, I'm thinking more about this baby's arrival. A mere 16 weeks and we'll have another baby boy in our family. To be honest, I'm thinking more about Eli's transition than my own. Maybe I should start thinking of both. 


Christmas Card & Update

Just in case you didn't get one of these gems in the mail, here's our photo and udpate.

Wichert Family Update 2013
-Brent started a new job with The EyeDoctors in March. This resulted in a move to Salina, KS. We bought a house in April and were able to rent that same house in March until we could close. We live a mile outside of town. We are really enjoying our home.
-This summer proved to be very busy even though we didn’t have any big vacations planned. We had several trips to both Sabetha (for Cindy’s family) and Buhler (for Brent’s family) for various birthday parties and family events. In June all the Wertenberger family got together for a weekend to celebrate mom’s 60th birthday and mom & dad’s 40th anniversary. In July the McKim family (Cindy’s mom’s side of the family) had their bi-annual reunion at Rock Springs. It was a full and fun summer season.
-In August we found out that we will be adding a baby to our family in April. A few weeks ago we found out this baby is a boy! We could not be more excited to add this little guy to our family.
-As I write this, we are preparing for Eli’s 2nd birthday (on the 20th). I can hardly believe how fast these past 2 years have gone. He is such a lively fun little boy. He loves books, music and dancing, ball games, trains, trucks, dirt, playing with his cousins and friends, and all things boy. He keeps us laughing with his 2 year old antics. It is so fun to see who God is making him to be. Our prayer is that God will use us to make him into the man that God wants him to be.
-We hope this update finds you all doing well. As we enter this Christmas season may we all remember the babe in the manger that was (and still is) the hope for all mankind. He provides the redemption that we are incapable of ourselves. We are so thankful for His incomparable gift.
-If you’d like to keep up with us throughout the year, you can check out our family blog at  brentcindyandfamily.blogspot.com

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:21


Our 2 Year Old

Our friend, Amanda at A.D. Photography took our pictures again this year. Here Eli is trying to show you how old he is!
The day has come when our little boy turns 2. When I look at his baby pictures, it feels like it was just months ago. We are so blessed to have him in our lives. He is such a joy! God is good to allow us to be his parents. Our prayer is that we are parenting the way He wants us too and for His glory! 

Stats: Height 35" (75th percentile) Weight 28.8 lbs (61st percentile)

The day he was born.
Our 1 year old!
Some things I want to remember...

-He loves to dance when he hears music. He can't help himself.

-He loves Bob the Builder and Super Why.

-The other night we drove through a neighborhood with lots of Christmas lights. He loved it! He kept saying, "wow, light-t". He added 2 t's at the end for some reason. He now does this with all words that end in t or k. 

-Isn't the best eater, but will eat when he's hungry so I don't lose sleep over it. 

-When daddy and mommy hug or kiss, he has to get in on the action too. He doesn't like to be left out.

-If it's not his idea, he doesn't always like to play along.

-When he sees something tall- like a water tower- he'll say, "tall tall tower, sit down"! 

-Eli: "Super Why?"
Mom: "Do you want to watch Super Why?"
Eli: "Ooookay." 
(This also happens when he asks for snacks, drink, trains, etc...)

-When he's excited he says "wow wow wow wow" and usually laughs while putting his hands over his face. 

-Sometimes he comes up to Brent and me, points to us and says "poopy poopy poopy poopy" and then laughs. 



(*Pictures were taken over a week ago.) We attempted our first sledding experience. There wasn't much snow, but we thought we'd give it a whirl. Well, Eli hated it. Like was crying the whole time. He just wanted to run in his awesome boots. No sitting for him.

The misery...



Mom had a great idea to make a Christmas craft for some family. It involved finger paint on the feet. Once Eli knew he could put paint on other parts of his body besides his hands, he jumped all in.

 And this was the end result. Pretty cute...


Choo Choo, Eli is turning 2!

We had Eli's birthday party tonight with our families. Almost everyone was there- if I would have scheduled better everyone would have. :) It's such a blessing to celebrate the 2 years God has given us with him with his aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmas, and grandpas. 

His first present was a "choo choo" so he wasn't too excited to open any other presents.  

This is a good depictions of how Eli acted during the opening of presents. 

Playing with cousins: Megan, Kyson, and Tynlee. (Wish I would have taken more pictures of everyone that was there.)

Happy birthday to you!

More excited about the Thomas plates than looking at mom and smiling.  

Eating cake and ice cream and loving it! 


20 weeks (the second baby boy edition)

It's true. I'm half way through my pregnancy with our second BOY! We could not be more excited. We actually found out at our 16 week appointment the gender of the baby but just recently had the big appointment where they do all the measuring and everything. Baby looked good. 

Eli's reaction? He has no idea what's going on. He sees the sono pictures on the fridge and smiles and says baby. He points to mommy's tummy and says baby. But the reality of it all probably won't come to him until...well...April 23rd (that is if I deliver on my due date). 
This was taken in September when we told our family. His shirt says "Only Child Exp. April 2014".
 2 boys. As most of you know, I come from a family of 4 older brothers. Truth be known, I think it would be great to have the same family make-up. Obviously we'd be fine with whatever the Lord decides to give us, but boys don't scare me and girls kinda do. Don't get me wrong, I love little girls (and especially my 3 beautiful nieces and some special little girl friends). I also love the idea of doing girly things with my daughter some day, Lord willing. Right now, in this moment, we are very excited to add a little brother to our family this Spring.
20 weeks- I made Brent take a billion pictures and they somehow ALL turned out blurry. I took one picture of him and it wasn't. Hmmmm.