It's true, it's true! We're expecting baby #2!
Chris, Kanyon and I are happy to announce our household will be home to another sweetie pea this September! We are thrilled (and admittedly a little nervous) about the news! We can't wait to meet this little bundle and are happy to once again share our family with you!
Normally, it's the birthday boy or girl who gets surprised on their big day, but this time, it was mommy and daddy who got the surprise!!
If you read my blog about Kanyon's first birthday, you read that I had a meltdown on the way to get groceries. It was more than I would ever normally melt down, so I got suspicious that there were some super hormones at play. I took a test as I was quickly getting ready for a co-worker's New Year's Eve wedding and watched as that digital hourglass flashed.
It seemed like it took forever, so I had to hop in the shower. I kept peeking out of the curtain to watch that hourglass flashing... waiting to see if our lives were again going to change forever.
A loooong couple of minutes later, boom! There it was. Pregnant. I was ecstatic! I jumped up and down in the shower with excitement and couldn't wait to tell Chris! The problem? We were going to just make it to the wedding on time and that's no time to spring this news on your hubby!
So I sat, excitedly, through Megan's wedding. I was more emotional than you'd expect and thought, what a perfect pre-cursor to telling Chris our family was about to get bigger! Their lovely wedding gave me a chance to listen to those important vows again and to snuggle close with Chris.
In between the wedding and the reception, we stopped to get cash and I asked Chris to pull into the parking lot so we could talk. I started it off by saying (referencing the meltdown the day before) "Good news! You're not married to a crazy woman, you're married to a pregnant woman!"
He sat there... stunned. I guess he did NOT see that coming at all! He just thought we were burning some time before going to the reception. I had to pull him out of his trance and say... "well?" He was still in shock! He could not believe it! I had a perma-smile on my face and enjoyed this exciting time waiting for Chris to snap out of his shock.
Once he did, he was happy and nervous. He's still happy and nervous. We look at each other and say, "holy smokes, next year at this time, we'll have two little ones!"
I know so many moms and dads have had two kids under the age of two (we'll be in that boat for about four months) but it seems like we're crazy! Regardless, we're overjoyed and I find myself daydreaming about another tiny bundle in a blanket. I'm so glad we've been blessed with another child. We waited a long time after getting married to start our family so we're not wasting any more time!
A little different story
This pregnancy has been different for me. As with most second pregnancies, my baby bump started popping really soon and it looks like I'm rocking a beer gut... oh well. But I have been sick this time. Luckily, with Kanyon, I enjoyed a morning sickness-free pregnancy. Not so much this time. Just the thought of food or having to make lunch would turn my stomach. I lost weight actually in the first 3 months.
I also enjoyed the wonders of being woozy and really tired. Nothing too major, but it did crimp my style when I was trying to run around with Kanyon and play. My morning sickness extended into the evenings and if I looked a little green during the Fox newscast in the past couple of months... that's why. Happily, it seems I'm getting past the morning sickness. I've adjusted vitamins and can now look at raw hamburger without wanting to throw up. Yay!
An early look
At our last doctor's appointment, I was so excited to hear the baby's heartbeat! Our doctor started the process and we waited... and waited. Nothing but my heartbeat. As I lay there, staring at the butterflies on the ceiling, I was trying to be brave and not think the worst. Chris made small talk and probably knew not to set off my tears with any sort of touch or look my way. I have faith that this child is doing just fine, but as many expecting moms know or remember, you get a little paranoid about how the baby is doing in there when you can't see or hear them.
So, when you can't find the heartbeat with the listening device, you get an early ultrasound. Thanks be to God, the second the ultrasound tech put the wand to my stomach, there was baby! Whew. Then the tears came streaming down my face. Baby was in there stretching and waving a little hand... doing just fine to our relief. This is when I finally started to relax.
That's the point I felt comfortable telling our co-workers and our friends. The grandparents have been keeping this secret since Kanyon's birthday party! Yeah, I couldn't tell you that part about his party in the last blog, because we've obviously kept this a secret until now.
Since we found out on Kanyon's first birthday that he was set to be a big brother, I knew all the grandparents would be in the same room (which doesn't happen much since they all live out of state) and it would be the perfect time to tell them, even though it was early in the pregnancy.
I sharpied up a onesie that said "big brother" quickly and hid it under his Packers jersey until the end of the gift opening. After all the gifts were opened, I took off his jersey and all the grandparents got to see our surprise for them! They were excited!
I pray every day for my babies and hope the rest of this pregnancy goes well and this child is born healthy and as happy as big brother Kanyon. We're not finding out the gender, so we'll be surprised when the time comes!
Thanks as always for keeping up with our family. It's been a joy to share it all with you!
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