Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Announcing...

I've basically been writing this blog in my head for the past 4 weeks...yet now that I am somewhat comfortable with actually sitting down and doing it...I find myself speechless...kind of. :)

So...I guess I'll just start blabbering like I always do and maybe something decent will come out!??

I am happy to announce that we are now expecting our 2nd baby--due January 25, 2010!!! I went to the doctor for the first time 2 weeks ago....here is the sonogram from that day....


I know it may not mean much to anyone but us...but I'm posting them anyway. In the above picture....our baby measures 5mm....that's five MILLIMETERS....HALF of a CENTIMETER! I know I've done this before (be pregnant...have a baby)...but the miracle of life never ceases to amaze me. Even at this very teeny-tiny size, we were still able to see the little heart beating away...(and in case anyone is wondering...the baby is not the black blob....it's the little white speck inside that black blob!)

We went back to the doctor today. He wanted to do another sonogram to see the baby a little bigger. And a little bigger it is! In the picture below...the baby is measuring at 18.9mm....so basically...in the past 2 weeks it has quadrupled its size. I know all of this is "normal"....but I still get excited about it...and am in pure amazement.


The second time around, for me, has definitely been "different" thus far.

For the first few days after we found out...Geoff and I would even "forget" that I was pregnant! (i.e. We took my sister out for her birthday and he asked me if I was going to have a margarita?? Umm....)

But since that day 5 weeks ago when we found out...it has slowly but surely started setting in. This pregnancy has been a little different in that I haven't felt as good as I did with Parker...but at the same time...when I was pregnant with Parker...I wasn't chasing Parker around! Haha! I also don't get to sit around and daydream about my pregnancy and the baby that is growing inside of me as much as I did with Parker.

But I do wonder about things like....
  • how will life be with two??
  • I get excited about Parker having a sibling.
  • I get excited about our family of 3 expanding to a family of 4.
  • We talk about baby names every now and then.
  • We wonder about what/who this baby will look like. When I was pregnant with Parker...I imagined a baby that looked like Geoff when he was as baby...now we can't imagine having a kid that doesn't look like Parker! But we also know it doesn't work that way...just fun to think about, I guess.
We are so excited and feel so very blessed.

We did tell Parker that she is going to have a baby brother or sister...and that there is a baby in Mommy's belly, but we know that she does not fully grasp this concept. However, she will point to my belly now on her own accord, at random times, and say, "Babee!" and then kiss my belly. It's pretty sweet. I think she's going to make a great big sister!

8 comments:

kay said...

I just started following your blog not too long ago. Congratulations!! I'm sure Parker is going to be an excellent big sister to baby #2!

Viv said...

We congratulate you all! Parker is going to be a great big sister! It is very exciting!

Kristin said...

Parker will make a wonderful big sister!! She helps so much with Payton and is getting much practice so she will be ready for her new sibling!! I can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew!!

Monica Jackson said...

Yay!! So excited for you!! Congratulations :)

Heather said...

That is SO exciting! The best part, you will be your most pregnant in the winter...I loved having Riley at the end of Dec! Parker will be such a good big sister...Ri-ee is a good name!! We are very happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Granny says all the excitement is
great. I can't wait. Love you all
gm

Gramma Hale/Mom said...
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Gramma Hale/Mom said...

Congratulations on the new addition can't wait to meet my new grand baby!!

Love, Mom

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