Big News!!!

For those of you who haven’t already seen via Facebook…we’re expecting baby #2! I’m 7 weeks 4 days, so it’s still very early…but we had an ultrasound today and everything looked perfect, with a steady heartbeat of 167. It made it so real to see it, especially for Jon, but for me too. We’re all very excited! In the pic below, the little bean floating in the black area is the baby. The top of the little bean is the head, and the white spot is the eye. It’s measuring perfectly, so they confirmed my due date of September 15th, 2013.7wks4days

And McKenzie is over-the-moon…she is so excited to be a big sister! Every morning she asks, “Is the baby snoring?” It’s adorable. She will be 5 by the time the baby is born, so I think I’ll have a pretty awesome little helper. I’m so glad we waited longer before having a 2nd, the timing is really great for us. =)

IMG_1120bwWe had already told our families, but to make the pregnancy “public” (aka: a Facebook post), I had this photo-shoot with McKenzie in her new “Big Sister” shirt. Her bedroom walls are purple, so it worked out nicely! I like how they turned out. =) I was excited to find a cute shirt, because sometimes I think the shirts like that are a little too “kiddie” looking.


As for me, I’m feeling pretty well for the most part, just super tired. And most foods sound gross…I haven’t gotten sick, but I’m definitely queasy. I’ll wait too long to eat (until I’m overly hungry), and then nothing sounds good and my empty stomach is upset. I’ll usually just end up having a few crackers. And one night I had wicked heartburn, which I never had with McKenzie. Nothing too terrible though, it could be worse.

For those of you who are curious: yes, we plan on finding out the sex of the baby (I’m too impatient not to know!). To be honest, I’m sorta hoping for a boy because I think one of each would be pretty awesome…but hey, if it’s a girl we can reuse all McKenzie’s stuff so that would be awesome too. Either way, we were so excited to see the little heartbeat today, and we can’t wait to meet “it”!

So tell me, y’all, are 2 kiddos a lot crazier than 1? Were your 2nd pregnancies different than the first?

timewiththea - January 31, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Super congratulations! Each pregnancy is totally different as each child is. However, you will not only have two very special children but you will also have the wonderful, interesting and sometimes challenging dynamics between each child which adds a whole new dimension to parenthood. ~Thea

MC - February 1, 2013 - 5:31 am

Congratulations! My kids are 4 and almost 2 so the age difference is not too bad, close enough but not too close. Going from 1 to 2 was easy for us but it was harder when he was 1 and she was 3ish. Other than that she has been mommy’s big helper. My first pregnancy although I had complications went by fast and I felt great, even had energy. My second time I would fall asleep on the couch before 6 almost every night before I had even take the test. I also had more issues and heartburn and morning sickness…yikes, not fun! 2 kids is definitely more fun but it can get crazy at times

Liz @ TheLambentLife - February 1, 2013 - 6:40 am

Woohoo! That’s wonderful! It took a lot of adjusting to get used to two kids. With our first, we were the only ones who had to adjust to the baby; when Blair came along, it was an a different sort of adjustment because J and I were learning to handle two AND think about how it was affecting Em in the process, you know? But your daughter is older than Em so hopefully the transition will be smoother. You’ll get a handle on things quickly, I’m sure. Once the younger one starts interacting and playing, life will become MUCH easier because they’ll play and entertain one another. Congrats!!

Angie @ Pint of Goals - February 1, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Yah! Congrats! This was what I thought your big news would be :) Looking forward to reading more about this pregnancy and then little one!

Martha - February 2, 2013 - 2:25 am

Congrats! I am due in July and 4/5 yrs between kids is perfect for us too. It keeps things interesting!

Caroline - February 9, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Congratulations on Baby #2! I too am pregnant with #2 and was wondering where you got McKenzie’s “Big Sister” shirt? I haven’t had much luck finding one that wasn’t too “kiddie” looking either…

Nicole - February 9, 2013 - 9:08 pm

It’s from Carter’s! I think they’re online, but I found mine at a Carter’s Outlet.

A family of feet. | Life So Lovely. - February 23, 2013 - 8:30 pm

[…] other news, I’ll be 11 weeks tomorrow, and baby #2 has been giving me grief…I am so disgusted by foods I usually love. And I crave fruit. And […]

[…] moment of nervousness: We had Part I of our “First Trimester Screen” for Baby #2 this morning. Just some blood-work and informational stuff. It made me nervous though. Just […]

[…] we found out about Baby #2, I started thinking about strollers immediately, so of course my mind drifted to the Bugaboo, which […]

Boy or Girl?! | Life So Lovely. - April 1, 2013 - 6:09 pm

[…] and I was overjoyed to talk to him for 10 minutes yesterday for Easter!). Plus, I loved the pregnancy announcement photos involving McKenzie, so this was fun. I love that she gets to be a part of it. Do you like […]