Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Guess What!

We are becoming a family of four in two or three short weeks!  Yessssss, I've been hiding this HUGE secret for awhile and there are lots of reasons!  Not that I feel like I have to explain, but I was soooo much more nervous this time around about making sure the baby was okay.  Okay here's the scoop.....

Molly Anne had croup in late July and I ended up getting it in early August.  I was sick for like 5 weeks when I finally decided I HAD to get some real medicine.  So my internist loaded me up on all kinds of meds and they made me feel so much better.  But then in mid-late September I found out I was pregnant.  But yikes I had taken all kinds of medicine that are pregnancy no-no's!  

We told my parents the day we found out and we were excited but I was SO worried because of the medicine thing.  I ended up talking to one of their good friends that night who is an OB and he reassured me that everything was FINE with the medicines I had taken.  The next day we had Kevin's parents over for dinner after the Panther's game and we told them!  

Molly Anne told both my parents and his parents that she was going to be a big sistA!  It was cute! 

So 8 weeks came and went and all was well, 12 weeks, all was well.  I still wanted to get to the 18 week ultrasound before we really told people because I was just so nervous this time.  I don't know why, I just was.  

Also, we were finishing building our house during October, November and then moving three days before Christmas.  We moved the day I turned 18 weeks.  I was a lot more sick this time around and the nausea lasted until 16 weeks (last time it was 14 weeks).  Those few months are months I hope to never see again in my life - miserableeeee times a million with the house, not being able to drink my sorrows about the house away haha, sickness, moving, chaos and traveling for work, living on Zofran (and Fiorcet for headaches), chasing a two year old and just taking it day by day.   

Our life was chaos and it wasn't slowing down anytime soon.  

Once we got settled into the house, I started feeling better but just still so zonked out.  We had guys at our house doing punchlist stuff (and still do) all of the time.  I was still traveling for work like a crazy person.  Just life.  And at that point, it honestly felt silly to mention anything on social media that I was pregnant.  I just couldn't figure out a way to do it and both Kevin and I were like what's the point?!  We don't owe it to anyone.  Our friends and family knew and that was important to us.

I don't know why, but today felt like the right day to share on here!  So now y'all know!  

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Here are answers to some questions that you may be wondering:

I'm due May 25th (Friday of Memorial Day weekend).  Molly Anne was due July 3rd (Friday of July 4th weekend).  Patriotic!  I'm having this baby a couple of weeks early for a medical reason but all is well with baby and me.  I'll be 36 weeks this coming Friday.





We don't know the gender!  We didn't find out with Molly Anne and it was the best surprise ever!  Can't wait for that again! 





Molly Anne totally gets it we think.  She says one day she's going to have a baby brother and the next day it's a baby sister!  She is so into being a Mama right now so I think she's going to be the sweetest big sister!





We think we have a boy name and a girl name!  Will share when the baby is here!  We've shared with some of our friends and family but we still aren't 100% so who knows!   





I'm bigger this pregnancy and have gained 10ish pounds!  Still not wearing maternity clothes...I really don't love the maternity clothes look - I know, I'm picky.  I just want to feel like myself!





Major heartburn this time around, worst than with Molly Anne.  Had to start taking Zantac last week and it's really helped.  

Oh, I don't have gestational diabetes this time!  I passed by the one hour test by one point.  This was a HUGE relief.





I didn't really need to blog weekly updates this time around because this is the last time I will be pregnant, I hope.  I know some of yall love being pregnant, but I don't.  But, I do love the result! ;)  I still wanted to write this little update so I remember this pregnancy.





We had to pick paint colors in the new house the week after I found out I was pregnant so that worked out.  We chose Agreeable Gray in the nursery just like Molly Anne's was.  The room looks identical to Molly Anne's old room!  

I really need to get some more baby gear out of the attic but we have the crib, car seat, bottles, diapers, changing table, an extra camera and some neutral clothes ready.  I think everything else can wait ha!

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Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments and I'll answer this week!  As always, thank you for your support and for reading about our crazy world!  

40 comments:

JFH said...

Congratulations!! Excited for your growing family!

Gina said...

Congratulations! You look great!

Tess said...

WOOOHOOO! So excited for you....I didn’t realize you didn’t have GD this time - I’m glad it’s one thing you didn’t have to worry about. Finish line is I’m sight, you got this girl

Ally- Life as I know it said...

I'm so happy you're sharing this! You look awesome! I hate maternity clothes as well and try my hardest to avoid wearing and buying them especially since this is my last as well! Can't wait to find out what baby #2 is! I'm thinking girl again because of how sick you were!

April of Smidge Of This said...

I say we start a pool for guessing gender or weight! How fun would that be?! You know how excited I am for you, can't wait for play dates!

Andrea Jones Campbell said...

Congratulations! So excited for your family.

Katie said...

Congratulations! That is impressive that you kept such a big secret for so long!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

What joy!! Congratulations :) So excited for y'all~ and for Molly Anne. Seeing my children meet for the first time was such a gift. Hope the last few weeks are smooth!

Maureen Callahan said...

WOW - amazing all you have been able to do during this time! You make "do it all" look easy! I hope after baby is here there is some time to relax!

Charbelle said...

Congratulations!!! So exciting!!!

bella said...

Congratulations! What a great big sister Molly Anne will be. I think the spacing between the two children will be ideal!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Congratulations!! I’m so excited for your family, especially Big Sister Molly Anne! And good for you for sharing on your own time. Something so personal is yours and yours alone to share. Such exciting news! I hope you’re able to get a bit of down time and rest in these last few weeks! XOKK

StatelyLady17 said...

NO way!!! Congratulations - I was half expecting you to say you'd be due in October at this point. Wasn't expecting two or three weeks! Haha. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl :)

Tracy Lyons said...

Congrats sweet girl! You look amazing!! So happy for your sweet family to be growing. Annalee is a May baby (27th) and memorial day weekend is so fun for a birthday celebration. Soak up these last few weeks with Miss Molly Anne. She's going to be a great big sister!!

Teen! said...

Wow!
Congratulations!

Lauren said...

Holy surprise girl!! Huge congrats, that's amazing news! You look incredible

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!!!

Just Jess said...

Congratulations!

Alayna said...

wow, how did you keep that secret so long! congrats and glad you and baby are healthy.

Shauna said...

We're so excited to meet your newest little arrival!

MCW said...

I say it's a boy!

Sara said...

Congrats!!! That is so exciting and you look amazing. So impressed that you dealt with moving and being preggers at the same time.

Anne said...

Congratulations...a sweet little one on the way!👶🏼

Unknown said...

Congratulations and prayers and best wishes for an easy delivery and happy, healthy new baby. Can't wait to read all about it.

The Wiscott's said...

Congrats - You do a great job of hiding your belly btw

The Wiscott's said...

Congrats - You do a great job of hiding your belly btw

Kristin said...

That's so exciting! Congrats for your family!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!! Prayers for a healthy and easy delivery. I too have littles with patriotic birthdays (near July 4th) and I think it makes it even more fun.

Unknown said...

Awe congratulations! Such fabulous news. I very much disliked pregnancy as well (I did feel guilty about disliking it so much, but it was HARD not to). I was sick both times but basically violently ill most of the time with my second girlie so I feel you on that. I hope you get some relief these last weeks of pregnancy. Congrats to you all--so fun!!!

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

So exciting!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear if Molly Anne gets a baby brother or baby sister!

Mindy said...

Well, well, well, look who decided to make an announcement!!!! :) YAY!!!! I'm so glad you finally did!!!! And so excited for Baby #2 super soon!!!! My vote is another girl!

Leslie said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you shared the news! MA is going to be the sweetest big sister!

Danielle said...

Congratulations!!! What a cute big sister!

MaggieMcCurdy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What exciting news!! So thrilled for you all and can’t wait to follow along on this new portion of the adventure!

erin - heart in ireland said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I'm sure Molly Anne will be a wonderful big sister & which room will Mills sleep in now?

Plain Jane said...

Congratulations!

Unknown said...

See what happens when I miss a week of reading! Congratulations!!

rox said...

SERIOUSLY still in shock!! EEEEEK!! SO EXCITING!!! And can I just say how freaking AMAZING you look?!? Girl! You go!

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