Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Baby Announcement

After weeks of keeping it a secret from most people, we finally announced yesterday the exciting news of our second child on the way! I couldn't contain it anymore, so we shared publicly and are thrilled about this baby!

I had my IUD removed on Nov. 12, 2012, after we made the decision to try for another baby. We weren't in a rush, but would be happy anytime at the news of becoming pregnant. During the 8 months it took to get pregnant, I underwent kidney stones, found out I have a kidney disease, had major thyroid issues for months, which led to a non-cancerous lump in my throat, found out I have a thyroid disease and after 4 changes in medication and months of blood work, ultrasounds and doctors appointments, my thyroid is finally under control. Phew! Who knows if those health issues led to a delay in my fertility. Either way, we are so happy about the timing, and trusted the Lord with when He saw fit to bless us with another child.

I'm due on St. Patrick's Day. We aren't Irish, nor have we ever done anything in particular to celebrate that holiday, but I'll have new reason to celebrate that day if our baby decides to come on time. :) My firstborn, Landon, came right on time, so we'll see what happens this time around. Either way, this baby is coming, and I don't care which day!

I found out the happy news on July 13th. It was the night before we were leaving for CA, and I decided to take a test just for the heck of it. I'd taken several in May and June, which were all negative, so I figured since we'd be gone a week, it wouldn't hurt to take another! :) I watched it like a hawk as I dipped the stick, and sulked as I saw it pass over where the 2nd line showing "pregnant" should be. I stepped back, took a breath, then looked again. To my shock, the second line was there! It was SO faint, and I watched as it got darker and darker. I couldn't believe it! Goes to show that's why they say to wait the full 3 minutes for an accurate test!!!!! * I didn't know at the time how far along I was, but found out after my 1st appt. that I was only 4 1/2 weeks!

I grabbed my son and hugged him and said, "Landon, you're going to be a big brother!!!". He of course had no clue what I was talking about, but smiled and laughed. :) My husband was at work for the night, and I didn't want to tell him over the phone, so I spent a sleepless night waiting for him to get home so I could tell him we were having another baby!

I didn't have a "Big Brother" t-shirt for Landon yet, so I got creative and grabbed one of his white t-shirts and wrote with Sharpie "Big Bro".  I then placed my positive pregnancy tests (yes, I took several just to be sure!) and placed them in an envelope. I wrote "Congrats soon-to-be Daddy of two!". When Taylor got home and we were about to get on the road for our drive to CA, I told him to turn around. I had Landon in his shirt and told him to hand Daddy the envelope. Taylor turned around and Landon walked it right to him. Taylor didn't notice his shirt right away, but it didn't take long after he opened the envelope! He did a double take from me to the envelope and back again, and yelled, "You're pregnant!?!?" It was so fun to see his reaction. We hugged and celebrated as a family and then had plenty of time to talk about the future on our 9 hour drive.

I'll be posting weekly updates and belly pics for those interested. I love pregnancy (except for the first trimester woes of course) and love to watch growing pregnant bellies! The gift of life is truly incredible and I'm so glad I can share our journey here with all of you.


  1. Congrats on the pregnancy of your second child! Two is crazier and better than one, all at the same time!


    1. Thanks Amy! I'm SO excited, but SO nervous at the same time! I know I'm in for a wild ride with two! :)

  2. Aww! I love the creativity of telling your husband about the 2nd baby:) Congrats! ^_^

    1. Thanks Mylene! I wanted to do something other than just say it in normal conversation. :) It can be hard to think of creative ways to announce!