Tuesday, September 16, 2008

There's a Bassinet in the Bedroom!

Oh, it's still empty, and it's not pink or blue, but it effectively symbolizes that a very important person is coming to join our family next February. Yes, we're going to have a baby!


We discovered that we were pregnant the night of Brady and Aspen's wedding. On our way home from cleaning up the church building we picked up a pregnancy test and a bottle of folic acid (I was sure!) and confirmed our suspicions the next morning. We are officially due February 6, 2009, which I believe is just three days before Mike and Lucy are expecting their second! However, first babies run late and very few babies show up on their due dates, so we might have to start a guessing raffle. Plus, so many people have told me that they have birthdays in early February too, that I just might have to give a little prize to the person we know who shares our little one’s birthday (although, isn’t that amazing fact in itself the biggest prize? ; ).


I am just about four and a half months (20 weeks) pregnant, and I am feeling great. The mild queasiness of the first few months has subsided and my energy has returned along with a strong desire to prepare our tiny home for our little son or daughter. James is a sweet dad-to-be and concerns himself with taking care of (or lovingly putting up with) my pregnant self, planning for our future, and accompanying me to a 12 week long Bradley birthing class. I am so thankful for his humor which helps me relax and laugh at the funny little bumps and hiccups of my pregnant life and for his sincerity when I earnestly beseech his opinion on all things from stroller design to parenting methods.


As many of you probably suspect, we are approaching this whole baby-growing thing as naturally as possible. We have hired a midwife, will not have an ultrasound unless it becomes medically advisable, and are planning a home birth as long as all continues well. So, our baby’s gender will be a surprise! I am feeling the baby kick and move everyday and we have heard the baby’s heartbeat on Doppler since the 12th week—what a sweet sound!


Please keep all three of us in your prayers. Now that the big news is out, I hope to be more regular with blog correspondence letting you know the updates and maybe even including a few belly pictures. = ) I have never been so proud of a tummy pooch!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I thought this might be coming soon, with his graduation and all. I'm so excited for you guys. I know even in Moscow you talked about wanting to be a mom. You are going to love it. It is so much fun!

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  2. hooray. . . i too suspected considering the little hint on kara's facebook page. How exciting, a surprise!!! Will you be having your bundle at home? You said midwife, but that doesn't necessarily mean "at home." I too am working to be more natural and Mike doesn't like ultrasounds, so whenever our next comes, I'm sure we won't be as up for seeing our little one as we were in our last pregnancy, but I don't know if I could do the "surprise" . . . . do you have a feeling of what you're having? and YES post some tummy pix, they're my favorite :)

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  3. Congrats!! How exciting for you! I hope that things continue to go well for you! I had so much fun being pregnant during my first one. This one has been a bit more trying and tiring, but we are surviving! I hope you are having fun preparing and getting ready! We will have babies close together in age! Canaan came almost 2 weeks early, so we aren't sure about this one...we'll see! We love you,
    Lucy

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  4. Hey, I don't know if you remember me, I was in Brandon and Katie's wedding and I'm Timbra's sister. I've been checking in on your blog every now and again, but I just saw the baby post and wanted to tell you Congratulations, that's really exciting news!! Hope your all doing well!

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  5. Well now! Thaht thar's a POST!

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  6. Hey congratulations! It is so wonderful! You will be great parents and will enjoy it soo much! I am preg with my second one as well. I am having a c-section b/c of my little Aspen and so this one should come c-section on Dec. 27th. Enjoy everything! Love you, Nan

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  7. Congratulations! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Blessings,
    Michele

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  8. Anonymous5:42 PM

    Well, congrats!!! We are so excited for you guys!! Right now two of my bridesmaids are pregnant and due in Feb and in March so it seems those are great months for babies!!! Both of ours were born in Feb and in March! Anyway, we love you guys and hope all goes well. You both will make such great parents! Can't wait to hear more! Love you guys! Melissa and Bobby Smith

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  9. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Congratulations!

    I'm sure Katie had told me of your great news, but I now & then spend some time reading a few peoples blogs that I like to keep up with.

    I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well, I will for sure now keep checking in to see how you guys are doing.

    Take Care, Sincerely, Vernice (Katie Prices Mom) :)

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