First of all I have to say Thank You so much for all the sweet comments!! We are so very excited about our new little babe! I have been just a tad bit emotional lately and you all brought tears to my eyes with all your excitement and sweet words. Speaking of being emotional (I didn't think I was so bad but don't ask my husband he might give you a different answer!) So I had totally forgotten that Patrick Swayze had passed away until a couple weeks ago I picked up a copy of US magazine and there was a little "1 year later" tribute. So there I was on the treadmill in the middle of the gym crying, totally not awkward at all. Is there seriously a better classic movie than Dirty Dancing!?
So anyway, I am just about 12 weeks and our due date is April 10th. We have a Summer and a Fall baby so the Spring addition will be perfect. :)
Here are a couple of the most common questions I have gotten so far...
How are you feeling?
It's funny that this is almost the very first question that everyone asks when they find out your pregnant...like they don't already know. (Except for those lucky women who don't get sick when pregnant. Don't tell me if you're one of those because chances are I won't like you anymore.) So yeah, I haven't exactly found a nice way to say, "I feel like total crap so stop breathing in my face before I puke on you." so I just usually say, "Kind of icky but it should be gone soon."
It really has been a couple of rough months that's for sure but now that I am close to the second trimester I am slowly starting to feel better each day. I am so thankful I have such an awesome husband who comes home and cleans up after dinner (and many nights even makes dinner) then plays with the kids and gives them baths all while fetching me saltines and water. I was telling him a few weeks ago that I don't know if I actually feel worse this time around or if it's just because I am home versus at work. With my other pregnancies I was working and could sit at my desk and eat my crackers in peace but now that I am home and have a couple very active little ones who don't understand that I am not feeling that great, I don't get much resting done. I won't complain though, I am blessed to be home and love being here...besides I have been taking advantage of nap time and usually curl up on the couch too. :)
Are you going to find out the sex?
NO! Well that's the plan at least. I have always wanted to not find out and I completely agree when people say that it's the biggest and best surprise you will ever get. Being such an anal person though I have to be prepared and organized so I just couldn't do it with the other two. This time though we have everything we will need for either one so it is the perfect opportunity to be surprised! Besides, it's a third so all we really need is a couple of onesies and diapers, right. :)
(Side note: onesies always comes up on my spell check, is it not a real word??)
What do you want it to be?
It does not matter, all I pray for is a healthy little baby!! But honestly I want both. :)
How did you decide to have another?
Well approximately two and a half hours after giving birth to Braden I knew I wanted another. It took a little longer to convince Matt though. Don't get me wrong, he is very excited and completely on board with having this new little peanut and I honestly don't think actually having another child was ever that much of a problem for him but like I said before he is such a man and has to be all logical about things. Like, where are we going to put the baby? Well lucky for him he has a fabulous wife to take care of all the details and after some measuring and a couple phone calls we will soon have another bedroom in this house. Voila, somewhere to put the baby. :) In all seriousness though he is "ecstatic and very happy" about it. (his words) He also said "it's going to be a walk in the park!" (I don't quite know what he is referring to on that one. Haha)
Thank you again so much for all the wonderful words and prayers!!