Saturday, December 17, 2011

Coming soon.....

That's right!!! There's a new baby on the way! The babies due date is July 2. My mom is really hoping for a July 4th baby, but that is definitely NOT going to happen. Because I had a c-section with Brooklynn when she was in the right position and wasn't a huge baby I have only a 10% chance of a successful VBAC. Not very good odds at all! And the worst case scenario is that my uterus could rupture (which doesn't sound like fun). So we will be scheduling a c-section  for this little bundle of joy. C-sections are usually scheduled in the 39 week, so we will most likely be picking a birthday in the last week of June. I really like the idea of having a July baby, but I think I am going to have to get over that!
I am really glad to be at the end of my first trimester and finally feeling better. I have been SOOO sick. With Brooklynn I would start to feel sick around 3:00 in the afternoon and I don't think I was throwing up every day. With this baby I was waking up feeling sick, throw up a few times a day, and feel sick all day long. I could not get anything done. It was literally all that I could do to feed my child and make dinner. I've logged a lot of couch time the last few weeks. Thankfully the nausea has subsided and I am starting to feel like a normal person again. And most importantly I have been able to take care of my house and family much better than before. (In fact, because I was so sick we decided that we had to speed up our timetable for our announcement. Our original plan was to announce at Christmas, but we spent Thanksgiving week at the Compton's and knew we wouldn't be able to make it through the week without suspicion. So we told family a month early).
We have told Brooklynn that we are having a baby and that the baby is in mommy's tummy. If you ask her where the baby is she will lift my shirt up and give my stomach kisses, it's pretty sweet. And sometimes if you just mention the word baby she will do the same. But she definitely does not understand what exactly it means! She loves babies, so we'll see how she does when the baby finally comes!


  1. Congrats!! That's so exciting! Two is a lot of work but there's double the amount of joy you get from watching the amazing things they do. I know you watch kids during the week, but TRY to conserve your energy by taking naps. They made a world of difference, especially in the last trimester. I had such a great pregnancy and recovery with Brody because I was so active with Audrey. Made a world of difference! Hope things get better now that you're feeling normal again!! Can't wait to find out the sex!!

  2. Wonderful news! Congratulations! I love babies and can't wait for number two to join your family.