Saturday, January 17, 2009


Well, this post is over due, but hopefully I won't be!! Everyone who is anyone knows already that we are expecting #2 at the beginning of May. You may not know (but probably do) that we are expecting a little boy! This is both exciting (Brett has been looking forward to passing on a Y chromosome) terrifying (I only have experience with girls! Okay, girl.) and I have to admit, a little disappointing (I already own all the girl things I need, I already had plans for a bedroom for my two little girls, and we already had several names we agreed on for our daughter. Oh well. :) But as the pregnancy draws on (and on and on and on) I can't help but get a little more excited for our new addition.
This pregnancy has been really hard for me. In August we prayed to see if it was time to expand our little family. I was relieved when we received the answer that we should wait another year before trying for #2. I gained a lot of weight with Juliet, and still had 15 lbs to take off. It was nice to know I had one more year before I had to plunge back into fat lady-ness.
Imagine our surprise when less than a week later we found out we were pregnant. SURPRISE! Well, even though it has been a hard adjustment, I have felt really blessed this pregnancy as I have prayed for understanding, comfort and insight. It has been a neat experience to really feel this baby's spirit and know we are welcoming a special person into our home. It has been hard, but it has also been very rewarding.
Some things about this pregnancy have been a lot better than last time though. NO ACNE! I was looking at my 6 months pictures from last pregnancy and am amazed at how fat my face was. And spotty. This time around I have worked hard to excercise -- not every day (thanks to Juliet) but at least 4 times a week. Thankyou Denise Austin! I have felt so much better this pregnancy, my weight gain has been better, my energy has been better, and I haven't been so sore (though the best is yet to come, of course.) All in all things are looking up, and we are looking forward to welcoming our little man into the family!


Jennie said...

That would be hard to accept such a surprise, but I am glad you are having a boy. Now you will have both and whatever comes after won't matter.

The Helvig Familiy said...

You look awesome by the way! I love your hair too, so cute.