It’s official…our family is getting bigger!

December 3, 2008

Yes, now that all of our families are in the know, I am free to share our good news with everyone. Justin and I are expecting a new baby next summer on June 14th. We are excited, of course, and a little bit wary of what a new baby will mean to our current family dynamic. But, we have always wanted two children and it’s what we both know, so we are looking forward to meeting this new kid and seeing who she or he will be.

Which brings me to my next announcement…we are NOT going to find out the sex this time around. With Clare, it was great to know for the first pregnancy, first child, first everything what to expect. Having gone down the road of pregnancy before and feeling quite the veteran about it, we figured that not knowing the baby’s sex will help make this truly a different and new experience for us. Plus, I would be completely happy if we had a boy or a girl so finding out on “game day” will be even better. Of course, our families and friends are all a bit surprised that we won’t know ahead of time, but that should make calling them from the hospital even more fun.

So far, this pregnancy has been a lot like the one I had with Clare. I am fortunate not to suffer morning sickness or any sickness for that matter and I am very grateful for that. I have been pretty damn tired though and am looking forward to hitting the second trimester where vague memories tell me that this lethargy will improve. Hope so. Today marks 12 weeks and 4 days, so that second tri is right around the corner.

Our trip to Indianapolis to see Jessie, Shelva and Justin’s parents was a great time. The Thanksgiving meal was gourmet, as expected, everyone had fun doting on Clare, and the trip to the amazing children’s museum was successful despite the crowds. If you ever have a chance to visit Indianapolis, go to the children’s museum (with a kid of your own…or even a borrowed one). It’s four-stories of fun and coolness, and kids of all ages will love it.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have been sick (AGAIN). Clare came down with a stomach bug while in IN and, per usual, I picked up the nasty bug within 24 hours. I was, fortunately, at home in my own digs for the 24 hours of viral hell, but am happy to report that I am doing jus’ fine now. If there are any other moms out there who have figured out how to NOT get sick every single stinkin’ time that your child does, I will gladly pay you to know the secret. Bring it.

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December 5th, 2008

Yippee, another baby is such happy news. Selfish of you not to let me know the sex, but I’ll let it slide this time around…!
Great pics of Clare!


December 8th, 2008

Hey you, just thought I’d check in. (With your blog!! Ha.) Been thinking about you guys and wanted to say hi. Sounds like your thanksgiving was nice too. I’m going to see Elizabeth and her new baby boy tomorrow. Yay!

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