Friday, March 23, 2012

Great News!


We are expecting another baby!!  We just had the ultrasound today, and everything looks good.  The baby is due August 21st, which is just five days before Sly's birthday.  This means I am basically going to have the exact same miserably hot "height of summer" pregnancy accompanied by the most grotesquely swollen feet imaginable....but it'll be worth it, just as it was the first time!

I'm 18 weeks along.  We waited a while to make the general announcement.  During the first trimester, we had so much to deal with because of Sly's condition, and it was hard to even think much about another baby (well, except for the fact that I felt like crap all the time).  And then once things settled down a bit, I started getting weird about telling people.  Because with my second pregnancy, we had made all our joyous announcements, and then found out a little later that the baby had not survived...and then there were all the dozens of people to contact and tell the news.  I just needed to wait a little longer to be comfortable with it this time.

And we did find out the sex - the baby is a GIRL!  I'm excited, because I've always wanted a girl.  There're so many "girl" things I can share with her that I won't be able to share with my sons.  Though it might have been nice, too, for Sly to have a brother close in age who he could be rough with. 

Also, I can't wait to start collecting some of those super-adorable little girl dresses and bows and things that I always look at longingly while in the comparatively-sparse toddler boy section of department stores!

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Little girls are such joys!

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  2. That is great news! Congratulations!

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  3. YAY! So exciting! Congrats :-)

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  4. Awww...congratulations that's wonderful!

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  5. Hurray!!!!

    Now I have to pick out something for you as cute as the little hat you got for Pippa!

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  6. Yay!! So, so happy for you guys--and so excited for Sly to have a little sister!

    Also, the thought of dealing with feet like the ones I have right now for half a pregnancy is horrifying to me. You have a whole new level of my respect!

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  7. Congratulations! She is beautiful! Blessings! :)

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  8. Congratulations!!! Sly will make a great big bro!

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  9. Congratulations!! :D What wonderful news! Your whole family will be in our prayers. :)

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  10. Awesome news! We are waiting to tell everyone about our fourth for the same reasons. And if you message me with your address I will hook you up with some hair bows. I use to make them for my girls and stopped when the little man came along as he is a hand full but will totally break some ribbon for your little one.

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  11. Sneedsx3@gmail.com. Don't know how to reply to my own comments yet :-)

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  12. Congratulations!! Yay for little girls!!

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  13. Congrats on the sweet little girl. It has been awhile since I have been on. How is Sly doing if you dont mind me asking. My children and I have been praying for him.

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  14. That's so exciting! Congrats! :-D

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  15. SO exciting :D It is definitely very fun to shop in the little girl section ;) You will enjoy it tremendously!!!

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  16. Congratulations! I'm happy to see this post because I had convinced myself I had dreamt that conversation with you ;p Sil was an Aug 22nd baby and, yes, the feet are a misery but the little girl ride can be so much fun. Enjoy - we'll be praying for all of you!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my profile. My email is jimsamnkids@yahoo.com.

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  18. We're so happy for your whole family!!

    Many prayers for a continued safe pregnancy!

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  19. We were praying that God would bless you with another baby! COntinued prayers of healing to both you and Sly. Congratulations!

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  20. congratulations! i totally understand the wait. i waited as long as i could with my son daniel because i was afraid of miscarrying and then having to tell everyone. when we couldn't wait any longer (someone spread the news on our behalf), i got a shirt that said the following:

    yes, i'm pregnant.
    no, we don't know the gender.
    i'm due in june.
    don't touch my belly.

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  21. Yay! I'm really sorry I'm just seeing this, but congratulations! I hope you've hit that second-trimester honeymoon phase (the only part of pregnancy that's bearable, IMHO).

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  22. Congrats!!! I had an August baby to. My feet/ankles looked like they belonged to Miss Piggy!

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