First, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts – for both your sweet well wishes & congrats on baby #2! We truly are overwhelmed with love, being able to share what we have been so excited about has been so much fun & I really can’t thank you enough or explain how much your support means to us.
Both my husband & I are from families with four kids, we have always been vocal about wanting a big family of our own so I know that for some (like my mom), this announcement was long-awaited. Keeping it real though, it took a while for me to really be able to wrap my mind around another babe. Even though I have always known that we definitely wanted more, it wasn’t until very recently that I completely felt ready to start growing our family again. We decided at the beginning of the summer that we would enjoy every moment together as a family of three (especially with Waverly Maye at such a fun age!!) & plan to start trying for baby two in the fall. We are beyond thankful & feel so blessed that it happened so quickly, Waverly & her brother or sister will be one month away from three years apart!
We found out early, like crazy early. I just didn’t feel right, after a couple days of heightened smells (even while passing the Starbucks at Target, my biggest giveaway) & weird, restless leg cramps at night I decided to take a test. I thought it was still way too early so I really didn’t give much thought to it, it was really, really early in the morning before work one day & my husband was fast asleep. The “yes” showed up right away, I freaked out while running into the pitch black room waving the test back & forth screaming at him. He thought that someone had broken into the house & jumped out at me in the bathroom, not quite the cute announcement I had planned (AT all), yet neither was that time I found out I was pregnant with Waverly & threw the test at his face. I guess that’s just our thing. 😉 We told close family members over the next couple of weeks but have mainly kept quiet since which has been hard, especially because of this bump, which I am convinced looks like my 20-week bump when I was pregnant with Waverly.
Will we find out the gender?! Um, YES!! I have so much respect for people who wait but I am just not that cool, if there was a way to find out the day I saw the positive pregnancy test I would have been all about it. We truly will be ecstatic either way! In the week since sharing our news, so many people have asked if we are hoping for a boy. We would definitely love to have a boy at some point, to experience the best of both worlds & also, I think I would really have fun dressing a little man! My younger brother & I are three years apart, same distance that these two babes will be, & we have the best relationship. On the other hand, we adore having a little lady & would love for Waverly Maye to have a sister. My sister & I are so close, there really is no relationship like it. 🙂 With that being said, we both have a feeling what this babe is, the same feeling, so I guess only time will tell. We can’t wait to find out!
I am one of those weird girls who loves being pregnant & I am confident that it will be no different this time, but the last couple of months have been pretty rough. I was sick throughout my first trimester with Waverly too, yet this time seems way worse, I can’t decide if I really feel worse or if it’s the toddler I’m running after that is the difference-maker. Exhaustion isn’t even the word, most days I am a complete zombie & have felt hungover for about 8 weeks straight. Yet not a moment goes by that I don’t think it’s worth it, we truly are beyond excited for this baby & all of the fun (plus craziness) that is to come!! It almost seems more surreal this time now that we know what we get in the end, our hearts are so full right now & we can’t wait to meet this babe or to see Waverly in her new role as big sister!