Thursday, September 11, 2008

Official Announcement.


Horrible MS Paint job? Yes. Cheesy? Yes. But it gets the job done, right? You can't imagine how hard it is to find a "Big Brother" shirt in any size smaller than a 3T.

Okay, for real: We are expecting baby #2!! We are thrilled beyond words and feel so incredibly blessed. I had my 12 week appointment this morning (yay for leaving the first trimester) and was able to hear our little bean's heartbeat. Beautiful - I have also had an ultrasound, around 8 weeks but for some reason our scanner isn't working so I can't post the picture here. I'm sure my brilliant husband can figure it out, though. Otherwise we'll be having another one in about 6 or 7 weeks to find out if we are pink or blue.

Okay, details, probably more than you need! I found out on July 19th, which was also the last day of Shawn's CFP exam. I took the home pregnancy test while Shawn was taking the test, figuring that if it was positive, I wouldn't be able to tell him and therefore distract him from the big test. Honestly, though, I wasn't expecting a positive at all, so when it showed up, I was shocked, scared, thrilled, excited, laughing, crying, all at the same time. I've wanted to tell most all of you in person...but it's hard to bring up. "So, Holly, how is Asha doing in Pre-school? Oh, and by the way I'm pregnant." I just didn't know how to do it being awkward.

More details: Due date is March 27th, 2009 (according to my Dr's office - it was June 27th, 2007 with J and they were pretty accurate, I would say!) If this baby is as punctual as his/her older brother, then they will be exactly 21 months apart. I'm doing okay, "morning sickness" is my 24 hour companion it seems, and I have lots of headaches as well as being tired constantly. Emotionally, I'm kind of a wreck, I'll cry at the drop of a hat, a ball, a block, a sippy cup - whatever. I waiver between "How am I going to love another baby as much as I love J?" and "What am I going to do if this baby is just like J?" and "How in the world am I going to handle TWO of them???"

Since we gave J a nickname in the womb (that had nothing to do with his 'real' name), I decided it was only fair to nickname this one, too. He/She shall be called "Baby B" from now on.

16 comments:

Kim F said...

Yay! Hooray! Congrats! I'm excited to have another little Roland around. =)

Kim F said...

Oh and I'll be on the look out for a "Big Brother" shirt for J.

Shannon said...

Congratulations again!! Now that it's official and everyone else knows. I'm soo happy for you and Shawn. And I'm sure you will have no problem at all loving baby B just as much as you love J. You are a wonderful person/mommy and I know you definately have enough love to go around.

Jen said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!! That's very exciting!

Anonymous said...

Congrats hon! Can't say I'm shocked, since you seem to be loving this mommy stuff...

Cousin Jen

Mikele said...

You'll love having two (or more!)- It's so fun having them play together... you know, eventually.

Congrats!

mini and brother said...

HOOOOORRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best news I've heard in a long time. Congratulations.
You're gonna love #2 just as much or maybe even more in my case, Just kidding!!

The Johnson Family said...

Finally I can remove the duck tape from my mouth! I'm so happy for you and the fam! March 27th is a WONDERFUL day to have Baby B, it's my birthday!! Seeing as you had J on my hubby's b-day it's the least you could do for me LOL!!

Astraea said...

YEAH!!!! Congrats!! You will be able to handle two better than you handled one, trust me. ;)

Rangels said...

I wish your family the best. hope it's a girl. Don't know if I can handle another Roland boy, Bailey and J are to close as is....j/k. Just think having two is twice the fun....you'll love them both more.

Jasmyn said...

Congrats! Kade and Gavin are 22 months apart and I cherish them both...you'lle be fine! And kudos for being able to keep such a good secret for 12 weeks, your good! :)

Robyn said...

Congratulations! What great news. Hope you start feeling better soon :)

Kristi said...

YIIIPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

You won't think it possible to love another as much... until you do....

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, congrats! I haven't looked at blogs in a while so I just saw the news. Happy for ya!

Nichole, Jeff & Baby "peanut" said...

Congrats Rachel & Shawn,
I didn't even need to send out any water from here for you :) I am so excited for you..


PS- the park you went to looks amazing, we have the zoo, but look how close you are...that is really neat.

Mrs. Spice said...

Wow..I am a little behind on blogs. Sorry about that. Congrats! Yay! Wait. Does this mean I'll be drinking alone at the SYTYCD Tour? I can't wait to meet him...or her...or whomever it may be! :-)