Yes I am expecting!


I tried fooling myself thinking I could wait to tell the world til 12 weeks that we are expecting another baby but I just couldn’t contain the excitement today when I saw our little bean on the ultrasound monitor.

 It has been a rough last 5 weeks with morning sickness and lets just say when we got back from our Laughlin trip I just knew then I was pregnant, it was kind of an intuition. So I found out pretty early and well before my missed period that I was expecting. It was a complete and total shocker since I just had my IUD surgically  removed the month before because it got stuck! 

We weren’t trying but we weren’t preventing, and apparently when you just don’t care either way, God steps in and says “Yep you’re gonna be a mommy again”. Go figure right? I’ve been hesitant to add to the family since I work in child care. I just wasn’t sure I was ready for more sleepless nights. It took us 14 long months to conceive our son, and this time just 1 month after being off birth control. So I guess it really just goes to show you that timing is all up to God.

Anyway I have been dying to share this news and these pics on my blog and with the world. Its kind of been a lonely 5 weeks since I’ve been battling lots of fatigue and morning sickness that leaves me curled up on the couch half the day with a movie on for the kids. Normally I’m very active in play with the kids, but not lately. And lets just say these last five weeks without coffee? Torturous!! I love coffee!!

Anyway, back to the bean. So I am 8 weeks and 3 days according to the ultrasound I had today. I thought I was 8 weeks 2 days, so I’m measuring a day ahead. My initial appointment was supposed to be next week, but due to some spotting, they decided to see me earlier. It turns out that I have a fibriod and some subchorionic bleeding. I read that this bleeding is common in 20 percent of pregnancies. So I’m not too worried since the doctor wasn’t worried, but it’s still a little concerning for me. I just did my own research and learned that it can be irritated with heavy lifting. Well I have to lift a heavy baby and 2 toddlers every day, so I’m a bit scared. Please keep us in your thoughts.

But here is a quick look at our little bean! I was surprised when the doc couldn’t give us the heart rate since we got J’s at 8 weeks and it was 174bpm. The doc said they don’t normally give a heart rate that early at this place, but I did see it beating! J’s us pictures were a lot clearer too and I actually got to see him move a little flipper arm! 🙂 This baby looks like a little blob, but I’m so reassured that baby is measuring right on track and actually 1 day ahead. So this is great news. And I’m glad I can finally share. There was no way I was going to be able to wait til 12 weeks. So 8 weeks and a heartbeat is good enough for me. 🙂

So of course on the way home from the ultrasound I had to stop by Wendy’s for a frosty and we took this pic of J so I could share it with my friends on Facebook in a special way!
When I told him mommy had a baby in his belly he looked concerned and said, “Ah Oh”! I don’t think he really understands though.


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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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32 thoughts on “Yes I am expecting!

  1. Awww, yay! I’m so happi & excited for you! Congrats! Wishing for a safe & healthy pregnancy =) Can’t wait to read your pregnancy updates! Love babies!!!

  2. Congrats!!! I’m roughly 9 weeks pregnant myself. I had a quick ultrasound today and we heard a heartbeat, but no real pics until middle of the month. Congrats again!!

  3. Many many congratulations to you. I hope the morning sickness will soon wear off and that you will start to feel a bit better again. Wonderful news, and look at that cute photo of your little boy! Bless!

  4. Congratulations! I’m so completely overjoyed and happy for you. God knows what’s best for us and He’s certainly rewarding and blessing you and your family with this new life! Praying that you will have an easy and healthy pregnancy. I’m sure your little man will turn out to be an excellent big brother!


  5. Congratulations! I had spotting with my second and it stressed me out quite a bit, but our little guy just turned 2 and it all worked out ok 🙂

    Hope your morning sickness subsides!

  6. I saw your post on FB last night and I almost jumped off the car in excitement!! 😀 I’m so happy for you guys!! *silly dance* And that’s a very cute little bean if I may say so 😉 (we called A. little bean too! J was little byrd though!…can’t have two beans…)!!
    So how’s the big brother doing?! How’s momma doing? Daddy?

    OMG!! I’m so HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!! But I think you already noticed that…erm…!!

    *more silly dancing* and *huge grin*

  7. You were sitting on a car??? LOL!

    Lets see big brother hasn’t a clue what is going on just yet. He just looks at me funny anytime I talk about baby, but he has to follow me to the bathroom when I’m puking. (JOY) Daddy is excited but depressed cuz the sex life is well non existent. (Now I’ve just shared too much) and I’m happy in between nauseous spells which can last all damn day! 😉 But I just have three more weeks and hello second trimester. Lets hope the M/S goes away then! Fingers crossed!

  8.  Congrats! I wish mommy and baby the best. 

    We are finally getting over the shock on #2 due in Aug! lol

  9. Congratulations, I am so happy for you, even if you are having problems with morning sickness and saliva…hang in there, things will get better soon.  Lots of hugs!

  10. Hi Heather! Congrats on baby #2! That is very exciting news. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I couldn’t respond b/c you are a no reply blogger. You can change that in your settings!!

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