Thursday, July 26, 2012

And Then There Were Siblings

"Sometimes, being a big brother is better than being a superhero."
 Yes, dear readers, our family is growing... And it's hard to decide who is more thrilled... Mommy and Daddy? Or big brother?

A normal conversation with Jimmy goes something like this...

Me, pulling up my shirt: "What's in there, Jimmy?"
Jimmy, in the cutest inflections imaginable: "Baaaaaaaaaaay-by!" 
Followed by kisses and pokes and "Hi Baby!"'s, after which he gently and carefully pulls my shirt down and gently pats my tummy, "Baby go ni-nigh." He whispers.

Our little one is due in February, so that makes me about 12 weeks. I have only had about 6 or 7 days spread out over 2 weeks where I felt poorly. With the exception of a tendency towards exhaustion, extreme hunger and crazy cravings for chocolate I have felt unbelievably good. I love being pregnant! I popped out basically as the pregnancy test turned positive. Helloooo, Baby! And second pregnancies go by so much faster! I seriously can not believe I am already 12 weeks.

We think it's a girl this time. Obviously we could be wrong, but it's hard to not refer to "her" as Baby Girl, and we seem to only discuss girl names (which have so far proven to be futile discussions, she may end up having to be called Thing Two).

Indeed, we are thrilled and blessed and can't wait for Winter!


  1. Aww yay congrats! you look beautiful!

  2. Congratulations! Looks like he's going to be a very sweet big brother!! :) xxx

  3. What a sweet moment you captured!

  4. Hello Brittney!
    I'm the commenter on your Memorial day post.........
    Congratulations on your new little one!!
    You and little Jimmy sure are cute. =)
    Praying for a easy and healthy pregnancy for you!
    In Christ,

    1. Of course I remember you! Thank you. :)

  5. How fun! I was born in February, so of course, I think it's a great month. Congratulations!

  6. Thank you so much, everyone! We are absolutely delighted and feel so blessed.

  7. Yaaaaaaaay! So excited for you guys, and excited to be preggo buddies again. How fun is THAT?! Envious that you are feeling good, blah. I always feel like slime from the bottom of a pond until about 14 weeks. Needless to say, I'm in for a long August. *sigh* Each time I say "This is it! No more!" but apparently I forget. ;)

    1. Haha! I know, that baby bug is wicked once the littles outgrow their babyhood. I am kind of glad you "forgot" though. :) It makes us buddies again. Hope you feel better though! Those few bad days were bad enough that I wondered why in the world I ever thought it would be okay and perfectly tolerable to bear a child and be sick... But now that I feel better I'm very much okay with being pregnant and all the wonderful joys (and not so wonderful joys) that come with it.


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