Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby #2

On Sunday I posted a video on Facebook with pictures from Loyal's first year. There was a little surprise at the end. Yep! We're having another baby!  Another boy!  We are so excited!  I am due at the very end of October and the boys will be 18 months apart, which is exactly what we have always wanted. So far, this pregnancy has been super easy and is flying right by. Physically, this pregnancy is very similar to the last but mentally and emotionally, it is so different. I have had a lot of people ask me if I'm going to blog about it like I did last time and honestly, I probably won't. Well maybe I should say that it just won't be to the extent that it was last time.  I don't see myself doing weekly updates this time.  Most weeks I don't even know how far along I am and have to look at one of my pregnancy apps, something that rarely ever gets opened these days. I remember reading those updates 2-3 times a week last time!  It's so funny how things change.  Life goes on just as it did before.  Pictures become far and few.  My one year old doesn't stop to enjoy the pregnancy, so I rarely do myself.  As much as I would love for everyone to follow along with this experience, finding the time to blog is the main issue. Followed by enthusiasm and excited I would have to admit. It's not that the excitement isn't there, it's just that it's an excitement for different things. Things that I know now that I didn't know before. All of the unknown and excitement of going through pregnancy seem to get overlooked and have become a thing of the past.  

But I am very excited. Excited for the end. To go into labor. To feel that very first contraction and know that it won't be much longer. Excited to meet this baby.  Hold him so close in my arms.  To smell him and feel his soft skin against mine. To lock eyes with him and tell him how much I love him already. To feel that love of your child being born, a moment that can never be replaced with anything greater. I can't wait for time to stand still as I hold him in my arms and get lost in the love. I can't wait to watch Loyal bond with his second son and feel all these moments for himself. To be alone in the hospital with Loyal.  Just us and our new baby. To hear nothing but baby breaths nuzzled in my neck. I can't wait for Lo to meet his baby brother and introduce them both to brotherhood. To watch them grow up together.  To bond and form a friendship that only a sibling can provide. I can't wait to bring this baby home. Home to a family of four. I can't wait to swaddle this baby and give him the warmth and comfort that is all he has known. I long for the days that he falls asleep on my chest and I am stuck until he wakes up. Ready for time to get away from me again. Where nothing else matters but a healthy baby and a happy family. 

These are all things that I didn't know before. Things that I didn't know how truly exciting they could be.  These things intimidated me once before but now I anticipate them with every ounce of my being. You see, when you know these moments are ahead, they make things like weekly updates and which body parts are forming this week seem irrelevant in comparison.  So for these next 6 months I will soak up every moment of being a family of three. Enjoy each and every day with just me and Lo.  I will make his last summer as an only child the best that it could ever be.  While we play this summer away and as I sit here and feel this little tiny life inside of me kick and move around in my belly, I am reminded that these moments that I long for will soon be here.
After everything I just said in this post, I look at this last picture and realized that we're about to have 2 of these.  Lord, help us!

A BIG thank you to everyone who commented, text/called, and wished us their well wishes after our fb post.  Thank you so much.


  1. Awe congrats Nicole! So excited for your growing (and super adorable) family.

    xo Jesssica


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