Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pregnancy Update: 14 weeks!

Now that the entire world knows that we are expecting baby number 2, I can finally open up and share some details about this pregnancy. I've had such bad writer's block on here because I wasn't quite ready to share one of our BIGGEST happenings of this year. It was hard to think about anything else!
Sporting a bump already! (12 weeks)
Rewind back to May for a second... on the 17th, I ran in the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon (remember? The one where my shuttle bus ran into another car on the bridge?!). The following Monday, I was still feeling really wiped out, which was unusual for me. Not only had I trained well for this race, but it was relatively short. I just couldn't seem to shake off the fatigue. I had a sneaking suspicion that I might be pregnant, but stubbornly waited until Friday to take a pregnancy test. Sure enough that afternoon, while Isaac and Jordan were playing in the backyard, I saw two definitive pink lines!
Our little buddy/sweetheart! 
A month later (9 weeks), we saw our little bean via ultrasound. He or she looked awesome, was wiggling all over the place, and had a strong heartbeat. My official due date was set for January 25, 2015!! I was feeling pretty miserable by then with daily fatigue and incessant nausea. I wouldn't say it was all that more or less dramatic than my pregnancy with Isaac, but this time around, I just wasn't able to slow down and rest with a toddler to care for and entertain! Thankfully, Isaac never turns down an episode of Curious George.

We told our families after the first appointment and slowly started leaking the big news to our closest friends. I had another appointment at 12 weeks, heard the heartbeat again and felt comfortable widening our circle even further. We found a Big Brother t-shirt for Isaac and surprised my coworkers and more close friends. Then finally, after we got both student camps out of the way, we announced our great joy to the whole world! I'm now 14 weeks and a few days along and feeling substantially better. I know everyone wants to know about the gender and we declined the first trimester chromosomal screening. This baby will probably be a big surprise just like big brother Isaac was!

We are truly blessed beyond measure to have this little life in our care. I am thrilled and thankful and full of love for this new baby. The Lord has been so good to our family!!!

7 comments:

Kendra said...

Curious George is on Netflix and I think I have every episode memorized in thanks to Klayton!

Erika said...

Your bump looks super cute, but can we focus on how fab your hair is in this picture?!??! Love the color and cut!!

Angie said...

You look so pretty :)

Emily Gentry said...

How wonderful! A big congratulations to you and your family!

Whitney Lane said...

Yay yay yay!!! Can't wait to follow along! :)

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

You look so good, Hollie!! So excited for you!

Kathy said...

Congrats Hollie! I am soooo happy for you. This is wonderful news!

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