Friday, August 28, 2009

Following up on the GREAT news fresh off the press above!

You've heard it right, folks. Dustin and I are expecting baby #2 in about 6 months. I was 13 weeks yesterday, which officially puts me into the second trimester. What a ride it's been!
On June 24th, after months of trying and fears that another biological baby was not in God's plan for us, we found out that I was pregnant. My best friend from college happened to be visiting from California, so it was fun to have someone to share the news with right away. I knew Dustin would be happy I had someone with me at the time, rather than jealous that he wasn't the first to find out. Kristin stayed with our girls while I ran out to buy a "big sister" shirt for Addison. (Not the one she is wearing in the post above- that was a gift from Kristin a couple of weeks later. The original shirt was not nearly as cute, but my sources were limited.)
The day Addison found out she was going to be a BIG SISTER!
I took my obligatory parking spot at the store. The parking lot wasn't crowded at the time or else I would have saved the spot for someone further along than myself. Actually, on my way in to the store, I noticed a couple of spots that would have been closer. But really, that wasn't the point of me parking there.
Dustin came home from work that evening and Kristin and I had the cameras rolling, anticipating the moment that Dustin would understand the meaning behind Addison's new shirt. It took quite a bit longer than we expected, but after a few hints thrown his way, the light bulb clicked.
(click to play the video)
video

I can't blame him for not "getting it" at first. Neither of us were expecting this news anytime soon!
And here we are 9 weeks later and ready to share it with the world! I had a wonderful first trimester. I have been low on energy, to say the least, but have not had a bit of nausea. When pregnant with Addison, I could barely stand in the shower for 2 minutes, let alone eat or drink anything, so this has been a nice surprise. We went in for an ultrasound at 9 weeks 1 day and were given an official due date of March 4, 2010. The baby's heart rate was 167 and he/she was already wiggling all around. I think we have an active one on our hands!My energy is beginning to return and I am still feeling great. I am not really showing, which is no surprise given I didn't even begin to show with Addison until I was almost 20 weeks. I think I will show slightly earlier this time around, but not by much.
4 weeks
13 weeks (taken at night because I'm a little bloated after dinner)

We had another routine appointment scheduled for this morning, though routine it did not remain. Due to some recent spotting, I had an ultrasound to make sure that everything was okay. This is what we saw. What a little miracle!

The baby looks wonderful, is developing perfectly and had a heart rate of 154. I am even measuring 2 days ahead. They couldn't find any reason for the spotting (such as a tear or detachment in the placenta) and think it's just my cervix getting rid of old stuff. I feel fine and have had no cramping but feel much better knowing that precautionary measures were taken.
We go back in 4 weeks (September 25th) for my "big ultrasound" and to find out the sex of the baby. We can't wait!!!!!!
Stay tuned for many more updates over the coming months!

4 comments:

Emily Lucking said...

Contratulations!
YAY Kristi, Dustin and big sister Addison! I am soooo happy for all of you. Kris I got your voicemail and I'll give you a call real soon.

Love you.

Em

Rachel said...

Congrats!!

Bonnie said...

Oh my gosh Kristi! What great news! What a blessing it was that Kristin was there too. We'll be praying for that little one to grow perfectly and healthy, just like his/her big sis did.

L&L ;-)

Cathy and Marshall said...

Congratulations, Kristi! What wonderful news! I will keep you and the baby in my prayers!