baby #2

Sun Mar 24th- We found out the best news today! I knew it was true, but the test on Friday was negative (my secret plan: we had an awesome date night planned for Saturday, so I thought it would be fun to find out and tell Brandon then). Didn’t work out quite the way I had planned; instead we found out together on Sunday. The test came back with two lines (!) but one of them was really faint… so I ran downstairs and dragged B up- did he see two lines? (maybe). So even though Brandon makes fun of those digital tests (“It’s something you pee on!”), we got one, and a final answer of “pregnant”! So so excited to add a little one to our family.

Tues. Mar 26th- Blood test this morning to confirm what we already knew to be true! Even more excited now.
Waiting room
{Charlie occupied himself with my phone while we waited}

mid-April- We went in for first appointment (which is basically, “let me draw a whole bunch of blood” and also “how do you plan to pay for this?”  not the most fun visit.)  I am feeling a little more nauseous with this pregnancy (Charlie definitely spoiled me, I was hardly ever sick when I was pregnant with him).  And for whatever reason the nausea hits in the evening and dinnertime is the worst.  Brandon has to handle Charlie, because his food = eww.  And even days when I’m home I don’t really feel like cooking, so we have soup or grilled cheese for way more dinners than I would care to admit.  Brandon’s a champ. 

Sat. April 27- We went to South Carolina for the weekend and told Brandon’s family our big news.  On the way we stopped at the outlets and picked up this really cute “Big Brother” shift for Charlie to wear.  He was adorable, not that I’m biased or anything

Sun April 28th- We stopped by my parents on our way back to tell them- in the same way, we had Charlie put on his cute shirt.  My mom said she already knew!  Which I sort of figured, because I can only not drink wine at so many family meals before its obvious 🙂

Thurs May 2nd- I’m sort of forced into telling a few people at work because I needed help during a difficult day.  (Stupid x-rays, really.)

Tues May 7th- Our first true OB appointment.  It’s actually a CNM appt; we are seeing the same midwife who delivered Charlie.  She is part of an MD practice, but I liked seeing the same person throughout my pregnancy and then having her deliver the baby too.  She is really encouraging.  This visit we actually saw a different midwife but it was perfect, I went in sort of dragging (tired and tired of feeling sick) but left feeling like “this is the worst of it, it should gelt better from here!”  (Which of course is a total lie and I know that- 7 months from now, that’s the worst part!)
More hanging out in waiting rooms
{more occupying Charlie in the waiting room, at least we had Daddy too this time}

May 31st- We posted a cute video of Charlie that Brandon edited to tell our “big news” on facebook last night, and woke up to a ton of congratulations messages.  (That’s why facebook is awesome).  It somehow feels more real when everyone knows.  Plus I’m starting to show, wearing my maternity clothes a little bit even, so it was about time! 

Here’s the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcDsvAP1CQo&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

May insta-style

Hurry up 16, I'm ready. Parking garage or potty?  #lifewithatoddler
Proof that he loved this mornings donut date #chocolatestache Had to sneak in and capture this.
How I adore those curls. Untitled
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Need for speed, and a Mickey helmet.  That's a good way to end the weekend. Happy pink and yellow cruiser... Happy Mother's Day indeed!
My little adventurer "I pay (play) hoops!"
Watching the big kids.  He desperately needs a haircut, but I can't bring myself to cut those curls.. "Charlie goop (scoop) it". Except goop is more like it.  #messylunch
That's what I'm talking about.  He doesn't feel the same way about the vacuum, or is have it made!  You'll find me relaxing on the porch #littlehelper Pizza with these guys at the pool.  The perfect evening!
That's a lot of berries. If we needed more proof daddy is more fun than mommy.
And one with mommy, who holds his hand instead of tossing him into the air.  Daddy is way cooler. Love this kid.
Fearless!  I'm in trouble... Snack in the shade.  It's a rough life.

May was donuts, graduation, strawberries, and more than one picture of my feet (for which I apologize!)  May was good.  I’m surprised looking back on these photos at the long sleeves, long pants and jackets.  I already feel like its been hot forever!  We are spending a lot of time outside/at the pool lately, which makes us all a little happier I think.  Just need to find Charlie some water shoes so the pool deck will quit beating up his feet!  (We tried teaching him to “march” instead of walking, but as soon as he gets excited he breaks into a run, and as a result he’s had a constantly scabbed toe since the pool opened!  Poor kiddo.)  That’s about it for May… can’t believe the year is flying by.  (I say that every month!)