Monday, January 3, 2011

Evie is going to be a Big Sister!!!!

We are so excited to announce that we are expecting our second baby! It still seems like Evie is brand new but she will be 2 next week. Babies seem to happen quickly with us so we were a little surprised but thrilled at the same time. Around Halloween, I started feeling like I was pregnant and took a few dollar store tests. They all came out negative but I knew something was different. I waited another week and bought the real deal - the EPT and it turned to pregnant in a flash!

    Carl was upstairs skyping with his friend. I waited - not so patiently - for him to get off the computer. While, he was upstairs I placed a hamburger bun in the oven with a pink and blue ribbon wrapped around the bun. He finally came downstairs and I told him that something was wrong with the oven and to please check it. I could not believe it but he did not even notice our bun in the oven. He finally saw it and we both were so happy!

    I was able to get an appointment for that week with my doctor and she confirmed that I was indeed expecting a baby. Due date is July 9 so it will be totally different having a baby in the summer. Evie was born on a cold January night.

    We told our parents at Thanksgiving and they were so excited too. Evie wore her Big Sister shirt to share the news and both sets of grandparents figured it out real quick. It was so hard not to tell but we kept it a secret for a long time from most people.

    I am 13 weeks pregnant and thank goodness I can finally tell. People were probably starting to think that I must have indulged in too many cookies over Christmas.

    We had an ultrasound this morning and the technician is positive that we are expecting a baby boy! What a blessing to have a healthy baby but we are also looking forward to experiencing life with one of each.  We will know with more accuracy in a few weeks but it looked pretty obvious! Either way, we will be thrilled to have a new baby to love in our family! Evie loved watching the baby on the screen and definitely knows that there is a baby in my belly!

   Yes, I am nervous about having two kids since some days I can barely handle Evie! Several of my friends who have 2 have assured me that something just clicks and that I will figure out how to balance it all. I sure hope so! Evie and her Baby Brother will be 30 months apart in age.
I have a feeling our life is about to get a lot crazier!


  1. Oh yay! So excited for y'all! I think around two or three years apart is PERFECT spacing. Of course, I'm a little biased ;)

  2. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! I am so excited for y'all!!! Evie looks so precious in her big sister shirt - she fits that role nicely :)
    And, a BOY!!!!! I seriously cried while reading this - ha! maybe it's all my pregnancy hormones, but I could just 100% relate and I was over-the-moon excited!
    We will definitely have to swap stories of our newborn adventures alongside our ACTIVE toddlers! :) Hope you're feeling well!!
    Oh, and Libbi was a summer baby - I was actually due July 4th and she came early (6/22). The only drawback I can think of is that I was white as ghost because I was hugely pregnant the first part of summer so I never left the house and the second part of summer I was at home with a newborn so I never left the house. But, it's a great reason NOT to have to put on a bathing suit :)
    Congrats again!!

  3. Congratulations, Jennifer! I've been following your blog for quite a while now (found it through Carrie's) and was starting to wonder why you were taking so many naps ;). I'm pregnant with my second too, due May 22nd, and we'll be finding out if it's a boy or girl very soon!

    Wishing you all the best in your pregnancy and becoming a mother of two!

    p.s. Congrats to the soon-to-be big sister! Evie is absolutely adorable, which is why I couldn't turn away from your blog!

  4. Congratulations again! Avery was a July baby, and although we told our close family and friends around Christmas, we made the big announcement the Monday after New Year's. What a coincidence! So excited to hear how it goes and all the boy details. What wonderful Monday news!

  5. Congratulations, Jennifer! That's exciting news and I'm sure Evie will be a fabulous big sister. And what a cute way to tell Carl. I love that!

  6. Oh, Jennifer, I am SO HAPPY For you!!!!!! You have such a beautiful Evie that I have been praying you would have another baby! Where did you find her precious Big Sister shirt?! It is DARLING! Congrats on your happy, happy news!!!!!

  7. Congratulations. What an exciting time for you guys. You will be a great mother to two kids. Looking forward to following along.

  8. That is so great, Jennifer! I'm thrilled for you! I'm positive you will be a great mother of two! I know all about summer pregnancies... it can get a bit miserable towards the end, but it's worth EVERY bit of discomfort, of course :) Congrats again!!

  9. So exciting!!! I just told Allison over Christmas that I had my suspicions about you being pregnant and was checking the blog obsessively for an announcement!So excited for you, Carl and Evie!

  10. July babies are the BEST!!!! Plus everyone feels extra sorry for you that you're preggo in such heat. I am so excited for your family!!! xoxox

  11. Oh congratulations! I am so excited for you. And what fun to experience a baby boy after having your precious princess.
    Cannot wait to follow your pregnancy!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  12. YAY!!! I'm so excited for you! And Evie is going to make such a wonderful big sis!!! Congrats!!!
    Nicole Clark

  13. Wow!! yOU WILL love having a number 2. I never get tired of it and am up to 5!!! (but done!)

  14. Yep! I knew it! Knew it! I'm so excited for you guys! I can't believe it!!

  15. Oh Ok so I am worn out from starting back to school and don't read the blog and look what I missed. How exciting!!! Congrats to you all.

  16. YAY! Those pictures are precious!!!
    You will love having a little boy...they are so snuggly and yummy!!!

  17. Oh I couldn't be happier for you guys!! Two is wonderful and you will be amazed at how well you adjust!! Congratulations!!
    PS: I love the way you told cute!!


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