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Thursday, July 05, 2007

FAQ

First of all, thank you all so much for the congratulations and well wishes! We had been trying for almost a year and a half, so needless to say we are so very excited to be expecting our 2nd child!

I know I didn't include those all important details that everyone wants to know when you find out someone is pregnant! So here are some answers! I have a separate post on when I finally tested, how I told Joe, and the grandparents, and Kayla's, reaction!

1. I'll be 7 weeks on Sunday.

2. I'm due on Feb 24th.

3. I found out on Tuesday, June 19th. That was the morning after we returned home from our
vacation/road trip. Which, yes, means that it did indeed happen while we were gone!

4. That was also 2 days after Father's Day - belated gift for Joe! Why didn't I test on Father's Day? Believe me I was tempted, but you'll find out why I didn't in the above-mentioned, soon- to-be post.

5. If I can help it we won't be finding out the sex. We didn't with Kayla and I liked it that way. Although the farther I get in this pregnancy I might not be able to stand the suspense any longer and will just need to know. Maybe. Hopefully not though. I liked finding out at birth that we had a daughter and am looking forward to that experience again.

6. I really don't have a preference to whether we have a boy or girl. Sure having a boy would be nice to have one of each, but I would be just as happy with another girl (besides the fact that I have most all of Kayla's old clothes and would love to have a girl to wear them again!)

7. I've been feeling great! Ok I've been really tired and hungry. It seems I'm always complaining to Joe how hungry I am - just can't seem to curb the hunger pains!

8. So far no morning sickness (please knock on wood now that I've put this down in writing for all to see!) But I didn't experience any with Kayla either, so hopefully I'll be just as lucky the 2nd time around too.

9. My first doctor appt isn't until July 25th. It seems so far away, but I'll only be 9 weeks then.

10. Joe is deploying in a couple of months. He's not going to Iraq, but he is going somewhere "over there." He's only supposed to be gone for 4 months; so he should be back about a month before the baby is due.

I think that just about covers it for now!

37 comments:

Karen said...

Thanks for the update Michelle. I am very excited for you! Be cool if you have your baby on Feb 21st (that is my son's birthday). It's a great date of course :-)

I will be saying some prayers for your family regarding your hubby's deployment, until I read your posting the reality of it didn't sink in, but you know what is awesome, God's timing is perfect, he knows the times and the seasons, our times our wonderfully in our hands (I feel a post coming on along this vein today..God has been speaking to me about waiting timing and seasons.). May God bless you enormously. Maybe you will have twins, or a spiritual double blessing!

Jeff and Michelle said...

How wonderful!!! Congratulations to you!!! Babies are such a blessing!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Great update...I found out I was pregnant with Aviva 7 years ago July 3rd.

Sending lots of positive thoughts.

HUGS!

Much More Than a Mom said...

Congratulations again!

Kim Davis said...

Michelle - How exciting for your family!! Congrats!

amy flege said...

so exciting for you guys. thanks for keeping us updated!!!!

Jessica said...

This is so exciting! Thanks for the update!

PEA said...

Well!! You'll never forget THAT vacation will you!!! LOL I'm just so thrilled for all of you and although I know it will be hard for you when Joe gets deployed, you have a loving family and friends who will help you through it all:-) Can't wait to read your next posts! hehe xox

T*mmy said...

This is all so exciting!!
I'm just so very proud for you all!!
:)

Tammy and Parker said...

Mere words cannot describe how incredibly thrilled we are for you!

Sure beats just bringing home a t-shirt from your vacation, huh?

Ya-hooo!

Beck said...

I'm so happy for you! I hope that this pregnancy continues to be a happy, healthy and COMPLETELY morning-sickness-free one!

Nisa said...

Meesh... I didn't know Joe was deploying! When did you guys find that out?
Sorry I don't mean to only focus on that little side note you threw in, but wow, I didn't know that. Anyway, thanks for all the details. Again, I'm just so happy for you!! I'm gonna have to come visit again soon.
love you!

Anonymous said...

hey what happened to your spam-blocker thingy?

Nisa said...

Oh, that was me asking about the spam blocker thing...

amy said...

Im going to learn a lot about you..
love this post my friend and congrats!

Steve's Baby said...

Well, it just took getting away from the house to get you pregnant! :)

I'll say lots of prayers for your family during deployment. Hopefully, everything goes as it's scheduled for ya!

Renee's Ramblings said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful details! How marvelous for you all! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers both for your pregnancy and for your husband's deployment. Again, congratulations!

Christina said...

Thanks for the update! Due to the post you wrote a while back, I bet you are just SOOOO happy. But you know what they say, perfection takes a lot of practice, and just look at that gorgeous daughter of yours.

Kacey Bode said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited for you guys!! Kayla will be a wonderful big sister!!! Keep us updated. It will definetly be hard to not find out the sex of the baby.

Miranda said...

I'm so excited for you!! I hope Joe has a safe deployment, and gets home in time to see the new baby!

Anonymous said...

I think that is so wonderful that Joe had a late father's day gift.What perfect timing.I am sorry that he has to be gone so long.He will be in my prayers.
well Congratulations to you all again!It truly is wonderful news.
love,
mimi

AZ Chapmen said...

I hope your husband is safe in the war. Congrats on the new baby.

Kathleen Marie said...

I am so very, very happy for you! How exciting for all. Babies are always such a blessing! And no morning sickness? I have never heard of such a thing -- I was sick to varying degrees with all four and I understand the hunger ordeal ☺

I am so praying for you and your family and Joe's deployment.

God has you all in the palm of His mighty hand.

Hugs!

Min said...

Congratulations!! I cant wait until next year. The pictures of Kayla and the new baby are going to be front page news!

Linda said...

It's all good and exciting and wonderful. I'm with you - it's fun to wait and see (of course way back in the stone ages when my babies were born we didn't even have that option). I never had morning sickness either. Quite the opposite - I gained much too much weight!!
Rest and eat - take good care of yourself!

Me said...

Aww how exciting!! I'm so happy for you!! :)

Trace

K.T. and her family of crafters. said...

Thats great!!Hopefully no morning sickness-lets keep our fingers crossed!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!! I am so happy for you and Joe!!!!! Kayla will make an awesome big sister!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to sign my name...the above post is from Rachael & Anna Grace!

Tracey said...

How did I miss that post?!?!? YAY!!!

I'm so excited for you guys! I know you've been hoping for a long time. I know that this pregnancy will go smoothly, and that the next baby will be just as beautiful as Kayla is!

Cheryl Wray said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!!! I really have missed out on the Big News by not stopping by lately!!! That is wonderful news!!!
I can't wait to experience it all through your blog with you!!

chelle said...

I am out for ONE week and such amazing news comes!!!!

Congratulations!!! We are so excited for you and your family!

It is tough to find your footing at first, then it becomes so so wonderful!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Looking forward to "the rest of the story!" I'll be sending zero morning sickness thoughts your way - it's no fun at all! Daniel didn't eat a solid dinner for weeks because I absolutely couldn't cook.

-Andrea

Amy said...

Thank you for all the updates! You know that women need to know every detail, don't ya? LOL!

Joe will definitely be in my prayers. And you and Kayla too, of course.

Can't wait for the next posts!

Sarah said...

A million congratulations!!! I'm sorry I've been so late and absent lately, it's been a busy few weeks. I hope to get back on track this week. We're just now talking about trying for number three, but I'm still not ovulating, so we'll see how it goes.
Sarah

Cindy said...

I'll be especially praying for you guys with the upcoming deployment! My brother served a year in Iraq when their first baby was born. I know it sure isn't ideal, but I'm so glad he'll be home around the time for your new bundle to arrive and he won't have to miss her first year! (I guess I think you're having a girl. :) Which probably means you're having a boy... I was CONVINCED all 4 of mine were boys.)

Julie said...

Michelle....

Congrats again on your new baby to be! I am so happy for you.

Oh yes, and just to let you know, you're "it." Hee hee!

-Julie