Thursday, May 3, 2012

AN ANNOUNCEMENT...

Well, the cat is out of the bag! Can you tell how excited I am to share the big news? Holy neck clench. Ha. I am entering my second trimester and I am starting to feel human again. Now all the radio silence makes sense. I forgot how EXHAUSTING the first trimester is, not to mention that I was eating donuts and domino's because that's all that sounded good and I didn't want to disappoint anyone;). I am so happy to say that I am back on the healthy eating train and it feels so good! I had a few friends tell me today that they knew I was pregnant because of what I was eating, wearing, etc.

With Matilda I was so anxious for a baby. We were charting and planning and I was eating, sleeping baby. Then that little angel came along and I thought, I could be happy with just being a mom to her. The thought of changing our family felt foreign and then as time passed I kept thinking and praying and finally I just told God that if He would bless us with another baby then I would be the happiest girl, but I was also content if that wasn't in the cards for us. Sure enough, after getting nauseous during a trip to Pike's nursery, I decided to take a test and... it was positive! We seriously couldn't believe it and I truly believe that babies are miracles and I don't take a second of it for granted. I feel like the luckiest Mom in the world.

We've had a few tiny bumps in the road where I felt led to change our Dr practice and today was our first appointment with our new doctor and we loved her. She was just what I was looking for and I'm thankful for that. She has excellent bedside manner and offered me peanut butter and crackers when I got a little woozy from all the blood testing and she liked my outfit. Winner!

Matilda is beyond excited about being a big sister. We finally told her today and her reaction brought tears to my eyes. She is such a loving, curious, darling little girl. Thank you Jesus. She had asked me a couple of weeks ago if I had a baby in my tummy and then told me, "we needed to talk about it." She's clever that's for sure.

I also just feel the need to say that I know a lot of my friends have struggled with infertility and even loss and I am very sensitive to that. I feel incredibly unworthy and guilty sometimes that I would be allowed this experience and they wouldn't be. To all of these friends, it doesn't go unnoticed and I love you all dearly and pray that each one of you would have the desires of your hearts.

Thank you so much for all of the well wishes that we've already received today. We are walking a little lighter than normal. <3

24 comments:

  1. congrats, congrats, congrats! so happy for your family to be growing! you are a fabulous Mama! bask in all the glory that pregnancy and motherhood give you!

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    1. thank you so much brandi! lots of love to you and your family!

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  2. I am SO excited for you guys. I swear, I knew it! I almost just asked you about it on a Twitter DM the other day but didn't want to be a nosy weirdo :) So, so happy for your adorable growing family! <3 <3 <3 <3

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    1. i wanted to DM you SO bad! mostly to complain, which is why i stopped myself. here's a sampler: "dear lindsay, when will i stop hating food." "dear lindsay, i know how you feel. i'm going to bed at 8 too." etc and etc. thank you so much for the sweet wishes!!!

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  3. lesley - this is one of the sweetest and most beautiful announcements i have read in some time. you kind heart shines through like always. this is one lucky baby to have parents like you and a big sis like matilda. i am so happy for you guys. wishing a happy & healthy experience on your second adventure into mommyhood. <3

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    1. i love you dear girl. thank you as always for your encouragement and tender words. i feel truly honored to know and love you and your family!

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  4. I just had my first baby a month ago. I always knew I wanted to be a mama.... but it's better than I imagined. Thank God for babies! Congratulations!

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  5. I had a feeling this is why there wasn't much from you lately! Yipppppeeee! And you looking darling! Congrats on getting out of the first trimester and feeling a bit normal again. What wonderful news! Thank you for sharing!:)

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  6. From what I can tell, you're a wonderful mother and role model :) Congrats!

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  7. Congrats mommy and daddy-to-be! I'm sure Matilda will make a wonderful big sister. Little girls are such a big help too.

    xo,
    Allison

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  8. Oh, I am so excited for you! Siblings are such a joy to parent, and Matilda will be so loving and helpful, I'm sure. Such happy news. :)

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  9. So happy for you three! Congratulations!

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  10. Awe, congratulations! (and thank you). How exciting! We are so close in due dates, that I can totally relate to the finally feeling human thing. In fact just today I'm noticing a huge increase in energy! I'm hoping it lasts!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy, friend!

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  11. Congratulations on the wonderful news! Lesley, I just love your style. Would you mind telling me where your skirt and shoes came from?

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    1. you are so nice! thank you! the skirt is anthro from a few years ago and the shoes are by frye.

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  12. Oh, I'm so excited for you and your family! What a wonderful blessing! Glad to hear you are feeling better and more like yourself. Nothing can really prepare you for the tiresome wear on your body, plus you are chasing around an active preschooler! Nothing can prepare you for the love and wonder you will feel for this second baby either. What fun! I look forward to following your family on this journey!

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  13. Congratulations! How exciting! Also, I just have to say how amazing you are to include the second to last paragraph! Seriously, you are amazing. I'm not anywhere near that stage in my life where I want to start having kids but fertility issues run in my family so I'm already preparing myself for the future. I think sometimes people forget/don't realize how lucky they are to be blessed with having children (and easily). It seriously just shows what a wonderful person you are to think about your friends at a time like this! :)

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  14. Oh my goodness!!! What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your sweet family!

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  15. There are literally three phases that you simply may should undergo throughout your complete course of your pregnancy: the primary trimester, the second trimester, and the third trimester. In every stage, you will discover some modifications in your physique as your child develops inside and also you will even expertise being pregnant discomforts.

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