Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Pea Recap

So I've totally slacked on this blogging thing since our second pregnancy...so here we go... picking up at just about 16 weeks. Going to do a nice recap.

So why now for #2?
We really wanted our children to be able to grow up together... play together... have a closer relationship. So when Josephine turned 2, we started talking about a time line for baby #2. With our wedding season for 2012 picking up already for Spring/Summer bookings, we wanted to make sure we had enough time from the time "sweet pea" was born to get everyone acclimated to the new life at home, me get established with nursing & my supply under control... since it was CRAZY out of control with Josephine... and just have a NICE 3-5 month long maternity leave before going back to work!
So following our "Natural Family Planning" lifestyle that we have followed for 5 years now, we knew the month we needed to try was March since our May is now completely booked for weddings.
So Sweet Pea was conceived in March giving us a due date of December 14th.

Now, I delivered Josephine 3 weeks early due to my cervix being short & had some pre-term labor scares around 32 weeks... so we might have more of a November baby... only time will tell though!

My first trimester went very well. Just the normal tired & a few short weeks of constant nausea but no real sickness. I feel very blessed that my body responds well to pro-creation. :)

We are using the Vanderbilt Nurse Midwives again!
I had an amazing experience with them for Josephine's birth & am very exited about it again!
Our Family Nurse Practitioner is also a midwife so we will be actually seeing her for most of my pre-natal visits since she is a 10 min drive from us instead of driving to downtown Nashville for our appts so that is a great convenience. I'll start going to the Vandy group at about the 32-35 week mark.
I'm pretty excited that Vandy now has birthing tubs as well! Hoping one is available when I go in for delivery.

Here is a current photo of me at 15 weeks!

So here we are... I'll be 16 weeks tomorrow! I have a friend who is an ultrasound tech & she had us come in for a gender ultrasound! We'll go for our Anatomy Ultraound in 2-4 weeks to confirm & get all the anatomy info!
And... we found out today that Sweet Pea is a...
Here is a lil photo snippet of our visit. Daddy documented & Josephine watched her lil brother bounce on the screen!

We are so excited to have one of each! It's going to be such an adventure & feel brand new again & we couldn't be happier!
We are still narrowing down the name list for boys but we will be sure to share once we have decided a name for our Sweet Pea!

I also just started a Pinterest Account so I can start gathering inspiration for his nursery decor! Feel free to share things with me that you think we'd like!

I am going to try & be better about blogging now so check back & comment!



  1. Having one of each is so special...you're going to love it, and be amazed at how different they are! :) Congrats!

  2. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Congrats on finding out it's a BOY! I hope everything continues to go well and that you'll all anjoy your growing belly and the excitement that comes as the big day gets closer and closer. Yay! Josie is going to love having a baby brother. I can sense it already. Love to all 4 of you!

  3. Congrats!!! Little boys are great!

  4. Congrats on number 2 and Congrats on blogging again! Missed it!!

    We are having baby number one mid October...also a boy! It's boy season!!


  5. congratulations! i had no idea you were expecting #2!! enjoy every moment!! :)