So…yeah, about the blog…

Between it being lent, work (a huge document just got published) and various other life things I’ve had little time to blog — but also this:

That’s right, Bernhard Joseph is going to be a big brother come late August/early September (EDD actually IS Labor Day) depending on when this little one decides it’s time to pop out!

We sent out a few physical announcements last weekend to our grandparents and wanted to give them a week to arrive before making it “internet official”.

Here’s one of my favorite outtakes from that announcement:

Joking aside, Bernhard has been as excited at a 22-month old can be.  He actually outted me at Kroger when I was about 10-weeks along by ripping my jacket open and announcing to the entire store very loudly “MY BEBE” and “BEBE PLAY?”.  We’re reading lots of books about babies, being a big brother, and trying to work on being gentle.  He points out babies we see in public too, and has been pretty good about playing nicely with smaller kids at the museum and library.

So, for the questions that’re sure to pop up:

When did you find out? Christmas weekend was when we got the BFP (big fat positive).  But between the holiday and ending up in urgent care with B exhibited possible pneumonia symptoms it was a bit overshadowed.  JP jokes now that he gave me the BEST possible Christmas surprise he could have come up with.  And yes, for everyone this baby was a surprise.  But a good one 🙂 
Due date? 
Labor Day (September 3/4) of this year.
Boy or Girl? We don’t know yet, I’m only 16 weeks along today, so no anatomy scan.  But I’ll probably keep it to just us and our families like I did with B.  Meaning… you’ll have to wait for the birth and name announcement after Labor Day!
Names? We have lists.  But again, we won’t know until we actually MEET this little one — just like with B.  We knew what his middle name was going to be, but we were between two first names and didn’t know which he was until we met him.  JP met him first due to the emergency c-section and knew his name, but held off until I met him too just in case I disagreed.
How are you feeling? I have my great days and not so great days.  I wasn’t as sick this time around during the first trimester (with B I lost 15lbs from not keeping ANYTHING down for the first 16 weeks).  I did forget how tired cooking a baby makes you though, and add that to a very active toddler boy, oh my!
Any cravings? The only real craving that has seemed to come out of left field has been coca cola – which at first I thought was just the carbonation (a craving I had with Bernhard), but nope, it’s the coke flavor. I’ve indulged a bit here and there in it, but I don’t like to.  I’m not a soda drinker at all.
Any worries this time around? Honestly, it seems like pregnancy is an “old hat” this time around.  Probably because I’ve gestated the full 40 weeks before and given birth.  The only worry is that we’re getting keys to a new rental on August 10th and the baby is due 3-weeks later!  Thankfully the two leases will over lap by 3 weeks AND we’ve decided to hire movers this time around.

If anyone has any other questions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll reply!



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