Friday, December 17, 2010

baby #2!

since it's been nearly a month since i announced my pregnancy on facebook, it's about time for a blog post.  yay for baby #2!!!  a few common questions and answers:

1. Were you trying?  Yes.  We had been trying (or not preventing) for about 4 months and even though that does not seem like a lot of time compared to some people, every month i took pregnancy tests a couple of days before my period just in case any levels of hcG showed up.  i am very impatient.  i didn't cry with the negative pregnancy results, but i was disappointed and might have taken more a few days later just to make sure it was negative.

also, we are due 3 days after my little sister's wedding in kc, so i was really hoping to get pregnant a month or two before but oh well.  in the wedding, i am the matron of honor, james is a groomsmen and parker is the ring bearer.  pretty complicated situation, but we are going to do everything we can to make it.  i've looked up hospitals in kc that are in network and unless i am in the hospital delivering the baby, we will be standing up there beside them.  not quite sure what size dress to order...

2. do you want a boy or girl?  boy.  several reasons for this...
a. i want parker to have a brother who is his best friend.
b. parker is wild, loves to wrestle, etc. and i think it would be good for him to have a lil' bro to wrestle with (even if a lil' sis might be good for him to help develop a gentle nature).
c. if we have another boy, james is more likely to be open to having a 3rd so i can try to have a girl
d. i think i am a better parent of boys and would not really mind if i never have a girl.  i love watching sports, playing poker, playing golf, and other boy activities and think it would be fun to have a house full of boys.
e. boys are cheaper...and a lil' guy can wear all of parker's old clothes!

3. what do you think you are having? leaning towards girl.
i won't be disappointed if we have a girl.  there are tons of fun things about having a girl.  at our first ultrasound the baby was very calm and parker was never calm.  also i am not as sick as i was with parker (although i hate, hate, hate the first trimester, which is mainly why i have not posted in months--i've been going to bed by 9pm every night..ha!)  we are going to find out this time and i will post the sex after we have a gender reveal party with our friends in january.

until next time, love you all and thank you for all of the sweet comments on facebook!!! 


kimmie said...

I feel like I could post your post on my page b/c we are so in the same boat!! I am prego...have an 18 month old boy...want another boy for the same reasons...and I find out in Jan what I am having and I'm having a Gender Reveal fun! Oh...and I go to bed super early too so my blog has suffered some! ha! I look forward to following along with you!!

Krista said...

I must have missed this on facebook because this is news to me. So exciting! Aidan is a very rough/aggressive boy, but having a little sister is perfect for him. He absolutely adores her. Either way it will be fun to have 2 kids and watch them interact. Congrats!

Erin said...

Yay! You know I'm super excited for you. Depending on the job situation we might try to plan a visit this summer (unless you are overwhelmed with visitors, which is likely).
Anyway, I hope you and the baby are doing well. love.