Surprise! We are so excited to announce that we are expecting baby #2 in early August, 2016. Maddox definitely doesn't understand that he's being promoted to big brother but he's learning to say Baby so we'll get there :)
I found out I was pregnant on December 18. I was definitely a bit shocked and in "holy crap, what have we done" mode lol I had a few hours to think about it on my own because Maddox was napping and it was the middle of the afternoon. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep it from Darren long but I wanted to do a little bit better about telling him than I did with Maddox. As soon as Maddox got up from his nap, I drug him out to several stores in search of a Big Brother or just Brother shirt to change him into so Darren would see if when we got home. But you know how it goes when you go after something specific.... you never find it! I went to 3 different stores and started pushing my luck with Maddox so we headed home empty handed. Darren was already home so I ran upstairs and wrapped up my pregnancy test (original, right?) and put it in a gift bag (it was Christmas time after all lol) and told him I saw something I couldn't pass up when I was out. He guessed what it was before he unwrapped it. Then we both sat there in shock (nervous, nail-biting shock).
I told a couple of friends because I just had to tell someone lol but other than that, we decided to tell our parents when they came over for breakfast Christmas morning (already planned.... conveniently). When I was pregnant with Maddox, we didn't want to tell our parents until we had already gone to the doctor for a confirmation and we didn't announce to everyone until we had the ultrasound. We decided this time around to go ahead and tell our parents even though it was early. I knew I wouldn't have my appointment for another few weeks but it was just perfect timing with Christmas and both sets already coming over.
Fast forward... We made it through Christmas Eve festivities without spilling the beans (somehow). We had ordered Maddox a shirt (last minute... thanks Amazon Prime) that said "Keep Calm, I'm the Big Brother". Maddox was wearing his cute Christmas jammies when everyone got to the house. We had a yummy breakfast and nice time together. Then Maddox "needed a diaper change" so Darren took him upstairs to change his clothes. We were all sitting in the living room when they came back downstairs and Darren put Maddox down to walk for himself. He toddled in and Joy (Darren's mom) read his shirt OUTLOUD and they laughed and just went on like it was nothing at all. I was recording it the best I could on my phone and Darren and I just looked at each other like "what in the world?!" and laughed. Everyone was like "what?". I said "You just read his shirt!" We gave it a second and they got it! lol it was so funny!
So here we are now. Confirmed pregnancy at the doctor's office and saw a sweet little moving and already kicking baby at our ultrasound. Now bring on the anxiety lol oh wait.... already have that! hah We have decided to sell our townhouse because I'm really not the most graceful person and the thought of carrying a newborn and getting Maddox up and down stairs just really doesn't sound fun to me. And we only have 2 bedrooms and I don't want to disrupt my amazing sleeping toddler any more than I have to.
So far, nothing crazy going on except being exhausted like I was with Maddox. I got a really bad stomach bug a couple of weeks ago and thought it may be the beginning of some super horrible morning sickness.... but thankfully it went away after 24 hours because it was debilitating. Whew! With Maddox, I craved anything and everything sweet. So far, this time, I've wanted really flavorful, savory foods.
That's about all for now ;) We will find out the gender toward the end of March or so.