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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's in the details. Baby numba two.

I'm a details person, too. I get it. You want to know when/where/how (ew, okay. maybe not how)? Were you trying? (none of yo' business, but yes) I thought you weren't ready for babies, what happened? OMG, what about all the weight you lost? What are you plans for staying healthy? Will you still run? Oh yea, WHEN IS THE BABY DUE? 

So, I'll try to address the questions. Not because I feel like I have to, but because I want to. And also because I'm really, really open about a lot of these things, so it doesn't bother me. 

But first of all. Hi, baby.

When did you know? We found out on November 22nd. It was confirmed in a Target bathroom while wrangling my toddler from climbing under the stalls. True story. The way I told Declan will probably be told in another post. It was really cute, and sadly I have no photos or videos, but it was fun, and memorable. At that time we decided we wouldn't tell our families until Christmastime (with the exception of my sister and Declan's sister). Which meant I had to get through two family Thanksgivings and pretend to drink wine so nobody would notice. 

You're ready? I remember writing a post about how Declan had baby fever and I didn't, and this was back in early September. It's funny, actually. Because within weeks of writing that post, a lot changed within my heart & mind, and I felt a lot of peace about the idea of trying again. So, it was around the time of our anniversary vacation that we decided to throw caution the wind and start thinking about expanding our family.

But, you lost all that weight? Yep. I did. And I lost so much weight that it's going to make this pregnancy COMPLETELY different than my last one. I did not only lose my pregnancy weight, you guys. I lost all the pregnancy weight PLUS 40 pounds. So, to paint the picture for you. When I was newly pregnant with Emeline, I weighed over 40 pounds more than I do right now with this baby. I gained 31 pounds by the end of my pregnancy with her. So, let's just say I gain the same with this pregnancy (we'll see), I'll still be negative 10 pounds what I was BEFORE I got pregnant with Emeline. That's a huge difference. Also, add into the mix everything I've learned this year in regards to my health, weight & exercise. Overall, it'll be different. Much healthier and I'm excited about that.

Still running? Fun fact. I ran both my 5K's while pregnant with this baby. I was newly pregnant...just shy of 4 weeks for the first one, and then 5'ish weeks at the second one. But, it still counts :) After my 2nd 5K I ran a few times on my treadmill. Around 6 weeks and 1 day, my insane sickness kicked in. You see, I have pretty intense morning (all-day) sickness. So much so that some days I swear I'm lying on my death bed. I joke about it, but I really do feel hell'ish almost all day every day. I haven't run since then because the idea of jiggling my body around when every ounce of me is nauseas, achey, and barfing, sounds HORRIBLE. Although, I miss running. And I do plan on running through as much as this pregnancy as I can. Which means I have plans to get back to it once this sickness subsides and my doctor is all for it, and told me that once I feel better I can pick back up where I left off. 

Sickness? Like I said. Lots. And lots. And lots. Hence why I've been a sucky blogger. A sucky wife. A sucky mom. A sucky everything. I feel horrible 24/7, have my head over the toilet multiple times a day, and am exhausted out the wazoo. Relief can come anytime, please and thank you. (For comparison sake, I was puking until 24-26 weeks with Emeline,  so let's all say a prayer this won't last as long this time).

Dates? Oh yea, the good stuff. Duh. It is about this baby anyway, right? I'm due on/around our 5th Wedding Anniversary, August 4th. And selfishly, I'd really like to keep my wedding anniversary all for us and not share it. But we'll see :)  So, if you're wondering that makes me in my 10th week of pregnancy. I feel comfortable sharing our news once I saw the little wiggly baby on ultrasound and saw the sweet, heathy 165bpm heart rate. 

The truth is, you know that if anything ever happened with any of my pregnancies, I'd write about it, just like I did with my miscarriage. It's just part of who I am and my story. Waiting forever to tell the news just isn't my thing. However, it was a big plus to see the baby over ultrasound last week and know the little one is doing good in there. Also, the whole barfing my brains out thing helps with the reassurance, too. Bright side....maybe?

Anyway. Hopefully that answered some of the important questions. We're so grateful for all the well wishes and to share this whole journey again. 

83 comments:

  1. The post we've all been waiting for! Woooo hoo, you know we love the details. I just am over the moon excited for y'all and can't wait to read all about baby Balla #2! And btw--don't think I've ever been the first person to comment on your posts, Miss Popluar. Must be the only one up this morning :) Praying every day for this sweet baby, and for you, Momma!

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  2. Still so tickled for you! I can't wait to hear how you told D and your families. With KP we knew around Thanksgiving and waited till Christmas to tell and it was SO FUN!

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  3. OHHH!!! I'm SO excited for you!! That is just amazing! I can't wait to read more about it, and hopefully maybe see some belly shots?? haha! I love it!

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  4. Congrats!

    Oh, and sharing your anniversary with your little one isn't so bad...just sayin! :)

    Praying for the sickness to go away...SO miserable!!

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  5. I am so happy and excited for you and your family!

    Will keep you in my prayers for an easy pregnancy! And less 'morning' sickness! I am beyond excited! :) xoxo

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  6. Congratulations Katie! What a Wonderful way to start 2012... I'm truly beyond happy for you!...

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  7. Yay! Such happy news! Congrats on your pregnancy! xo

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  8. Congratulations!!!!!! That is so exciting!!!

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  9. So happy for you mama. Praying you get relief soon and are able to get back on that treadmill ;)

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  10. Soooo happy for you!!!!!

    Praying for your baby :-) and for your morning sickness :-(

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  11. Praying your sickness subsides soon. That sounds so unfun. I was surprised mostly because you said you weren't ready, but I know how thoughts like that can change so quickly. Can't wait to read about your pregnancy. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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  12. So excited for you! Did you ever think the day would come that you would actually MISS running? I can't wait for the reveal story! Definitely want to see belly comparison shots, I'm sure it will be a huge ego boost!

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  13. just catching up, huge congrats on baby number 2! so happy for you and your family!

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  14. Congrats again Katie hope you start feeling better very soon.

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  15. Congrats mama! Hope the morning/all day sickness subsides soon! I feel your pain there- no fun at all!! What a great big sister Eme will be!! And I think it's awesome that you'll be running once you feel better- I ran through most of my second pregnancy and it was great!

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  16. you have to tell how you told Dec!

    I am actually so excited that you plan to run while pregnant! so awesome!

    will you find out the sex? or wait for a surprise?

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  17. Congratulations! Having 2 is wonderful. I love to see how my little girl (20 months) loves on her baby brother (2 months)! Praying the sickness doesn't last too long!

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  18. Congratulations again! Thanks for sharing the details! How very, very exciting for you and your family! Can't wait to follow along!

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  19. Congrats again Katie! I am so happy for you and your family. I am praying for you and the baby too. As a girl who's morning sickness lasted until I was about 30 weeks, I feel you. And like you, mine was all. day. long. And well into the night. I am praying it subsides soon! I loved following along with you as you wrote about your pregnancy with Emeline and I am excited to follow along on this baby as well.

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  20. Congrats again on Baby Balla #2! I love that you found in a Target bathroom, heck why not?

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  21. Congratulations! Watching baby #2 interact with the first born is so much fun.

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  22. Congratulations, that is so exciting!

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  23. Congratulations to you and your family. This is great news. I found out I'm pregnant, too (due July 27th). We tried for about 2 years. For me it's the first time and I'm anxious and happy and overhelmed and and and :) I just hope everything goes well.

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  24. Congratulations! I'm a newer follower and am excited to follow along on this journey with you.

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  25. This was such a cute post and even though I knew most of it (besides the Target bathroom-how funny is THAT), I absolutely loved reading it! :)

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  26. YEAH! The post we've all been waiting for! Congrats! And I love the Target bathroom thing. With both my kids I bought pregnancy tests and pee'd in Walmart bathrooms because I couldn't wait the 20 minute drive to get home! :)

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  27. So happy for y'all. Praying the sick passes SOON!

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  28. Congratulations!!! So excited for you!!

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  29. this is SO awesome!!! my kiddo was born august 1, so its a great month in my book :) thank you for sharing this journey --- i'm excited to follow along :)

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  30. I just found your blog and I am so glad I did! Wow, how exciting! Congrats on #2. Your discipline is very inspirational. Congrats all around!

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  31. Hope you feel better soon!! Thanks for the details - I really wanted to know when you were due! ;)

    I don't blame you for wanting to keep your anniversary to yourself. That's not selfish at all! I'm sure the baby doesn't want to share his/her birthday either. lol

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  32. Congrats Katie!!! Can't wait to hear how this pregnancy is compared to the one with Eme!

    Oh, and I wanted to tell you that there is a little girl in the nursery with Logan at church who's name is Emeline! How crazy is it that there is another one in the area?!?

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  33. Thanks for sharing all the details! I'm so excited for you guys!!!

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  34. Congratulations!! I'm a fairly new reader to your blog. I stumbled across it when searching for pregnancy related posts. I love your style of writing and am really excited for baby number two for you! (BTW, I'm 33 wks today, so I'll be joining the mommy club in not too long, yikes!)

    In case you are at all curious, I have my own blog, but I stink at posting regularly and am a serious amatuer! (www.jmmtb.blogspot.com)

    Seriously excited for you and your family though! I'll be praying for happy healthy pregnancy for you!

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  35. Congratulations! Hope that the morning sickness subsides soon. We found out about our little one around the same time you did...two years ago! We ended up with a late July baby....hopefully the summer won't be as harsh this year!

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  36. First of all, congrats again! Second of all, I secretly always want to ask if people were trying (because I have this weird paranoia about becoming pregnant even though I'm on the pill and not realizing it until I'm like halfway through so stories of unplanned pregnancies totally fascinate me) Obviously I almost never actually ask though because it IS kinda rude rude...so I'm glad you shared :)

    Second of all, it's crazy to me to think that babies who are conceived this month will be born at the end of SEPTEMBER/beginning of October. Crazy!

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  37. Congratulations! I can't even believe this but we're expecting baby number 2 also! We're totally on the baby train again together. :) My 2012 goal is to blog more too so I'm going to be back at it very soon so we can catch up!

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  38. So happy for you guys! Can't wait to follow along.

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  39. Oh how I love ultrasound pictures of itty bitty teeny tiny babies! :) Congratulations! :)

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  40. congratulations!! :)
    love how your mind set is totally different with #2...you will do great with exercise and a healthier lifestyle :) cant wait to read about the baby growing :)
    hope your sickies go away soon!

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  41. So much Congratulations!!!

    And yes, I think you'll enjoy this pregnancy more since you are starting off SO healthy, it does make a difference, I believe. And of course you'll enjoy it more when not sick. Sorry 'bout that. Hope it goes aways SOON!

    SO happy for y'all!! xo

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  42. Congrats again! I dont blame you for not wanting to share your anniversary. The baby would probably like having its own day as well. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy! Oh, and to get over your morning sickness really soon!

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  43. Congratulations!!
    I love reading your blog!!
    Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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  44. Yay yay yay, soooo excited for you! You're actually due 2 weeks after I am :) I love finding people who are pregnant the same time as me. Hopefully your all day sickness won't last as long this time. Don't worry about being sucky right now, I feel the same way but there is nothing you can do when the baby makes you so sick and so tired. Just do what you can and know that it's all for the best of reasons. Good luck!!!!

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  45. Congratulations! New babies are such precious gifts. I hope you feel better soon. The only thing that worked for me my last pregnancy was B12 25 mg 3 times a day and a regular Unisom at night.

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  46. So happy for you! I think it's another girl!

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  47. just stumbled across your blog, so excited for you! congrats! my "all day sickness" started to subside about two weeks ago (week 10). here's to hoping yours does too! kudos on the amazing weightloss also, i'll bet you feel like a whole different woman this time around!

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  48. Yay for the details!! I hope the morning sickness subsides soon. I know how awful it can be, I was sick up until the day we delivered! No momma should have to go through that! Can't wait to hear how you told Declan. And why were you taking a pregnancy test in target!? Couldn't wait any longer!? :)

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  49. Aw, yay! So fun. Can't wait to watch that belly grow! It'll be fun to see side-by-side comparisons of this pregnancy and your pregnancy with Eme since the weight difference is so big. Either way, you were and still are beautiful!

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  50. Getting rest and taking care of yourself does not make you a sucky mom/blogger/wife. It makes you SMART. :)

    I hope the sickness eases up soon. It really is horrible to feel like that all the time.

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  51. Aww, sweet little gummy bear. I am just so so excited for you!

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  52. I want to hear how you told your families and Declan!!! Keep the details coming, just minus the "how" ;-)

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  53. With all of that weight that you lost you will get to have one of those cute little baby bumps. I wish I could say the same for myself. Now I just look extra fat...ah well.

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  54. Congrats! Can't wait for updates and pics! Best wishes with the pregnancy!!

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  55. Congrats to you and your family, how exciting!

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  56. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love reading your blog and this is such happy news!

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  57. Congratulations to you!! Thanks for sharing the deets... best wishes for you and your sweet little family!

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  58. Congrats! Very exciting news for sure!

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  59. Congrats, again! Still so excited for you!!! Hoping you feel better soon!

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  60. YAY!!! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to follow on your journey. I'm pretty sure this is the year for babies...tons of my friends are pregnant too!!

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  61. Oh sheesh, you two are bringing another adorable baby into this world?! ;) Congrats!

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  62. So glad you did this post. Not only will you enjoy going back and reading it later, but because I'm nosy and like hearing pregnancy stories. lol. Congrats again. :)

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  63. It's kind of ridiculous how happy I am for you! I hope the sickness subsides earlier than last time!

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  64. Katie...what exciting news! I am just catching up and I'm thrilled for you! Congrats :)

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  65. Oooh we've been waiting for this. I'm so excited for you and Declan and to see how Eme is as a big sister.

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  66. Congratulations! I found your blog through searching for WW recipes! My 5th anniversary is also Aug. 4. I feel like just yesterday I got married and now I have a toddler and a baby, too!

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  67. Aw I am 9w preg and can't wait to follow urs along with mine!!!! (due aug 6).

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  68. Congratulations!!! Hope the yuckies go away soon.

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  69. WOOO HOOO Congrats!!!! I am so excited for you and to be on this journey with you!!!! Cant wait to meet baby 2!

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  70. ahhh congrats! somehow i missed your cutie post from the other day with the book (way adorable by the way :) and i was so excited to see your post title in my blogger update! congratulations to ALL 4 OF YOU!!! eek, the 2nd is crazy amazing...just like the 1st :) so happy for you all!!!

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  71. Congratulations, what great news! I was wondering when you asked me about running while pregnant. Sad news for me... the running has tapered significantly the more my body changes which is a bummer. Here's hoping you're back at it soon, sister!

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  72. Huzzah for details. A baby in the summer is always fun. Hope you feel better soon.

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  73. Congratulations, I am so happy for you. You are soooo lucky! :)

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  74. Congratulations Katie! I am so excited for you! I can sympathize/empathize with the all day sickness. I had that with both of my boys and it just stinks! I'm sorry you are dealing with that!

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  75. Look at that cute little bean!

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  76. Awe, congratulations Katie! I'm so excited for you. Hope you start feeling better soon.

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  77. Congratulations again :) What an awesome u/s pic. And yay for the due date, August babies rock! Feel free to have baby a few days late on the 7th and then he/she can share a birthday with Elayna. Hope your morning sickness ends soon. Can I suggest making ginger beer into iceblocks, my friend did it. Not only does it hydrate but ginger settles the tummy. Big hugs from me, Im so excited for you.

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  78. Congratulations! Such exciting news!

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  79. Congratulations, I am so happy for you guys! Hopefully, you and I will be doing another pregnancy together ; )

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  80. Congratulations! So happy for you! You're due exactly 3 months after me :-)

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