December 13, 2012

Baby Dew #2: The Details

Yep, 4.5 weeks.  I told you I was, like, one day pregnant.  I know it's not protocol to tell before you reach the 12 week mark but, what can I say, I live on the edge. Truth be told, if something does happen, God forbid, I'd share that too.  Plus, my mother-in-law gave me great advice, "the more people that know, the more that can pray" and I love that.  So, pray for us, please.

So...where do we start. Well where did we leave off?  Oh yeah, we were taking last month off. So we did in the sense that we just abstained all but ONE day in the entire month.  That's right, we tried and tried for 4 months, planning it to a T and doing everything just the way we should and nada.  The one month we take off and the one time we did throw caution to the wind was 3 days past ovulation so we figured we were "safe".  Fast forward to last Friday.

We had a date night planned and I knew that Aunt Flo should be paying me her monthly visit and figured it would happen on date night, of course.  I checked my period tracking app and...I was one day late. No big deal except for me it was. For the past 3-4 months {since we started TTC actually} I've been spotting for 3-4 days prior and I didn't have that this month.  And I normally start a day early if anything, not a day late.

I didn't think much of being "late" because, dude we only did it once!  So we carried on with our date night and when I mentioned it to Jimmy he said, "there's no way!".  I tried to convince him to stop and get a test on the way home {because I had gone through all 25 of my cheapies in 4 months} but he told me no.  Saturday, still no sign of Aunt Flo and I didn't "feel" like she was coming this month and so I took a test.

It came up positive almost immediately.  The "plan" of telling Jimmy in a really cute way with Kendall saying, "daddy I'm gonna be a big sister" with her cute Big Sister tee that I've had since August went out the window.  It's almost fitting for how this whole thing went down, really.  And it was truly God telling me that no matter what my plan is, His is the one that matters.

So we laughed.  We were shocked,confused, dumbfounded but most of all we were excited.  Jimmy was the first one to tell someone, he just couldn't wait.  We decided that night that we weren't going to wait like we did last time.  We knew that no matter what happened we wanted our friends and family to know and have their support and prayers so we spilled the beans immediately.

How is this pregnancy shaping up so far?  Well let's see, it seems like almost as soon as that stick turned positive I started to feel different.  Call it head games, call it what you will, but immediately I had the "full" feeling.  Like my uterus was heavy already.  Whatever that means.  Tuesday morning I woke up feeling a little queasy, something I did not get with Kendall, and had a lingering headache all day.  Same thing happened Wednesday but it seems like as soon as I eat it goes away.  Here's hoping that's always the case and that that symptom doesn't stick around for too long.

The big sister handled the news pretty well.  Although I'm not sure she gets it, I mean she keeps looking in my belly button for a baby, I think by the time Baby Dew #2 does arrive she will be prepared.  The first morning after we told her her first words to me were, "mommy, you have baby in your belly!".  And my heart melted.  She sometimes says she wants a brother but mostly she wants a "girlie baby, like mommy and Kendall" and she wants to name her Lucy.  At night when we say our prayers she kisses "the baby" and tells it she loves it and "see you later".

So my estimated due date, EDD, is August 15th.  For those of you that don't already know, Kendall's birthday is August 16th.  So...yeah...  I'll opt for a scheduled c-section {since KP was a c-section baby and a VBAC scares the living shit out of me} and so I'll most likely have him/her a week early.  It's really a minor detail when you look at the big picture.

I'm not sure if there will be weekly bumpdates or if I'll just do them on the fly, when something major happens but that's where we are today.  Thank you all so much for your well wishes and compliments on Tuesdays post. I truly have the best readers and I can't wait to share this journey with you all.

53 comments:

  1. So excited for you and your family! Congratulations and I'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby!

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  2. CONGRATS!!!! That is so very exciting. Can't wait to meet Baby Dew #2!

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  3. With all of our planning (or lack thereof in my case especially) things just have a way of working out and happening when they're supposed to! :) Congrats mama!! XO

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  4. Yay, so exciting. Congratulations!

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  5. So exciting!!! And since Lindsay is now also pregnant, I'm going to go ahead and take credit for sharing my popcorn with you two at the Blogger Meetup, as obviously I shared some pregnancy vibes via that treat - watch out Holly! ;-) But honestly, so happy for you and it seems like it was meant to be! :)

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  6. They always say that it happens when you least espect it! So happy for you, Jimmy, and Kendall!!! I shall live vicariously through you for my baby/prego fix!!!

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  7. So happy for you and your family! Glad I am not the only one with a due date by my first child's birthday...Camren's birthday is June 1st and Savannah was due June 2nd...she came a week early {thanks to some good "please induce me" crying} though on May 25th thankfully!

    Hope your queasiness goes away soon! =)

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  8. Congratulations!!! And I absolutely love your MIL's advice of more people knowing, more people praying. And thank you so much for sharing this experience with all of your readers from (pretty much) day one. I cannot wait to follow your journey from having an only to little KP being a big sis! So excited for you and your sweet family!!!

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  9. Just SO SO excited for you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  10. That is so so exciting! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations!!

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  11. so so so sweet! very happy for you!!

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  12. I thinks its hysterical that it happened when you only did it once, truly shows that it will happen when God wants it. Since you did the deed after you ovulated and still got pregnant I'm gonna guess it's a boy since the theory is that boy sperm swim faster than girl sperm. I wasn't able to wait until 12 weeks to announce, I actually had to tell my coworkers sooner b/c I was so freaking nauseous all the damn time it was getting to be pretty obvious.

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  13. Jimmy must be proud. One and done ;) That's what my husband would say haha! So happy for you :)

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  14. That is so great!!! I will send tons of prayers up to God for you, your family and the new little baby. My Tim always says "Tell God your plans and he laughs...and then goes ahead with his own." Isn't that just the way it is. We were done with 3 and God laughed for a while and then sent us Sarah. :) Will you be telling us if it's a boy or girl when the time comes???

    Laura@MiceInTheKitchen

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  15. Congrats! I had to laugh yesterday when I showed Connor my ultrasound pics from yesterday (27.5 weeks) and I said, "Look, it's the baby in mommy's belly!" His response? "No, that's a skeleton." Crazy kids!

    I will say though, don't knock a VBAC out of your options until talking it over with your doctor. I am trying for one and my doctor told me he would push me, as he does all his patients, for one first before a section again. I do have a list of questions I came up with after researching it to ask my doctor in case you want to just have a convo with it about your doctor!

    Here's to hoping the sickness stays away!!

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    1. Shannon, and Lindsey, what were the reasons for your c-sections? I have a c-section with my first due to failure to progress. I really wanted to try a VBAC but my Dr. told me my body would likely do the same thing if I attempted a VBAC.

      But every Dr. and every body is different. I was just curious :)

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  16. Also? Welcome to the "did it once during the month during a 'safe' time and now pregnant" club! Although, I don't think mine was quite the elation that yours was.. hello super surprise baby!

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  17. Congrats again! Glad you didn't have to wait another month to get your baby #2. Funny story, Todd & I have thrown around the name Lucy if we have a girl (not that I'm pregnant but hopefully soon!)

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  18. I'm with your Mother In Law...the more that know, the more can pray! And i"m prayin sister! So thrilled for you!!!!!

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  19. I'm in total agreement with your MIL...more to know, more to pray!

    Meant to be.

    My Lily's due date was Aug 14 same year as Kendall, but came 3 weeks early. She's always been healthy! Congratulations and so exciting!!!

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  20. Congratulations. I enjoy reading your blog. My daughter is an October 2010 baby, she is my second. My son and my daughter's birthdays are only three weeks apart. Its funny how things work out! Yay, can't wait to hear more about Baby Dew #2!

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  21. Congratulatios, Sahnnon. Im so very happy and excited for you. I think it will be awesome to have their birthdays so close. Joint bday parties for evah! Also, I know its waaaaay early, but Im predicting a girl :)

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  22. I'm so excited for y'all!! Praying for a healthy and easy pregnancy!!

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  23. Two August babies!! That's exciting...my brother and I are August babies born 3 weeks and 4 days apart. Congratulations!!

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  24. YAY, Shannon!!!! Congratulations! We should celebrate - sparkling grape juice all around!

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  25. Congratulations!! We didn't wait to tell people either - I completely agree that the more people that know, the more people can pray. I'm very excited for you guys. :)

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  26. Yay! Congrats! I love what your MIL said. I hope it works out and for me as well. So glad we get to do this together and hopefully have baby play dates one day!

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  27. So happy for your growing family!! =) I am going to be Team Blue.. I am a little bias since I was Team Pink when I was preggers and swore I was having a girl since I was so sick and ended up having a little dude.

    Monthly shots are a must or atleast every two months! I regret not doing the monthly belly photos.

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  28. Congratulations!! I think it's wonderful that you are telling everyone early. I wish I had done that sooner...I'm 24 weeks with baby #2 and it has been a very, very rough road. I JUST announced it on FB not too long ago, and the outpouring of support and prayers has been amazing. It's something you'll definitely want even if things don't go according to plan :) Best of luck to you!

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  29. I Basically just read my OWN story! Too funny. My husband and I tried for a year and finally decided to stop "trying" and give my emotions a break then it finally happened. I took a test while he was on a business trip and couldn't wait until he got back to tell him and he couldn't keep it to himself either! My estimated due date is Aug. 3rd so I'm feeling everything you are!

    If you think your prenatals might be contributing to your morning sickness ask your doctor if you can switch to gummy prenatals with no iron. That's what I've had to do and I finally feel better.

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  30. I agree with Danelle that it is the prenatals that make you feel sick. It's too early for morning sickness! Try taking them before bed. And you know that I like to wait until the baby is pretty much born before I announce it, but I'm just nervous like that! Congrats again.

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  31. Congrats, sweetie! So exciting! I'm 14 weeks and HOLY COW has this pregnancy been completely different from my last. Looking forward to following along...and remember: morning sickness is totes worth that squishy pink baby!!!

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  32. Ahhhh! I can't believe I missed this great and exciting news! Congratulations to your precious (expanding!) family!

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  33. Soooo exciting, I can't wait to follow your pregnancy! If the queasy continues, try Sea-Bandz, they were a miracle for me during my first trimester. They don't cure the morning sickness, but they took the edge off for me so I could function. I've heard a lot of people say they got preggers right when they stopped "trying", I think having that pressure off just helps. As for telling early, I agree with your mom, it's just more people to pray for you. I told early too, I figured if something DID happen, then I wanted that love and support. Congrats again!!!!!

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  34. Aww this is SO great! because I know how much you said you wanted #2. I hope you do get the chance to do the weekly bump thing, but that point 5 is so funny to see - so whenever u do them it will be great. AWWWW definitely have another prayer warrior with you.

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  35. Definitely exciting! Even if you don't do bumpdates weekly you should do pictures like these! It will be so cool to have later!

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  36. SHANNON. You just need to know I SCREAM every time I think of you and that little baby growing. ;) Seriously! I'm so happy for y'all and you can bet your bottom dollar I'm praying night and day! Xoxoxoxoxoxo! Love you SO much Shan!

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  37. awww so happy for your little (but growing) family... makes me really wish i was a blogger when i was pregnant with skylar. must be awesome to have all of this to look back on and read...

    xxoo

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  38. Congratulations!!! Such an exciting time :)

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  41. Congratulations again!!! So exciting!

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  42. How freaking exciting!! I wonder if your having twins and that's why you are already feeling full?

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  43. Love love LOVE everything about this post. The happy news, the unplanned-no-way-you-could-be-pregnant thoughts, to knowing His plan is top-dog. Kendall is the sweetest, cutest little thing and her "there's a baby in your belly" comment made me tear a little! Praying for everything wonderful and good about Baby Dew #2 and you! xoxo

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