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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Our Exciting News!




For those of you that haven't heard our news yet, I'm pregnant! For those of you that already now, due to our Christmas cards, Facebook and MySpace, I thank you for all of your comments you sent me. I promise to eventually get back to you.

My due date is June 16th, so as of today (December 9th) I'm 13 weeks. I have had nausea since the pregnancy began but luckily it was only nauseousness - no throwing up. Once I hit week 11, it completely disappeared!!!!!!!! This was the same way as my first trimester with Caitlyn went. So for two weeks now, I've been feeling "almost" great. I say almost because I'm so tired!! And I know that Caitlyn has just a little bit to do with that.

I've had two doctor's appointments. My first prenatal appointment, which I filled out a bunch of paperwork, including pre-admission forms for the hospital. I guess they wanted to get a jump on them. I don't remember filling them out this early with Caitlyn. Whatever! Caty came along with me, just this past Wednesday, for my second appointment. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat, which is always exciting! We'll return on December 31st for my next check-up. Luckily Scott will be on break, so he'll get to join us. And we already have our ultrasound scheduled for January 21st. Yes, we are one of those couples that will be finding out the sex of our baby ahead of time. About 4 weeks after this ultrasound we will visit the genetics department and have an additional, more thorough, ultrasound done to find out if this baby could also be a dwarf. The possibility of that happening again is a slightly higher chance as before, but only a 2% higher chance on that 1 in about 30,000 births. So we'll be looking forward to this appointment as well.

This seems to be the year that my family will be expanding my several members. My cousins, Jon and Natalia are due with their first daughter, Ella in January. I have a second cousin who is due in the end of May. And the best news of all (besides our news) is that my brother Todd and his wife Erin are due just 6 weeks before us (on May 9th)! How much fun will that be down the road!!

I'll be keeping all of you up to date, so please remember to check back!

Here's a few pictures of our Big Sister To Be!

21 comments:

Becky said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting! I am sure Caty will be a great big sister!

Emily said...

Congrats again! What a great way to spread the news with everyone. It is just a tiny bit harder being pregnant that second time around, when you're so busy keeping up with your first one! So glad to hear you are feeling well and can't wait to see if this new little one is a boy or a girl!

Alex said...

Congrats again! I am so excited for you guys, Caty will love being a big sister! I can't wait to see how your pregnancy goes and how you'll feel. :)

Katie said...

I'm so excited for your famiily!! I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl..either way they will be a cutie!!

Katie said...

Yea! Congratulations, I am so happy for you all! :)

Melissa Swartley said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! I am so happy for you! That's so great that your family will be welcoming a couple cousins for Caty and the new baby! We too are the type to find out the sex ahead of time! I can't help it, I'm too curious! I'm glad to hear your nausea has subsided and hopefully you will regain some energy soon! Caty is going to be such a good big sister!

Danielle said...

Congratulations!! It's so exciting to have another one!

Jillsblog said...

Congrats! What a great way to tell people!!! Love it. Don't find out...I am one of the ones who don't...LOL Best wishes on a healthy, happy pregnancy...

Jillsblog said...

Congrats! What a great way to tell people!!! Love it. Don't find out...I am one of the ones who don't...LOL Best wishes on a healthy, happy pregnancy...

Mike said...

So I know I've said this on FB already, but congrats!! Of course, just as Caty's getting a little more independent and you're getting used to her being a little kid rather than a baby, now you get to start that whole process all over again, but babies are so cute it's just worth it!!

Little Jaden BIG World said...

Im so Exicited for you all. What a great Early Christmas Gift. Congradulations And Keep us posted.

TheFiveDays said...

Yeahhhh!!!! Congratulations, Jaime! That is so exciting! :) Caty is going to be such a wonderful big sister, she loves babies so much! What a lucky little boy or girl you will have.

I am so glad to hear you are feeling better too. Morning (all-day) sickness is AWFUL. Now you can enjoy all the fun parts of being pregnant!! I am going to be so jealous next summer, I am going to have to come over for a baby fix!

HUGS!!!

~Tamie & Natalie

Melisa said...

Congratulations again! Can't wait to see and most likely hear about all the updates. Caty is going to make a wonderful big sister!

mandymomof2 said...

WOOHOOOO CONGRATULATIONS! I am sure Caty will make a great big sister. So glad to hear that you are feeling somewhat better. I have to agree with it being a little tougher the second time around, from keeping up with your first.

Sarah said...

Again, Congratulations to you all! We are so excited for you. I sometimes thought I'd want the gender to be a surprise but 2 sec. later knew there would be no way I couldn't find out :)I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well. We will look forward to hearing all about it as it goes :)

mejane said...

Yeah!!! That is great news. Caty will be a wonderful big sister. When are you guys coming down to SD?

Charlene said...

Congratulations again!!! You must be so excited! Caty looks so adorable in her Santa hat and BIG sister shirt and I'm sure she will be a great big sister.

The A Team said...

congrats!! caty's going to love teaching a new brother or sister everything she knows. :)

Caden and Mommy said...

Jamie!
Again, congrats! I am so happy for you guys!
Trisha

Ever Changing said...

congrats again! and wow, what a year to be cousins in your family! sounds like my family in 2007, almost 7 births!!!

Kim said...

Such an amazing time for you all. I was so floored when I got your card! So excited for you all. Caty is going to be the best big sister ever. (And super cute in all her new pictures)!

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