Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2 + 2 = 4

My cup runneth over.
At a time when I feel so blessed beyond belief, God has shown us that he has even more joy in store.

Everyone says your second pregnancy is different, and it has been for many reasons.
I've been in disbelief.  I knew I was pregnant, I felt pregnant, at 5 weeks I already looked pregnant but I couldn't believe that I could possibly be experiencing this again.  After being blessed with a healthy child who truly has become the most wonderful little thing I've ever known, how could God possibly let me experience this a second time!?  
Then we saw our little peanut and it became a whole lot more real.  To be honest I expected for something to be wrong, for us not to hear a heart beat for us not to see it move.  But all my fears were quickly put aside as we watched the blood pump in and out of the teeny tiny heart growing in my belly.
Being pregnant made packing, moving, and caring for a toddler a whole lot more interesting too.  Let's just leave it at that.  Physically the body acts totally different with a second child than it did with the first.  It's already been through the precious war zone before. 
The belly is growing, and growing fast!  I felt like I didn't show for quite some time with Henry and if I look back at my belly photos with him I'm already lining up at least 2 months ahead of the game.  
Oh Whelll.  It's all for an amazingly good cause, so this little bump I shall embrace! 
With a second pregnancy you have some one else to share the news with......Henry.  Who proudly announced that he is "gonna be a brutter" to both sets of grandparents to let them know we were expecting.  He has surprised us by asking about the baby several times and I think he will be at a perfect age to be a big bro.  They will be 2.5 years apart, and whether it's a boy or a girl their gonna be such buds!
We are overwhelmed with excitement and can't wait to find out what little C2PO (Baby #2) will be!  






3 comments:

  1. Having not seen you in person in forever - I can tell a difference in your 12 week and 14 week picture. I love the silhouettes. I wish I had thought of that. So beautiful :)

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  2. Congratulations Elizabeth! Just found your blog, consider yourself to have a new follower! :)

    XOXO Kaitlin
    harrisonhomeplace.blogspot.com

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  3. This is so exciting!! Love these pictures!!

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