Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A new chapter

And so we begin yet another exciting chapter in the Goodman family.

I'm pregnant.  Again.  :)

I feel like it was just yesterday that I was shouting it to the world that I was going to have my first baby....and now here we are pregnant with the second!  I have a 1 year old and a baby on the way!  Crazy!!!

I am so, so, so excited!  Really nervous, but really excited.  I've always wanted a big (4 kids) family so this is Lord willing just going to be one of a few more pregnancies.  Right now I'm just about 10 weeks (tomorrow).  This time around I wanted to wait a little longer to "announce" my pregnancy.  I'm not really sure why, but I think I've just heard of so many friends miscarrying I have been a little more nervous for this one.  However, we went to the doctor for the first time this morning and got to see our little peanut squirming around!  It is one of the most incredible things!!  The lady who was doing the sonogram was pointing out the arms and legs and heart beat and it's just such a different feeling this time.    I think with Keira all the unknowns were so obvious and we had no clue what we were in for.  This time, I know how much I love my babies and I know how much fun it is to cuddle with them and I know how great of a feeling it is to get kisses and lovies from her and I know how much fulfillment and satisfaction I get from watching her learn and grow.  Having kids is the most incredible, fulfilling thing I've ever done and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was made to be a mom.  It is by far the greatest thing I've ever gotten to experience and so that's why this time, I think there's a different spirit in my heart about what's to come with this new baby!

I have to say the whole two kid thing does make me a little nervous.  Like how do I grocery shop with two kids?  And how do I get two kids into and out of the car without Keira running away?  And how do I nurse an infant in one room with Keira running free in the other?  How will I function with a 19 month old and a newborn and NO sleep?  We are definitely into a routine and schedule now and it's kinda nice.  That whole transition took a lot of getting used to when Keira was born so we'll see how I do with it the second time around.  I think maybe now that I know what to expect it might help a little bit.  In more areas than one!

I am already counting the weeks until I can find out if we're having a boy or a girl.  I don't know how people do it and wait until birth!  Hahaha.  I know it's a great surprise, but I am way too much of a planner to wait until I'm taking the baby home with me.  I love it when others wait (okay if I'm honest the suspense kills me!!), but I will find out the gender with every baby I have.  :)  If I'm honest I'm hoping for a boy.  I want a son and I know Pete wants a son as well so I would love to get the "one of each" thing taken care of.  I would love to buy boy clothes and get to do boy things as well.  I grew up with 2 sisters so raising a boy would be something completely new for me.  I was 99.999999% convinced that Keira was a boy and completely dumbfounded when they said she was a girl so I'm not making any predictions this time.  I will say though that I would love to have a girl as well.  I love having sisters and I would love for Keira to have a sister so close in age to grow up with and share clothes with and life with.  Not to mention the BINS FULL of girl clothes that we already have would be nice to be able to reuse.  :)  Whatever the sex of our baby is, I know it's what God has planned so I will be excited either way.  I just can't wait until July when we can KNOW!!!  :)

Here are the first pictures or our little babe that we got this morning.  Isn't he or she SO CUTE already?!?!?!  :) :) :)