Thursday, August 16, 2012

This Time

I think I really knew.

I just wasn't sure it was possible.

So quick.

Based on our last go around it took much, much longer.

We're in a different place than we were almost three years ago.

Since 13 is my lucky number we thought 2013 would be a good year.

Some of you have picked up on it.  You sneaky little devils you.

But, yes it's true.


With Baby #2.

We're thrilled!  So excited!

Things will change quickly and our lives are about to get even crazier, but we're ready.

We're ready for the next chapter in our book.

I'm ready to nest in my own home and not be in the middle of purchasing a home while pregnant (not to mention moving in 5 days before giving birth).

I'm ready to see how Mia reacts and changes with our new addition.

I'm excited to know the gender.

And let's be honest...  

I'm thrilled to plan another nursery.

I'm excited for the sweet smell of newborn in our home again.

I'm excited to do this Mom thing again for the second time knowing that I've had some practice and actually feel like I somewhat know what I am doing.

I have fears and anxieties that come with any major change in life, but the thrill and excitement far outweigh those fears.

And mostly...

I'm thankful.  

Thankful for my family.  

Thankful for our health.  

Thankful for the opportunity to be a Mom of 2.  

Thankful for the gift of family.  

Thankful for my friends that have supported me and encouraged me.

Thankful for my company who is so warm and receptive to my expanding belly family.

Thankful for the love we have to share with our new child.  

Thankful for my daughter who will be an amazing big sister.

And of course, thankful for my Hubs who will be rockin' this Daddy thing one more time.

Stay tuned...the story of how I/we told the Hubs is one for the memory books.


the workaholic momma said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations, momma!!! SO excited for you guys:)

{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

Congratulations!!! HOORAY!!!!! Can't wait to watch you become a mom of 2!

Shannon said...

YAY! Congratulations! I KNEW IT! Especially yesterday when you said you were in no condition to be running, I was just waiting for the announcement. So happy for you!

Due date???

Lindsey said...

Wahoo! Congrats again and just absolutely crazy how all of this has turned out. Maybe one of these times we can get together after an appointment :)

Ashley Paige said...

Oh, Melissa! I am SO excited for you all! I was waiting for this.. I had a sneaky feeling it would be soon- but Ahhh!! I am just so excited for you! I cannot wait to follow along your journey to two! So many congratulations!! xo!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

AH! YAY! Congrats!!! I had a sneaking suspicion this was coming! You also happen to be the THIRD pregnancy announement in my blog reader....starting to think I'm falling behind!

SEL said...

I remember us talking about you saying you wanted another! I'm so thrilled for you, and that it happened so quickly for you. I'm living vicariously through you until my turn comes. :)

Congratulations, friend. XO

[diane] said...

Oh happy day Melissa! Congratulations to you and your sweet little family! I'm sure Mia will be a great big sis. When is your due date? I'm sure you'll let us know when you find out boy or girl - do you and the hubs have a feeling yet?

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Carey said...

Sooooo exciting!! Congrats again!!!! I LOVE all the 2013 babies starting to happen!! :):)

Cajun Cowgirl said...

New follower AND CONGRATS! That's amazing! Can't wait to read along your journey to becoming momma of 2!

Heather @ Cookies For Breakfast said...

OMG, I'm dying, 1, because you're PREGNANT... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

And 2, because I'm WAY behind on blog reading, and as I scrolled through my Reader, I saw your blog, and I thought, "I better check that - maybe she's pregnant!"


Talk about meeting expectations!

SOOOOOOO excited for you! Congratulations times a million!