Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Psstt... Guess What?!

I'm taking a step away from the norm for this blog and sharing with you some personal and wonderful news... we're expecting kiddo #2!! We are thrilled to the gills about it and can't wait to meet him or her in August!

~mama made booties just waiting for sweet little feet~

I'm now 17 weeks into my pregnancy and, aside from daily nausea and vomiting, all is going really well. My sweet husband has been SO good about nagging me making sure I'm eating enough protein and greens. Unfortunately, our little B is a picky eater and vetoes just about anything I put in my stomach. I haven't been able to gain any weight yet as a result (in fact, I've lost 10lbs.), but my OB and I are not worried. The same thing happened with James - I was sick 24/7 for the first 5 months and he still weighed in at 7lbs. 11oz.! Despite the weight loss, I'm already sporting a lil' baby bump, which I am SO excited about! With James I didn't start showing until I was 6 months along, but I did hear you pop out a bit more quickly with subsequent children.

And now that I'm in my 2nd trimester I'm feeling less tired and sore, too, which is great and makes chasing after a preschooler MUCH easier. Oh, and I've already been feeling the nesting urge! Actually, that's an understatement. I'm practically busting with the need to unpack and organize (eee!!) all of James' old baby clothes! Alas, I must restrain myself for another few weeks until we find out the gender of our little B. Yes, we will be finding out the gender... I'm just WAY too much of a planner to not find out and I think the surprise is just as wonderful if it comes sooner than later. :)

We have yet to tell James the wonderful news and we have a fun idea for how we'll tell him. Funny thing is, we have a feeling he's already aware of what's going on... he said to my husband the other day, "Well, I'm going to go sit by my mom and my sister..." (!) and when a flabbergasted me asked him, "Where's your sister?", he pointed to my stomach and said, "There!". We haven't really discussed the baby in front of James and we do not yet know the gender, so it kind of gave us chills to hear him talk about it so matter of fact! It will be SO cool if he's right and it is a girl!

Ok, enough baby talk (for now!)... you may notice me posting a bit less frequently going forward. In an effort to appease my nesting urges, I've been using most of my "free time" to knit booties and blankets for the B. :)


~Thank you for your comments!~

115 comments:

irbystreet said...

Congratulations, Mari-Ann!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! Keep us posted on how the rest of the pregnancy goes! :)

Christy said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. We are expecting our fourth child in early September.

City Sister said...

That is such wonderful news...I lost during both of my children's first trimesters...but they are both fantastic children now years later. Good luck with the next few months.

Donaji said...

big congrats!!!! we are also due mid june!! :-) i hope your pregancy goes easy the rest of the time ;)

Savannah said...

Congratulations! I hope you feel better soon and that you have a smooth remainder of pregnancy!

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Hurray!! How exciting for you:) I love those baby bumps!!

Cara said...

Congrats Mari-Ann! It can be so hard to eat right when you're pregnant and NOTHING sounds good, but it sounds like you (with the help of your hubby) are doing well! I love James' intuition about your baby "girl", and I can't wait to find out if he's right!!

Ewa said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann
I was so happy to read your expecting baby nr 2. Good news is always priceless ;-) Hope all the bad pregnant experiences will vanish in no time and you will relish the unforgettable moments. We had the same experience with our older son - he knew long before us and was also right about the gender ;-). Lots of Love for the four of you.
Ewa

jess_hak said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a wonderful blessing. :) Enjoy your nesting stage and hopefully your sickness will pass quicker than last time.

An Amazing Child said...

Congratulations Mari-Ann! That is such wonderful news. A new little one to add to your nest. All the best and remember to take it easy (that's what people keep telling me anyway). Don't feel any pressure to write as often, take what time you have to rest.

Kate

Sarah said...

Oh, wow. Congratulations!! How exciting for you all. Wish you the best and hope you start feeling better soon!

The Activity Mom said...

Hooray! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! =)

Amanda said...

Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

yay!!! So happy for you guys!!! James is going to be an amazing big brother!!

Kristin said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you and your family!
Hoping you feel better soon and don't forget to take as much time for yourself as you can :o)

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

How wonderful!!! Congratulations!!!

lisforlearning said...

That is very exciting! I am also expecting my second in August and just found out yesterday that it will be a boy. Best of luck to you throughout the pregnancy. It will be so interesting to follow you as we'll be on a very similar track with our children.

rainbowmummy said...

I knew it! I am soooo happy for you, Paul and James!!!!! Oh Mari-Ann congratulations!!!!! Exciting!! How timely 1+1+1=1 has just posted some tot printables, is it too early?!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Damn it, now I'm broody (as if I wasn't already)....

I'm glad you're showing, I didn't at all and I so badly wanted to.

Take care, feet up and rest.

xxxxxxxxx

rainbowmummy said...

Forgot I wanted to add this fun link that you might want for James

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/familytime/mummyspregnant/

xxxxx

ps aaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Theresa said...

congratulations! so happy for your family.. hope James gets a little sister! :)

Carisa said...

Ahhhh! How exciting! What James said was freaky...wow! My boys just Knew Ladybug was a girl even though I was certain it was a boy!

phasejumper said...

Congratulations!! I'm a planner, too. We found out the gender both times with our boys.

Stephanie said...

Congrats!!!! So exciting :)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Life with two little ones is amazing! I'm sure james will be a great big brother!

Stephanie said...

Oh My Gosh Mari Ann!!!!!! That is so exciting!!! Congratulations! I hope that you will keep blogging and letting us know how you are all doing!

Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

Congrats! Hope you get to feeling better soon. :)

Naomi said...

Congratulstions! That's exciting!

Anna @ The Imagination Tree said...

Awww CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting. Nothing more special than the gift of a new life x

Sharlene said...

congratulations on your baby girl!!!!I just know it's a girl :) and i really love your blog!Can't wait to do these same activities with my 8-month old baby.

Jodi said...

My two-year-old was certain about the genders of both of her little siblings-and right on both of them! The second was another girl, and the third will be a boy. I think little ones have a bit of insight on that!

Sandie said...

Congratulations! :) New babies are fantastic and you'll be great with two!!

Lulu said...

What exciting news - Congrats to you and your family! Isn't it amazing how much children pick up without being told or taught? Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy.

Kami said...

Congratulations! Such an exciting time, I too was sick 24/7 for the first 6 months of my second pregnancy and it was tough keeping up with an almost 3 year old, so I think it is amazing you are posting at all (glad you are, though :) )! All the best!
Ps. I posted about preparing a first child for a new sibling, in case you're interested: http://nurturingthetenderyears.blogspot.com/2010/07/preparing-your-children-for-arrival-of.html

Karen said...

Mari Ann!!!!!! Sooooo Excited!!! Congratulations to a beautiful and sweety mama!!!! and of course to James and your Huby!!! I'm sooo Happy for you!! Another little and beautiful Blessing!!!! Please receive a big but twice hugs!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Congrats! Many wishes for a healthy and happy pregnancy. :)

The Mom I Want To Be said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for your entire family. Can't wait to hear if James was right!

Christine said...

Congratulations!

Raising a Happy Child said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!! I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes well and James is right about getting a sister :)

Susana of Montessori Candy said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations Mari-Ann! What a blessing :) I'll keep you in my prayers for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. Have you ever tried ginger syrup for nausea? That has been helpful to me while pregnant, but also during labor. I'm so excited for you all!
-Susana

anushka said...

wow! congratulations and what a sweet post. i love that james knows. he is such a child of today - little sensitive being. i have one of those too. really happy to hear this news. it's wonderful! keep us posted. : )
best, anushka

Olives and Pickles said...

Congratulations!!I am so so happy for you.God bless you and your family!

Annette said...

Congratulations!

Our Little Family said...

Oh my goodness, HUGE congratulations to you!!!! What exciting news!

-Jill

Packer Family said...

Congratulations!!!!!! I love your blog and I know I will miss your posts but totally understand needing the break! Congrats again to you and Big Brother!!!

Belledancr - becky said...

Congrats to you and your entire family! Baby news is always such wonderful news!!
becky
belledancr@juno.com
http://nurturingnaters.blogspot.com/

Jade =) said...

Congratulations! I love how kids just have this amazing insight into things like this... kinda spooky, but really cool! Praying you feel well through the remainder of your pregnancy. Yay, babies!

Violette said...

Felicitations !!!! Take a good care of you,)

Kathy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!! I found your blog a few weeks ago and have linked you up today. Thanks for all of the great inspiration! caringbabycreations.blogspot.com

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Congratulations, Mari-Ann! What wonderful news. :) I would not be surprised at all if the baby is a girl - James is a very smart and perceptive little guy. You have such a beautiful family and I'm so excited and happy for you!

Mariann said...

Dear Mari-Ann!

Congratulations from another Mariann from Hungary. I really like your blog!
I hope everything will be ok and in August you will hae another healthy baby.

Andrea said...

Congratulations! I so look forward to seeing your adventures with you next baby. James will make a great big brother! I once had someone tell me young children are naturally drawn to pregnant women. It's such a beautiful story of James going to sit by his Mama and sister.

KateE.Did said...

Congratulations! May your pregnancy be uneventful and your delivery easy!

becca jo said...

YAY!!! that is a great story about james-he's probably right!!!

The girl who painted trees said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! When in August? Ours would have been the 22nd. And J-jo is Aug 2 and Bear the 11th:) Bear always always spoke of J-jo as her brother even BEFORE we found out that he was a boy. There is a good chance that James is onto something:)

kate said...

Congratulations Coconut family! Can't wait to see if James was right. That would be really neat if he was. :)

Vallimasoos said...

Yeah! Congratulations! I kinda noticed you were not blogging much!

Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

Natym said...

congratulations!!! :)

Alison said...

What wonderful news, congratulations to all four of you!
My eldest said the exact same thing to me at the start of my pregnancy, I had a baby brother in my tummy. He was right too, but only knew because my sister had a baby boy due six months before I had mine, so he'd been bombarding me with questions already.
Maybe James picked up on the signs too?

Mummyzilla said...

Congratulations! What exciting news.

Montessori Print Shop said...

Mari-Ann,
Congratulations!! How wonderful! I hope you start feeling better soon.

twolittleseeds said...

Congratulations! Fantastic news for you all. Blessings, Daisy xx

homeschool family said...

Congratulations that is beautiful news. p.s we love the finger knitted flowers, may have to try it next week - from us all at www.no-time-for-housework.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! I am also 17 weeks pregnant. I haven't announced it in my blog or Facebook yet. I think I am waiting to know the gender. I didn't look pregnant until about 5.5 months pregnant or more. BUT I can definitely tell early. Good luck and I hope you can start eating and not feeling so sick!!

michellel said...

Congratulations!

Discovering Montessori said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy your craft making. James is going to be a great big brother. Thank you for sharing.

rosey_26 said...

Congratulations! I read your blog ALL the time and don't usually comment but I had to this time b/c of some of the stuff you said. My son is almost the same age as yours. He'll be 4 on May 30th and our baby #2 is due Aug. 10th! The funniest thing is that our son has also been adamant that this baby is a girl! His reasoning though is "because there can only be one boy"! We find out the gender this Friday and I am sooo excited :) I've tried to prepare Luke (our son) for the possibility of a brother but he won't hear any of it.
I hope you feel better soon. I was sick with this one through my 16th week and lost weight but now I'm packing it on with a vengeance!
Thanks again for all your posts and ideas. I teach PreK and K and I'm thinking about becoming a stay at home mommy next year and homeschooling my son so I love seeing all the stuff you do with James. Your brilliant!

Mommy to the Princesses said...

Congratulations! Glad you are feeling better with the start of the second trimester. Love the little booties you've made! I am sure the big brother will do awesome after the little one arrives!

Lynnette said...

Congrats! I have been lurking for a while mostly for the homeschool/sensory tub/playdough ideas. I, too, am expecting and am only 2 weeks behind you. I hope all stays well for you during the pregnancy and birth!

Lynnette said...

Congrats! I have been lurking for a while mostly for the homeschool/sensory tub/playdough ideas. I, too, am expecting and am only 2 weeks behind you. I hope all stays well for you during the pregnancy and birth!

The Education Of Ours said...

Congratulations! Siblings are amazing. I hope you feel better soon. At 21 weeks with my twins and I stopped getting sick. That's soon!

I bet James has a hunch, children are so smart ;)

Smith, Party of 5 said...

Congratulations! That is exciting news, my oldest knew our third was a girl from the start. I love your blog, thanks for sharing all your great ideas

Alicia said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

How exciting! Congratulations!!!

yajaira rivera said...

Congratulations. Kiss.

Mommy Moment said...

On Mari-Ann, Such wonderful news. Big hugs to you!
What a wonderful blessing!

Jody

Katrina said...

Awww - congratulations to you all! James surely has wonderful intuition about his sister coming soon :-)

I appreciate all of your tips, ideas and hints they really give me some great ideas for my own work with my Taiwanese students.

Time to get out a doll and some diapers and let James practice changing the diaper so when his sister (or brother comes) he will be helpful to you and daddy! Take care of yourself.

krasimira said...

Congratulations! That is such a great news :)
Have a wonderful pregnancy ;)

krasimira said...

Congratulations! Such a great news!!!
Have a wonderful pregnancy and please share the preparations :)

Sara said...

Congratulations! I am just a week behind you with my #2!

Maureen said...

Congrats! I can relate to morning sickness, I ended one pregnancy weighing less than I started with. Unfortunately, I gain weight while breastfeeding, which is not supposed to happen, I know. I'm still nursing my youngest, so am carrying some extra poundage, unfortunately. Sigh... one day...I'll only have a little one for a short while, I can work on my figure for decades.... Anyways, good luck to you with this pregnancy!

Jeanne said...

Awesome news! Congrats!

Alone in Holy Land said...

Congratulations!
Great news!

Sheena said...

Congrats!!!!!

Elise said...

Mari-Ann, this is the most wonderful news. Congratulations. I am very excited for you and your family. I'm sorry that you have been so unwell. I can't wait to hear more about your precious new baby and how James finds out that he is going to be a big brother.

It's amazing that James has been making comments about a baby sister. If James thinks he is going to be a big brother to a baby sister, then I'm with him - I'm thinking that this baby might just be a baby girl.

I hope that as each day passes you feel a whole lot better.

Monica said...

Congratulations!!

Deb Chitwood said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so excited for you, Mari-Ann!!! How wonderful that James will get to be a big brother! My son and daughter were 5 years apart (just a bit more than your two will be) which was perfect for our family. I know my son was often focused on taking care of his little sister, and I'm sure James will be the same way! Lots of blessings and hugs! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

Sara said...

Congratulations! I sincerely hope you begin to feel better soon. Wonderful news!

Heather said...

What a wonderful blessing! Congrats on the addition to your beautiful family :)

Beth- the mama bee said...

I suspected that you were expecting. You're post have been as frequent and I just said to my hubby the other day that perhaps you were expecting a little one and just not feeling great. Congratulations! Another happy baby!

Mama Know Best said...

Congratulations on your new blessing! What wonderful news. I love reading your blog, and can't wait to hear more about the baby as you progress. Wow J. must be really in tune with you...kids are very intuitive like that:) I'm sitting on edge to find out if he's right as well...lol!
~Blessings to you and your family~

Emy said...

Oh Congratulations! What wonderful news! :-)
All the best wishes to you all and I hope the nausea and vomiting stops soon, I know myself it can be really challenging at times. But of course it is all worth it in the end! :-) You'd might wanna try some acupuncture, that really worked for me! :-)
Take care and keep us posted!

/Emy

melissa joanne said...

What wonderful news! Congrats! It's amazing how intuitive children can be - I love that James is already so aware without having been officially told the news. What an exciting time in your family life!

EmilyM said...

Congrats! Hope James gets that sister!

Celine said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful news!

Love and Lollipops said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you Mari-Ann!

fjkelly said...

So excited fro you!!! James will be a wonderful big brother.

Eva said...

ahhh congratulations!! I'm sooo happy for you!! James is going to be so excited! I pray you have a wonderful pregnancy and labour <3 looking forward to seeing all the little creations you make for the new little one :)

Kara said...

Congratulations! How exciting! What a lucky baby to have such a wonderful family to welcome him or her!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news! I hope you start feeling better soon.

Förskoleburken said...

Such wonderful news, congratulations! Hope everything will be great and I'm already looking forward to wonderful montessoribaby-posts!

maryl said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Happy Day! Congrats! MaryL

Leptir said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you! Kisses to your family :-)

Corrie said...

Hooray!

Amy said...

Congratulations, how wonderful and exciting! Best wishes!

Abbie said...

Yay! That is awesome. Congrats.
Love the story about James already knowing, that is so cool.

Susan said...

Yippie for you and your family!!! Your intuitive little guy is on to you! When you spend all day with someone, you get to know them. But WOW! figuring that out is amazing.

I can't wait to see the belly bump pictures as you grow and grow (you're going to post those right!!). Glad you're starting to get your energy back. Hugs, Susan

Laura said...

Congratulations to you all!!!! Stay calm, stay healthy and stay in touch.....

Elle Belles Bows said...

Mari-Ann! I am so very happy for you guys!

I am certain that James will be an excellent big brother!

Enjoy this special time and take it easy.

Blessings and Happiness to you all!

Kerri

M. Brayner said...

Parabéns..parabéns....parabéns......Muita paz, saúde, e alegrias para todos vocês...

Marta
http://eucraftemuitomais.blogspot.com

Charity Donovan said...

Congrats! Hope you feel better soon! Such exciting news! Wishing you a fabulous pregnancy & delivery! =)

Laura said...

Congrats! A second little one will bring all kinds of fun to your house! I am sure that James will be an awesome big brother! <3

Tawny said...

Wow, Congratulations! We are so excited for you!

tidbits said...

Congratulations on your new addition! I have been following your blog and love your ideas. Thanks for posting. I just started a blog myself and have mentioned you as I think your blog is fabulous with lots of creativity and hard work!

Ash said...

Congratulations! It's amazing how you can feel like you know someone just through reading a blog, but ya gotta know we're all thrilled for you! Also, I admire someone who can knit baby booties!

Michelle said...

cONGRATS...and a girl to boot. I'm excited for you.

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