Blogging Again & An Announcement

So, remember last year, you guys? Last year on Thanksgiving I posted that I was pregnant. A day later I threw in the fact that we were expecting twins. And since I hadn't shared anything about how we had been trying to have a baby for two and a half years, I didn't include any of my "finally! Finally! I'm going to be a mommy!" feelings in that post. In fact, my blogging was incredibly nonchalant considering my emotional state.

This year, I have another little announcement to share. So much has changed in our lives, but you may be surprised to learn my news hasn't. Yup yup yup, I'm pregnant again.

A couple months ago I started getting carsick while sitting in the front passenger seat -- that was my first clue. Then I started counting backward, and realizing that something didn't happen when it should have. Because of all the times before my first pregnancy when I would say to Christian, "I think I'm pregnant!" and then it would turn out not to be the case, I didn't say anything to him. I just handed him a positive pregnancy test one Sunday morning.

{I was also carrying Max at the time, and considered handing the test to him to give to Christian, but then I thought about how everything that Max gets in his hands ends up in his mouth. And, you know, I peed on that test. So gross.}

We've already started getting a few questions about this pregnancy. Questions like, "Was this expected?" and "Are you guys excited?" and the always-hilarious "You guys know how that happens, right?" To possibly forestall any of those questions ending up in the comments section, let me answer them here.

Firstly, no, we weren't planning or expecting to get pregnant. Like I mentioned, it took two and half years the first time. {Also, rounds of injections, fertility drugs, and a minor surgical procedure. IVF is rough, y'all.} So we were prepared for the possibility that Max and Maggie would be our only two babies ever. We also hoped that I would be one of those women who has a much easier time after her first successful pregnancy. We didn't anticipate that it would be quite so easy.

Secondly, yes. We are grateful that I'm pregnant again, and are happily dreaming about and making plans for newbaby. We know that life isn't going to be easy with two fourteen-month-olds and a newborn, but we also want a big crazy family, and it's exciting to see how that's beginning to become a reality.

Thirdly, geez, could you BE any more condescending? No, but seriously, I've read my fair share of books on fertility, so duhdoy.

I'm going to try to do a better job of blogging during the next six months until newbaby comes {I'm due in May again, isn't that crazy?}, but I have to admit that not blogging for the past 84 days has freed up some time. Or maybe I'm finally getting the hang of mothering twins? I guess we'll see how everything plays out.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

*pregnancy photo by Kelly Hicks Design & Photography


  1. HOORAY! I'm sorry, but there's nothing but joy here. Even when you're scared. Even when you know that "chaos" won't quite cover it. Even when you realize that your body is about to go on another roller coaster ride. Because, at the end of all of this, you know what you're going to have? Another BABY! I'm not even a baby person, and there's just something so positive and full of possibility about pregnancy. Congrats!

    One of my best friends is due with twins this month after thinking they would never be able to have another child (it took them almost 3 years to have their son, who is now almost 6). Like you, everyone asked them stupid questions, mostly because they're now both over 30 and there has been more time than "normal" between children. And they're SO HAPPY! So just don't listen to the peanut gallery.

    I've loved following you on pinterest while you've been out of the bloggy world, but it's sure nice to have you back. Congrats, lady!

  2. Congratulations!!! (And I can't believe people say stuff like that to you!)

  3. !!!! That's cah-razy! :) I'm so excited for you guys! We'll definitely need to get our kiddos together for play dates when they're bigger! Remember how we said we'd have kids at the same time? Yeah, I didn't think that was gonna happen (not with my baby-phobia)! Hooray hooray hooray! :D

  4. Thanks so much, everyone! We're so happy to be adding another member to our family; it's wonderful to hear encouragement!

  5. We are so happy for you. Let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help you transition from 2 to 3!

  6. Congratulations!!! People asked me those same questions when I was expecting my fourth... then I had 4 kids in 3.5 years. You can do it and hope all goes well with the pregnancy.
    PS Good thing you have family to help you out. :)

  7. I am so excited for you! Of course, I had no idea what it took to bring your twins into your family, and am so glad that you didn't have to go through it again.

    Hooray for Irish triplets!

  8. beautful post. I too went through the whole waiting/fertility thing and after 4 years, I had my first. I'm totally fine with having just 1 as I'm not wanting to put myself through the stress of being in the doctors office every week and the drugs..oh the drugs. secretly though, i do hope to get pregnant again. i want my son to have a sibling. i want to feel and smell a new baby. I want to do it all again. congrats to you and your family. :)

  9. Such a blessing. So excited for you guys!