Friday, January 24, 2014

Five on Friday: Baby #2

This is an extra special Five on Friday (linking up with Darci and friends).

The theme of this post?  Baby #2.

Yes my friends, this Carter clan is expanding to add one more little girl or boy (the news on that will be revealed in just less than a month - crazy!).

Can you believe it?  Yep, there are some days that I cannot either!!  Let's get to the fun stuff.


We officially found out that we had a bun in the oven the Thursday before Thanksgiving.
I woke up, felt a little nauseous, took a pregnancy test...and ran to bed to tell Jimmy.  Yep, nothing like the first time when I broke the exciting news to him through a cute slideshow!

The next few days were quite the whirlwind...which is a story for another time, but we did get to see our little peanut at 7.5 weeks that following Wednesday and couldn't have been more thrilled!


Due Date??

July 12, 2014.

Yep friends - that's just two weeks shy of Charlie's SECOND birthday.

I don't know what is more of a shock to me when I talk to people about it.  That we are going to have another baby or that I'm going to have a TWO year old.  How is that possible?  I feel like he was just born yesterday!!

And apparently I like to be pregnant right dead in the middle of summer.  Let's just hope that July 2014 isn't as hot as July 2012.

Remember these beauties from 2 weeks before I delivered last July?  People STILL talk to me about this picture of my feet I posted on Facebook - so again, please wish for less than 100 degree days this July!


 We ended up telling my parents earlier than we thought...but were able to keep it a secret long enough from Jimmy's big family to do something pretty special.  We made a fun book about Charlie's Christmas adventures and what Santa brought him for Christmas.

I put a note on the outside saying that Charlie wanted her to read it out loud.  So he jumped on her lap and read the book and we got her surprise on videotape.  It was pretty fun.  This was the best picture!


 They always say that baby #2 starts taking shape faster - and my is.  

WHOA baby.  

I swear this tight shirt makes it look bigger (I'm mostly rocking loose shirts these days).
Most people are shocked when I tell them I'm pregnant - so I guess that makes me feel better!
You probably wouldn't believe that is only 5 pounds, but really it is.  Crazy how your body reacts to growing a baby the second time!

Regular shirts are already starting to get a little shorter and I'm alternating between maternity pants from last time (finally ponied up and bought a few new pairs of jeans since I wear those everyday now) and regular pants with belly bands.  But overall, I'm feeling good and loving the little movements that I'm feeling and can't wait for more of those.

First belly picture almost 16 weeks - oops.  Guess that's what having an 18 month old while being pregnant will do to pregnancy documentation, right?


So there you have it - this little family of expanding in just 24 weeks.  And the way time is flying these days, it will be here before we know it!!

This might be the most fun "five on Friday" post that I have ever written!!  So thanks for stopping by to read!

I'm sure there will be more to come about this sweet little babe (and of course Charlie!)

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  1. Oh my gosh I am SO excitited for you guys!!!!!! We're due 4 days apart!!!

    1. Me too!!!! I wanted to say that so bad when you posted your news on IG!!!! Love it!!! And loved your blog post too. Cheers to healthy pregnancies and healthy July babies!!!!

    2. hahah now I know what you said July is a good month :)

      and I wasn't too far off the other day when I said Charlie needed a brother or sister so they could entertain each other!!!

  2. Congrats!! What exciting news! Here's to life with two little bambinos!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS. Congratulations to the Carter Family. What EXCITING NEWS!!!

  4. SO happy for your little family! God is good! Congrats, lovely!!!! xx

  5. Congrats again! You look great! I agree, the 2nd time around the growth is just unfair haha!

  6. I have been waiting for this post!! Congrats!! So exciting!!