Thursday, October 18, 2012

Parker's new shirt!

 Time to shout it from the rooftops!

Do you see what this says??

We are SOOO excited!!

 One happy future big brother!
90% of the time he says he wants a baby "brover", but sometimes he'll say sister.  Who knows!

The little love at just 10 weeks!

Praise the Lord!  James and I are so excited to announce that we are adding baby Austin #2 to our family in April.  The official due date is April 16th (the day AFTER tax day according to James)!  Ha!
We are beside ourselves with excitement and gratefulness.  I am 14 weeks so officially in the 2nd trimester and feeling great now.  Yes, I was nauseous and slap me sideways tired, but all of that has subsided, thank goodness. Keep reading if you love pregnancy details, if not, stop here!  ;)

 We found out we were pregnant on August 7th, two weeks after our tropical get away to Nevis!  ;)  I lived on pins and needles through the first trimester because of two previous miscarriages, but God is good and He carried me through my doubt and worry.  His timing is also perfect and to me, April 16th, 2013 is the most perfect due date!!  Parker will be a month shy of 4 which means he'll be a huge helper.

In the first trimester, all of my favorite foods and I mean favorite, totally grossed me out.  I couldn't stand the thought or sight of any food that I used to eat on a normal basis.  Yogurt, blah. Wheat bread or pasta, gross. Vegetables, don't make me look at them. Fruit, couldn't eat it unless it came from a can filled with syrup!  Basically, anything healthy had me running for the hills.  Isn't it so WEIRD??  The more fat grams and the more processed it was the better, which if you know me, is TOTALLY opposite of how I choose to eat.  It's better now, but I still lean toward starchy things and anything with salt on it.  I will take food aversions over throwing my toes up 24/7 any day!!!  

I am still exercising and teaching spinning, but I've had to take it down a notch.  Because of my two miscarriages, I have also had to hang up my running shoes for the time being which is challenging for me, but very worth it.  I can do anything as far as exercise as long as it is non-impact.  I ran up until I was 7 months with Parker and I have felt worse than I did with him, so this is a much different pregnancy but grateful for every symptom!
And guess what?  We are NOT finding out what we are having!  I can hear you now..."are you crazy"??  Maybe, because both of us are such big planners but here is my reasoning.  We want two children and since this is it for us, why not have a little fun with it?  My mom made all of the bedding for Parker's nursery and it happens to all be black and white, so everything is already gender neutral.  We can accent with pink or do blue again and it will be done!  So yes, you have to wait until delivery day to know what it is and to me, that moment of surprise is worth waiting for!!

OK  Those are all the details for now!  I will update as we go along and maybe throw in a baby bump pic or two as soon as I have one to show.  Right now I just look bloated, like I've eaten too much Mexican food... which is actually quite possible! Ha!   ;)


  1. We are so happy for y'all!!! Parker's big brother shirt is so cute. Can't wait to see you while you're here for Thanksgiving.

  2. WOO HOO! I could not be more excited right now. What a great post! Yes, "those" people that don't find out the gender are "crazy" I love it! Bring on the baby bump!

  3. Yay!!!! You have been in my prayers girl! Praise the Lord! And not finding out the gender IS SO MUCH FUN! You'll be so happy that you did that. I'm so, so, so happy for you! XOXO

  4. Hurray! love all the details and I loooove that you are going to let it be a surprise!!!

  5. Lauren,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) You're so sweet. I really appreciate it! I just wanted to tell you how excited we are for yall!! Lisa might have told me the news while I was in Amarillo a few weeks ago and I wasnt sure if I was really supposed to know so I didn't say anything but you better believe I've been praying for you and that sweet baby on the way!! Yay!! Excited our babes will be so close in age :) We'll have to let them play when we come to visit! Hope you continue to feel better and better! Miss yall.

  6. Love Parker's shirt! He looks SO proud. I'm just thrilled for you, Lauren. I know it's been a tough road. I love this little one already!

  7. Just stumbled on your blog....congratulations! Love Parker's shirt!! Where did you get it? Need one for my grandson/big brother-to-be!!