Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I hope that I don't look back someday at this record of our family (this blog) and feel guilty for how little I've captured of this second pregnancy. Or look back at this time, in general, and regret not capturing it to the same degree that I did with Emma. Only one belly shot. No journal. No blog posts. No displaying of ultrasound pictures. I guess I already do feel a little guilty.

So here you go, baby #2, my attempt to make up for all that I've let slip.

Baby #2, our little girl, should make her grand debut in the next month in a half. I have 45 days to go until my due date. This has been, thankfully, an uneventful pregnancy. But it has been a bit harder than Emma's. While I never had to deal with morning sickness, my body is definitely more tired. Perhaps due to carrying around a 17 month old in addition to the extra 25lbs I've already gained. My back and feet and hips hurt more and I haven't been able to exercise as much as I did with Emma.

As many of you know, this pregnancy was a total surprise. After going through IVF in order to conceive Emma, we didn't think there was a chance in the world that we'd conceive naturally. And as many of you know, I had a really tough time adjusting to mommyhood - obviously loving Emma beyond belief but also struggling with the work/life/baby balance and the frustrations of dealing with a baby.

It definitely took me awhile to come around to the idea of having 2 babies within 18 months. But I am so happy to say that I am finally excited to soon be a mother to two sweet little girls. While I'm happy for #2 to stay in as long as possible, we are definitely getting excited to meet her. I have her room all decorated - will post pictures another time - and have clothes already hanging in her closet.

AND we've decided on a name. Sarah Kate. We are going to call her Kate. We talk with Emma a lot about Baby Kate, though I think it just goes over her head at this point. She does kiss my belly when I ask her where Baby Kate is. It's very sweet.

So, there you go, a real, actual update on Baby #2. Over the next 45 days, I'm going to try my best to make up for the lost months of not appreciating this little miracle. What a shame that I wasted this special time. I'm sorry, Kate, and I love you!


  1. Love the name Kate! Congrats. Can't wait to meet baby Kate. My little guy is six months and I've been wanting baby #2 already! Hoping we won't have to go through IVF again.

  2. I know. I feel the same way. It is hard not to when you are so overtaken with your little one that already has all these needs. But, my pregnancy is getting real too and, we are in the same place, emotionally getting ready to have 2 more girls, most of the shopping is done, room is ready, etc...but I haven't posted on my blog much and I feel bad that I haven't documented or even really focused on this pregnancy as much. However, I know we will make up for it in love when they are here. Hugs! Enjoy the last month and a half!

  3. I'm so happy to hear about baby #2. I have been curious. :)

    But, in many ways, I also understand. When my IVF attempts failed, and then I had a surprise pregnancy, I was so hesitant to talk about it at first. One, I didn't want to alienate my base readers, and two, I was overwhelmed with the thought of TWO babies.

    I have no doubt that you will adjust really well to this one though. Motherhood and trying to figure out how to DO IT ALL is so difficult, and my transition into motherhood was also not a smoothe one.

    I love her name. I have a sister Sara. Beautiful name.

    45 days is so soon! Can't wait to see the baby's room, and I hope this pregnancy continues to be very uneventful. :)

  4. I worry about that with baby #2. Granted, we aren't there yet, but we're eager to get there and I hope that I have the same time that I had with the first one to document everything. We'll see.

    Love her name and can't wait to see her! Congrats! :)

  5. Glad you've had time to adjust. DH can't imagine a second, and I'd like one but have some fear of what that would entail. Of course, AF had to arrive today, so there's another disappointment that it didn't happen on its own. I sure wish it would! You're lucky the decision was taken from you - obviously there's a higher plan!

  6. don't worry about not documenting enough, just remember it was a lot easier to do with no kids than it is with one under 2. plus being pregnant and having a toddler can't be easy, you must be exhausted!! i would probably drop of the face of the earth if i was pregnant right now!

  7. What a great name, and a great fit with Emma! I'm glad it has been an uneventful pregnancy (in the good way) and I hope your transition into a family of 4 will be just as uneventfully good.

  8. So happy to hear a great update on sweet Kate. Such a pretty name you've chosen for your little surprise/miracle! My big sis and I are 21 months apart and have always been the best of friends. I'm sure your girls will have a close, special bond!