We’ve been keeping a little secret… We’re PREGNANT!!!
Excited doesn’t even come close to describing our feelings about expecting our second baby! We’ve prayed and prayed and through tears, disappointment and then ultimately finding out we have been blessed with another sweet blessing has solidified my belief in how He has graciously given me the desires of my heart and our hearts as a family. What a great God we serve, y’all! We just feel so incredibly blessed and know that ultimately His timing is perfect. We are so thankful!
How we found out
I am one of those that knows pretty immediately that something is up. With every pregnancy (3) I have known super early, around 3-4 weeks. Which makes for a torturous couple of months since our doctor won’t see us until 8 weeks, unless there are signs of complications. So, I basically have to keep my mouth shut, and for those that know me, know that is HARD to do, and keeping the anticipation at bay as long as possible is near impossible. Also, I’m a horrible liar so keeping anything from my mom or my dearest friends is just not happening, especially if it’s something I am over the moon excited about! Anyways, I was feeling a little different and SUPER tired, so I thought, “I bet it’s nothing but I think I’ll take a test”. Three positive tests later and I was basically jumping up and down in the middle of the night and could hardly wait to tell Conrad. It was Father’s Day weekend so when Conrad FINALLY woke up and decided to grace us with his presence (it seemed like a lifetime til morning) I had a cute little sign and the test ( I know, gross) next to it so he wouldn’t know what the heck I was talking about! It was the sweetest and his reaction was the best! He was excited and to be honest he could have like ten kids, he really is the best daddy!! Moments like these are so amazing to share together and made me relive the moment we found out we were having Corbin. It’s indescribable and so special! Shortly there after, a few days later, because we couldn’t contain our excitement our families knew too, and Conrad may have spilled the beans to a few of our friends! 😉 It just couldn’t be kept!!
I seriously LOVED being pregnant with Corbin. I remember my doctor calling me and telling me he was going to induce me and I literally cried! Lol! I was so content (said no 9 month pregnant women ever HA!) but I truly was! One thing I don’t remember being was overly exhausted or maybe I’ve just forgotten in the past four years. This time around I will tell you, I am chronically exhausted. Which isn’t normal for me, as we’re always on the go around here! Like, I’m so tired that by about 4 p.m., I’m ready for bed, no joke! Corbin is very active so that may be part of it but I’m hoping my second trimester will give me more energy, and am actually praying on it. Ain’t nobody got time to be this tired with a busy toddler! I also tend to get nauseous from time to time and never experienced that before, so it’s definitely a little different.
Now, let’s talk food! I’m all about carbs, meat, and snow cones, and I want a huge coke from time to time! I don’t usually give in, but am led to wonder if I’m pregnant or just nursing a hangover! It feels like reliving my college days, y’all! So weird! I’m REALLY hoping the craving for fruit and veggies like I did with Corbin comes back ASAP or I’ll need to get on a more consistent work out regimen. 😉 I’ll be 11 weeks tomorrow, we’re due February 21st, so we are nearly done with trimester one and all is well with baby! PTL!!!
Lastly, I am SO excited about being preggo during the winter! Who doesn’t love oversized sweaters and leggings?! HOLLA! This mama is ready to style this bump in all things fall and winter! Last time I was pregnant during the summer, and I loved every minute of living in dresses, although I think this being completely opposite makes it so exciting too and will be a fun change! Not to mention, one of the silly upsides I know Conrad is thankful for is that my Nordstrom bill was MUCH lower this year during the #nsale!! AHHH! Only because I won’t be able to wear all that cuteness for very long. He totally lucked out! Stay tuned for all the maternity style, friends!! I am already planning!!! Lol!
How we told Corbin
We decided not to tell Corbin until my first doctors appointment. Talk about hard to keep a secret. Try keeping anything from a three year old, it’s not as easy as it seems. We went into the room with the sonography machine first and the nurse showed Corbin the baby. He looked a little confused at first, then the heartbeat sounded loudly, and Corbin’s response was “are those twins”? I probably had a look of confusion on my face after that question. So far it’s only one! He then proceeded to tell the nurse very matter of factly that I grew him in mamas tummy so I could grow another baby too, and that “his” baby wasn’t quite ready. He told her he was going to take care of “him” but wasn’t going to be changing any diapers. I believe it was a ‘No Way José” moment! Conrad got it all on video and it was the cutest! He also tells me daily that it’s a boy! 🙂 We shall see! It was so sweet and fun to tell him there and he’s so excited to have a playmate and friend! He got the very first picture and it’s on display on his message board in his room, which melts my heart. He is going to be the best big brother and we simply can’t wait to shortly be Henderson party of four!!
Thank you so much for reading!! I am so thankful for your love, support, and prayers in this new and changing season of life and can say our hearts feel so full already! I also hope you’ll stick around as we share what’s to come and what we’ll be having in the next few weeks!! Are you team boy or team girl? Tell me in the comments!
Wishing you a blessed week, friends!!
For this child I have prayed and the Lord has given me the desires of my heart. 1 Samuel 1:27
Thank you to Kimberly Correa for capturing this exciting and special time for our family!