Sunday, March 07, 2010

from three to FOUR ♥

The time has come. The time to finally tell you why I've been absent from blogging, showers, making dinner, makeup, etc...

I've lived in sweats the past few weeks, and my beauty regimen consists of brushing my teeth and a shower if the day goes just right. It's doubtful that my hair get brushed, just my teeth.

I feel way worse this go-round, than I did the first one. It's probably because I did it only 7 months ago.

We've sat Hudson down and explained that he is getting a baby. A baby brother or sister.

...and..............We're having a BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that baby is swiftly growing and gaining speed inside the comforts of my womb as I type. Come September 28th-ish we will be a family of four, and after the initial {shock/suspense} our hearts are full knowing we are expanding {my waistline} and will have a baby-filled house.


I always wished to have all of my children by the age of 30. The rate we're at, we could have a bevy of tots by then. I kid. I hope :)

It is much more challenging to be with-child when your other with-child is a crawling, pulling-up, active 7 MONTH OLD who is currently spending his every waking minute perfecting his balance to WALK. Gone are the days, of laying around eating Ruffles and dip.

My energy levels are in the negatives, and my morning sickness lingers at night. Somehow I survive, and I owe that to some anti-nausea, the smiles I get in the morning from my Bear, and my husband whom I could not do without.

At only 10 wks in, I've already said goodbye to my skinny jeans. Goodbye, I love you. I hope this isn't our last encounter. You complete me.

All sickness and tiredness aside, we wake with very thankful hearts that we are blessed to have children easily, the luxury to share them and this time in our lives with our families, and a happy, healthy, baby-filled home ♥

So, I'm back. This time with Daddy, Mommy, Hudson Bear, and Sweet Tiny Two.

49 comments:

Brit said...

omg. I'm in shock and so happy and excited for you! CONGRATS!

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness!!!! How exciting! I'm guessing this one wasn't planned? I bet they will grow up to be so close and best friends.

the rigdons said...

now i know why you thought i was... ha! i'm so excited for you guys. you're a braver woman than i am!!!

The Taffs said...

Congratulations!!!

Kiley Anderson said...

Congratulations on your exciting news!! I too am expecting and just had a little one in December, so I definitely feel your shock and lack of energy!! I pray you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! I hope your energy returns soon.

Ange said...

That's so great - congrats!!! Hoping you feel better soon!

The Drama Mama said...

How stinking exciting!! I am so thrilled for you guys! You will have to let me know when you want to re-do you blog design...we will need to add a name (and/or maybe make it a little girly too!)...either way, I would love to do it again! Praying for a healthy pregnancy, L♥VE and prayers!!

the tichenor family said...

Congratulations to your precious family! What another precious blessing...

Abby said...

SHUT UP!!!!!

Ahhhhhh! So excited for you, girl! You know what they say: new house, new baby!!!!!

Can't wait to read all about your new adventures. And can't believe your little bug is going to be a big brother. Precious!

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!

The Fenner's said...

I superdupper congrats! How exciting, Hudson will be a terrific big brother! Hope the rest of the pregnancy goes smoothly!!!

Lea Liz said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

So fun! You make beautiful babies and the closeness in age will be SO nice for your kids to be bestest buddies =) CONGRATULATIONS!

Brandi said...

AWESOME! So close in age will be sooo much fun! Congratulations!!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Joe & Kourt had told me your exciting news! Congratulations! I hope you get to feeling better. I imagine it's tough keeping up with Hudson while growing a baby.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to you and your boys!!! I hope you can feel better soon!! Well the blog world already knows you make super cute little boys and I have a hunch that a baby girl will be beautiful as well!! Praying for a healthy tiny 2!
I'm looking forward to reading all about your next few months! I admire you young mommies out there. I've never had the nerve to even think about it myself !!! ;-)

Casey said...

Wonderful news Natalie! We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Brittany Bankhead-Kendall said...

That is SO exciting!!! My sister and I are 16 months apart and couldn't be closer :) What a blessing :) Congratulations!!

Lindsay said...

Congrats Natalie. This is awsome! How exciting for your family!

Alison said...

Wow how exciting! :)

Lil' Woman said...

Oh my goodness!! Congrats girl!!

Lisa said...

YAY!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you, JR and Bear! I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months and hope you get to feeling better soon.

Lisa said...

and I'm glad you are back...I've missed you! lol

Red High Heels said...

Oh my goodness....Aren't you just one fertile little lady...can you pass some of that Oklahoma water you are drinking up over to these parts??!! :)

CONGRATS!!!!

It's Sew Stinkin Cute said...

Congrats! Hopefully in a couple weeks the morning sickness will disappear. Hudson is just so cute, it is inevitable that sweet tiny two will be just as adorable!

pocket full of pink said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO exciting!!!!

Lindsay said...

CONGRATULATIONS! My boys are a year apart and I love it! Hope the sickness ends soon for you!

Kelly said...

Congrats, you will do great!! :)

jenn said...

congrats!!! hudson will be a good big brother

Ally said...

What a lucky lady you are. Congrats!

The Neaves' said...

Yes yes YES!!! Can't wait to be aunt Lu of TWO!! We are super happy for the four of you:) praying that you start feeling better soon!!

Tiffany said...

Congrats on baby #2!

Reynie said...

CONGRATS!

Katie said...

I started following your Blog from Babbling Abby and Dave & Brit Plus One. Your family is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to read about this new adventure for your family!

I hope God blesses everything that is to come in your family!

Julie said...

Congrats! My first 2 are 14 months apart. I was 8 mos pregnant at her first birthday. It's challenging. But there are so many great things about having them close together. They will be the best of friends. There will be no jealousy issues since Hudson will never remember a time when he was the only child. You don't have to re-babyproof anything from your first child to the next. The hardest part really is just the logistics of going from one baby, who is still so dependent on you, to two.
You'll do great!

Sarah said...

Yay! That is so exciting!! Congrats! Hudson will be a great big brother

Bombtastic Belle said...

Congrats to y'all! :) Thats so exciting!

Meant to be a mom said...

Congratulations sweetie. That's absolutely wonderful news. I will pray that your pregnancy is a wonderful and healthy pregnancy. I hope you get to feeling better soon =) And then you can enjoy that ever growing belly. So fun. I miss it like crazy. I can't wait to try again for number two myself. For now I'll watch you grow.

The Lanyon's said...

Congrats Nat!!! How close will they be? 13 months? WOW!! I hope GIRL!

Marisa and John said...

Congrats to you three! You deserve a special jewel in your mommy crown. I couldn't imagine at this point, but I can't think of anyone better cut out for the job. :)

Life at the White House said...

CAN'T GET OVER THIS - so excited!!! AND I have the perfect gift in mind for sweet Tiny #2 (and Hudson too!). :) :) :)

Get some rest, mama!

Miss. Pretty said...

WOW!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for ya'll!

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E. Williamson said...

Best news ever! Congrats on baby #2! Isn't is crazy to think that not to long ago we were counting down the days to meet our little men and now we are ready to have another. This is just AWESOME! Bryce and I are going to start the adoption process in a few months. Time just carries on. Congrats again! So happy for all 4 of you!

Christa said...

That is not what I was expecting to hear at all! Congrats!

christie and kyle said...

Natalie! Remember your dear old little sis from Bandos??? I am so excited for you and your sweet family. Hudson is PRECIOUS! They will love being so close in age...my husband comes from a family of 3 kids in 5 years and they are all so close! We are going to shoot for the same! Glad to see you're doing well! :-)

Ingram Gang said...

I just found your blog through my friend Darci's blog. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I am 27 and just had my 3rd baby. My older two are very close in age like yours will be. It's so fun for them to have one another. Now I have a 3yr old, a 2 yr old and a three month old. It's fun craziness. Just wanted to encourage you in your adventure of TWO. Although it was quite a shock for my husband and I at the time (well, actually each of them were), I am so thankful it happened the way it did, they are the best of friends. My Noah HUDSON is his little sisters protector. :)
Congrats!

Glamorous Newlywed said...

Wow! That is amazing!!! Congratulations :)

Ms. J said...

New Follower =) Congrats on your new baby!!!