Sunday, July 13, 2014

First Appointment

Hi, Baby! 

We had our first appointment the other day and it went really well! I have a new doctor and was so hoping I would like her (Juliette), and I do! She is very nice and I'm so happy :) We got to take a peek at ya and low and behold... you're adorable! Your heart rate was 153 BPM. Thats about what Jonathan's was most of my pregnancy with him. You were moving around and made it a little tricky for her to get good pics. Here are a couple: 

 You facing us with puppy dog hands

Profile (You haven't grown legs yet ;)

They gave me a new due date. I had been calculating January 4th (Auntie Anna's birthday) but based on your growth they are thinking January 1st. Pretty cool due date! They said everything was looking good which was a relief for me. I had been starting to get a little anxious for a Dr. appointment after 13 weeks. The Dr. asked me if I wanted to know if you were a boy or girl which I DID!... but dad wasn't with me and I wanted us to find out together so we have to wait a couple more months. If you are a boy, it will be so fun for Jon to have a little buddy. If you're a girl, we will be so excited for a new, pink adventure! So, ya know, no pressure :) Be what you are haha.

So glad that I got to see you and you are healthy and I already can't wait to meet you!!! 

- Mommy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dear littlest baby

Dear Baby #2,

Hate to label you as a number at this point but it's either that or whatever fruit size you are this week (lemon). Anna calls you Liz this week for Liz Lemon. She did that with Jon too. 

Here I am being your typical second-time mom and getting started on this a little later in the game. This is my last week of my first trimester so I had better get you all caught up! (posting this a little late)

Finding Out

Your daddy & brother and I went on a long Idaho exploration RV trip in April to see our state and visit Grandma and Grandpa. Although we weren't expecting to be pregnant so quick I had a faint feeling in the back of my mind that I could be. I was a little extra tired and... late (I'll tell you when you're older ;) Turned out not to be a problem that I had forgotten to pack some toiletries rather pertinent to that particular week ;). I watched my Mt. Dew intake just in case. So, of course, as soon as I got home I couldn't wait to take a test and the test said "Ready or not, here comes #2!"

I didn't tell Dad that night. The next day, Jon and I went out and searched high and low for a "BIG BROTHER" shirt. We tried 4 different stores and finally found one that was rather large but it worked. I put it on him when we got home to see how long it would take Dad to notice... he didn't haha. I had to ask him how he like baby Jon's new shirt aaaaaaand he loved it :)

Telling Friends and Family

We told the rest of the family at Jon's first birthday party (Grandma and Grandpa Garcia and Auntie Hannah skyped in). Grandma Jane was there too! I put the shirt in one of the birthday gifts so everyone would see when he opened it. It took everyone a minute, but they were so excited to hear the news! The grandmas said they already had a hunch ;)

And of course Dad's big contribution (Well, other big contribution teehee) - the public reveal. 

"Life with a toddler is pretty crazy, so we thought we'd throw another one in the mix!"

We had fun making this as a fam :)

Everyone is so excited for your arrival!