10/14/08

What is Small, Unexpected and Causing Lots of Phone Calls?

Brett and I found out we are having a baby!

According to our calculations (...ahem) I'll be having this baby near the end of June. Sebastian was originally due on June 29th. We've started to wonder what it is about this time of year that is causing these similarities :) We're thrilled and although Sebastian would just as well have a bath as have a baby brother/sister, I'm thankful he'll be old enough to help Mama pick up the pacifier and teach the baby how to high five.

I'm not sure how private/public I'll be with the details as we progress. My pregnancy with Sebastian was about as easy as they get. I was nauseous most days and had very little energy but the stories I hear from some women about morning sickness all day make my experience seem like a cake walk. I didn't exactly love being pregnant the first time. It felt like an out of body experience from day one. We went through a major and minor move that included a complete change of environment and routine, which probably contributed to the unfamiliarity of it all. This time, I'll mostly know what to expect, how to make the best of things, and have the nearby support of great friends to get me through the tough days. The hardest part of this one might be finding a midwife in Missouri!

We're all gushy inside these days.

~Rachel

86 comments:

Bianca said...

GASP!!!!!!!! congrats!!! i'm so happy for you!!

Our Green Nest said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you! I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy...I LOVED being pregnant - every second, even the labor! :) It's a beautiful amazing journey and I wish you nothing but the best!

hollysarah said...

oh wow! Congratulations! My husband and I are thinking about having #2 as well. My son is 13 months... and well I'm not sure if I'm ready to go through it all again, but then again, when is a person ever ready?? Babies are such blessings...
I can't wait to see how you decorate a nursery!!
All the best!

karina said...

Congrats!!!

megan and melissa said...

Congrats! I am sending happy wishes your way...
melissa

Olivia said...

Congratulations! Best of luck with this pregnancy! (And of course, looking forward to seeing how you prepare a nursery!) :)

Alissa said...

Coming out of lurkerdom to say congrats! How exciting!! That baby is gonna have one stylin' nursery.

Sara said...

Congrats! I don't understand June either. We have 4 kids and 3 are June babies (2 are twins) and my neighbor across the street has 3 of her 4 in May and June.

Pregnancy may not be the most fun, but the kids can be. we are debating baby #5 right now. Good luck!

danilouwho said...

That is so exciting - it really seems like everyone is expecting these days, lol, it's hard to resist. Last night I visited the hospital with my cousin's newborn and I always get a tinge of baby fever after!
congrats!

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Diane said...

Oh Congratulations!! Sebastion will love being a big brother!

J for Jendetta said...

beautiful! congrats and lots of love and blessings! can't wait to see baby crafts and decor! =)

Lisa said...

Ooh, congratulations!

Bekah said...

Congrats! What exciting news!

happydays525 said...

Yay, congrats! =) So exciting!

Leigh said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you'll be looking for a midwife :) I hope the search goes well!

hexe said...

Felicitaciones!!!
best wishes!!

jennifer said...

Congrats! I am a regular reader and rarely a commenter. I live in KC (not sure what part of Missouri you live in) and know a couple of midwives and teach infant massage to parents if you are interested.

Karen (teinture) said...

Congratulations again Rachel - SO great that you have lots of help and support around you :)

I am with you on the not-liking- being-pregnant-thing too. I had lots of problems with bleeding and lost my first baby's twin during the pregnancy at 6 weeks, so it was a really scary experience for me. I have two and we are trying for our third. No more after that - definitely not!

Such happy happy news to hear - enjoy the mushy feeling inside :)

Love Karen xo

Mandi said...

Oh man! When I read that, I first gasped. Then I giggled. So happy for you guys!

Lisa Leonard said...

Wow! That is super exciting news. The best!!! Hugs to you.

Rory and Jess said...

Congrats!! I just had my first and she's just turned two months! It's soo much fun.

Sarah said...

YEAH!!! Congrats!! I am so happy for you guys! What a blessing!

Trish said...

Congratulations that is terrific news! Baby number two definitely doubles the joy...and the laundry. Congrats again!

aninspiredpeace said...

Yay! Congrats to your whole family! :)

julio n carla said...

congrats to the growing denbow fam! i wish you the best of luck!... and i can't wait to see how the pregnant rachel create and decorates! yay!!!

Siany said...

Congraulations!! All the best for a wonderful pregnancy!
xx

Janet said...

i've been visiting for a week or two and had to say congratulations to this!! all the best xo

Amanda said...

OMG! congratulations!!!!

Sharmaine said...

Congrats to you three!!
Hope you stay well and rested, yay!

laura-jane said...

omg! i read your blog everyday, but i dont think i have ever commented but i just had to today as this is great news for you!!!!

kyanea said...

congrats!!!! i'm really happy for you!!!

Holly said...

Congratulations, Rachel! That's very exciting news! So happy for you, and best wishes for another easy pregnancy! :0)

Bregje said...

O wow that is such good news!!!!!
I hope all is good and will stay good!!

Natalie said...

Congrats Rachel!! This is so exciting!

polinka said...

congrats rachel!!! :)

EliseBlaha said...

congrats! how exciting for you all!!

Molly Kate said...

Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you!!

Jogirl said...

Ditto everyone else's comments..that is awesome..I am so jealous..enjoy every minute..Jo

katie said...

no way!! congratulations. some days I feel like pregnancy is a special club. . . so welcome to the club! :) i hope this one goes really well for you.

~Valentina~ said...

OMG! I think is something in the air :) SUPER~DUPER Congrats!!

Amber Ulmer said...

yippee Rachel!!!!! Our babes will be just a few months apart!!! How exciting!!
I wish you luck on your midwife hunt... I am using a midwife out of Vanderbilt Hospital here in Nashville and they are wonderful... praying for you and baby's health these next few vital months!!! xo

TaMs* said...

I am so happy for you!
How exciting. I gasped when I read your post.
CoNgRAts!!

elliebelle said...

WOW! Congratulations! How exciting for you. I'm sure Sebastian will be a great older brother. :)

Mary said...

Congrats!!!

Genevieve said...

Congrats Rachel, that's very exciting! Best of luck with this pregnancy, hopefully it goes a little bit better this time around :)

Angela said...

YAY Baby! Congrats and good luck!

Funky Finds said...

congratulations! wonderful news. :) jessica

kimi said...

Congrats!! I hope it goes well and you will definately keep us posted!

Jenny said...

Oh I am SO happy for you all! Congratulations and God bless! :)

dainjb said...

congrats rachel! i am so happy for you & your family! xox, dain

Charin said...

Oh my gosh Rachel!!!! :) :) :)
Aww, so you were pregnant when I saw you! :) Awww!!
I'm SO happy for you guys!
I hope you have another *easy* pregnancy! :)

Elaine said...

ABSOLUTELY CONGRATULATIONS! That is just wonderful news and such a blessing! THe pregnancy will be worth it, but you know that. :]

Melonie said...

Oh Rachel that is wonderful news. So happy for you all! Congrats, congrats, congrats.

Kate said...

wow! congratulations!

Silje Røe Hagland said...

<3 I am so happy for the 3 of you, Sebastian will be a wonderful big brother! :D

This definitly made my day <3

Big hugs!! :)

Candice P.J. said...

How cute are you? (ahem!) Cracks me up! CONGRATS!!!

Michelle said...

Aww, yay!! Congratulations, you two!! That is such super-happy news - yay! :) Hugs all around!

Anonymous said...

I think there must be something going around in blog-land. You are the 4th person I check in with who is recently preggers! So congratulations from a formerly anonymous reader. Your blog is wonderful, and hope your pregnancy is too.

jbhat

mandydake said...

Hooray!

PippiPebbles said...

Congatulations, I hope he/she will be as cute as Sebastian!!

Vee said...

congrats that is wonderful news! :)

Eeffie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Just had our second child last April so I'm still very much in the 'baby mood'. Hope all goes well! Enjoy this very special time.

I'm so happy for you!

Cat said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Niki said...

That is WONDERFUL!
Happiness to your whole family.

OpaqueSkies said...

happy happy day. I appreciate your saying that you did not enjoy pregnancy. I like hearing a balance of individual's experiences. FYI: I learned in a college nutrition class that ginger alleviates nausea. I have a great Carrot Ginger soup recipe that worked wonders for a friend that had not been able to keep anything down for weeks.

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

congrats to you and your family!!
I've heard there is a birthing center (and therefore, midwives have to be around somewhere) in Kansas City!
They've got to be hiding somewhere!

~wenhether~ said...

Congrats! Soo happy for you guys!

♥ joleen said...

congratulations! :)

photography4me said...

Thats wonderful...I'm super excited for you and Brett.

JenCoen said...

Huge Congratulations to the Denbow Family!!!!

Sadye said...

Congrats that is great news! My cousin just found out she is pregnant too, you two are due right around the same time! I have found that these things happen in threes, i wonder who the third person will be that I know. hmmmmm interesting. I am so excited for your family, Sebastian is so adorable!

jen renee said...

Oh Rachel - what exciting news! I loved this blog post title - you are too cute. Huge congrats to you and your family (and I totally felt the same way as you about being pregnant ... hope this go-around is super smooth sailing!) xoxoxo!!!

Paty said...

Congratulations! I wish you all the best!

Meg said...

Congrats :)

mandajune said...

congrats!!! you might also have to do some trickery seeing as how (as far as i hear) having a homebirth with a midwife is not exactly legal in missouri (i live in springfield too!). i'm nowhere near the point in my life of having a family, but when i do i definitely want to go natural, with a midwife...so let us know as much as you care to.

again: YAY! :)

Jessica Turner said...

Congrats Rachel! We had a midwife for the birth of Elias. LOVED the experience. I'll pray you find one you love.

www.jessicaturnersblog.blogspot.com

Chelsea Ling said...

awwwwww congrats!!!!

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

Many congrats to you!

kerry lynn said...

beautiful.
wonderful.
marvelous.
congrats!!!
xo

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

eeekkk Okay, I personally am so excited & happy for your little family. I will send small prayers your way, in hopes that you are not sick all day. I was sick for 5 months straight. I lost weight. I gained 15 lbs through out my ENTIRE pregnancy. Sad huh? I never got a baby bump. It was more like, old lardy rolls. hahah

P.S. I know what you mean...Ethan was born on June 29th. ;) It's the change in leaves...yup...mnakes ya horny! hahah

Love ya!! Congrats!!!

Ellen said...

congratulations + best of luck!!! :o)

this may be of some help: http://www.friendsofmomidwives.org/

Tina Amato said...

Congratulations!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What exciting and wonderful news!! I am sure Sebastian cannot wait to have a sibling, and summer birthdays are always the best :)

Congratulations again Rachel!

Katja said...

Congratulations to your family! :)

Tess said...

Congratulations!!!

Jessie said...

Congratulations Rachel! That's such wonderful news.