Our Exciting News

That’s right!!

Paxton is going to be a big brother!!!

His baby brother or sister is due to arrive December 31st!

After a week of extreme tiredness and a bit of nausea I thought it was possible that I was pregnant. I took my first test on May 4 and we had a ‘faint’ positive! John David wasn’t fully convinced and neither was I! We decided to test again on May 7 and had another positive. I celebrated my second Mother’s Day as a mama to 2 (although the only people who knew were John David and me and we were in disbelief!!)

I had about 6 weeks of nausea and food aversions but have not been sick like I was with Paxton. With him, I was sick from week 6 to 12! I am now 12 weeks 2 days and am starting to feel normal (I finally meal planned this week!)

Being pregnant, dealing with nausea, tiredness and an extremely active toddler is one of the reasons posts have been few and far between here.

We’re thrilled to be adding to our family! We had an ultrasound last Thursday and our new baby looks healthy! We were surprised to see how much of a baby he/she looks like, we weren’t quite 8 weeks when we had our first ultrasound with Paxton and he looked like a little bean!

Now, the big decision ahead of us is do we want to find out the gender! Since Paxton was born, I said I want to wait until the birth to find out with our next one but now that we have one on the way I’m starting to think I want to know! John David wants to know! We will have the next ultrasound around week 18 or 20 which means we have only 6-8 weeks to decide if we want to find out!

If you want to follow along with weekly pregnancy updates, I’ll be sharing those on our family blog, The Simple Life of the Boreings!

48 Replies to “Our Exciting News”

  1. Congrats! You can always find out if you want and keep it between you and hubby, making it a game for your family and friends to guess. I liked knowing and we kept it to ourselves for awhile. It helped our son to talk to his soon to be little sister making the transition from only child easier. Paxton is such a cute little man. Your family is truely blessed! Wishing you and your family all the best.

  2. Congratulations! While I was pregnant with both my boys, I wanted to know the gender, just for the planning aspect. But looking back now I think it would have been nice to be surprised.

    1. I think we're pretty much the same…I like to be prepared and have a plan but I think a surprise would be nice too, just don't know if I really have the patience!!

  3. Congratulations, Mama!

    Paxton will be an awesome big brother!!

    I admit, I wondered if you might be pregnant when you tweeted about being exhausted with toddlerhood!
    I'm so excited for y'all!!

    Much love!

    1. Thank you!! I'm so excited he is going to be a brother and that his little sibling will be so close to his age! And yes, some of my tweets had some hints here and there!! 🙂

  4. Hey Congrats! We didn't find out the gender with the second. She was just born 6 weeks ago. It was incredibly hard not to find out but we did it!! Let me tell you, it was one of the coolest moments of my life. We were REALLY sure it was a girl… and when she came out the nurse said that it was a boy. My husband and I looked at each other and were like… Wait a second!!! That's not right!! We didnt even pick out a boy name. Well, she was wrong (it was a rushed delivery, nothing was setup.. hahaha). I will definitely not find out for the rest of my babies. I would highly recomend waiting if you can. Good Luck!

  5. What exciting news! Our second is due Oct 6 and I, like you, wanted to wait to find out the gender until delivery this time. Jason on the other hand convinced me that I am a planner and an organizer and it is easier to plan and organize if you know the gender! He knows me too well. We found out a little boy will be joining his big sister this fall 🙂 Congratulations on the new little one and I'm glad to hear he/she is healthy!

    1. Thank you Mary Jo! Some moments I think about being a mama to two and think there is no way I can do it but I know I will! I do have plans for getting more organized and getting a house cleaning system going to hopefully make the transition a little easier! But, with all that said, I'm thrilled and looking forward to having another little baby and for Paxton to have a little brother or sister!! 🙂

  6. O. M. G.

    Are we like identical or something? haha, I am due with our second little one on Dec. 25th! I literally squealed when I saw you would be expecting another one too! How wonderful for you both! I'm sure Paxton will love being an older brother 🙂 I think you should wait to find out, but I am a bit biased on that regard considering we didn't find out with our daughter and we loved the surprise 😉

    And I definitely feel you on the nausea – I am on week 13 and still sick, bleh! Glad to hear you weren't as sick this time around. It's not easy being sick when you have active little ones running underfoot!

    1. Congrats to you!! So we are exactly one week apart in due dates this time!! Fun!! Being surprised sounds wonderful…I just don't know if we have the patience!! 🙂 I hope you get to feeling better soon! And these past few weeks I nap when Paxton takes one of his naps a day! It makes a huge difference!!

    1. Thank you! No, he doesn't look thrilled but actually out of the 20 or so pictures we took, that was one of the best! 🙂 Photographing a 1-year-old is hard work!!

  7. Congratulations! I had my two kids 18 months apart and it was so much fun. Tiring but fun. 😉 As they got older, they always had someone to play with. They are now 21 & 19.5 years old and they are best friends.

    Blessings to you and your family!


  8. Yay!!!! Congrats!! I wondered if something was up with how quiet you've been lately! 🙂 so excited for you! Paxton will be a wonderful big brother! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey as you transition to a family of 4!

  9. Thank you! Keeping it to ourselves would be kinda fun…don't think family would appreciate that though! 🙂 We were just talking last night that knowing would be kind of nice so we can start referring to the baby with a name instead of just 'the baby'!

  10. Oh Rachel, that's so exciting! Paxton is such a darling; I'm sure the next one will be just as adorable and interesting. Hope you get to feeling much better soon. I'll pray for a trouble-free pregnancy and delivery.

  11. Yay! I told my husband I thought you were pregnant because you weren't posting! 🙂 I have a sense for these things. Congratulations!

  12. congratulations on your exciting news, i will keep popping by on your thread for exciting updates – i like to plan so had to know what gender all 3 of mine were

    1. Thank you!! I'll be updating our family blog on our weekly progress and occasionally I'll share here! And I'm thinking we'll find out the gender…I'm ready to know now!!

  13. Congratulations! It sounds weird but I had a feeling whenever I read your blog the last few weeks, so I wasnt too surprised to read this today. I wish you and the baby the best of luck and a lot of health!

  14. Congratulations! So exciting! Going from a family of three to a family of four feels great. Like you're not just a married couple with a child, you're a whole force to be reckoned with 🙂

    1. I love this comment! "A whole force to be reckoned with," just makes me smile! I've also had the thought that there will be an equal number of children and adults in our family which is exciting and scary at the same time! And mama will be outnumbered when daddy is at work…yikes! 🙂

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