Monday, May 31, 2010


I suppose it's time to let the cat out of the bag and let you all know that we're expecting. Again. It seems like I just had a baby, and now we're going to be having another one! I'm due in October, which means that our two little beans will be about 16 months apart. To quote my mother-in-law, "Any mother having babies that close together deserves a medal!" Well spoken.

While I am generally panic-stricken and wondering how we could possibly do this to ourselves, there will be some upsides to having children this close together.

1. They will most likely be great little buddies. After the first several months, they can entertain each other!

2. Holly is a good little helper already, so hopefully she will continue on this trend.

3. I will have another one of these:

And who can resist that?

On the negative side, what is up with my hair?! I will tell you. You know how your hair gets thick and luxurious during pregnancy? And then it falls out in huge clumps afterward? And then it kind of starts to grow back? And then you get pregnant again and your hair gets thick and voluminous again? On my head, that series of events produces that nice little tuft you see in that picture of me. It's trying to wave and say hello. Isn't that nice of my hair? I spend about 5 minutes each morning trying to tame it, and by the end of the day (or 30 minutes later) I look like this again. Amazing.

Anyway, I have set up a little poll for you, my lovely family and friends, to guess the gender of our baby. We don't really have the energy to try and guess ourselves, so you can do it for us! I have my ultrasound in a few weeks, so stay tuned to see if your guess was correct.


Tiffany said...

So, so happy for you guys!! Congrats!

Rob and Jennifer said...

Look how cute you are! I love it! Can't wait to find out.

Pianamama said...

Yay!! I can't believe how good you look after barely just having a baby! It was good to see you again the other day and your Holly is just adorable. Can't wait to meet number 2!!

brandi said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for your family. I'm sure it will be tough, but you're a great mom!

J&S said...
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eyoung said...

Katie, so exciting! I had a suspicion on Sunday that you might be pregnant, glad to confirm it on Facebook. FYI my first 3 children were 16 months apart -- OK, two of them were twins, so the math does work! Just a couple of items you can add to the list of having children close together. Diapers all at the same time, not drawn out for years....girls maturing and getting their you know whats at the same time (not poor Andrew dealing with it for YEARS on end)...driving to early morning Seminary for less years because they are going at the same time. We drove to seminary for NINETEEN years. I am so glad that is over -- and so glad all my kids went all four years.

Enjoy this time, I have been reflecting a lot lately on my *early* years of motherhood. I figured out I was pregnant four times between 1976-1979. Crazy!

Sister Young

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