October 17, 2011

Baby Martin 2.0 {The Details}

shirt via SheShe Made
Well. Last week was interesting. Remember me saying Manny had a horrible stomach bug and I hoped I didn't get it? No.such.luck. I don't know that I've ever been that sick with a stomach bug...it was rough. I've been really sick already with this pregnancy, and that combined with a stomach bug? Basically left me throwing up on the hour, every hour...at least. Thankfully that is all behind us, and it appears Patrick managed to avoid it so that is great. On to the details from our big announcement!

To put it bluntly, we started trying to get pregnant again last October. Or at least we weren't preventing. :) We weren't charting, planning, or anything official like that, but we knew we wanted to grow our family, and not knowing if or how fast it would happen again, we decided this would be best as Patrick and I aren't getting any younger. Knowing the Lord had already blessed us with our little guy, we knew He already had the plans for what our family would look like in the future (and if that would include more kids), and just tried not to worry about it.

Since I'm being blunt, I will go ahead and tell you that the month we conceived? We thought we'd missed the window that we could. Oh, and the baby was conceived on our little getaway to Mexico. :) Too much info? Sorry mom & dad. :) It is funny/frightening to think of all the things I did when I was just barely pregnant...swimming with whale sharks, ziplining, you know, basically anything you're not supposed to do while pregnant. :)


I honestly had no clue I was pregnant. In hindsight, I should've known because we were preparing to move, and I was SO tired I couldn't function. I thought it was just because we had so much going on and I wasn't getting enough sleep. Then when I ended up being late, I started wondering if it could be. Well as luck would have it, I didn't have a car that day because Patrick's was in the shop and he had taken mine to OKC...so I couldn't go buy a pregnancy test. He got home that afternoon around 5:30, and we were supposed to have dinner with some friends at 6 so he was ready to just pick us up and head there. Well, I knew I couldn't wait to test, so I told him I had to go to Wal-Mart before we went to dinner because we were out of milk for Manny.

So I headed to Wal-Mart real quick, and just like when I found out I was pregnant with Manny, I took the test in the bathroom at Wal-Mart. :) Yes, the bathroom is still as disgusting as it was 2 years ago, but I couldn't wait. I bought the digital kind, and when the word "pregnant" popped up, the emotions hit me all over again...the shock, excitement, etc...so there I was crying away in the Wal-Mart bathroom. Quite the scene, quite the memories. :)
Since I wasn't really prepared for this, I decided to tell Patrick the same way I told him with Manny, so I just bought a little gift bag and wrapped up the test. He had brought me a surprise home from OKC (an iPad!) so when I got home, I told him I wanted to get him a surprise too since he'd just gotten me one. He didn't suspect a thing. And when he unwrapped the pregnancy test? I swear it was the same face as when he unwrapped the one I gave him last time. He was confused and was just like, "What? Is this yours?" And then he just kept saying "wow" over and over. And Manny was standing there clapping, and it was just SO special...I never imagined this day would come...and come so quickly! We are certainly blessed.

I wanted a fun way to tell family, so we took the addition picture using my tripod and remote. We took it right before church, and got lucky after only a few shots with one that was good enough. :) I found the idea via Pinterest, of course! They had used a chalkboard for the background, but since we didn't have a large one, I just added the numbers to the picture in Photoshop and that got the message across. :) I would link to the source, but I didn't pin it so I wouldn't give away our news, and now I can't find it!
Ashley was also one of the first to know the news, and was so sweet to make this adorable shirt for Manny. It's so fun to see him wearing it!
This is Baby Martin 2.0 at about 8.5 weeks...such a cute little blob with a nice strong heartbeat of 179 bpm! I am just over 11 weeks pregnant now. My due date is 12 days before Manny's 2nd birthday (also my mom's birthday!), which is May 5th...my dad's birthday. :) May sure is a busy month in our family!

Well I think that covers all the details and any questions I've received. If I missed anything, please let me know! As you can tell, I have no problem oversharing...ha. :)

I just want to say again that we are blown away at this miracle of life, and humbled that the Lord has blessed us again. If you are still waiting on your little miracle, please know you are on my heart and always in my prayers. I have struggled with a lot of guilt in getting to experience this a second time when I know so many waiting for their first time. If that is you, please keep the faith, and know that I am praying and believing with you!

33 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! SO excited for you! What a blessing!!!

    Jillian's due date was 6 days before Brody's 2nd birthday and she came 18 days before his birthday. It's the perfect age difference in my opinion! :) They will be best friends!

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  2. You are hilarious girl!!! I'm so cracking up at you taking the test in Wal-Mart!! too funny! You didn't give TMI...we just celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary and our 4 month old baby is our 11 year wedding anniversary gift!! ha!

    My boys are 2 days shy from being 2 years apart and so far...it's all good!! Congrats...so glad your feeling better!

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  3. Yep. I just cried because you were crying....in the wal-mart bathroom.....I don't even shop at wal-mart, either.....

    So incredibly happy for you!

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  4. Such a cute story :). Congrats! I hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

    And if you want to post the source, here is a link to the photo on babble. I couldn't find it directly on her blog... if this is the right one of course!

    http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/2011/07/29/12-coolest-family-photo-ideas/?pid=2384#slideshow

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  5. Such a wonderful post, the best gifts in life happen when you least expect them! Love the picture idea, it is absolutely precious!! Congrats!!

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  6. I love this recap!! I'm SOOOOOO happy for you & your sweet family!! cheers to baby Martin 2.0!! xoxo

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  7. What a beautiful story! So happy for you! :)

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  8. Sarah Sarah Sarah, you legit just made me cry. I am so beyond excited for you and your precious little family. I absolutely cannot wait following on this amazing journey with y'all...I feel like I'm celebrating with a bff :) Congrats, congrats, and more congrats on Baby Martin Numero Dos!!!!

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  9. I am all but crying at my desk at work! I couldn't be happier for you guys!! Manny is going to be the best big brother! I wondered if it was the Mexico trip haha. Obviously I'm a little too nosey :)

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  10. I am seriously so happy for y'all!!! God has great plans for your little family!!!

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  11. Oh wow! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family!

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  12. So exciting! I love that your husband said, "is this yours?!" mine said the exact same thing when i gave him the test for baby #2 - ha! um....yeah, b/c i would totally give you some other lady's positive pregnancy test - haha! ;-) MEN!
    I agree with Jennifer, i think the age difference is perfect. libbi was born 6/22 and laney came along on 5/11 (yay for may babies!) so they are 22.5 months apart and it's great! congrats again and i hope you start feeling better soon!! i know it's so hard to be sick w/a toddler to take care of, too. :(
    oh! and thank you for your comment on my blog - it was so sweet!! :)

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  13. I'm SO excited for you Sarah!! And I love, love that you took the test in Walmart again! HA! What a story for your kiddos some day! :)

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  14. tell it like it is sister! HA! j/k!! you are so funny! love hearing all the details!! i pray for a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby!!

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  15. how exciting, CONGRATS! love the 3+ 1 = 4 picture so adorable!

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  16. So exciting Sarah!!! I have been dying to hear the details, glad to hear you are feeling better!!! I was in the same boat as you, all three of us got the stomach flu in the midst of my dealing with morning sickness. No fun at all!!!!! At least it's behind you now and hopefully so is the morning sickness!!!!
    I love your story for #2, we also conceived this baby in Myrtle Beach, it just makes it more special knowing how eveyrthing worked out.
    Looking forward to sharing your journey with you!!!

    Karen

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  17. I cannot believe I missed the news on Monday! I'm so excited for you three!!! The addition picture is priceless. Manny will make a wonderful big brother, I just know it!

    Congratulations!

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  18. I'm SO excited for yall! Congrats again!

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  19. I was dying laughing that you did the pregnancy test in Walmart again!!! Ha! So, so happy for you guys!!! You're going to find out the gender again, right? Can't wait to see your nursery ideas!!

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  20. Congrats, Sarah! What a wonderful news. Thanks be to GOD for this blessing.

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  21. I loved reading this post!! It made me smile from ear to ear! So excited for your sweet family!!

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  22. I love this story! Looks like we are pregnant together this time! I'm 13 weeks!

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  23. Hi there!
    I recently began reading your blog and it has been wonderful getting to know you and your life! I was wondering if you ever learned why you were having difficulty getting pregnant? I too have been having some issues and I just wanted to know if you ever recieved answers as to why? Love your blog!

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  24. Eeeeppppp!! This is so exciting! Praise God, and Congratulations! I have struggled to get PG each time. I have 2 but still wish for 1 more. :) A loss is never fun, whether it is your 1st or your 5th. I am soooo happy for you guys!

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  25. Love! And Manny....he is so cute and growing up so fast!

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  26. Congratulations! I'm very excited for you and your sweet family!

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  27. I love it!! So happy for you guys!

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  28. I loved this post! I can't believe how similar the start to our second pregnancies are :) I took my test in the Target bathroom (that was a first for me) and cried immediately when I saw that it was positive!
    I am so excited for you, Patrick and Manny!

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  29. Congratulations! That is so exciting. What a cute post and great way to make your announcement, love it. You're pregnancies are opposite of my two boys, Chase, 3.5, was born on May 5 and Callen, 17 months, was born May 20.

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  30. great post! When I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, I was in the target bathroom. ;) I just couldn't wait to take the test.

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  31. Congratulations! I am due May 20 and my little munchkin, Ava will be 3 on May 26. I AGREE, May is crazy! :) but how fun!! Love the pictures! =)

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