Monday, April 20, 2009

Announcement, Announcement, Announcement

The news is out: Maxwell baby #2 is headed our way in mid-November!

We got to see the baby heartbeat on the old school doctor's office ultrasound today, but that grainy, beating image was a wonderful sight. (With the history of twins in this family, it was also a relief to see just one growing baby - few!) I was amazed at how big the baby already looked and can't wait to see some more detailed shots at our 20 week ultrasound.

The second time around is so, so, so different. On the one hand, I've been feeling a lot more exhausted and ill than I ever did with Owen. On the other had, there's just not the concern, confusion, and head-spinning desire to devour information that you have with a first pregnancy. It's a great relief to know that I have done this before and that there are more knowns than unknowns. We got to look forward to all the little milestones along the way (first movement, learning the sex, kicking, even baby hiccups). Let the countdown (or up) begin... 10 weeks down, 30 to go.

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

SBM said...

That is GREAT news! Congrats! It will be fun to involve Owen, too. He can practice with a baby doll!

Colleen said...

Hooray hooray hooray! I am so excited to share those milestones with you as you put them on your blog! Thank goodness the distance can feel not so great with technology. Congratulations to you two wonderful parents and fantastic big brother to be! And I couldn't help singing the little camp "announcement" ditty along with your post title!

Shannon said...

I should bring you buns -- get it -- buns?

Kimmy said...

That is so great, Alissa! Here's to a not too bad pregnancy!

Phyllis said...

I already told you that I'm excited for you. :-) You're right, the second time around is SO different.

Katie said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you, Scott, and Owen. Hoping you have a short 9 months and an easy pregnancy! :)

Sara said...

Calla is excited to have another cousin!!

Jen said...

Congrats! That is very exciting!!

Cailean said...

Sooooooo wonderful and exciting!! I hope you're feeling well and it all goes quickly and smoothly! I will agree - after you've already done it once there is so much of a calm and peaceful feeling. And you have Owen to distract you so the time goes faster!

Katie said...

Congratulations, Alissa!! I'm so happy for you! Good luck with the pregnancy!

Fawn said...

Congratulations!!