Ahhhh!! I am so, so excited to finally share the news with all of you!
Our hearts are full & we know we are truly blessed beyond measure. We cannot wait to welcome our second Baby Butler this June & officially become Butler, Party of 4! Thankful for God’s goodness.
We found out on October 4th, two days after our anniversary and trip to Jacksonville. I spent our life’s savings again (not really, but I do get a little out of control) taking tests, and after 3 faint yes’ and one official “Pregnant” on a digital test, I felt pretty good about it. I told Jon & he was PUMPED!! We went to the doctor the next week and they confirmed it for us. Woo hoo! I was only about 4 weeks at the time (about the same time we found out with Jase).
We have both been ready for another for awhile and knew we wanted them close in age, but our OB told us at my yearly to wait to get pregnant until the delivery would be at least 2 years from when I had Jase. That would give the c-section scar time to heal internally and give us the best shot at VBAC. (Honestly, we have a total peace with whatever the turnout, but are going to attempt VBAC if possible for best chances at having a big family.)
SO, I’m a good listener. Baby Butler #2 will make his/her appearance exactly 2 years and a month after Jase was born. According to my last period, our due date is June 11th. But according to my calculations (& the first ultrasound) I am due June 15th. I know, that isn’t 100% accurate anyway…but I’m going with the 15th. They won’t change your due date if it’s within a week, so my chart says the 11th.
We told both of our parents at dinner and they were excited beyond words! Jonathan’s sister, Aunt Jade, cried because she was so excited. It was so sweet. My parents found out pretty early because my mom called me out at church and just outright asked us. We were going to try to tell them all in some cute way, but decided to just spill the beans.
Pretty much everyone else we’ve told had a feeling or said they knew it was coming…ha! A few people said they could tell in my pics too. Yikes!! Too many gingerbread bars. (Ginger helps with nausea and they have 11 g of protein. Basically, they are a necessity.)
We saw the doctor and heard the heartbeat on Nov 10- a good strong 180! Praise the Lord! Everything looks good so far. I feel like in my gut it’s a girl & we keep referring to the baby by the girl name we have picked out, but who knows. And who cares. Healthy baby, happy mama. We will be so excited either way.
And if you’re wondering why I haven’t been blogging, it’s because I have been sick. Shew-wee!! I like to blog at night after Jase goes to bed, but I have had crazy nighttime sickness. 8 pm every night it hits & it’s pretty ruthless. I’ve been nauseas during the day some too and have even thrown up this time. (I never actually got sick last time.) Honestly, I am so thankful & feel so blessed, I could care less about that though & I try not to complain about it either. The natural remedies don’t help much & I refuse to take any medicine so I’ll just tough it out. (Just a heads up mama-to-be friends, there have been some studies relating certain nausea medications to congenital heart defects. If you can help it at all, I’d say it’s not worth the risks.)
I will be 12 weeks on Thanksgiving (updates coming soon), and thankfully the fatigue is going away. With Jase, the nausea seemed to go away after the first trimester and I had an AWESOME rest of the pregnancy. I’m claiming that for this pregnancy too.
So I’ll be back to blogging soon….I have lots & lots on my heart to share. Plus, lots of Jase cuteness. He is seriously SO MUCH FUN & I know he’s going to be an awesome big brother. (I made the signs myself & ran out of room on the word list….Jon was like “What is that first thing on the checklist?” Ha! Ooops.)
We also taught Jase to say “baby” & it might just be the most precious thing I have ever heard. Seriously, prepare for sweetness overload here.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know James is one of my favorite books of the Bible. I especially love James 1:17 and think it especially applies to children. Thank you Lord, for this good and perfect gift from above!
Thank you for following along our journey with us. We are so excited about this next chapter…