So you've heard!! Malachi is going to be a BIG BROTHER!! We found out in December right before we went on Christmas break. Christmas Break.....to tell or not to tell the family. Well of course I wanted to tell! But at the same time I wanted to be so cautious. Needless to say, we went ahead and decided to tell. We were to excited to keep it to ourselves. At my family's Christmas we put Malachi in his Big Bro shirt and decided to see who would notice first. It was my NEPHEW! He said, "Well is it true?" lol I said yes so he waited to see who else would notice. NO ONE! So we let him make the big announcement and everyone was thrilled. Then at Nick's family we waited until we all had breakfast together on Sunday morning. Well, actually we told his mom and dad when they picked us up from the airport. On Sunday morning, Nick said the prayer over breakfast and gracefully slipped it in. It was fun and exciting. We had also just found out on Christmas that we were getting a nephew from Callie and Nathan. So exciting.
We went to the dr. for our first ultrasound on Jan. 11 and everything looked GREAT! The heartbeat was strong and fast. I was so excited and happy to have that moment over. The anticipation and nervousness of seeing if there was that sweet little miracle in there was overwhelming having to wait what seemed like forever. But at last, we were reassured that God blessed us once again. And now we wait for the next ultrasound which is equally as nervousing because we just want to hear that first heartbeat. We are believing and claiming in a healthy baby and that's that. My due date is August 22, 2011. Today I am 9 weeks and 2 days and that's right ladies and gentlemen, I ALREADY HAVE A BABY BUMP!!!! I had always heard that you tend to gain more weight with the second baby and now.....I fully believe it. This is going to be so much different than when I was pregnant with Malachi. With him, I was so sick I lost weight and only gained 13lbs my whole pregnancy. I'm pretty sure I've gained 13lbs in just the last 3 days. But, come what may, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I can't wait to meet this sweet little miracle!!
On another note, we have been potty training Malachi. I am proud to say....It has been 5 days and NO ACCIDENTS!!!! Mrs. Amanda is doing a fabulous job during the day at helping us with potty training also. He loves when we make a big deal out of it and loves to flush the toilet and wash his hands. We let him pick out a sticker and he thinks that's just great. We take him about every hour or right after he wakes up or drinks a whole lot. But tonight....tonight was the first time he has actually told us that he had to pee pee. I'm so proud of him and the way he is developing and growing. He's going to be an AWESOME big brother. Check him out in his little whitey tighties getting ready to take a shower. He loves showers. So cute!!!