Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A New Addition

Yep, you guessed right. We are having a baby! I still can't believe that I am pregnant again! I found out about 2 weeks ago and we all couldn't be more excited! It was fun telling our friends and family because nobody was expecting it and their reactions were priceless! I think my parents feel like the luckiest grandparents in the world. My Mom and Dad were sooo excited and surprised when we told them! Little baby Lyon is due May 26, 2010.
Rose will be about 17 months and I'm hoping she will love being a big sister! I've been talking to her alot and she is getting used the idea of sharing me with another child. I've been telling her it will be great! She's going to have a best friend who gets to spend the night every night! What could be better??
I have to be honest, I'm scared to death about how I will handle a 17 month old and a newborn. I've been reading forums online and that just made me even more scared! Everyone said the first year is chaotic and exhausting but it gets better after that. They say to prepare to live in your pj's, accept a messy house, get no sleep, etc... Sounds like a nightmare if you ask me! I am determined to be super organized and I refuse to accept chaos and a messy house! Yikes! If you have any helpful (aka POSITIVE) advice, please feel free to share with me!!!

16 comments:

Jana and Brian said...

Ahh Jill - I'm still so excited for you guys!! If you want positive advice - email my mom about how she had three kids in three years and three months!! She is amazing!! xoxo

The Schwant Family said...

I'm so excited for you and as I said in my email, everyone I know that has them this close loves it in the long run.
From a more theoretical perspective they taught us in grad school that it is best developmentally to have your children less than two years apart or more than three (clearly i listened in class really well since the boys will be 2.5 years apart). The reason being that children feel so much tension during their 2nd year as they work on differentiating from their parents and forming their own identities. Lots of child psychologists believe that a new baby coming in the midst of differentiation adds additional stress for the toddler that is unhealthy. So you are being much sweeter to Rose than I am to Jack :-)
At 17 months she will adjust really quickly to having another baby in the house and she won't have the capacity to remember the good ole days when it was just her at home with her big people all to herself. :-) You'll do GREAT!

mary keever said...

I am SO happy for you guys! You will be just fine. I have two friends who have kids very close in age too. One has two 13 months apart and another 16 months. They are great. You will be too! Congrats!

Erin said...

YAY Jill I am so happy for you and Clark and of course Rose too! What a blessing and excitement this new baby will bring to your entire family.

(and i must add that your haircut is adorable!)

Patricia said...

OH Jill!!!! That's great!!! I'm so excited for you! and I agree with Erin, cute new do! :)

Mary-Margaret said...

Congratulations Jill! :) You''ll do great!

Leighton said...

Jill!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for y'all!!!

My younger sister and I are 18 months apart. WE LOVE IT!!!! We have experienced so much at similar times, it's been great. Seriously, whenever friends talk about having children close together, I'm a huge advocate! My sister is such a close sister-friend and I think a lot of it is that we're so close in age. HOORAY FOR ROSE!

Mary Noller said...

JILL!! What exciting news! I SO have baby fever right now :) Congrats!!

Kelly said...

Sarah Beth told me the wonderful news at dinner the other night! I am so happy for your precious family! Don't read those forums. Those people are nuts! You are going to do great!

P.S. I am LOVING your hair! You look great :)

The Dennis Family said...

OH MY WORD - I still am not over the fact that yall are going to be a family of 4 in about 9 months!! SO EXCITING ~ and I have to be honest, when I was talking to Julianne about this AWESOME news I definitely said "Im so jealous!" haha! We need to do it together the second time around too!! I think Daniel would laugh his head off if I told him the same! :)
You are already so organized and neat - you will be fine and the babies will be GREAT because they will have eachother, as well as AN AWESOME MAMA and AN AWESOME DADDY!! Love yall - CONGRATULATIONS!!

The Dennis Family said...

oh - by the way - I LOOOOVE your hair cut! SO cute!

Michelle Touchton said...

Congratulations Jill! We are so excited for you, Clark, and Rose. My other friend Jill Aldridge (you may know her, she was Jill Puckett) just had her second baby and her boys are 16 months apart. I'm sure if you need someone to talk she would be more than happy to chat with you!

You will do great!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! Life will be hectic but wonderful. Rose won't remember life without baby #2 so they will be best buds!

I agree with Michelle, email Jill Puckett, she can tell you all about life with 2 close together.

Jill said...

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement!! It really makes me feel better to have some positive advice!

Rachel said...

i did not know this until now!!! congrats!!

Summer, Justin, Blake, and Sutton said...

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just now seeing this! CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting!!! And you will be JUST FINE! B&S are 22 mos apart and honestly, it has not been hard at all. Sure there are days that are exhausting, but I love having them close together. I know 17 months is younger than 22 months, but you will be FINE! SO FUN for them to be so close in age. So so excited for you!