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And Then There Were Four

Chad, Archie and I are so, so excited to let the cat out of the bag and let everyone know that our family of three will become four this September!

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I’m well into my second trimester and we found out a while back we’re having another boy! Besides the usual first trimester nausea, tiredness, and weird tastes in my mouth, I feel pretty normal. I’m continuing to stay as active as I can and will see how far I can keep running this time around. I made it until about 34 weeks with Archie so here’s to hoping I can keep it up.

We know Archie has no clue what is really about to happen in September but we know that he’ll be a great big brother as he is such a very affectionate and loving kid already. He loves giving hugs and kisses and he seems to have no shortage.

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It’s crazy to think we are going to have another newborn in our house. Those days with Archie seem so long ago and just went by way too quickly. I sort of can’t wait to feel the heavy breaths of a small, snuggly newborn on my chest and buried into my neck with his sweet milk breath.

The next few months I’m sure I’ll pop in with pregnancy updates, random pictures and stories of how we are preparing to transition to adding another boy to our nest. We’ll be shuffling Archie to his own big boy room and keeping the nursery the same for the new little guy. We have some projects up our sleeves for Archie’s new room that we hope turn out as great as we picture them in our mind so I’m sure I’ll be documenting along the way.

We feel very blessed and are thankful for your kind thoughts and prayers throughout the remainder of this pregnancy and on through after he is born as we adjust to a life with two.

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Ready or not… here we go!!!

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One. Year. Old.

Archie Stone, one year ago, 9 days before your “due date”, after a little less than 5 hours of labor, 2 hours in the hospital, no epidural, 5 pushes, daddy helping deliver you, you squalling on my chest, and a true knot in your cord, our lives changed at 4:14 a.m. on September 29, 2012 in the best way possible.

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I can’t even begin to describe in words how much love I have for you in my heart.

20130905-140708.jpgI have tried to remind myself to soak in each second because despite my protests, you continue to grow!20130905-140746.jpg

There have been so many moments where I have wanted to freeze you in time because the days are passing so quickly.20130905-140758.jpg

Each day you learn something new, need a snuggle, laugh from deep in your belly, grip me a little tighter as I hold you and you look at me with so much love in your eyes that my heart literally hurts.20130905-140808.jpg

Second to your daddy, you are the man in my life and while I mourn you growing too quickly, I can’t wait to see you continue to grow, learn and accomplish your dreams.20130905-140816.jpg

My continued prayer for you is that you will come to know The Lord, be ambitious with your dreams, respect your daddy and I as parents, find a gal who loves The Lord and respects herself and for you to always know that you are so, so loved.20130905-140826.jpg

Know that we will always support, love and encourage you.20130905-140841.jpg

Even if that means you hear the word ‘no’ when you don’t want to.20130905-140849.jpg

You are God’s good and sweet gift to us and we love you with every fiber of our beings.20130905-140858.jpg

Happy Birthday, Archie Stone Watson, Happy Birthday.20130905-140904.jpg