THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Saturday, September 13, 2008

And Baby Makes 4



That's right.....Mary Selwyn is going to be a big sister. Shay and I found a couple of weeks ago that we are going to have another baby. It came as a bit of a surprise but we are super, super excited. After it took us a whole year of trying for Mary Selwyn, we never thought that we would just pop up pregnant. What a blessing that we don't have to go through all that over again. To be honest I was a little overwhelmed at first but that only lasted about 20 minutes and then the excitement hit me. Shay and I had talked about thinking about another baby in December/January, so this is a little sooner than we had originally planned but not by too much. I say "we" planned like "we" are in control. God has such a great way of showing me who is really in control.

Tuesday we had our first ultrasound and got to see and hear the baby's little heartbeat. I was very nervous so hearing that little beat was music to my ears. I forgot about how nervous I was when I was pregnant with MSN. (I have actually forgotten alot about when I was pregnant with her and that was only 14 months ago!!) The baby measured 7 weeks and 3 days which was right on schedule and the heartbeat was 158 bpm.


So far I am feeling really great. No throwing up all the time like I did with Mary Selwyn. I'm thankful for that so far. Mary Selwyn is as excited as a 14 month old can possibly be. Of course when I first asked her if she wanted another baby she replied in the sweetest voice you've ever heard, "No," but that is the newest word she has learned and it tends to be her answer for everything so my feelings weren't hurt at all. Now every time you say the word baby she runs to pat my tummy and give it a kiss. She sure picked up on that quickly. I think she is going to be a great big sister. They will be 21 months apart in age so almost 2 years.

I LOVED being pregnant with Mary Selwyn and I really look forward to these next 9 months with this little blessing. I'm already in love with this precious baby and can't wait to add to our family. God is so good!!


We are not finding out what we are having with this one. The planner in me says yes but I think it will be the neatest experience to be surprised and I don't want to cheat myself out of that for at least one of my kids. Hopefully I will be able to stay strong and not let Shay talk me out of it!

We sent this picture of Mary Selwyn to all of our family to share our big news. They were all very excited. For those of you in Sunday School, I hope to make the announcement tomorrow morning.

18 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh Denise that is such wonderful news! I will definetly keep ya'll in my prayers! It seems like everyone is pregnant with baby #2 now! Hmmm...I know you feel so blessed that the Lord has blessed you again! I LOVED being pregnant too! (Except for have Gest. diabetes-yuck!) And how fun and exciting to wait and find out what you are having! Mary Selwyn is so precious and the t-shirt is adorable! Congratulations again to your family! Love, Margaret

Amanda said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you guys!

Lindsey said...

Love the picture. I bought a cute Big Sister pillow like that shirt for Jaylee when Tanner was born.

Rachel said...

I'm soooo excited!!

Kristen said...

Such a cute picture! You will LOVE the surprise of not finding out!

MIMILEE said...

Congratulations! God Bless!

Mary Selwyn is a cutie pie!

In Joy,
MIMILEE<><

Dona said...

I am so excited! We didn't find out with our last two- it was great!!! Just have the two names ready! We will be praying for ya'll!

Lauren said...

Congratulations Nichols Family! That is such great news. I had no idea y'all had waited so long for MSN! I think it will be so much fun to let the gender be a surprise. Is MSN's nursery gender neutral? If my next one were a boy, he would have very pink bedding and a very pink rug that would need to be dealt with!

Carrie said...

YAY!!!!!!!

A little birdie told me a few weeks ago but I wanted to wait to say anything until you announced it! :o)

So, so, so exciting! If this one is a boy, feel free to send me all MSN's clothes..haha. :o)

Ashley said...

Congrats Denise! How exciting! Mary Selwyn is so cute in her big sister t-shirt, I am sure she is going to be a great one.

Nick and Christina Brannen said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting:)

Abby Euten said...

Congrats to the three of you, what wonderful news! Being pregnant is wonderful and I'm glad you're feeling better this go round.

Elizabeth Ledkins said...

CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!! Two is a whole 'nother ballgame (don't even ask me about three!) I just celebrated my baby's first birthday and I am SOOOOO sad that this is the end of the road for us. I loved being pg too and I am so sentimental just hearing your news! Oh, and I never found out with any of my kids...and I'll be honest in saying I can't imagine doing it any other way!

Natalie, Stephen and Bennett said...

so exciting! congrats :)

Ann-Marie said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!

We are very happy for you three. Congrats!!!!!!

Jenny said...

Congratulations Denise!!! That is great news!!! So exciting!

Courtney said...

Denise! Congratulations, that is such wonderful news! I will be thinking of you guys & am so thankful that you have been feeling well so far. I'm excited for you!

Katie B. said...

Congrats Denise! I will be praying for a beautiful, healthy baby. And I think that it would be very exciting to wait and find out what you are having. What a blessing!

Love, Katie Mac