Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby D #2

Nolan is going to be a BIG BROTHER!

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We’re excited, scared, hopeful, thankful and simply over the moon. Here we are starting this journey again, but it already feels SO different this time. 

We have told our parents (which by the way was SO MUCH FUN) and our closest friends have found out. I struggled on when I was going to post this here, but I can’t let fear over power me. If I wasn’t going to post it in fears of something bad happening, well then I mine as well not post until after 26 weeks. Because in my world, just being out of 1st tri doesn’t promise me anything.

It’s about making it to each milestone, each week, each appointment and just getting to where we need to be. I have the best OB I could ask for who is also just so excited for us. She sure does have her hands full for the next few months.

She even said I had her worried that we had twins brewing when she got my beta numbers because they were so high. So there was a sigh of relief at the ultrasound when we only saw one flickering heartbeat. Poor Dr F.  said she already worries with one, let alone two that my body could never handle.

baby (Just a little speck, but there’s a beating heart. SO SO HAPPY)

We got to see the heartbeat, so that’s one milestone down…1 million to go. I started my Lovenox shots, I’m hyped up on prenatals, folic acid & baby aspirin and have many biweekly dates & scans scheduled with Dr F. That’s not including the MFM appointments in between. So yes, I am being watched- VERY CLOSELY.

This blog will stay the same. It’s our family, it’s the way I want to keep it. I don’t imagine this blog will turn into a baby this and baby that blog because in all honesty, this pregnancy will just be different. No nursery plans, no baby showers, and stuff like that. It’s about surviving.

I will always talk about my Nolan, write my fears, hopes and dreams, and most of all, document our milestones.

And hopefully in December this year, we will be welcoming home a little bundle of joy. Yes I have a due date, it’s the last possible day of 2010. I guess Nolan was determined to give us a 2010 baby, I couldn’t be happier. But as Dr F said, there is no way I would make it to that day realistically. I will be sectioned around 37-38 weeks (if I even got that far)and she is just hoping I can get to AT LEAST 32 weeks.

So here I am. Scared, excited and hopeful. Starting this all over again. I decided not to count weeks as closely as I did last time, but now that is impossible after hearing how often I will be scanned. So at this current moment, I am just making it to the next appointment to hear this little heartbeat again.

So Nolan, keep a careful watch on your little brother or sister. I have many people down here looking after me. Not only Dr F & MFM, but friends, family, Chris and coworkers have me in a bubble. So you don’t need to worry about me, just help this baby to grow.

Power of prayer can go a long ways.

123 comments:

Amy said...

I've never commented on your blog before but I've followed it for quite some time.

I'm so excited for you. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Bree said...

Congratulations, Ashley. xo

cathy said...

YAYYYYYYYY)(*&)(&$Q_$&+Q)$Y HDKJAHD

:)

belle said...

over the moon with excitement for you!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

Yay, Yay, Yay! Love you!

Nicole said...

Oh Ashley, I am OVER THE MOON for you! Congrats my dear, and good luck with everything!

Carie said...

Congratulations! What fantastic news. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you throughout your new journey!

Southern Loves said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I mentioned to you before that your blog inspires me, but I look forward to following even more this miraculous journey of baby # 2!!! :-D
~Marlie
http://southernloves.blogspot.com/

Nikki said...

I have also never commented before, but have gone through something similiar. Your family is in my prayers!

Mitzi G.!! said...

WOO HOO; Congrats & what a great mother's day gift......Nolan must be smiling from ear to ear from up above!!

As always I will keep you guys in my thoughts & prayers & CONGRATS again!!

KAM said...

Crying lots of happy tears for you and sending many, many prayers! Congrats!
kerry

Amanda said...

Ashley, I was thinking of you all day yesterday and just stopped by this morning to check on your blog and literally cried when I opened it. I couldn't be happier for you. Congratulations! I'll be praying for you and Nolan's little brother or sister.

Jill said...

Congratulations, Ashley! I am sure there are so many emotions that you are going through. SO excited for you!

oli said...

I have followed your sweet blog for some time now but never commented THIS news moves me to comment!!! I'm so beyond happy for you!!

Sara B said...

Congratulations! Praying for a happy healthy 40 week pregnancy for you!!

The Brennan Family said...

Oh Ashley, I couldn't be happier for you. I started tearing up just reading the title of your post. I am sending lots of thoughts and prayers for an easier pregnancy. Congrats to you, Chris!!! I know Nolan will be watching over you.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

MommaPebz said...

I've been following for awhile now but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! You give hope to those of us who have angel babies in heaven, & I look forward to reading your journey with baby #2! I will definitely keep you all in my prayers!

Danielle said...

Horray! I am so happy for you! So excited to have another rainbow baby to be praying for! Congrats!

Kimberly said...

Oh my god Ashley! I am soooo beyond happy for you and Chris! I pray for a healthy and LONG pregnancy for you! Yay!!!!

Kara said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you!! I'm sure Nolan is ONE proud Big Brother!! :)
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this journey.

Abri said...

This gave me goosebumps!!!!! I am SO SO SO SO SO happy for you two!!!!

Beth said...

Congratulations!! I have nothing but prayers and high hopes for you and your family!! This is exciting!

Ashley R said...

Congrats Ashley!!!! I'm super happy for you.

Soko's Journey to Parenthood said...

This is so AWESOME. We are so happy for you and look forward to hearing all about your journey to this little miracle. Nolan is watching over all of you and his love and courage is with this little one to be. No worries there. Take care and keep us all posted. Congrats again.

Katherine, Jerrod and Elizabeth said...

I am so excited and happy for you. Pray for you everyday!!

the Spocks said...

Congrats. So very happy for ya'll.

Tracy said...

Congrats Ashley! I am so happy for you two!!!!

Jen said...

Ashley, I'm so excited for you! You will be in my T&Ps!

Congratulations!!!!

Julie said...

Ashley, I could not be happier for you two. I've been following your blog from afar, but needed to comment after reading your awesome news. I'm wishing and praying for a smooth pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby at the end of 2010. All the best to you and Chris!

SgtEriksWife said...

I am so insanely happy for you and Chris!!!

wrensmommy said...

that is great news!! :)

i also have a clotting disorder, APS, lost a son at 21 weeks, and went on to deliver my daughter at 27weeks...

every pregnancy with a clotting disorder stands alone and could have a different outcome...so enjoy every little day as much as you can- try not to worry too much. (though i know it's impossible!) this one could go all the way!

congratulations!!!

Allison (Ali) said...

congrats ashley!!!! so excited for you!

Jaime said...

Ashley!! Such exciting news! I can only imagine the wave of emotions you are experiencing! It sounds like you have a fantastic support system at home and you know we are all here to send love and encouragement from across the miles! Congratulations!!

xo

Tammy said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'm so beyond excited for you guys! Congratulations! Praying for you guys daily as always!

Robyn said...

This is amazing news. I am a random reading who has commented here and there but have been following you for so long. This post honestly brought tears to my eyes.

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited for you guys. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!

magdalina said...

ASHLEY!!!!!!!! Congratulations hun! I'm so excited for you and I'm sitting here trying to hold back my tears of happiness. I will pray every day that this is your sticky, take home baby!

Lisette said...

Hooray, I am over the moon happy for you and your husband, congrats!!! I am happy to read this and Katy's news. Totally made my day. I will keep you in prayers. Take care and big ((HUGS)) to you!

Jenifer said...

I have been following your blog for a very long time. My sister and I were born at 25 weeks back in 82. I am so happy for you and will continue to read your updates. I know everything will work out for you, congratulations. I am so happy for you both!

Just Breathe said...

I don't think I stopped crying all day yesterday and here it is Monday and I have happy tears today for you. Congratulations! I will be praying for you, your baby and looking forward to meeting him in December! God Bless.

Victoria said...

I am so happy and excited for you!! all the best wishes for a healthy 9 months

Diana said...

I am sitting here bawling. :) Really. Tears of joy though. I am SO happy for you. SO HAPPY. I can't even explain it.

I have started to write about 50 other things and erased them all because they seem so silly to say. Just - congratulations. And I'm wishing this pregnancy to be a healthy one and such a beautiful time in your life.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Jaye said...

Ashley! I have been waiting for this post for a long time. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you have a HAPPY and HEALTHY pregnancy! This baby is going to be so lucky that he or she is going to have their own guardian angel to watch over them!

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Congrats!

Jayme said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am so so so very excited and happy for you!!!
I have faith that the Lovenox/baby aspirin/folic acid works for you just like it worked for me :)

Marie W said...

Congrats Ashley! Praying right along with you.

Jessica said...

This is so exciting!!! I love hearing about stories of rainbow babies. Prayers coming your way *hugs*

kristen said...

What wonderful news! Prayers for a healthy and happy pregnancy for you.

Sassy Silly Spunky Momma said...

Congrats!!! What great news!
Happy Mother's Day!!

Karin said...

Congratulations! SO exciting. Lots of prayers your way.

Mrs. Hoppy said...

That is amazing news, I've been following your blog for some time and was very happy to see this post. Congrats!

Rachel said...

Congrats!!!

Quiana said...

Congrats =)

Aspen said...

Ashley I am sooo happy for you three!! I will keep you and baby #2 in my prayers. Best of luck :)

Tania said...

I am sitting at my desk at working in tears over how happy I am for you and Chris!!! Congratulations and I will be saying lots and lots of prayers for you, Chris, and your healthy baby!!!!

modom3278 said...

Ashley!!! I am so excited for you guys! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Fanny said...

That's wonderful news for mother's day.
Congrats Chris and Ashley :)
I will keep praying for you, and will keep you both in my thoughts.
Enjoy this new joy. You both deserve it!

mrs.messi said...

Congrats! Hope you have a healthy 9 months!

Erica said...

Congratulations Ashley!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so happy for you!!! Nolan found his little sibling and now gets to watch over you and baby :) Congratulations!

Jen J. said...

Yaaay Ashley! This is sooo awesome! Sending many many prayers for a happy, HEALTHY pregnancy for you! And Happy Late Mother's Day!

Krystle said...

Ashley!
I've followed your blog from the beginning, I was having trouble with my pregnancy too. You are so brave to try again. I'm afraid to try again and we made it through. I had something better typed up this morning & would totally have been like the 6th person to comment. However, we had to take Peyton to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh & I didn't have time to finish. I'm so so so happy for you & Nolan will be a big brother in 30+ weeks!!

ColoradoBelle said...

Congratulations on this 2nd little miracle!

Kristen said...

Ashley, I am so excited to hear this news. Im sure this is a scary but yet happy time in your life. But you have the best angel looking down over his younger sibling helping you make it through. I will be sending T&P daily your way till Nolans little brother or sister is here!! Congrats to both of you!

Cecilia said...

It melts my heart to hear that y'all are expecting again. Praying for a healthy pregnancy!

Maddie said...

So happy for you and hoping for a smoother ride this time. xx

Christine said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful news. :)
Prayers for a healthy year!

rhealeyah said...

Your story inspires me. I don't usually leave comments but I just wanted to tell you that I will pray for you, your family and that your pregnancy will continue to thrive.

Izzy said...

So excited for you guys! Congrats again! = ) <3

Nana Trina said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah! We are praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
I know Nolan will be watching over his Mommy and his new Tar head sibling. You can thank your Uncle in heaven for that name Ashley.

Sarah said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you and Chris!

Cape Girl said...

Congratulations!!! I don't usually comment, but I read your blog all the time. What wonderful news...XOXO

Susie Q said...

I'm in tears. So so happy for you! Can't wait to "meet" Nolan's sibling :)

SWiltenburg said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a long time, and I am so happy that you got such great news. I am so excited for you!

Saffy said...

I am HUGELY excited for you guys. Such brilliant, brilliant news. You'll do great - you have Team Awesome at your side, plus our little friend Lovenox. Dude, this is the best news in a long time. Congratulations xx

Antoinette said...

what a blessing!! Congratulations!!

Ashley said...

So excited for you! I will be thinking of you and praying for you guys!

AlaskanAlison said...

Congrats Ashley! Many many wishes for a healthy & happy 9 months!

Journey said...

omg. i am so happy for you guys. congrats.

Bonbon said...

I have never posted, but have followed for some time, and am actually from a town near you. I am very happy for you, and just had to tell you! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Katie said...

Congrats Ashley & Chris!!

Alyssa said...

Congratulations! I found your blog from Saffy (Motherhood with a Side of Sugar blog). I'm pregnant as well (due Jan 1, 11 - but with diabetes will be induced/csectioned in Dec).

Congrats again :)

Evan's Mommy said...

Ashley!!! OMG I am soooo happy for ya'll! What a blessing this is!! I walked in the March for Babies in Nolan's memory just two days ago and went to bed saying a little prayer for the Lord to give you another baby when the time is right. This is amazing!!! I will continue to keep your family in my prayers!

Vanessa said...

I'm so so so so elated for you! I think about you all the time, now I'll just be thinking about you more! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

OMG!!!! Congratulations!! :) I will be praying for you!!! :)

Ashley said...

YAY!!! I am so super excited for you!! Congrats! I will be thinking of you and sending all my happy and healthy pregnancy vibes your way! Congrats!

Christina said...

I'm so excited for you and Chris. Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!

Baby Whaley said...

I have never commented either, but I read your blog all the time. I am SO happy and excited for you! I am praying for a happy and healthy pregnancy. You have a beautiful angel in heaven watching over his little brother/sister!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Oh Congrats Ashley! I am so excited for you guys! I'll be praying! *HUGS*

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! I know Nolan is already being a great big brother and keeping an eye out for that little one!

Jenni-fa said...

Oh my goodness! I went to go post a comment on this post and had to scroll for 10 min to get to the bottom to do it! lol But yay! :-) So very excited! And glad to have the news out there finally! :-)

babyrndeb said...

oh - congratulations! Prayers for a healthy delivery and a baby to bring home :)

Lindsay said...

I read your blog religiously but have never actually commented. But when I saw this update going though my dashboard of blogs I follow I squealed out loud! I woke my husband up and he thought something was wrong with my or the baby I'm growing. I am so excited for you guys and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers until this little one comes home.

Lana said...

Ashley what fantastic news for you and chris and little angel nolan! i was so pleased to read your news - I too am newly pregnant with our second baby following matilda's early birht due to APS. I am on a similar treatment to you and will be following you and baby d#2 very closely! we are due late november - drog by our blog if you want -
http://cashew-evans.blogspot.com/

all the best - high five!!!!

Lana

Alex said...

Ashley, I am so excited for you and Chris. I've been following your blog since you were pregnant with sweet Nolan, and I was so happy to read this blog post! What a great blessing - I am praying for you!

daisybv2 said...

That is awesome so happy for you! I have been reading your blog for awhile now! I am just soo happy for you guys..

kelly said...

Hi,
I've been following your blog since having a heartbreaking miscarriage in October. So pleased to hear your fantastic news I am preganant again too so I'll be along side you hoping and following your journey all the way! Good luck wishes from the UK!
Kelly xxx

Kylene and Brian said...

I have never commented on your blog before but I have been following since August. I have been praying for your family and I'm so excited to hear your wonderful news. I will continue to pray for you as this amazing life is being formed within you. Congratulations!

Amber said...

Congratulations!

Morgan said...

Ash, just wanted to 'officially' congratulate you here. This is such spectacular news. I'll be thinking of you and Baby D 2.0 :) xoxo

B said...

Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your new little one! I hope everything goes beautifully.

u_talk2much said...

I know this may sound selfish but you just gave me the best wedding present ever! I am so freakin happy for you! I will continue praying for you. I am sure Nolan found a special baby for you to be blessed with!

Mrs.F said...

Congratulations! So happy for you two. Many prayers will be sent your way.

valerie said...

Congrats to both of you! Prayers your way for health and peace along your journey. hugs

Charity said...

Oh Ashley... I'm in tears reading that post. I am SOOOO over-the-moon excited for you! This is sooo wonderful... i have been praying for y'all ever since I stumbled across your blog several months ago - and now look at this. Your rainbow is on the way... how exciting! It must be rather scary too... but God is with you.
He is FAITHFUL... out of the darkness, He brings beauty :: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Ooooooohhh babay... *big happy excited feelings-boiling-over laugh*.
Many, many hugs my friend.
~Chare~
Isaiah 40:26-31

kerrilyn said...

i've never commented but I always read your blog.
and I think you are a wonderful beautiful mother and one of the strongest I've ever stumbled upon.

and I started crying reading this!
I am so excited for you.
God is faithful and he brings joy after the mourning.

I will be praying for you all constantly as much as I can!

much love*
Kerri

Christinie said...

Will be praying for Nolan's little sibling to grow and stay safely in his mommy's womb!

Jocelyn said...

WOW.

Congratulations!

nrsrrt said...

Ashley I have read your blog like 5 times now, since you told me about it last night, and I am crying tears of happiness for you, Chris, and Nolan. I will be here for anything and everything you need. Love you girl. PS I still have some stuff for you. We need to get together.

cowgirltn said...

Prayers for your family.

Jeannie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I couldn't be happier for you!

ALin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I've been following your story for the last year and I'm so happy for you and Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys!

rebecca said...

Stopping over from LFCA to say Congratulations!!! Praying everything goes smoothly for you with this pregnancy:)

Tina said...

Wow...That is wonderful news Ashley!!! I am so happy for you and I love the way you told your family! How exciting fo you all!! xx

The Mommy Tribune said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you... :)

klarsen said...

I am so happy to take this journey with you! My EDD is 12/27! Yay! Hope you are feeling well! I will be praying for you and this sweet baby! (Are you on FB? If so, friend me! Katy Larsen) xxxxxxxx

The Florida Hogan's said...

Congratulations! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this journey!!

kerrirn99 said...

So happy for you!!! I've been following your blog....Prayers sent your way!

Debbie said...

Oh Ashley-- I have tears of joy in my eyes right now. Congratulations. <3 I wish 37 of the easiest weeks of your life for you. :) Congratulations!! <3

Christy said...

I'm so happy for you and your husband and your family! I don't we don't talk & barely know each other, but I just wanted to share my congrats and wish you a happy & healthy 9 months. All the best to you & baby.

Jill said...

Congratulations Ashley! I am so happy & excited for you & your family! This gave me the chills when I read it even tho before I sorta knew a little earlier from PRE e forums, I got chills all over me. CONGRATS!

Maggie said...

What?!?!?! Congratulations!!!!!! I am so very excited and happy for you guys! Yay!!! :) Wishing the best for these coming months!

Holly said...

So happy to hear this good news! Praying for you and your little one!