The whole truth…

Several months ago, I mentioned to G that it would be fun to mark his thirtieth birthday with a tour of the Okefenokee swamp. Growing up in Waycross, Georgia, he had spent most of his life learning and exploring the Okefenokee, but the tour would allow us an opportunity to spend three nights canoeing and camping in remote areas that many have never seen. While the conditions were not ideal (think, canoeing up to 13 miles a day and sleeping on platforms surrounded by gators and bugs), I thought the experience would be memorable to say the least. By mid November, the plans were set. G’s mom had also decided to embark on the journey and Papa Joe and Meme had graciously offered to take care of sweet Mary Reese.

Fast forward to the week of G’s birthday (Nov 18). Without getting into too many details, I had been having irregular menstrual periods and decided to visit my gynecologist in hopes that he would once again prescribe the progesterone pill to start my period. After a quick urine test, it was obvious why I was late again. I was pregnant! At the time, G was in New York for the week on business. I made up my mind that I would do my best to keep it a secret and surprise him upon his return home. That lasted all of two hours.

Since we were very early on, we decided to just tell the family. The news was especially exciting because my sister and I would be pregnant at the same time and due within 2-3 weeks of each other. As the big news sunk in and my waist started to expand, it was obvious that this was not my year to experience the Okefenokee swamp. Instead, G and his mom would brave the three day trip and Mary Reese would get to spend some quality time with her grandparents while I caught up on some things around the house.

While we’re on the truth, I can tell you that I’m only around 7 or 8 weeks, which is still very early on. I can also tell you that I am already showing and am very close to unpacking my maternity clothes. Our next sonogram is planned for Monday so we should find out our official due date then.

And finally, I can tell you that I barley managed to survive the week without G and sweet MR. And barley got them unpacked before we were in the car again, headed to Waycross. I’ll post pics later in the week of our trip, but for now, here are a few pics of my number one girl!

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MR got to sit on the big mans lap last Wednesday.

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Consulting over this years Christmas list

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mr cmas santa

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Random, but worthy….Thanks to Gran C, MR has been broken of her “Bobbi-C” (pacifier) for the last 4 months and in a “big girl bed” for the last 2. The transition was much easier than expected. We’re praying that another grandparent will step up and get this child potty trained before the arrival of baby 2!

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8 Responses to The whole truth…

  1. Joy Peterson says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can’t believe that Julie kept it a secret! I am so excited for you & G & MR!!!

  2. KRISTI says:

    Great post! Can’t wait to see more pics, but especially see you and that sweet baby girl!

  3. Emily says:

    WHAT INCREDIBLE NEWS, GIRL!!!! I have been waiting and waiting for y’all to decide that you needed to bring another adorable babe into the world! I also was showing so quickly with Seth that my sister-in-law thought that I might be having twins. ;) Hope you are feeling good. Praise the Lord for his goodness!!!

  4. Erin says:

    CARLY, how exciting!! Congratulations on your wonderful news!! I hope you’re feeling well and look forward to keeping up with Baby #2!! What a blessing during this Christmas season! :)

  5. Bethany says:

    Awe, yay! CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! How very special that you and Julie get to do have these babies so close together! Praying for you!!

  6. Clare Winn says:

    Congrats!!!!! I am so excited for you Carly, amazing news! I had no idea that your sister was pregnant too. I hope you are feeling well, and will get through this beginning part easily!! sending my love!!! xoxo, c

  7. Andrea Murphree says:

    Congrats!!!! That is fabulous news!

  8. Jennifer Watson says:

    Wonderful news! Many congratulations to you and G and MR!! Your world will never, never be the same…such a blessing!

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