Sunday, February 5, 2012

Big News

Update:  Thank you all SOOOO much for your nice words and your prayers!!  I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!  xoxoxo

(Dex says:  "A baby sister named Clam and a baby girl named Sam!"  We'd been practicing this and usually he was saying a sister named Clam and a brother named Sam... I don't know what he was talking about here!  And I'm not sure when the boy name changed to Reese!)

Yep... there's going to be another baby (Lord willing)!  I am apprehensive to tell people, because I just want everything to go perfectly, and taking my history with Dex into consideration, that's highly unlikely.  But...  I have faith in my doctor and I know we are doing everything possible to keep this baby inside much, much longer than Dex was.  My reasons for putting it on here is that I obviously want my family to know, but also... I'd really appreciate everyone's prayers.  The more people praying throughout this pregnancy, the better!  I'll keep you updated on what's going on and what will be happening next, so please just remember me (us) in your thoughts and prayers  :)

I am 14 weeks right now.  I will go in on Thursday for an ultrasound and an NT Scan and blood work, which will check for downs syndrome and possibly any other abnormalities.  This is a pre-scan before next Tuesday (yep... Valentine's Day) when I will be in the hospital for surgery to put a cerclage in place.  I will be in and out in one day, and the procedure is pretty safe, HOWEVER I am still really anxious.  

I'll post more later, but for now, here are some new pictures of Dex that I took today before I did my very first newborn baby shoot.  (I did it at my house, so Dex was my lighting guinea pig before they got here)  It was soooo much fun, and playing with a newborn was just about the coolest thing I did today  :)  I had forgotten how tiny and precious they are!!  Even their cries are adorable!  Haha!

Does he look ready to be a big brother??:

Our little family of three (plus one in the belly):


  1. Yay!!!! I'm so excited for you! Ya'll are such a beautiful family and I'll be praying for you during this time that God would cover this baby with a shield of protection. Dex is going to be a great big bro :) xoxo Becky

  2. So excited for you, Sean, and Declan!! I hope you have an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby! What is your due date?

  3. yeah!! I am so excited for you guys! we will be praying for an easy, healthy pregnancy!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I AM SO EXCITED for y'all!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I'll be praying for you!!! MISS YOU!!!

  5. Hip hip hooray!!! Congrats you guys!

  6. Kerri - What does he say at the very beginning of the video?

  7. Great news!!! I'm so excited for y'all! I'm sure everything will turn out great!!

    Dex is so cute (even though he favors his dad so much...).

    Love y'all

  8. Praying for you and this sweet baby! Enjoyed seeing y'all last weekend.

  9. We are sooo excited about the new baby! Yay! Can't wait!