Apr 20, 2011  •  In Aerin, Claire, Personal, Pregnancy

Introducing BebeDeux

Faithful readers would know that I’ve been having some health problems as of late. They would also recall that I had promised to describe these problems in further detail…

Well, the secret’s out of the bag.

I am currently 12 weeks pregnant with Claire’s little sister or brother!

I know the first question that pops into practically everyone’s mind is: were we trying? And the answer to that is no. And I wouldn’t be lying if I were to say that there were moments — there are still moments — when I feel completely overwhelmed and scared. But we believe this pregnancy to be just as much of a blessing as Claire, and are happy to be expanding our little family.

We had our NT scan today and everything looks perfect. BebeDeux (my nickname for the little tyke)’s heartbeat was strong and steady at 172 bpm, and I couldn’t help but be reminded of how Claire looked at her NT scan. However, this pregnancy seems to have brought me more nausea, fatigue, and other unfavorable symptoms (such as insomnia and migraines) than my pregnancy with Claire and I’ve been really hurting as a result. Fortunately, I have wonderful people in my life — such as J, my SIL, and my mother — who have been graciously donating their time and energy in helping me take care of Claire in my fragile state.

Incidentally, BebeDeux’s due date (November 3, 2011) is exactly 13 months from what was Claire’s due date. So if he/she decides to show up a few days early like Claire did, we could very well end up with a Halloween baby!

(Personally, I am hoping for 11/1/11, 11/10/11, or 11/11/11 because then the baby’s birthday would be a binary number!)

I know that the next few years will be quite a rollercoaster as I’m sure that other mothers of “2 under 2” can agree. I would greatly appreciate your prayers and support as we embark on this next chapter of our lives!

P.S. — I have blogged about this pregnancy but have only written a couple of (private) posts thus far. I have since made them public, and if you wish you can view them — in addition to all future posts regarding BebeDeux — at https://www.geekinheels.com/category/bebedeux

64 Responses to “Introducing BebeDeux”

  1. Eek565 says:

    Congratulations! I’m 12 weeks along just like you. Our due date is 10/28, but like you I’m hoping for a November baby. =)

    I’m going to try things differently this time with a homebirth and using hypnobabies. It should be interesting!

  2. Sandy says:

    Congratulations! I agree with other commenters – although it might be trying at first, in the end, this will truly be a blessing for your family. I think that you’ve got the right attitude about it…and you’re already a great mom, now you’re just going to share it again!

  3. Ashley says:

    I haven’t come to your blog in a while but WOO-HOO! I’m so excited for you and my sincerest congratulations! :) What fantastic news!!!

  4. kelsey says:

    Congrats, Jenny! I’m thinking of you and your family and I hope you start to feel better soon! No more nausea!

  5. Charmi says:

    Congrats Jenny! That’s great news and although I’ve seen how hard it is (my sister has 4 kiddos that were at one point all under the age of 6!), I’m sure it will be so rewarding for you guys to have kids that are so close in age. Hopefully the morning sickness goes away soon!

  6. Jennifer says:

    Oo – what surprising news! Yay!! I’m so glad to hear that it is a happy reason for not feeling so hot lately, I was worried it would be something worse. (Is it strange to say I was worried about that? I love your blog and have been reading faithfully for a long time. Sometimes I forget that blogs are not the same as real life friends.)

    Congratulations on the growing family, I’m sure Claire will love having a sibling so close in age to her. My brother is about 15 months behind me and it is awesome.

  7. pooiee says:

    omg.. CONGRATSSSS!
    happy for your little family :)

  8. Nellie says:

    Congratulations!! And.. binary number birthdate…. geek! haha.. Love it!

  9. Sandy says:

    Wow…congratulations! I’m pregnant with my first and due nov 9th. I’m sure it will be overwhelming at times but also so rewarding/amazing for you and your family.

  10. Amanda says:

    Congratulations to you, J and soon to be big sister Claire! Can’t wait to continue reading updates on BebeDeux!

  11. ABC says:

    Congratulations!!!

  12. Bookish Bella says:

    Congratulations!

    And I absolutely adore the nickname “bebedeux.” My cajun in-laws would love it.

  13. Stephanie says:

    Aw, yay! Congratulations — and I’ll be praying for your comfort and the baby’s health. :) How sweet. Claire will love it when she gets a little older I bet! :)

  14. atout says:

    Congratulations Jenny!

  15. Courtney says:

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

  16. Mary says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you, J and Claire!

  17. Ann says:

    OMG!!!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  18. WOW!!! This is such wonderful news! Congrats to you and your ever-growing family!

  19. Heather says:

    OMG!!! Congratulations!! I wish you all the good health in the world right now and hope your unfavorable symptoms start dissapating. Such fun news!!

  20. alycia says:

    OMG!!! I am so super happy for you! I am currently sitting at work, wanting to know how you and claire were doing and i see these wonderful sonogram pictures!!!!! You are going to be a wonderful mom to two. You are fabulous- congrats again!

  21. stacey says:

    congratulations!! can’t wait to read about the newest little one. :)

  22. kimmie says:

    COngratulations!!! :)

  23. Erin says:

    This is really, really exciting news!!! Congratulations!! I think that there would be some fear with the second baby, for anybody, whenever the 2nd baby comes. Its the “we finally got the hang of this, can we really add another?” – and that was going to exist regardless of Claire’s age. We may actually “plan” to have our children with the same age gap as you. (I’m 21 wks preg with #1 – cart before the horse right over here!). We only want 2, I don’t want to be out of the work force long – we might give it a go!

    Congratulations!!! So happy for your family and I’m wishing you a fabulous 2nd trimester!

  24. Annie says:

    I am SO excited for BebeDeux! :D And I will ALWAYS be there to help you even when he/she comes along. :D YAY!!!

  25. Susan says:

    Congrats Jenny! Hopefully everything you learned with Claire will be put to good use on BebeDeux! Good luck!

  26. Congratulations, Sweetie! God’s timing is never wrong. It’s going to be just fine!

  27. Liesal says:

    Congratulations! What a blessing!

  28. K says:

    Good luck! I’m sure things will work out. Babies are always wonderful!

  29. socalohana says:

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and your family! I hope you will continue to take us all along this pregnancy journey. I always wonder what it would be like to be pregnant while raising a toddler…

  30. mindy says:

    so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!

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