Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Patterson Life...

just got bigger! That's right, we are expecting our second little one around August 31st, 2008. Saying that still seems kinda surreal, but it sunk in a little more on Monday when we got to see the new baby in action. Even though he/she was only the size of a peanut, we could already see the little arms moving and heart beating at 170 beats per minute. We are thrilled and once again blown away by God's miracle of creation. Just to think that this tiny little fetus will one day be walking and talking and laughing and crying...displaying his/her God given personality, gifts, flaws...all of which are being so perfectly knit together now in my womb. Wow. What a call to worship.

I'm nine weeks along, and the pregnancy has been pretty easy although I am more nauseous this time than last. (I can hear the boy predictions already...) We've tried explaining to Lily what's going on, and every time we ask her, "Do you want to be a big sister?" She replies, "No." Hopefully that will change! Whenever I point to my tummy and tell her that the baby is inside, she points and says, "Open." After explaining that the baby has to stay inside mommy to grow some more, she kisses my tummy and says "Hi." So maybe she does get it. I'm sure it will begin to make more sense once my belly starts expanding.

We would really love your prayers for a healthy pregnancy and smooth transition as our family grows. Here's pictures of that sweet little baby just chillin inside Momma.

36 comments:

Summy V & DawnyT said...

love it! I'm so excited for you guys. I predict another girl. I also predict using Summer as a possible middle name?

The Engelhardt 4 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting for all of you! I have heard some people say that the transition from 1-2 is hard, but I didn't think it was that big of a deal. We are still doing well here in Round Rock. Give us a call if your ever this direction.

luke baublet said...

yay, how exciting! congratulations!

Dawntoya and Adam said...

I've been waiting for this blog:) FUN FUN FUN!!

lauren w said...

i have been waiting for this blog too!! Such an Awesome thing.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

I too have been anxiously awaiting this announcement!!!!!!

Them Chandlers said...

Yay little Peanut Patterson!!

thosetonnes said...

Peanut Patterson, i love it! I am so happy for you guys. Matt and I were waiting for the time when you guys said you were pregnant again. You are seriously going to have the cutest family ever. Congrats!

Kristi said...

congratulations! that is so exciting! we will keep you in our prayers! yay for more babies :-)

Meredith said...

Great news!! What a blessing!

Jeremy and Melissa said...

Congrats, Natalie! I'm excited for you guys. Can't wait to read more stories about Lily and her new adjustments/realizations. :)

Tiffani said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so excited for you guys & Lily is going to be the best big sister! I'll be praying!

Northcutt Family said...

Wow!! Such exciting news! Congrats!!

The Lancasters said...

Maybe the baby will come on London's birthday, the 21st! :)

The Littrell's said...

Congrats!!! YAY! You're going to have so much fun!

Katie said...

Congratulations! So excited for your family expansion!

Bex said...

of course Lily would say "no". :) ha! love you! glad i got to see you at corner bakery yesterday.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Congrats! What a blessing!

LeRay said...

Yippee!! We are so excited for you guys!

olivia and henry said...

YAY!!!!! we are so excited for you all! praise the Lord for this precious little baby.

David Campbell said...

I love little Peanut Patterson!:) We will be praying for all four of y'all!
Love,
Keri

Craig and Angela said...

Congratulations! So excited for your whole family!

The McAdams' Family said...

YAY!!!! We're so excited for you! And yes, I'm still and forever will be in awe of how this whole experience of creating humans happens. God is incredible! Hopefully you'll feel better soon. You're not too far from that 2nd trimester mark! Can't wait to hear updates!

Jonathan, Andrea and Luke said...

I just can't wait to see how cute the 2nd one will be! Congrats Pattersons, love you A

Rachel Wilks said...

I was wondering when this was going to be posted. I heard there was lots of news going around at my wedding and I completely missed out on all the fun! ok not all the fun....

Congrats! Can't wait to "Billy" Pat. I think that would be good name! No?

lauren b said...

natpat! i sold out :) lets be blogging friends!

Bex said...

HEY BIG-TIME!!! Look at your 26 (now 27) comments!!! ;)

Kristyn said...

We love the little patterson peanut already!! Congrats again!!

The Hunter House said...

Congratulations Natalie!
A boy would be fun and new, but two girls is the sweetest thing! If you haven't heard about the book "Supernatural Pregnancy" it is really incredible. Praying scripture for your baby, pregnancy, and labor.
Congrats again!
Shelly Hunter

Hillary Kouba said...

Congratulations! We are excited to meet new baby Patterson. Katelyn has no clue either and her sister is coming in 12 days. I'm sure Lily will figure it out by this summer!

Shane, Steph, Adeline, Adam said...

Congratulations!! She will be a great big sis!!

Chilton Family said...

I'm so ready for you to expand so I won't be the only one who looks completely silly trying to do those dumb crunches at the gym! :) So excited to do this yet again with you! It's an honor! CONGRATS!!

Christian Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Shawna said...

hey! i heard the news from amanda and i just wanted to say congratulations. what a special blessing! can't wait to hear more stories as you begin this "new" adventure! :)

Amy Cheek said...

Natalie,

I hope you don't mind your Dad and my father-in-law sharing your blog with the Cheek girls, but wanted to congratulate you and your family on the newest member! Not to mention, Lily is an absolute doll! You have such a wonderful family, and it's only going to get bigger and better! I love your site. Ironically, the design/print on your site is in some of my Natalie's (our youngest) baby bedding. Weird. And we're both married to a Josh. Funny and random. Anyway, hope you all are well. Just wanted to say hello and congrats. PS - Give your sweet dad a huge hug from the me.

Amy Cheek

Kim and Eric said...

Natalie, I found your blog from Robin's. Congrats on your new little one...that is so exciting! Lily is just adorable! Hope that you are feeling great and doing well. Love, Kim