An Announcement: Big Changes

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Guess what :) We are expecting the sweetest gift this Christmas. Probably sweeter than anything we could have ever asked for…

We are getting a little girl :)
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I am due right at Christmas with our second baby.  Tristan is pretty excited.  He points to everyone’s bellies and says “baby.”  When we ask him what he wants to name the baby, he always picks the names I like and not the ones Dad likes :) He has my old Cabbage Patch Doll from when I was a kid and changes the diaper and takes the baby for walks.  I think he is going to adjust well to the new baby.

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We couldn’t feel more blessed. Our little boy brings SO much joy into our lives and I can only imagine when we have two that will just double. I have felt really lucky and blessed that I don’t get morning sickness and have had a pretty uneventful pregnancy, with one exception. My last pregnancy with my little boy I got PUPPS at 36 weeks. If you are not familiar with what that is, count yourself lucky. From what we understand, it’s a rash (like hives) that you get from being allergic to your baby. You’re only supposed to get it with your first born son, after that, it’s very rare and unlikely.

I’m super lucky.

Not only did my sister get it with her 7th baby, a little girl, I got it with my son and then at 24 weeks, got it again with this baby girl. Thankfully, I am now 32 weeks along and the rash is gone. Later this week I want to share with you what I did so if anyone is dealing with that, they can find some comfort. But for today, I just wanted to share our exciting news :)

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I took these pictures myself :) I am a photographer in Lubbock!  I had to use a tripod and a timer for some of these, but hey! It worked :) DSC_9934edit3 (Large)

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  1. Congrats!!!!!!!!

  2. Congrats!

  3. the sweetest pictures, i live near tyler and hate you had to go thru this wonderful season we call “hell on earth” oh, yes, summer pregnant lol.. really wasn’t too bad. i hope all the Lord’s blessings for you and yours.

  4. Congratulations!! How fabulous for you! Good job on the photos too (I am a photographer as well). Never heard of PUPPS but I am glad yours is gone! And your little boy sounds very well adjusted. Thanks for sharing that beautiful news!

  5. Congratulations!
    I appreciate the work you do sharing good deals with us on your blog!
    I have a 2 1/2 year old girl and a baby boy due 12/8. I had hyperemesis gravidarum this pregnancy, and it was rough, so I feel ya on the hard months! But the worst of it has passed, and now we’re enjoying the time left before he comes!
    The maternity pics turned out beautiful! We’re doing ours in two weeks. I can’t wait! :)

  6. Congratulations!

  7. Congrats Anna & family! I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch of my posts – I’m in Midland, so not too far away!
    Beautiful pictures by the way & best wishes!

  8. Congratulations!

  9. What a blessing for your family! We had two boys so never got to dress a little girl. So…I just dress the family pug in little girlie clothes! I know…CRAZY!!!! LOL, anyway all the best to you and your family!

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