Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We're Having Another Baby...

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Update: Photo by Nicole Carman Photography


Thanks all for your get well wishes – we’re all pretty much back to normal in our little household and Grace has finished her antibiotics for her ear infection (what a challenge getting her to take medicine was!!)

Anyway, I’m glad I’m back to blogging today as I have been wanting to share something with you all on this date for some time now and finally this date is here… Paul and I are expecting another baby. We had our 12 week scan today and all is good so we’re finally letting people know our exciting news.

Falling pregnant for us was not straightforward so we are all the more excited. Back before Grace was born and after a long time of trying to have a baby, we went through many tests, the only thing showing up being that I had endometriosis (although there was no guarantee this was what was stopping us falling pregnant). After such a long time trying, we decided to go straight to IVF. We were extremely lucky as it was on the second attempt that I fell pregnant with Grace. However, going through IVF was challenging and I was lucky that I had such a supportive husband to help me be strong through it all. This time around our story was pretty much identical, although miraculously I fell pregnant after just our first round of IVF.

Our baby’s due date is the 18th October, a date which I’m sure will be here before we know it. I’ll look forward to sharing the months leading up to our baby’s arrival with you all. In the meantime, please excuse me not blogging as often as usual, I’ve been extremely exhausted in this first trimester but am hoping my energy levels will pick up soon.

62 comments:

  1. Congratulations - that's lovely news.

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  2. WOO HOO!!!! Thats wonderful news honey! Will keep you in my prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy. Congratulations! x

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  3. Amanda thats wonderful news. Very happy for you and your family. You would be due around a similar time to Nellie. And your due date is my birthday too!!!Good to hear Grace is feeling better. Hope you get the chance to enjoy some much needed rest. Congrats to you, Paul and Grace. Take care
    Rebecca xo

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  4. A huge congratulations Amanda. Nothing more happier than the news of a new baby on the horizon or being born.
    I think I'm psychic?! :) xx

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  5. I was just thinking of you and sent you and email before I checked my blogs and saw your wonderful news. I am so happy for all of you, that's wonderful news Amanda. Congratulations and take care, and get some rest. xo

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  6. Oh a big congratulations, Amanda!!xxx

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  7. Congratulations Amanda. I wondered if there was some reason we hadn't seen you around much in blog land. What a wonderful reason for your absence. One on my kids was born on the 19th of October, a perfect time of year to have a baby. You will be feeling fab in no time and there is nothing like having a young baby at Christmas.

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  8. Rebecca - yes, I was very excited to read Nellie's news - there's a few of us expecting around the same time here in bloglanf

    Sonia - yes, smiled when I read your comment a while back :)

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  9. Oh Amanda, I am soooooo happy for you guys! Such wonderful, exciting and very special news! Sending you all my love sweet girl!!!! Yay your sweet Grace will be the best big sister ever :D ~ Txx

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  10. Oh I am so so happy for you honey..that is fantastic news..congrats to you and Paul...I wont forget the due date as your little bubs is due on my Mothers Birthday :)
    Look forward to following you on this new journey sweetheart. Big Hugs , A x

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  11. Such wonderful news Amanda. Congratulations! How wonderful for Grace to get to experience the love of a sibling! A-M xx

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  12. Oh Amanda I am so excited for you. I was wondering how you were going. Congratulations on the new bub, what a blessing for your family. I hope you get some more energy soon. I am feeling better but still have an occasional Nanna nap when needed. xx

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  13. How exciting Amanda congratulations to you and your family. I look forward to following you in your pregnancy

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  14. Congratulations Amanda, I am so so excited for you and pleased that you only had to go through one round of IVF. October seems so close, in no time your new little family member will be here! It's funny I had a suspicion you must have been pregnant again due to the slower posting (because you are you of the best bloggers I know). Very happy for you.

    xx
    Catherine

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  15. Oh, Sweetheart! I am *so* delighted for you. What joyous news. You've made my week. Grace will be a gorgeous big sister. Just precious. J x

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  16. Yippee! Another beautiful baby on the planet. Looking forward to seeing him or her in a few months time...ok, a few more than a few! Congratulations and well done :)

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  17. Congratulations Amanda! I had a feeling you might be :) All the best and I hope you are feeling better soon xx

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  18. Oh how lovely lovely lovely! Sending you big hugs full of congratulations from Brisbane. Jenxxx

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  19. Oh yay! Congratulations Amanda... wonderful news. Georgie x

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  20. ohhhh my that is the best news Ever so happy for you ..all the best wishes gorgeous girl :) xx

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  21. Amanda, wow congratulations to you and Paul. All the best for a healthy pregnancy and a little brother or sister for Grace. ;-)

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  22. Congratulations Amanda! I had wondered if perhaps you were since you hadn't been posting much. What lovely, lovely news.

    Hugs. xx

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  23. Oh Amanda, that's brilliant news for you all!! I had a very strong feeling that it was the case. How thrilling! A Libran too, he/she will be a treat (I'm not biased at all being a Libran myself!).
    You look after yourself friend. Best wishes xx

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  24. CONGRATS Amanda! A beautiful spring babe.

    Hope the 1st trimester wasn't too bad.

    xx

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  25. Congratultions big time Amanda!!!
    That's absolutely wonderful news for you and yours
    Lesley
    x

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  26. YAY!!!!!! :)
    Congratulations guys - huge hugs! I'm so glad that everything was all fine in the 12wk scan and I'm so excited for you guys! I hope that in the next few weeks your energy etc will pick right up. Can't wait to watch you grow! You'll have to post baby bump pics, I'm looking forward to all the baby posts.
    You are in my prayers everyday for a safe, easy and wonderful pregnancy.
    Huge hugs as always my dear and a kiss to Gracie from Will ;)
    Jxx

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  27. Oh YAY! Congratulations!! What gorgeous news!
    I'm due on the 28th of Oct...10 days after you :) I have my 12/13 week scan in 2 weeks...YAY!
    Looking forward to sharing this pregnancy journey with you :)
    xo

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  28. Congratulations Amanda, Paul and Grace! Such a beautiful and exciting time for you!!

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  29. Yay!! congratulations amanda, I am so happy for you!! I hope the rest of the pregnancy is easy and healthy for you and baby!! Keep us up to date on how things are going!!
    Laura xx

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  30. Oh Amanda I am so happy for you and your family, that is wonderful news.
    I know all too well the journey that is IVF, our little one was conceived that way and we are doing an FET mid year..fingers crossed we have the same success :)
    xx

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  31. Thats wonderful news your family is growing and little Grace will have a bro or sis to play with :) Congratulations and best wishes xo

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  32. THRILLED. Congratulations, dear girl...can't wait to share the journey xo Nic, Fern and Elli!!

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  33. Congratulations Amanda! How exciting for you and how wonderful that the IVF worked first time round this time. I can imagine all that waiting certainly doesn't help the situation when you are already injecting hormones and whatnot. Very pleased for you both :)

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  34. Huge congrats to you and yours Amanda.. Enjoy the journey, hope it is kind to you.. Such an amazing experience to watch your little girl Grace become a big sister... Looking forward to sharing your journey!

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  35. What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family. I bet Grace is looking forward to being a big sister. I'm so excited that we're pregnant at the same time and looking forward to sharing pregnancy stories with you! I hope you get your energy back soon. I found 1st trimester tough too and I'm still lacking in energy now at 15 weeks. Can't imagine what it would be like having a toddler to look after too! Hope you're getting a chance to put your feet up. x x

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  36. Congratulations to you both,what lovely news to share.Im glad the weather is cooling down for you now,take care.

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  37. Such wonderful news!! Big congratulations to you!! I had a little inkling you might be expecting. Logged in tonight especially to check on you. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and look forward to seeing your bump!

    Christine xx

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  38. Congratulations, such wonderful news I am delighted for you and your family. Looking forward to all the upcoming baby posts.
    Donna xx

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  39. Congratulations Amanda, such exciting news for the 3 of you. x

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  40. What lovely news, Amanda! Congratulations to you and your hubby. Wishing you a very healthy pregnancy and a smooth delivery,
    Claudia

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  41. Congratulations, what lovely news. Have a great weekend.x

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  42. That is such a wonderful news! Congratulations! I hope you will have a healthy pregnancy.
    All the best
    Maja

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  43. congratulations Amanda, what wonderful wonderful wonderful news!!! I'm so happy for you and your family,
    Jane x

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  44. Hi Amanda,
    Biggest congratulations on your baby news - so pleased to hear of your success (I know how difficult IVF can be!!!)

    Best wishes and looking forward to travelling along the pregnancy with you here on "Homely One".

    Christine xo

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  45. Oh Amanda, CONGRATULATIONS!! I am soooo excited for you :D My very close friend has been through IVF, so I understand how difficult the process is, especially on your body. How wonderful that you fell pregnant on your first attempt, the very best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy xxxxx

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  46. Wow, I really didn't visited your blog for a while, and there are some wonderful changes :)
    Congratulations for the baby,I wish you all the best!

    Millie

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  47. Yay! How exciting :) congrats to all of you!

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  48. Congratulations! What a lovely news! I didn't know your story behind getting pregnant. I'm sure your story is very encouraging for many women! Good luck with your first trimester. I was also exhausted with the first trimester! I wish you and your family the best of luck! Hang in there, your days will get much easier after the end of the first trimester or I hope it will be the case for you as well. I am excited for all of your family especially for Grace that you'll have a new addition come October!!

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  49. So excited for you. Stay well my lovely! xx

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  50. I often wonder when we'll hear the news that you're having another baby..and it's here! I'm so thrilled for you Amanda. You're such a lovely mother and I know you'll adore having two little ones..I do! Grace will be very excited, it's wonderful to have a sibling. Lots of love to you, look after yourself and get as much rest as you can! Rachaelxx

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  51. Congratulations! Such exciting news. Hope you're feeling better soon! yay.

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  52. Oh YAY! I can't tell you how excited I am for you all matey.. that is fabulous news, and how brilliant for it to happen on the first go! I hope you are feeling well now, and can enjoy your pregnancy. So cute for little Grace to have a sibling to teach all her cheekyness to!!
    Take care luv, thinking of you!
    Flick xo
    (ps, please excuse my bloggy MIA!)

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  53. Huge congratulations - Am sure number 2 will be just as gorgeous as little Grace. Looking forward to sharing your journey xx

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  54. Amanda such amazing news, congratulations!! I am so pleased your IVF journey hasn't been a long and difficult, drawn out one.

    Am looking forward to your journey :)

    xxMB

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  55. Amanda , Im so happy for you all !
    I havent been blogging lately , so glad I didnt miss out on this exciting news.
    Karyn x

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  56. Congratulations Amanda! I'm so happy for you! That's fantastic news especially after all you have been through. Good luck and take good care of yourself.
    Anna

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  57. Congratulations Amanda and Paul, and Grace too! That is fantastic news, I'm really excited for you guys :) Hope you're starting to pick up and feel a bit better now. xx

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  58. what exciting news for your family! wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy - and a return of energy :)

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  59. What exciting news. I hope you enjoy a healthy, restful pregnancy.

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  60. Oh my goodness Amanda, I feel so terrible! I have just been catching up on a tonne of blogging and read something about 'the nursery' and it wasn't until I read through your next couple of older posts that I saw that you are expecting another bundle of joy! So please accept by veyr belated congratualtions to you, Paul and Grace on this wonderful news... I am so thrilled for you! Exciting times indeed! Much love... S x

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