Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blessed.

I first want to start this post by expressing my overwhelming feeling of gratitude for all of the blessings in my life. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and for my family and I am grateful for our trials, which bring us closer as a family and brings me closer to the Lord. I am also grateful for the blessings that he pours down on us.
With this being said, I'm happy to post that we're having a baby! Baby Dille 2 will be here in the beginning of Nov. or if this baby is big like Carter was, will most likely make its appearance at the end of October. They say I am 13 weeks, and in the ultrasound below the baby is measuring 13 wks 5 days. We are so excited and still can't believe it.
I wanted to wait until the end of the first trimester and the beginning on the second, before telling everyone. We had a few complications before Carter so I was hesitant to say anything and always fearful in the back of my mind that I would have to go through all of it over again. What a blessing that this pregnancy has been. The baby is doing well and has been "by the book" so far. I'm still having some problems with feeling like someone is sitting on my chest and feeling out of breath all of the time, but with a new prescription that should decrease. I've had several weeks, where it was all that I could do to survive. My definition of "clean" has now changed and I am just happy to make it through the day with Carter. He's so busy and this pregnancy has been harder trying to manage the nausea, fatigue and a 11 month old learning to walk. This week I am starting to feel better and after my appointment yesterday it finally feels real to me. I'm not as worried about losing the baby and I was so excited to see the ultrasound. Our baby looks like a baby and I couldn't be any happier.
I never fully comprehended what an actual miracle it is to get pregnant or give birth to a healthy baby until we struggled to have Carter and when Carter was born. With all of our past complications I was truly humbled to have this perfect being in my arms. A perfect spirit that had just moments before been with the Lord. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and peace as I type this and I know without a doubt that the Lord is blessing our family again and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a mother again.

13 comments:

The Youngblood Family said...

CONGRATS TO YOU, MIKE, AND CARTER!!! I am so excited for you guys!! You know I was thinking about you the other day and I had this feeling that you might be expecting!! :) Again Congrats! Babies are such a blessing :)

Sarah said...

YAY Dille Family! ;) I am super happy for you all. I can't wait to know what you are having (hopefully a girl!). Congratulations! Love, Sarah

matt and brynn said...

I am so excited for you. Telling people you are having a baby is fun, but it is hard to keep a secret. I can't wait to meet Carter and see you guys again, and now I am even more excited to meet another Dille baby.

Jen said...

Awesome! I'm a little jealous, but SO Happy for you. I'm never able to keep a secret, so props to you for lasting the full trimester!

Jeanette said...

Congrats!! You will soon find that your love doesn't divide, it multiplies. Carter will love having a playmate.

I hope your pregnancy goes without complications and that the nausea leaves you soon.:)

Josh and Shyann Croke Family said...

That's so exciting! I am very happy for you guys and hope that everything continues to go well. Good luck with everything!

Kathy said...

CONGRATS!!!!! I had a strong feeling that you were preggers again. I felt that way with my girls sooooo maybe this one will be. Love ya Good luck
Kathy

Cody & Jessica said...

Yea!! I'm so excited for you and Mike! It really is amazing to see how the Lord works and blesses us so much. It will be fun for you guys to have two kids, and for Carter to have a sibling! Carter is seriously one of the cutest little boys I have seen. I love every picture you post of him, and it gets me really excited for my baby boy to come. His bed head in the post below is so awesome! Hopefully now that you are entering the second trimester the nausea will go away, and hopefully you'll regain some energy. I was so extremely tired during the first trimester of my current pregnancy; it makes just the normal day-to-day tasks really hard. Well, congrats again! Cody and I are thrilled for you guys!

lynette said...

Woohoo! I'm so excited for you guys! And, I don't think I've ever seen a cuter ultrasound--amazing! Congrats!

stacibee said...

Congratulations Angie and Mike!! That is SOOOOO exciting. I'm thrilled for you and know you'll have another darling little one. Good job!!

The Hollemans said...

Congrats, Im glad you finally announced it so I can make all the pregnancy jokes I want, and they will actually be true. No more calling you out on your blog!

Heather said...

I said congrats in person but it deserves to be said twice. I'm so happy for you and your family. This is such exciting news. You are so much better at tight lips than I am.

Kristy Stoddard said...

Angie, I am just soooo happy for you, Mike and Carter. You are such a good Mom. reading your blog made me realize how the Lord truly blesses our lives with the responsibility of motherhood. These little spirits the Lord entrusts upon us is one of the most important responsibilities we can have here on earth.