Some Big News

It hadΒ been 7 months in the making–or rather trying.

And it was an early Sunday morning.
I had spent the night before hunched over a toilet.
I’ll spare you the details. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

So I get to church the next morning, still a bit shaky.
Ben was already there–he had a few early morning meetings.
Before I took my seat next to him in the chapel,
I headed off to the restroom to see if my hunch was correct.

Fingers crossed,
and three minutes later,
I had the answer we waited 7 months to hear.

So I took a cell phone pic,
and right there, from the bathroom,
I texted Ben a picture of our exciting news.

And you know what pregnancy reminds me?
That it is possible to be both blissfully happy and petrified at the same time.
Because so far, this pregnancy is turning out just like the last one.
But if the result is anything like Lil W,
then it will all be worth it in the end.
And that’s what I have to keep reminding myself.

So that’s why I’ve been a little MIA lately.
My brain has turned into mush and it has taken an actual effort just to shower each day.
But I’ll try harder, I promise.

P.S. Our baby is growing fingers and toes this week. And that’s pretty exciting.

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. Congrats! That is so exciting!

  2. I saw that picture come up on the feed! So exciting!! Congrats!

  3. AAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats! Congrats! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY for you! Doing a happy dance in my candy cane-print pajama bottoms and my leopard print slippers. (Yep, I look crazy!) YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! Best wishes to you, take care of yourself, rest often, hang in there, you can do it!

  5. Really exciting! Congrats to your family!

  6. oh my goodness. congrats! that’s so exciting.

  7. awwww ash, bless your heart! congratulations, all of you!! i can’t wait to see pregnant pics. hehe. seriously praying that you will feel better.
    7 months is a long time to wait but i am so glad God heard your prayers and is giving you another baby!!!
    eeeeeee! (sorry). can’t help it….you guys just make really cute kids.

  8. Congratulations! I sympathize with you πŸ™ I had four pregnancies like that.

  9. That’s wonderful news! Congrats!

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  10. Congrats!!! I know what you are going through being scared with having the horrible morning sickness. I was also diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and it really took a tole on my life. I got fired from my job and I was in the hospital with IV’s every other day. I am trying to get pregnant again but I have the same fears. I guess you just take it one day at a time, because in the end you get something so amazing!
    I pray that this pregnancy will be better for you! Congrats again!!! πŸ™‚

  11. yayaayayaya I have been waiting for you to tell us !!!! woot. god bless!!!!

  12. Hooray! Congratulations on your growing family. I completely relate to being both happy and petrified at the same time. I think most moms relate. Even with my 3rd pregnancy, I had the same thought throughout “What am I gonna do with 3? I not ready for this.” But being so thrilled at the same time. I wish you a relatively easy pregnancy. Congrats!

  13. congrats, congrats!!!

  14. I could not possibly be the first to comment could I? Well a huge congratulations. I have recently found out I’m pregnant too with no# 4 (15 weeks) and it’s amazing at the same time scary. I hope you get a smooth ride and bub is lovely and healthy. Look after yourself.

  15. Congratulations!! That’s so very exciting πŸ™‚

  16. Yay! Congratulations Ashley! I am so excited for you, and I hope hope hope things go a little smoother for you this round. Are you hoping for a boy or girl this time around?

  17. Congratulations to you and your sweet family! I hope and pray that this pregnancy is better, please don’t get discouraged! Hugs!

  18. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you!!

  19. Congratulations! Exciting news!! xxx

  20. wonderful news, love it. Congratulations SO BIG.

    It is hard, when something so sweet and tiny can make you feel so awful all the time. ( I have a 2 month window in the middle of my pregnancies where I’m not dead). But so, so worth it. Wishing you lots of saltines, sour candy, and whatever it takes you to get through. Congrats again!

  21. Yayyyyyy! Congrats! Hang in there momma. So happy for you and your precious family!

  22. Congratulations ! That’s such amazing news! You have such a wonderful little blog and I wish you to all the best!

  23. Congratulations!

  24. Congrats to you both!

  25. Congratulations! This is such exciting news!

  26. Courtney Child says:

    Congratulations!!! I am sooo excited for you and your family. Yeah!!

  27. Congrats! My sis-in-law had HM with my first niece. She had to keep extra trash bags in her classroom. She had a much smoother and less sick second pregnancy.

  28. Congratulations, Ashley! I’m so excited for you πŸ™‚

  29. Congrats !!! So happy for you !!!

    Im pregnant too, with my second child after debilitating hyper emesis. Wanted to pass on this site for you to have a read over.

    http://www.helpher.org/

    Hyper emesis is so misunderstood. I would just LOVE it if you could at some stage do a post on it, to make other people aware.

    I have managed to stay functional this pregnancy with steroid treatments. No seeing spiders climbing the walls, having my husband shower & dry me, or loosing my job this time around. Zofran, zofran iv, fluid iv’s and other drugs didn’t work for me last pregnancy. I was far too sick. 2nd pregnancies can be so scary after that! Steroids and “early intervention, which is SO important” have helped amazingly. You don’t have to suffer.

    Please feel free to email me any time for help on this subject. Im even starting a business to do with it, and have done heaps of research!

    Take care, rest up and treat early!

    And super please… talk about / educate others on it!

    Jacqui

  30. Hi Ashley! I have been following for a long time but have never commented! First of all, let me say CONGRATS!!! I felt I had to comment, because I was so so sick with my son. I absolutely could do nothing. I am now 19 weeks pregnant with our second….I was really sick for a couple of weeks but then it subsided!!! I now feel SO much better, and can function. I had the exact same fears as you….I just want you to be optimistic πŸ™‚ I pray that you feel well and don’t spend the next months over a toilet. Congrats again mama!!!

  31. Yeahhhhh, Congrats.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  32. Congrats to your family!

  33. Congratulations!

  34. Congratulations, that’s awesome news. Maybe a little beautiful baby sister for Baby W? <3

  35. Sharon Painter says:

    Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!

  36. YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful blessing!! prayers for strength since it’s not going so well – but if I have learned anything about your husband he will be wonderful at taking care of you πŸ™‚ By the way, totally had a dream with you in it the other night! You, your hubs and a couple other couples from the blogging world were all there. We were on a dinner boat and your husband had on a new sweater and had forgotten to take the tags off of it. You just laughed at him as I pointed it out. So very random. lol Anyway, congratulations again πŸ™‚

  37. Oh goodnesss, what exciting news!!! A huge congrats to you & yours.
    Hoping your pregnancy gets easier as time goes on πŸ™‚

  38. yay!!!!!

  39. Oh gosh this is so exciting!!! Congratulations momma! You and your beautiful family should always take priority over anything else {blog included} so don’t appologize just live your life.

  40. That IS SO exciting! Congratulations! Wonderful news!
    And you are so right about the feelings of being both blissfully happy and petrified at the same time. Crazy how that works. =) I hope the joy takes over soon and you are able to leave the worry in the Lord’s hands.

  41. Yay! So exciting!! How far along are you?

  42. Congratulations Ashley!! You will be in love with them both and how your little ones love each other. Hope you get relief soon!

  43. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Oh, I’m SO excited for you!! Can’t wait to watch you take this new step in your journey. Excited for the blessings you will surly find! Praying for this pregnancy to be easy on you physically. God is in control and things do NOT have to be hard this time. Believe that the Lord can make it easier and even if it’s not…He saw you though last time and will again!

    Praying many blessing for you and your family!! <3

  44. Cathy Kelemen says:

    Yay congrats!!! Babies are so worth anything!!! But here’s a little tip….I used to work for an OB doc and he said drink heavy peach syrup (you know from canned peaches) it helps with nausea/vomitting. I never had that problem….but some of the expectant mothers said it worked. Hope it helps!

  45. Congratulations!!! I can relate to the sickness. I threw up everyday for most of my pregnancy, but you are right, it is so worth it!!

  46. Congrats!! I had a hope you might be prego after the cute foot pic last week. It also took us awhile. Get pregnant the second time. So stressful but still counting my blessings because I know friends who are still waiting to be blessed with their first. I had baby #2 this year and it is terrifying to think you have manage taking care of yourself and sharing that love with another baby. It is possible and seeing #1 love #2 and vice versa is the sweetest big miracle I could have imagined! When your body is taking over your emotions imagine Lil W as a big brother, this is the best gift you could ever give him! Hoping for a smoother ride this time around.

  47. I knew it! The minute I saw your post on facebook I said to myself “she’s pregnant”. I just had my 2nd son five days ago. The love that I feel right now is so overwhelming. I am wishing You, Ben and lil W all the best. Ahhhh, congrats yay for more behbehs!!! Lil W is going to be an amazing big brother! Hugs.
    Xoxo

  48. yayyyy!!! Thats awesome news! Congratulations to you and your soon to be family of 4! πŸ™‚

  49. Yay! Congrats, that’s so awesome.

  50. Some big news, indeed! Congrats to your little growing family. : ) Can’t wait to follow your journey the 2nd time around.

  51. Congratulations! What a wonderful early Christmas present for you both! Wishing you a happy, healthy, nausea free(!) pregnancy!

  52. Eppp!!! Congrats Ben & Ash! I was wondering when baby #2 was happening πŸ™‚

  53. Yay! Congratulations! Thats so awesome. How far apart will lil w and the baby be? My daughter is 22 months, I want another 1 but I’m nervous about it….anyways congrats to you and your family

  54. So excited for you!!!!

  55. Congratulations! My daughter is around nine weeks and just started the morning sickness thing yesterday. We thought she might make it through this time without getting sick, but no. You are right. It’s worth it all in the end.

  56. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

  57. YAY!!! So very happy for you!

  58. Congrats!!! I’m sure he or she will be adorable! I hope you get feeling better quick!

  59. YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! <3
    I am so thrilled for you!!!
    I just gave birth to my second 5 weeks ago today! What a feeling!
    So glad that you're finally getting that little babe that you wanted! πŸ™‚

  60. Congrats! I’m so excited for you πŸ™‚ I hope this pregnancy goes a little smoother for you! And really, hearing about your last experience, you are one courageous girl! You’ll get thru it, and that’s what matters most.

    We’re currently trying for our first. Each month when nothing happens, I’m sad/disappointed, but there is a teeny tiny part of me that is in a slight panic waiting for the results. I know I’ll be ecstatic, and a bit scared when it finally read positive. I guess all we can do is hope we make it through, and that there is a healthy baby on the other side of it all πŸ™‚

    Congrats again!!!!

  61. AWE! CONGRATS! I am so happy for ya’ll. I will pray for an easy pregnancy! *hugs*

  62. CONGRATS! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!

  63. Oh that is exciting; congratulations! Can I secretly hope you have another boy? I have three boys and it is wonderful! Hang in there these next few months; it will be worth it for sure!

  64. AWESOMENESS!!!! I am so glad for you!!!
    I Hated being pregnant in the beginning because it felt like being on a roller coaster with no set time to get off!
    Hope the sickness goes soon and you hit your stride πŸ˜‰
    fun to see that little diaper case I sent you in the picture too!
    HUGSSSS

  65. Congrats!!! I hope this one is milder than the last. (Can’t wait to see all the cute maternity clothes you find!)

  66. So excited for you and your growing family!!! Praying for an easier pregnancy then the last.

  67. How exciting! Congratulations! That is great news!

  68. Congrats! I hope the morning sickness passes and you can enjoy being pregnant. Can’t wait to find out what this little cutie will look like.

  69. Eeeee!!!! Congratulations Ashley! We’re trying for a second right now and I find myself freaking out too. It’s definitely something we want, I’m just scared!! You’re right thought, the end result makes it so worth it πŸ˜‰

  70. Congratulations! That is great news!

  71. Oh!!! Congratulations!!!!! You hit it on the head…I think back 8 (?!?) years ago, and that’s exactly how I felt…blissfully happy, yet so petrified!! Of course, I don’t remember much about that year or the next, but I recall beautiful moments between siblings. Lil W is going to be a wonderful big brother. <3 He will be helpful in ways that make you beam with pride, and he will show him/her the ways to making mischief that make you mad, yet can't help but make you giggle.
    Congratulations again- to your whole family!

  72. Congrats!!!! I am sure lil W will make a great big brother!!! πŸ™‚

  73. Ahhhh!!!!! That is SO SO exciting!! Congrats!! Hope it doesn’t go to awful for you, that’s no fun. πŸ™

  74. i’m so excited for you!!!! another beautiful baby : )
    that simple sentence you wrote about being petrified at the same time brought tears to my eyes because i thought i was the only one have a fear about becoming pregnant and i feel like a terrible person for it. This last weekend i was late and you know if you feel like you’re going to get it or not, and i just didn’t, that morning i sat on the edge of my tub and realized i might really be pregnant and while there was a sweet bliss and excitement i also felt terrified out of my mind and like the room got smaller. i instantly felt like a bad mom already. i ended up getting it later the next day but that feeling i had bothered me because nobody talks about being afraid or nervous. your honesty freed a little bit of me. thank you.

  75. OH my goodness! Congratulations! That is so exciting and I couldn’t be happier for your family!

  76. Congratulations! That’s so exciting. I recently found out that I am expecting my third-my kids are 2 1/2 and 1 and we are so excited for this new little one. Lil W will be a great older brother. Congrats again!
    *Hannah*

  77. congrats ashley!! i suspected/hoped from the chance of pace! hope everything goes well πŸ™‚

  78. oops.. *change of pace

  79. Congrats! I totally had a feeling that a pregnancy announcement was coming with all the lovelies to your son, kiddo moments and your love story. πŸ™‚ So exciting for you and your family! Take it easy!

  80. Congratulations! So happy for you and your family. Praying for you!

  81. Lindsey Skinner says:

    I saw the picture on the FB feed and my heart just jumped! So happy for you! What a blessing! Pregnancy can be scary…expecially if the last one didn’t go to plan. I’ve got 3 munchkins…and each pregnancy was different…special…sometihng to cherish. I THINK we are done now (depends on who you ask and what kind of day it has been) Hoping and praying for an easier experience this time around for you.

  82. Yay!! I’m so happy for you and your family! Lil W will have one cute little brother or sister! Hope you get feeling better very soon. Congratulations!!!

  83. Congratulations!! Such an exciting time.

  84. awww!!! Congrats!!! Have you told your families yet? I’m looking forward to THAT post!! Also, we are all still waiting on that first date post! I guess now I see why we haven’t seen it posted yet! πŸ˜‰ Hope you feel better soon!!

  85. Congrats Ashley! You will get through the tough stuff and it will be so worth every second! You’re a strong mama!

  86. Congratulations Ashley!

  87. Congrats! Best wishes for a fantastic pregnancy!

  88. Hooray!!! Congratulations!! So excited for you all. Hoping for a perfect pregnancy for you! (fingers crossed)

  89. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news! Pregnancy is wonderful and amazing and a miracle and a blessing! But pregnancy can sure mess a lady up! Not only is the actual bump uncomfortable in enormity but your skin hurts too! I just had my first 6 months ago and I threw up everyday of my pregnancy, lost 15 pounds before I started to gain any weight and passed out 2-3 times a day my entire third trimester. But like you said- IT IS ALL WORTH IT! We love our first and cannot wait for another (is that weird to be baby hungry and HAVE a baby?) Lil W is so so so cute! He is going to love his cute new baby sister or brother! Congrats! I will pray for you to have a happier/easier pregnancy.

  90. danyiel Johnson says:

    So exciting and yes absolutely terrifying at the very same time. The pregnancy while similar to the first is so very different, experiencing it while already being a mommy is so different. The emotions that I felt for my first were really strange, not for her but for how would she feel having to share her mommy and daddy. Super excited for you, Ben & Little W! Can’t wait to see that baby belly.

  91. danyiel Johnson says:

    You should utilize LMM’s Momma…get her on some fun crafts. Congrats to Monkey too!!!

  92. CONGRADULATIONS!! I am so happy for you, Ben, and Little W! Your second will be just as adorable i’m sure!!!

  93. oh my word CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love how you texted your honey from the toilet! <3

  94. Congratualtions, Miss Ashley! That is so exciting. How far along are you?? I am due May 7, and i find out tomorrow what we are having! Welcome to the pregnancy club πŸ˜‰

  95. SOOO exciting! I had a feeling this was coming sometime soon πŸ™‚ Best of luck!!

  96. WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Great news to hear and I can’t wait to follow along in your new journey!!!!! Many happy wishes for you and also I hope it wont be as bad as last time πŸ™‚

  97. Congrats Ashley!!! I was waiting to hear the news that you were pregnant again (because I had a hunch that it was happening sometime soon!) So excited for you guys!

  98. Congratulations!! So exciting (:

  99. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! Oh my, best news ever!!! Seriously, SO happy for you. Baby W is going to make a rockstar big brother, that’s for sure. Oh wow. Congratulations!!

  100. Congrats Ashley! Super exciting news for your family!

  101. What wonderful news my friend!! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! This is so exciting!! You are such a great Momma and Lil W is going to be an amazing big brother. Praying the sickness passes quickly!

  102. πŸ™‚ congrats!

  103. Congratulations, Ashley!! That’s fabulous news! I love that you texted your hubs from the church bathroom. β™₯ Best of luck with the pregnancy!

  104. Congrats!!!!

  105. Congratulations, Ashley!! Praying this pregnancy is easier on you than the last one.

  106. Ohhh my goodness CONGRATS to you guys!!! Thats so exciting! I love that you took a test in the church bathroom and sent a text to your hubby, thats awesome!! Your new precous baby on the way is going to adorable just like lil w!

  107. There is nothing like that moment after months and months of waiting and hoping!
    Congrats to you two and your new growing addition!

  108. Congratulations! So happy for your sweet family πŸ™‚

    And don’t worry about being MIA – take as long as you need (or are forced into with this bambino). Nobody is going anywhere!!

    All the best πŸ™‚

  109. Ashley, I am so happy for you and your sweet little family!!! Just be strong and just Remember that its all worth it at the end and you are creating another beautiful baby (hopefully a sweet baby Ashley). Your little guy is going to be such a good little brother!!! xo

  110. OMG!! I’m so happy for you! What a blessing. My 2nd pregnancy was just like the first as well but it was so incredibly worth it. Mac was my 2nd chance to be blissful instead of anxious.
    I hope you get to feeling better fast :0)
    Loves

  111. What you said about being blissfully happy and petrified at the same time is SO TRUE.

  112. That is amazing news! I am so excited for y’all!!!

  113. I am so excited and happy for you!! Lil W is the cutest so I can only imagine how cute this baby will be as well! You are the most amazing momma in the world!

  114. Ahhhhh… congrats!! That is so super exciting for you guys!! πŸ™‚

  115. Elisabeth says:

    Congratulations!!!

  116. Congratulations!!! That is awesome. Tell us how many weeks you are and your due date next time you up to blogging please! πŸ™‚

  117. Congratulations! I’m halfway through pregnancy with my second child right now too. For me, this one is much worse than the last and I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I will be nauseated and sick throughout. BUT, it is so totally worth it, just like you said. Good luck, stay strong and try to get some rest! We’ll totally understand if our emails go unanswered! πŸ™‚

  118. Congratulations!! So excited for you guys!

  119. Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news! I hope you start feeling better! I hate having that sick feeling! I had it TERRIBLY with my first and with my 2nd it started out bad (just like my first pregnancy) and only last 8 days and then I was fine! Here is to hoping you start feeling better quickly!!! So happy for you!!! Can’t wait to find out what you are having!

  120. I”m so excited for you, congratulations!!

  121. rachel foos says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so happy for you love!!!! I hope to see you in the salon soon. XOXOXOXOOOOO

  122. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!

  123. YAY! CONGRATS thats soooo exciting!

  124. Is there a way to scream through a comment? Cause that’s what I did when I saw the photo!
    CONGRATS! How exciting!
    I pray that he/she will be healthy and your pregnancy goes well πŸ™‚
    And yay for a new sibling for Lil W πŸ™‚

  125. Ahhh! So excited for you! Congratulations:-)

  126. Big Congrats to you Ashley! The second time around is even more fun than the first!

  127. Congratulations Ashley! I’m so happy for y’all!

  128. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WOW!! wow wow! Such exciting news!! πŸ™‚

  129. Congratulations! What exciting news. πŸ™‚

  130. Congratulations!!! This is the most amazing kind of news!

  131. Congratulations! That is such wonderful news! Prayers that you have a healthy and happy pregnancy with no morning sickness and no depression. I had terrible sickness during my pregnancy but was never officially diagnosed. It is the one thing that I dread about pregnancy number 2, though you are right when you say it will definitely be worth it. Hugs to you!

  132. Congratulations!!

  133. Long time reader, first time commenter… congratulations!!! You will be the CUTEST pregnant momma, I am sure! I love that you are so honest about the ups and downs of being a momma, and I am so excited for you!

  134. Congratulations!

    And by the way, you’re such a good story teller!

  135. That’s so exciting! Congrats!

  136. YAY! So exciting! Congrats!!!! πŸ™‚

  137. Awwwwwww! How exciting! I am soooo sooo sooo happy for you three! I know how tough it is to keep looking at those tests and never getting the answer you are looking for. It can become very depressing to feel that failure month after month.

    Hang in there and know that we are all your cheerleaders.

    Kerr – Pinkplz

  138. Oh my goodness I’m so excited for you! xoxo

  139. Congratulations to you and your family!!!! Lil W will be the best big brother!! I can’t wait to see pix!!!! So very exciting!!

    Love, Misty

    P.S. Sour candy totally helps with morning sickness, sour skittles, lemon drops, & chewy sprees!!!
    I was sick until week 12. πŸ™

  140. Woohoo!!! Congrats! How exciting! I’ll be praying for ya!

  141. Wendy Orme says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! It WILL be worth it…just hang in there and try to keep an eternal perspective…I know how hard that is..

  142. Congrats! So excited for you. Sounds like we’re in the same boat. The couch, toliet and Zofran have been my best friends for the last couple of weeks. : )

  143. So exciting! Congratulations, Ashley!!

  144. OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

  145. Many, many congratulations! I enjoy your blog so much and wish you and your family all the best. So exciting!

  146. Congratulations! Praying you feel better!

  147. CONGRATULATIONS! πŸ™‚ That’s so exciting. Hope that morning sickness passes quickly!

  148. Oh Ashley! Congratulations!! That is so wonderful. πŸ™‚ I am sorry to hear though that it is going just as rough as the last one. I will be keeping you in my prayers for sure! *hugs*

  149. Ekkk !!! Congratulations!!!!

  150. Congratulations! That is exciting news!! πŸ™‚

  151. Such wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

  152. I couldn’t be happier for you. And I JUST KNEW IT. πŸ˜‰

    You make the prettiest babies. Can’t wait to meet another.

    Xo.

  153. Yayyyyy! Congrats! You two make cute babies!

  154. yay!!!! i love that you were at church and took a picture and sent it to him! how did he react? adorable.

  155. Katherine says:

    Congratulations! I hope it’s an easier pregnancy this time. I had HG with both of my boys, so I know the misery it brings. It was a tiny bit easier mentally the second time because I knew it really would end. Of course, it was still hard, but as you know, so worth it!

  156. Ashley,
    First, I want to say Congratulations! Children are truly a blessing from our Heavenly Father. I am a stay at home LDS mom of 4 crazy, beautiful children ages 2-10. I love them all sooooo very much. I have a secret though. I absolutely hated, HATED, being pregnant!!!! I was sick (not near as bad as you), and in pain the entire time. I’m so glad to know that I am not the only LDS woman who has a hard time being pregnant. I also want you to know that they are worth it. Every cruddy second of it!!!! They are a joy and all those yucky pregnancy moments will fade away as soon as you see your new little peanuts face! Good luck

  157. Congratulations! That is so exciting. I wish you all the luck with your pregnancy!

  158. Congratulations!

  159. I actually was wondering where you’ve been! How exciting, I can’t wait to see your belly grow and how cute you’re still gonna look here and how Lil W’s reacts to the baby sibling πŸ™‚

  160. Congrats!!!! πŸ™‚ I’m loving that you took the test at church! πŸ˜‰

  161. Congratulations!!! May God be with you from conception to contractions through birth and on!!! May He give you strength and wisdom to be the best mom of TWO ever!!! πŸ™‚

  162. OH MY GOODNESS! This is so exciting! A HUGE congratulations to you and your adorable little family. I’ll keep you guys and your new baby in my prayers… Hope everything’s going well. πŸ™‚

  163. Congratulations!!! How exciting πŸ™‚

  164. Congrats Ashley and Family!
    How awesome!

  165. Such exciting news for you and your Family! An early Christmas present!!!
    Best wishes!
    xoxo

  166. Yay!!! That is awesome! Congratulations!

  167. Ahhhhh and the miracle of life continues:) So exciting to read this and so excited for you! Many blessings!!!!!

  168. I’m always so happy to hear of pregnancies because they really are such miracles in and of themselves. So congratulations to you. I know you are afraid of the impending pain, but try to find comfort in knowing you were able to conceive, as so many of us can’t or have a difficult time doing so. Sending love to you. Oh..and don’t feel bad for not getting things done or wanting to just hang out in your jams. Look at what you are creating. There isn’t anything that is more important right now. Take care of you first and everything else will fall into place.

  169. Congratulations! Babies are such a blessing.

  170. So excited for you!!!!

  171. Congratulations! I wish you a happy, healthy pregnancy with minimal puke-y days! Hang in there!!

  172. Congrats!!!! I’m so thrilled for you. You are a great Momma…and will be times 2!!!!

  173. How exciting! My second pregnancy had me in complete SHOCK! I sat on the toliet seat for at least an hour and sobbed staring back at the pregnany test. I think you are the 2nd person I’ve ever admitted that to…my husband was the first – on the other side of the door trying to talk me into opening the bathroom door. This week, my 2nd baby turns 5.

    So excited for you. ((smiles))

  174. Congratulations and many, many blessings!!!!

  175. Congratulations! That’s so exciting (and petrifying). I love reading your blog, and thank you for letting us into your life. I feel like we’re friends and I’m so excited for you.

    KB @ kisslaughanddream.blogspot.com

  176. Congrats! We are so excited for you guys!

  177. I don’t normally post but….Congratulations! I saw you’ve be pinning some nursery photos so I was wondering when you would be expecting again πŸ™‚

  178. Congrats on baby #2! He or she is going to be so blessed.
    Big Hugs,
    Heidi

  179. Congratulations! I came across your blog a little while ago and love the way you embrace life! Best of luck with your new little one on the way!!

  180. So congrats and just thought I would let you know that there is talk about you on the bump.com! lol I said my favorite blogger was pregnant and someone said are you talking about littlemissmomma she is my favorite blogger too and she just announced it today! Your blog is so loved! =) Happy nine months! May they be better then your last pregnancy!

  181. Yay mama!

    I’m so excited for you, congratulations. πŸ™‚

    xo

  182. Yay!!! SO EXCITING!!! You are one of my fave bloggers (and not in a really bad stalkerish way…ok, maybe just a lil-LOL!) and just so happy for you guys!!! CONGRATS!!!

  183. Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations girl!
    I’m 11 weeks right now, excited to keep up with you throughout your pregnancy!

  184. Christine says:

    Congrats!!!!

  185. Auntie Bubbie says:

    Sweetie, so happy for you, Ben and Wesley. I can’t wait the be a GREAT AUNT to #2. I sure hope this time around is easier then the last time. Love you sooooooooooooooooooo much. Bubbie

  186. I am so happy for you…. I am sure the new baby will be just as beautiful as the first one. Sorry you are feeling so rotten but remember this to shall pass. Congratulations

  187. Congrats!!! I hope you have a really healthy pregnancy! πŸ™‚

  188. ohhhh my gracious, ashley!! i am so happy for you and ben! congrats!!!!

    i hope you get to feeling better… can’t wait for the pregnancy updates!

  189. Ashley… do you even read all these comments!? Congratulations! Is this the reason why you were “super sick all week” back in November for dinner club!? So happy for you!

  190. HannahBee says:

    Congratulations! I hope you have a beautiful little girl!

  191. Yvonne Gronau says:

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting! Both my pregnancies were awful from start to end so I know what you’re going through. Here’s hoping it doesn’t last!

  192. YAY Congrats huni x x x

  193. Congratulations! That is great news!

  194. CONGRATULATIONS! I cannot wait to see how your family grows and hear about your journey. You are such a wonderful family already- another baby will make it even better!

  195. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Lil W is just the CUTEST thing, I was hoping you two would make more…lol! I hope the sickness subsides and this turns out to be a wonderful pregnancy for all of you!

  196. Congrats! So excited for you!

  197. CONGRATS!!!!! I’m so thrilled for you and your adorable family!

  198. congrats!!!! so pumped for yall!!!!!!! yay for babies πŸ™‚

  199. Okay, so I just discovered your blog and love, love, love it! You are a peach.

    Congratulations on baby #2. That is such a wonderful, early Christmas present. Hope you are feeling well and resting up πŸ™‚

  200. Congratulations! That’s fantastic news!

  201. Aww, congratulations!! SO exciting!!!

  202. That is so exciting! Congrats!

  203. Congratulations Ashley!! You’ll do great! Thanks for sharing your mixed feelings on your blog, because I thought I was the only woman in the world who felt scared, terrified and excited at the same time when I found out I was pregnant with my baby boy. It’s a wonderful feeling, being pregnant and having that tiny wonder growing in your belly.
    I’m praying you will feel great and not sick the whole time. Try not to worry and to enjoy the pregnancy, it’s the most wonderful feeling in the world. And after all my worrying (will I be a good mom, my life will end with babies, etc.), I think being a mom is the most amazing thing in the world. I actually do miss the feeling of being pregnant. The little kicks, the feeling of carrying the baby around with you everywhere…. Enjoy and again: congratulations with your second baby!!! Try to rest and I’m curious to see how baby no. 2 will look like! πŸ™‚
    Lots of love, Inge x

  204. Congratulations! I was wondering if you were planning to have more. I am so happy for you!

  205. don’t even worry about not being around as much. i’m so excited for you!!!! so excited for this pregnancy and the baby that will be the end result and to follow along with you on your journey πŸ™‚

  206. Great news!! Congratulations!

  207. So I got all excited and told my husband, “ASHLEY FROM LITTLE MISS MOMMA IS PREGNANT!!!!” He got a really confused look, and asked how we know you. My explanation that we don’t, but I read your blog religiously, just won me a ‘my wife is a crazy, cyber stalker’ look! Apparently, for men, that doesn’t qualify me to be as excited as I am…so I thought I would express my excitement directly to you. CONGRATS!!!!!

    Oh, also, I get super sick/useless for the first 6ish months of pregnancy. With my second, I felt like the world’s worst mother to my daughter. Just in case you get those same feelings, just wanted you to know Lil W will survive…and I promise will love you at the end of the day despite you being incapacitated!

  208. Congratulations!

  209. YAY congrats so happy for you =]

  210. danyiel Johnson says:

    Is it weird that I keep checking for a new post because I want all the details of when the new baby is to arrive? You’re killing me here. Oh well, back to my coffee.

  211. Wow! What wonderful news!–the pregnancy–not the puking. Hang in there!

  212. Congratulations!!!! Your family is beautiful & you seem to be an absolutely wonderful mother!!!

  213. Congrats!!!:) How exciting! I was so incredibly sick with my little guy… and we are “trying” for #2 now… NOT looking forward to that part!:)

  214. Jennifer J says:

    Congratulations! I have two little ones I wouldn’t trade for anything. Sick with both but you survive and the end product is WONDERFUL! I was always told being sick = healthy baby and pregnancy. Here’s to a healthy pregnancy for you.

  215. Congratulations Ashley!

    I saw the blog title and had a feeling i knew what your news would be. I’m so happy for the three of you! πŸ™‚

  216. Congrats and blessings for a healthy pregnancy and easy delivery:-)

  217. You may not even read this comment, seeing as I’m number 217, but I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I just started gasping when I read that title and called my husband to see the good news. Crazy? Yes.
    I had a hunch you were pregnant what with your absence and certain things you’ve mentioned in previous posts. Again, SO HAPPY FOR YOU- AND BEN AND LIL W!
    My husband and I hope to start trying soon, but in the mean time I can’t wait to follow your (beautiful) journey! YAY!

  218. Congrats on another gorgeous baby in the making! The myth is, when its a completely different pregnancy is when you are going to have baby of the opposite sex…. so maybe this means another little guy for you. Good luck !
    Sayward
    SassaFrass

  219. Congratulations! !:)

  220. I’m just now seeing this since my reader is insane but I wanted to wish you Congratulations on baby #2!! I’m a longtime reader and can’t wait to see the cuteness that is your second child!!

  221. Congrats!!!

  222. Congrats!! I’m also pregnant (11 weeks). When are you due?? I hope the morning sickness doesn’t overwhelm you too much. Good luck!

  223. What great news! That’s so exciting! Do you think you’ll find out the sex?

  224. Leigh Anne says:

    Congrats Ashley & fam! That is soooo exciting! Children are such a blessing πŸ™‚

  225. Congrats Ashley! I am so excited for your new little blessing! I too had hyperemesis gravidarrum. I will pray that your pregnancy gets better and can’t wait to read more about it!

  226. You go girl! Congrats and hang in there!

  227. I just went through the same thing myself almost 3 weeks ago so I say congratulations! I even told my husband the same way which really makes me grin knowing I’m not the only one who just couldn’t wait πŸ™‚ I look forward to hearing more of your stories as you progress!

  228. Congratulations! I’m praying that your sickness improves…I have heard that the condition you had with your first baby is just awful. Am praying for you!

  229. I hope you are feeling alright. I have been thinking of you. I have icky pregnancies too.

  230. I am so happy for you! Baby #2 that’s big stuff! Well I will have to learn everything from you because we are going to be trying again here soon. Congrats! I am happy for the two of you!
    – Tiffany

  231. Yay!! Congrats!!! how exciting!!

  232. Congrats! My #2 was better than #1 but #3 was the worst pregnancy. Silly baby. And then he had to go and be the biggest one yet.

    By the way, is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s weird you took a pregnancy test at church?

  233. OMG I’m so excited for you! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and your little W is so cute, your new little one is going to be just as cute! yay! I’m so excited for you and your husband and little boy! Congrats!

    Natalie
    http://www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

  234. I am SUPER excited for you and the hubby and Baby W of course!!!:)

  235. How exciting!!!! I’m thrilled for you!!!!! Congratulations! =)

  236. I’m so happy for you! The night before you posted this, I had a dream you’re pregnant. I hadn’t been on your blog for few weeks (busy with a 3 month old boy). But that morning, I really wanted to get on your blog and see what I’ve been missing!! I wanted to leave a comment that day but for some reason I wasn’t able to. Excited to be part of this journey as a reader πŸ™‚

  237. CONGRATS!! so excited for you. πŸ™‚

  238. Congrats. That’s so exciting.

  239. Jen Jorgensen says:

    Congrats!!!! I am finally pregnant after 6 months of trying as well and feeling just as awful. Here’s to getting through the Holidays! Good luck.

  240. Congratulations!

    I can understand your excitement and fear at the same time. I too was diagnosed with severe hyperemesis gravidarum for both of my pregnancies. My pregnancies are so bad that it takes me more than a year to recover. My second child is 16 months old and I still have lingering side effects.

    I have never met anyone else who was diagnosed with it! I know this sounds weird, but it makes me feel less alone. NO ONE can understand what women with Hyperemesis go through to have a baby.

    I read an earlier post about a woman who recommended a site: http://www.helpher.org – it was a huge encouragement to me as well after I was finished. Sadly, my pregnancies made it so I am not able to have any more kids.

    My husband brought my daughter home a book when I was pregnant for kids whose Mom have hyperemesis. My daughter LOVED this book (she was 17 mos when she got it) and my caregiver read it to her everyday. It really helped her to understand a little better what was going on and why I couldn’t take care of her. It made me feel better too for her to know what was going on.

    Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Mama-Hyperemesis-Gravidarum-Only-While/dp/143922367X
    The book really is awesome!!!

    I hope it is better the second time around!

  241. What a perfect little Christmas present! Congrats!

  242. I am so happy for you!!! πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  243. Congratulations! So exciting – I’m sure your son will be a great big brother!

  244. Ashley – this is exciting news! As a fellow HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum) sufferer, I am wishing you the best during this pregnancy! I have three boy’s (had severe HG with all three pregnancies) and you will survive this, even if you feel like death most days or you feel guilty for not doing the things you want to do (promise me that you will let the guilt go – you are working on some pretty super mommy talents right now in growing that little one) .

    I agree it helps to know that there are other’s out there who have had this condition too. May you be able to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and that little one growing inside of you! Don’t be afraid to accept the help that is offered to you!!! I am praying that your pregnancy will be blessed and that you will be able to manage the sickness!

    XOXO,
    Megan

  245. Congratulations!! I was just thinking about how you make beautiful babies before I read this post while reading your Messy Moments posts πŸ™‚

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