The Best Christmas Present

12.06.2016


I've been bursting to share our news with you for weeks, and I just can't wait anymore. R is going to be a big sister! Baby Bum #2 will be arriving in June 2017!

I wanted to make sure I told all of our family and friends first, and then I wanted to tell my boss. I hate having that conversation, so I put it off and put it off, and finally I got myself so worked up that I decided to just do it already. So finally I went in and talked to him, and now I feel free to share it publicly on the blog with all of you!

I am currently 11.5 weeks, with a due date of June 23. I won't make you do the math in your head... this baby and R will be about 22 months apart, give or take a week or two. We went in for our first ultrasound at 8.5 weeks, and everything looked great! I go back for my next appointment in 2 weeks.

At this point I do plan on going back to work after I have this baby. Me not working still is not an option at this point for us. I am doing weekly pictures at home, but just like with R, I won't be doing weekly updates on the blog. I will share updates on occasion, but it won't be anything regular.

We were trying, and thankfully we did not need to see a fertility doctor this time. I feel so blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to be pregnant again, and we are both so excited to grow our family and for R to be a big sister! Bumgarner, family of 4! Yay!
Reagan Lynch said...

Congratulations! My babies will also be 22 months apart! So exciting!

amber keimig said...

YAY!! i saw your bathroom selfie and immediately went to your blog. girl, i am due june 22nd! this is so exciting. :) :) :)

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Congratulations!! News of baby #2 is so exciting & I bet that R is going to be a fantastic big sister :)

Danielle said...

Very exciting!

Erin LFF said...

Thrilled for you, friend! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby!!! :)

Audrey Louise said...

Yay yay yay!!! Congratulations, Amanda! That's so exciting!!! (I think I'd dread the conversation with my boss, too. Lol. Glad that's out of the way!!)

Laura J said...

Congratulations!!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I am so happy for you! Family of FOUR! YAY!

StephTheBookworm said...

Oh Mylanta, I AM SO HAPPY to hear this news! Congratulations! :) :)

Anna said...

Congratulations! Two under two! You must be crazy! ;)

Emily said...

Yay, so exciting! How is your first trimester this time, compared to last time? I'm always curious to know differences because I was so sick with my first pregnancy!

Kate said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

Yay!! I'm delighted for your family. :) Also, how grown up is R looking these days?? Being an expectant big sister really matured her....

Angi said...

Congratulations!!!

Kaity said...

Gah! So stinking excited for you to join the Two under Two Club 😉 So much love to you and your family! ❤️

Miss Jewells said...

Such WONDERFUL news. I am so happy for you and your family! We just had baby #2 and our kids are 23 months apart. Congratulations!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

Congratulations! Such an exciting time!

Mary Pearson said...

Fantastic! Such lovely news! So glad that it has been easier for you this time round as well. Looking forward to hearing more. :)

Rachel Forrest said...

Congratulations! My babies are 23 months apart, and I love the age spread.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Oh, so exciting! I'm so happy to hear that you didn't have to deal with fertility doctors on this go around. I'm sure that was such a relief! And to have your kiddos so close in age is awesome! Congrats, congrats, congrats!! How are you feeling? Did you announce it in any special way to Jordan and/or family? I know you said you aren't planning to do a bunch of updates on the blog about it, but I always love hearing happy baby news! :) Congratulations again, Amanda! What awesome news! :)

Michelle said...

What wonderful news!!! Congrats! I hope and pray your pregnancy is easy and healthy.

Breenah A said...

Congrats!!! My first set of niece/nephew are 22 months apart and the next two (niece is due in March) will be 26 months apart. As someone who is five and seven years older than her siblings, I think 2 years is much better ;)

Susannah said...

Woohooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

So excited for you!! This morning when I saw your picture I was confused because I thought it was some sort of throwback but then realized it wasn't and got so excited! Congratulations! And what a blessing that you didn't have to see a fertility doctor!

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you! We are really excited they will be close in age!

The Lady Okie said...

Thank you! And congratulations to your family as well!

The Lady Okie said...

Actually it has been about the same as with R, which is to say that I can't complain much compared to other people. I've felt nauseous but nothing too terrible and just SO TIRED.

The Lady Okie said...

It wasn't my favorite but at least it's over now!

The Lady Okie said...

So fun! Congratulations to you also, Amber!

The Lady Okie said...

That is really exciting! I think that will be a great age gap :)

The Lady Okie said...

Yes, we are so very thankful and excited!

Bethany Carson said...

Congratulations!! What exciting news!

Courtney said...

I'm thrilled! :) Congratulations!

AnneMarie said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you. What a huge, epic blessing! I hope that the rest of the first trimester goes well. OH-and unrelated to your fantastic blessing of a baby, but thanks for informing me about the new Trader Joe's the other day-I went a few days ago, and loved it (and wanted to buy out the whole store haha).

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Love R's little shirt! Congratulations!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awwww!!! congrats!! high fives!! all the other things!! so happy for you all :)

Jessica said...

Yay!!!! So excited for you!! :) I am so excited to read your updates!

Maria said...

Insert jazz hand emoji.

She looks so cute in her onesie! It's going to be a fun summer!

Maria Falls said...

Err, shirt.

Elah Tree said...

Yay! Congrats! I'm so excited for you!

McKenzie Allyshia said...

Oh my goodness ♥ congratulations! I am so beyond excited for you!

lisa said...

Congratulations!So happy for you 😊 May God bless you and you family!

Katie Adams said...

Yay! I was sitting at my desk when I saw your Instagram post awkwardly wanting to tell someone. LOL

Erin Zauner said...

Ahhh!! So exciting lady! This is wonderful news and I am so happy for you and your growing family. Two is getting easier and easier everyday and I'm sure R is going to be an amazing big sister. Lots of love to you!

Rachel said...

Congratulations once more!! What a precious blessing--the perfect 'Christmas present' indeed.

17 Perth said...

Aweeee yay!!! Congratulations!! So exciting! E and J are 22 months apart! Hope you are feeling well!

Renee said...

Oh my gosh this is incredible news - congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

Kayla MKOY said...

EEEK!! Congrats!!! So exciting, friend!!

Emily said...

Eeeeeek!!! Such an appropriate title for this topic---congratulations!!!

Beth Zvolanek said...

We are moving up to a family of 4 too! Our new little one is due June 4th and ours will be 22 months apart too :) So thankful for these precious little heartbeats.

Allison said...

I was so excited to see your post on Instagram! So excited for you friend. Aiden and Alder will be about 27 months apart and I'm excited about that age gap! And June 23rd is close to the best birthday ever (mine) June 21st. It's the longest day of the year (Summer equinox) so you should probably try your hardest to have the baby on this day. Hahaha. Congrats again friend! XOXO

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

There are 4 of us siblings in 5 years. My poor Mom and Dad. BUT I love it! I think it is so fun to have siblings close in age. Yay for baby #2! =)

Betsy Transatlantically said...

EEEEE! also, R's dimples are the best.

Jenny Evans said...

Late to the party as usual, but congratulations! You are a very lucky lady.

Tara said...

Congratulations Amanda!!! This is sooo exciting! My first two are 21 months apart and they are the very best of friends!

Carolann Chambers said...

Oh my gosh I am so excited for you!! Hope you are feeling well. I can't wait to read more about how you're doing as your family grows. I'm sure R will be an amazing big sister!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Congrats again!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

What a sweet blessing! So happy for you! Prayers for a healthy pregnancy (and baby)!! Congrats!! (PS June 15th is a great day for a birthday ;))

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