Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Difference 2 Years Can Make

Two years ago at this time I was about 10 weeks pregnant with Collin & so excited about this new adventure of “mommy-hood” that I was about to embark upon.  I was nervous, but more than anything I was ready to do it all!

Two years ago…I had already read almost the entire “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” book & was re-reading certain parts.  Now…I keep meaning to dust it off & skim the important parts.

Two years ago…I had already gone through probably 1-2 bottles of the expensive Cocoa Butter lotion from BabiesRUs.  Now…I finally got around to buying the cheapest one I could find at Target.

Two years ago…I spent an insane amount of time coming up with lists of possible baby names to go over with Son & bought about every baby name book on the shelf.  Now…I have a boy name that I like, but I can’t even think of anything for a girl.

Two years ago…I would go every weekend or on my lunch hours and just look up and down the 100’s of aisles at Babies R Us so overwhelmed at everything that I “must” have to raise a baby.  Now…I have a list in the back of my head of a few items I need to pick up eventually, but I am not stressing about it.

Two years ago…I was working full-time and looking forward to the time when I would be able to “take it easy” as a SAHM.  Now…I realize how easy I had it while working, but am loving every minute of being at home & am so incredibly grateful that I will be able to be home from the beginning with baby #2.

Two years ago…I was most nervous about the actual delivery.  Now…I am most nervous about the actual delivery!  Ouch!

Two years ago…I was rushing through everything, just wanting to get to the next step.  Now…I am just enjoying every minute of it because I know how fast it goes by.

So that’s what has been on my mind lately.  We are so excited to announce that Baby #2 is on the way!!  Due April 16th, 2011.  Yes, that would happen to be Collin’s 2nd birthday!


Jennifer said...

Soooo exciting, Julie! Now all you have to do is to teach Collin that he can't wrestle babies ;-)

Rachel said...

Yaaayyyyy! I was so excited when you told me the other day!!!! Cannot wait for Vuong Baby 2.0!

Josh and Rebecca Hewiett said...

Yay! So excited for you guys - congratulations again!

Tabitha said...

Congratulations, Julie! So excited to hear!

Angela said...

Yay for baby #2! It's funny how different the pregnancies are :)

Jonathan and Sarah said...

ahhhh!!! Congratulations!!! What fun! :)

the abernathy's said...

congratulations julie! just seeing this as i am in that crazy busy part of life with my new little angel. so excited for you! xo