Saturday, March 20, 2010

Twice the fun...

We are so excited to announce that we are expecting another baby! Gabriel is going to be a BIG brother somewhere around Sept. 29th, 2010, which coincidentally (not really, with God there is no coincidence) is the feast of the arch angels Gabriel, Michael and Rafael. With that being said, Patrick was hoping for twin boys so all of our boys would have the names of the 3 arch angels... much to his disappointment we confirmed 3 weeks ago that there is only one baby in there, although he asked the doctor to check more than once to see if she could find anything else in there. She searched around during the ultrasound, but only one heartbeat and one little body.

We are about 12 or so weeks along and everything is going great. Thankfully I am not nearly as sick as I was last time. The nausea comes and goes and is mostly just bad in the mornings. During the day I am extra tired, but Gabriel is a great distraction. He keeps me on my toes and lets me forget sometimes how bad I really feel. He turned 10 months on the 10th and let me tell you... he can not get any more fun!!

My every day is SO bright because of him. He giggles so much, he copies everything I say and do, and he is really just so darn cute all the time. He vocabulary has made more progress and he has managed to copy me saying, "thank you" and "no no no no no." He also is able to climb all the stairs with no help and he has finally managed to chew and swallow cheerios with no gagging... he must take after his mom with the gagging stuff. He loves being outside just like any boy and he is doing so much better in the car these days. He has begun to have his attachment issues when his mom leaves, but other than that he never complains. We think that we are finally breaking through with a tooth.. it took him long enough!

As much as I love Gabriel, I really can not imagine having someone else in my life that I love just as much! We can not wait to add another little person to love in our life...

(Promise to put up pictures soon... we just moved, so I am not even quite sure where the camera is...)


  1. congrats!!! so excited for you guys! we are due with our 2nd in august! i thought for sure i was having twins..but no..just one baby that is stretching out and making me double sick all it's own. ;) hope you have a great pregnancy!

  2. Yay Bentley Fam! I hope the new house is fabulous and getting cozy! I watched the video of Gabe watching "talking dogs"... sooooo cute! I love his little chuckle/ giggle haha. :) Love you guys!

    Taylor Halbig (aka Anonymous...)

  3. That is great!!! I became pregnant with Billy when Mary Hailey was 9 months old. It was so nice to have them so close in age! I am so happy for you guys! I haven't seen you in the longest time. Are you still in Nashville? I did see Patrick at Mass not too long ago. Well, if you are, Mary Hailey is baby-sitting now and has plenty of 'baby' experience, if you ever need any help. God Bless, Kim

  4. Kristi, I have been meaning to congratulate you forever!! Maria and I screamed out of excitement when we heard the news! I can't wait to get preggo again...even though the baby part is way more fun the preggo part. Can't wait to meet little Gabriel finally at the wedding!!
    lots of love and prayers

  5. So happy for you guys! You are amazing parents and it is a blessing to everyone that you are willing to raise God's children!

    Love you!!!