Baby Huddleston - 175 Beats Per Minute

I'm not sure that I've ever heard a more precious sound than those 175 beats per minute heart tones. I wish I would have recorded it to listen over and over. 

We are very excited to share the news that Baby Huddleston will be here this Spring! 

Here's the quick run down:
  • I told Sean I was pregnant by giving him a pair of baby converse shoes. Appropriate since he grew up wearing them and wore them in our wedding.
  • I'm currently 11 weeks and feeling great
  • I had a couple weeks of nausea, but it was very manageable 
  • We heard the baby's heartbeat today for the first time - precious
  • Another first today: I was called mom for the first time. 
  • We might be able to find out the gender at our next appointment if baby cooperates - just before Thanksgiving.
  • I am beyond excited that one of my dearest friends and mentors, Bronwyn, will be pregnant right along with me. This will be her 6th! :) 
  • My due date is May 9th (did you know less than 5% of babies are born on their due date?)
When we left our appointment today, both Sean and I were relieved and very excited to finally share our news. I have felt very guarded up to this point and am ready to let myself experience the joy of this new life. 

As we walked out of our appointment we helped our friends Adam and Heather load up their brand new baby girl as they left the hospital. It was a great moment to realize that, Lord willing, we will be loading our own new baby in early May!

God is good! I would love your prayers to combat my anxious thoughts throughout this pregnancy.


  1. What fantastic news! I understand feeling guarded, as well as feeling relief that comes from the proof of life. Your child will have so many custom onesies! And two parents who model love for others. Great news!

  2. Congratulations, Nicole. Pregnancy can be crazy as far as your mind, keep praying! I found myself creating things to worry about...and I'm still doing it.

    Anyway, that is just so exciting. I know I am a very fresh mom, too (I think people are definitely moms when they are pregnant, PS), but I will say it is AWESOME! You are going to make such great crafts, too! Think of all of the projects ahead!

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  4. That is so exciting. Congratulations. I will add you to that very important prayer list. You guys will be great parents.

  5. Nicole! Who would have thought that we would ever be pregnant at the same time! I can't wait for our little one to be pals. Love you lots and we are praying for you all.

  6. Congratulations, Nicole!! So excited for you and Sean. Your baby is blessed to have you both as parents!

  7. Congratulations Nicole!!!! So excited for you all and praying for a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!!!! You both are going to be great parents!!!!

  8. WAHOO! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you guys! Boy I know you and Sean will make awesome parents - your marriage is so strong!

  9. Congrats S&N! were so so excited for you and for Caroline to have a new playmate! Thank you both for all of your help and encouragement over the last week, we can not wait to return the favor in May!