Someone’s Getting Better at Making Babies ;)

[BREAKING NEWS: It’s going to be a boy!]

Well friends, I come to you today with some pretty exciting news! Mr. J. Money’s family will be expanding! WE’RE PREGNANT AGAIN!!! Woohoo!!! On the first try this time too, pretty crazy stuff :)

As many of you know it took us almost 2 years to conceive Baby Money #1 (Wow that’s weird to say…), so we thought we’d get on the ball right away this time in case it took another 2 years – if ever – to conceive again. And to our surprise it worked on the first go around!

You should have seen the look on my wife’s face, haha… it was priceless. I told her I wanted to check out those weird pregnancy sticks WITH HER this time every time she did it (‘cuz last time I was halfway across the country!), and of course she tries to brush me away and say there’s nothing to look at… Well, it’s a damn good thing I pushed or else I would have missed it all over again!

It went something like this:

ME: “Hurry up, let me see that thing! How long does it take?? A second? 10 seconds? An hour?”

MY WIFE: “Calm down over there, it takes a while. Just give it time and you’ll see a line show up soon…”

ME: “Okay, well what does 2 lines mean? Cuz there’s one coming in pretty boldly, but now there’s a slightly faded one too.”

MY WIFE: “Well that would mean we’re pregnant, but you won’t see two – just look for the 1 and calm your horses”

ME: “Ummm…. I think we’re pregnant?”

And then hysteria and happiness ensues ;) And literally the first thing that goes through my mind is, “I’m so happy for Baby Money!!! He’s going to have a friend to hang out with!” Followed by, “Well there’s NO way I’ll be able to track all these baby expenses now” Haha… I find it hilarious that my blog is always one of the first few things to pop up with this stuff, but not so much with the wife ;)

At any rate, we’re pregnant again!  With a due date somewhere in the middle of May… It’s a bit too early in the process to tell if it’s a boy or girl and all that (we’re not even at 20 weeks yet but I couldn’t hold it in this time around!!), but hopefully all will be well and I’ll be reporting more happy news as time trickles on :)

And just like the last go around, I’m still just as giddy and nervous that our world’s about to turn upside down again. From what I hear going from one to two is *quite* the shock to the system… And money ain’t lookin’ as good as it once was either, unfortunately.

But such is life! Whatever it takes we’ll be providing a beautiful and loving home for our new special love muffin, and we’ll take things one step at a time as we did with Baby Money #1.

Pray everything goes smoothly, friends! I love y’all so much!

BREAKING NEWS: It’s going to be a boy!

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    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      haha… and hopefully more of that last word too, without the s ;)

  1. Liquid October 29, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    That’s great news man. Congrats to you two for being pregnant again. They say everything gets easier with more practice and it seems to be the case for you :) I don’t have kids yet, but if I do in the future I would want to have more than one as well because it can be lonely growing up without any siblings :)
    I just remembered a clip on Family Feud where the question was “during what month of pregnancy does a woman begin to look pregnant.” and the contestant answered “September” haha.

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      Hahahah… what the heck?

  2. Taynia | The Fiscal Flamingo October 29, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Awe! Double the trouble. But even better, double the fun. Congrats!

  3. Kara October 29, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    Yay! Congrats, y’all!

  4. Aimee October 29, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Yippeeeee!!!! Don’t worry about money. Things always work themselves out. My parents raised 5 kids mostly on 1 modest salary because daycare would have been more than my mom’s pay. We didn’t have everything we wanted, but we had everything we needed (and some things we wanted). Plus the new baby will get all of big brother’s hand-me-downs, AND you have plenty of time to make a plan! So exciting!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Wow, that’s a lot of work for your mom! She’s a strong one :) I don’t even know how single moms do it – I give them all the respect in the world.

  5. jestjack October 29, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Congrats…another tax deduction!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Oh yeah! Hadn’t even thought of that yet – good one :)

  6. Adam Hagerman October 29, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    Congrats! Everything will work out just fine!

  7. Dollar Flipper @ Flipping A Dollar October 29, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Congrats! Even though money will be tighter, you’ll still be ahead of the curve by thinking about these kinds of things now!

  8. Alicia @ Financial Diffraction October 29, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Congratulations! I love seeing the ecstatic/beaming nature of Proud Papas!

  9. Brit October 29, 2013 at 8:06 AM


  10. Scott @ HomeBuyer Nation October 29, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    Awesome! Congrats and will be praying for a healthy baby!
    Wifey and I have #2 arriving around the same time :-)

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      I SO hope they arrive on the same day – that would be awesome!

  11. Brian @ Debt Discipline October 29, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Congratulations to you and the family! Brush up on your zone defense for when the Mrs. goes out and leave you home alone with the kids!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      No way – I’m going with her all day every day! Haha…

  12. Nicole D. October 29, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Yay for baby making! lol. Congrats :)

  13. tom October 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  14. Lance at Money Life and More October 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Congrats J$!!!!! I am sure everything will go awesome and at least you saved everything from baby $. Will baby number 2 be baby € or baby £? Or maybe baby ¢?

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Haha… lets go with Baby ¢ :) Since he’s a tiny little thing… (Or a she – don’t know yet!)

  15. Jay October 29, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Hoorray! Congratulations!

  16. Ben @ The Wealth Gospel October 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Congrats man! We’re still working on #1, but it’s always happy to see other people bringing little bebes into the world!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      The practicing for them is the best part ;)

  17. Cedes October 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Aw! A big congratulations to you and the wife! And soon to be big brother baby money! ;)

  18. Joel @ SaveOutsideTheBox October 29, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    You are a stud! Congratulations man! So happy for you, the Mrs., and Baby $.

  19. Mel October 29, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Congratulations!!! Very exciting!

  20. Mark October 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Woooo congrats J Money!!

  21. Brian October 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    If I were you I would talk about it possibly being twins. We never did, and we were totally blindsided when we found out we expected times two. Five days into this whole twin thing and last night was horrible lol. I mean that in a loving way. Two newborns and a 3 year old is a handful.

    Enough about me….. congratulations!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      I still can’t believe that man – what are the odds??? It’s too bad Uncle J$ doesn’t live closer or else I could help you out until ours pops out ;) Though then again I don’t know where you live so it’s possible we live close, haha….

      So far the ultrasound only shows one, but I guess you never know, right?

  22. Pauline October 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Congrats!! You must be over the moon. Hope you take good care of the Mrs. Will the baby be names Penny if she is a girl :)?

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      YES! Haha…. she will, at least on this blog :) I like that.

  23. Jennifer October 29, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    Congratulations! We’re due early June and our first is only ten months today! We thought it would take a long time too! Now our goal is to organize everything in our lives and create working systems so two doesn’t feel so hard. Financially at least, you own most of the baby gear now…right?

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Wowww now THAT is close! haha… You def. beat us there ;)

      Yeah, having all the baby stuff already def. helps out, esp if it turns out it’s a “he” in the end. But I guess we do need to get a new crib and that kinda stuff, but def. easier the 2nd time than the first. At least when it comes to “stuff” – I hear it gets pretty crazy in the house when it comes to managing them!

      Keep me updated on the due date as it gets closer :) ours is set to come out mid-May sometime, but maybe ours will be late, and yours will be early and they’ll meet this beautiful world of ours together? :)

      1. Jennifer October 30, 2013 at 12:33 AM

        We’re totally thinking Ikea crib this time: same safety regulations as all others, smaller, and much cheaper. That way we can fit it in our nursery since we only have two bedrooms. We need a crib and someday a double stroller but otherwise feel pretty set. And even if we have a girl this time, we’ve made so many parent friends now I bet we could wrangle girly hand-me-downs. That’d be fun if they were born close, babies are the best!

  24. Rebecca @ Stapler Confessions October 29, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Congratulations!! That’s great news! I have a few friends who got pregnant on their first try (or not trying) after having trouble conceiving the first time. Congrats again!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      It really is the best news in the world for people like that. You go through so much worrying and “what ifs” that when you finally see those magic lines you’re in the biggest shock – and happiness – of your life! It’s so so wonderful :)

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      Cool, will read and then pass along to my wife :)

      Ours will be 22 months apart. So what’s that, almost 2 years? That’s about the difference between my siblings too, and I’d like to think we were all raised okay :)

  25. Kristen October 29, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Awww, congratulations!!! Hubby & I are about 4 weeks ahead of y’all with expecting #2 (hoping to get the courage to break it to the boss today). The $ thing will work itself out – it always does, especially for particularly astute people such as yourself. Enjoy the ride!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      How awesome!! Congrats to you too!!!!

  26. SavvyFinancialLatina October 29, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Congrats on the new baby!!! Very excited for you! :)

  27. Holly@ClubThrifty October 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Congrats on the new baby. There is nothing like bringing a baby home from the hospital. Enjoy every moment!

  28. Skint in the City October 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Woohoo! Lovely news – massive congratulations to you, your wife and Baby $ #1! I have two as well – double the madness and quadruple the fun!

  29. Mike Collins October 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Congrats J! That’s awesome news man, really happy for you!

  30. Melissa October 29, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Congrats again! PS I hear 0 to 1 is the biggest adjustment because you have no kids before and then bam kids, even though I’m sure every adjustment when you add an extra kid is unique and challenging in it’s own way. PS, I kind of hope you do track expenses with this baby, because I have a personal theory that subsequent kids are less expensive over all and I want to know if that’s true. Why? 1) You know which things you need and you don’t need. I know with Dom there has been stuff I have spent money on that I thought I needed and later on was like, this is totally not necessary at all. And 2) Because you already have one kid, you have a bunch of kid stuff that can be reused, the start up costs are less, so to speak. So I’m just curious to see if my theory holds true. But I know, you’re not superman, so if you don’t have the time to do it, don’t worry about it!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:21 AM

      I like to pretend I’m Superman though ;) We’ll see how it goes, but I do think you’re right without needing to prove it – things will def. be cheaper than the first time around!

  31. Mad Fientist October 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Congratulations, dude! Pass on my congratulations to your wife as well (from the guy she briefly met in the elevator that one time, haha).

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      Haha… I just did and it made her giggle :) Glad we were able to meet up in the real world, btw. It’s fun putting a face to a blog post once you know what that face looks like!

  32. Brittany October 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Oh my gosh, congrats!!!! Yeah, no way you’ll be able to track all the baby expenses now. I sense some overlap. ;o) So exciting!

  33. Connie @ Savvy With Saving October 29, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Congrats J. Money!! :) So exciting!

  34. Financial Black Sheep October 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Congratulations! I’m on a road trip and had Siri read me your email. It was The funniest thing ever to hear your news from Siri.

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Ahahahahahhaahha…. now THAT is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day :)

  35. Financial Samurai October 29, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Congrats J! How many you shooting for? Maybe a race between you and Jesse?? :)

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      HAH! That guy is on a roll to beat a record – we’ll happily be watching from afar ;)

  36. Brian October 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Congrats man!

    I guess practice really does make perfect

  37. Tammy October 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Many congrats and blessings on Baby $$2$$!

  38. Eric October 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Congrats Jay! Super excited for you to be a Dad times two.

  39. Sarah October 29, 2013 at 10:52 AM


    I don’t have kids, but from what friends/family have told me, the second baby is always MUCH less expensive than the first… mostly due to hand-me-downs and the fact that family policies for health insurance often cover two kids for the price of one.

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

      I think you’re right on that one – I do recall something with insurance and the # of babies, but I’ll have to look into more. Insurance and daycare are the biggest expenses :(

  40. Andrea October 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM


  41. Drockafeller October 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Good work! Happy for you’ll.

  42. Dana October 29, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Awww! Congratulations on your new addition.

  43. Trinnie October 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    AHHHHHH????????? WHAT??!?!?!? YAYAYAYAYYAYAY!! i’m so excited for y’all!!!

    and yes, your life is never gonna be the same, but 2 is SO MUCH BETTER (and funner) than 1!

    love you, congrats!!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      Funnier?? That would be nice! :)

  44. Nicole October 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Congrats! I find it so funny that we are on the same reproductive track. We were pregnant at the same time last time…my son was born 7.10.12. Now, I am due April 30! Apparently we like to get busy at the same time!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      That is pretty freaky :) Now let’s see who wins the race for #3! Haha…

      1. nicole October 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        Already won that! I have a 7 year old from my first marriage!

  45. This Life On Purpose October 29, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Congratulations! That’s very exciting news :)

  46. Khaleef @ KNS Financial October 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Congratulations, J! I’m really happy for you guys. Yeah, I can’t imagine your wife being too happy with your blog being the first thing you considered lol.

  47. Briana Myricks October 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    *does a happy dance* Congratulations!! How exciting for all 3 of you :) Keep us updated please.

  48. Kaye October 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Huge congrats to you and Mrs Money! I know it’s also exciting that Baby $ is going to have a sibling! That’s actually the sole reason we decided to try for a second one and it’s amazing to watch the two of them love (and hate) each other on a daily basis. So excited for you!

  49. Jen October 29, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    CONGRAAAATTTTSSS!!! That’s so exciting!! So crazy how many people experience the “took forever the first time, so we started early for the second one…and….it happened right away!” :) Happened to us, too. Praying everything goes super smooth for y’all! So EXCITING!

    1. J. Money October 29, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Really?? Maybe there needs to be an alert out there to warn us how things work, haha… One of my friends thought it would take him a cple years to conceive too, so he convinced his wife to start early and they made their #1 child on the very first shot! That’s REALLY potent stuff right there, haha…

  50. Christine @ ThePursuitofGreen October 29, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! How wonderful, a second baby $! Hopefully wont be as pricey since you have a lot of what you need and hand me downs are great. Though…I bet you wont get as for the baby shower as the first one! First baby always gets more stuff!

  51. Cat Alford (@BudgetBlonde) October 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Yayyy!!! SO EXCITED for you!!! That’s so awesome yall got it on the first try esp after a long wait the first time!!! I’m soooo happy for you!! The ultrasound tech gave us “an educated guess” on the sex of our babies last Friday. :D Can’t wait to confirm in 3 weeks and can’t WAIT to hear what your #2 will be!!! :)

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      YAY FOR US!!! Let’s compare notes later ;)

  52. Matt Becker October 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Congrats man! We’ve got #2 coming in December and I’m anticipating a BIG adjustment. It’ll be fun for sure, but there are still enough challenges with one. Like, I have no idea how you’re supposed to put the older one down for a nap if the newborn isn’t already sleeping. I guess like the first time around you just figure it out as you go. Anyways, really happy for you guys. Glad it was so much easier this time around.

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:29 PM

      I know, right? The good thing here is that you’ll figure it all out FOR me, so by the time our 2nd one shows up I’ll already know what to do ;) Deal?

  53. Debt BLAG October 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    That’s terrific news! Congratulations to you and your growing family

  54. Yana October 29, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Congrats and good luck – here’s to a full house ;) !

  55. MakinSense Babe October 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Wow wow wow….. Congrats Money! This world needs another mini money. This is awesome news today!!

  56. Retire By 40 October 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Congratulation! Great timing too. They will be close in age and you can just hand everything down. I tried, but couldn’t convince the missus to go through the childbirth thing again…

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      You must be “trying” the wrong way ;)

  57. Cait October 29, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    So excited for you guys!

  58. Ashley @ Money Talks October 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Congrats!!! Your family is so sweet. I’m glad I got to meet them at the conference. Next year maybe I’ll get to smooch the new baby too!

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      Thanks so much, Ashley, that really means a lot :) I can’t wait for you (and us!) to meet the new baby, hehe…

  59. writing2reality October 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Congrats J Money! Nothing like stepping up to the plate and hitting a homerun on the first pitch you see! Again, it brings perspective to the rest of us when it comes to that extra $50k you just secured.

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM

      That was another reason for selling them while I had a chance :) Gotta be *extra* sure now I have enough money to provide for all these babies.

  60. Broke Millennial October 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Congrats! As the older sibling in my family, I bet Baby Money #1 will be thrilled to have a new “toy.”

  61. Rick October 29, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    J. Money, Prove positive that the learning curve becomes flat w/experience over time!

  62. duddes02 October 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    woo hoo, congrats!

  63. dojo October 29, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    WONDERFUL NEWS. Looks like many bloggers are now pregnant or preparing for it. Let’s hope it will be a nice and easy pregnancy and a fast + painless delivery. Keeping our fingers crossed. Congratulations ;)

  64. Kyle | October 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    “Hurry up, let me see that thing! How long does it take?? A second? 10 seconds? An hour?”- If I had dollar every time my wife said that I’d be a millionaire.

    But seriously, congrats to you both, that is GREAT news!

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:32 PM


  65. Kyle October 29, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Congratulations! Making babies is a pretty cool thing to be good at, I suppose.

  66. Michelle October 29, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Yay so exciting! Congrats! :)

  67. EJ October 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    J Money What fantastic news! I had the same shock factor as your wife when we began trying for No #1. We did a financial plan for the next two years, thinking it would take a year to get pregnant and BOOM first go. Complete disbelief/shock/happiness/nervous all at the same time hahah. I hope the pregnancy goes well for her and she doesn’t get too run down running after Baby Money and being pregnant. Growing a baby is hard work! If you do a cost tracker I’ll be following, probably taking notes for when we go for round two! Congratulations :)

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      “Growing a baby is hard work!” – haha… very very true :)

  68. Martin October 29, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    No respect for those poor condom companies out there. Congrats on your continued sexual intercourse despite being married!

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      I cannot WAIT for you to be married one of these days ;)

  69. Kate October 29, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Congratulations! How exciting that your son will have a little brother or sister close in age! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

  70. Cooper October 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Congratulations! Sorry to hear it happened on the first try.. if you know what I’m sayin.

  71. Stephanie October 29, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Congratulations! Exciting news!

  72. Kim@Eyesonthedollar October 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM


  73. Stephanie@Mrs.Debtfighter October 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    YAY!!! Congrats!!

  74. October 30, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    Congratulations. That is great news..

  75. Jacob October 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Dude! Congratulations, that’s freakin’ awesome! Double the fun!

    We’re due in December with baby #2, it’s about to get CRAY up in here! All the best to you and Mrs. Money! :)

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      And you too, sir! An excellent name for a young boy, btw – Cray! I kinda dig it ;)

  76. FI Pilgrim October 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    That’s really cool, congratulations! Incidentally, the same thing happened to my wife and I. First child took 2 years, second took 2 months. We’re still working on the third after 9 months, so evidently we didn’t “figure it out” like we thought… :-)

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      Awwww, well I’ll shoot over some prayers your way, my friend – get that 3rd one growing ASAP! :)

  77. Katy October 30, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Congrats!! So happy for you guys!

  78. Debt and the Girl October 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Many congrats! I am sure it was meant to be. Have fun, my friend!

  79. KK @ Student Debt Survivor October 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Hearty congrats to you and the Mrs. on the exciting news! I just found out that my best friend from college is expecting baby #2 (and I thought she was just “dieting” when she wouldn’t drink beer at our mutual friend’s wedding in August ;-).

    1. J. Money October 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Hahhaha…. yes – that is usually one of the first signs of this whole “pregnancy” thing ;) Congrats to your bff!

  80. Tahnya Kristina October 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Love it. Congrats to you and the whole Money Family.

  81. Kacie November 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Congratulations! I had my third child 5 weeks ago. And honestly — I think going from 2 to 3 has been the easiest. The hardest for me was 0-1! I think you will be in great shape adding that second babe. Best wishes!

    1. J. Money November 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Wowww congrats!! 5 is a LOT, haha… And I’ll agree – going from 0 to 1 was quite the life changer :) Glad you and your family are nice and healthy! Thanks for stopping by!

  82. Jay January 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Congrats! We have 2 same sex a year apart. They play together constantly and fight together just about as much. Its a very interesting dynamic their personalities take on given birth order and age gap – especially when you have two of the same.