Now that I’ve spilled the beans, I hope you’re all a bit more understanding about why I haven’t been able to be as devoted as I’d like to with my blog and other projects. 🙂 It’s been an amazing journey this far and we’re praying that all continues to go well. I also wanted to thank my two girlfriends who were along for this journey and who were the first ones to find out. I love you both!!
I really struggled with when we would tell people this time. I feel like I had an obligation to tell people why I wasn’t as attentive as I’d like to be and why I’ve “changed” as some people have said. (this is another great example of why you shouldn’t judge other people…you never know what’s going on) I was also ready to shout it from the roof tops because I’m excited. We’ve never shared baby news so soon in the past and I’m praying I’ve only got lots of good updates for you over the next several months. I know this decision is a very personal one for everyone and I follow several other blogs where people have shared their pregnancies early or waited. There’s no right or wrong. I’m looking at it as having a lot more support through this journey by sharing it now with everyone. Any thoughts, prayers, pixie dust and hugs would be greatly appreciated!
Now on to the details….
According to some brief research, I’m 5 weeks 6 days as this post goes live. Friday is my first doctor’s appointment and I’m so ready! Everyone’s (almost) response so far has been beyond great. I keep telling hubby it’s going to be twin girls so we’ve got an equal number of boys and girls. (he doesn’t find this as humorous as I do) We haven’t told the boys yet but they’ve been asking for a baby sister for a couple of years now. (they think babies come from Grammy’s basement because friends stayed with Grammy when they adopted their daughter) I’m sure they’ll be excited about it but telling them too soon just means I’ve got to answer “when’s our baby gonna be here?” more than if we wait a little longer.
So far I’ve been feeling ok. I’m totally exhausted-I’m in bed and asleep by 10 pretty much every night and not crawling out of bed until at least 6:30 every morning (just a couple of months ago I was working until 12:30 or 1:00 am and back up by 6:30). Weekends mean I sleep as long as possible and take a nap during the day (I’m normally not a nap person at all so this was one of the first things that made me wonder if I was pregnant). The “morning” sickness is also something I don’t really recall from past experiences. With my first, I was kind of nauseous off and on but it only lasted a few weeks. This time I’ve pretty much been feeling like I’m going to get sick all day, every day. I’m hoping this passes quickly. I’d also forgotten (hubby has too obviously) how hormonal this process is. I can be laughing hysterically and sobbing within ten seconds. I try to keep it all in check but it’s not easy at all some times. Good, bad and ugly I’m trying to enjoy every second of this pregnancy since hubby and I have agreed this will more than likely (never say never!) be the last time. Obviously I’m just hoping for a healthy baby but I’m hoping it’s a healthy baby girl. I’ve looked at so many gender predictors and they’re a mix of predictions so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Hubby and I look at this totally differently. His first thought was that we were going to have to do this on our own (uh yeah…what do you think happened the last two times??) but I think he’s wishing we were back home to celebrate with friends and family once the baby arrives (we have several family members and friends expecting too and our kiddos will all be around the same age which would be perfect if we still lived up there). We’ve got great friends here and I think it’s going to really be a great experience; my girlfriend’s reaction when I told her this weekend totally confirmed that for me. Our house is also always open to anyone who wants to come visit too – now or when the baby’s born.
I look at this in my total planning mode – every trip to the store means buying a box of diapers and wipes and oogling over baby things. (I secretly want to make a baby registry list even though I don’t plan on having a baby shower since this in our third baby) I also want to start scouring garage sales looking for things. I was kicking myself because there have been some awesome baby things at garage sales this spring and summer and I didn’t buy them. I’ve got the crib and high chair from the boys still but we need everything else. I’m a total planning geek and will have this all planned out to the minute I get admitted to the hospital. My biggest worry is that Corbin will be almost 8 when the baby’s born and Carter will be 5. When the baby’s 10, Corbin will be almost 18 and graduating from school. I worry that they won’t be close which makes me sad. It will be my goal to make sure the family stays very close!!
My plan to reveal the sex of the baby during our fall Disney trip by way of a cake. I was planning on getting a cake anyways to celebrate the fall birthdays (my moms, mother in laws and Carter’s). Now the inside of the cake will tell everyone what we’re having (blue cake means a boy and pink for a girl) assuming we find out before we go. I’m looking forward to doing Disney pregnant and seeing how that’s different than regularly touring the parks.
Our first trip post baby will more than likely be back up to Michigan for the baptism and a reception afterwards (we normally have a huge cookout so it’s a normal part of our trip). Right now we’re debating between driving and flying, we’ll have to figure that out later. I love the time we’ll save flying but I’m a total over packer which makes driving appealing to me. Of course, once we’re back from MI (or maybe before if there’s any way at all I could work it out) we’ll have to take a Disney trip!! I cannot wait to do Disney with a baby. I’ve got visions of character pictures with my sweet baby dancing in my head already.
Well that’s enough for now (see I’ve been holding it in for so long and now that I can share, it’s all rushing out!). I’ve got Friday off work for the doctor’s appointment and for Corbin’s open house at school in the afternoon. I will update soon (I’m going to try and keep updates to once a week so I don’t bore anyone with the baby talk) after the doctor’s visit.
Got any tips for me for going from two to three?? Please share!