I'm preggers. And I am excited. No, really I am. OK, I am nervous. Fine. But, I really am very excited on the inside.
Mindy made me these cute cupcakes a few weeks ago! THANKS, Minners! Charlie messed up the Y on the BOY ones.
And to answer all of your questions . . . . .
When are you due?
Very end of June. But, if this one is anything like Charlie that means the end of May. They will be 2 years and 2 months apart.
How far along are you?
about 7 weeks
How do you feel?
Been having a LOT of mirgaines and I feel lightheaded, somewhat quesy, and I just feel exhausted most of the time. BUT - maybe this is just preparing me for life with 2! Haven't thrown up though! Never did with Charlie, so hopefully this will remain true.
Was it hard to get prego?
Many of you know it took a little extra help to get pregnant the first time with Charlie because I have PCOS. This time, things just worked with very little fertility help. We had only been "trying" for 6 months. We really thought it would take longer, but are so happy. The emotional stress with the fertility last time was NOT something I wanted to deal with again.
How does Dave feel?
He is super excited! We were both like "Oh wow, look there's 2 lines!" Very surprised!
How does Charlie feel?
Well, being that he is quite smart.... he is preparing himself for life with another child in our home. He often speaks in FULL sentences about his willingness to share all of his toys, crib, clothes, and bedroom possibly with another sibling. Not to mention, his parents undivided attention. He even naps on demand when he can see I am tired. Wouldn't THAT be nice? OK, honestly as I am sure you know - - - - he has little to no idea about what is going on. On occasion, we can get him to point at my belly and say baby.
Boy or Girl?
No idea! I have no feeling as to what it is and really would be happy for either. A boy would be much cheaper, so I think Dave is pulling for that one. I think if I have a girl I would be tempted to make that the grand finale (or maybe that is just my exhaustion speaking). So, I will probably have a boy. Then, have to try for a girl again later. We have always said we want 3 or 4 kids. OK - I say 3, Dave says 4.
Have you been to the doc?
We went to the doctor yesterday. My REI, Dr. Hutchison, always does an ultrasound and bloodwork to confirm pregnancy and then sends me to the regular OB after that. So, yesterday we had the ultrasound. I saw the dot. It is very cute. And very alone. No twins here (which I was slightly worried about since I feel like I already have a pooch! and the fact that fraternal twins run in my fam -(my Dad has a twin sister)).
After monitoring the heartbeat, the doctor also said that my chances of miscarriage are now in the single digits. Hence - me posting this news. And besides, 15 of my closest friends already know and quite possibly 15 of their closest friends already know as well.
Hopefully I answered all of the important questions! :) I really am VERY excited to see our family grow. With 1 child, it's like we are a couple with a baby - with 2, I feel we really will be a family.
Tearing up from writing that last bit......ok yes I am definitely pregnant. YAY!