It seems like I’m destined to have long gaps in my posts. Last Friday, Owen come down with the flu. I spent my day being thrown up on and I had to change my clothes just as much Owen. That is the down side to having a kid that wants to snuggle when they have the flu. Saturday, I kept Owen home from Easter Eggstravaganza. It was hard to not be a part of the fun, but that evening I started to feel pretty poor myself. Jeremy got home that night and I started throwing up almost right away. Poor Jeremy had no down time. He got home for a massive day at work and was instantly taking care off Owen so I could live in the bathroom. Later that night, Jeremy got the bug too… We’ve had a rough week. The flu bug has stuck around longer than we would like and it hasn’t gone easy on us. Owen, of course, bounced back pretty fast. He probably thinks his parents are bumps on a log and no longer any fun. We’ve been in survival mode.
But enough germ stories… I get tired of telling them. This post is about some good news! We are pregnant and expecting our second child! We are so excited! Our due date is October 25th and I’m sure our families collectively groaned when they heard the October due date. Let’s just say, we have a lot of October birthdays in our family. In fact, Owen’s birthday is in October, so he’ll be sharing his birthday month with his little brother or sister. However, I have taken the “more the merrier” approach to October birthdays. I am beyond thrilled that this little life is coming into the world. I do not care what month it set to arrive in. The fact that it is here and it is coming is enough for me. And let’s be honest, timing these things can be tough. I had originally been hoping for an August or September baby so I could spread things out a bit on the calendar. One thing that I have learned is I am not in control of conception. That is up to God and God apparently thinks October is wonderful time to have a baby. I happily accept.
We found out on Valentine’s Day that we were expecting. Seems very fitting and romantic. I took an early response pregnancy test on the very first day that there could possibly be results. I knew it was a long shot, but I was so curious. After the designated 3 minutes, I went into the bathroom and saw it was negative. Being super lazy, I left the test on the counter and went back to bed for a few minutes. I figured I would throw it away later. When I went back to the bathroom to throw the test away, there was a faint line there. A faint line is a faint line. It was positive. I took another one and got the same results – just after the 3 minute mark. I later took another test later that week and got a very clear line. No denying it. We were pregnant!
I had decided that I would make the most of the weeks where I wasn’t getting super fat (yes, this is how I think). I told myself to push the pregnancy to the back of my mind. I had a full life to lead and I really didn’t want the hype right now. Then morning sickness set in. Actually, I would call it all day nausea that makes you want to stop living… Yep. Super dramatic but true. I haven’t been throwing up (other than my bout with the flu), but man, I feel sick all the time. I even wake up at night feeling nauseous. It’s never ending. I feel horrible because I let Owen run around like a wild child while I try to hold it together. I’ve had to cancel a lot of things just because I don’t have the energy or wherewithal to be in public. A lot of people have told me that this probably means I’m having a girl since I’m so much more sick than I was with Owen. All I can say is, I hope these symptoms start to fade when I move into my 2nd trimester. I don’t even want to think about being this sick through the entire pregnancy. I’m trying to stay positive. I’m hoping that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I’m 10 weeks along, almost 11. My plan wasn’t really to make this news public until Easter, but… My hubby got a bit carried away and started telling people, so I figured, why not get it out in the open. We had our first ultrasound onTuesday and the baby is healthy and happy. I figured once I saw that all was good then we could let the world know. Making a big public announcement is hard for me. I liked keeping this pregnancy a secret because it meant that people would treat me normally for a little while longer. When it comes down to it, people are going to know soon anyway. Why prolong the wait? I’m amazed at how big I feel already. I know they say that happens with subsequent pregnancies. It still caught me a bit off guard. I might have break out the fat pants sooner rather than later!
Overall, we are very excited! God has been so good to us and we are blessed to have this new to share. I am thankful that despite all my illness, our little one is a happy clam just growing away. I’ll keep you posted on our lives as the fun continues to develop. If my post seems a bit few and far between, it’s probably because I’m too nauseous to write, so go easy on me!