I had my anatomy ultrasound on Monday and everything looks great! We have a healthy little boy or girl who enjoyed posing for the ultrasound technician (so we're guessing a girl this time) but who really knows. Every pregnancy has been so different for me, but of all of them so far, this one is truly flying by. I only had 3 weeks early on of feeling not so great, but they were the 3 weeks that we were moving so I didn't really have time to think about it. When I was pregnant with Jack, I was nervous the whole time. This time, I haven't been. Although losing a baby has taken away that carefree feeling that I had while pregnant with Lilly, I've been much more optimistic and excited this time. I get nervous leading up to the ultrasounds and that's about it.
|cute little hand!|
We haven't told Lilly yet--although Jim and I are pretty sure she knows. I just wasn't ready for the barrage of questions that would ensue for the rest of my pregnancy! We're going to tell her this week. She'll occasionally ask me why my stomach is popping out, and the first time she asked me, I told her I had eaten a lot for lunch. So now she probably thinks I'm a compulsive overeater. I think she'll be so excited! And although she won't yet be 4 when this baby arrives, she is going to seem so grown up and (hopefully) be a big help.
Jack obviously has no idea and probably won't the entire pregnancy. Jack and his little brother or sister will be right around 17 months apart. Are we crazy? Most likely. But given the things that we've gone through, Jim and I have learned that you can't plan everything, and often when you try, things don't work out the way you want them to. So life will certainly be busy until we get the hang of three. As Joseph said, it will be time to switch from man-to-man to zone defense. Jim and I will be outnumbered, and the thought of that just makes me shake my head and smile. We have no idea what we're in for!
I started writing down some thoughts when I first found out I was pregnant this time and will share those soon. But for now, I get to sit back, enjoy being pregnant, make myself another cup of coffee and relish in the silence of naptime.
|My view from above|