I haven’t been on much (in case you didn’t notice – haha) and a big part of that has been because something major has been going on. We have been keeping a bit of a secret (though not so secret if you follow either me or David on Instagram).
We’re having a baby!
Yes, you’ve read that right. A B-A-B-Y. It has been so long since I had a bouncing bundle of joy that I don’t even remember how to have a baby or take care of a baby or be around a baby. But you know what? That’s okay. We’ll figure it out.
You may remember this post from a while back. After losing a pregnancy at the end of 2013, I thought we had thrown in the towel on the whole baby factory thing. Then we got a surprise. A big one.
We could not be more excited. The kids are over the moon and our families are ecstatic. We found out pretty early on that we were expecting and then morning sickness hit me like a ton of bricks. I don’t know if it is because I am older or what, but I seriously don’t remember my symptoms being this bad with the other pregnancies. Maybe it’s something that you just sort of block out so that you’re willing to ever do it again (kind of like the pain of childbirth – which I’m trying to keep blocked out for as long as humanly possible). Regardless, it has been rough. And my doctor always says that a sick mommy equals a healthy baby. Judging by how I have been feeling lately, this baby is going to be VERY healthy.
The boys have been an absolute treasure this entire pregnancy. When I was too sick to get out of bed, they brought me peanut butter sandwiches and spent hours on end watching old movies with me when they would have rather been at the beach. They have put up with baby shopping and endless bathroom breaks and the roller coaster that is my emotions. Oh, and they have been totally understanding when I flat out refuse to let pizza or cheeseburgers anywhere near my general vicinity because I have a major aversion to them (like even typing out those words made me feel icky). Of course, part of the reason they don’t get too upset is that one of my cravings in the last month has been ice cream sundaes.
I’ve had several friends comment recently that they haven’t seen any pictures of me pregnant this time around. A big part of that is because there are so few. With my previous pregnancies, I was really good about taking weekly belly shots, but I haven’t done that once this entire pregnancy. The closest I got were the few mirror selfies that I’ve included in this post. I think part of the reason was that I was nervous about getting my hopes up and then losing another pregnancy. And part of it has been that I have felt so sick that it is sometimes all I can do to even get out of bed and taking pictures has been the last thing on my mind. Mostly I think it has been because I have been focused on all of the things I want to get done before this baby arrives (and there is so much left to do). And maybe, just maybe, a tiny part of me was that I was a little freaked out to share our news because I made a mistake by watching this movie on Lifetime called Stolen from the Womb about a psychotic woman who drugs her pregnant acquaintance so she can steal her baby. Oh, and did I mention that it was based on real life events? David still can’t understand why I would watch something like that while being pregnant (or any other time for that matter).
Anyway, that is our big exciting news! I look forward to sharing more of our little baby adventure with you in the near future! For now, here is a shot of our little one: