Sunday, January 4, 2009

THE News...

I think the shirt says it all......

Yup....we're pregnant, well, more accurately, I'm pregnant. I'm about 10 weeks along, and feeling pretty good. Avery is excited and will tell me that I have a "baby baby" in my belly (sometime she says that the baby is in my butt...which I don't appreciate!). She's going to be a great big sister.

We had a good time telling our families over the holidays, and now get to experience all the joys of pregnancy again. My due date is officially August 4 (Happy Birthday Uncle Tom and JD), so I have another long summer of swollen ankles ahead of me. I've been feeling ok, but have had heartburn and more nausea this time around.

We have an important decision to make over the next few months. I've said since I had Avery that I would prefer to have a VBAC for the next kid. I feel like had some circumstances been different, I could have had Avery naturally, as opposed to the C-section. Well, the doctor explained that I have a narrow pelvis (I was like...seriously??? I think my pelvis is the ONLY part of my that is narrow), so I can't have big babies (which Avery wasn't...she was small), but the baby also has to be in the perfect position. So, I can still have this next one naturally, but all of the stars have to align for me. On the other hand, being able to wake up one morning, take a shower, do my hair, and have the baby (without the 20 hours of labor) sounds appealing too...so we'll have to see.

We've also decided to not find out what we are having this time. I figured that since we knew that Avery was a girl, it might be fun to be surprised this time around.

I've had my first appointment and everything is good, although we did have a little scare. During the ultrasound, the doctor couldn't find the baby. So, she said either it was a bad angle or not a viable pregnancy. So, I was escorted (half naked) across the hall for another, higher powered ultrasound. Still, the tech couldn't find the baby...so she started checking my ovaries and tubes (I assume to see if it was an ectopic pregnancy). Finally, she decided to do an external ultrasound, and sure enough...there was the baby, chilling in the very front of my uterus...hiding....stinker! So, we were able to see the baby, and see the heartbeat (which was 169, exactly was Avery's was when we first heard her...another girl?). Avery was in the room the whole time, and now points to the ultrasound picture and says "Avery's baby?"

So, this blog may take a turn in the next 7 months. You might hear more about heartburn than you've ever wanted.

5 comments:

gibby222 said...

Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you, Chris, and of course Avery. I'm sure she is going to be an awesome big sister. I love how you let her do the annoucement.

tania said...

I was so happy to hear your news today! Congrats again, and I hope this turns out to be an easy pregnancy without too many yucky side effects...

Willo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so excited for you guys! I wish you an easy, healthy pregnancy and for the stars to align however they need to for this baby to come into the world in a way to keep both of you as healthy and happy as possible!

veddemon said...

I'm very excited for you both. Babies are such a special true gift from God. I'm sure that everything will be just perfect!!

Aisha said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

You are having kids...and a family. You are so grown up!