We are elated to announce that we are currently busy growing the newest member of our family!
We somehow hit the jackpot and got lucky our first month of trying. I'm so happy that it worked out this way, since I know that even though I was preparing myself, I would have been a bit crushed if it had turned out otherwise.
This is also part of the reason we are breaking the news so quickly. The most common reason I've heard for keeping the news a surprise is in case of a miscarriage or some other bad news. In our case, we figure that if anything of that sort were to happen, we would need the support of our family and friends.
And now, the inaugural weekly Baby Countdown post -
(Many of these weekly questions are lifted straight from Julia of My Life in Transition)
Size of Baby - A minuscule poppy seed.
Cravings - None yet, although I have a feeling that aversions are going to kick in any time.
What is different this time around - Last time we waited until almost 12 weeks to break the news. We felt like enjoying the secret on our own for a while. However, we were forced to let people in on it when my belly became impossible to hide anymore at just three months along. So enjoy, I imagine I'll be sporting a significant bump in just a few weeks this time.
Symptoms - A bit headache-y and the exhaustion is just starting to kick in. Last time I had to tote my toothbrush around with me at all times due to the constant metallic taste in my mouth and was brushing my teeth dozens of times a day. I'm curious to see if that happens again.
Worries - That we'll lose the pregnancy or that the baby will have the same genetic fluke as Ryann. We had a pediatrician who specializes in genetics look at Ryann's records and he thinks that it is highly unlikely that it would happen again. He also think that this is something that we can proactively check for, which is good to know.
I'm so excited to be heading down this road again and can't wait to actually feel pregnant. It's unbelievable that we'll be holding a baby in a few short months. There are so many things that I'm worried about or looking forward to or dreading. But most of all, I'm happy.