We are so, so happy to be able to announce the upcoming addition to our family. The picture shows his little alien-like face looking straight at us. So far, no beard in sight! We were lucky enough to be able to determine the gender at 15 weeks, and he is all boy! Truthfully, I'm a bit nervous. I've never raised a boy from scratch before and am not sure what it will entail. I'm beyond impatient already and find myself daydreaming about this Christmas season with our new little one joining us. (Unless he is like his big sister, who decided to hang out inside my belly for an extra week before the doctor insisted she vacate...)
Our 8 year-old is going to make a fantastic older sister. She's already thinking she's going to be left in charge of him from the day he is born. I'm hoping this means she'll be exited when we have her babysit FOR FREE as a teenager....HAH! Anyway, things are going very well so far. Anna has named him "Waffle" for the time being and the name has stuck. We've moved into the second trimester, so a lot of our worries and fears have subsided significantly. Now I'm concentrating on eating all of the healthy good-for-me foods I can....and then lots of ice cream to top them off. :) 5 1/2 short months until he arrives!! I'm loving the second trimester compared to the first. On top of all of our anxieties, I had awful morning sickness/random pains/headaches/etc that felt like they'd never let up. Now I just feel like I'm rapidly expanding and am keeping my fingers crossed that the stretch marks stay away.
The one constant symptom I've had is overwhelming fatigue. I wake up in the morning already counting down the hours until I can crawl back into bed again. I frequently take naps, which can hardly be called "naps", as they are sometimes multiple hours long. My husband and daughter have been incredibly patient and kind which I am eternally grateful for.
I am so lucky to have all that I have.