Remember when I mentioned that a few months ago, we received such terrible news and such wonderful news at the same time? Well, here is the good news…
I am pregnant! Rhys will officially be a big brother in January…well…maybe. The due date is the first week of January…so we’re really just considering it a New Year baby.
This was always our good news because we were intentionally working for this to be good news. However, the bad news kind of overshadowed it…but, on the bright side, the bad news has turned into some exciting good news, too. Again, because I respect my husband, I won’t divulge what the bad news turned good news was just yet.
Just like I did with my pregnancy with Rhys, I will be posting bumpdates on the blog, but only for every 2-3 weeks. Next week, I’ll talk about my first trimester. I just want this post to be in celebration of our family growing!
Because of timing, both in when we got pregnant and the surprise it gave us (even though we were trying), this pregnancy didn’t necessarily seem as real as Rhys’s. And that worried me that I didn’t immediately feel a maternal connection with this child. But, when we went to my 10 week appointment, my doctor used a hand held ultrasound machine (as he always does at 10 weeks) and we got a first glimpse. And there our child was…entire body throbbing with the heart beat, and little fin-like limbs wiggling all over the place. Seeing our child actively move, and see a more appearant belly, has made it a little more real. I’m getting more excited every day!