I’m just pregnant. Uh huh, I’m not kidding. I’m a pregnant grandmother. Our new baby is due August 5, 2011.
Neely has been pretty hesitant about me sharing this news because of our last loss, but anyone he’s trying to keep it from does not read my blog. Or at least I hope not. I am very excited! I was very nervous for a while, but 2 days before Christmas we had an ultrasound and got to see our tiny baby’s little heart beating away at 168 beats per minute. I’ll turn 39 two months before this baby is born and I’m totally OK with that. We are going to get some prenatal testing, but only so we know what we’re up against, if anything. I am really not that worried about it, to be honest.
Morning sickness has hit me hard this time around. While I haven’t thrown up (yet), I have been pretty sick most evenings, starting at just around dinner time. It’s made fixing dinner really hard. It also prompted Will to ask if I was coming down with the flu. We have not told the younger boys about the pregnancy yet. Neely wants to tell them at the end of the month when I hit the second trimester. Sarah and James both know and Sarah was ecstatic for me and James seemed pretty indifferent. He’s a man, after all. *insert eye roll here*
I anticipate that I’ll probably end up with a late July baby as opposed to August, but I would really like to hold off till August. See, my parents have 7 grandchildren if you include Will & Clayton (and they do!). Sarah and Lauren (Philip’s youngest) were both born in November. James & Alison (Philip’s oldest) were both born in July. Will & Clayton have birthday’s in March. And Daniel is all by himself in August. I’d love for him to share his birth month with a sibling or cousin and since my brother and sister-in-law are not planning on having any (more) children, I guess it’s up to me!
I am looking forward to blogging more and sharing this journey with you! Stay tuned for more updates!