Friday, March 19, 2010

The Big Announcement

Things have been a little quiet around here. I've probably written this post a million times in my head and almost published it, then thought better of it. For 12 weeks (well, more like 9 weeks) we have kept the tiniest little secret and told only close family and friends. Because of our past loss, we wanted to be sure that this was happening, this was going to succeed. And after Wednesday afternoon, we were told by our midwife as we listened to the beautiful little heartbeat of our new baby that our chance for miscarriage now was 2%. It was time! We are having a baby!

Our due date is October 1st. That was also Z's due date. I guess that January is a good baby making month for us :) I, obviously, have been extremely exhausted and nauseous 24/7. I feel that I am coming around the bend now. My energy is up, my appetite is slowly returning. On top of the morning sickness, about 4 weeks ago I bruised/broke my tailbone. It was an accident involving a wooden chair and lots of pain. My husband has been a tremendous help to me during this time. I can't even explain how in awe of this man I am. Every time I think I've gotten a handle on how amazing he is I am once again blown away.

And Z. My little mija. She has been so sweet. We told her early on that there was another little baby growing in Mommy's belly. She at once began talking to the baby at least twice a day. She kisses baby and gives him a big hug, then whispers "I can't wait to see you baby!". It's enough to put a hormonal pregnant mother in tears every time. Recently, she was having a conversation with the baby. She is convinced that she can see the baby through my belly button. This girls imagination....incredible. I asked her to ask the baby what his name is. She replied, "He said his name is Turtle." Turtle, baby Turtle.

We can't wait to meet you Turtle.


  1. Oh I'm crying!! I'm so excited for your family! Z. is such a sweet girl, must take after her mommy ;) Grow baby Turtle, Grow!! (& by the way, calling him/her Turtle somehow makes me think of Nate!!)

    Hoping for a happy & healthy next 28ish weeks!

  2. Thank you! And makes me think of Nate too. Which is pretty understandable considering that Nate is Z's favorite person!

  3. Congrats! I told the boys that my belly button was a direct line to the baby. Z already knows! We wish you all the best for a wonderful rest of your pregnancy!

  4. Rejoicing with you!! That is the BEST news.
    So sorry to hear about your tail bone...ouch.