Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No, this wan't an accident

I thought I would just get that question out of the way. :-)

Dane got to tell his daddy about the baby.

It took five years of trying to be able to conceive and carry to term our first born child. It was a very long emotional 5 years but totally worth it. I know lots of women try for even longer than that and my heart goes out to them. Right around the time Dane was turning 3 months I started having really strong feelings that we needed to start trying again and soon. I dismissed it as a crazy post pregnancy thought. Then I started my period again. What ever happened to not starting it till after I stop breastfeeding? Anyway, at that point I decided to talk to some close mommy friends about the feelings I was having to see if it was a normal thing for women to feel after having a baby. They confirmed it definitely wasn't. It took me another month to get the courage up to tell Aaron about these feelings and I was a little surprised/comforted at his reaction. There was no "You are a crazy women", just a "okay, lets pray about it and see what happens". My feelings got stronger when the next month all of the horrible pains that I used to get during my cycle returned.

Skip ahead a few months and our prayers were answered. Dane was 6 months old when I got pregnant. The baby is due April 25, 2013. So, yes, they will be 15 months apart. I know this will be a challenge but if you know me at all you know I like challenges.

Ultimately we are just so grateful that we were able to conceive so quickly and that Dane will have a brother or sister so close in age. Now our prayers are just focused on having a healthy, full-term, pregnancy. We thank our Heavenly Father daily for this blessing.

As far as how I'm feeling. Hungry pretty much sums it up. Even before I found out I was pregnant the hunger was incredible. I couldn't get enough cheese! This worries me a little considering I'm starting off about 5-6 lbs heavier than when I got prego with Dane (never fully reached that pre-pregnancy weight. Bummer). I'm sure it will even off when I hit the sick stage of my pregnancy. And the fact that I'm still breastfeeding Dane is adding to the extreme hunger. I'm not exactly sure what to do about breastfeeding now. Should I start weaning him now? So, if I'm not full I start to feel nauseated. I haven't vomited...yet. Just feel like it non stop. 

Here is our little peanut at  8weeks 5days

 Funny (not really) story- The ultrasound tech thought she saw two babies at first. She confirmed there is only one. I about died.

And my 5 week picture

I am 9 weeks along. I know it is a little early to announce the pregnancy but I'm already starting to show and I've turned into a little bit of a crazy women so it's just better if you all know why:-)

Something else exciting? Baby #2 will have a cousin born just a few months earlier! I never really had any cousins so this makes me excited for my children.

On the plus side, I haven't packed up all my maternity clothes yet;-) Keep us in your prayers!

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