It’s time to spill the beans.
Yes, we are expecting our first Baby.
Can you see the excitement in our faces?
We’ve kept this a secret for a really long time. Our family & friends have known for quite a while but I just never got around to posting it on the blog. I’m sure you understand the long absence from blogging now. Those first three months took every bit of strength I had just to get through my work day. I had barely any energy to do anything. When I hit my second trimester the hubs & I decided to take a “Babymoon” to celebrate our five-year wedding anniversary.We spent a week in Puerto Vallarta living it up as we enjoyed our last trip as D.I.N.K.S.
As of today, I’m 32-1/2 weeks and counting. We’ve got less than two months to go before we find out if this little baby is a boy or girl. I can’t believe how I’ve resisted not finding out the gender. I really want to be surprised. “JoBaby” as we’ve cleverly nicknamed this kiddo is due somewhere between the last week of March and the first week of April. Aside from the exhaustion, I’ve had a wonderful 32 weeks of pregnancy. I have been a type II Diabetic since I was 25 years old so naturally I’m considered to be “high risk” plus I just hit the “advanced maternal age” category back in August 🙁 . This pregnancy has been a serious lesson in discipline as I can’t eat anything that I want to eat and yet I’m expected to grow another human inside of me.
I’m actually enjoying being pregnant. Can you believe that? I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth or fingertips. I’ve only been told about all the bad things so naturally I never expected anything good. Though I still have several weeks to go, I feel like each week in prego-bliss is one less week in prego-hell.
The sonogram above was during my monthly growth scan. JoBaby was weighing in at 2 lbs then and was weighing 3 lbs on Jan 18th at my last scan. I have another scan next week and I hope JoBaby is still on track and not overweight because I don’t want to be trying to push out a 10 lb baby and I don’t want a cesarean.
Even though I’ve been pregnant for eight months, I still can’t believe I’m going to be someone’s mommy. We are so excited that I can’t stop grinning. We can’t wait to enter this next stage of our lives.
With this news, I’m sure you can guess what our next project will be.