I have been waiting to post this news for so long that it almost feels unbelievable to me. I wanted to wait until after our first ultrasound and to be at least at end of the 1st trimester to make sure all was good with the little one. And it appears to be so! While this blog is really more of a journal for me than anything else I was still hesitant to put anything out there before we saw a heartbeat. Which we got to see this morning along with a tiny face and two little arms and legs moving around. :)
The newest member of our family will be joining us in April, official due date is April 6th. Some days I'm excited, some days I'm terrified, most days I'm a mix of both.
The first trimester has been going well. Morning sickness that is really just low-level nausea for most of the day has been tolerable. The incredible need for sleep is still there but I can actually make it through the day at work without yawning and trying to find a covert spot to nap (empty conference room with a couch please!). I do make up for it on the weekends though with a ridiculous amount of sleep, usually 12 hours total each day. 10 hrs at night plus a nap.
We'll tell Emily sometime this week now that things are confirmed. We'll be traveling to NY for a vacation at the end of the week and swinging through our hometown on the way so the timing worked out that we'll get to tell both sets of parents in person!
And that's all I have to report for now, kind of anticlimactic but that's because I've had 6 weeks for the news to settle in. If I would have written this post the day I found out it would have been full of tears and drama as mainly I was scared out of my mind when I saw those 2 lines. "What have we done?!" I'll never sleep again I thought. And I may not. But I survived it with Emily, it's not forever. I'll make it. I just think that having been through almost 9 years of parenthood already I know exactly how hard it is and how much effort it takes to raise a child right, or what I consider to be right. I sure hope I have the stamina to do it again!