Monday, October 20, 2008

3+1= Our Happy Family

Yes, that is right!  We are expecting a baby this spring!  We are thrilled to be adding to family and giving Grady a baby brother or sister.  Of course selfishly I am hoping for a girl, but I will take either one as long as they are healthy and FULL TERM! 

We had been trying but nothing had happened so in early September, we had an appointment with our Fertility doctor and we were planning on starting the fertility process in October. Two days later, I was not feeling like myself so I took a pregnancy test and sure enough two pink lines!  I was in shock.  David was at work and it was only Grady and I at home.  The poor little guy, I must have told him 100 times that I was pregnant.  As much as I wanted to call David at work, I wanted to be able to shock him.  So, as hard as it was, I waited until I had to pick him up from work (we had one truck in the shop that day) and I told him to close his eyes.  I was holding two (because one was not enough confirmation) positive pregnancy tests.  When he opened his eyes he was shocked.  He said, "Honey, you're pregnant?" to which I answered "Yes!" He then followed it up by asking, "How did that happen?"  I had to laugh.  After 15 months of battling infertility with Grady, we were both shocked to be able to get Pregnant the "Old Fashion Way".

We have had two doctor's appointments and ultrasounds so far.  I was immediately labeled high risk after everything that happened with Grady.  I am being watched pretty closely, but the Perinatologists have assured me that odds are in our favor for a healthy and normal pregnancy.  I am trying not to worry and believing that they are right.  

I have felt terrible.  Little did I know that I would feel worse with my second one!  I really don't remember feeling this terrible with Grady, but David thinks that it might be because I was working and too busy to realize.  I am 99% sure that I did not feel this way.  I have been nauseous pretty much 24/7 for the past 12 weeks.  I am hoping that it will soon pass.  The doctors have reassured me that the sicker you are the better.  So, I guess that is a good sign.  I am trying to lay low and rest while Grady is sleeping and I have been going to bed around the same time that he goes to bed since I have been exhausted.  

I just wanted to share our wonderful news with everyone, as we have been cautious in not telling many people until we had made it through those first critical weeks.  We will be finding out the sex of the baby, which will happen a bit closer to Christmas.  But until then, David has affectionately named this baby... Baby In The Belly and that is what we will be calling this little one until we find out if it is a he or a she (I have been saying she... maybe it's mother's intuition?).  

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Blogger ems1982 said...

Wendy- I'm so happy for you guys!! Sorry it's been so long Dominic and I think about you a lot though. I check your blog everyday looking for new pictures of that handsome man. Let's keep in touch

October 20, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Blogger Dorene said...

Congratulations Wendy! Rik and I are so happy for you!!!!! God is good!

October 21, 2008 at 8:02 PM


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