Life is Full of Little Surprises

Like the one I’m dealing with now… pregnancy. Wasn’t planning to have another baby now; in fact, we were trying hard not to. But this little rascal had its own ideas.

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As my husband puts it, we were upset for maybe 20 minutes. The timing is rotten, after all, with him still out of work and a cousin with a son dealing with leukemia. But really, neither of us could be that upset about having another child together. Even if it does mean we need a new car. We only have one right now, and it has 4 seats. The middle of the back seat is plastic cupholders.

I’ve been dealing with plenty of nausea and general exhaustion so far with this pregnancy, which is about 9 weeks along. Finally told the family, so now I can blog it too. It was so hard to post about anything while keeping this secret! That, and I kept catching little bugs from the kids. Having a stomach bug when you’re already nauseous from pregnancy is pretty miserable! Especially when one of the kids throws up. My husband had to take care of that one, even though normally I’m the stronger stomach.

I’m still not past the nausea, but the tiredness is slowly decreasing. That’s a relief, since these past few weeks I’ve hardly gotten ANY work done! I go between starving and not wanting anything to do with food. Cucumbers taste particularly good, which isn’t a bad craving to have. Healthy, at least.

While my due date is in early February, due to the complications I had with my son (C-section, breech and near zero amniotic fluid), my OB wants to do a C-section at 38 weeks, sooner if the amniotic fluid is low again. So I’ve told this baby two things:

  1. Please don’t be born too close to Christmas.
  2. Never, EVER sneak up like that on me again!

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4 Responses

  1. Tina Silva says:

    Awww congratulations!!!

  2. vered says:

    Wow. Congratulations!

    Glad you’re starting to feel better.

  3. Heather says:

    Stephanie,
    What great news! Many congratulations to you and the rest of your family!!!
    Can’t wait for updates.
    ~Heather

  4. Jenn says:

    That is great news! Even if you weren’t planning it at this time, you’re right…that little one has great plans for you. 🙂

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