Monday, December 19, 2011

Welcome Widget

I'm 8w4d but little widget is measuring 9 weeks with a steady heartbeat at 167. Estimated due date is July 25th, my dad's birthday. We are far from being out of the woods and I know better than to count my chickens before they hatch but the odds are in our favor. I keep reminding myself of that: the odds are in our favor. I could have waited until the second trimester to tell but I would write about it if I miscarried again anyway.

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Having one healthy child is a tremendous blessing. Two is over-the-top in good fortune. We have waited and prayed for this miracle and we are grateful to have made it this far. The majority of me is overjoyed and relieved but a part of my heart aches for my friends who are struggling with infertility - this post will sting and all the conflicting feelings that come up with someone else's announcement are familiar to me. I think of these amazing women every day and hope for a little miracle to touch their lives too.

Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to a healthy, uneventful (please!) pregnancy. I am as symptom-free as I was with Ada. My body is in that horrific awkward phase where nothing fits well enough to look good but you don't look pregnant yet, just fat. It's an awesome phase. The timing could be better since Tim is supposed to start his new job on July 23rd but so far everyone tells me that the bad timing means that this pregnancy will go for certain. Well, there you have it then :)

9 Lovies:

april@gingerbread said...

congrats friend!

Callie said...

Squeee. I am over the moon for you!! Congrats.

Callie said...

Squeee. I am over the moon for you!! Congrats.

christina said...

so VERY happy for you, my friend. and yes, the timing of it all is quite uncanny but it just makes for a better story when the widget is older. :)

Lisa said...

SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU. Seriously. :)

Mari said...

I am SO happy for you!!! Don't worry about the timing. I'm sure it'll work out. Sending you LOTS and lots of love and hugs. What a wonderful Christmas present!

Ty's Girl said...

SOOO incredibly happy for you! Hope it all goes smoothly! <3

Unknown said...

Can we at least name this baby "Lusela" until born?

shawnandlarissa said...

So happy for you! Congrats!