Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feelin' Barfy

Since I've pretty much told everyone IRL, it's time to spill the beans.

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I'm preggo again!


We are very excited at the possibility of adding to our family. W is going to be a fabulous big brother. I think he is going to be at a great age too. He'll be 3 by then and able to "help." I'm just shy of 3 years older than my brother and my DH and his brother are pretty much exactly the same spacing as these two will be. I think it's funny how people seem to stress about child spacing ages, but no matter what happens we adapt and find the good in our particular situation. W has been a very intense, high-energy kid and I'm grateful for the time I've had with just him. (And with any luck he'll be completely out of diapers by then too. Bonus!)


I wish I could say it's all joy and excitement, but I've been really sick this time around. It was bad enough with my son, but this has involved way more barfing and even less appetite. Throw in a couple colds and yucky sinus congestion and I've been out of commission. I have literally spent many days going from the bed to the couch. Not that I'm complaining, just stating the facts.


I had another miscarriage in the beginning of December that I didn't tell everyone about. So the two early losses last year have tainted that initial excitement as well. As anyone who has gone through a pregnancy loss will tell you, it's just not the same. You know the risks intimately and aren't naive about it anymore. I had some bleeding this time too and went to the ER to get checked out. Thankfully, we were able to see a reassuring flutter on the monitor at about 7 weeks. We have a heartbeat! One milestone down.


I have decided that I'm going to try my best to act like this is a normal pregnancy. To embrace the experience and enjoy it as much as I can. Still, it feels a little like I'm tempting fate to even make an announcement. I'm a couple weeks away from that 12 week milestone yet but the cat is out of the bag now.


So I'm going forward with hope. Sometime in September baby #2 will be making their arrival.

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?" Luke 12:25-26

13 comments:

  1. Congrats Kaiya!! I am praying you and baby stay healthy!

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  2. congratulations! as someone who has also had a miscarriage (and then two beautiful children), i understand your hesitation to share the news. but we'll be praying for you here in morris county, and keep us posted on any details!

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  3. congratulations! as someone who has also had an early-term miscarriage (and then two beautiful children), i understand your hesitation to share the news. but we'll be praying for you up here in morris county, and keep us posted on any details!

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  4. woot woot!
    Yeah for the cat being outa the bag!!!
    Can't wait to see this baby!!
    btw still laughing at W looking at Meggie's pic and saying "I like that". :)

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  5. Congrats!!! I hope the morning sickness alleviates.

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  6. I'm super excited for you and your hubby...especially after your experiences last year!!! You have been and will continue to be in my prayers daily.

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  7. Congrats and you will all be in our prayers over the next several months. Hang in there and hope all the sickness fades soon!!

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  8. Wow-- congratulations! I am praying for a healthy healthy baby and a healthy healthy mama!

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  9. Congratulations!!! I had terrible morning sickness too - I hope that goes away really soon.

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  10. Congrats! I am so happy to hear you are pregnant and reached that first milestone! I know it can be hard to relax after a loss but do your best. So excited for you! (But sorry you are pukey)

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  11. CONGRATS! It's so reassuring to get past that first milestone...........i know as miserable as morning sickness is it is reassuing as well......
    Enjoy this misery, i know i did........in the end we all know it is well worth it!

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  12. Well Congrats you guys, Joel and I had no idea!

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