Sunday, October 26, 2008

First Entry

Well, I have entered the blogging world. The driving force...well, if Sean can do it, so can I??? No, probably the fact that I realized when I was pregnant with Caeleigh (8 years ago!) I diligently kept a journal for her about my pregnancy and her birth. Can you believe it was...dare I say...handwritten???? So now finally coming to terms with being 17 1/2 weeks pregnant with baby number 2 on the way, I am feeling guilty that I have not kept a journal for this baby. What a horrible mother I am!!

So to catch you up on the past 17 1/2 all began with a fantastic sushi dinner, couple of glasses of wine and some key lime pie martinis....and after a fantastic trip to Disney World, a "+" pregnancy test. Needless to say, I was in a state of denial, and did not want to tell Sean. But sucked it up, cried through the whole thing, and then got used to the idea of potty breaks shortly after drinking anything, sore ta-tas, and the constant worrying about every twitch, cramp, or drink that I consumed after conception!

We told my family about the pregnancy on a weekend trip home to celebrate my Grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary in September. Caeleigh was so excited to share our "secret." We waited to tell her until the night before we left b/c she CANNOT keep a secret. She was so excited, cried ("happy tears, b/c she was no longer going to be an only child"...feeling that twinge of guilt!). All the fam was very excited. Sean had his mom come over during the week the next week after work to tell her. She was so worried we were ill, getting a divorce, or something else tragic (even though a co-worker told her "Hey, they're probably pregnant!") She was overjoyed with the news!

So at my 12 week appt. the doctor was concerned about my bloodwork coming back positive for exposure to a parvovirus (Fifth mommie's know this as "slap-face") those lovely once/month appts. became biweekly appts. Everything is checking out A-okay...did get to have an ultrasound at 14 weeks (and as soon as I figure out how to scan it and post it in a blog, I will!) Yes, we want to know the sex of the baby, but could not tell yet. My 16 week appt. was last week and was uneventful. I did have to start weekly progesterone injections b/c Caeleigh was a pre-term baby. Apparently, having these shots weekly from 16-32 weeks will help this bun bake a little longer!

I go back again on the 3rd and then will have my 20 week ultrasound on the 17th of November. Stay posted for updates!