Time to do this again! Hopefully this pregnancy will be mcuh less exciting than Quinlan's. Nice and easy and straightforward, with no surprises.
I started to suspect I was pregnant on Christmas Day, I came down with a stomach virus and was projective puking. I have never been so sick in my life. It was horrible. I am not a puking kind of person, I very seldom through up and the only time I've thrown up in my adult life, I've been pregnant or drunk. And I wasn't drunk on Christmas.
Anyway, Sunday I finally felt well enough to go out and by a pregnancy test (didn't want to alarm my husband by asking him to go get me one)--at this point I was4-6 days late. I tested Monday morning and was still sick enough I could barely read the strip (in retrospect, it probably would have helped if I'd turned on the light
but it's hard to think of things like that when you are sick.)
Here's how I told my hubby. I wrapped up a present that had a note that said "I'm pregnant" on it. Then I took it too him and told him I found a Christmas present we had missed. He asked if it was like from 5 years ago like in Christmas Vacation. I just kind of laughed and he opened it up and he just kind of shrugged, he didn't get it! (Later he told me he thought it really was a several years old gift saying I was pregnant with Xena or Quinlan
) Right then, my mom unexpectedly shows up, and I tell him, "don't tell her" and then he gets it. His eyes get real wide and he says "you mean, you're pregnant right now?"
Well, I finally get over the stomach virus and promptly come down with a cold. Bleck. But other than that I've been okay, no more nausea/vomiting. A bit light headed today, but that is could be from lack of sleep.
I figure my due date will be August 31/September 1st, which is perfect timing. I'll take 12 weeks maternity leave and my husband will be able to finish taking his odd-ball classes that he hasn't been able to take because they conflict with my work schedule--maybe he'll even be able to finish out his Bachelor's by the end of next year!
When I told one of my friends, she told me she already knew because she'd had a premonition and that I would have a boy. We will see.
I know I felt much sicker with Xena than with Quinlan. With Quinlan, I felt like I wasn't pregnant at all at the beginning.
Even though I wanted this, and this was the 1st pregnancy I actively planned, I'm kinda scared. I guess it is too late to get cold feet now! I keep thinking, more kids than arms....what was I thinking? Will this really be a ton more work like my husband thinks it will? What if something goes wrong this time? But then I remind myself of all the reasons why I wanted to have another kid, and I know this was the right decision. I know our family will feel more complete with the new addition.