Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sooooo...

I've been keeping something under my hat for about 12 weeks now, but I can't wait any longer to get it out there:



Ta-da! Another little one coming along. We couldn't be happier about this. It didn't happen quite as easily as the first time -which was a surprise for us, but I think the timing is acually very good. It turns out that all I needed to do was wean Rayona completely, and we got what we were waiting for immediately after that. I had been reluctant to do it, but based on what I was seeing in my temperature charts (as well as the example of several other women I knew) I began to suspect that was the issue. She was 19 months at that point, so she did fine with it. There was nothing traumatic about it -we just sort of gradually ...stopped. In fact, after that point she seemed to quickly transform from a baby to a little girl, and I felt really good about the decision.

So here we are, and I wasn't sure I would even make it this far what with the barrage of illnesses to add to my usual first trimester woes. Aside from the whole agonizing stomach flu thing I am actually much less sick than I was with Rayona. I threw up FAR less often, and that part seems to be almost over. I do however, have the same amount of reflux. Already. I think I am dealing with it all differently this time, because I had to work for this baby (who is now fully formed, and the size of a small plum). He or she is due in the first week of September which I think is a perfect time to give birth. I am convinced that this one will be a boy. Just a feeling.

9 comments:

Diane said...

PAULA!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! Congratulations!!!! WHeeeeeeee!!! Well, no wonder you've been feeling so bad!!!

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YAY!!!

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Paula said...

Thanks so much Diane!

Bertha said...

Oh my gosh!!! I am so excited for you!! Congratulations!!

Paula said...

Thank you, Bertha!

Angela said...

Congratulations to you all! I was hoping you'd have good news soon!! I enjoy looking at your blog whenever I get a chance; and oh, about Rayona, in that picture in her snowpants....could you please wipe her nose??!! (ha ha - inside joke...)

Paula said...

"Could you PLEASE wipe her nose?"

jill said...

oh wow! what exciting news! Rayona is gonna be a big sister. Very neat!

greencocoon said...

congratulations!!!

PĂ©itseoga said...

i must keep the weaning advice in mind for when we dare to try again!