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.