Thursday, January 22, 2009

Building a Family... one baby at a time...

Well, we did it. We took the plunge (again). I am pregnant with baby #2, due to join us on or about August 6 this year. Today was my 12 week appointment with the doc, so I am officially through my first trimester. It has been surprisingly easy compared to when I was pregnant with Amanda in that I didn't have any morning sickness/nausea like last time. Although I am definitely more tired than the first. When I asked the doc about that today, she said it was because this time I have a 2-year old to take care of! I hadn't even thought about that! I work all day, and then come home and run around with Amanda... it only makes perfect sense!

Anyway, here's a (crude) pic of the ultrasound they did today. Sorry for the quality, the scanners at work aren't the best. The top one is supposed to be a close-up of the face, but it just turned out to be a big blob. The bottom one is a bit clearer, the baby is directly in the middle with the head to the right, and one tiny leg sticking up from the left side.


I find out if it's a boy or girl around 16-18 weeks, so a little over a month from now. If it's a boy, we're probably done having kids. We both want two, but Mike REALLY wants a boy. So if it's a girl, we'll most likely have to try again after this.
Edited to add: If anyone out there has any advice for adding another baby to the family, PLEASE leave me a comment... I'm very nervous about how Amanda will react to the new baby!!

2 comments:

Susanne said...

Well, I already said Congrats on FB, but I have to say it again...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so thrilled for you! Adding another baby to the family is just like when you had your first. You fit he/she into your lives and do what you gotta do. I'm sure Amanda will be fine, but will probably have a bit of jealousy in the early weeks.

Adam said...

wow! Congrats!