Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baby on board

Yup, it's true. I've got a bun in the oven. This was a totally unexpected, surprise (natural!) pregnancy, so we we are still reeling from the shock a bit.

It took us two+ years and a round of IVF to get the twins. I didn't go on birth control after them because we thought we didn't need to. In the three years since their birth, nothing. Until a couple months ago, when I got a surprise positive pregnancy test! I am now about 14 weeks along, due in May. It's just one (thankfully!) and things are going well so far.

Of course, I had a million feelings when we found out. Scared of being pregnant after my nightmare twin pregnancy and pre-term birth / NICU experience. Will I be able to carry this baby to term? Worried about how I will care for a newborn while having a walking and non-walking toddler. Will I be able to give all three the individual attention they need and deserve - while working full-time? What about finances? Can we afford three kids, especially with Drake's expenses for equipment and therapies? Oh my god, we will need a minivan!

But admist these concerns, we are excited and think a new sibling for the twins will be good for our family. And doctors think I can have a fat, term baby. :)

So fingers crossed that happens.