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.


GingerB said...

I am so happy for you! I know it will be hard to find the reserves of energy you will need, but I have heard tell that after two it really doesn't matter if there are more. Not that I am willing to find this out myself . . . and today at Babies R Us I had flashbacks when I passed the preemie clothes display. But the singleton factor really increases your odds for full term and I bet it will be good for Drake to be a big brother and not always a peer who is not on the same track as his sister. He'll always be older and smarter than someone and I bet that will be good for him. And if nothing else, uou'll get to smell that new baby smell while you feed a sweet wee person. I am a tiny bit jealous.

Lisa said...

That's so awesome! Thrilled for you! I know it's scary (I'm scared to jump in after our difficult experience, but I definitely want more kids), but what a blessing! You'll figure it all out, I'm sure of it. Many congrats! :)

Cary said...

Oh WOW! Congratulations!!! How exciting! YOu must have been shocked.

Can't wait to hear what you're having and i"m sure this'll get a full-term and healthy baby!

Hopeful Mother said...

that is SO exciting!!! I hope all continues to go well for you and it is easy as pie!

Katy said...

Hooray and congratulations!!! I'm sure you'll figure it all out--I've got faith in you!

Amy said...

That's wonderful! As my (preemie-mom) friends would call it, you're on the Fat Baby Project. Here's wishing you a long, uneventful, happy pregnancy!

And E just got (2) boots too--hers are pink! I'm going to show her Drake's red boot tonight!