Archive for November, 2009

Party of Four

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

That’s right! Our happy family of three is about to become a bit bigger. We’ve known for several weeks, but wanted to wait until after the first sonogram to spread the news far and wide. Last Thursday we went to the doctors for our 9 week checkup and it included a sonogram to make sure everything was going well. It was! Squirt, as we’re calling him, looked great with a super-healthy 175 bpm heart rate. “Him” is just a guess at this point, it won’t be until the next sonogram (probably some time in January) that we’ll have a shot at knowing for certain. This is assuming he doesn’t cross his legs like his big sis did.

So….yeah. I guess that’s our news. You can follow all the ins and outs of the pregnancy here, and on a special twitter account I’ve created to keep the pregnancy stuff separate from charlotte’s stuff and my normal account. That way nobody who doesn’t want to be inundated with pregnancy stuff won’t have to be. The twitter account is @baby_squirt, and I’ve been adding to it since before we officially found out we were pregnant (!), so you can catch up if you’d like. I’ll also be adding it to the side of this site, in case twitter is not your thing, but religiously checking this site is. I’m debating adding one of those “how far along is your baby” ticker, too, but they’re just so cheesy.

As for me, this pregnancy is pretty closely mirroring the last. I have low progesterone levels again, so I’m taking a supplement to correct that. While I haven’t officially been “sick”, I think the constant nausea and fatigue is stronger with this pregnancy than last, and it’s definitely taken a toll on my ability to get things done. I don’t exactly have a baby-pooch yet, but my abdominal wall relaxed almost immediately (common in 2nd pregnancies), so none of my pants fit. I’ve been stuck wearing new and old maternity clothes for the past couple of weeks, and it won’t get “better” until I actually start popping for real.

Keep your eyes on this space for more updates on Squirt as well as some much-delayed updates on Charlotte. She turned 2 last week! Can you believe it?