Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Full

To clarify yesterday's post, my quiet calm was not a photo of a gummy bear in a storm, but rather, a perfect little baby. A perfect little baby that just happens to be chillaxin' in my uterus RIGHT NOW.

I know! Can you believe it? Because I hardly can. I am 10 weeks and some odd change pregnant, and it still hasn't sunk in. Two positive pregnancy tests, one perfect heartbeat, and I still want to pinch myself.

Monday I told my midwife, "It's just as amazing the second time." And IT IS. Seeing the little baby with a flickering heartbeat? Amazing. Waiting to get bigger and lose this beer belly look? Amazing. Waiting for that endorphin rush after birth and the chance to hold a new baby against my skin? Amazing. Preparing to breastfeed a brand new baby? Amazing!

I am due July 16th. I'm a little disappointed that I won't make it BlogHer when it is SO CLOSE, but I'd rather have a baby than BlogHer, obviously! We are not finding out the sex. With Luke, I felt he was a boy the moment I had a positive test. This time? I just don't know. I keep waiting for that instinct, but it hasn't yet kicked in. At this point, planning a natural hospital birth with the same midwife and doula I used last time.

I can sum it all up in three words: I Can't WAIT.

17 comments:

Allyson said...

awww Erin, I'm just so happy for you!! Congrats again!

InTheFastLane said...

I am going to miss BlogHer too, but NO MORE BABIES for me :) But, we do already have a vacation planned. Shoot...

Christy M. said...

Congrats again! I'm just so excited at the thought that I might get to meet your new little one because I will be in town for Blogher!!!

I'll come bearing gifts, I promise!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh! Yay! Congratulations, Erin!!!

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, I just found out your good news! Congrats!!!! If you happen to go late, my birthday is July 30.

Mike said...

Have a very merry Christmas. And please share your Santa wish at Something About Parenting



Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

Darcie said...

That is SUCH exciting news. I love the way you announced it rather slyly in yesterday's post.

Congratulations!

Liam said...

it's amazing everytime... granted I'm speaking as someone with a Y chromosome but still...

And having a midwife... best thing we did... too bad we waited for #3 to do it.

Kim said...

Again, I am so excited for you!!! Nothing better than a new baby. Speaking of...My New Baby by Annie Kubler (sp?) is a great book for helping big brothers/sisters get ready. It is a board book, has no words so you can make it up. My kiddos have loved it and really helped a ton!!

milkandhoney said...

I love the hell out of your midwife. Who was your doula last time around?

Erin said...

Happy for you :)

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

I am so very happy...ecstatic... at this wonderful news! I had a feeling when I read you comment on Steph's post regarding cloth diapers... and I hoped and prayed!! I feel so connected with your new little joy... and I want to read every word, see every inch... I already feel each heartbeat!! I am already in love...

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Oh my gosh, Erin...CONGRATS. I'm so happy for you!! I can't wait to follow along this pregnancy with you. What a great Christmas present. Happy holidays.

Minivan Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!

Sam said...

woo hoo! Congrats to you and your family.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Congratulations. I am gone for a couple of days and look at what I miss!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Congratulations!!! That's AWESOME! Now your Tweet makes sense!