An Apology and an Announcement
So I’ve been absent the past 6 weeks or so and I’d like to apologize for that. Some of you may know and some of you may have guessed that my husband and I are expecting . . . again. We were actually trying not to try (which just goes to show you why ‘try’ is a fail word) but we’re excited and happy all the same. I’m 10 weeks 3 days and I know it’s a trifle early to be announcing but we’ve seen the healthy baby and the strong heartbeat and I know some of you were wondering where I disappeared to so we decided to go ahead and put it out there. Hopefully we haven’t incurred the wrath of the Jinx.
The reason I was on the fence about having another baby is because, as some of you know, all of my pregnancies are ridiculously high risk. Gestation is simply not one of my strengths. I usually end up on restricted activity, if not outright bed rest, which may not seem so bad, until you actually have to do it. Throw in an almost three-year-old and a 15-month-old and it’s even more fun!
Not to mention having to get a cerclage (I won’t gross you out bore you with the particulars) and those super awesome progesterone shots that require intramuscular injections with a 1½ inch needle (yes, 1½ inches) and yes, it must go in the entire length. It’s especially awesome when a nerve gets hit. That doesn’t hurt at all!
Needless to say, I have to jump through a lot of rather painful hoops to have a healthy, full-term baby, if I’m lucky. So I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go through all of that again, not to mention putting another baby at risk. But life happens, so you roll with it. And my husband and I love babies and being parents so we’re happy. But seriously, this is our last biological kid. If we want any more, we’re adopting.
Anyway, because of all the high riskiness we realized we really needed to hire a nanny this time around and STAT! This was so much more involved than I thought it was going to be: reviewing applications, setting up interviews, interviewing candidates, drawing up a contract. Ugh. It made my brain hurt, but was worth it, because we found someone AH-MAZING and we already love her to pieces.
All of that combined with my extreme exhaustion and my need to Nest early (since I can’t do it at the appropriate time as I’ll be bedridden) and my desire to spend as much time with my kids before the aforementioned bed rest apocalypse is the reason I haven’t been around. Then I was hit with the nausea about a week and a half ago, and the intractable migraines four days ago, not to mention somehow still being ravenously hungry all the time, combined with the wicked bad exhaustion and yeah, not really available for blogging, and reading, and commenting. War may be Hell, but pregnancy isn’t far behind.
Anyway, I really miss all of you out in the blogosphere and once the first trimester passes and the nanny starts working I should actually be able to start up again. I so look forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to and I hope you’ve all been enjoying the Spring that finally came and I’ll be in touch soon.
Hugs and Love!
ps. If it’s another girl (and it will be, because that’s what I seem to have) we’re actually thinking of asking people for name suggestions and allowing everyone to vote on their favorite combo, so, you might get a chance to help name our kid. So start thinking of your weirdest names!