Title shamelessly stolen from this blogger, though why I didn’t think of it myself makes me sad, considering how much I love The Princess Bride. Side note: I love and adore that blogger I just linked to, and I highly recommend following her blog.
So, apparently I’m not so good at keeping up with a blog when I have lots of things going on. Unlike Raych, who can not only take cute pictures, caption them, and post reviews, but she can do it multiple times in one week. I really want to blog more, but it’s the first thing to fall off my To Do list when I get stressed, which is more often than not. It’s really awesome to work from home, but trying to work from home with a toddler around is just INSANE. So I stay up late to get work done, don’t get enough sleep, and just end up tired, stressed, and cranky. But I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s just way harder than I ever thought it would be.
Lots of stuff has been happening, and I’ll try to sum up here:
***I’m pregnant! Right now I’m 21 weeks, which considering my history (I ended up having three miscarriages in a year’s time, the third taking place in February 2013), makes me so so so happy. I ended up bleeding in the early stages of this pregnancy, and I remember telling my a acupuncturist that I was feeling really defeated about being able to carry a baby again. We’re having a boy! I’m due on February 2nd, but Ethan was two weeks early so I’m anticipating this one will come two weeks early. A recently study found that women gestate babies for different lengths of time, and due dates are only an average. I think that my babies gestate for a shorter amount of time, so I need to be ready early!
***We moved to a house! We were living in a condo before, now we’re in a house. I will upload a short video with a tour of the house soon.
I won’t be posting many pictures (they’re just too time consuming for me), but I’ve been writing to the baby and I thought I’d share those letters with you. They’re short but give a quick look at what’s going on in our lives. Since I’ve been writing to this baby weekly, I’ll start with the first one and try to catch up to present day, posting a few letters each week. I will probably close comments on those posts that just have the letter to the munchkin. Without further ado, here’s the first letter to the bébé!
May 28, 2013
Kiddo, have you given me some anxiety and you’ve only just gotten fertilized! It’s been a long road to get here. We’ve had three miscarriages in the past year and when it came time to see if I was pregnant this cycle, I tested incredibly early at 7 days past ovulation and was rewarded with a positive pregnancy test! I immediately went to the doctor to have some blood tests done – with my history, we weren’t sure what to expect. I had my hCG levels tested, and they were 16 (8dpo), 60 (10dpo), 102 (12dpo), and 744 (16dpo). At 8dpo, I started spotting. Many times I was sure the spotting would increase and I would lose you, but you held on. I immediately got on progesterone suppositories. It’s hard to know if that was the problem with the other pregnancies, but it’s possible. I’m still nursing your brother Ethan and that could be messing with my hormones.
Today was the day we got the hCG test results for 16dpo, and we also found out that the sellers of the house we’re trying to buy are putting an offer in on a house and we should be moving to Rohnert Park in July or August!
You are loved fiercely already and I’m so excited to meet you. You’re going to come into the most awesome family I know.
Love you forever and ever,