I can’t believe I’m typing up this post, but here it is, after nearly a year of trying to conceive I am happy to announce that our little family of three is expecting a new addition to the family. The new bundle of joy should arrive next March!
I’ve been hesitant to write about my pregnancy or tell people about it. I was the same way with my first. When I got pregnant with my son I waited until I was fourteen weeks to tell anyone other than my husband and massage therapist. This time around I told one or two people early on, but still waited to tell my family until the last possible minute. To be honest I only spilled the beans, because I was afraid my growing belly would reveal the truth on my behalf.
I had a few minor complications in the first trimester, but we have just reached the mid-way point in this pregnancy and everything is now looking great!
I do not plan to find out the gender of this baby until the day of his or her birth. We did the same thing three years ago when my son was born and it was so exciting to wait!
A lot of friends and family members think I want a girl this time around, but the truth is that I will be thrilled with either gender. I love my son with every single ounce of my being and I would be blessed beyond belief to receive another little boy into my life!
9 thoughts on “The New Addition To Our Family”
Congratulations! I’m glad to hear all your early troubles have sorted themselves out now.
Thanks! It feels good to reach the mid-way point with a clean bill of health!
Congratulations! I wish you a healthy and safe pregnancy, and look forward to reading more about it!
Thanks! I’ve been following your blog closely and hoping you make it to full term this time around!!!
Congratulations! I completely empathize with not wanting to share for a long time, we didn’t feel comfortable sharing either 🙂
It is interesting how many people think that we should want one or the other gender for the first or second – it’s just important that they’re happy and healthy!
The gender comments irked me the first time around too. I think people impose their own feelings about gender on everyone else. I have a friend with three girls and she told me, “I would have died if I didn’t get a girl.” This was right after I gave birth to my son! I don’t mind that she felt that way, but I didn’t like the way she made me feel like I was missing out on something. My son really is amazing. He is a gentle, kind, amazing little soul! I wish you the best with your upcoming bundle!
That’s the kind of comment that makes me wonder if people can hear themselves. I get that they feel one way or another about one gender or the other but it’s so often phrased in a way that suggests there’s something wrong with your child. Best of luck with the rest of the pregnancy!
Congrats! I hope you have smooth sailing until March.
Thanks! My first pregnancy was a breeze. I’m hopeful that the last 20 weeks go as smoothly as they did with my son!