Have you put 2 + 2 together?! If so, then you are correct!! There's a bun in my supersonic-oven and it's expected to make its arrival in early November!!
Can I get a Yahoooooo!?!
What is so crazy about this pregnancy? We weren't even trying. In fact, we were actively waiting until our trip to Grand Cayman was over (so I could booze with the rest of the pack), but the universe clearly had other plans-- and trust me, we welcome those plans with open arms! We were just completely blindsided by the news!
I first found out when I was just shy of 8 weeks. I didn't feel right-- I was queasy, sleepy, and some things had just gotten-- well, bigger (including what soon resembled a beer gut-- which had me completely perplexed, especially considering I had been working out so much-- "Why the hell am I growing a belly when I should be sporting a six-pack?!").
I decided to take a test and sure enough, two lines showed up immediately. I could NOT believe my eyes! What is super-ironic is I wrote an article for one of my columns called "Knocked Up"-- all about how 23 of my friends were pregnant, and how I couldn't believe it; everyone and their dog seemed to be pregnant!!-- And who knew?!?-- Yours truly was already "with child"!
I am so excited to share our news. At 10 weeks I took an Intelligender test; the test boasts 82% accuracy as for predicting the gender of your baby as early as 10 weeks-- and friends of mine who have taken this test have ALL had accurate results. With that said... the test said: BOY! The Chinese Gender Chart (which was accurate with Ava), on the other hand, says GIRL. To be honest, we could care less either way-- we just want a happy, healthy baby.
Clearly, Mom & Jim were excited to learn the news! We shared with them when we landed in Florida last week. Call me crazy, but I don't think they care about the gender, either!
I went today for my 12 week checkup to hear the heartbeat. After a minute or two, the Dr found it, beating strong at a solid 173 BPM. Needless to say, everything looked GRRRRRR-8! When we ask Ava if she is excited to be a big sister, she either responds "Nooooo!" or "Jessssss!"-- pretty sure she has NO clue what it means just yet. I do think she will be an excellent big sis when the time comes, though. It does make me a little sad--thinking that she won't be my baby anymore. I had better just get over that, right? Not much choice in the matter because this little nugget is coming!