10.31.2013

Babies piling up

Yes, I am indeed pregnant again! And it feels like it was just yesterday that I was going through this with now baby Charlotte.... because, well, it practically was.

To answer some possible burning questions:

Planned? You betcha!
 
Due? May 12th
 
Are you crazy? That is up for interpretation.
 
How far apart will these babies be? According to my calculations... 13 months and 2 weeks.
 
Why?  a) I feel so inspired b) Babies rock c) We want a large family (so no, its not so I can just be done) d) Charlotte needs to experience some attention sharing e) Who wouldn't want a sibling a year apart from them?

My reasons are many and the extent of them a bit more personal than I wish to share publicly.

I have been sick again but milder this time thanks to the help of a wonderful friend called zofran and the grace of God. My belly has expanded at a much faster rate this time around, which is joyous because I have been reintroduced to the ever comfortable maxi skirts and maternity jeans.  I think being pregnant with a baby is possibly far easier than pregnancy with a toddler (i.e. 2-3 naps a day).

A few people have praised me for my bravery but I have to set the record straight. I was a little bit terrified of being pregnant again and the thought of having 2 babies at those ages is still intimidating but I have an unbelievably unique husband who is quite marvelous with newborns and is calm in... every situation where you may not think peace can be found. Unaffected by the wails of a baby, he has made this decision so much easier for me than I ever thought it would be. For that, I will be forever grateful for him.

Let the fun begin!!

3 comments:

emilia. said...

hip hip hooray for this new baby!

Mel said...

Yay for you! 2 of my brothers are 13 months apart to the day. They are really close now and played a lot when they were younger. They also fought a lot. But as Claire has gotten older, that has always been one of my considerations. I know I'm not strong enough to do it! I don't deal well with screaming children. We're working on it. But your kids are going to be amazing!

Angie said...

Ah! So exciting! And YAY for zofran. It has seriously saved me this last trimester. I've read a lot that taking extra B vitamins also can help curb the pukes, but I haven't tried that method. Congrats and hope you are feeling well!