It's been radio silence over here for a bit, and there's an explanation for that... I'm 9 weeks pregnant! I'm smack in the middle of the first trimester, and having a bit of a rough go at it.
B was confident that he would be getting his promotion sometime in 2014, so we decided not to put off #2 after the January 1st. I scheduled my Mirena removal, but was advised to "wait a couple of cycles" to ensure a healthier pregnancy. Exactly two cycles later, and it was done (and luckily after B got his promotion)!
I found out the day I got back from France, so unfortunately, this baby will have to power through the glasses of wine and unpasturized soft cheeses. In my defense, I really really didn't feel pregnant until exactly the 6 week mark this time around, so I assumed I was in the clear. We had our first ultrasound last friday, at 8 weeks, and I was given a December 3rd due date. Everything looks good, so far!
I'm having a hard time remembering what my first trimester was like with Mia, but I am really thinking that it is much worse this time around. The last time, I was on vacation for my 7th and 8th week, and I think that may have contributed to my fonder memories of the nausea and vomiting. This time around, I am at work, thinking non-stop about how badly I feel, and whether I can rush to the bathroom without attracting too much attention to myself. My doctor assured me that I was in the thick of the bad feelings, and that I should really start seeing some improvement as I get out of week 9. So! One more week of misery, I'm hoping.
Mia was unimpressed when we informed her that there was a baby in my belly. In fact, she says she also has a baby in her belly button. And that baby in her belly button makes her run to the bathroom and hunch over the toilet, too. She is, however, incredibly sympathetic when she sees that I'm not feeling well. It's very, very sweet. But the poor kid has no idea what's in store for her!
Also, if I know you in facebook life, please don't mention anything on there! We haven't told B's family yet, and will be doing so in exactly one week, in person!