Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Leaving it hanging

Well, sorry to make a big announcement and then disappear for a month. May was a hectic one. We went to FL for vacation and then I had some business trips to take and M. had a huge project going on at work that was keeping him 12 hours/day. It was all crazy. Add nasty weather to the mix and you had one grumpy household.
Baby is doing well though. We had some relaxing time over the holiday weekend and I got a chance to do some belly watching. You know the kind where you just watch protusions roll across your belly and big kicks and punches poking out here and there. At 23 weeks, they are very obvious now. I'm trying to get N. to sit still long enough to feel or see something, but despite all her talk of the "baby in Momma's belly," I'm still not sure she quite gets the concept. I have another appointment in 2 weeks. I'm anxious to hear what they have to say about the cyst that was found during my ultrasound and about the sudden weight gain. I had similiar weight gain with N.'s pregnancy, but it still feels extreme to gain 10 lbs in a month. I'm still working out pretty regularly, but the weight seems to have come very quickly and suddenly. I'm getting concerned that I'll be quite larger with this pregnancy and I'm scared about it. I'm also concerned that this is going to be a giant baby that requires a hospital delivery. I think I'm going to have to start doing some soul searching to come to terms with my fear of hospitals and doctors if this is going to go in that direction.
I'm also getting really worried about how N. is going to handle this transition. N. is very much a momma's girl. I don't know if it's because M. spent 5 months last year in Philly or if it's just a strong attachment, but "momma" has to do everything. Baths, bedtime, book reading, bathroom trips, etc. It gets very old when there's another person who can take on these functions and she just refuses to go/do/allow that person to help. So, any suggestions on that would be helpful.

I plan on some posting some garden pics soon and would love some more garden talk with those who do it!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Introductions are in order


I'd like to introduce you to Baby Number Two:

So, yes, I've been keeping a little secret for about 20 weeks. I am due September 17th. We are very excited about our new addition and trying to prepare N. This time neither M. or I found out the sex. We are all about surprises. Well, I am all about surprises. Marcin would have preferred to find out, but since he found out last time, I asked him to do it my way this time. Everything looks good for the baby. I do have a largeish cyst on one of my ovaries that may require some attention after the birth, but nobody seemed too concerned about it. Though I have to say when the doctor walked in after the ultrasound, I was rather freaked out. But all's good for now. I may have to have another one if they're concerned about the cyst or if they think this baby is much larger than N. They may want me to give birth at the hospital if this baby is huge. I'm crossing my fingers that we stay under 10 pounds!