Yup, that's right! Grace is going to be a
See, I told you I had a good reason for being a blog slacker :) The morning sickness - make that all-day sickness - has been kicking my behind. Same way it was with Grace for like 14-15 wks. except this time I'm running around trying to keep up with a toddler! Hopefully in another month that 2nd trimester sudden burst of energy will kick in. Fingers crossed. Toes crossed.
One particularly queasy afternoon last month led me to the drugstore for one of these In what seemed like ten seconds those two pink lines popped up and so the whirlwind of emotions began. Excitement, joy, pure exhiliration, and a tiny bit of angst thinking about sharing my mama love with anyone other than my little pumpkin. Needing additional confirmation (what is it about us that makes us take more than one pregnancy test even when the lines are dark as can be???) I grabbed the digital and BAM! the word PREGNANT popped up almost immediately. At least this time there were only two tests - with Grace, I think I took a test a day for like a week...just to be sure :)
Needing to put some of that creative energy to work I quickly thought of how to tell Lance about our newest blessing. He was due home in about an hour. I quickly got Grace in the car and off we headed to a local boutique to see if we could find a "big sis" t-shirt. Shirt in hand we headed home where I began bribing...I mean rewarding...Grace with goldfish to pull her shirt out in front and say "big sister". Little Miss Smarty Pants picked up right away (now, why does it not work the same way with potty training???) and we sat by the front door and waited, and waited, and then waited some more. Of course, this would be the day Lance would be late from being stuck at the office. I think we went through an entire bag of our "training supplies".
Finally, we heard the car in the driveway, got into position, me with the camera rolling and Grace with her mouthful of goldfish and then as soon as Lance walked in the door, right on cue Grace yelled BIG SISTER!!!!! I don't know if it was the goldfish or what, but he didn't understand what she said, nor did he notice her shirt, so it took a couple of times and then he said, WHAT???!!! Hugs, smiles, and a few tears all around and the rest is history. So glad I caught it all on tape :) When my hormone levels tripled instead of doubled during the 48 hr. check, the word TWINS (big gulp) popped up in the conversation. But since then we've had our first ultrasound and there's just one little bean in there, heartbeat 152. Such a sweet sight and sound! I don't think it matters how many kids you've had, hearing the heartbeat for the first time is just an amazing moment.
The big question remains, BOY or GIRL??? We keep asking Grace just for fun and so far it's been "sister" every time. Does she know something we don't?? Either way, we're thrilled, just praying for a strong, healthy baby...and yes, we'll be finding out :)
Two months down, seven (or less) to go. After all my little spring chicken Grace decided to make her debut a whole month early! God willing, come next June our little Family of Three will become a Family of Four! We can't wait!