We are overly excited and thrilled. Dad-E and I had always discussed wanting babies close together... we thought it would be an easier transition for Alli as she grows up, maybe not being as "aware" of what's going on as if she would be had she been older when the next baby came along, so hopefully the jealousy and regressing won't be as bad. We thought getting over the diaper stage with one baby, then starting over with another would just make it seem like we're in diapers forever, so why not have two in diapers at the same time instead?! We thought with the two being close in age, hopefully they'll play together well and end up being great friends someday.
Yes of course, we realize there will be quite a few challenges along the way and it won't be easy. Two under two. Babies eighteen months apart. We'll have our hands full, that's for sure. But, it's yet another ride we're excited to try out.
We've had many people ask us the customary questions...
What's your official due date? April 29th is what the doctor's claim, however, I think it's more like May 5th, but what do I know, they know my body better than I do after all right? Seeing as they use a little wheel calendar to calculate every one's due date like every person is exactly the same and has exactly the same cycle. Pshh.
So that makes you how far along? 14 weeks as of yesterday, so we're already into the 2nd trimester.
How are you feeling? Great! Just tired. I realized this pregnancy would be much different seeing as I'll be chasing a 1 yr old around, not being able to lounge around and nap all day. But, it's been good. It actually seems to be flying by a lot faster too.
And, the biggest question yet... are you going to find out the sex this time? Probably not. As most/all of you know, we chose not to find out with Alli, and it was seriously the best feeling/surprise of our lives. That moment when you're near the end of the labor, ready to just have that baby here, and not knowing what that baby's sex is, just makes it even more thrilling. Eric and I have gone back and forth... I kind of do want to know, he doesn't... so we'll see. We still have 6 weeks to figure it out.
|So here's the shirt we opened as a gift for Alli from us at her birthday party to announce it to our family and friends..|
|And the back, giving away the big surprise :)|