1) I am due the first week of October.
2) We're going to (try to) wait until the baby is born to find out the gender. Instead of saying we're "waiting to be surprised," (since it would be a surprise whether it was at 16 weeks through a sonogram or at 40 weeks through the birth), we're just waiting! This is going to be hard for me, since I definitely want to know. I might keel over and die one day, so if that happens, you know why.
3) We have names picked out. Feel free to ask if you want to know. :)
4) In answer to the question: Was it a surprise or were you trying? here's my little answer. Believe it or not, there are more than two possibilities. The third is called, being open to the possibility of being pregnant. Since we use NFP (give me an enormous megaphone for a second so I can set the record straight: "NFP is not the rhythm method!! Okay thanks bye."), my husband and I know every month when pregnancy is most likely. I started counting down the days till I could take a pregnancy test to know for sure. Sure enough, it was positive! :)
The coolest thing about this pregnancy is that my two sisters-in-law and I are all due within about two weeks from each other. That's three new babies all at once. Awesome!
This time around, there are things I want to do differently. For example, I'd like to exercise during this pregnancy - even if it's just a little. I'd also like to babywear more when he/she is born.
|How I told my husband the news!|
We're planning for a homebirth, probably a waterbirth, with this one again. We have the same wonderful midwife. I'm so excited to have a whole pregnancy with her, as opposed to just the last 4 months. I'm starting to practice hypnobirthing again. Also taking my homeopathic cell salts. So far, things are good!
We're hoping to get a sonogram soon! After that, if all goes well, we're smooth sailing.
Welcome, baby number two!