I found out on May 7th that we are expecting! We had been trying for about a year and a half. I would say about half of that time wasn't technically "trying" but just more of not preventing it... which I guess is trying. But then after last summer we starting getting more impatient that it wasn't happening so easily. I started tracking my ovulation and all that good stuff. After a while, my doctor put me on Clomid (which is kind of like an ovulation helper). He was going to try that for 3 months, but it only took ONE month and BAM.... baby on board. I feel like I should name the babies middle name Clomid in thanks. No, bad idea. I wanted to wait until I was in my second trimester to announce it on my blog. I didn't want to jinx myself. We told everyone we knew right away though we wanted to share it with friends and family no matter what happened.
I am not one of those people who want to wait and find out if its a boy or a girl. If I could have known on day one I would have. I have a couple friends who think its terrible to find out and I should wait to be surprised. But the way I see it, it is STILL going to be a surprise when I have the ultra-sound, and THEN I get another day of joy when the baby gets here. Why lump it all in one day when you don't have to? Spread the love.
We have our gender determination appointment set for July 30th. The soonest they would let me. I will be a few days shy of 16 weeks. Hopefully we will be able to see the "down there" region of our little bundle of joy on that day. Thinking of names has been lots of fun. It was terrible in the beginning, I just kept thinking, "How can I make a decision when this is a lifetime label?" It was too much pressure. Then I started writing down any and all names I liked, even if I knew I'd never use them. We have narrowed that list down but a lot already. Now I just want to finalize a name so I can call my little seedling something.
I'm so happy to share our news with all of you... finally. Obviously, I haven't posted at all in the last 2 months and I feel terrible. I really haven't had any inspiration or ideas. Plus, I felt like I was lying to everyone by not telling you guys about the baby. I feel much better now that cyber space knows. I've been fatigued to where I could probably have slept all day every day. I've had no inspiration to be creative or even keep my house clean. But now that I've entered my second trimester I'm feeling much more energized, and the naps have decreased.
Our due date is January 16th. I’m excited to be all huge and pregnant during Christmas. (I say that now, although I’ve never been huge and pregnant). I’ll keep you posted on all the baby news as it comes. Oh and I still need to write up the story about how I found out I was pregnant…
Thank you for being patient and not abandoning Rocky Bella while I’ve been M.I.A.I appreciate my readers so much and I’m glad you’re still out there.