12 April 2012


Eric's birthday is in September, mine's in November, and Ike's is in December. That means we planned things rather perfectly since the new baby is due in the middle of October.

  • I'm 14 weeks along.
  • This first trimester hasn't been as bad as the first trimester with Ike, besides the frequent and very bad migraines I experienced the first several weeks. The general exhaustion has been much lower, and the nausea has also been significantly lower. Huzzah.
  • I alternate between being extremely thrilled and being extremely overwhelmed about having another baby.
  • Unlike my pregnancy with Ike where people still could not tell I was pregnant when I was like 20 weeks along, my muscles and ligaments began giving up at about 9 weeks. Other people couldn't tell that early, but I could. (With Ike I didn't begin noticing until about 16 weeks - maybe even later.) (Only one person has pointed out my belly and asked if I'm pregnant. She is nearly five. If she noticed then grownups are noticing too but are being more polite.)
  • If you had asked us any time before I was actually pregnant if we had good name ideas I would have told you that we probably had more baby names than we would have children, and we had all our favorites at the ready. We are less certain now. Bah.
  • But I do have an arsenal of blog names this time around. This child will not have a temporary blog name like Ike did.
  • I think it is a boy baby.
  • If you ask Ike where the baby is, he will point at my body somewhere between my collar bone and my legs. In actuality, he has no idea what's happening. He'll be about 22 months when New Baby comes.
  • Yes, I took Clomid again. I had some left over from last time, so I just treated myself on the same dose that worked with Ike. It worked the first time.
  • I took one negative pregnancy test, two ambiguous ones, and finally one that showed I was clearly pregnant. It was so different than last time where I was certain I wasn't pregnant (because I had taken a test that said I had not ovulated. I found out much later those tests are notoriously inaccurate).
  • Having done this once before, I have more set ideas about what I plan to do during the delivery. This time around I'm going to skip the painkiller fentanyl and go straight to the epidural. Also maybe I won't be induced, but if I am, that's okay. Also, I'm going to cut the cord this time, and maybe also the baby can be given to me immediately this time. Since my dad won't be having triple bypass surgery the day this kid is born I will also have a strict phones-off policy. I just want everyone to leave me alone. I'll call, text, and update Facebook once the baby gets here.
  • We got to tell some of Eric's family in a very fun way: 

Did I skip anything?


La Yen said...

Congratulations! Two is wonderful! (And I have nothing but love for your birth plan. Sounds like heaven!)

DJ said...

CONGRATS! I know it may be a little late, but I've heard that smelling lemons helps with the nausea, and sometimes Sea Bands help. However, your already over your 1st trimester, and I've never been pregnant so what do I know? LOL! I've got nothing on the migraines except hokum. ^_^

heidikins said...

Congrats!! That's really exciting!!


Erin Gong said...

Congratulations! This post made my day - I don't know why, but every time I check out blogs on my reader I think, "I should make sure to read every post in case one is a pregnancy announcement". It is so rarely the case.

But enough about me - we're excited for you guys. Glad you're not feeling too bad and can't wait to hear what real and blog name you come up with. (Really, though, for all practical purposes, Ike's real name is Ike to me)

trishtator said...

Woo-hooo! This is most excellent! Your first paragraph made me re-read. (I thought I had missed a post where you declared #2, or that I was accidentally on an old post announcing Ike.) So, 10 points for Sherry, you made me do a double-take (in a good way).

Much happiness and a nausea-less pregnancy to you and the family! :)

Janssen said...

Hooray! So so happy for you guys.

Jenn said...

The no phones policy is just plain smart.


Lisa Carter said...

"I just want everyone to leave me alone". Best labor/delivery attitude EVER! Sometimes I kind of feel like that even when I am not having a baby.

Alicia K said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news :)

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Mariah said...

Yay for you and your family! Congratulations! 2 is fun, especially when New Baby and Ike will be able to play together.

Priscilla said...

Yay! Congrats! Now, all I want is a cake and a baby named after me. Is this too much to ask?!?!

charisse said...

Congratulations Sherry! My two pregnancies were so different, I hope this one continues on a good foot for you.

Lanette said...

Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations!!! We're so excited for you. Baby names are scary for me--I just worry about them way too much. I'm sure you have a wonderful list at the ready though. It is daunting though huh =)

Nemesis said...

Well congratulations to you! Am so glad to hear that you're feeling better this time around. That's one thing that scares me about the idea of getting pregnant again--how do I keep up with a toddler if I feel awful?

Anyway. Not the point. The point is, Yay for you!