So, there’s something I haven’t told you. And I’ve been DYING to tell you! I know it’s been very quiet around Carrots and on the FB page for the past month. But it’s for a better reason that just getting busy, Nutcracker rehearsal season arriving, and watching too many BBC miniseries…
Yes! We’re pregnant! 9 weeks tomorrow. We are thrilled, excited, psyched, and grateful to be blessed with another little soul. I’ve also been oh so queasy and oh so exhausted which is exactly in line with my other pregnancies first trimester. Be gone first trimester! Let’s get into that second trimester energy kick, please. You know, the one where this unorganized, messy girl actually feels like organizing the bathroom storage cabinet and other nifty uncharacteristic projects? Yeah, let’s get there.
We decided to wait to announce it until our first Dr.’s appointment. There’s something so reassuring about seeing that teensy tiny beating heart.
And I’ll be honest. I was kind of nervous. Actually really nervous. I had completely worked myself up because I had some minor spotting–something I’ve never had during either pregnancy. And last week my nausea actually got a little better–something that never happens this early in a pregnancy for me. I was just convinced something was wrong. And when the Dr. pointed to the ultrasound screen and said, “Look. There’s the heart beating,” I started to cry. “Really!? It’s beating!? You’re sure!?” Oh, praise God. Most beautiful little sight I’ve ever seen.
Today I’m not looking as glowing as I did in this sweet pics our friend Lauren of Simply Inspired Mama took. In fact, I look downright frightening. I managed to catch a stomach flu yesterday, on top of the morning sickness, and have only gotten out of bed to puke since last night. So, prayers please. I’ve been sipping on water and am totally keeping it down after 20 minutes. Progress!
So, I think I can promise you a quieter Carrots in the coming weeks. I’m queasy, tired, and my brain doesn’t work. I really don’t think I can handle much more than one (maybe two) posts a week for awhile. But come next May I can offer you pictures of a new squishy, adorable baby. So, that’s something, right? Nobody’s mad?
WE’RE HAVING A BABY!