We get to have one of these again:
....and we are pretty dang excited about it (...to say the least)!
Baby #3 is due February 17th, 2012. We had our first doctor appointment today and were able to hear the baby's heartbeat! (Insert heavenly sighs here!) They didn't do an ultrasound which I was completely and utterly bummed about, and turns out they won't until 20 weeks...which tries my patience on about every level. I was really hoping to SEE my baby (...and to be sure we aren't having twins because I've had visions of us losing our minds with twin babies.) I will try to be really good and patient for 10 more weeks until we get to SEE baby boy or girl.
(Advice Q: They do elective ultrasounds for a small fee starting as early as 16 weeks to tell the gender of the baby. I praised heaven (literally...not sacrilegiously) when I saw that today...my only question is: Is 16 weeks too early to tell? We found out with Logan at 17 weeks but he was a boy so I know that can be more obvious. What if it's a girl...is it still that obvious or no? To wait or to jump on the chance the very first second I possibly can?)
I am (nearly) 10 weeks along and can hardly wait to be out of the first trimester. I am ready to not be sick and nauseous every waking moment, and to finally have some energy again. I lack serious amounts of that stuff these days. The only good thing about being nauseous all the time is that I absolutely can't stand sweets. SHOCKING, I know! I really wish that I hated sweets all the time...I'd have some serious good self-esteem. (It's amazing what not gorging on junk food al day does to your body image...Hmmm...go figure.)
Shaffer and the baby will be nearly 2 1/2 years apart. I am a bit nervous about having 3 kids 3 1/2 and under, but on the other hand we know close and we know insanity, so why not bring on some more?
The count down begins...