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Friday, May 13, 2011

Just When I thought It Wouldn't happen

I am pregnant!!

Image: Mahalie
I thought that it wouldn't be for the near future, as we were moving and running around like crazy people and really don't have time for each other. Frankly, I started thinking that we wouldn't conceive another child unassisted. I had lost hope and expectations...
And then my daughter started nursing like a newborn. And I'm sure I should have had my period already. And I'm starting to feel nauseous - I was never nauseous with our daughter. And I'm tired and cranky and frustrated... could this just be a late period? No... No it is not.
So I find myself almost 8 weeks pregnant.

I must say that I am happy that I took us a while. I'm not just saying this because I am now pregnant, I actually wanted to write about this before I knew I was. I am happy I got to spend all this time with just my daughter, I learned not to take anything for granted, I learned to be patient. I learned to have faith in my body and nature.
And now I am bestowed with this wonderful gift. A second pregnancy. The timing is off and yet again it couldn't be better. Everything is hard but it is also so wonderfully easy.

My daughter burns with anticipation and talks to the baby every night, she gives the baby massages and washes my belly in the shower. She is truly ready to have a baby sister or brother. It is as it should be.



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18 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm very happy that you shared the news and that everything is going well. Best wishes on this new journey in motherhood

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  2. Congratulations! How old is your daughter? (I'm 5 weeks and our DD is 20mo.)

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  3. Congratulations! What wonderful news! It gives me a bit of hope for the future too. Wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy.

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  4. I'm happy that you're happy and that A. is happy (and that D. is happy too, I guess)
    :-)

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  5. So happy for you!! Congratulations. Excited to read about the journey here.

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  6. @Murielle: yes, everybody is over excited!
    @Momma Joje: my daughter will be three in a little month and I am 7,5 weeks

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  7. Congratulations! Great news indeed! Enjoy your pregnancy!!

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  8. Congratulations to you! Hope you'll have a safe and smooth pregnancy & delivery!

    My EDD is early-mid Sept and I hope we could go for tandem nursing.

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  9. Yay! Congrats mama! Now I am going to virtually rub your belly and you can't stop me! *rubs belly with glee*

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  10. Honey, you can rub my belly all you like! I'd actually be quite happy with some genuine attention IRL... sigh

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  11. Happy happy! Joy Joy! Congratulations!

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  12. oh my goodness congratulations!!! I'm so glad it finally happened for you. :)

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  13. Oh my! Congratulations!! I'm actually 7.5 weeks, too - I will be reading more closely than ever, though I've loved your blog for some time! What blessed news for you and your fam! Congrats again!

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  14. Congrats! You will (continue to) be a wonderful Mom! All the best, moya

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