Hello! I would like to take the time to welcome everyone to the blog (I hope my children will read this some day when they are older!) and offer up a little basic information about this blog and where it comes from.
I’m currently pregnant with what will hopefully be my first child. I have lost one pregnancy to miscarriage at eight weeks. We had been TTC (that’s trying to conceive) for about six months at that point. We were both devastated and decided to stop trying. But children were in the cards for us it seems, because after three more months (this time on birth control) we were blessed with not one, but two beautiful little amniotic sacs on the ultrasound screen. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t be the end of tragedy. We found out at nine weeks that the other twin didn’t develop, but we still had one seemingly healthy baby. This is actually a really common occurrence in twins pregnancies called “vanishing twin”. One twin just kind of “disappears” early in the pregnancy. Of course, that doesn’t lessen the hurt of losing another baby and the twin for our child.
Just a few days ago, we went in for a few test and found out that everything is perfectly alright with our baby. He or she is completely healthy! I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant and everything seems to be going well (besides the constant morning sickness). We’re on team green, and not going to find out the gender of the baby until birth. Besides that, we’re not going to reveal the gender to anyone until it becomes “apparent” in the child. We’re not going to go through great lengths to avoid people knowing the gender (if someone wants to change a diaper, we are certainly not going to stop them!) but we’re not going to announce we have a son or daughter on Facebook, just that we have a child. Gender isn’t what is important afterall.
I’ll write more and put up pictures as things get further along, but for the moment I think this is a pretty good introduction. I can’t wait for my little one to be here! I am just counting down the days until I can hold him or her in my arms.
Only 135 days left!