Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I am certain that each pregnancy is unique and different.  At least I hope they are.

My pregnancy with the girls was considered high rish just because there were two.  That meant that beyond having frequent obstetrician appointments, we had monthly, then more frequent visits with a perinatologist.  We had a LOT of ultrasounds and check-ups and blood work.  I read pregnancy, twin, nutrition, and nursing books.  We talked about names every night.  We talked to my belly.  I ate just enough calories of the right make-up. 

And then they were born and I learned that NOTHING I read prepared me.  I learned that no matter how many 'pictures' I had seen while they were in my belly, I didn't know what they looked like.  I learned that as much as we try to micro-manage, God has this gig all figured out without any help from us.

And THEN I got pregnant with #3.  And I hadn't planned it.  And I was shocked.  And I had my hands full.  And I knew that stewing about how its growing and how its developing doesn't change a thing.  And honest to goodness, there were days I forgot I was pregnant.  It's a different experience.

AND THEN I got to see baby #3 in an ultrasound today!  And we found out that he's a BOY!  And all those old wheels are turning again...and we'll be talking to him, and wondering what he'll look like, and picking out names, and imagining how our family will change.

Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. being preggers after already having children is a whole new ball game. after all, who has time to do all the planning/worrying/etc that you did the first time around when chasing toddlers around all day? so happy for you guys. glad to know i am not the only one having to adjust to a boy in the mix!