So I know my last blog post was over a month ago but I am still here and I wanted to give you an update on what I have been up to! I am just going to come out with it. We do have some exciting news…a #homemadebaby is ON THE WAY!!! You were amazingly supportive when this happened back in February. I really felt so much LOVE on that day and I truly appreciated all of your kind messages and comments.
I have to be honest…I actually do not know my due date yet. Going in to my first ever midwife appointment this morning I was pretty sure I was around 7 weeks along. But something didn’t seem right about that number. I mean…NONE of my pants fit and I already had to buy some new bras over a week ago…and I have a very cute little bump already this week. So something wasn’t adding up. I was pretty sure I was going to announce things anyway since I am headed to Utah next week to hangout with 18,000 people (probably YOU among them) and since my clothes don’t fit and my boobs are so big and I am SO TIRED and hungry ALL THE TIME, I figured it would be pretty obvious. But I still just felt funny announcing things so publicly so early…you know?
Anyway…back to the midwife appointment. You see I am really exploring a home birth this time around…I have never told you my birth story with my now 7 year old daughter and let’s just say it was less than rosy. It is one of the main reasons why I waited so long to ever try to get pregnant again! I was telling the midwife the timing of how far along I thought I was and everything and mentioning I might want to tell people. She said why not try to listen for the heartbeat? She assured me we likely wouldn’t hear anything because it was so early (by my estimation mind you and I do not have a good memory anymore) but it was worth a shot. She said we normally can’t hear a heartbeat via doppler until 10 weeks along.
So we made the attempt and lo and behold…we both heard it loud and clear! I could hear my baby’s heartbeat…already?! She asked me to think hard about my dates…and so I did and we brainstormed and basically I was WRONG. We are pretty sure right now I am somewhere between 10-11 weeks along!
So when’s the due date?
Well that is a question mark and I things might become clearer at my first ultrasound (my only one will be around 18 weeks G-d willing) but likely early January, 2017 would be my due date! We are all MORE THAN THRILLED with this news! I am feeling much better after a few weeks of feeling very nauseous. I am still EXHAUSTED in the afternoons but I feel a weight has been lifted because 10 weeks ‘fits’ a lot better than 7. I definitely was surprised but this makes much more sense. And for all of my friends who were with us in Hawaii in May…sorry…this isn’t a ‘Kona baby’…seems this baby was in the oven before that! We just didn’t know!
So there you have it – #homemadebaby will make an appearance sometime around the end of 2016 or early 2017!
I will post more updates as I know them and also be blogging about why I am exploring a home birth (if I can keep my head up long enough to write a thoughtful post!). I cannot wait to see my Young Living family next week in Salt Lake City and with any luck I will see YOU at my Expo session on Friday afternoon (you’ve got the schedule I am sure). Hopefully they give me a stool to sit on and I remember what I want to say! So if you stop me to say hello and I am running past you it is probably because I have to pee and you don’t want to get in the way of a pregnant lady on the way to the ladies room do you? It doesn’t mean I don’t love you! <3
AHHHH!! SO EXCITED!