Friday, June 17, 2011

Cats

I love, love, love cats. Right now we don't have one, but some day I plan to have a kitty again.
When I think of the phrase 'the cat's out of the bag' I imagine some poor kitty waiting, waiting to be let out and finally SPRINGING out of it's prison.
So I'm letting the cat out of the bag:

I'm pregnant! As of last Tuesday I'm 14 weeks along. I'm due December 13, but will have the baby early since I have c-sections. I've been postponing this post because I wanted to post a copy of our ultrasound pictures, since moving out though, we don't have a scanner to scan them into the computer.

I know it was a tricky-trick to play in my ending post about fertility. Please forgive me, I just wasn't ready at 2 weeks pregnant to let the world know. I have such a long time getting pregnant that when I finally do the stress of telling people right away and running the risk of a miscarriage is too much for me to handle. So I've always waited until the 3 month mark is over before telling anyone but immediate family.

We are super thrilled with this turn of events. The boys are really excited, although it is still a little cerebral for M. I think he understands about being a big brother but not fully. I'm not at all concerned about jealousy issues, he'll almost be 5 when the baby is born.

This is the sickest pregnancy I've had. And I am exceptionally sensitive to smells. In fact, the smell of my kitchen cabinets is sure to make me want to be sick. I am always really hungry which I don't remember from my 1st two pregnancies, and I am going to the bathroom A LOT (a tid-bit I hadn't forgotten about). The tiredness is lessening as I get further in, but I had a hard go of it for a few weeks.

Thank you all for your love and concern, I appreciate your support and friendship. It really does mean a lot to me, even if it sounds trite.




PS: It's a girl!

12 comments:

Amberly said...

good job, I'm proud of you for sharing! I'm so excited for you and your family, a little girl will be smothered with love! yipee!!

Keri Oke said...

OMGOsh.........I wish I could change the size of my typing for you to truly get my excitment. Wow girl you have grown so much through this experience what a wonderful growth spurt in your testimony. and its a GIRL...No Way!!!! how lucky are you. im just beaming from ear to ear. THis is fantastic. love ya lots. and congrats.

The last Unicorn said...

Love how you snuck the PS in there! I am ecstatic for you guys. Cant wait to meet that little girl. And here is my PS. we have a cat that keeps coming into our back yard to do its business in my garden... I would be happy to steal it from who ever it belongs to and give it to you!

Shiloh McKinnon said...

So happy for you guys!! CONGRATS!

Lindsay said...

alicia,
congrats! and a little girl. there's so much different joy to be found wiht little girls. as i'm sure you understand, boys have a way of pulling at mom's heart, but there is a differnt side to happiness with little girls that little guys can't bring. thrilled for your family. can't wait to see the little tike. hope you are all doing well...lindsay

Our Family said...

Yippee!!! I'm so incredibly happy for you! Congratulations.

Ashlee said...

I am not a cat fan but I am a HUGE FAN of your great news. Congrats! I found I was sicker with our baby girl than with the boys. Luckily, I found some things that really helped midway through... hooray for your family!

Deirdre Eagar said...

congrats!! so happy for you.

The Hale Fam said...

HIP-HIP-HOORAY! I am so excited for you guys. That will be one lucky girl to have such great big brothers watching over her (and toughening her up a bit along the way I'm sure!)

O'Leary O'Family said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray! I'm so happy for you and your sweet little girl!
Congrats! I'm so happy for your family!

Kyla said...

Congrats!

The Bundy Family said...

Hurray! Congratulations. I am so so happy for you. Wishing you everyday of feeling better. Being sick is the worst, but oh so worth it. And a girl?! Great news!