Monday, March 22, 2010

An announcement - and an introduction.

Internet, I'd like to introduce you to someone: Humpy 2. (If you're curious as to the nickname, you can check out the story behind Teddy's nickname in utero.)

This photo was taken almost 5 weeks ago, at 12 weeks. We waited to say anything to most people (other than family and close friends) until after that point, since I had a miscarriage at 12 weeks back in 2007. All seems to be going well this time around, and we've another ultrasound scheduled for the 29th. This one - the morphological one - is my favourite. Yes, we will hopefully find out the sex, but seeing the heart chambers working and all the organs is just so very cool!

But oh! internets! How I have wanted to share this with you. The first trimester exhaustion - coupled with my starting a brand new job and having a toddler - was deadly. But it was nothing to the brutal, brutal nausea and vomitting. In order to function, I had to go on Dicl*ctan. It helped, but I had to make sure that I ate something every couple of hours, and the snack had to contain protein or else! But with fears of listeriosis (another outbreak in Canada - that's one during each pregnancy for me), my 'quick and easy' protein options are limited. After one particularly bad day, I ended up crying and declaring to Dave "I am SO SICK OF CHEESE STRINGS!"

Since the start of the 2nd trimester - happily followed by warmer, sunnier weather - things have been looking up. I have much more energy and I am no longer taking any sort of meds. I do still need to eat frequently, but I can handle that! I love my midwife, and am very happy to be able to use their service again.

Most importantly - we are THRILLED! It's going to be a bit crazy, with a 19 month old and a newborn, but others have done it before - we'll suck it up! Due date is August 27th.

I will be sure to let you know if Teddy is expecting a little brother or a little sister -- as long as Humpy 2 cooperates next Monday!


  1. SQUEEEEEEEEE! That is indeed most exciting news - congrats to you and Dave!!!

  2. Congrats! I had guessed, but waited to say anything. Arwen would agree that August 23 is a very fine date...

  3. Oh, and she and Branwen (AND Miriel and Brandon) think 18-19 months is an excellent spacing for siblings.... And I didn't mind it. ;-D

  4. Squeeee!! Squeeee!! Squeeeeeee!!!

    The age difference between your kids will be about the same as between Nancy and me (we are 18 months apart).

    Looking forward to meeting my new little niece or nephew!

    Also, did I mentioned "squeeee"?

  5. Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

  6. Congrats congrats congrats!!!! xo

  7. yeah a girl! Feel free to name her Leanne. No problem. (=

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