Then it was time for my family to find out the surprise. I had bought Mr H. a Willow Tree figurine of a pregnant woman that he brought over to the big house. Once everyone was gathered around, he said that he wanted to show everyone this awesome gift I gave him and he brought it out and I could hear my brother, JW, say "Are you pregnant!?" My mom clapped her hands around her mouth. Everyone was so excited. Probably more excited than I was at that time. I am excited, I'm just nervous/scared. There's a lot that can go wrong with the pregnancy and birth and I want this birth to be a healing one after the birth I experienced with KK.
So this was the announcement I made to let everyone know that we were expecting. We announced it on Valentine's Day after our 2nd OB appt. We've had about 150 people like our status and about 60 people comment on our status. We have a lot of people who love us and support us and for that I am grateful.
Our 1st OB appt last month was the usual, ask a million questions, annual, and feel on the boobies. But the coolest thing that happened was the Midwife was able to capture the heartbeat on the doppler, only for a few seconds, but we heard it. It was like music, that has always been my favorite part of the visits. So when on the 2nd visit she couldn't capture the heartbeat, I was feeling pretty nervous that something was wrong. So, the same midwife took us in to do an ultrasound. I was pretty much holding my breath until I saw the little heart fluttering. KK was with us and got to see his new brother or sister on the ultrasound screen. He thought it was really cool. And Mr H. was just in awe. The baby was bouncing and wiggling EVERYWHERE! No wonder the Midwife couldn't find a heartbeat. The baby had its arms and legs moving (waving a couple times) and was just going crazy in there. Makes me nervous for when it gets bigger!
The ultrasound picture isn't the best. A couple times we had a great picture of the baby, the print button was hit and the baby would move and we'd lose the picture. But so far there only looks like one baby in my womb and the baby looks healthy! I sent the ultrasound picture to Mr H.'s mom and she told me that Mr H was very busy in her belly. He kicked her so hard in the ribs and sternum that she had bruises! Yikes...I hope this child doesn't take after its dad!
I am hoping to document this experience better than I did with KK. I started blogging when he was about 9 months old and I want to be able to remember these precious moments.