Monday, June 21, 2010

A Secret I've Beeen Keeping

I've had a really difficult time posting lately. There have been many reasons, but the most challenging one has been this news I've been trying to keep quiet. But now, we have made the news public, so I can post it here. We are expecting a baby in January.
We have a history of miscarriage and being over 40 also increases the risk of miscarriage, so we decided not to say anything, especially to our kids, until we had seen/ heard a heartbeat, which we did last week. The kids are so excited and so are we.

I was really sick for about 3 weeks - extreme nausea, extreme tired, extremely heightened sense of smell. I spent a great deal of the last few weeks sleeping or lying down and doing my best to avoid walking anywhere near the kitchen. Before I became pregnant, I didn't notice any smells in the kitchen, but now I do - funny. And unfortunately, for some reason I don't notice pleasant smells, only unpleasant ones, lol. The result of all that kitchen avoidance was not cooking for 3 weeks. Thankfully the nausea has subsided.

I actually made a menu plan for this week. I'm hoping to actually follow it. If I get a chance, I will post the menu later this week.


Melanie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What wonderful news!! I will add you to my St. Gerard's prayer list! I am so happy for you & your family -- what a nice way for me to start my morning. This was the first blog I clicked on to read!

Alea said...

Congratulations! I am excited for you and your family! I will keep you and your baby in my prayers!