Baby in Belly
Henry showed me today that he has a baby in his belly, by putting a ball in his overalls.
I guess he has been listening and understands what is going on inside my belly.
Yes, it is true baby #4 is brewing to arrive the spring of 2012!
Last week on Robbie’s birthday he gave me a hug after opening his gifts and noticed my “bigger” belly and asked if I was going to have another baby. I was surprised by his comment. I looked down at my belly and realized that my belly is getting bigger. It is time to start sharing our news. I had hoped to tell more of my friends in person and our extended family in a more personal way. This seems to be the best way for me to spread the word.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your due date? Sometime in the spring, after skiing is done! I am not counting weeks and days at this point. We all know babies come when they are ready. I will patiently wait and enjoy every day of this pregnancy.
Was this planned? If you know me well enough to know how many children I have always dreamed of having then you know the answer. If you don’t then please don’t ask. Some of the best kids were surprises to their parents (me being one of them)!
Are you trying/hoping for a girl? NO! I gave that up two babies ago!
Will you do another home birth? Yes, I sure hope so and will do every thing I can to make it possible!
Are you doing the heparin shots? No. I used heparin with Robbie and Charlie’s pregnancies until 34 weeks. After consulting with a perinatologist and my midwife it was determined that I don’t need to use heparin to maintain a pregnancy. I was 18 weeks pregnant with Henry at that time, with two weeks worth of meds left, I stopped the heparin at 20 weeks with Henry. Lately, I have had many worrisome days. I am renting a doppler from babybeat.com . I am reassured everyday that things are still good on the inside.
Will you find out the gender of this baby? No! I love this kind of surprise (this might be the only kind of surprise I like). Plus, not knowing is a good motivator for me in those last few moments of pushing to get that baby out!