What can I say.. it's been a busy summer! I intended to do "life lately" posts more often but I've been a bit distracted! There's a good reason, I promise! We are indeed adding another little boy to our team (yes you read that right it's a BOY)! I'm currently 19 weeks+ and due in January. The first 4+ months totally kicked my butt (you've probably noticed the blog has been a bit slower) that will change I promise! I will spare you the yucky details, lets just say it was the hardest of the 5 first trimesters I've completed.
While I'm overwhelmed with excitement, pregnancy for me is always filled with a good amount of worry. With a history of a placental abruption & preterm delivery, and then of course recent genetic issues, my head is always spinning with what-ifs. BUT, the good news is (and part of the reason why I've waited so long to tell you) is that I've had CVS (genetic testing) done, and several ultrasounds, and everything is looking good (sense the huge sigh of relief). I will never be fully relaxed until this little guy comes out happy and healthy, but I'm trying my very best to enjoy this pregnancy and let myself be excited!
Believe it or not I've never done an announcement, never done a bump shot, never had a shower; I've always been very cautious. With my first son (my rainbow baby after we lost Ellie) I was petrified and didn't buy a thing or talk about names until I was past 24 weeks... But this is very likely my last rodeo, and I want to enjoy the second half of this pregnancy, be excited and celebrate.
I feel pretty darn lucky right now, and trust me when I tell you that not for one minute do I take it for granted. I know there are so many families that are struggling to have a baby, or have lost a baby, and I know how lonely that feels and I am SO aware of how hard it is to see announcements and the like.. another reason why I hesitated.
But I just want to thank you all for your continued support and letting me share our story. We are thrilled and truly cannot wait to have a house full of boys and our own little hockey team. Lots of pregnancy and baby gear talk ahead! Thanks as always for stopping by; I hope you'll visit often.
I'm Rebecca, a Maine mom of three energetic young boys and wife of a lobsterman, living in my favorite place, the coast of Maine. You'll find me here talking about my parenting journey, mom style, recipes, running and exercise, travel, stories from our life in Maine and so much more! Most days I'm just figuring it out as I go - Thanks so much for stopping by!