Surprise, I’m pregnant!

Picture I took from a hot air balloon race we attended in June. 

I guess I’m good at keeping secrets. I’m pregnant and due around Thanksgiving. Just this week I passed the “viability” mark of 24 weeks so it feels like this just might turn out well. Call me suspicious or paranoid (wait, you already did that back in 2010!), but I’m just one of those people who doesn’t always think things will go according to plan. It took awhile to achieve this pregnancy and so I’m not taking it for granted.

What am I having? We didn’t find out. In fact, if you elect not to find out at my OB/GYN practice, they don’t even note it in the anatomy ultrasound report. So no one knows! It’s a little maddening for me, but my husband loves surprises. Why take that from him?

Hot air balloons are pretty, but I’m scared of heights — no thanks!

Where’s the belly picture? I’m not ready to publish one right now. Because it took me a bit to get here, I’m sensitive to women like me. Last fall it would have been a little tough to read a pregnancy announcement or see a surprise belly — I’m not ready to do that to anyone. Also, being pregnant is not exactly flattering. I’ll be sure to put up a picture in the next month or so — before I really swell up.

That may explain my occasional flakiness in blog posting over the past months — sometimes I just had to go to bed. In general, my symptoms this time have been more mild than before, but I’m more tired than I was the last time. Chasing Charlie accounts for that, I’m sure.

Nutrition continues to be at the forefront of my mind — in fact, it’s more important than ever. I’m sure to blog about that a bit in the future as well.

So there you go!

Big changes coming for this little guy (Enjoying the hot air balloons)

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42 thoughts on “Surprise, I’m pregnant!”

  1. Yay! That’s so exciting and amazing! Congratulations! Gosh, it must have been SO hard for you to keep it a secret! 🙂

  2. Congratulations!!! I think it’s amazing that you are being sensitive to others during this time. I know it means a lot to the right people (definitely would have to me at a certain point). Rest up, Mama!

    1. Thanks Alysa! Everyone is at a different point in their journeys (food, fertility, fitness — you name it).

  3. Congratulations! Isn’t it amazing how much more exhausting it is the 2nd+ time around when you are chasing older kids who don’t seem to understand your desire to just.be.still?
    I am sure that you are sporting a lovely bump, embrace and enjoy it! My second pregnancy was a surprise of twins… I went from chubby pre-pregnancy to BELLY within weeks of learning there was more then one nesting! That makes pregnancy feel like FOREVER!
    Rest up!

  4. Congratulations! I started following your blog after finishing/enjoying your book, my wife and I just welcomed our second in June (we also have a 2.5 year old) – who needs sleep!?! Best moving forward.

  5. Congrats! Sounds like everything I did when I was pregnant last summer. I found out in late April and hardly anyone knew till the end of the Summer. Best wishes for continued health!

  6. Congrats! I’m (We) are pregnant with our second and due in November as well (our first just turned 2 at the end of June). Exciting times! I look at my son sometimes and think, “You have NO idea what’s coming to you!!!” 🙂

  7. Been following you forever, but I never comment. This deserves a comment. Many congratulations!!! I love that it’s a surprise too!! Looking forward to many more happy posts!

  8. Congratulations! We chose to be surprised by the gender of our children, too. Here’s something fun about that: when people asked, “What are you having?” I said, “A human — I hope.”

    Good luck and I hope you stay in good health!

  9. Congratulations! I’m pregnant too, and due in October. I too had a difficult time conceiving this one and have felt very private about the pregnancy, so I understand where you are coming from. However, if you are up to it, I’d love to read a post about what changes you’ve made in your diet based on this pregnancy! I’ve done a few things based on some initial borderline blood glucose results: switched to full fat dairy, eliminated white flour/white rice, and always eat protein and fat when I have carbs. It has worked really well to keep my blood sugar stable and in the healthy range! I’ve never monitored my blood sugar at home with a glucometer, but my midwife recommended it and it has been highly educational.

  10. Congratulations! Question: Because of you and Charlie’s sensitivities to certain foods, are you going to be cautious with what you introduce to this baby?

    I am really happy for you and your family!

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