Friday, March 23, 2012
I'm 18 weeks along. We waited a while to make the general announcement. During the first trimester, we had so much to deal with because of Sly's condition, and it was hard to even think much about another baby (well, except for the fact that I felt like crap all the time). And then once things settled down a bit, I started getting weird about telling people. Because with my second pregnancy, we had made all our joyous announcements, and then found out a little later that the baby had not survived...and then there were all the dozens of people to contact and tell the news. I just needed to wait a little longer to be comfortable with it this time.
And we did find out the sex - the baby is a GIRL! I'm excited, because I've always wanted a girl. There're so many "girl" things I can share with her that I won't be able to share with my sons. Though it might have been nice, too, for Sly to have a brother close in age who he could be rough with.
Also, I can't wait to start collecting some of those super-adorable little girl dresses and bows and things that I always look at longingly while in the comparatively-sparse toddler boy section of department stores!