I posted this on Facebook a few days ago:
It seemed about time to make the official announcement. I haven't mentioned it here on the blog yet, either, but (I think) most of the people who read this are family and have known about it for awhile. For those who haven't...surprise!
We actually kept this one a secret for quite a while. Most of the family knew. But only a friend or two knew about the pregnancy until about 16 weeks when I got tired of starting to look like I was getting fat for no reason. So we started telling people. But it's not an easy thing to bring up in conversation!
I had the 20 week ultrasound on Tuesday. They did one of the level 2 ones because I'm "elderly". Thankfully, the baby seems to be perfect so far. They checked for Down's Syndrome, club feet, cleft palates, etc. Combined with some blood work they did a few weeks ago, it appears that I'm at a super-low risk for any defects or abnormalities. Which is a huge relief.
And, thankfully, IT'S A GIRL!!! We will have equal numbers! Hooray! Which is good because this one will be the last. Mea came along to the ultrasound with me because she was so excited to find out. And she's been telling everyone since about how she's going to have a sister.
Overall this pregnancy hasn't been too difficult. Granted, I was sicker during the first trimester than I have been with all the others. I threw up more with this one than the others combined. But once I hit the 13 week mark, it has been smooth sailing. It's crazy to compare it with Davin's pregnancy, where at this point, I had already been on bed rest for 2 months, but was finally able to get up and move.
The due date for this one is Nov 2, but with my tendency to have babies that come early, I'm guessing it will be born sometime in October. But who knows--maybe she'll tease me and be late. What's funny about her due date is that Evan will be out of town from the 1st-5th of November, presenting all his research at a conference where he will also be meeting with recruiters from universities for potential jobs, and possibly even having a few impromtu interviews. So it's not something he can miss. So lets hope this girl is either early or really late!!