Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Sorry that was so short! Yes, I am pregnant. About five minutes pregnant - 4 weeks, 2 days.

After Eleanor was born, as much as I loved her, I didn't think I'd be able to do it all again. The sleeplessness, the isolation, the anxiety...I just didn't think i could handle it.

The miracle of sleep, plus Prozac, when she was 5 months old went a long way toward making it better. By the time she was six months, I knew we'd do it again someday, but I figured we'd start in fall 2007 so they'd be about three years apart.

When Eleanor was 11 months old, I started to feel the first stirrings of baby fever. She was so much fun! How could another one not be even MORE fun? But we decided to stick to our planned timeline.

In September, when Eleanor was 14 months old, the baby fever got intolerable and I finally broached the subject with Andy. To my surprise, he said he felt ready, too. We decided to wait until after my first appointment with my new GYN, scheduled for late October. I wanted to meet her, discuss pregnancy timing, whether I should stop the Prozac, etc. But we had a plan! In preparation, I started charting, just to get an idea of my cycle.

In mid-October a friend of mine got married, and we got a babysitter for one of the first times ever. The wedding was a blast. Do you see where this is going? We had fun. But...two days later I looked at my chart and realized I was ovulating. Oops!

One week after that, I got heartburn and sore boobs. By 8 DPO, I decided I must be imagining it, and took a test that evening to shut myself up. I knew it would be negative, and I could go back to wondering for a few days.

It was positive. So were the approximately 1,000 other tests I took over the next few days to make sure.

So here we are! I did meet with the new doctor, and she's great. I'm off the Prozac for now but she'll try me on Zoloft at soon as NewKid is born (Prozac is no good for breastfeeding, unfortunately.) My first prenatal appointment is December 19.

Wish us luck!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

July 14, 2008

Is it:

a) Bastille Day?
b) the day after Eleanor's second birthday?
c) EDD of Eleanor's new brother or sister?
d) All of the above?

Answer: D.