Big Brother

Well, I finally figured out why I’m cranky, tired and slightly nauseous.

I’m pregnant!

The timing couldn’t be more perfect; a few months ago I started taking herbs to try and get my cycle to return so that we could start trying for #2. I thought I was gearing up to ovulate, but then nothing. I figured my cycle would return eventually, but I was hoping for sooner rather than later.

Out of the blue (well, at least I thought it was out of the blue) George said, “Go take a pregnancy test.” I fought him for two weeks — “Do you have any idea how rare it is for a woman to actually ovulate the first cycle? And on top of that, over 90% of women have an anovulatory cycle first. When I have one, I’ll start charting.”

Finally I took a pregnancy test, and there it was, proof beyond a doubt, two lines.

First midwife appointment scheduled for next weekend, hopefully we’ll hear the baby’s heartbeat and get an idea of how far along I am (another reason why I’m a little upset that I wasn’t charting — I hate being at the mercy of their numbers/sonograms to determine how far along they think I am).

When we tell Georgie to “smooch the baby” he blows raspberries on my stomach. And if you ask him, “Is the baby a boy or a girl?” He immediately answers “Girl.” No questions asked.

I remember when my mom was pregnant with my younger sister, and she asked me if I wanted to come feel the baby kick. I said “No.” I was four years old and not interested in having my position as Only Child usurped in any way. I remember getting yelled at because I didn’t want to feel the baby… it’s funny what you remember.

One thought on “Big Brother

  1. Meredith



    Bubs #2! I can’t believe this one surprised YOU, the mother of all things, well, motherhood-related! Maybe Bubs II is a girl. Who else could outsmart anovulatory cycles and medical statistics. . .? 😉

    I’m looking forward to following the adventures here.

    Back to JOT soon, I promise. . .



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