So you all now know that I am pregs – thank you so much for the outpouring of well wishes!
And some might think I just found out I was pregnant yesterday. But in reality, I am already 15 weeks along.
I knew about this pregnancy at a very early stage, in February. Imagine how hard it was for me to keep myself from shouting at the top of the world for more than two months now!! If you know me personally, you would know how I must have suffered. LOL!
I found out I was pregnant right after I came back from my sponsored trip to Thailand, on February 26 – if you recall, on the SAME day my father met an accident. The circumstances of my finding out I was pregnant was so bad I didn’t have the chance to celebrate it at all. I got my lab results in the morning and later that day, I was in the hospital’s trauma centre begging the Gods to spare my father’s life. The raging pregnancy hormones only added to my extreme mix of emotions I felt that day.
I even thought I’d lost the baby because of severe stress that resulted in loss of appetite and stress for days, maybe weeks. But hey, we survived! The baby is still here with heartbeat screaming loud, saying, “I’m hanging in here, mama!”
So, I am on my fifteenth week right now, TWENTY FIVE long weeks to go. It’s a long wait, but we’ve waited for this to happen for almost five years now, so what’s twenty five weeks compared to five long years?
Patience, patience, patience.
For all your curious cats, Pristine DOESN’T know yet and I plan on telling her when my prego belly is already very obvious, the later in the pregnancy, the better. Why? You don’t know my daughter. She sits in front of our oven to watch cookies cook…she’ll always ask “Not yet? Not yet?” even if the timer is set.
Imagine if I tell her now. How many “Not yet?” will I get in twenty five weeks!?
Hello Grace! Hontou ni omedetou! I’m so happy for you that I was teary-eyed while reading this and the one with the breaking news.
You take care and God bless you and that little one 🙂
Congratulations! I know how much you wanted a second child so enjoy the maternity period 🙂
You could always check off the weeks on the calendar with her. lol! I know she is going to be so happy! As we all are for you!!!!
I agree not to tell her yet if she is like that.
I remember Matthew asking me everyday in my pregnancy with Mark if the baby wants to come out already, and I repeated tell him “not yet”.
So how is this pregnancy? Morning sickness yet or is it over? How is this pregnancy different from before? I am so excited for you, Grace. I am hoping for a healthy baby BOY for you.
That’s hilarious about Pristine. I bet someone will accidentally “spill the beans”.
I can imagine how difficult it was for you to keep quiet about your pregnancy as you have been trying for so long and wanted it so much.
I’m so glad that everything is going so well with your pregnancy. I am saying prayers for you and your little one daily. HUGGLES!
They say it’s best not to announce it yet after the first trimester has passed so that’s what I did. Boy it was hard!
Wow! I had no idea you were already 15 weeks along and that you’ve known since February! Kudos to you for keeping it a secret-I DO know you and I DO know how hard that must have been. LOL
I’m so glad to hear that you and baby are hanging in there even though you had quite a rough go for awhile.
I’m sure your baby, among many other good attributes, inherited your strength ^.^
They say when a baby wants to be born, it will be born no matter what the circumstance and if he/she is not destined to come on Earth yet, he/she won’t no matter how careful you are. I guess I believe that now. 🙂
Congratulations! I can’t imagine how difficult it was for you to keep your pregnancy a secret for so long. I told everyone I knew the very day that we discovered we were expecting again. I just couldn’t contain my excitement.
I am 15 wks. 1 day into my seventh pregnancy. I will be having a scheduled induction at 39 weeks, so I only have 24 weeks left before I get to meet this sweet little one!