Friday, November 05, 2010

Sugar, Sugar

I'm pregnant. Or rather, I AM PREGNANT! AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

(Does it seem like everyone is pregnant right now? I swear, I may have actually just caught it.)

I waited to tell you -- I waited to tell just about everyone, actually -- not just until I was out of the first trimester, but until I had also gotten the results of our genetic tests back. Because beyond just the regular WHAT IF THIS HAPPENS terror of the first trimester that pregnant ladies go through, I am also a carrier of a genetic disorder that casts a shadow on the very idea of getting pregnant.

We were very lucky with Eve and I was convinced I couldn't be so lucky twice. But I was wrong, and we are lucky, and I can now breathe a sigh of relief and just worry about the stuff that normal pregnant ladies worry about.


WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY!

Actually, since I've been in this suspended state of knowing-but-not-believing it, it's kind of like I just found out about this little thing inside me. But it's there, and it's fine and well and growing and I heard the heartbeat yesterday and I guess it's really real.

Come May, Eve is going to have a little brother.

So...Crazy!  And now that the cat's finally out of the bag, prepare to be regaled with stories of the first trimester, which involved some general nausea and very strong, very specific food cravings centering around all things sugar: cake, pie, chocolate, cookies, popsicles, and pineapple. That extra tonnage of Halloween candy? Gone.

You will also get to hear about the longest week ever, which featured a doctor I wanted to kick in the head. Also the story of another doctor who, after explaining to us how I have a very reclusive cervix, did not think that Ish's "YOU HAVE THE J.D. SALINGER OF CERVIXES" was funny. (Wrong.)

I seem to be a lot more relaxed in general this time around, too. I am about a thousand times less concerned over all the little things that made me crazy the first time, and am making a concerted effort to try to actually enjoy this pregnancy (since it will VERY likely be the last one) rather than spend the entire time terrified that I'm doing something wrong.

Overall, we're very happy, we're very excited, and I might also sort of be wondering how much chocolate cake I can eat between now and May.

69 comments:

  1. AHH! Congrats. Talk about a surprising post in my reader!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wowza! Congratulations lady! xox

    ReplyDelete
  3. YAY! Congrats, Kristy - that's fabulous news!

    ReplyDelete
  4. CONGRATS! Boys are super awesome ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. thrilled for you, ish and eve! so exciting.
    congratulations!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. The answer to the cake question can be expressed in metric tonnes and would terrify you.

    On the bright side, as the (mostly) proud owner of TWO May baby boys, I can tell you that you picked the finest time of year to be pregnant. FOr a number of reasons, not the least of which is that YOU get to get fat when everyone ELSE gets fat.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great news, friend! We have one of each and it is SOOO fun! I can't wait to hear about all fo it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. so exciting!! congrats to you guys

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW ! congrats !! yall make adorable kids, can't wait to see one in boy-form.

    txsjewels

    ReplyDelete
  10. OMG congrats!!! Freaky internet stranger moment: I had a random thought a few weeks ago & was all "I suspect either Amalah or Kristy is pregs". Or both?! I'm so happy for you, Ish & Eve!

    ReplyDelete
  11. OMG! Congratulations! How very exciting.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations! I am so excited for you! and Ish! and Eve! and baby boy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, how wonderful! Extra congratulations to you for making it through the stress and the concern and the ding-dong doctor and having to wait to share the good news. I cheers my chocolate cake to you!

    ReplyDelete
  14. omg YAY! Congrats on the baby, and on dodging the genetic bullet! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. That is so wonderful Kristy! Congratulations!!! Best wishes to your soon to be born son!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congratulations! Talk about a surprise!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. that is so exciting!

    Congratulations

    {new reader here}

    ReplyDelete
  18. Holy crap! That is awesome!!! I know how the first time around you didn't even know if you could get pregnant once, and now to have it happen twice, is fantastic news!

    I assume the diet has ended at this point? You should definitely tell us when you realized and started eating real food again.

    Congrats :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations on baby #2 and the good outcome on all your tests! Two kids is definitely a different ballgame, so enjoy every (crazy) moment. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congratulations! And allow me to share this tidbit from US NEws & World report (hoping to be in need of this type of information soon myself):

    What's the deal with chocolate—can eating it during pregnancy really benefit babies, as you say in your book?

    Frequent chocolate consumption during pregnancy has been tied to a happier, less fussy baby. Pregnant women who eat five or more servings of chocolate each week have a 40 percent lower risk of developing preeclampsia, a high blood pressure condition [that can endanger the lives of both mother and child].

    Clearly chocolate cake is mandatory for your baby's well-being!! :-)

    Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
  21. So much congratulations! I'm due in May as well, and I am thrilled to death that the entire Internet is pregnant, too! Also, save me some cake.

    EEEEE congratulations!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congratulations! I hope to join your ranks soon. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh, man, he's in for it from my two. So happy for you both! Hooray for health!

    ReplyDelete
  24. So, so ridiculously happy for all 3 1/3 of you! (I started to count the cats in that, but I doubt they are thrilled with the news.)

    Congratulations, you guys.

    ReplyDelete
  25. YAY! I am far too emotionally invested in the health and well-being of a total stranger. BUT YAY!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my god, Kristy, this is beyond crazy and I will tell you why: Somehow I began reading you because you were pregnant the same time my daughter was pregnant. She had thought she couldn't get pregnant, but did. Eve came shortly before our Gavin came. Now my daughter is pregnant again, due in May and freaking out about it because they had not planned this one. Oops. But we are all thrilled. She MUST read your blog now. There are just so many coincidences. Congratulations to your darling family!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congratulations! So happy for you all! We also have a girl and a boy and have been thrilled.

    ReplyDelete
  28. JD Salinger of cervixes? Ha ha ha ha.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congrats! I know I tweeted, but have to say again, SO EXCITED for you and the family. Woo hoo! I love babies. I may have to be careful, though, considering it IS going around. :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. OMG!
    10xCrap!! Congrats Kristy...
    I had almost forgotten the D-Fo
    FBN, Serre, GA, Snarky, BnB...
    May your Blessings continue

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great news! Come next Halloween you can have a whole flock of sheep! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congrats!!! New babies are so exciting and you and Ish make Awfully cute ones!

    ReplyDelete
  33. How wonderful! I'm excited for you, and looking forward to all your pregnancy stories.

    ReplyDelete
  34. CONGRATULATIONS!
    Very awesome news. I will read your birth Tweets from my couch instead of while giving birth this next time. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Much happiness to all three of you! Ish is a very funny man. Maybe you need to keep dr. shopping. If you were in Dallas I'd have one to recommend. (And some midwives- my preference now!)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wonderful Wonderful News!!! Congrats hun!

    ReplyDelete
  37. So awesome! It DOES seem like everyone on the internets is pregnant, but that doesn't make your news any less exciting! A boy!

    ReplyDelete
  38. YAY! Congratulations! (Also, JD Salinger of cervixes is hilarious.) :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Congratulations Ish, Eve, and Kristy! So exciting and I'm so glad that everything is normal!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congratulations! Be prepared to learn that the differences between boys and girls exist from BIRTH. :) But, you will cherish them both for the same reasons and for different ones as well.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congratulations!!! I read the tweet then had to come here and read the full story. Yay!!!

    Not to sound spammy, but I just found Amazon Mom today and thought of you...discounts on baby stuff and free shipping. You might need a few diapers ;-)

    Also, JD Salinger IS hysterical. I guess that means no cervix interviews...

    ReplyDelete
  43. Congrats! Here's to a happy, healthy remainder of your pregnancy!

    ReplyDelete
  44. What beautiful news! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Congratulations!!! What great news!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow... 3 of my favorite bloggers are pregnant right now... and you are one of them!! I know crazy things like this usually happen in threes, but pleeze God let me be the fourth!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congratulations! I also have a genetic disorder (which turned out to be fine in my first one) but the mix of excitement and dread and hormones and secrets, etc. etc. makes those first few months when you are waiting on test results so difficult. I am very happy you are past that.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I am so excited for you! I've been following your blog for awhile and remember when you were posting about names for Eve! At that time my husband and I were trying but not pregnant yet. Now we have a 7 month old daughter Ella and I still love reading your site, getting tips and a good laugh. Congrats to you, Ish and Eve and the little boy on the way!! YAY!!

    JL

    ReplyDelete
  49. Many congratulations Kristy! Can't wait to read more about your adventures with the new addition :)

    Wishing you a healthy and happy pregnancy!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Yaaaayyy!!! Congrats! I think it's definitely "going around" ;)

    ReplyDelete
  51. I've been back reading and occasionally check to see if you have any new updates. I got to this one and now I see why there are none. You are a busy woman!!

    ReplyDelete