Saturday, January 17, 2009

Well, it's official!

We're officially PREGNANT! Just got the results back from the lab. No question now!

As of today (1/17):
  • I am 4 weeks, 4 days pregnant (248 days to go!)
  • I'm due September 22
  • Feeling fine, other than tired and bloated (I already can't wear a belt - the pressure is too uncomfortable!).

As for the likelihood of twins again, my chances are 5% (as opposed to 2.5%, which is the normal statistic). I will be pushing for an early ultrasound to see how many hearts are beating in there!

I did my Yoga Mama video I bought last time I was preggo - boy it's a nice workout! Not too strenuous, but I feel relaxed and positive afterward.

You might notice I added my pregnancy ticker to the top of my blog for easy reference. (If you are reading this in an email, click the "The Art of Monkey" link at the very bottom of the email). I had to fudge the code a bit to make the ticker appear, so hopefully it will work! It appears to be a day off, but that's close enough for me. ;)

As for the twins, they don't really understand yet. They had a lot of questions about the ladies' tummies on my Yoga Mama video, and seemed interested when I said there was a baby in there! We know they love babies (especially Boogie!) so I'm not too worried at the moment. It will sure be interesting to see them as older siblings, instead of peer siblings!

The night we got our positive home pregnancy test I went in to tuck the kids in. I thought they were asleep and I was just going to put their blankets over them. I tucked Roman in, and when I turned around, Giovanna was awake! Her back was to me and I don't think she knew I was there. I watched her put her stuffed puppy and monkey on her pillow next to her, then pull her blanket on top of them, pat them sweetly, then lay down, arm across them in a big hug. It. Was. So. Freaking. Cute.

Roman's big thing lately is to be independent. Just a few weeks ago, if we asked "do you want help?" he'd say "help" and nod. Now, he says "NO! MY HELP!" and refuses any assistance. It's kind of funny and cute, but not terribly convenient when it takes an hour to get dressed instead of 5 minutes!

Oh, the next 7.5 months or so will be interesting... ;)


MommyP said...

What? What? WHAT?!?!?!!? OMG, BRIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you and Kyle!!!!!! I'm so excited for you both!!!!!! And fingers crossed for only one this time... I'm sure that would be nice for you to see what it's like to have only ONE baby at once. (((((HUGS)))))

Joel and Julia said...

Brie and Kyle!!
Congrats on another baby! Joel and I are so happy for you! Exciting news!
Your good friends,
Julia and Joel:)