You had a baby?? Oh, you had a baby!! Didn't know you were trying! And other responses to my announcement!
It's been a little while since I've posted on my blog but something compelled me today to do so and air out so many things on my mind like how I feel about having a newborn/infant again!
I guess the cat is out of the bag, or rather, the baby is out of the womb!! Tacky??? Oh well.
Yes, Monica had a baby. A beautiful, healthy baby girl! She is our bonus baby. Isla Marsel Davidson. We've had so many reactions to our first pregnancy announcement and by far my favorite has been, "didn't know you were trying!" Ha! Neither did we!
There I was, minding my own business. Running around like crazy with the store and my 2 older boys and just trying to keep life together. Like all of us, I guess. Well, I got pregnant! I always think that is so funny to say sometimes. Like I didn't know what could happen when you are sexually active and underestimate the power of A)a woman's reproductive system and B) God's will! In any case, I did. I got knocked up.
It even seemed a little scary to tell my folks when the time came because at my age (I'm in my 40's), it was almost like two teenagers who don't understand the consequences of unprotected sex and now have to tell their parents what they did! "Mom, Dad. I'm pregnant." Pause for a moment of silence followed by the confused facial expression of "what do you mean?" By God's hand, we became pregnant at 41 years old and now needed ALL the things to start all over again. Like maternity clothes! They weren't very fashionable 8 years ago when I had my last child and not much has changed I found out. I liked not having to suck in my gut though so there's that.
But then, more reality hit. I would undergo a 3rd c-section delivery. I didn't do very well with the 2nd one so I was NOT looking forward to it. I even asked for a vaginal birth instead but was quickly told no by my amazing doctor. Something about a bursting uterus blah, blah, blah. I also have the sort of doctor you don't ask questions of twice so I let her win.
We booked a delivery date because that's the cool part about c-sections and we waited. We waited. We waited.
My journey through the rest of my pregnancy and delivery will be shared here if you'd like to continue to follow. Thank you!