changes are a coming …
Yes. Not so much in the blog as some of you may have suspected. More so in my LIFE. But thus in the blog. Without further adieu…
OH HAI TWO LINES.
Yes. That is what you think it is! We are expecting another baby in March 2012. I had a VERY faint positive test over the weekend (only about 8 days past ovulation) but truth is, I knew about 4 days *before* that. It’s probably the first time I every really *knew* that early. But I did. It almost killed me to keep it under wraps only this long (FIVE WHOLE DAYS). I am abysmally bad at keeping things like that private (to a fault?). In fact I *almost* envy people who can hide a pregnancy for months, I alas, can NOT. I just can’t and I don’t really see why to. Share our joy. Go ahead! Because if there is pain (and that’s why we hesitate to share isn’t it) I’ll share that with you too. So here we are. I’m all of about 5 minutes pregnant (seriously my period is only due today. So honestly, FOUR WHOLE WEEKS) but modern technology allowed me to know only a week after conception
And Ella. Who doesn’t really know I’m pregnant and just thought this was a pencil but made for a cute photo montage.
And now to answer the top ten inevitable questions that are going to be asked.
1. Yes, we got pregnant on purpose. We wanted the babies closer, rather than further apart. I enjoy pregnancy. (No, really.) Plus, I’m not 25 (I’m just about 37). SO there’s that. I don’t really want to continue to have children into my 40′s. Though that is perfectly awesome, I’ve already been raising children since I was 20 so you know. I’m getting tired. Dead corpse tired.
2. It took ONE month of trying. One. This is not meant to stab at you who struggle with infertility. I’m so truly sorry for you because I HAVE felt the disappointment of a month after month after month negative test. This is rather just a fact I’m sharing. One. Month. Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either.
3. Yes, Ella is still nursing. She big puffy pink hearts boobies. That’s cool.
4. She nurses about every 2-3 hours all day (more if she is feeling particularly velcrobaby that day) and about the same during the night but with less vigor and more..eh, sucker fish.
5. No, I’m not planning on weaning her. Nursing is a great joy to me. I can’t imagine not liking it though I know there are plenty of women who don’t. I do. Keeping on. Keeping on.
6. Yes, she does eat food. Breastmilk is good insurance though. It’s full of everything she needs so if one day all she wants is pinto beans that’s fine.
7. Yes, that means I will be nursing two babies at once (three if we have twins). If Ella wants to continue, which presumably, and hopefully, she will, I will continue to nurse her.
8. I’m excited about this. Really. The thought of nursing multiple children does not seem dreadful to me. It seems, well, awesome.
9. Yes, we are planning another homebirth. Yes, that means no drugs. Yes, that includes no epidural. This does probably include pancakes and most likely Bob Marley.
10. Yes, it may very well happen in the kitchen.
There will be more to come regarding the tandem nursing. It seems a little weird to some so hopefully I can show you it’s not some hippie weird-o thing (though that’s awesome too) but rather, just a natural thing I’m doing.
I wasn’t keeping a blog when I was pregnant with Ella but I do now (mostly) and I plan to continue. Look for a weekly update (starting NOW) with stats and info about how things are going (struggles, goals and the like) and photos OF COURSE. The internet has remarkably few blogs with moms sharing tandem nursing/homebirthing experiences so I’ll fill up that niche. I’m happy to take all of you along with us on the journey.