I told you I had news, and now I finally got around to taking the photo to go with it.
Yes, that is me, and I am almost 20 weeks pregnant. Wheeeeee! We are thrilled, and the children are especially thrilled because they are old enough to grasp a large part of what is happening. They were so sweet, keeping our family secret for so long, and then joyfully, shyly, telling people once we all agreed it was time.
I still have flashes of nausea - the first trimester was pretty bad which is why there was a lull in blogging (and I can't bear the thought of these beans, although tomato soup remains my friend). The exhaustion has retreated for now. We are hoping to find out the baby's gender at the next ultrasound and then, of course, I will begin some baby sewing.
This is a special time in our family life and I'm so grateful for my health and the experience and maturity we bring to this special time. Of course babies are wild cards and there will be times of frustration and (my nemesis) sleeplessness ahead, but my husband and I have been through it before and we won't have toddlers around this time. We're a bit giddy, actually.