Friday, July 15, 2011

The Second Time Around...

This weekend I will be 7 months pregnant.

I really can't believe it.

We had a bit of a scare on Tuesday morning that made us realize that baby #2 is coming sooner than we think.

I was experiencing some menstrual like cramps and lower back pain and it felt all too reminiscent of my 4am wakeup call back on March 7, 2009. That's how my labour with Hannah began. She was born less than 24 hrs later.

Needless to say I was a bit concerned and headed to the hospital case room. Both myself and the baby had normal heart beats (along with a recurrent case of hiccups happening in my tummy) and to my relief I was closed tight. No dilation. No effacement. Phew.

So while I still haven't gotten test results they're chalking it up to an elevated white blood cell count which can be attributed to a minor infection.

But sitting there in the case room got us thinking.

With less than 3 months to go we don't even have a place for baby to sleep upon arrival. The pack n play is on loan to my nephew and the Bugaboo bassinet can't be assembled until closer to my due date as Hannah still needs to be strolled around.

Sure, we barely have anything to buy this time (a few unisex sleepers, a double stroller, a visual monitor and a Bugaboo foot board) but we haven't really taken the time to think about how our family will expand.

When I was pregnant with Hannah each kick and shift was monumental. And not that I don't acknowledge each and every nudge this baby gives me, but it usually gets overshadowed by spilt milk or a dirty diaper.

The reality of having two kids, right?

So with a pregnancy bump (the verb, not the noun) in the route we've taken a moment to get ready and prepare ourselves to become a family of 5 (dog included)!

Oh ya...and most importantly try to steal a much needed 24+ hrs away for a babymoon!

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