(with a boy)
Nicholas has found a family!
Two very exciting pieces of news for you today! I just found out about Nicholas today from a friend, and we don't know any details yet. But being able to go downstairs to announce to my family that the boy we had been praying for is FINALLY going to have a family of his very own was like a miracle! We all cheered and I couldn't help but sob like a baby. THANK GOD.
Now, the pregnancy. I actually have known about that for quite some time. ;) In fact, the day we picked up the keys for the new house was the morning I took the pregnancy test. Good timing, eh? So I am now 19 weeks along, and just about halfway through, if you can believe it. We weren't expecting a new one, thinking 40 was the end of the road for me. I used to become wistful, missing my newborns, wondering if my last was really meant to be my last, and just finally came to accept it. And then -- SURPRISE!!!!
Everything is going really well, even though my OB told me that I was now considered a "VAMA" (VERY Advanced Maternal Age), which means CRAZY old, I guess! I am trusting my body to know what to do, since this is the 4th one and I seem to handle pregnancy well in general. I need to remember to cherish this period of time, since this will SURELY be the last baby coming along. Remember the gentle kicks, remember the heartbeats we hear at the OB visits, remember the belly hugs from his siblings and daddy, remember everything...