Thursday, 5 February 2009

Out of the Closet

2nd Trimester - I puffy heart you!

Feeling good at last! The headaches have gone, I no longer feel that urgent need to eat every 10 minutes and I can stay up later than 8pm most nights. My skin is clearer than it has been for ages, my already thick hair is even thicker and my finger nails are growing much faster than usual. My friend tells me all these things mean I am having a boy. Her theory is that boys make you look radiant and beautiful while girls steal your beauty leaving you looking wasted. Hmmm interesting theory.... it's funny that everyone has an opinion or a theory don't they?

We have started telling people. I was hoping to wait until after my next scan at 16 weeks, but I'm too fat to disguise anymore. Even strangers are starting to look at my belly. One of the girls at work came straight out and asked me today, and I'm pretty sure the others have guessed. I had almost the whole office looking for my missing car keys yesterday only to find them next to my computer hidden under just one measly piece of paper. My brain seems to have left me, my memory has gone and I keep doing completely ridiculous things. I'm told this will only get worse. Good thing DH has found a replacement for me already.

DH told the kids this week too. Everyone's initial reaction was WHOA! The boys seemed pretty excited, which I kind of expected because they both love babies. Rosie was the one I was concerned about. She said to her dad "But I won't be your baby anymore", which tugged on the heartstrings a little. But she gave me a big hug and told me I'll make a great mum which was sweet of her. She told me later that she thinks she'll be really jealous of the baby because it will have a good mum while she's got a shit one. I said you never know I may end up exactly the same as her mum. She gave me that sideways look that only teenage girls can give and said I don't think so. (I need to do a whole post about Rosie soon. Poor thing, who'd want to be 14 these days?)

Speaking of the Screaming Banshee, we have not heard of any reaction from her so far. She didn't cope well with news of our wedding, so I'm not sure how this will go over. The bitch in me can't wait until she finds out the baby is due on her birthday!

Ha, this pregnancy may have robbed me of my intellect, but my inner bitch lives on!! I think I'll be okay after all... ;)


OHN said...

I love the snarkiness :) So glad you are feeling better.

It sounds like Rosie could use a bit of your momness too...I am glad she has you :)

Melanie said...

I puffy heart your second trimester too. Congratulations. What a big sigh of relief. I've got my fingernails on the edge of my second trimester and the thought of getting there makes me giddy.

BTW, what was the follow up on the Downs risk? Did you talk to the drs. who did the PGD?

Rachel Inbar said...

I love the evil streak :-) Perfect.

My kids love their new siblings (I've got 3 from my first marriage and 3 from my 2nd) and only my son ever says that I have less time for him. I think they realize they've gained so much more than they've lost.

Lisa said...

You're due on the ex-wife's b'day!? BURN!! Love it.

Congratulations on this wonderful mileston!!!

Vee said...

Yay for feeling good ! Congrats on the second trimester.

Wordgirl said...

Hooray for the second trimester!

I'm laughing at the previous "Burn" comment -- that is a very favored saying in our household -- W is always "Burn"...

I know its bittersweet too with Rose -- she loves you and she will love her sibling too... she's right the baby is lucky -- and so is she -- to have you.



Another Julia said...

Hooray for the second trimester!
Glad you're doing so well.

Heehee...due on SB's birthday...heeheeheehee! Couldn't have planned that one any better. :)

PaleMother said...


I have been silently cheering you on for a little while now and thought this was a good time to delurk and say congrats and welcome to your second trimester. I think I found my way here by way of Pam and Eden's blogs and your comments there.

Wishing you all the very best!!



sara said...

So glad to hear things are going well!