As a last update before our annual holiday card gets posted, finally, I am ready to share that we're expecting Tesla's little sister in May!!! We are thrilled to bits. I am already almost 5 months, and would have shared earlier, but had some reasons.
One was I had a miscarriage earlier. I actually had an "empty sac" before that, meaning my body thought I was pregnant, but there was no fetus (did you know this happens 25% of the time?!) It was mighty deceiving, as I felt pregnant immediately. That passed quickly, and I was actually rather ok with it since I got pregnant just 1 month later, and the timing was frankly better (no matter what, end of August always pops in my mind whether I can go or not, heh). However, that one ended in a real miscarriage, albeit early and standard. I knew miscarriage was very much a part of getting pregnant at my "mature" age as they say. I wasn't too devastated, but it did make Dav and I more aware that things could be difficult this time unlike the super easy pregnancy with Tesla (ie. should I mentally prepare that I may not be able to conceive?). Also, the months sure ticked by once I was that much more aware of my age. Each month counts!
When I did get pregnant with this little one who is maturing nicely, I didn't allow myself to fully believe it until the 10 week check-up where I could see a beating heart. Then I started worrying about all the abnormalities she might have, so opted to keep hush until all tests came back. I'm posting since obviously all is good :)
Another reason I was hush was I was job searching at that time. Yeah, pregnant and job searching. That was new for me. I did get a job easily, but it was too early to let them know anyway so I was mum. Starting date was to be Jan. 3rd. I was uneasy about having to let them know at some point, "yeah, I'll see ya in January with a big belly!"
Fate gave me a wink. I dunno. I've had nothing but amazing karma or something when it comes to landing jobs. While in Japan, I got recruited to an even more awesome spectacular job AND they knew from the get-go that I was already pregnant!!! For a Japanese company to welcome a pregnant lady is pretty awesome. I felt immediately at ease with the company, so have let the other job know I won't be joining. Now I feel complete and excited. New start date is mid-Jan., and it's the most perfect fit I could have imagined. I'll post about that after the New Year since this post is mainly to celebrate T's sister!!
Can you believe? Having T join us was a shift that we now take for granted. She's a full member of our family whom we love and just can't imagine being without. Now it's weird to think we'll have a new member. Cool thing is we'll get to share with T. At 4 years old, she gets it, and is excited. She touches my belly, pretends she and her stuffed animals are pregnant, talks about babies, etc. I am looking forward to another experience with a baby and with the sharing of her with T who will grow into a big sister. I get to love another baby, and fall more in love with T as she sisters this baby.
Dav's been awesome with T. A daddy beyond expectations, and now I get to see him covered with 2 girls giggling and pulling at him, probably asking him to dress up as a princess ; )