Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Finally a heartbeat

It was a beautiful sound. Today, at 12 weeks and 5 days, we heard the heartbeat of our second child. DH teared up and I only didn't because I was trying to keep our first child from biting my nipple.

It's finally real. I've gone through days over the past few weeks where I've thought I really wasn't pregnant - that maybe I was one of those women who convince themselves that they're pregnant until their bodies start to show the signs. Heck, I'm even showing already (more from my muscles' pregnancy recall than the baby, but I'll take what I can get).

So, it's real. I'm here. I told my parents. Dad was a bit of a trip. I may have to only speak to him through my stepmom for the duration of the pregnancy. He doesn't believe I've done my research or that I know what I am choosing. Oh well, I can't let that add to my stress.

Anyway, I'm back.

The real question: how do you have two nursing kids in a family bed without rolling over constantly? I'm contemplating night-weaning ds, but I think I need another month or two (or three).


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I know how relieved you must be!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!!! AWESOME!!! I'm happy for you. :)

And a question:
do you have any resources that talk about nursing while pregnant? I've heard such conflicting advice... Would love your thougths or any additional info. THANKS.

I'll be following you until birth and beyond. :)

KEM said...

Hmm. I don't have any breastfeeding/pregnancy resources. I sort of decided to take it as it comes. I have had no problems. I know other women have been sore. I have yet to find anyone personally who has truly lost her supply (though I've heard of women through the internet who say this).

My ds is nearly 15 months and is a real boob lover. I don't think he'd let my supply dry up:)

FWIW, I think you can do anything you set your mind to - weaning or continuing.