Like so many situations, I always thought this one to be untrue until I found myself living it up close and personal. I'm referring to that truism that says the second time around, things go by quicker and with less fanfare, although it's worth pointing out that there isn't any less joy.
We didn't know what our story would look like of course, especially given our lengthy adventure to add Rowan to our lives. This time around though, and for whatever reason(s), things worked more simply and definitely much faster.
One week shy of Rowan's first birthday, we discovered that our family would expand to include another awesome wee one. BJ actually knew it before me because he's attentive, that one, and he connected my sudden inability to keep my eyes open with pregnancy. And it's true: I am not much of a napper, but when I am growing a human, I quickly develop narcoleptic tendencies.
Everything about this baby has been different. I haven't felt great, all symptoms have shown up and with gusto at that. The little one is more active, flipping around and dancing and moving at all hours. And of course the biggest difference of all is that this time we will meet a HE.
Even with all of those differences, my tendency toward the worried and neurotic end of the spectrum remains. I am focusing on the joy though, the gift that this is and the fact that spring will bring us another perfect little bundle to know and love and guide through life (god willing).
Thanks for the notes and calls and prayers and good wishes; we can't wait to meet our little guy and share him with all of the amazing people he will know in his little world. That means you, and you and you.
Today marks 23 weeks and my job now is to enjoy these moments, practice constant gratitude and relish all the remaining moments with R as our one and only. I guess somewhere in there we will also prepare her and our home for this wonderful new addition. And the fur babies (oh, bless their sweet hearts).
So here's the official announcement and blog welcome for baby boy Carretta. He is already loved beyond measure.