Big news…we’re pregnant! I actually conceived on my 40th birthday during our fantastic vacation in Alaska. TMI? Too bad! We are over the moon! Had the amnio already and got the great news just before Thanksgiving that we are having a healthy baby girl! Who said that the odds are virtually 100% for Downs syndrome if you wait until you’re 40? We are on our way, and nothing will go wrong for us EVER!
The baby is due in April. I’m so lucky to be pregnant during the winter…who wants to be as big as a house during those sweltering summer months! I suppose there are more flues and such going around during the winter, but thankfully I’m covered. Even though there was a scary shortage of flu shots this year, pregnant women were put at the head of the line and I was soooooo lucky to get one!
What a year! Alaska was fabulous! We ate delicious seafood for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day for 12 straight days. We could not get enough of those bottom-feeding halibut! I ordered mine with extra mercury…mmmmmm, my mouth is intensely sensitive to hot and cold just thinking about it.
I hope this finds you as happy as we are this holiday season. I can’t believe that by this time next year, we will have a baby crawling all over the house and getting into who knows what! Can’t wait!
Audrey is 8 months old now. She’s sitting up like a champ, but not yet crawling. We’re sure she’ll be off and running soon and we’ll long for the day when she was completely immobile! It could be that the nearly constant ear infections that she’s had for the past three months have her feeling a little sluggish. If it’s not the stabbing pain in her ears, then it’s the dangerously high fever. If it’s not the fever, then it’s the nasty side effects from the antibiotics…hello, constant diarrhea! It’s always something around here!
After taking five months of maternity leave, Lynn returned to work in September. Audrey is in a very highly recommended daycare center. She made it through a whole month before her first ear infection, but she sure is making up for lost time now! On the bright side, she’s only had pink-eye once. And then there was that other little mix-up where she was accidentally fed another mother’s breast milk…oops! Oh well, one court-ordered HIV test later, and all was well!
We are off to Colorado to visit Steve’s family for the holidays. It will be the first time that Grandma and Grandpa have seen her since just after she was born. I’m sure that they will be amazed at how her personality has developed! Her mood runs the gamut from fever-induced haze to drug-induced stupor…what a little character!
Not sure that we can top this one, but I have a feeling that next year will be the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!!