Friday, January 25, 2013
Sooooo,.........I'm happy to say we are expecting a new bundle of love the first part of June. I am 20 weeks along and as ironic as it sounds, I am always so shy about announcing what is really exciting for us. As my long time Sparkbuddies know, we have a big ol loving family. This will be our 11th child. I always thought that 10 was our number but as we know, we shouldn't get hung up on numbers! LOL. Really, baby is no surprise if I am one thing it's open to family and happy to have an equally happy husband. We are blessed for sure.
Last time around I was so disappointed in how things during labor and delivery turned out so I am thrilled to have an opportunity to get back to basics there.
Since baby is being born after school is out for the summer I am going to attempt breastfeeding again like in the early years. I'm not sure if my older body and thyroid issues will cooperate but I at least have the time to try again since I won't be shuttling kids to school and sports for a few months and can dedicate the time to just nursing for the first few week to get established. We'll see but it is exciting to think about. Boy, did I take for granted those early years when all there was to do was some kinder homework and dinner for five!
On the health front, I have a goal weight in mind for myself and I will work hard to keep it close to that number. I am nervous about getting too big I kinda feel some pressure on my new hernia repair so I really want to be careful not to stress that area. I am most familiar with this state of life
but I want to focus on making healthy choices for me too so that they stick post-partum. Usually I am good about making sure baby is well cared for while trashing my own health with coffee and sweets for energy after. Deciding to try and breastfeed will help there too. I am also emotionally preparing myself in case it doesn't work out that way and I will try to comfort myself with the sun and some rest in the summer instead of food if I am disappointed. God is good and timing is His specialty so I feel supported with the season
For now, thanks for your support, I always get a little nervous about sharing, there are some strong opinion about large family, but it's what I personally was called to and so thank you for letting me share my vocation on this journey with you.