July 28th was my last day at my former job, and as soon as I got off work, we loaded the U Haul to move closer to Wilmington. It's been a wonderful transition. Of course, I miss my old house and my old city that I lived in for close to 20 year, but this new move was inevitable, and I love it.
The kids enjoy school much more here. It seems the teachers put a lot more effort into the children and enjoy (or pretend to) enjoy their jobs. THANK YOU for that!
But onto our big news! I can literally say this was a move in conception baby! uhm, happy new house/baby?! haha. I literally knew 6 days after I moved in, but knew that if I took a test it would be negative at that point - and it was.
August 13th, I took a test and SURPRISE! The baby we both wanted was in the making. We both decided that with our past we would wait to annuonce to anyone until the first trimester...
I had my first ultrasound in September at 10 weeks:
At that point I felt it was okay to let a few people know. A few days later I started bleeding. BAD. I was sure I was miscarrying. Only, I wasn't, at the ER they found a subchorionic hematoma. It was small though, and within a few days the bleeding subsided and by my 14 week appointment, the hematoma had resolved.
Speaking of 14 week appointment, here are a couple of photos from that:
My NT scan number wasn't so great (3.5) but the tech said the baby wouldn't move into a good position to get a good reading. We did the basic blood test and that came back with less than 1 in 1000 chance for down syndrome and trisomy 18, so I haven't much worried. - After all - every child is a blessing, right?
That week I took a few photos of the kids to announce the fact butter bean was on the way:
So, there ya have it - another April baby - and due on it's daddies birthday at that! (April 19th). Of course, those of us who have had multiple c sections know the drill - the baby will be scheduled a week earlier (which should put us at the 12th). And the nerd in me can't help but smile. I have 3 kids whose birthdays will be the 10th, 11th and 12th. I don't know why that fascinates me so much, but it does. TRULY.
I haven't been in a mega need to know the gender, but my anatomy scan is the 1st of December, and God willing we'll know then. It hasn't been a hard pregnancy. No morning sickness (I take that back, just a few times). And this pregnancy has made me develop a new found allergy to my eyeshadow (so my eyes puff up and itch and get gross). So I'll be skipping it until it goes back to normal.
Besides all the lovely bun in the oven news....
Here are a few pictures from the kids' first day of school (5th and 1st grade):
I've also made over the kids bathroom:
I'll add more eventually, I've had my hands a slight bit full here recently. Hopefully everyone in blog land has been well. God Bless.