yes. it's true. after an almost 8 year hiatus, i am pregnant again. we are very excited and look forward to the arrival of our precious one sometime in january.
i am very familiar with raising children, but pregnancy, i haven't done that in a while and am a bit apprehensive. thankfully i have LOTS of friends in oklahoma who have given birth recently and can help me along.
"were you trying?" ummm....no, and yes. kind of.
"do you still want to adopt?" yes. i don't know how this baby will impact the timing of that, but foster children are still a huge priority to me and always will be.
"how did the boys react?" they are thrilled. they all (including sonny) are convinced it's a girl. sonny won't even engage in boy name discussions with me as he says it's futile. the boys call it "her" and "sister" even after i remind them it could just as well be a boy. noah rubs my tummy and feels the baby "kick" frequently and ari reprimands me every time i drink a diet coke saying i need to "consider the baby." i have lots of "help" already:)
"where will you deliver?" we've decided to go with the midwives at OU medical center. i had a midwife at a hospital when i delivered ari and it truly was the best of both worlds. all the modern medical technology at our fingertips if needed but being guided in the kind of birth we want by a trained midwife.
"will you find out the gender?" yes! we can't wait. from my calculations it won't be until september that we can find out, but the moment we know we'll announce it and her (or his) name.