There's literally no hiding it anymore, Baby Robison #2 is on their way! I'm 14 weeks (and two days) and due on September 20. I am amazed at how much faster my body has changed and don't seem to surprise many people when I tell them I'm expecting.
Sean and I are beyond thrilled and can't wait to expand our family. We haven't told Mason yet, although he overheard a conversation with a friend and then later that evening commented on the baby in mommy's belly. It hasn't come up much since then, and I'm fine with that. He's too young to really understand what's going on, so I just plan to casually answer his questions when he starts asking about my belly. Plus, waiting nine months for this mysterious baby to appear would be so hard and confusing for him, so we plan on waiting until the very end to prepare him. He's wonderful around other babies and we truly think he'll carry that over to his little sibling and be a wonderful big brother.
The first trimester came with its fair share of scares, but thankfully everything is ok and the baby is developing perfectly! My thyroid is always closely monitored during pregnancy, and we haven't been able to get my levels where they need to be just yet. We're close, and the baby isn't in any danger, but we're still working on it. Around 9.5 weeks I passed a blood clot and immediately thought the worst. An instant trip to the doc confirmed the baby still had a heartbeat and had been growing on schedule. I can't even explain the emotions we went through between the two hours of seeing the blood and hearing the heartbeat, but we are so thankful that everything is ok. I was instructed to take it easy for the rest of the first trimester, which was a little difficult since we're used to a busy lifestyle, but it was also welcomed as I have been exhausted!
My energy, and appetite, have picked up recently. I loved pregnancy with Mason and so far have enjoyed this one too. We couldn't be happier about what our future holds and while I can't wait to hold this sweet baby in my arms, I'm also loving every second alone with Mason that I have. He brings us so much joy and I want to soak him and all his sweetness up over these next six months. I remember when he was first born Sean and I were talking to a friend about how we can't imagine our hearts being able to love another child the way we do Mason. Our friend, who has three children, told us to picture him as a big brother. That did it for us and we knew we'd try for another someday. The image of Mason as a big brother is so sweet to me and I'm so excited to see him in his new role.
|He's not sure what we're excited about, but he's excited too!|
|I have a surprise for you...|
|I feel like he's hatching up a plan here...|
|Handsome little fella|
|Kissing the sonogram picture. At dinner tonight he touched my belly and Sean asked him what was in there and he said 'baby' then kissed my belly. Maybe he knows more than we think!|
|Big Bro Mason|