Thanks + Halloween

>> Monday, November 2, 2015

Thank you so much for all your notes of love and support after our pregnancy announcement. As I wrote, I was conflicted about sharing so soon, but when you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages . . . I feel like the taboo about sharing early just changes. At least for me. At this point, we truly need the support either way. My nerves are also on high alert, so it’s hard to keep something like this to myself.

I won’t be launching into full-fledged weekly updates for quite some time. I may not even do them this time around. It’s too early to commit to anything, really. A few of my friends were asking me if I feel more relaxed since our ultrasound went so well. Honestly? The answer is a solid yes/no. It’s a great sign that we’re at least on schedule, but I’m only 6 weeks and 1 day today. I have eons to go, and anything can happen in the first trimester and well beyond.

I’ve learned with pregnancy and TTC to expect the unexpected. To take nothing for granted. To be guarded. With Ada, it was all fun and games. I feel entirely different now, and I wish I could have some of that blissful ignorance back.

In the meantime, we’ll treat each appointment and week like a major milestone. I just started getting some nausea today. I take that as a good sign (though I’ve experienced first hand that sickness doesn’t always mean a healthy pregnancy). I’ve also been quite tired. The time change was especially hard for this reason. Otherwise, I’m counting down the days until my midwife appointment on November 23. I’ll be 9 weeks, and it feels worlds away. My fertility doctor did mention he might be able to get me in for another ultrasound between now + then. I don’t want to be overkill, but I do think the peace of mind would be worth it.

Anyway, today I thought I’d share a couple Halloween photos. We walked down the street to a church trunk-or-treat this year. Ada’s favorite part was the s’mores fire pit. (Mine too!) She was originally a lion, but she ended up being a panda because it was chilly. The panda hoodie was something I was saving for next year, so don’t be surprised if you see it again,

Yes. Those are purple Hunters on a scarecrow. Don’t leave your rain boots out in the hot summer sun. They’ll be cracked and ruined in no time at all. At least I found another way to use them before they go in the trash. Also: Stephen was Scottie Pippen. I don’t even know what my costume was supposed to be. I found the mask for like $2 at RiteAid a half hour before we walked around the neighborhood.

After we visited some houses, we returned home and my in-laws handed out candy with Ada. We had well over 100 kids come in a matter of a couple hours. She was giving two fistfuls to anyone who asked. Then she said “come back tomorrow!!!” Yeah. I think Halloween was a success.

How was your spooky weekend?

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