But now all that's over and I'm happy to be able to share that Team Hoffmanderson has recruited a new member: we're expecting a little boy, due in late October.
Everything has been going swimmingly (or has been since the morning sickness subsided - a girl, especially a T1 girl, should not have to mainline Ritz crackers 24 hours a day), and all our tests and reports have come back with great results so far. But the biggest news, and strangest thing, for me is that I feel a lot less fear this time around. There's a lot less of that whole "impending doom" feeling going on. It's a huge relief, and I can only imagine it's that way because I've done this already and I've done it with a happy ending - the unknown is a far scarier thing than the known. Before, I didn't trust that a happy ending was a possibility for me...and now I've lived it. That's a huge leap forward.
So here's to a far more enjoyable pregnancy, folks. I'll be the round-bellied lady joyfully responding to any and all questions about Steel Magnolias with a pointed glance at my gorgeous little girl and a rather forceful, "This is my second pregnancy, thank you very much, and this one is gonna end the same way as the first."
|STILL not Shelby|