Friday, May 24, 2013

Drumroll please...

As you might have noticed, my attention to BBB has been less than consistent as of late. The general busyness of life is always a factor in that, naturally, but the biggest problem is what is always has been: I've had something going on that I wasn't able to talk about here, and I find it nearly impossible to blather on about other stuff when my mind is intensely focused on something else.

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


  1. Congrats! So happy for you! We're going to be trying for baby #2 next year, and I have to agree, I'm not nearly as fearful as I was the first time. :-)

  2. Late October, eh? I hope this doesn't mean Team Hoffmanderson is bailing out of the JDRF walk this year... (my wife walked with me in 2011, about a month and a half before my youngest was born. Just sayin')

    Seriously though, this is incredibly great news! And from a man who can never fully understand or appreciate what it takes to manage diabetes while carrying (then delivering) a growing baby at the same time -- I don't know how you do it. You are amazing.

    1. Awww, thanks Scott!

      And hell no. Barring any crazy complications, I'm going to be doing the Walk this year!

  3. YAY!!!!!! Congrats! Another adorable baby!!!!

  4. Yay for Babies!!!! And I <3 that pin!! Xo

  5. Wonderful news - congratulations!!!

  6. Congrats!! that's wonderful news!

  7. Congrats! that's awesome news!

  8. Congratulations! My daughter is 6, and I'm already worried about her pregnancies! She herself was born at home.

  9. Congratulations! That is great news!