Sunday, November 18, 2007

On The Road

First of all, thanks to everyone who left congratulations comments -- it's nice to know so many people are thinking of us. I have LOTS to say about this pregnancy, because I had to keep quiet during the first not-so-fun parts. . . but that will have to wait for another day.

After all of yesterday's excitement Harper and I piled into the car with my mom and sister for a long drive to Wisconsin. Somehow, even with a 3-year-old and a pregnant lady in the car, we made it all the way from Ohio to Wisconsin with only one stop. Harper was an angel in the car and took a nice long nap. We'll spend the week up here, Matt will join us for Thanksgiving, and then we'll head back to Ohio on Saturday. (Um, just in case you were interested in our travel plans.)

Several people have asked what Harper thinks about the arrival of a sibling. . . First of all, she'd like a sister. We'll see. We are planning to find out the gender of the baby and not keep it a secret, so we'll have lots of time to talk up a baby brother, should that be the case. She understands the part about the baby coming, but not so much about the fact that it is growing inside me. I tried to talk to her about it a little as she went to bed last night and was explaining that the baby was small and needed to grow in my tummy for a while before he/she would be ready to come out and meet us. Harper looked at me, thought for a minute, and asked, "Is the baby in pieces?" Gee, I hope not!!! (Early ultrasounds would suggest that the baby is intact.)

We are debating whether to bring her to the next ultrasound, scheduled for late next week, as though that might help her understand that the baby is already inside me. For those who asked, I am about fifteen weeks along. And I knew pretty quickly I was pregnant, which means it's been a l-o-n-g three months of secret-keeping.


Swistle said...

Waiting 15 weeks is AMAZING. That must be even more spine-tinglingly exciting for your family! I always tell at, like, 4.5 weeks--which, let me tell you, LESS EXCITING.

I'm so glad you're going to find out! And it will be SOON! (the first time, I typed " will be SON!"--glad I proofread!)

Welcome to our World said...

Oh CONGRATS!! I missed the original post - came by way of Swistle. We waited like 14 weeks with our first and NEVER again! It was SO hard to do this.

We have friends who just had a baby and named her Harper - I have never heard this name until a few weeks ago and now two in less than a month - WOW!

Erin said...


THat is me making some incoherant sound of a TOTAL MANIAC now that I know you are finding out the gender. In, like, FIVE WEEKS. I think I'm losing my mind in excitement. Don't let this wierd you out, but I broke a sweat just now thinking about knowing the gender of your baby. It's a good thing I know you in real person, or else you might think I'm a psycho maniac. Ok, so I'm a psycho maniac. But in a good way. Right? I am so SO SO excited for this Madges Baby. Have I mentioned that to you recently? I AM SO EXCITED!!

nicole said...

Check out the book "The House Inside My Mommy" by Giles Andrae (spelling may be wrong). It is a sweet book told from the perspective of a two-year old boy talking about the baby his mom is having. We read it to our kids when expecting #4 and it seemed to really help. I need to be reading it now to my 2-year old as we get ready for #5, but I'm not doing such a good job.