So, I guess it's time to level with you. :) If you hadn't guessed based on my spotty blogging for the past couple of months, we're expected our 2nd child in late April/early May. And yes, I'm officially adding two weeks to my due date, just to keep my sanity after Levi's late arrival! We are so very excited and extra thankful after a very hard 1st trimester. I was (and kind of still am) ever so much sicker than I was with Levi. Every symptom I knew you could have and then some. It's definitely a crazy mixture of emotions when you're so happy, so sick, so tired and so anxious all at the same time and for so long.
Some of you may remember that I lost 2 babies before Levi late in the first trimester due to a hyperactive thyroid. All of my pregnancies are considered "high risk", so it's always a challenge not to worry. This time I had quite a scare around 10 weeks when I went in to my endocrinologist and she informed me that my levels were dangerously high and warned me that I may lose the baby. Many prayers were said and medication was increased and I seem to be stable again. We're praising God that the baby was able to survive however long it was that my levels were so high.
All of this to say, it's been a long and joyful few months and I'm happy to report that I'm starting to get back some energy and feeling hopeful about this little baby staying alive and being healthy. Brian and Levi are very excited, of course. And both of them are convinced it's a girl. :) So there you have it. Hopefully I'll be blogging more often in the coming weeks! (cause man, it's hard to blog when you're just sick and tired and keeping a secret!)