It's official! As of June 1st, we confirmed that I am 8 weeks pregnant with Marchand baby #2! I told Gary the same way I told him with Gavin...a positive pregnancy test. To me, seeing is believing, and there wasn't much I was able to say with the plethora of emotions I was feeling. Gary was ecstatic! I was ecstatic...and nervous. Still am. I wanted this baby for so many reasons. The two most important reasons being: I want to be able to enjoy all of the baby things over again minus the new parent paranoia, and I want Gavin to have a sibling that he can bond with and conspire against his parents. I'm nervous, too. It's difficult to do it on your own. Gary and I have created this island that we are on with no family close by. And, we aren't exactly social butterflies, either, with tons of friends...only a few close ones with lives and families of their own. But, we will manage. We will more than manage...we will thrive with our growing little family!!
We have been managing with the horrible nausea, heart burn, fatigue and headache I've been having for the past 3 weeks. It's been pretty incapacitating. My house is a wreck, and I feel like my poor son is neglected. We watch movies, and he plays outside while I lounge on the patio furniture. Poor daddy. He picks up the slack where he can, but he's working full time at a job and comes home to more work. He's happy to do it, though....most days :) Dinner has been sad. I stocked up on frozen pizzas and macaroni and cheese. Gavin doesn't seem to mind. I got yet more nausea medicine from my doctor that seems to be helping. It at least lets me function. I thought that I wanted three kids, but I told Gary to remind me of how miserable I was when I start talking about another baby!! Yeah, yeah. It's all worth it, but it's hard to see the end and imagine going through it again when you're in the midst of it!
We spread the news with a picture, via text message. We got to Face Time Aunt Michelle, which was pretty cool. She actually got to see Gavin wearing his "big brother" shirt. She started to cry when she figured it out. That was cool. Seems several people already knew including but not limited to: my husband, my sister, Barbara and my mom. Weird. Everyone is really excited and knows that Gavin will be a great big brother!