Well, hello there. I've been shamed by my brother into breaking my long hiatus. Certainly laziness played a big part in my absence, but I also had something occupying my brain that I didn't want to write about, but couldn't not write about... unless I didn't write. So, I didn't.
But, I'm back and pregnant. I'm in my 13th week so we're to the point where the risk of miscarriage drops drastically. It looks like this one's going to take.
It wasn't nearly as fun telling people this time, though. Several folks' reactions were still very influenced by memories of the last pregnancy. Some avoided talking about it, or brought it up out of obligation. I felt like people expected me to let them down in some way. It was quite strange; nothing like the unbridled joy of the first one, and really nothing's been quite the same in that respect. But, it's been a very healthy, stable pregnancy so far and we're very fortunate for that. We saw an ultrasound three weeks ago with a very active tiny little baby, and the doctor said, "This one looks like a keeper." I didn't really know how tense I was until she said that and I relaxed.
So, there you have it. When you get a chance, pop over to chiliburgers and congratulate the dad-to-be.