The Best News
I cannot believe how much has happened! After having a CVS at 13 weeks, I finally got all my results back. It took four extremely long weeks to hear the news I had anxiously been awaiting. All the results came back negative! My genetics counselor called me, and I’m sure she was happy to give me the fantastic news, and happy that she would no longer be bothered by my daily calls for results.
Once I got the news, I was ready to tell my children. I had kept this secret from the mothers at my children’s school and most of my friends. I just could not bear to tell people until I knew everything was going to be OK. I’m sure my friends were wondering why I put on so much weight during the summer, even though I was working out at the gym daily. Oddly enough, my kids never noticed my belly getting bigger.
My husband and I sat down with our two children and showed them my sonogram pictures. I explained to them that it was a picture of a baby in mommy’s belly. My daughter had a smile on her face and was so happy and shocked as well. She could not believe it and wanted to know if it was a girl. She had tears in her eyes that she said were “tears of joy.” My son immediately started to cry and yell, “it’s not true – you’re joking, right?” He was so sad. It broke my heart when he told me that he wanted it to be just the two of them, and that he did not want a new brother or sister.
He cried for a while and went to bed. Boy, was I completely drained after that conversation! The next morning my son would not talk about it with me or with his teachers. That evening he told me that he was happy because now he would have someone to boss around! My daughter, on the other hand, went to school and told all her friends and teachers. She is truly excited – just desperate to know if it’s a boy or a girl. It was nice to tell my girlfriends that I was pregnant. Some were shocked and others thought they saw a “bump” under my sundresses. It was a relief not to hide it anymore and to wear comfortable maternity clothing.
My pregnancy has been going very well. Actually, it’s a very easy pregnancy. I was thrilled to take the EPT test and get a positive, and even went for a blood test just to be sure. Looking back, I knew I was pregnant even without those tests. I was hungry and sleepy all the time during the first two weeks. After that, I felt great, just neurotic about everything being ok. I had really wanted another child and am so happy with our decision to go for it. I know the future is going to be extremely busy and hectic, but I am truly looking forward to it. We’ll be getting lots of help, too!