Pretty Sure We’re In This For The Long Haul

Since Bee made an announcement on Facebook a couple weeks ago, I figure I better say something about it on the blog. I’m not usually one to make formal announcements about my life to the general public – I prefer to keep a low profile for the most part. But I suppose this bit of news is something many people would want to know about.

We’re having a baby!

In answer to some of the standard questions that most people have for us when they find out…

The baby is due in mid-February.

We are not going to find out if it is a girl or a boy.

I am under the care of a midwife team, and plan to have an out-of-hospital birth. A decision I have spent a lot time researching and feel very good about.

For the most part, I’m feeling fine now, but the first trimester was less than pleasant. While I fully acknowledge that I have had a very healthy, relatively easy pregnancy thus far, I must say that being pregnant is not my favorite thing. There were times when Bee was worried that I would not survive or that worse, he would never get his happy wife back. Don’t misunderstand – I was never the typical cranky pregnant wife that most husbands hear about and dread. But when you just feel crummy all the time, it tends to make you a bit tired and melancholy. He’s happy that I am feeling better.

I am rapidly growing out of everything in my wardrobe. I have one dress, one skirt, and two pairs of pants (that are not sweats or pajamas) that are still mostly comfortable. Shirts are a bit different, since they tend to stretch more, but I will soon have to swap most of them out for something else. Sigh. As Bee put it one day a couple weeks ago, as he laughed, “Wow, you are really looking pregnant!” Thanks, dear.

We’re excited! We’re also wondering what we’ve gotten ourselves into and I sometimes wonder whether it’s too late to change my mind. I think it may be. Like, four months too late.