New Mama Musings

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Eleven Weeks Today -- Again

Things are about to change -- a lot -- around here. I'm eleven weeks pregnant; the baby is due on Thanksgiving Day.

I realized the other day that I started this blog the day I was eleven weeks pregnant with Henry. Since then, my life has changed more than I ever could have imagined, in ways I never could have dreamed.

I adore being Henry's mother. He is so smart, so funny, and so sweet. I love seeing him grow up and learn new things and develop into his own person. But I want him to have a sibling, one raised in the same household with the same parents, sharing the same memories. I want that for him now, growing up, but also for when he's an adult and his dad and I are elderly or deceased.

And I want another child for me, I'll admit. There's nothing wrong with having only one child, I know, yet I can't help looking forward to the day when I can refer to "my kids."

At the same time, I'm nervous about once again going through the exhaustion and stress and dirty diapers that accompany the first year or so of a new baby's life. I'm thirty-nine years old (the other day Henry greeted me with, "Hello, you old pregnant woman!"). Part of me wishes I had done all this child-rearing stuff about twenty or even ten years ago, but I know I'm a more aware and patient mother now than I would have been then.


  • Wow wow wow WOWEE!
    I've actually been wondering about you lately. :) :)
    Congrats, beautiful mama, on harboring new life. I cannot wait to follow your journey!
    PS I think Henry and Kaia are kindred spirits. They think alike.

    By Anonymous MereMortal, at 6:31 PM  

  • Oh my god!!!!! I am SO excited for you!!!

    I won't lie - having two kids is really, really hard. What I failed to realize was that it wasn't just me needing to take care of another child. It was me needing to referee and shepherd a relationship built BETWEEN my two children. That has been the hardest part by far, and the thing I often have the most doubts and fears about. Am I doing this right? Could I be doing it better?

    But I love both my kids more than I can say, and wouldn't change things even if I could.

    Many, many congratulations :).

    By Anonymous gearhead mama, at 4:47 PM  

  • No waaaaay!!!! Awesome!!

    I used to read your blog often. Then I decided I would let the posts accumulate before reading.

    I just decided to take a look at your blog now, after half a year, and I find out the good news that you are pregnant. Wow!! 1000000000 Congratulations!! I remember what you had to go through last time to get pregnant, I hope it wasn't as hard this time around!!

    By Blogger Riimus Fungus, at 4:25 AM  

  • No worries! I have to say that I felt the same way before my second one arrived, and really things do just get better and better. Ask for loads of support in those early months and keep asking! My son is four and my daughter is now 17 months and it's now easier than ever. They play together, love each other, and seem to make each others' lives easier.

    Also, we're giving away a free organic crib mattress over at We'd love to have you enter..and maybe win!

    By Anonymous Greenbaby, at 12:07 PM  

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