Thursday, August 12, 2010

Number Five

I'm pretty sure 5 is a lucky number.
At least it is for me.
I am so excited I can hardly contain myself, literally.
Mr Bird told me I had to wait until my first doctor's appointment to say anything about baby number 5, who is due to join our family April 2, 2011.
Well, today was my lucky day.
I told Mr Bird that I would not be able to wait that long until I spilled the beans, especially to people like my sisters and favorite nieces and certain family members and good friends.
I think half the world already knew before today.
So if you already knew our big news consider yourself in at least one of those categories.
What can I say, I just can't keep my mouth shut.
From the moment I knew for sure I felt like I would bust at the seams with excitement.
Part of me was a little nervous though.
I had fears of twins.
A friend of mine recently had a pretty ugly ectopic pregnancy (love you girl) and for some reason that put the fear in me.
Every little twinge of pain would throw me into sheer terror.
I had not experienced that terror with any of my other pregnancies.
So seeing our single little bean in the right place with it's fluttering little heart beat on the monitor today instantly put my fears to rest.
I was struck by how tiny and vulnerable this little being is.
I was struck by how much I love my baby already.
I just can't wait, it's going to be a long 9 months!
I guess this means Baby Cakes need a new bloggy name.
Any ideas?


Karen Peterson said...

Congratulations! Ohmygosh!

I'm so happy for you and not the least bit surprised!

Brittany said...

Congrats! What a great birthday present :) You make some pretty darn cute kiddos- so thank you for replenishing the earth with such cute offspring ;)

Jackie said...

YAY! This is wonderful! CONGRATS. Hope you are feeling well!

Just Lara said...

You've been talking about this for so long, I can't believe it's finally happening!! Yay!! I'm sorry you're not feeling great. Eat lots of fruit! I can't figure out why my children don't want watermelon for every meal. Weird creatures.

Also drink lots of red raspberry leaf tea. It's great for pregnant and nursing women. I started drinking a quart a day and I feel much better.

Nine months is a long time and it doesn't get any shorter with more children. I still count the days. But don't hate me because I'm due before you. You got to have your last before me remember? So it's my turn to go first.

Love you!

Rebecca said...

congratulations. Babies are so great. I'm glad this little one is welcomed with such joy.