I shared some pretty big news on my personal Facebook page on Tuesday night (aka Christmas Eve Eve). It was really scary to put our exciting news out there and it’s even scarier to put our news on here in such a public forum. But, those of you who have followed me for awhile have become like web-friends and so many of you gave us so much support and love over this past year, I definitely want to include all of you in our news.
Soooo, this is what I shared on my Facebook page the other day:
I had no idea until a friend told me, but a baby after pregnancy loss is referred to as a Rainbow Baby. I announced my pregnancy with my Rainbow Baby on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to all our friends on Facebook. Many close friends and family already knew. I did have to tell work around 15 weeks because my belly was going to start giving me away. The following week I finally told the families that I work with, again, because my belly was going to give me away and I wanted them to have a heads up that come late April to mid May, I’d be on maternity leave (God willing!).
I have a lot of feelings surrounding this pregnancy, I want to write them all down and get these thoughts out of my head; I want to relate to other mamas who have going through pregnancy after loss. But for this specific post, I’m announcing our exciting news and relishing in the happiness that is today. We are so blessed to have this pregnancy and to have made it this far.
The day I announced on Facebook I’d had my 20 week ultrasound. It was the only reason I finally caved and announced to the “world.” We got good news at that ultrasound, baby is healthy, growing on target, and all looked good. Baby did give the tech a hard time with the gender reveal though! Legs were cross until I started laughing and finally she got the gender. We didn’t look though! Hubs and I had differing opinions on finding out the gender, I wanted to wait until delivery, Hubs wanted to know. So, we had the tech write the gender down and we decided to open the envelope on Christmas.
When we opened the envelope on Christmas morning, we found out that:
Baby GIRL is due May 11, 2015!!
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