Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Confession Time

I've been keeping secrets from my own blog, is that weird? It probably is, but honestly, I've been called weird for bigger things than that. Here's the scoop: I'm pregnant! I know, I know, I'm always getting pregnant, so what else is new, right? So get this: I am 15 WEEKS pregnant. That's right, in the second trimester, baby! I have BEEN pregnant for a long time now-- the longest ever, for me, by several weeks. This might actually be THE pregnancy that results in a real, live baby rather than the blood, testing, and tortured blog posts of the four previous pregnancies. We have had three ultrasounds, at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, and 12 weeks; that last one was the fancy technical one where we got to see everything... heart and stomach, feet and hands, brain, umbilical cord, all the bits and pieces. They were all there, in the right places. We even have a placenta, which is something that I (secretly) think may have gone wrong before. We've had the nuchal translucency test, the first-trimester blood work, all perfectly normal and chromosomally sound. Obviously we're not out of the woods yet, but things are looking decent. I'm starting to "show". I think I feel movement. I'm hopeful.

I didn't tell my family or my work until just recently, which is why I didn't mention it here, on the theory that you never really know who's reading, right? Also I've been tired for the last few months, go figure. So that's it, I'm officially Out of the (knocked-up) Closet.

17 comments:

robina said...

i was JUST wondering if you were pregnant last night!!!

congratulations!! i'm so excited for you.

Mara said...

LOL why? Do you know me in "real life"? Were you at the office party last night?

Bella said...

YAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!! Go Mara's Baby, Go!!!

You can do it, yes you can!!!

robina said...

haha, no! i'm a mdc mama -- we were originally in the nov07 ddc together, and i've been following your blog since.

anyway it was a TOTALLY random thought that popped into my brain. weird, no?

cara lou said...

I just was thinking of you a couple days ago, too! I'm so happy to hear your good news and am sending lots of good vibes to that little baby in there. Grow and be healthy, little one!

Steph said...

Ha. I guessed it too. You stopped mentioning it awhile back which was a good sign. *grin*

Steph said...

oh yeah.. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :D

Mara said...

Yeah I guess sudden silence on the fertility front is a sign in its own way! Maybe I'm not as sneaky as I thought.

Thanks everybody for the congrats!

ayla said...

Oh my god I'm so excited for you!!! I have goosebumps. This is great!!!

amylynn said...

Hooray! it sounds like things are working well

Sarah said...

Mara, SO cool.

I've been hoping for you for a long time (FiberLover from MDC, me, 3 m/c before live baby).

SO happy for you!!!

bijougirl said...

Congratulations, many well wishes to you and your growing family.

Another MDC girl, too.

Rachel said...

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for you to say this until I could just burst!


YIPPEE K-AYE!

Polly Gamwich said...

I'm so glad to hear this ... I too had an inckling. I've been following your blog for quite some time, and thought ... either you're pregnant or incredibly good at distraction with chickens. I'm glad to hear it's the former!

15w's is AWESOME! Congrats! (now I'll have to recategorize you in my google reader now that you're "successfully pregnant"

WOO HOO!!

Jody said...

I am so happy for you! 19 weeks now and almost 1/2 way to the finish line! Whoo hooo!!

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