We are thrilled to share our news that we are expecting our 5th 'gingerbread' at the end of July. We don't know whether we're having a boy or girl yet. But when we were making our gingerbread family at Christmas time, the kids informed me that the gingerbread boy is more gender neutral than the gingerbread girl. So we went with it. We are hoping to find out the gender of our newest little one next month!
I have had terrible 'morning' (um, 24/7) sickness this time around. Not the 'try some ginger ale and crackers' variety like I had with Jude and Iris. It was more of the 'I feel like I've had a stomach virus for 9 weeks straight' kind, like I had with Indigo. It came on so strong at five weeks that I started convincing myself I was carrying twins. (My maternal grandmother conceived two sets of twins naturally, so it wasn't that far out of the realm of possibilities.) But the sonographer assured us that there was indeed only one baby in there. "Are you sure?" I asked. "I'm sure!" she responded, quite possibly with an eye roll. :)
I'll be 16 weeks this week and I'm still feeling a little green here and there, but I feel significantly better than I did in my first trimester. That blessed turn of events happened right around 14 weeks. Sooo grateful!
Emerging baby bump
And that brings me to how thankful I am for Dan. He has been so wonderful and supportive in every way. He has cooked so many meals and washed so many dishes - just a rock star all-around.
Dan and I joking call this the obligatory 'pregnant and pensive' photo.
Most of all, we're thankful for this gift of new life! And so very excited, too!