Making the Official Announcement

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I am finally ready to make the official announcement: I AM PREGNANT!! We are going to have another baby!

Two lines! Two lines!

Seven week ultrasound picture.

Nine week ultrasound picture.

I am 12 weeks pregnant today and just starting my second trimester. The chance of miscarriage drops significantly at this point which is why we are finally comfortable sharing the good news. This gives us a November 14th expected due date! Wahoooo! In light of my previous experience, it’s really hard to let myself get excited and be happy, but I think we are finally at that point. I cannot wait to share this journey with all of you.

So backing up a little bit, after my miscarriage, the doctor told us to stop trying for a cycle to give my body a chance to recover. Then we tried the Clomid again. We did the same dose as before, since obviously it worked, just something else didn’t. I charted, tracked BBTs, and had my blood drawn (checking various hormone levels) more times than I care to recall. But it was all worth it in the end. I brought my doctor my successful chart and she joked that it was the most perfect chart she has ever seen, saying she would have thought it was the sample chart if it didn’t have my name on it. I couldn’t have been more happy!

I have been keeping a little journal for myself (since I wasn’t able to post it all here yet) and wanted to share that with you now. Ya know, just to catch you up.

3/9/10
My boobs are killing me, my face is breaking out, when I opened the fridge the combination of all the smells made me gag and I’m over-reacting to every little thing (I can see myself acting crazy but I can’t seem to rein it in). I must be pregnant. There is just no other logical conclusion.
(Please let me be pregnant. I know it sounds like I’m complaining, but I’m really not. Please, please, PLEASE let me be pregnant.)

3/14/10
After 18 days of elevated BBTs I took a pregnancy test as soon as we got home from the beach tonight. I know the tests all recommend the first urine of the day, so I had low expectations. You can imagine my surprise when the second line showed up immediately, confirming what I already suspected: I’m pregnant!!

3/29/10
Despite the fact that I have taken SEVERAL pregnancy tests over the last couple weeks, it was still a shock to me when I had an ultrasound today and we saw a baby! We were even able to see (and hear!) a heartbeat. It was so comforting to have a positive outcome and happy tears. Looks like I am a little over seven weeks along and are looking at a November 14th due date!

4/14/10
I had a doctors appointment today (I’m 9w3d) and we got to have a mini ultrasound to check on the baby. I was so nervous, but sure enough there was a tiny baby and a steady heartbeat. They printed the picture and Ana carried it around the office telling everyone it was a picture of HER baby.

A big thanks to all of you who have offered us support and shared your experiences with us along the way. We are excited and scared but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I have started a “Maybe Baby TWO!” category where any and all baby related pictures will be posted. Check back often!

11 thoughts on “Making the Official Announcement

  1. CONGRATS!!!!! We are so happy for you! Wishing you a healthy, happy pregnancy! We are looking forward to meeting the newest little Bateman. 😀

  2. Oh I’m so happy for you both!!! What wonderful news. I’m so glad you and Sim want to bring another child into this world…you’re such great parents. Now Quigley’s baby will have another playmate!

  3. congrats carrie!!! i am so happy for you, sim, and ana! we already know you are an awesome mom to ana and now a new little one will be lucky enough to have you and sim as parents!!!

  4. Tears of JOY shedding for you all right now! Thank you for sharing your experience with others. It is always comforting to know you are not alone. Our whole family is just so thrilled for you, Sim, and Ana. We’ll be there with you along the way to becoming a family of FOUR! :-) Hooray!!!

  5. Horray for the Batemans! What spectacular & super happy news. We are thrilled for you and send our best – take care and keep the news coming.

    Cheers,
    Kristin & Rob Rohan

  6. Congratulations Carrie!!! I am so happy for you and the whole fam! I know how hard it can be to work up excitement after a loss. I think it was right around 14 weeks when I decided to starting thinking positively. At 22 weeks I still worry but it has gotten much better. I’m wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy from here on out!

  7. Congrats Carrie, Sim, and especially Ana!! We are all so happy for you guys. Lots of love from the Floyd crew.

  8. Good job making your Christmas present. I am so surprized you are a member of our family and have difficulties. I guess Donna had some problems. The rest of us had to be careful not to get too many babies. I am very happy for you all! It will be double the fun to hear conversations of your kids. Love Aunt Rose!

  9. Carrie,

    Your story makes me cry tears of heartbreak and joy and I walked down the exact same emotional path with you… shocked to see my little squirmy Carly on that ultrasound! I am SOOO happy for you! YAY!

  10. The tears are flowing. Thank you for shrinag this. How beautiful. David and I had decided not to do a 3D ultrasound because we were trying to save money. Of course now I would give anything to have that. I’m so glad you have this beautiful and lovely memory of sweet Carleigh.

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