I'm guessing you all have some questions so I'm here to give you a list of FAQ's :)
What does this mean for your adoption?
Very good question. We had JUST started the process of deciding which country to adopt from and raising money. So we are still moving forward with both of those things. My Origami Owl business is slowing taking off and I'm, little by little, tucking away funds for our sweet child. So if you feel led to donate, we are gladly accepting donations. And we are inching closer to deciding on a country. We are still waiting on hearing a little more info on two select countries. Once we deicide on the country then I will continue to do research for a great agency to go through. Since I've been feeling so sick and tired the past 2 months, I haven't had the energy to get off the couch let alone do research for adoption. And since we have a reason for it to move a little slower, I'm fine with the process taking longer right now. Ask me that in 2 years or so when we are still waiting (which is very likely).
How far apart will Caedmon and the new baby be?
22 months if I make it to my due date. 21 months if this baby follows Caedmon's footsteps and 20 months if he/she decides to be like Lincoln :) But hopefully not any closer than 20 months.
Since you had a "fairly normal" pregnancy with Caedmon does that essentially wipe your slate clean from any and all high risk factors?
Unfortunately no. I was hoping I was in the clear but it seems like my risk percentages haven't decreased. I still have about a 25% risk of getting pre e and about 10% chance of getting heelp again. BUT I had those same risk factors with Caedmon and didn't get either so I'm not going to waste any time worrying about it. Found out an interesting tidbit about pre e though. Dr S was telling me that new research is showing that it might have something to do with how close genetically my child is to me. Studies are showing that if a child is closer, genetically, to me than to my husband than it can cause problems with the placenta which then in turn releases "something" into my blood stream causing blood pressure to go up and the beginning of pre e. This was interesting to me because look at my two kiddos
Caedmon = looks more like Tyler
Lincoln = looks more like me
Do you think it'll be a girl this time?
Ha, that's so funny. I'm already convinced that we only have boys so bring it on! I love my boys and would be so blessed to have another one. Lincoln is already convinced that it's a boy. He'll call for me in the other room and say, "Hey mom! can you come here? oh and bring that baby boy with you!"
And when I have the energy, I'll start taking belly pictures.
here are a couple pictures from our Easter weekend. We spent it here, missed our families but were blessed with friends who took us in for an Easter feast :)
That's all for now!