This picture says it all, isnt it?
Yes! We are pregnant! Expecting a water snake baby in May 2013!
Well, what can I say? Of cos I'm delighted! Elated! Excited!...ok...mixed reaction when I actually saw those double lines on the pregnancy test kit. As you can see, I double-tested it and both came out pretty clear! So ya, no doubt about the results.
Reason for my mixed reactions when I saw the results on the test kits is because we have actually tried for baby #3 for almost a year. Yea...since Nov 2011 to be exact.
Close family members and friends who know me well know that I've always harboured a strong desire to have a daughter to call my own. But with the arrival of Roy (my 2nd son) 4 years back, I was adamant that "This is it! I've accepted the fact that I'm a mom of 2 boys and the reality of having a girl will not materialise." I have decided there and then that we will not try for #3 and we should just be glad with 2 boys. Now dont get me wrong...I'm truly blessed and happy to have my 2 lovely boys and life has been good and I'm contented with 2 boys! Well.....until mid 2011 when I suddenly had the strong urge to give myself another shot for baby #3. Yes! we were of cos hoping for a girl and honestly, we've tried all the tips and advices we could get in order to do our part in getting a baby girl. And of cos, we prayed hard for our wish and leave everything in the hands of God Almighty.
So project baby #3 started in Nov 2011 and it was disappointment after disappointment, month after month and we were sort of on the verge of giving up when my period came every month. I was pretty devastated the first few months when we started trying and that it was single-line every single month for about 7 times. Well, they always say God works His magic when you least expect Him to be. And true enough......the miracle we've been waiting for came true on Sept 27, 2012 when we le ast expected it to happen!
Baby #3 was conceived in Aug 27, 2012 and my EDD should be May 20, 2013.
Well, my first trimester wasnt a smooth sailing one and I've had my fair share of turbulence and roller coaster rides to the clinic and hospitals! Yes....even the hospitals in Auckland, NZ. There were some incidents where I had some bleeding which weren't supposed to happen but they did. First was in Oct when we had to cancel our trip back to Tgg for a wedding celebration. Then again in Auckland when I was at 14 weeks that we had to rush to a private hospital where half day was gone doing some tests and scan to show that my baby was fine.
After all those traumas, I can quite safely say that baby is finally settling down pretty ok now that I'm entering my 2nd trimester. I'm at week 22 now as I write on this post. Baby is moving and kicking happily inside me and what can I say.........I cannot be happier!
On another happy note, the date 12-12-12 plays another significant role in our lives too!
Cos it was my scheduled appointment for my follow-up checkup and the scan showed that we are expecting a GIRL! Well, doc said it's only 98% confirmed but we were elated nevertheless! You can say I was smiling from ear to ear upon hearing the news.......so was daddy!... our prayers and wish are coming true....soon! Well of cos I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the scan is accurate and we can finally have some touches of pink in the house :)
And of cos Daddy couldnt be happier as well!
More on the progress of Baby #3 soon!