Monday, March 28, 2016

Antigens, Fish, Puppies

My husband and I have incompatible blood. Somehow I have the Antibody C and my husband has the Antigen C. As well, he is Rh + and I am Rh -. At this stage we are doing well and all tests are negative (in a positive way). Such a strange item but this smooth pregnancy has had its oddities in terms of medical weirdness. I feel incredible but there have been outside ups and downs. He's moving so much now. Everyone told me when I felt my baby it would feel like a flutter but to me it feels like I have live fish in my belly swimming constantly. It is very surreal and wonderful being pregnant. I wasn't sure I would ever be here. In the meantime, I have entered baby boot camp by getting a puppy. No sleep, lots of cleaning up poop and pee, patience, patience, patience...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mr. Mango

My baby is about the size of a mango. It is so hard to wrap my head around it all. I'm going to be a mother in a different way. Though I am already raising two beautiful children, I'll have my first biological child in August. A sunny summer baby boy is growing in my belly. It is surreal right now. I haven't felt him just yet but I think I will in the coming weeks. The kids are excited even though my daughter would have preferred a sister. We told her that maybe next time her father and I can accommodate her request.