The Difference Between Our Last Hike and the Next Hike





A lot can happen between two birthdays.  On Eric’s birthday, November 10th, we got the green light for IUI.  On my birthday, today, February 13th, we’re announcing that we’re just about 16 weeks pregnant.

YAY!  That means a due date (or as I like to think of it, 20 day window) of August 4th.

I’m sure many people have figured this out, seeing as how we posted our story and then followed up with pretty much nothing.  Sorry about that!  We have known since November 22nd that the IUI was successful.  But we felt that we couldn’t be too careful, so we kept our secret as long as we could.  We did tell our families over Christmas at 8 weeks, which I was nervous about because 8 weeks is early to share for someone with a history of miscarriage.  But there was no way I could pretend to drink that much holiday wine, beer, and booze for so many days without someone catching on.

The weeks went by, and I never felt sick, never felt tired, never had to miss work.  I also didn’t look pregnant (ok, maybe a little, but that also could have been Christmas cookies and my new love for doughnuts).  Having already established that I drink gin & tonics, it was easy to drink soda water with lime when out with friends.  I kept on going to yoga and I kept on skiing.

I also had to take Crinone, Estrace, Folgard, Levothyroxine, and a prenatal to support our pregnancy.  I’ve since weaned off the progesterone and estrogen, but will remain on the Folgard (for MTHFR) and Levothyroxine (for thyroid), and of course, prenatal vitamins, for the duration of pregnancy.

We’ve had several appointments and everything about the baby is right on track.  We’ve had 4 or 5 ultrasounds (side benefit of fertility clinics!) and seen our bean waving at us, doing backflips, and beating his or her miniscule heart.  The doctor has assured us we have no reason to worry.


So now, finally, we can write our baby blog.  Eric and I are absolutely thrilled.  We think Lilly knows, too.  She lays her head on my belly sometimes and I can tell she is protective and maybe a bit nervous.  We are looking forward to the next few months of preparation, adventure, and rest.  I promise I’ll be better about writing now that I’m not keeping any secrets!

10 Replies to “The Difference Between Our Last Hike and the Next Hike”

  1. Congratulations Amy and Eric. Keeping you in our prayers that all goes well. Can’t wait to find out if that “bean” is a boy or a girl.

  2. I am tearing up I am so happy for you two. You two are such extraordinary people and will be amazing parents. Enjoy your journey to parenthood and I will look forward to meeting little bean this Fall!

  3. I am so happy for you both!!! “Bean” would certainly be a cute nickname -boy or girl.
    Are you going to find out or do I have to make a generic quilt? Love you!

  4. We are blessed and so very very happy. See Amy I can keep a secret! Your very own (pink) Baby Beans is in the attic. Should I get it out?
    Much love Mom.

  5. OMG!! So excited for you both. What fantastic news. I echo the comments above–you will make fantastic parents & I’m sure Lilly will be an amazing big sis. 🙂 🙂

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