Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We're Having A(nother) Baby!

One baby.

Our due date is May 20, 2012.

The magical ultrasound machine showed one beautiful Monkey with arm and leg buds and a spine that is just beginning to develop.  We were even able to see the flicker of a heart beat.  145 beats per minute.  

Right alongside Monkey was an empty sac in which Button never even begun to grow.  My wife says that the next time we get scanned it will be gone entirely.  Absorbed back into her body.  Like it had never been there at all. 

But it was there and the fact of that has created some subtle shifts in our family.  When we were first married and dreaming of the baby who be Yogi, we weren't sure we would have more than one child.  A family of four was the largest family we could imagine.  The decision seemed to be one child or two. 

And then we spent a few weeks imagining a family of five.  It was overwhelming and scary and thrilling and something about it felt perfect.  To both of us.

So, we'll see.  There's plenty of time for thinking and planning and dreaming.  For now, we're having a(nother) baby!!!!!


That was HP's due date:). Of course he was due on 5/1 but that date will always have a special place in my heart. So sorry about the 2nd baby though :(

i am so sorry to read that button isn't going to be joining your family next may (hugs)

simultaneously...congrats on the beautiful scan of monkey. sounds like she (i'll go ahead and register a vote for "girl") is growing perfectly!

Mazel tov on the beautiful spine and armbuds. May is a lovely time to be born! I'm thinking of you as you process the loss of the second little embryo and your dream of twins. xo.

The addition of this new baby will be your new perfect. Congrats! May is the perfect time to be born (I'm a biased May baby though...)

I'm so sorry about Button! I know that's not easy. Congrats on the newest addition, though!!

I love May 20th, 2012! I love Monkey! And I'll continue holding space for Button, who will always be a part of your sweet family. R.

Congratulations! We're very happy for you guys!

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