Here we go again….

Dear Baby Pacheco,

Hello little one! I guess you’re the baby now, and Alex is the big brother. 🙂 Dad & I are so excited that you’re on your way to us! It happened much more quickly than we anticipated, as I’d just gotten off the pill & we weren’t even seriously trying yet. We’d decided to just let the chips fall where they may for awhile & more actively try to get pregnant if we hadn’t conceived by this summer. But I guess you were ready to make this journey! A few days ago, even though it was unlikely as we’d been more or less avoiding my ovulation days, I took a pregnancy test and got this:

SaturdayTwo lines = pregnant! I was shocked, excited and nervous at the same time. This was at 6:30am on a Saturday morning and Dad was still asleep. I shook him awake and shoved the test in his face. “Whazzzat?” was his sleepy reply. When I explained, he just smiled and said “How do you feel?” He was already convinced I was pregnant, as he has a lot of faith in his abilities to knock me up with relatively little effort. As he said when we were trying for our first baby and again this time around, his “sperm is strong.” LOL. Men!

Anyway, by my calculation your due date is either January 26 (the EXACT same as your brother’s) or 27. Either way, you will be almost exactly two years apart. We were shooting to have our kids be somewhere in the range of 2-3 years apart, so we are thrilled. Uncle Jeff & I are almost exactly 2 years apart as well, so it’s an age difference I’m used to. Because it is still VERY early in the pregnancy, I feel just fine– no major symptoms or anything like that. Our first pregnancy appointment with the doctor is scheduled for next week. We haven’t told many people yet, not even your grandparents! So at this point I don’t have much to share except that we are so excited, and you are already so loved… and much anticipated! This is going to be a long 9 months. 😉

All my love,
Mom

 

Cautiously optimistic…

Dear Baby Pacheco,

After almost two months of trying, I took a pregnancy test this morning and got this:

BFP!

The line is so faint… I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes! After consulting some friends on the TTC boards I have been assured that this is a positive result, and that over the next couple of days my test results should show progressively darker lines. Who knew I would ever care so much about a silly little line on a stick?

I’m going to wait until the test results are a little more obvious to tell Dad, since I know he will be skeptical of such a faint line… but baby, you’re on your way (I think)! 😀 I’ll post again once I’ve shared the news with Dad, probably tomorrow or sometime this weekend. Until then, I’ll be praying for your safety and health as we start this journey together.

All my love,
Mom

A Twinkle in my Eye

Dear Baby Pacheco,

Whenever my mother refers to a time before I was born, she says “when you were just a twinkle in my eye.” So I guess that’s what you are right now– a twinkle in my & Dad’s eyes. And boy, have you been twinkling for a long time! Ever since Dad & I got married almost 3 years ago, we have been dreaming and planning for the right time to bring you into the world. After we got married and moved to the DC area to start our new life together, we saved and saved until we could afford a nice family home in a friendly neighborhood with plenty of space to raise you and your future siblings. Then we spent another couple of years fixing the place up so it would be safe & comfy for our family. So now the time is finally right, and we are ready for you!

At the end of last month on my 26th birthday, I got off the birth control pill and we officially began this journey towards parenthood… Apparently the other “mommy blogs” out there call this TTC (trying to conceive). Dad will tell you about what a meticulous & thorough planner I am (possibly to a fault, haha!), and this trait has led me to doing a lot of research over the past few weeks on fertility and the TTC process. BOY is there a lot of information out there; it’s a little overwhelming!

Based on what I’ve read so far it’s probably going to take awhile to get you started, especially since I was on the pill for so long. Until then we will keep saving, keep planning, keep dreaming… and most importantly, keep praying for God to help you find your way to us. I’m not sure how much I’ll have to say on the TTC process, so this blog might be a little scarce to start off with. I’ll try to keep it interesting! Until next time, Twinkle. 🙂

All my love,
Mom