Originally written the day after giving birth
So this time around my estimated due date was August 24th. Since I had gone two days early with "Minion", I figured I'd go a little early this time too. My guess was on the 19th or 20th since full moon would be on the 18th and this was my second baby.
I left you at the beginning of December with a confession about our TTC journey. It turns out that our two week wait that cycle ended with a positive pregnancy test. A few positives to be exact!
When I got the BFP with our son in 2013, I went to the doctor's the next day to confirm. This was after I had already gotten a false positive a few months earlier so I was a little gun shy about believing it. When the Doctor came in to tell me my results and saw my excited expression she proceed to tell me "1 in 4 women experience a miscarriage in the first 8 weeks so you might consider waiting to get too excited and telling people until after that." I haven't been back to see that doctor since then and we announced our pregnancy publicly a few days later. But those words were echoed by a few people choosing to express some loving concern.
So why do I still announce my pregnancies early?