That's right - I'm going back for seconds on the baby front...already more than 3 months along and feeling plump as ever. We're very excited that Deirdre's going to have a baby brother or sister this fall, and she is, too!
The crazy thing is that the due date of this baby is October 20th...the EXACT same due date I had with Deirdre two years ago. If you recall, I went 12 days early with Deirdre (was going to be induced but ended up going on my own), and from what the doctors say, the plan will probably be about the same this time around. I think we'll try and avoid October 8th if we can...Deirdre might be excited about the prospect of a little bro or sis, but I don't think she'd be too thrilled about sharing her birthday with the little one.
And just in case you're wondering...the little bump does have a name. I know we could have gone with "Bun Numero Dos" or "Bun Jr.", but we're going with "Kit Kat" this time around. And Deirdre's doing her best to say it. "Ku Ku" is about as far as we've gotten. But there's still plenty of time! When you ask her where Mommy's baby is, she lifts up her shirt to reveal her tummy. Hmmm...we still have a few kinks to work out.
And as far as my high-risk lupus pregnancy goes - everything's the same as before: the plan is to be induced early, to have sonograms every two weeks from week 16 through the end to check for congestive heart block in the baby...due to the lupus SS-A antibody I have, and to monitor the baby often (I've had three sonograms thus far, just to keep tabs on things.)
Their recommendation? Skip 'em. Our decision? Skip 'em!
Here's hoping all goes as swimmingly this time as it did with Deirdre!