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Ava wants to share some news with you… April 24, 2006

Filed under: Ava,Kids,My life,Pregnancy — amygeekgrl @ 5:30 pm

Yep, we are expecting baby #2!! πŸ™‚

I have to admit that we’ve known for a while now, but I wasn’t feeling ready to share the news publicly until now. I’m actually 10 1/2 weeks pregnant and my “guess date” is Nov. 16. It’s been incredibly hard keeping my mouth shut on my blog because so many things in my life lately have revolved around being pregnant! So I’m relieved to have finally told my secret so I can start blabbing about baby stuff and all the things that have been running through my mind lately.

I never wrote about our experience getting pregnant with Ava (or her labor and birth, but I will save that for another day), but it was a long road for us. I charted religiously for months before starting on fertility testing. It was determined that Jody had a low-ish sperm count and we opted to try intrauterine insemination in hopes of getting pregnant since it wasn’t happening the “old fashioned way.” Our second month of IUI worked (though we still have our suspicions she was conceived naturally since we followed up our IUI with intercourse), and Ava was born 9 months later. πŸ™‚

So while we had sort of started “trying” to get pregnant with baby #2, we weren’t expecting anything to happen for several months at the very least. But, we were PLEASANTLY SURPRISED when my period didn’t show and I tested positive (a few times even – just to be sure).

Case in point:
Can’t argue with that!

Apparently, when you aren’t stressing over it and charting and you already have one wonderful child, it can help things just happen on their own. πŸ™‚

That’s all for today. I will, undoubtedly, be writing a lot more about this pregnancy and all the decisions I’ve been trying to make lately (doctor? midwife? hospital birth? homebirth?! and other things regarding vegetarianism, how much protein do I need due to my history of complications w/ Ava’s birth?, etc… – all requiring lots of thought and research and none of which would be made lightly) in the near future.

Thanks for reading. πŸ™‚


23 Responses to “Ava wants to share some news with you…”

  1. Dawn Says:

    very happy for you guys πŸ™‚

    We had trouble getting preggo with Ellie and did fertility testing as well, it was determined to be *my* issue not D’s,(though with all the testing I did, I was secretly amused by his one embaressing test, lol) and we did clomid for months, long road, but well worth it πŸ™‚

    And yay! I get to knit for a wee lil babe, soakers? booties? hats? let me know!

  2. KleoPatra Says:


  3. Christina Says:

    Yea!! Congrats to you and your family πŸ™‚

  4. Camille Says:

    Already posted on the board but I wanted to say congrats again!! πŸ™‚

    I’m going to live through you!!!

  5. Beckie Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How exciting!!

  6. Oh my gosh, congratulations all three of you beautiful people!!! and more!! I look forward to hearing more~

  7. Tiffiny Says:

    Yay!!! I’m so happy for you! Tons of love to you all right now! πŸ™‚

  8. Isil S. Says:

    congratulations and lots of love!These days I’m hearing a lot of people getting pregnant. Is it smth in the air πŸ˜‰

  9. Nelly Says:

    FINALLY!!! I’ve almost asked how you are feeling and stuff…forgettting you haven’t posted about it yet in the blogworld! CONGRATS Amy & Jody!!!!! This is wonderful news and all on your own. I pray you have zero complications like you did last time. Keep us posted…I know you will!

  10. Amy Says:

    That’s some really fantastic news Amy! I’m so happy that Ava’s gonna get to be a big sister! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. Elizabeth Says:


  12. whitney Says:

    Congrats!!! That is sooooo wonderful! I can’t wait to read about everything your family will be going through! Go Ava… you rock that t-shirt!

  13. Congrats! I love that T Ava’s wearing!

  14. Mom2Cass Says:

    Congrats Amy! What wonderful news.


  15. Congrats Amy!
    We are so happy for you and can’t wait to watch your experience through your blog.

  16. S. Says:

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    I run a website that lists pregnant bloggers. I have added your blog to the due date listings. If you would like for me to remove the link to your blog or if I need to correct any information, please do let me know. The site URL is and my e-mail address is my3monkeys at gmail dot com.

    Thanks, and congrats again!

  17. amygeekgrl Says:

    Thank you all for the congratulations. πŸ™‚

    Dawn – I agree. Everything we go thru to get our kids is so very worth it. πŸ™‚
    Ooooh, soakers??! I never had any of those with Ava. πŸ™‚

    Jess – You are too funny. πŸ™‚

    Nelly – Thanks. We are keeping a very positive outlook and things look good that this will be a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth!

    Eatpeaceplease – I actually sell those t’s on my CafePress store. See the banner ad at the top of my blog. πŸ˜‰

    S. – No problem adding me there. Thx for letting me know.

  18. clew Says:

    Congratulations, Amy!

    Incrediboy was born in November – it’s a good month. πŸ™‚

  19. Ninotchka Says:

    What incredible fantabulous news, Amy! I just now got your comment via email. I’m so sorry I hadn’t seen it here first. I’m SOOOOO behind on reading!

    Here’s to a happy healthy wonderful pregnancy, my friend. I’m truly thrilled for you. And thrilled that it happened so quickly. I rather prefer it that way myself. lol πŸ˜‰

  20. Hurray hurray hurray! I’m soooo happy for you Amy! YAY YAY YAY!

  21. CONGRATS AMY ON BABY #2!!! Ava is going to make a GREAT BIG Sister!! I hope you have a happy healthy uneventful 9 months!!

  22. amygeekgrl Says:

    clew, nino, HL and sarah – thank you for your congrats as well! πŸ™‚

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