His drawing of the ultrasound and where it was taken:
It's kind of "old news," but we needed to share it with folks in real life before they read about it on the blog!
So the logistics:
1. We're due in early January, so I'm 10 weeks along (the above ultrasound photo was taken when I was at 8 weeks).
2. Yes we're surprised! But not shocked, I had a miscarriage last fall, so we knew that a pregnancy was a possibility at least.
3. Yes, we're delighted! We had wanted to have more kids and had tried for quite awhile a few years after Zoo Boy was born, but were ultimately told by the doctors that it wasn't going to happen naturally, and we decided not to pursue fertility treatments. (So, of course, we gave away all our baby stuff. Ahhhh.....)
4. Yes, you're doing the math right, I'll be 46 when I deliver this little bundle. That's all the math we're allowing, we don't want to hear about how old we'll be when this one graduates high school, etc. (Tho everyone seems addicted to math all of a sudden!)
5. Everything is PERFECT so far with the baby and even with me. If you don't count the puking. (We don't, it's just another sign that everything is perfect!)
6. The boys have mixed feelings -- both were shocked, especially since we'd just finished up our Human Development block a few weeks ago and had discussed when a woman stops having babies (and both boys had identified that I was too old to have a baby). J is looking forward to having a new little sibling around. Zoo Boy, whose very favorite part of his life is knowing that he's the youngest member of our family tree, is a bit distraught, but actually handling it pretty well. He's got a few more months to get used to the idea....
7. NO, we did not purposely do this as a follow-up to our Human Development block. (Although the timing is absolutely impeccable, and the kids are having a blast following along week-to-week with the baby's development!) We're committed to homeschooling, but we're not THAT committed....