So the first person to comment was Tracy who said, "I would call it Susie and Joshua...3 months until introduction. Am I close?"
Well, no Tracy. Sorry you're not.
The next one is Anonymous.
American Mum said, "What?!?! Is that an old photo? Or are you trying to tell us something?"
Nope, not old. Why yes, I am trying to tell you something.
Cathy P asked if I took the photo. Yes, I did.
With a tripod and the timer.
Thank you for being so careful! Haha, so many of you made reference to this being an old photo, or some other person I photographed. :) But you were right - it's me, and it's recent. I'm good at keeping a secret, but let me tell you - this is why I've had nothing to say for a few weeks. I have nothing else on my mind, and thus cannot blog much. We've just announced the the wider public last night and this morning - we're nearly 13 weeks pregnant. and my belly's not that big, part of that is the shadow. We're due April 7, 2009.
However - the third time around the tummy goes "Kablooey" a bit sooner. Like, a month faster than Joshua, and two months faster than Oceana. I thought maybe I could keep it quiet longer. But people have been straight up asking me. It's not cold enough to wear sweatshirts all the time, so it's pretty obvious. Thank goodness I don't have to try on 80 things for church tomorrow to find something to disguise it. I was running out of reasonable options. It was "Tell" or wear a baggy painting shirt to church!
It's been an interesting time, and I'm still unsure of it all. I'm really excited now. We're had to ultrasounds and the baby looks perfect. We had the baby's nuchal translucency measured and it's well within the good range. I had her double check the baby's spine and skull (though it's too early to be sure) but it's definitely looking great at this point!
Someone asked me if I 'want a boy or a girl', and the truthful answer there is - "I don't know."
If it's a boy is it a replacement? If it's a girl are we missing out on having a boy to watch grow up?
But it doesn't matter, because this child's already got their gender sorted out. Whatever we get, we get! :)
And thank you for your tentative congratulations. :)