Well it finally happened. The stars aligned and God decided it was time for Jerry and I to start a family! We've just announced that we're due in late August/ early September. Of course I'm hoping baby R makes his or her debut in time for momma to cheer on the Gamecocks against the Tarheels without my blood pressure being a health concern! I'm 13 weeks and 2 days as of today. Baby R is the size of a lemon...the fruit comparisons are my favorite! I'm feeling ok, much better than I was a few weeks ago - that's for sure. I have to eat constantly to avoid feeling sick, but surprisingly I haven't gained any weight yet; very likely due to the fact that naturally I've stopped drinking. Of course Jerry is going about life as usual because that's what men do! (Seriously girls- just know that when you get pregnant your whole life gets turned upside down from day one - but his doesn't really change at all until the baby comes. So keep track while you're pregnant of all the things you want him to make up for!)
Our friends and family are all very excited and so are we! We find out March 15th if we're having a boy or a girl. I never entertained the idea that a girl was a possibility, since Jerry is one of six boys & has four nephews. It would appear the Reardons just don't produce them. But our ultrasound tech seemed to think otherwise at the 12 week appointment. Of course she couldn't say for sure, so we'll have to wait & see - but all the old wives tales point to girl as well, if you believe that sort of thing. If anyone could break tradition that strong it's Jerry and me. Non-conformist to the bitter end! I could not care less what we're having, believe it or not. I'm just thrilled every time we get a good report from the doctor that baby R is healthy and growing. Jerry desperately wants a boy, but this might be a good lesson in "you can't always get what you want". God gives you what you need, not what you want. So we'll be just fine either way!