So, for those of you who would like a few more details about our newest addition, here they are! By the way, thank you so, so much for all your sweet comments. I have just been on Cloud 9 today, and reading them has been such a joy! Onto the details...
The due date calculator on Baby Center says Baby is due on December 21 (exactly one week after my 21st birthday!). Katie will be just about 22 months old when the due date rolls around. I am 4 weeks & 2 days along, and baby is the size of a poppy seed (awww).
I am feeling really good, though that's not much of a surprise this early on. I have had a couple times over the past few days when I was nauseous briefly, and two or three mornings ago, I gagged when I brushed my teeth--that was a big hint for me, since that hadn't happened since early in my pregnancy with Katie! I just took the test this morning, and I really could hardly believe my little brown eyes when I saw the second pink line show up! I have just been floating around in newly-pregnant bliss all day. Since Ben wasn't here with me when I took the test, I told him over the phone. He is absolutely thrilled, too.
As I mentioned before, we weren't sure whether I'd be able to get pregnant before Katie was weaned, so knowing I can is such a blessing! It's so nice to not wonder in the back of my mind whether my continuing to nurse my daughter is prolonging infertility. I plan to nurse her until she weans herself, though I won't be tandem nursing, so if it gets close to the due date and she isn't weaned, I'll work towards weaning her.
What an amazing joy it is to have a second precious baby growing in my womb. I believe I have just as much wonder and awe and excitement as I did when I found out I was pregnant with Katie. Truly, children are a gift from the Lord, and we are honored that He would see fit to give us not just one, but two children, to raise up for His glory.