We are thrilled to announce, at long last, that we are expecting another little Andexler. Our newest family member is scheduled to arrive sometime in mid-April and we couldn't be more excited.
The second trimester has definitely been a major improvement over the first -- in addition to our our general apprehension, I had some pretty serious queasiness and fatigue unlike anything I've ever experienced. I was sleeping 9 hours a night and still needed a nap most afternoons. The level of exhaustion (and crankiness) really took me by surprise and my general productivity slowed to a crawl (chasing Lilly and doing freelance work became a struggle, housework and blogging impossible). Happily though, my energy has slowly begun to return. Even better, I'm starting to feel a few of the baby's flutters and kicks now and then. Nothing strong enough for others to sense but enough to give me comfort and fuel our excitement.
Speaking of excitement, we've been working to slowly share the news with Lillian. First by reading library books about pregnancy, new babies, siblings, etc. Then, once she seemed to understand the general concept, we told her our news. She's pretty comfortable with the idea of the "baby in momma's belly" at this point and also quite convinced that the baby is a girl (thats still TBD). Zoey, on the other hand, has no idea whats coming, but we're hopeful she'll welcome our new addition with the same gentleness and patience that she shows Lillian.