Friday, September 23, 2011

9 Months Old

Little G is 9 months old today! I can't believe it, time is just flying by. In the past couple of weeks she's really been adding to her repertoire of tricks. She is crawling, pulling herself to standing, trying to climb things, waving and clapping. She is also saying Mamamama and Babbababa, but the Mama isn't in context with anything yet. She is learning the names of her toys and if I say "where's bunny" she will go get her stuffed bunny. She is very cute and a going concern.

We are debating going back to CZ for a FET. A few months ago, I was 100% convinced that we would be going back in January. But, as she gets older and is getting to be more to take care of I am seeing how difficult having two will be. Particularly at my age. G is such a happy, easy, laid-back kid (touch wood). She has been sleeping through the night since about 8 weeks old and we can take her anywhere without much fuss. We are completely spoiled. We (I) worry what if we don't get so lucky a second time. Will I have the patience for a colicky, screaming, non-sleeping baby? Also, we live in a 2 bedroom home and are rapidly running out of room with 2 adults, 2 dogs and a baby and all of the stuff that entails. I am scared to try again. What if it's twins or triplets, if we're lucky enough for it to be successful?! Despite all of the fears, I still think I'd like to try again, but just not so soon. I just don't know.

On top of everything else, I am having my gallbladder removed on Tuesday. I am pretty scared to go under the knife. It is just a day surgery and lots of people have undergone this procedure, but now that I have G I am so worried that something will go wrong. H. is taking the week off to stay home and take care of G while I recuperate. And, then for the second week G and I will be going to my parents' place for a little more recuperation time.I just wish I could blink my eyes and be two weeks in the future recovering from a successful day surgery.


Fran said...

Hi Sweet, wohoo for 9 months! we are only a couple of weeks behind and of course I was already comparing what Oliver is and isn't doing ahah! You know we are planning to go again next summer now that we have 5 frozen embryos, I understand your concerns of how will you manage with 2 (or 3) but remember, you had this fear also before this pregnancy! Then somehow we manage.I'll keep you in my thoughts of tuesday, it's going to be ok and you'll be painfree afterwards! Just focus on this. Much love, Fran

S said...

Aww, 9 months! What a cute age!

I hope all goes smoothly with your surgery. Although it is a common surgery, it's not common for you, so your anxiety is understandable.

Kate said...

We're nine months ahead of you, but having th same thoughts about #2. It's a tough call - DH is con, I'm pro. We'll see what we think after meeting with the RE next week about FET.

Anonymous said...

I know the surgery will be a success and I hope your recovery is quick and easy. I'll be thinking of you!

The decision to try for #2 is so hard! We just put three embryos back in, and it reminded me of all you went through. I want Davie to have siblings, but it's so hard to think about taking time and resources away from her.

Janice said...

I think its pretty normal to worry about adding a second baby. I am going through the same thing. I am still going to go ahead with IVF in the winter, because I am afraid I will regret it if I at least don't try.

Good luck with your decision :)