Kymberli's Second Pregnancy Diary
Jaiden is the thinker of the two. When learning a new skill, Kyra just jumps on it and actively works at it until she gets it. Jaiden's style is a bit more reserved; he processes things internally, almost as if he's getting the steps down perfectly in his mind before he shows you what he knows. They both learn at the same accelerated pace, and it's interesting to note their different learning styles. Jaiden is also sneaky -- VERY sneaky. He's the one that usually sets off my "mommy radar" when things get too quiet in the house.
Jordan is almost 22 months old, and is definitely my little cuddlebug. The twins love to hug and kiss, but they'll usually only want to cuddle when they're sleepy. Jordan would cuddle 24/7 if he could, but in no way is he clingy. Several times a day he'll grab the first blanket he can get his hands on, drag it to me, climb into my lap and say, "I cuddle, Mommy." He has an empathetic nature that is wise beyond his infant age, and is always ready to dole out hugs and kisses to those who seem in need of them. The twins are his teachers; I think that he learns more from them than he does from Frank and me. I can't wait to see what another baby will bring to the dynamics of our familly.
I needed Clomid to conceive my other two pregnancies, and I'll use it again this time. Though I was given a solution for my anovulation, I was never given a cause. Last March, I was finally diagnosed with PCOS. In September, after having an endometrial biopsy as part of additional testing, my obstetrician suspected that I might have uterine cancer. I was terrified for the two days it took for us to get the preliminary results back. Thankfully, the sample did not show any atypical cells, but my doctor wanted me to have a D&C to be able to have a wider sampling of cells and to be absolutely sure that I was in the clear. Two days later, we got the great news that I was completely cancer-free, but was warned that I am at a much higher risk for developing it later, given my PCOS and my family history of gynecological cancers. Knowing what my mother, grandmothers, great-grandmother, and aunt have gone through, in the back of my mind I always figured that I'd end up with a hysterectomy since they all had to have one, but being faced with that and more at the age of 26 was terrifying, and it put a lot of things into perspective for me. So shortly after getting the all-clear, Frank and I decided have another baby, while we were sure that I still could. We didn't want to wait to have another baby, only to find that when we were ready, I would be unable to.
So here we are now, riding the reproductive roller coaster again, knowing that this pregnancy will be a tremendous gift. This pregnancy will be an affirmation of my life, and I look forward to sharing that and much more with all of you.