Here are some things you may be wanting to ask me, even if you didn't know it yet.
1. Do you still like the purple in your hair?
Yes yes yes yes. I'm liking it more and more. I'll probably keep it up.
2. What's your current TV addiction?
Obviously Voyager. Kyle and I are in the 6th season and it's still awesome. I also am secretly obsessed with Vampire Diaries but let's keep that quiet.
3. Who do you like in the GOP 2012 race other than Mitt Romney?
Tough--there are good and bad things about all the candidates. Even when pressed, I think "Newt Gingrich--oh wait, no, there's that thing. Okay how about Huntsman--except no, remember that one thing? Ron Paul! Uhh...no, he is delightful but kind of crazy." So basically, they're all better than Obama, but Mitt better win.
4. Are you pregnant?
Yes, yes I am.
5. What about--wait--seriously?
6. When is the due date?
7. Did you plan this?
8. Isn't Ruby a little young for you to be having another baby?
Well, yeah, but Katy and I are about the same spacing as Ruby and this baby. It turns out that Kyle and I both feel pretty strongly about having kids close in age. Me because I know how great it is to have close siblings, and Kyle because he wants to be an empty-nester as soon as possible.
9. Aren't you a bit freaked out?
Understatement. I'm terrified. The memories of pregnancy and childbirth and those newborn months are still fresh in my mind. But I decided I'm willing to sacrifice ease and comfort for a few years, for the next eternity of my kids being close--in age and hopefully relationship.
10. Are you secretly hoping for a boy or girl?
Secretly, a boy. I have a name I'm pulling for, and it'd be fun to have the first boy in my family. He'd almost be the first boy in Kyle's family too, but Carolyn beat us to it on December 27th. Of course, girls are awesome and less mysterious to me and we have a ton of girl stuff, so that would also be incredible.
11. What kind of birth are you planning?
I am having lots of thoughts about doing a VBAC or another C-section. I don't want to talk about it in comments or the blog in general, it's way personal and not anyone's business but my own, and it's a highly charged subject that involves lots of feelings and opinions and I am easily bugged by it. And I need to talk to a doctor anyways. Plus that's months away. PLUS it might not even be in my control. So let's just avoid it and everyone can be happy!
12. When did you decide you wanted to do this?
I didn't even start thinking about this until Victor from Rice King strongly encouraged us to have another baby a few months ago. Um, it's pretty much a given that I will do anything Victor tell me--except try something on the vegan menu.
13. How do you feel?
Fine. I'm 5 weeks along, and with Ruby I started getting sick at 6 weeks. I am making the most of this week and eating at all my favorite places!
Ok, 13 questions is enough. We're very very happy and excited!!!!