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And then there were three

June 13, 2011

It’s technically way too early to announce this, but I can’t very well go to Korea pregnant and not be able to blog about it. After seven years of contemplating whether or not we wanted to become parents, we two are officially breeders. I already feel buoyed up by all the support we’ve received from the friends and family we’ve told, and if there is a bad outcome awaiting us I’d want to talk about that, too, so phooey to the notion of jinksing everything, and hooray for the excitement ahead!

When I decided back in March to take this trip, I couldn’t have imagined I would be where I am now. I have done the birth family search and processed the results. I have closed gaps in my most cherished relationships. And now I am going to be a mom, which kind of brings this whole thing full circle, since considering motherhood was a major factor in going on this tour in the first place.

I can’t help thinking that it’s pretty cool that I’m taking my baby (or, clump of parasitic cells, depending on how you look at it) to the place where I was born. I feel clear-headed about it all, and certain that this will only add to the closure/peace/satisfaction I will feel when this trip is over.

So far, I don’t feel pregnant. I feel pretty fantastic, actually. I have just two of the many symptoms women tend to experience early on. Thankfully, I do not feel queasy, and I haven’t yet been hit with incapacitating fatigue. I have but missed my period, and my boobs are sore. It is very early yet, just five weeks, so there is plenty of time for that to change, but I’m crossing my fingers that any other symptoms will stay at bay until I return.

And so off to Korea I go … in 20 hours. Yes, it is actually 5:50 a.m. as a post this, exactly 20 hours before my flight is supposed to leave. I guess you could say I’m just a little excited.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Julia Bates permalink
    June 13, 2011 5:09 pm

    May you travel with wings on your spirit as well as on the plane!! Sing to that little clump of cells! He/She will learn so much from your voice from the very beginning! Our hearts go with you on this journey and the eight more months of your journey to motherhood as well

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