Time to Get Some Questions Answered

When I started telling everyone about my third pregnancy, responses ranged from excitement to nonchalance (perhaps shock?), and I did get many questions about it.  Here are a select few which may help to shed some light, in case you were wondering along those same lines.

Was it planned or was it an *accident*?

This has got to be the No. 1 most asked question this pregnancy around.  Most people are happy with 2 kids, and most people figured we were, too, I suppose given that we already have a boy and a girl and my *ahem* age, but here I am, knocked up all over again.

So the answer to this is that it was actually partially planned, I would say 50:50.

We initially were trying for a baby to be born this year end, but when our window period passed, we kinda forgot about it and let things be.  About that same time, I started going back to the gym very regularly…and I would say that a healthier me made me conceive more easily.

Do you know if it’s a boy or girl?

At our last checkup, the OB-GYN could not tell for sure yet.  Baby was lying on the back and it was hard to tell definitely.  Perhaps during the next checkup in about 2 weeks’ time.

Are you still going to the gym?

Yes, I have been going rather regularly, although the frequency reduced a little during the first trimester, due to my fatigue and nausea episodes.  I picked up the pace again in the second trimester but I have since freezed my membership temporarily (reason for this has nothing to do with pregnancy and will be revealed at a later date).

Bottom-line: Exercise is excellent for pregnancy; as a means to curb nausea, and a means to make mommy-to-be feel better about herself; but the important thing is to listen to the body and to know your own limits.  Oh yeah, no jumping exercises though, but I had plenty of alternative options which I used.

Wow…it’s going to be tough handling two kids and a baby on the way?  How are you going to do it?  Will you be getting a maid?

We will take it one step at a time, I guess.  At the moment, the prospect of it is rather daunting, I’d admit, but getting a maid is definitely the last thing on my mind now.  However, I really wish I could do well working from home AND caring for the kids at the same time.  It would mean the world to me.

Ethan is well on his way to being a very capable and independent young chap and Hannah will hopefully follow in his footsteps.  I will certainly need a lot of help from them both to care for the baby too.


In fact, hubby and I had been going back and forth about whether or not to have no. 3 before I conceived; and when I asked him what the main reason was, his reply was,

“My love, we have so much LOVE to give…we definitely have more than enough to give our LOVE to a third child.”

Ain’t that precious? 🙂

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3 Responses to Time to Get Some Questions Answered

  1. What Peter said is very touching, humbling and honest. Do enjoy your third journey, Joyce. I love how you have gotten your blogging mojo back. Look forward to more great posts. Xoxo

    The Giddy Tigress says: Amazing what stress can do to the blogging soul! Well, hope it lasts…and I’m always pleased to hear from wonderful readers like you! Take care yourself! xx

  2. sharine says:

    Congrate Joyce! I accidentally drop by your blog and found out about this… my, my, my,… you are going to be a supermom! Can’t wait to know whether it’s a he or a she!!! LOL… I can feel the joy of yours and your family, happy for you indeed!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Sharine! Oh yes, I can imagine how full my hands will be!

  3. chanelwong says:

    Joyce, I was in the same boat as u..to go or to stop…
    But someone how, hubby n I decided to go for no#3..
    God has His plan for us….

    The Giddy Tigress says: Amen to that, Chanel. All in His Hands, right?

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