Monday, January 13, 2014

The Elephant in our Bathroom

Urban Dictionary defines the phrase elephant in the room as a very large issue that everyone is acutely aware of, but nobody wants to talk about.

Well, we've had an elephant in our bathroom.

I even painted a picture of an elephant in a bathroom. (My favorite painting ever, I might add).

But, this wasn't just any elephant in the bathroom. This was that big, exciting, mind-blowing, mildly terrifying bathroom elephant. It really looked something like this.

Or, even more accurately, like this.

Baby #4
coming August 2014

I'm nine weeks today.

Official due date is August 18, 2014
...which happens to be the first day of the semester for Chris, just like Jane's due date (and birthday) was.

If you look closely at the painting, there are four small plus signs on the towel. This was to represent the fourth, although at the time I still wasn't sure which fourth it would end up being. Fourth baby...or fourth miscarriage. We had the ultrasound last week. As it turns out, finding a healthy heartbeat decreases chances of a miscarriage down to less than 2%. I think it's time to start getting ready for a baby!

1 comment:

Liz, Karl, Madison, Brooklyn and Aubrey said...

Yay yay yay! I'm so stinking excited for you. And even more excited that towel did not represent miscarriage 4. I sure do wish I could be there to help out during your sick part of pregnancy!