Josh and I decided we wanted to have another baby sometime last summer but knew I'd have to be going on campus for my master's degree sometime this summer so we didn't want to start trying to get pregnant until we knew exactly when I'd have to go. Grad school classes are tough enough as it is especially with my first little bundle of energy consuming so much of my time that I wasn't interested in showing up in Massachusetts for two weeks of intense classes with a newborn or a 9 month pregnant belly. Sometime in October we found out for sure that I'd be on campus in early July and since we were already beyond the point of having to worry about having the baby before that we went ahead and started trying. We found out in early February that I was pregnant and told our immediate family and friends by giving them pictures of Delia that I had taken at Picture People in a "Big Sister" shirt. When we found out we were pregnant with Delia we told EVERYBODY right away but this time I wanted to keep it kind of quiet for a while. Well, that's not completely true... I wanted to tell everybody right away again but after talking to some of my other mommy friends and hearing about how a couple of them had miscarried and had the heartbreak of having to "un-tell" everybody about their pregnancy I was sufficiently freaked out and decided to wait until we at least heard the heartbeat.
Fast forward to today when I finally had my first baby appointment and the midwife was able to find that quiet little 160bpm heartbeat and I finally feel sufficiently un-freaked enough to announce that Josh and I are expecting another baby in October. October 7th to be exact but if my first pregnancy is any indication this one will probably be a halloween baby ;)