Monday, May 19, 2014

Listen... do you want to know a secret?

Here it is, I have a little news: I am 19 weeks pregnant.


Yes, really!



The past few months have been like walking around with a big secret… made even more confusing as I’ve, thankfully, had an easy pregnancy so far and often don’t feel—I even forget—that I am pregnant. But at the same time, because of my age, I’m at an “at-risk” lady, needing to pay special attention to how things are developing. So I’ve been guarding the news and biding my time. But now that we’ve cleared a bunch of genetic tests, now that my belly is beginning to pop (egads), and as I continue to share details here like what I eat, I feel compelled to share it all.



I’m taking a pretty low-key approach to the pregnancy, which coincides with my OB’s style. That is, I’m still exercising and working; I have a little wine from time to time; I Velib'd in Paris and danced at my friend’s wedding. In other words, I’m pretty much living how I did before getting pregnant. If my doctor tells me to cut out sugar because gestational diabetes is a threat, or that I need to eat meat to get more iron, I will. But for now, all is well. Despite my predilection for sweets, I’m a healthy eater. I’m being low-key, but not ignorant. That includes being vegan one day a week.

  

So there you have it! Crazy, n’est-ce pas? It was a little over five years ago that I went to Paris. Three years ago that I came home to New York. Two and a half years ago that I met Andrew. And now here I am: engaged, living in Brooklyn, pregnant. I said it in my book and I’ll say it again: You just never know where life is going to take you.

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!!! That is so incredibly exciting. I had my first (and only) child at the age of 39.. she is 20 months now and the light of my life. I spent my entire pregnancy having the doctors repeat that I was "AMA" (Advanced Maternal Age) but everything was FINE. Enjoy this amazing adventure, it's one of life's grandest.

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  2. That's great news, congratulations! Congratulations on everything, really. It seems like you've hit your stride and aim to keep it going.

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  3. I am so excited for you!!!!! We will all wait eagerly! :D xxx

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  4. Wow, how exciting! Congratulations !!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness Amy - HUGE congratulations :)))))))

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  6. Congrats!!! I bet you can not wait to take your offspring to Paris and see what it is like with a child in tow :))

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  7. Oh, AMY! This is wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!

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  8. Such happy news! Congratulations. My only gratuitous advice for soon to be moms: go and do and see while you can: movies, plays, expos. It will be awhile before you get to do that with abandon again!

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  9. Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Many continued blessings to you all. <3

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  10. Congratulations! This is good news. It's true, that we will never know where life will take us. All the best to you and your baby.

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  11. Ohyayohyayohyayohyayohyay!! Congratulations! That's such lovely, wonderful news. Lots of joy to you and Andrew.

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  12. Thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone! It's becoming more exciting as it becomes more "real." Thank you for all of your well wishes and happy thoughts, which always mean so much.

    Btw, it's a girl!

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  13. Congratulations!! I am 14 weeks and while its so exciting its also a tiny bit scary and overwhelming. Please share as much as you feel comfortable doing so, I love to watch my favorite bloggers become moms!!

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  14. :)
    I won't knit anything for you ( I can't knit) but I will be happy to babysit when the time comes.
    In the meantime, I will control myself and not give advice either lol ...
    Now the important stuff.... What are we naming that little girl ?
    besos ..

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  15. Congratulations and God bless you!
    Kisses
    Nana
    http://procurandoamigosvirtuais.blogspot.com.br/

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  16. Totally FABULULOUS !!!
    Will you name it
    Paris?

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  17. Wow Amy! Congratulations!:) I couldn't be happier for the both of you!:) You embrace life so thoroughly and have such a positive outlook that it's no wonder that you attract all that abundance your way! :) You deserve it:)

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  18. Merci encore! It's just a lovely phase right now, past the breath-holding first trimester, not yet the uncomfortable, overwhelming, life's-about-to-change-forever third trimester... it's pretty awesome I have to say. Carolg, the thought of "Paris" has crossed my mind, I won't lie. I do know a Paris - although it's a guy. But I don't think that's currently in the running. We're still just tossing out names and seeing what grabs us both.

    Thank you all for your wishes! More soon! xoxo

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