Friday, 10 April 2009


Title says it all, doesn't it?
We weren't going to say anything until my parents got their plane tickets, because we didn't want them to change plans one way or the other on my behalf, but Cedwryck was talking with Papa today and just happened to mention it. SO here we go.

I've known for a few is due Nov 3rd. I have a British midwife and we are planning a home birth. I had my first check up and my blood pressure is low - something like 55/80. Got a finger stick for an iron count today; won't get those results til next week. We are anticipating a girl this time, and if so she will be Carolyn Ruth, after Bob's mom and my grandma. We'll have to work on a boy's option.

So now I can say the reason we haven't gone anywhere for the last two 3-day weekends is that I've been nauseous and motion-sick and Bob didn't want to try for it. I am hoping this stage passes quickly.


kimba said...

That is good news. If you are still in England for the birth will the baby have English or American citizenship or both?

MamaOlive said...

The baby will be born in England, and have an English birth certificate, but American citizenship. I was born in Japan, and my official birth certificate is Japanese, but has a letter attached. I never researched it, but I was told that at age 18 I could have chosen to take Japanese citizenship... Maybe it's the same sort of thing here? I'd have to look it up.

When we first told the children, Naysha, age 6 1/2, asked if the baby would have an English accent. :-D

The HoJo's said...

oooh how exciting :o) congratulations, I fully approve of the name btw
but as Americans do you pronounce it CaroLYN or LINE as I am a Carolyn but Americans often pronounce it LINE, nosey aren't I?

MamaOlive said...

It is CaroLYN. If I were to pronounce Caroline I'd spell it that way. "Any road," the children tell me she is to be called Ruth.