This year for Christmas my in-laws decided to go to Costa Rica. Since we've been trying to get pregnant, when I was just about to pay for Sam's ticket, I wondered if it might not be safe to fly if I was late in pregnancy. I talked to the travel agent and she said that I wouldn't be able to go anytime in the 3rd trimester. But since I wasn't sure if I was pregnant or not, she told me that I needed to get a pregnancy test as soon as possible. (Kind of a funny advice to get from a travel agent that I never met) I got a pregnancy test as soon as I got done talking to her and then test came out POSITIVE!!
We are so excited! We've been trying to get pregnant for the last 2 months. I know that it didn't take too long but for us it felt like it took forever. Even though it would be very hard in about 8 months, we'd be happy with twins this time... At least it feels like it could be twins because I'm twice as sick as the first time.
But, if it isn't twins, we are thinking that it will be a girl.(we won't find out for a few months). And as opposed to last time when we decided Sam's name just a few weeks before he was born, we have already picked out a name. We like "Sei". It is a Japanese name meaning "pure", pronounced like the English word "Say that you love me." The Japanese character looks like this 清 (if you browser supports Japanese symbols).
We like this name a lot and are excited about giving something representative of her Japanese heritage. When we ask Sam if he wants a sister or brother, he tells us that he wants a sister. It's an exciting time for our family! Keep Marcia and baby Sei in your prayers.