Originally Posted by princess gertrude
What fantastic news. I was so hoping that they would get pregnant again soon. Too bad the news came the same day as Maxima's announcement. I really wanted Letizia to have a "special" day, weeks away from other news. Unlike her wedding announcement and the announcement of her first pregnancy. But still, it's great news, and I hope things continue to go well through to the birth and beyond.
Haha, just look at the portal page: "Princess Maxima is pregnant", "Princess Letizia is pregnant", "Guess the sex of Maxima's baby", "Guess the sex of Letizia's baby", "Guess the name if Maxima's baby", "Guess the name of Letizia's baby", "Guess the godparents", "Pregnancy fashion", "Changing of the constitution"
and so on, and so on, it's a real fever!!! 3/4 of the forum is dedicated to the little ones, who aren't still in the world!
The article from "La Razon":
Another nine months of suspense
The new pregnancy of the Princess opens the conjectures about the sex of the baby, which will be probably not know until his/her birth - In the previous period of gestation, Doña Letizia visited three countries and went to numerous official acts. Madrid “It's a girl and it's named Leonor". That concise phrase was repeated time and time again throughout the past 31 of October. After one long night with a heavy rain in the capital, the news cleared the incognito that for more than five months had monopolized corrillos, tablecloths and infinity of conversations. With the birth of the first-born of the Princes of Asturias they closed quinielas and they were opened, that yes, other debates.
Yesterday, again, the pistol shot from exit to that suspense occurred that surrounds the royal pregnancies, hardly a year after leaving doubts. The Royal Family prefer not to make public the news of the sex of the baby before each birth. This premise, to stay, will obtain, that once again, the uncertainty lasts until the first days of May. Eight months in which each public appearance of the Princess will be analyzed and commented.
Although Doña Letizia did not attend last night the dinner that the Kings offered to the Portuguese president, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, during her previous pregnancy the agenda of the future mother did not suffer itself in excess. In fact, she went to tens of official acts and visited three countries: the Czech Republic, Italy and Japan.
Baby boots in Majorca
Nevertheless, the trip that marked the pregnancy of the Princess was made hardly days after to have made its state public of good hope. The destiny: the Balearic Islands. It was the first time that the pair visited an independent community and where the first snapshot of the pair attracted after the announcement.
In the islands they also received the first gifts, already the mythical baby boots that made smile to the pair and that became the image of the day. Later the sandals, the typical sandals of Menorca, and the gift came that passage opened to the speculations. When to the Princes they flattered to them with a celestial apron for the baby. Don Felipe said surprised before the present: “But this is blue! ”, a joke that almost could be considered a premonition.
During the rest of May the nauseases prevented the Princess to go to all official visits. She was absent in Teruel and Washington, but took a walk for more than hour to the Parque del Retiro in the occasion of the Feria del Libro de Madrid.
In June, Doña Letizia visited Japan, accompanied by her doctor. There, she and Felipe visited the exhibition of Aichi and went to several suppers. One of them was accidentally offered by Princes Naruhito and Masako. The heirs, whose daughter in theory will not be able to reign if the salic law which is not modified.
Another important moment in the trajectory of Doña Letizia was in June 15th. In Logroño and in front of the Civil Guard the Princess pronounced her first speech as a member of the Royal Family in the occasion of the anniversary of the Unit of Rural Action.
In July, the pregnancy of Doña Letizia was already noticeable. It was the fifth month of gestation and, for example, when the Princes received in hearing the Committee of the Olímipic Candidacy of Madrid 2012, the commentaries about her beauty and her “tripita” followed one another. “How beautiful she is, already it is noticeable”, many said to her.
The pregnancy didn't absolutely disturbed the summer of the couple. They spent days in Palma de Mallorca although the Prince, for the first time, did not participate in the Copa del Rey. Later they were in Asturias, where the grandmother of the Princess has a house. In September the pair traveled to Prague to inaugurate a new seat of the Cervantes Institute and to Italy to do the own thing in a exhibition: “Milan on the feet of Carmen”.
A scare days before
In the final straight line of the pregnancy, Doña Letizia went with urgency to the Ruber Clinic, but everything remained in that, in a scare. Perhaps for that reason she did not accompany to Don Felipe during the delivery of the Prince of Asturias Awards .
Her last official act was the Day of the National Celebration, where great part of the parade remained sitting. It was not for less, hardly fifteen days later she gave birth to Infanta Leonor in the Madrilenian Clinica Ruber. Since that even a year has turned. The anniversary will be next October 31st. And the little one already has a sibling in way.