Thursday, July 28, 2011

There's a Bun in the Oven!!!

Yesterday was an exciting day for our family!  We found out that we were going to go from a family of 3 to a family of 4!  This is the first time we've ever announced a pregnancy this quickly but this time it just felt right.  And we did it by posting this picture on our Facebook walls.  Apparently people didn't figure it out right away but when they did the congrats starting rolling in. 

It really came as a shock to me yesterday.  We'd been trying for a few months now & it had actually been taking longer than it used to with past pregnancies.  Being in our 30s now wasn't helping.  I was trying not to stress about it but that's one of those things that's easier said than done.  In June I decided to start training for the marathon & just see what happened.  Last week I was 90% sure that if it didn't happen this month that we were going to take a break so I could focus on the marathon & just to have a break from that stress.

So anyway I had myself convinced that it just wasn't going to happen.  I was more relaxed this month & didn't even use my basal body thermometer very much.  I finally did on Monday & the temp was high.  I thought it was weird but just went on like normal.  I forgot to do it the next morning & started planning my run for Wednesday, which was going to be outside on some great hills in my neighborhood.  But with crazy heat we were going to get made me change my mind.  Plus, I just had this nagging feeling that I shouldn't run.  So Wednesday morning I took my temperature & it was still high.  Now I knew something was up.  I had to go to the store so I picked up a couple home pregnancy tests.  Side note:  How weird was my cart at Walmart?!  I had dog food, chicken, pizza sauce, & 2 pregnancy tests!  What a combo!

Anyway, I came home & took the test & immediately that little + sign showed up.  It had been a long time since I had seen it & I couldn't help but smile.

Obviously I will not be doing the marathon now.  And I won't be running.  As I've said before, most females runners are allowed to continue running through most of their pregnancy.  But with my history of miscarriages it's just not worth it.  I have to say it feels weird that I won't be running for 9 months.  Running has become such a big part of who I am.  But I don't mind because now I can focus even more on the other part of me:  being a momma.

So am I still nervous?  ABSOLUTELY!  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't.  There is a peace I seem to have which I can only thank God for.  I'm not yet even 5 weeks & that is the first hurdle for us to get over.  5 out of 6 babies were lost before making it to 5 weeks.  The other one was just shy of 7 weeks so that is our 2nd hurdle.

As for the due date, there can be some debate on it.  The doctor will likely say it's March 31st.  I believe it actually should be April 2nd.  But since I've pretty much decided this one will come early just like his/her big sister did, I'm sure it'll be a March baby.  So I may as well just go with the date the doctor gives me.  And that's not a bad one to take considering this Saturday would put me at 5 weeks already!

My first doctor's appointment is on Monday.  I know!  I was surprised I got in so soon!  I don't expect a whole lot to be done.  It really will be too early for a good ultrasound.  All we'd likely see is the sac.  But we will go as a family.  My doctor & nurses haven't seen Shaylin since my 6 week post-partum checkup so I'm excited for them to see her again.  And I absolutely love my doctor & his staff.  They were some of our biggest fans through my pregnancy with Shaylin.  There's just something pretty cool about seeing your doctor beaming over the sight of your growing belly. 

So for those who didn't notice the picture or just didn't get it, now you know what's going on.  We're having another baby!

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I wondered when I saw the picture on Facebook, but I didn't what to jump to conclusions... ; ) I'll be praying for you as I know you still have a lot of big milestones ahead!