Wow! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU everyone for your so-sweet and heartfelt comments after my announcement. I was already so excited and happy, but reading all of those from each and every one of you only added to my joy. Some made me giggle, some made me cry, but ALL of them made me smile. Thank you, sweet friends. I am going to try to get around to every one of you today and do some commenting myself-- you deserve it!
This is going to make me sound like a bit of a blog-nerd probably, but I have dreamed about the day that I would be able to do an "I'm pregnant" post. What would I say? How will I tell them all? Will I be able to think of something creative and clever to make my news known? Yep, I really did put that much thought into it. Don't laugh at me. :) In the end though, there could be no better way to find out than the way that God allowed me to, so I knew all I had to do was simply tell the story. And you know what? It was just as joyful and fun as I had imagined it to be.
It still feels a little unreal that I am pregnant, that in only a matter of months we will be welcoming another little baby into our home. Eeeee! I'm sure some of you think it rather funny that this news came so soon after I was just talking about how badly I had baby fever. But, I can honestly say I literally had. no. idea. I was pregnant when I wrote that. In fact, I was pretty convinced I was NOT pregnant, thank to that darn negative pregnancy test I took a mere three weeks ago!
I feel like I should say something that's been on my heart and in my thoughts: I realize, that in the grand scheme of things, 9 months of wanting and waiting to have a baby is nothing. I know it takes some women YEARS to conceive, and that there are many who simply can't. Some of these women don't even HAVE children yet, such as my two sweet little girls that I've been blessed with. So even though there were many moments of disappointment and sadness, as well as wondering and worrying in the past months, when all is said and done, I am simply grateful. Grateful for the new life He is blessing us with. Grateful for the two little ones He has already blessed us with. Grateful for the time He gave us of learning even better how to simply trust in Him. THIS is God's perfect timing, His perfect planning, and I can already see the reasons why it's going to work out beautifully THIS way. I'm so glad I'm not in control, and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe once this baby is born I'll be able to figure out what was going on with my body, if anything, but for right now, I don't care-- we're having a baby!!! :)
Many of you asked when I am due. Here's the funny thing-- I don't really know! Since my cycles have been so wacky this past year, we can't really base a due date off that. The doctor did do a very brief exam, and her guess is that I'm approximately 6 or 7 weeks along. When I get to see my normal doctor in August they will do an ultrasound and get the measurements so they can give me a real due date. If the doctor's guess is right, I think that would put the date sometime in March. In case anyone is wondering, although we will of course be thrilled and content with whatever God chooses to give us, at this point we are hoping for a BOY. Hurry up and get here, 18 weeks, so we can find out. In the meanwhile, think happy blue thoughts, everyone! :)
As a final note to this long post that contains NO pictures (sorry, I promise it won't happen again for a while)-- how fun is it that I get to join all my adorable and dear pregnant blogger ladies: Lisa, Morgan, Emery, Barbie, Jenny, and Megan! Not to mention my good friends Kourtni and Stacie, of course. That's a lot of hormones, a lot of growing bellies, a lot of soon-to-be-babies, and a whole lot of amazing blessing.