Are you shocked? You better believe I am! I was pretty much positive that Star was going to be my last baby so this is an awesome surprise!
During my last pregnancy, I let the stress of...everything and the negativity of others get to me, and I spent most of the pregnancy depressed, super stressed, and just downright miserable.
That's not happening this time.
I choose to respond to this pregnancy with joy.
I choose to trust God.
I choose to be thankful that God has blessed us again even though that blessing comes with a great deal of responsibility.
I choose to be joyful.
I found out I was pregnant on June 26th. I took a test on a hunch, fully expecting it to be negative. It didn't show a result right away, and I had to leave to get the kids to storyhour at the library so I tossed it in the garbage and we left. A few hours later, we were home and the kids were eating lunch. I'm not sure why, but I decided to pull the pregnancy test out of the garbage just to make sure it was still negative.
I started crying with happiness, fear, excitement, etc. Pretty much every emotion went through me in the first 10 minutes. I told a private group I'm in on Facebook about the test because all of the ladies in the group are awesome and supportive and, most importantly, not local so I knew if I told them there wouldn't be any chances of anyone near me finding out :) They advised me to take another test as it might be a false positive from sitting in the trash so long. I took another test later that afternoon and... Bam! Instantly two lines popped up.
I'm 10 weeks now and due on March 4th. After what happened last time, I still intend to find out the gender at the ultrasound, but I'm not sure if I'm going to share the results with anyone else.
And just to finish this up...here are a few other bloggers I follow who are also expecting!
Jenni from the Blog-She is also having her fourth baby and her third one is about the same age as Star.
Proverbs and Pacifiers
Everything and Nothing From Essex
Tales of Beauty for Ashes
This Year's Love Will Last-Her pregnancy announcement video was the sweetest thing I've ever seen.
Are you pregnant? Just had a baby (anytime in the last year counts!)? Have an awesome birth story (seriously, all birth stories are awesome so if you have one, it counts.) Link up your blog!