With Luke being so young many would think this was a total "oopsie" but as crazy as it sounds just a few weeks before finding out I was pregnant I began praying for another baby. Fred and I have always wanted our kids close in age so a growing family and another baby was a part of the desires of our heart and what we really wanted! I honestly did not expect my prayer to be answered so fast! Some take for granted the gift of life in the womb and with past miscarriages and having friends that are struggling to conceive I'm just so grateful and humbled that the Lord would allow us to conceive so soon and so simple, just truly a blessing from the Lord!
So this is how it went down.
I had just completely weaned Luke off and I was waiting for my period to come, I was not looking forward to it, not having a period for 16 months was really nice! Well guess what? Instead of a period coming nausea decided to visit me instead! I was sitting on the couch watching some country singer sing about biscuits and gravy and just the though of biscuits and gravy started to make me gag! It still makes me want to gag now! I though, "this is kinda strange, I like biscuits and gravy! Whats wrong with me, could I be pregnant?" So I decided to buy a pregnancy test from the dollar tree. Fred worked that night so I came home and took the test. I though like most pregnancy tests I have taken it was just going to be negative and ease my suspicions but in the back of my mind and heart I was really hoping I was pregnant!
I was shocked and amazed when I saw the 2 beautiful dark lines on the test that instantly appeared! A positive test staring me in the face! I filled up with tears!!! I couldn't believe it! All I kept thinking was "Is this really happening? Am I really having another baby?" I was in complete shock! I could not believe the Lord was giving us another baby! I decided I needed a day before telling Fred so that I could plan out this grandiose way of telling him we were expecting! It did not go the way I planned, which not many things in my life do so I'm not surprised!
Fred came home that night. I kept it cool, he had no suspicions. Right before bed I opened my drawer to get my pjs, my old Victoria's Secret two piece honeymoon bikini was there and I tell Fred, "I need to get rid of this thing, I'm never going to wear it again, look at me!" Then the craziest thing happened. Fred starts rubbing my belly and jokingly says, "Don't talk about the baby like that!" He continued to kiss my belly and whispers on my stomach "I love you baby!" I stood there speechless in awe of what had just happened then my eyes teared up and I got a huge smile on my face! Then he looked at me with a confused look and asked, "There's not a baby in there, is there?" Full of joy and excitement I shouted, "YES! I'M PREGNANT!" and I ran to show him the positive pregnancy test! It was a joyous unforgettable night! I didn't even have to tell Fred, he kinda guessed it on his own!
It took me 6 weeks to get to the doctor because we had to figure how it was going to work with me not having insurance and the whole time I was clueless about how far along I was. It was really hard not knowing and especially not knowing how the baby was doing. But then finally I had my first doctors appointment and the ultrasound showed a healthy 12 week baby happily wiggling inside!
Now I'm a little over 14 weeks and I feel like everything is happening so fast! But I feel so blessed and so excited to experience the miracle of a growing life again! Belly getting big, feet kicking, finding out the gender (I think it's a girl), Luke becoming a big brother, looking forward to everything, maybe not the contractions but I know the Lord is faithful and will help me through!
|Took another one the next day just to make sure!|