April 17, 2011


I took a pregnancy test back at the end of March and it was negative.

But I had a feeling. I just knew there was something different going on with my body. Is that possible? To have pregnancy symptoms before the test is positive?

For the last week, my eye had been twitching and I was way more tired than usual. And my emotions? Oh, gosh. Don't even get me started on the mood swings over the last week.

So, after almost a month of feeling this way, I took another one. Tonight's test was positive.

Today was probably the worst day to find out . . . my parents had the kids all weekend and within 20 minutes of picking them up, they were having meltdowns that didn't stop until bedtime. Actually, Ben's still up in his crib crying. I actually said to Kyle on the way home, "Maybe this is our answer to the whole 'third child' question." I literally cried all the way home.

But really, we knew that we did want a third child and had been talking about it quite a bit. There were certain things I wanted to have in place beforehand, but those don't really matter now.

I'm a little bit afraid. I've had a lot of shoulder pain and have been taking prescription pain medication manage it. I've also been drinking buckets of caffeine and aspartame. One of the first things I did after seeing the "pregnant" pop up on the test was pray that God would protect this baby from those things. And make it another boy.

Just kidding. Kind of.


Carrie said...

That is so thrilling. I've been reading your blog for awhile now, and I recall that getting pregnant with Jack wasn't the easiest for you (I can relate). And then Ben came quite easily (this happened with my Ben as well). I'm sure the phrase "God doesn't give us more than we can handle" will pop into your head more than once, but in-between those times (and maybe during those times, too) relish this amazing blessing! Congrats!

Julie Durocher said...

congratulations!!! I don't know where I've been...sorry I didn't realize sooner! Hope things are going well.