We laugh and we are still a bit in shock, but we are beyond excited to announce that we are due to have a little boy at the beginning of January!
Many have said, "How in the world did you not know!?" Well, to say it plainly, I haven't had a regular cycle because my body just wasn't working the way it should for the last few years so that's the biggest reason I had never thought to take a pregnancy test. And then we've heard, "Well, didn't you notice getting sick or any other symptoms?" Actually no. And this is where I gloat.
In all honesty, I am extremely thankful and feel like it was a gift from God that I missed my whole first trimester, the waiting, the worry, the sickness. You see, looking back, I did have symptoms but I thought they were all due to having 2 new foster babies in our home. Evidently I got pregnant at the beginning of April and then we received our very first foster placement at the end of April (6 month and 18 month old brothers). So needless to say I was extremely tired, but who wouldn't be with crying, teething, sleepless babes who don't know us from the guy down the street. I also had no morning sickness at all. Instead, I had heartburn, which again, I thought was due to the stress of having 2 new kids in our home, countless visits from random people to see them, doctors visit, etc. Oh and the gaining weight thing….because of the change in our schedules we were eating terribly and busy all the time and yet again, stressed because of fostering so of course I didn't think twice.
Until a few weeks ago, when I noticed that, after trying to start jogging and walking more and cutting back on bread, I really wasn't loosing any weight. I finally decided to take a test, 3 in fact, all of which were instantly positive.
So our first appointment was August 2nd and not only did we find out that I was definitely pregnant, we found out that I was 18 weeks along and we are going to have a boy! Talk about shock :)
So again, we laugh. We laugh because it's ridiculous and funny. We laugh because we see how God has such a sense of humor. When we thought it wasn't possible for me to get pregnant, He already had a plan in the works and at just the right time He revealed this gift to us in such a special way! We know such a good and generous God and we can't wait to meet our little guy in, well, about 4 months!!!
Here's to being on the fast track!
Baby Litter--We are in love!!!
18 weeks--Just starting to show!