Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"The details" (as requested)

So as I've mentioned, we decided that this was the month we wanted to start trying. Our main reason was because Wes travels basically the entire summer and even though it would be great to have the baby during the summer for a teacher schedule, I just don't want to have a 2 year old a newborn by myself. 

The baby (as far as the internet tells me) is going to be due December 4. Which is the second reason we wanted to get pregnant this month. If I can have our sweet new baby at a little past 38 weeks like we did with Eli, then the baby will be born the weekend before Thanksgiving which gives me a whole other week to count towards leave without using any of my almost nonexistent days! yay! 

When we got pregnant with Eli we weren't planning or anything like that. So this was a new experience for us. We feel overwhelmingly blessed that we got pregnant the first month because people have told us that it doesn't often happen that way. But, we believe that God's timing is sovereign for everyone so whenever it happens that's when it's supposed to happen! 

I knew that yesterday was the first day I could take one of those early response tests. So, I jump out of bed at 6:29 (you know... the whole wake up a minute before your alarm goes off kind of thing) and grab the test and head to the bathroom! I think I almost pulled out every single eyelash (which is what I do when I'm anxious) waiting for those eternal 3 minutes to pass! Then... hour glass flashing... hour glass flashing... hour glass flashing... PREGNANT! YAY!!! 

So. I'm basically 3 weeks a long. It's still a teeny tiny little sac that's about to start growing a placenta. Incredible.

You guys are so awesome. Thank you for your sweet sweet wishes! I love sharing this with you!


Jen Vandertulip said...

I love you and your budding baby . . . I also love that you mentioned the placenta in this post. It isn't easy to get that word into a post. =)

sarahdodson said...

How neat that it happened according to the plan. Obviously it was God's plan, too! Neat when they coincide:)

DuckworthFam said...

love it.

Charmander said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Oh that's so awesome! Do you want a boy or a girl?

Ashley McWhorter said...

So, so, so wonderful and so excited for your sweet family!!!

The Mellberg Family said...

I look at Eli and think, "he's such a baby" but then I realize that he's 3 months older than Brier was when I got pregnant again. You forget how little they are then. Congrats again. Hoping for pink.