So This Happened
About two months ago, the week we were reading Dr. Seuss books from the library, something felt off. Weird. Hinky. I couldn't put my finger on it, but things were definitely not "normal," if there is such a thing in a house of toddlers and shift-work and exhaustion.
I waited each day to feel differently, and the feeling only loomed larger.
Finally, after crying every time I read Horton Hears a Who to the kids (and partially because The Husband kept nagging me to), I gave in and took one of these bad boys to assuage the feelings rolling around inside my head and my heart.
So, yeah. This happened.
The thing I thought would never happen again, did. And, without going into details, we were actively preventing, but nothing is fool-proof, and God had other plans. Beautiful plans.
After a week or so of shock and awe, we are pretty happy and thankful.
I had my first ultrasound (one of the MANY I will have to have in the coming months since I'm considered high-risk due to my wonky uterus), and I got to see this sweet little one.
Good heart rate and good measurements. According to the technician, I'm due mid-January, but with my history, I'll be surprised if I make it to mid-December.
But we shall see! God is full of surprises :)
After weeks and weeks of exhaustion and morning sickness, I'm starting to feel like myself again except for the fact that I no longer fit into my shorts, which is super inconvenient and uncomfortable.
A packet of these babies gets me going each day upon waking. They settle my stomach pretty quickly as I lie in bed and get ready to start the day.
I'm still tired most days, but it's not the I'm-going-to-fall-over-if-I-make-any-sudden-movements exhaustion I felt in the beginning. That was rough.
So, that's been our secret for the last couple of months. It's been difficult to keep, but I appreciate those friends and immediate family members who honored our wishes and kept it secret for us. I just wanted to hold onto this and keep it ours for a while :)
Look for my weekly updates, and if you think to, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers :)