I’ve been contemplating how to write this post for a few weeks. I’ve come up with various titles, none of which really captured the content without giving it away. I guess the one I finally decided on sums things up the best even though it isn’t anything spectacular. It just seems like an important post like this should have a really catchy title and be full of wit and cleverness. Unfortunately, I’ve been suffering from some serious brain-drain the past few weeks and I’ve been lucky to get anything written on this blog, let alone anything clever.
The truth of the matter is that I am suffering from a serious case of what I understand is clinically called “mommy-brain”.
Yes, I am going to have a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On our anniversary a few weeks ago I took a pregnancy test on a whim, just to get it off my mind and confirm that once again for the umpteenth time in nine years that I wasn’t pregnant. Instead, I saw a big fat plus before the cap was even on! I found David and told him, “Happy Anniversary!”
After six tests over the next few days, I was convinced that something was going on. Blood tests through the doctor confirmed that I was pregnant and yesterday we saw the tiny little beating heart.
I am only six weeks along and I know conventional wisdom says that you shouldn’t announce it until you are out of the first trimester, but there was no way I could not write about this for six or seven more weeks! The past two weeks were hard enough! We are trusting God will protect our baby and keep it safe to delivery.
Actually, one fellow blogger has known for a couple of weeks. Spunky from Spunky Homeschool and I had emailed about getting together when she was in town for a homeschool conference. When she contacted me the day before she was coming to finalize getting together, I had just found out I was pregnant and was feeling pretty crummy. The mommy-brain was already in full swing! I didn’t want her to think I was always this dull of mind and conversation so we actually told her that evening when we picked her up. I almost cancelled because I felt so crummy, but I’m glad I didn’t because the three of us had a great time yakking for a couple of hours before she had to get back to her conference.
Overall, we are excited, but also a little overwhelmed. We had honestly started thinking that perhaps we were always going to be childless so although we had continued to “try”, we had also kind of started thinking long-term about life without children. So this is an adjustment in our thinking after nine years of just the two of us.
If the Lord brings me and the baby to mind, we would of course appreciate your prayers. I am “older” for having a first baby (I’ll be 39 when I deliver) and I have already found out that I will in all likelihood not be able to deliver the baby naturally. Of course, knowing from the start that I’ll be doing the zipper method eliminates a lot of decision-making for us so it isn’t all bad!
So that’s the story! My due date is October 3. Yes, we do plan on finding out what we are having. And, yes, we do have a preference. Of course, like all expectant parents we will be happy with whatever God sends, but David has been calling it a “her” so that should tell you which way our hearts are going. But we would also be happy with a little man to love as well. We’re trying to stick with calling him/her “Peanut”, but our bias does show!
So if the posts are a little slow around here and the email replies continue to be very slow (sorry!), you’ll know it is because I am once again sacked out on the couch all morning watching mindless sitcoms while I wait for my energy to kick in later in the morning! 😀