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! 😀
Ohhhh! I am so terribly and incredibly excited for you!!! What wonderful news!!
A blessing! Please keep us posted as to how you’re both doing along the way.
Kim in ON
Congratulations! How wonderful for you. God’s blessing be upon you, baby and hubby!
Rejoicing with you! How heavenly to be anticipating a little one… 🙂 God bless!
WOW! WOW! WOW! The best news ever. Blessings to you all. I had our first when I was 37 (no complications). Praying it will be a breeze for you. PTL!
Oh God *is* good! (not that I doubted it!) Thank you, Lord! I have been and will be praying for you! Oh what love, what *love* is in the air!
Mrs. Happy Housewife
Congrats!!! This is so wonderful. I’ll be praying for ya’ll.
Congratulations, Sallie. I am thrilled for you. 🙂
I have had 5 c-sections as well. It’s not the end of the world despite it not being my first choice.
Rejoicing with you!
Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful time of year to have a baby!!
I’m also expecting~due 9/21 and will be 39 at delivery. This will be #7 for me and I must say I feel you are at a slight advantage as I feel as though I am wearing out (in more ways than one!) God is good and motherhood is an awesome blessing~I’ll be praying for you and your little one.
Congratulations! That is wonderful news! What a blessing.
I had tears reading this. Praise God, praise God!:)
I’m a little late posting this comment, but I also want to say congratulations! That is just wonderful news! We look forward to sharing in this with you! Take care and rest up, teehee!
CONGRATS, Sallie! What exciting news! I am 38 and expecting in August. This is not our first though, so I can imagine your excitement must be HUGE!
Have a blessed day! Tami
SO excited for you!! what wonderful news. I hope you have an easy pregnancy and a sublimely perfect labor and delivery. 🙂 love jen
Congratulations, Sallie! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! Blessings in Christ ~ Patricia
CONGRATS!! I will keep you in my prayers!! How exciting first babies are!! Take lots of pics of your belly you will be amazed at how much it changes!! And once its born take even more they change way to fast!!!!!!
congratulations! My last two babies were born when I was 39 and then 40 (the last one I got pregnant for around my 40th birthday). Everything went FINE!
Congratulations! I am also about 6 weeks along. I will keep you and that precious blessing in prayer. If I cross your mind please say a prayer for my little miracle as well. May the Lord bless you and bring this little wonder to be healthly and arrive safely in your arms where he may grow to love and serve his maker and desire to to know Him.
Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I knew someone who waited 17 years and was about 40 when she had her first. She had 3 or 4 in just a few years. One advantage to having a baby when you are older is that you are more mature. It will definitely be an adjustment to having a little one in your lives, though, but that is true for every baby. My 7th at 46 was no less an adjustment than my 1st at 21.
I do want to encourage you to listen to the Lord, though, as opposed to the advice to listen to your doctor. He knows just what that baby needs and also what you are capable of. Doctors can be wrong and they are not who we are to trust in. I would do all the reading and studying you can about having a baby and about any complications you supposedly have. I will tell you that just because you are having your first baby at 39, you are not high risk even if the med system tells you that. Imagine what they would have done with Sarah or Elizabeth! I would be before the One who made you and made that sweet precious little one growing in the secret place for His advice and direction for you.
Love and shalom,
Awesome! I just found out I’m pregnant, too. Due about a week later than you. May the Lord bless you throughout this wonderful time.
Where have I been….I guess I am getting senile, as somehow I “drove right past” this most wonderful of announcements!
I will keep you, David, and your precious little one in my prayers! Oh, and my birhday is October 9th!