Monday, February 13, 2006

How did this happen???

The chaos is about to get even more so.

I'd been feeling bad for a couple of weeks but Isabella was sick too so I just figured I was getting what she had. Then, because I'm a little slow, it dawned on me that I had nausea and headaches.

What do I do?

I wait until my husband leaves for a 7-day trip and go take a pregnancy test. So when the test comes back with one dark line and the faintest of faint second lines, I freak out. I call my husband, I call my sister. My husband had just stepped off the plane in Orlando. Walking with his boss to get his luggage. Think he was subtle in his reaction? They were the first two people to know.

I try desparately to call Amanda but she's got, like, a life or something. I call her house and when Daniel answers, I'm sure he was disturbed by my blabbering and I hope Amanda has been able to explain away the crazies.

I go get another test because that's exactly what you're supposed to do in this type of situation. Ignore your inner-voice that says "Um, hellooooooooo, two lines!" and pay $20 for the test that spells it out for you. In less than a minute, the little digital stick said in plain English "pregnant, you moron". Okay, the moron part was just implied.

I begin freaking again. For four days! Granted, this all might have been a little easier had I waited to take the test when my sweet husband was by my side, but I guess I honestly didn't think it had happened. It wasn't in our plans! We have to have the estate sale, sell our house, buy a new one and start baby #2 plans in '07.

Once again, God has proven He's not only in control, but He's got a sense of humor about it.

I go to my OB on the 28th just to confirm what I already know. At least seeing the sonogram of my little baby tadpole will make it all that much more real and I can prepare for a life with a toddler and a newborn. *faint*


Melinda said...

CONGRADULATIONS!!!! If anyone can do it you can. You are a great mother of one and you will be a terrific mother of two. I am so happy for you! All will be fine, it's in God's hands.

Michelle said...

YEAH!!!! I was wondering if you were going to post... Amanda said she knew a secret and I guessed it last night... so I was waiting to see if I could SCREAM in delight for you! CONGRATS!
We're not there yet, either, but you are completely correct, God will have you do what He wants you to do. No point in fighting it.

Jennboree said...

Oh, please. Amanda is as bad as me at secrets!

What'd she say, "I have a secret about my sister but I can't tell you until she sees the doctor?" that girl.

The only thing I'm fighting now is the urge to puke 24-7. Otherwise, we ARE getting excited and feel very blessed.

Amanda said...

I only wish mine were that far apart! There is 21 months between the first and second. Then there is 17 months between the second and third. Best of all.....they are all boys. Best laid plans rarely work!

Amanda Sue said...

i did WAY better than that on the secret keeping!

i said "i gotta secret" and she said "what?"

i put on my "someone is pregnant" face, and she frantically started guessing. i think she thought it was me! but she figured it out, and i cannot tell a lie. :)

Princess21 said...

I am happy for you!!! Congratulations!!! :)

Babies are so awesome!!

Jennboree said...

Thank you, everyone. We are getting increasingly excited and I'm sure the first sonogram will kick it into high gear!

Tree said...

I really relate to your feelings of disbelief; it was the same with Liam. I don't think I honestly believed I was pregnant until I had the ultrasound (despite the nausea, contractions, feeling him move...)!
Anyway, how wonderful. :)
ps: I've FINALLY linked you!

Jennboree said...

Awww, thank you Tree! I'm honored to be linked. I need to link everyone to mine. Just gotta read the instructions how to :)

Eve said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! WOO HOOO!!!! What a great surprise!!!!

I found out I was pregnant when my husband was away for a few days, and it almost KILLED me to keep the secret to myself until he got home. Seriously, I think I broke blood vessels from the strain.

Can't wait to hear of your pregnancy adventures!

Jennboree said...

Thanks, Eve!

All I can say is that right now I'm freakin tired and nauseous 24-7. I'm sure there will be adventure because there certainly was with Isabella!

Odd Mix said...

Congratulations. Don't sweat it, two is easy - you are still in man defense with two. After that you go into zone defense which is a little trickier. Anyhow, God knows what he is doing.

And as far as timing goes, our first two are 2.5 years apart. Our second and third ar one year to the day apart. And our third and fourth are almost 3 years apart. In all honesty, we felt closer was easier.