I have told 2 people so far (Patrick and my sister) so to write this out is a huge relief! I feel like running up to everyone and just spilling my guts. I wont, not for a while, just to be safe, you know. So instead I'll write this post that I wont be posting for a few weeks.
Right now, according to the online find your due date calendar, I'm 5 weeks. (Still can't believe it)
Here's all the info.
Patrick and I came off birth control in Janurary. The birth control we were using was really messing with my body and had me feeling nervous. Patrick and I were moving toward the "we can start trying for a baby now" stage. In March my body finally got to working again and I guess thats when it happened:) It's funny how fertile my family is.
Anyway we went on the trip to D.C. this past weekend and I was expecting my cycle to come at any time. Well it wasn't coming (and wont come for a while!!!). When we got back Monday evening I was 9 days late so Patrick and I went to Kroger and bought 2 pregnancy tests. This morning I woke up at 5 when Patrick left for work. I laid in bed until I couldn't stand it any longer. I jumped up and went into the bathroom (I felt like I was going to burst). Peed on that stick and saw a marvelous thing. One pink line. Then TWO pink lines.
Kirby happened to follow me in the bathroom. I looked at him and smiled and cried and said "Kirby we're having a baby" HAHAHA. I cried and laughed and praised the Lord. He is a GOOD Father and has given us AMAZING gifts. I prayed for our baby and instantly felt a need to protect him/her.
I showered, cried some more, smiled and then got to work thinking of how to tell Patrick.
As I ate and chugged more water so that I could take another test to prove I was really pregnant and the first one wasn't a mistake, I got online and found out my supposed due date and all the goodies about our baby. I took my first pre natal vitamin. Peed on the second test and saw for the second time, two beautiful lines!!!
I made Patrick a card, got dressed and headed downtown to Patrick's work to tell him the good news. He knew I was going to take a test this morning so he had a feeling when he saw me. I handed him the card and as he opened it he said "Is this what I think it is?" I just smiled and told him to open it. He hugged me and laughed and I cried some more:).
It was great to see his face and to experience this with him. I love that man and can't believe we are having a baby. I hung around there for a little bit.
I called my sister and asked her if we knew anyone with a Dec 7th birthday. She said, " I don't know I feel like we do." I then proceeded to tell her that that date is the closest thing I have to knowing my babies birthday. She cried with me and congratulated me. Patrick talked to her and she congratulated him.
This is simply amazing.
I feel like I know NOTHING about this. What do I do? What don't I do? I have to find a doctor. I have to start preparing for a new member of our family.
I can already see my tendency to lean on my own strength. If you'd like to pray for me in any way; pray that I would trust the Lord in all things. In my health, in the babies health, in everything.
It has been fun having this be our little secret:) Patrick texted me through out the day and said "I'm so happy!"
Sorry family for holding out on you. We can't wait to let you in on this special secret. We will let you know soon. I can't imagine us being able to hold it in too much longer.