On Sunday September 25th 2011 I took a pregnancy test and it read positive. It was really faint so I didn't fully believe it. I showed it to Patrick and we both agreed we wouldn't get too excited because it wasn't the clearest. I took another test of Monday. Positive. It was still kind of faint. I took another one on Tuesday. CLEARLY POSITIVE.
WE are thrilled to be expecting our second child. The Lord has been kind to us in opening my womb again. And so quickly. We are humbled. I think I didn't believe the first two tests because we hadn't been trying but for a month and I had just stopped breastfeeding Lydia. But despite the odds there is a baby growing in my belly. A sweet sweet baby!!
We went to the doctor and had an ultrasound done to check the size of the baby. Because of weaning and other things I wasn't sure of when I got pregnant. After measuring and letting us hear the heartbeat we found out that I am 8 weeks (my weeks change on Mondays). The due date they gave is June 4th. So we'll have a baby by the end of next Spring!!
If you remember from Lydia I had a hard time with nausea and vomiting. Well it's back with this baby too. This is definitely not the most fun stage of pregnancy but I will take it. Patrick keeps reminding me to look at Lydia and remember what all this brings. It's just hard to always think like that while hugging the toilet or sticking my head out the car window. Oh yeah, it's fun!
I go again to the doctor on Lydia's first birthday. I'll be 12 weeks then.
Something I loved with my last pregnancy was sharing it with others who were also pregnant. I had lost of friends who had babies around the same time and it has been so much fun to see our kiddos grow. I get to experience that again!!! We have a constant stream of pregnant woman at our church so it's bound to happen but I'm so thankful to get to experience this with my friends.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
I'll try to do the weekly updates again. I like to look back on those from the last pregnancy and it'll be fun to compare the two. I'll start when I actually start showing.