I had recently written about how hard it was to wait for another baby. With our plan all in place, we would be waiting for two years before we decided on a fifth child. Well, you know what they say about telling God your plans?
I had not been feeling overly great for a couple days, just over tired and not normal. It was getting close to my cycle time so I figured it was just that. Well on the day my cycle was suppose to start, nothing happened. I thought about waiting a couple more days before I worried to much but I needed to go to the store anyway so I grabbed a test.
I told myself I was being silly, there was no way that it would come up positive. Right away I noticed a faint line, I was shocked. I had bought a two test packet and planned one using it in the morning, I caved and used it a couple hours later. Another faint line came up. After I got the kids in bed, I ran back out to the store. I needed to grab a couple things I forgot anyway, so it was a good excuse to grab a different test, I grabbed a digital for morning as well. I took the test when I got home and it came up clearly positive. There was no denying it, I was pregnant.
I debated on telling my husband right away or waiting a bit. I finally decided to get a sleeper out that we had used for all the kids and wrap the test in it. I called him into our room and handed it to him. He was speechless. We were not expecting this in the least.
The next morning I took my digital and it of course came up pregnant. The shock was still very much there but it was sinking in for me. I found a female OB right away, got my first appointment scheduled and we have decided to wait to reveal this to our friends and family until after I hit the twelve week mark. We are planning a clever way of revealing and I do not want to tell my kids before I have heard the heart beat. I know they would be devastated if I lost this baby and I think it is better just to wait for now.
So much for our plan but I know that all babies are a blessing. Our little surprise will be very loved.