Monday, October 24, 2011

I guess it was meant to be

A week ago, I had a feeling something wasn't right.  In the lady department.  One of those "I'm sure everything is fine but I should just check, you know, to be sure" type of things.  A quick trip to CVS and then to the bathroom and three minutes later, I am faced with this:

If your first thought after seeing this was HOLY F*CK!!! then we are on the same page.  I called Billy, crying hysterically, apologizing and basically just being crazy.  Typical pregnant person stuff.  He talked me down and I was able to keep my head out the oven.

You see, this wasn't supposed to happen.  We had a DOCTOR - a specialist, no less! - tell us that this was not supposed to happen.  Or at least, it would probably take a long, long time.  And I know this happens all the time.  Couple struggles with IF for X years, does treatments, has a one (or two or three...) babies with some help and them BOOM - surprise pregnancy.  But I thought, based our our IF circumstances, that this would not be our case.  It wasn't some hormonal thing, or some unexplained thing that could change whenever.  It was just a very, very small chance of it happening "naturally" for us.  So, you can imagine my surprise to see that stick telling me I'm pregnant after just three short months of returned fertility (breast feeding moms know what I'm talking about).

As a friend of mine put it, I should buy lottery tickets.  And Lord knows we'll need those winnings to send four kids to college.  Oy.

Now that a week has passed, I'm feeling much better and I'm getting really excited about adding a new little one to our family.  It will be crazy, for sure, but I know we can handle it.  The baby is due sometime in June so it will be a LONG summer home alone with four kids but at least we can play outside.  Visitors will be welcome!  And your morale-boosting comments are much appreciated, as well.

What a way to get back to blogging, huh?? :)


  1. COngratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And yes, I'm very, very shocked :) but if anyone can cope with 4, you can.

    Have you told the twins yet?

  2. SHUT. UP.

    I almost checked the calendar to make sure it wasn't April Fool's Day.

    OMG, CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, what a surprise! I'm super happy for you. I'm sure you're absolutely reeling, but if anyone can welcome another munchkin into the family with grace and adoration, it's you guys.

    WOW WOW WOW!!!

  3. Amazing news--I can only imagine how shocked you must have felt! June is a great time to have a baby--and what a lucky baby #4 will be. Congrats :).

  4. Congrats

    You are an amazing mom! Munchkin 4 will just add that much more joy to your family :)


  5. Wow! You lucky lady. And brave! But you're an expert at this now for sure - it will be a walk in the park. Congrats. I'm jealous...

  6. Wow! You shocked me. Congratulations! After twins and a baby, you can do anything.

  7. Ah, I know this feeling well :) I'm so sorry I didn't get to talk to you last night...but congratulations! Very exciting, and I'm sure you guys will have a lot of fun, as well as a lot of crazy stories!

  8. I think it is awesome and I'm actually a little jealous (although your story is spurring Husband to make a trip to a special doctor if you know what I mean). I even had a dream after we met up that I had another baby. But it was a baby that was dropped off by Husband's DE mistress. Of course he has no mistress and it was a dream but I was cool with it because I got another baby and didn't have to deal with the whole pregnancy stuff. :)

  9. Hardcore and awesome- go you! You can totally handle it- you're brave, sane and smart enough. And I'm the youngest of 5, btw :)

  10. Congratulations! I thought I was crazy to be trying for another one after the twins. Maybe I'll be joining you in the 'pregnant' department soon.

    By getting to know you through your blog, I'm sure you can handle 4!

  11. Ha! Great news! I too, am a walking cliche. Three YEARS of infertility treatments only to find out that I have some rare blood clotting disorder that causes my body to abort every pregnancy within weeks - sometimes even before I know that I'm pregnant. We had LOTS of doctor tell us that the chances of me getting pregnant and sustaining a pregnancy past 1-2 weeks were slim to none. Two days after my twins' second birthday and ONE day after we traded in our larger second car for a teeny tiny Honda Civic I found out I was pregnant. Bought that lotto ticket and turns out I wasn't THAT lucky LOL. But yeah, I had the same HOLY Fu$K reaction. But now our "accident" is 2.5 and the twins are 5 and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Congrats!!!


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