June 26, 2010

Maybe it was stress. After all, I had been tending to my very sick boys for a week. Including a most frightening visit to the ER. See HERE. No sleep + stress... yup, that'll do it. Or, perhaps it was that I was consistently working out. Harder than I ever have. In my life. Apparently, working out hardcore can do it to you. But that was not it either. I was 5 days late. What else could it be, but this...



WOW! I figured I'd take the test and start the next day. That seems to be the way it works, for me at least. I'm late. I take a test. I start the next day. But not this time. This time, shock. An unexpected surprise indeed. Scot was at work. I sat alone, in awe. 3? We are going to have 3! It was what we had always talked of, but never sure about. We were not "trying." For 12+ years, our birth control method had worked perfectly. When we were ready to "try" we conceived quite easily. {Which is another story in itself, seeing that I had horrible endometriosis and was supposed to have tremendous difficulty becoming pregnant. Perhaps that will be Part 2 of this story.} All I could think of upon seeing the results of this test was that this was completely God. We had not planned this. But, He had. And I am so thankful. I feel utterly blessed beyond measure. I am elated to be experiencing the most beautiful gift of pregnancy and childbirth. It is the most fascinating experience that I do so enjoy. Okay, I know... the morning sickness, the fatigue, the backache, the heartburn, the delivery. It's not all pretty. But it is truly an experience of a lifetime. And I am thrilled to have another go at it. Thank you Lord. For knowing our hearts. For providing for our family. For blessing us. We are now a family of 5.

5 comments:

Krista Lord said...

Ok Jen this made me teary eyed, which in my state I guess is pretty easy these days. I had to laugh at the part about being late and taking the test and then normally that is your bodies single to start. Oh that happened to me too many times and I thought that same thing this time too, but it didn't happen. So thankful. Can't wait to see you in August. Take care and get some rest.

Michele said...

I had no idea! Congratulations. Yours are spaced out about like ours. :D

I'm excited to see that you have a blog too.

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Mommy of three said...

How very wonderful. A family of 5! What a beautiful blessing God has blessed you all with. I can't wait to see how this new one fits into the fam.
Love from,
Greta

elizabeth said...

oh, happy day!