Yeah, if anyone knows me they know I just can't keep a secret. Lots of people already know this but I thought I'd put it out there for blog world and for journal's sake. I'm pregnant. Yup. No exclamation this time. I'm only 10 weeks along but it's been a LONG 5 weeks that I've known.
Here's the story. It all started with an IUD that failed. Yup. It somehow got out-of-place. Then, I was late...then I started getting tired, hungry, and my skin was more oily. I just thought I was going to start any day, but I had a slight suspicion. So I bought a pregnancy test. Right way, it read PREGNANT. I was so not ready to be pregnant. I haven't lost the baby weight from Sadie for one. Anyway, I called my Dr. and they said to get a blood test ASAP. I've heard horror stories about women getting pregnant with IUDs and didn't want it the affect the baby, so I got my neighbor to watch my girls and hurried to the clinic. Another test...positive. Then, I went in for an ultrasound to see where the IUD was. Luckily, it was far away from the embryo sac so this was like any other pregnancy. The doctor had already left for the day so I got an appointment to come in the next day to get it removed. (Yeah. SO many doctor's appointments! This was all happening when Sadie had RSV so I was at some kind of doctor's visit every week and sometimes a few time during the week. It's still the case because Sadie got another ear infection and will have to have tubes. Ugh. Anyway, that's another post.) It was funny cuz before he took it out he cautioned me that it would be ineffective right away. I said, "Did you miss the memo that I'm already pregnant?" So that was funny and he said his wife got pregnant with and IUD and he thought he was THE MAN!! Too funny.
So I'm 2 in 100 women that get pregnant with an IUD...seems kind of high. Well I still wasn't 100% convinced of actually being pregnant. It was too early to get a heartbeat so they scheduled me to have another ultrasound in a week. The appointment came and there was the heartbeat and the little bean moving around. It's final. I'm pregnant. Shawn, of course, was excited. He wants as many kids as possible. I'm still having a hard time with it. I feel so bad for even saying it since I know of so many women out there that would love to have just one of their own. I knew I did want another child but just not this quickly. I had just told my mom that I felt like I had my life in control and that things were going smoothly. I felt like I could handle more...I got it! Careful what you say!
It's been really hard just being pregnant. With all my other pregnancies, it took a few months and I was preparing and so excited when it did happen. This time there was no preparation and I was not ready. I tell Shawn all the time how hungry and tired and sick I am. I actually was sicker this time around but still nothing to complain about. I never thought we'd have a surprise baby. But probably the biggest thing on my mind is how close Sadie and this baby will be. My due date is October 8th. So they will be 2 years and 1 month apart. I know! At least they aren't 14 months apart like my sister and I! But still...I'm not one of those people that can handle this closeness in age. I'm more on the 3 year plan. :) Sadie still isn't even sleeping through the night. I'm not ready to move her into a crib probably even when the baby comes. She's my neediest child and needs me ALL the time! So, yeah, I'm scared but I also know it was DEFINITELY supposed to happen and this baby is coming to us when its supposed to.
So there you have it! I'm sure I'll still be slow at blogging since I feel very unmotivated right now. Shawn really has stepped up and done A LOT of extra stuff like dishes, kids, cleaning up toys, etc. Usually he doesn't even notice that stuff but he's taking notice and helping out a lot more. He's so great.
And because we need some happy news and a picture, my baby sister just got engaged on Wednesday. She's getting married in a month! So we did her engagement pictures on Thursday. This is the one she's going to use on her announcement (I hope I'm not blowing the surprise.). The others I'm still editing. It was a cute session at Trolley Square with suspenders and suitcases. So cute!! She's marrying a great guy and we're all so happy for her!