Monday, January 26, 2009

Last year on this day...

I found out I was pregnant with #3. It was the day after McKenna's birthday. I went to my friend, Sally's baby shower. In the midst of conversation and talk of babies, I began thinking about when I was supposed "to start." After I did some quick math, I realized I was already "late." After the shower, I had to rush to church for a Financial Peace class. On the way, I stopped at Walgreens and got a test. I waited until after class. We all came home and I immediately went to the bathroom. Positive within seconds! I was speechless. I was trying to decide if I should wait to tell Kevin or not b/c this was not planned and totally out of the blue. He didn't even know I stopped to get the test. I went into the kitchen to where he was and I just couldn't stop smiling. I told him and he handled it very well. I didn't know what to expect and I'm still curious to know what he was really thinking. We kept this to ourselves until Easter weekend. Actually, Kevin let it out of the bag to some friends at church on accident. But, whatever. This was probably the easiest pregnancy of the 3. I remember being so excited, yet so uncertain at the same time. I think I still feel this way. We aren't "normal" anymore. The world caters to the family of 4. We don't fit that mold anymore. But, then again, who wants to be normal? I love being a mom and there was a time in life when I didn't know if I'd get to be one. I don't ever want to take these precious children God gave me for granted. I only have them for a short time. I want to enjoy every moment of their lives. I am so grateful for this season I'm in right now. January 26, 2008. My world changed for the better...

ok-unfair question, but what happened to you last year on this day?

4 comments:

MARLA said...

I have no idea what I did on this day last year. Probably went to work! And now I'm working @ home. yeah! Did you forget that mom and I were onto you and your mysterious dr's appts for those first few months? You just thought you were keeping the big news a secret until Easter!

Anonymous said...

I too have no idea what I was doing on this day last year, except keeping my own secret. I do remember vividly Kevin's oops at church after we had announced but you guys had not....but your secret was safe with me (well except for telling Troy of course because I just couldn't help myself I had to share with someone). We are all very lucky to have these precious children in our lives........:)

Kevin said...

Um, my wife told me we were pregnant. Again.

SAL said...

I was 34 weeks prego and at a baby shower at which I remember thinking, "wow, Mich sure is adamant about NOT having anymore babies!" Isn't God funny!? :)