I haven't been posting much because, as I mentioned before, I've been busy waiting. Well, on item #1, the wait is over...
The Joy (might be TMI, just letting you know)
Dear hubby was adamantly against having another child, but he relented last month because he knew that I wanted another one so badly. But one month and two negative pregnancy tests later (the day I was late and a week later), he said no more trying. Every other time, I've gotten my period the day after a negative test, but this time, nothing. I didn't want to get my hopes up, but finally at 11 days late, I went to my doctor for a blood test. It was going to take 30 minutes for the results, so Raccoon and I went to a nearby park to wait. When I walked back into the doctor's office, heart pounding and telling myself I wouldn't cry if it was negative, the secretary said, "Congratulations!" I could hardly believe it, but there it was on the paper, POSITIVE. Only by the grace of God, and I praise His name.
Needless to say, hubby is a little anxious (don't blame him, Raccoon is actually our fourth and none have been easy). I am filled with JOY. I am pregnant! 5 weeks tomorrow. This fills me with inexpressible happiness and if I'm honest, terror at the same time. We're not really announcing it yet outside of a few friends and family, but I wanted to talk about it here. So if you know me, don't spill the beans on FB or anything. :)
Raccoon has SPD, allergies (wheat, dairy, corn), and has been extremely INTENSE since he was born. I honestly can't imagine us or our marriage surviving another similar infancy and toddlerhood. I have to trust that the Lord sent us this baby and knows what we can handle. But I would appreciate lots of prayer for a baby that eats and sleeps well, and has a happy, mellow, flexible personality.