Saturday, June 2, 2012

One Wait is Over, and Another Just Begun

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. :)

The Terror

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.


  1. Congrats! I'm excited to follow you on your journey with a new little one as well. Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months! I hope both of our new little bundles of joy are healthier and more laid back than our special boys are :)

  2. So is this Becky "Edwards" I saw your comment on my blog and then started snooping but it was a little hard to tell b/c there aren't many pictures. :) That's so cool that you blog too! I have changed a lot since then and even more in the last few years. It would be so fun to reconnect! Thanks for commenting and looking forward to hearing more from you!
    Congratulations by the way!!!! :)

    1. Yup, that's why I gave you a hint since I thought, she's not going to know who I am. =)

  3. Oh congratulations, mama! I know where you are right now. My son with SPD was 13 months old when I became pregnant with his baby sister. I was so afraid and so excited at the same time. remember that each child is their own unique self and you will love them for whoever they are. <3

    Thank you for coming by The Family Pants! I am so glad to have made a connection with you. These sensational kiddos of ours are a handful but I trully believe they are just ahead of their time. they already have the qualities that we admire in adults. Creativity, imagination, individuality and spontaneity. They just have it all so soon and in tiny little bodies. It may be hard now but they are blessed and these charachteristics will carry them through an extraordinary life.
    ~Mama Pants

    1. You're so right, I do hope Raccoon has an extraordinary life, even though it's a bit of a challenge now to help him deal with all of it.