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So here’s the low down. You of course are all right and the congratulations are more appreciated than I can express. I know I mentioned a couple of months ago that Gabe and I were already considering getting back on the TTC train but that is NOT what happened in this case. We had made a pretty definite decision to start trying when Aiden turned a year. Of course you all know what they say about “best laid plans” right? Oh wait, maybe I shouldn’t use the word laid?! :-)
Here’s a little background. On January 2nd I was sitting in church and for some reason it occurred to me that I hadn’t started that day and that is very unlike me. As a matter of fact, I had never had that moment before where I was possibly “late”. With my first pregnancy I tested the morning I was supposed to start and with Aiden I tested 2 days before I was supposed to start. While breastfeeding I’ve been extremely regular (no, I was NOT one of those lucky gals that has no period while breastfeeding!) and realized that I was in fact scheduled to start. Being me, and it having taken over 2.5 years to conceive Aiden, I just thought “oh I’ll start tomorrow, no big deal”.
The next day (Jan 3rd) I still hadn’t started, so mid-morning, after talking it over and over and over with JJ, I headed to Wal-Mart and got 4 tests. I figured I might as well be sure about things, right? I got back to my office and had to hide the tests in my purse but I decided to take two right then. I was pleasantly surprised to see the control lines pop up right away so I knew the tests were valid. In fact, I was wrong, those were not control lines. Never, in all the time I’ve poas, have I seen lines pop up as fast and dark as these did. I was shocked and excited and of course took a pic with my camera phone right away to send to G.
I then called him and his response was “does this mean what I think it means??!” He was just as shocked by this amazing surprise but we are both absolutely thrilled.
I went in for my 8 week check-up on Wednesday. I wanted to see a heartbeat before telling the world. Everything looked great. There is one little baby with a heartbeat of 169 swimming around in there. They saw a yolk sac, which they were happy about, and I got to see a little paddle arm, which I was happy about.
If everything keeps going on the right track they have given me a due date of September 10, 2008. Two kids under two?? I don’t know if I’ve ever thought of that in such a great way before. :-)