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Monday, February 16, 2009

Um, I think I might be pregnant?!!

Those are the words that woke up my sweet husband on January 27th. That's right - remember that pregnancy test I took several weeks ago that was negative? Well, as it turns out, it was a false negative. I spose I took it too early (I really had no idea when I was actually "late"). So, yes, and wow and holy smoly I can't believe it - is this real?!! I kept thinking I was reading it wrong or I misunderstood. I only had one test - last time I took two. Blast the Dollar Tree for not selling digital pregnancy tests!! :)

That morning was one I will never forget. Septtro and I were able to have a moment together - sitting on the edge of the tub, smiling, crying, and praying. We immediately lifted up this new blessing to the Lord. Oh how I'd longed for the day when I could see two pink lines again, not one - two, wonderfully straight, pink visible lines. And it's finally here!
Sometimes it still doesn't seem real. The few people I told that day - I couldn't even bring myself to say the words "I'm pregnant". My words were, "I took another test and it was positive". Seriously, what if I somehow read it wrong - how stupid would I feel. I thought maybe because I wanted it so badly, I made myself believe it. Thus, the reason for me waking up Septtro the way I did.

So I went to the doctor Tuesday (Feb 10th) for my first appointment. Just being there made me nervous even though I knew they weren't going to do an ultrasound. It was just a consult and bloodwork. They were very nice - explaining everything to me and even went over insurance coverage; took some bloodwork and I was done. The nurse said I was 7 weeks and 5 days. I very graciously informed her that I was not. :) If that was the case, that first test I took would have shown up as positive. I obviously don't have a "typical" 28 day cycle. According to my calculations from keeping my basal temperature - along with the help of an online site - I was exactly 6 weeks at my appointment this past Tuesday. They said they don't do the first ultrasound until you're 10-12 weeks so I asked to wait later because I felt I was earlier than they thought. And so, I go back March 25th - the big day!

At first I thought I'd keep the pregnancy a secret for a long time - maybe until my next appointment. But that's a long time! And as far as I'm concerned, there's no safe week to spread the good news. I am so incredibly overjoyed and extremely humbled to be carrying this tiny life inside of me! God is so good.

If you think of me, please pray for my thought life. I get nervous and worried...some days more than others. It's a continual process...every minute of every day - to take my thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. And it takes strength and grace I don't have - I need His. And please pray for all those women who wish to be where I am...where I was not so long ago. For those who have lost babies and for those who haven't yet seen those 2 pink lines. His timing is perfect but it sure is hard to wait.

Praise the Lord for the gift of life! Oh how sweet it is!!

11 comments:

Rita said...

Susan!! You finally "outed" yourself! :) I'm really excited for you two. And you've been in my prayers already. I will continue to pray!

Leah said...

Yay!! I am so happy for you! You're in my prayers constantly! I miss you my friend! What great news to share! Love you girl!

Lorren said...

God's timing is perfect! Isn't it amazing that we can put it all in His hands and know they're safe? The same hands that are right now "knitting" together your sweet little baby? Love you!

miller10408 said...

congrats!!! i'll be praying for you daily - take one day at a time and soon it will be time to meet your precious little one! =)

Joy said...

Thank you for emailing me and CONGRATS! I know how scary it is, wondering if the test is wrong or things are not as they seem. But God is in control. I cannot wait to follow your pregnancy and vice versa!

Beth Monty said...

Sweet Susan, you will be in my prayers. I am overjoyed and excited and trust that no matter what happens it is all working toward your good. I jumped over to your blog from Shawna's..I hope you dont mind. I am thrilled about your two pink lines.

Jan said...

You and this little life are in my prayers. So thankful for His amazing grace! Thankful for you.
Love you!

Sara said...

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! i've been checking and checking and checking and my heart leapt for joy this morning when i saw that you'd posted about it! jim and i are still praying for all three of you guys -- so so so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

i am so excited for you... i know there are more emotions going on in your head right now that it's hard to think straight, but just know that i am praying for you and your little one. this is such a truly exciting time! i can't believe my little one will be here very soon- His timing is so perfect.
- cindy cope

The Halbert Home said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! Steve and I are praying for you.