Monday, July 11, 2011

That was certainly unexpected!

Since I've made the decision to be more personal on my blog and record those memories that I want to make sure get into my scrapbook at some point, I thought this would be the perfect time to share about our surprise news we received last week!

As you may have seen in the forum at Sweet Shoppe or on Facebook, I'm pregnant! Now, while we're thrilled and feel extremely blessed, this isn't your typical "we've been trying and are finally going to be adding to our family" kind of story.

As it is, we weren't trying. In fact, we sorta trying NOT to. But God had other plans and thus, Baby Pritchett will be joining us sometime in February. We both agree that children are ALWAYS a blessing, so we're excited about this new chapter in our lives... even if it wasn't what we were planning.

I have to laugh now because looking back, I don't know how I didn't know I was pregnant. I'd been sick for a month and had missed a period. Hello??? Jeff finally insisted I call the nurse after one particularly bad weekend of illness, and her main suggestion was "You need to be seen for sure, but before you come in, I'd suggest taking a home pregnancy test." I sweetly replied, "Well, I'll be glad to do that, but I know that's not what it is." Famous last words!!!

So I took a home test which immediately showed a positive result. You could've knocked me over with a feather. I just remember saying to Jeff, "I need to talk to you NOW." I was convinced I'd done something wrong with the test, so I took it 2 more times. It took 3 home tests before I was convinced that what I was seeing was really real. And even then, it wasn't until the doctor did a blood test to confirm it that I was 100% sure. I kept googling about how often you might see a false positive... answer: not very often at all.

Anyway, like I said, we're thrilled! We're just shocked and both feel like we're starting over as our two older kids are 13 and 14. A *lot* has changed in the past 14 years! LOL So, this feels like a first time pregnancy to both of us; we're just older and wiser (haha). Now, if I could just shake the morning sickness, we'd be well on our way to preparing for our new little bundle of joy!


Kirsty said...

Ooh Libby I'm so excited for you and Jeff!!! Cant wait to find out what your having, I'll have a little package to send to you from Australia!! I miss chatting and being on the team, I'm just so happy for you guys!!!! I pray you have a morning sickness free pregnancy!! xx

Mary (Happy Now) said...

So very happy for you, and hoping you start feeling better soon!! Congratulations again!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! While my kids aren't as spread out in age as yours are, I did have a second child later in life and love that I did. Blessings on you during this season!