Well... The Bucket Family is Growing again.
Can I just say, "AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!"
Yeah, that's about how I feel about it.
And also, "WoooooooHoooooo!!!!!"
With a little bit of "goodgravyIcan'tbelievethisishappening.Wecan'tbedoingthisyet,IthinkI'mgoingcrazy,thisisthecoolestthingever,Ireallyamnevergoingtobeabletosleepagain,Ilovebabies!" thrown in.
Surprised? Yeah, me too.
There really is no such thing as 100% effective birth control. No, really, think about it. I've heard a very popular story about a girl named Mary who tried the abstinence thing and still got pregnant. When Heavenly Father has plans for you, it doesn't matter what you try, he can still make it happen.
Now, I'm no Mary, but I still didn't think it could happen when it did.
Around midnight on May 31 I turned to Hod and told him that I thought I was pregnant. That next Sunday I took a test. It came back negative. I was very surprised how sad that made me. I mean, #1 doesn't even come close to sleeping through the night 95% of the time, why would I want to add to that? I must be crazy! But I was still sad.
We had purchased 2 tests, so 2 days later I tried again just to make sure. This time it came back positive. Whew. Yeah! What? Seriously! I feel like Rapunzel right after she leaves the tower. So happy but so worried at the same time.
When Hod and I found out we were pregnant, we decided to wait a bit to tell people. About 10 days later we found out that a dear family member was pregnant. We were super happy for her and her husband because they lost their last baby at ... I want to say 32 weeks. (Sorry that I don't know for sure.) We found this out the first day of our family reunion. We told our parents, but after finding out about her pregnancy I was even more sure that I wanted to wait. I thought she deserved to be "in the spot light" for a bit. I don't know where I got that idea from... but that is how I felt. She is due the end of December. Great!
Later on in the reunion, we found out that another family member is pregnant. How great! She is due in Jan. If anyone was paying good attention to Hod, then they may have figured out that we are also pregnant. He has no poker face. He kept looking at me as if to say, "See, she's pregnant too, we may as well tell people". But still we waited.
So, this is my family: One sister is due beginning of August. One niece is due in mid September. Another niece is due.... I think mid November if I'm doing my math right. Then comes a niece in late December, and another niece in January. Bringing up the rear is ME in early February.
Looks like we have a family baby boom.
6/6/12 - Today's Craving: Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks with Nutella. YUM!
6/7/12 - Already getting super emotional. Watching Fireproof 20 min in, almost cried twice.
6/22/12 - Watching chick movie. The sounds of people kissing is really grossing me out. My nauseous stomach can't handle it. Kissing is gross. (Don't tell Hod I said that. Normally it's great, but today... GROSS!!)
7/3/12 - I am surprised by the amount of Corn Dogs I am eating. Corn dogs??? What? And yet, I've had 5 in the past 2 weeks. Wow... just admitting that kind of freaks me out. But if you take a frozen corn dog, and broil it on low for about 15 min it comes out all crispy and mmMMM good! (But not good any other time of my life.)
7/8/12 - I teach a class for 12-14 year olds at church. Every week I get super stressed and emotional about it. I think about my kids and hope that I can teach these tween/teens as well as I would want mine to be taught. No pressure... :P
7/17/12 - Had our first ultrasound today. Bucket #2 is doing great!