to catch all of you up to speed who are not on my facebook, you should watch this video and this video. i'll wait until you get back to fill you in on the rest of the details. if you choose not to watch them, you'll still likely be able to follow the story, but they're pretty great.
all right so here's the story. Jason and I are just a few days away from our tenth wedding anniversary. for the first yearish of marriage we tried a few different things to prevent pregnancy, but none of them worked well, and eventually decided to just be done with it.
we have done nothing to prevent pregnancy for nine years. we never sought any sort of diagnoses or help because we had wanted to adopt, and were perfectly content with this being the way our family was formed.
for quite some time I had been having some weird symptoms (heart palpitations, dizziness, along with other things). I had gone to the doctor, and everything had tested okay thus far. I had an appointment scheduled with the neurologist at the end of June, and was hoping for more information then.
towards the end of May, I had a dream that I took a pregnancy test, and it was positive. I've taken numerous test over the years, more than I can count, but have never been pregnant. I couldn't shake the dream so a couple days later, I found one we had in the bathroom, and took it. i'm not even sure if I can begin to describe the shock that washed over me when it came back positive.
at this point, I was about 4-1/2 weeks pregnant. I had no symptoms. I hadn't even missed a cycle. so I called my doctor's office because I had no idea what you do after a positive pregnancy test.
they did blood work, and then an ultrasound, thinking I might have been further along than what I thought. I was not.
they did another ultrasound at eight weeks, and we decided then that as long as there was a heartbeat, we would tell Abigail, and then everyone else. so the video of Abigail finding out is above, as well as us sharing it with our church. we told our families and a few close friends early on.
once the pregnancy symptoms kicked in, my other symptoms went away. so while we may not ever be able to confirm this completely, my guess is that something in my changed hormonally, and that is the reason we got pregnant after so long of not getting pregnant.
so, at this point we are nine weeks, and due January 26th. i'm sick, exhausted, and having lots of back and sciatic nerve pain. and while we are thrilled, this is definitely a trying season as we are in the middle of a tube wean for shilo, my husband is running the business he works for while his boss is out of the country, and working a lot, and i'm not 100%. so it's a hard season right now, and i'm trying to balance joy, and overwhelmed. but mostly, we look forward to the arrival of our third little in the future.