I think I will live my life by this motto from now on.
But what a cute little "unexpected" he/she is! I told you guys there was happy news to share. I just had to be sure everything was okay with this little butterbean before I let the news go public.
It all started when....
I was out of work with an unagreeable stomach. I began feeling nauseated but figured it was just because of my stomach issues. I had kept a pregnancy test around just in case, so I thought..."why not just rule it out?" Well, turns out....there was no ruling this little one out. Shocked doesn't begin to describe how I felt. In the moment I saw those 2 pink lines...my entire world shifted. Just 2 weeks before, I had been coming to terms with the fact that I was actually okay if we didn't have any more children. I was content with leaving it at Collen. We have so much fun with him, and with his big (I mean...HUGE) personality, he keeps us super busy...and I had been worrying about how I would balance my time with him between him and another little one. So, I was okay with waiting a while longer (while = years) before thinking about another child -or- leaving it with Collen altogether.
We knew it was a possibility, but we had not been planning on this at all. I should have known....God has made it crystal clear to me that my plans are not his. Example given: the past 2.5 years of my life. So, when I saw those 2 little pinks lines. I was shocked yet not surprised. I took a deep breath and said, "Okay. Here we go."
So, in September of 2012, a third little Jones is set to enter this world. Lord help us - right in the middle of football season when Jeremy will be working long days (into the night), and I will be alone with a 2 year old (and boy is he acting it already) and a newborn. God must think highly of my strength....I'm terrified.
So far, with this pregnancy, it hasn't been much different than my pregnancies with Ayden and Collen. I haven't as nauseated with this one - more in the mornings then it goes away as long as I keep my stomach full. More than anything, I have just felt exhausted. I get home, and the moment I sit down....that's it....there's no getting up again. Thank goodness Collen is more independent these days and Jeremy is home earlier. I don't know how I'd keep myself moving.
I am 10 weeks along. We had the above ultrasound at 9 weeks. The baby's heart was fluttering away in the 160s. All was measuring exactly at it should be, and I am already at risk for gestational diabetes. grrr.... I had to take an impromptu test because of family history, so I had not had the opportunity to fast before drinking the gross orange stuff. I have to go back for a 3 hour test next week after fasting. I'm usually borderline, but I'm hoping with some preparation, my body will cooperate better this time around. Luckily, I don't gain a lot of weight when I'm pregnant...30 pounds at the most...so I'm hoping to keep that trend this time around as well.
So, there you have it. Baby #3 is on the way! We get more excited every day. The idea of another mouth to feed scares us a little, but we know God will provide. Please continue to keep us and this new little one in prayer. I know God has a special purpose for this child!