Today marks the first day of my second trimester. Yes, if you haven’t heard yet, we are expecting another new little bundle of joy. I’m still not sure how this happened. Well, I know how it happens but I don’t know how it happened to us. It actually took me three weeks before I even took a pregnancy test because I really thought it was an impossibility. But, sure enough, I had two very positive pregnancy tests.
I spontaneously decided to take a pregnancy test on a morning when Ben was leaving for a business trip. So, I called him and asked him if he wanted to meet for lunch before his flight took off. I sprang the news on him while driving to the restaurant. He didn’t believe me when I told him. But when I broke down crying he then knew that I was serious. He was sitting there grinning from ear to ear and I was balling my eyes out.
Honestly I’m pretty excited now that I’ve had time to process it. My concerns were rather vain and pathetic. For instance, one of the things I kept thinking after I took the test was that I’m never going to be skinny again. I had a very hard time losing weight after Jax, well, actually I never did lose the weight. So, that’s been frustrating. Also, I’m a person that really likes my sleep. Jax still gets up for night feedings, pregnancy is exhausting, and I’m very anemic. So that was a major concern. I’m just worried about the logistics of it all, too – having space, money, time and energy for each child.
However, I’m pretty at peace with it all now. Life always seems to work out when we just try our best and let God handle the rest. Interestingly, this has been by far the easiest pregnancy. And, I’m adjusting to my new weight and size, although it’s not fun it does make me really determined to lose the weight after this next baby is born. So, I’ll just have to be patient with myself. As for Sadie and Jax – I think they’ll be elated to have a new playmate. It will be a hard and tiring few years for Ben and me, but I’m sure the kids will love the excitement of having a new sibling. Surely women have endured things much more difficult than this but I’m not exactly a super mom or anything. It will be a challenge, but we’ll do our best to enjoy the chaos
So we are expecting the unexpected, but excited and anxious to meet this new baby. If anyone wants to offer any prayers on my behalf they would be much appreciated.