Thursday, April 23, 2009

Something Fun and Unexpected

A couple of weeks ago I realized I was "late." With the move and everything going on I wasn't keeping good track of things . It took a home pregnancy test, just to rule it out and low and behold it came back (rather quickly): I was in shock. Those of you that know us well and know our history, know that our 3 kids are IVF babies. It took many years, lots of testing and poking and prodding to get our kids. Our infertility was unexplained, but we just figured we could not get pregnant without a team of highly paid experts to help us. We were wrong... The next day I took another test:
Positive again so I found a Dr. over here and made an appointment, that made it seem a little more real. Jim thought I was joking when I called to tell him the good news. Everyone who I have told has just laughed and thought how amazing it is. It really is a miracle. I always wanted a large family, but with it being so hard to get pregnant I decided I was just going to be happy with 3. I figured in a few years when the twins were older and more independent we could still try and have another, if not just be happy with the 3 wonderful kids we have. So I had my first Dr.'s appointment today and everything looks good. I'll be 8 weeks tomorrow and my due date is Dec. 4. The twins will be 2 yrs and 4 months and Thomas will be almost 5. I try not to think too much of hard it will be having the twins running around with a newborn, how hard it will be to even get out of the house (any one have a triple stroller for sale?). I've been a little sick already and tired too. Jim has been great about everything. I'm so glad that we live close to his work and that he is so great about taking care of the kids when he gets home so I can rest. Hopefully the yuckies won't last for too much longer and I can get back to being able to eat and cook.
So here's our little bean: baby #4! If you have looked at lots of ultrasounds, you probably can't see the baby, he's in the upper part of the center black thing (how's that for technical terms).

25 comments:

Julie Monroe said...

That is so exciting! You are due on my birthday! I hope everything continues to go well for you.

Becky said...

That's amazing! Congratulations a thousand times over.

Natalie Daines said...

I love hearing about life's little miracles! Congratulations, Marji! The man upstairs knows how brilliant of a mom you are!

Good luck with the blahs in the weeks to come.

Melissa said...

Congratulations! You are due just three days before I am...Amazing how things seem to work out when you least expect them to! That's great news.

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! That is so amazing. I am so excited for you!

Carolee said...

I just can't say it enough--THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! I AM SO EXCITED AND HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Now, I hope that the yuckies get over quick!!!! Love you guys!

Erica said...

That is so awesome! Congrats!! It is so cute already =)

Callie said...

WOW! I'm so happy for you, especially since you're happy about it. I might be totally overwhelmed with it all, but you seem very excited about it, good for you! The Lord must see what a wonderful mother you are and said, "She can totally handle more!" and sent down the next one. :) I too hope your sickness doesn't last long.

Steven & Becky Heumann said...

Marji! I'm so happy for you guys I want to cry...:)

Brynn said...

That is so exciting! Plus, you get to skip the "fun" and expense of ivf! I am so, so happy for you!

danielle said...

This is definitely the best post I've read today! Congratulations!!!!

Del and Tina Mecham said...

Congratulations, again! Wow. I am floored! And I thought you might be pregnant weeks ago when your status update said: "Marji is SHOCKED." Ha ha. I think I had a premonition...! What a true miracle and BLESSING!!! :) I think I want to cry!!
--Tina :)

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! Congrats!! That is amazing!

Cathy said...

A *FREE* (ha ha) BABY!!! My little surprise and your little surprise are up in heaven just laughing at the tricks they pulled on us! I'm 15 weeks and now feeling "normal" again.

I'm sure you'll be blessed with quite the angel baby!! So so so happy for your sweet little family!

{{hugs!}}

Melanie said...

We're so excited for you too! A true miracle baby!

Fairbanks said...

Congrats!! I hope you get feeling better soon.

Crysta said...

Wow, Marji...another miracle baby. We are truly happy for you guys. Don't worry, you can handle it!

The Hatches said...

We are so happy for all of you! We understand the "shock" of becoming pregnant without specialists, but they are all miracles! Thanks for sharing your news with us (when I told Jamie last week, he just laughed).

gwen said...

Marji~ What wonderful news! It's been a long, long time. I love your blog. Tell your parents the Pogue's say hi!!! You have such a cute family.

Jennifer said...

I'm finally catching up on my blogging since I was on vacation - CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's so awesome Marji! I'm really happy for you and I hope you aren't sick for too long!

kel said...

Wow Marji ,
Brittany told to check out your blog and see your news.... I am so happy for you. Sounds like life will at your house will be a lot of fun. It is an amazing time when your children are small and all underfoot and your life is pretty much just hanging on for the ride, enjoy it while it lasts for eventually they start to go and then you find that you long for those days when you were stuck at home for days on end cleaning up froot loops, watching pbs, and rereading the same favorite stories.

Congratulations!

Kelly D.

Lara said...

What a total shocker!! And what a tremendous blessing. I am so happy for you guys - amazing news!!

Andrea said...

WOW!!!! I love surprizes like that! CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you get feeling well soon. We miss you guys.

Ruthie said...

YAAAAAAAAAYYYYY! Amazing! How marvelous! So excited for you!

The C. Crew said...

Wow! That is soooooooooooooo cool! Wow! Wow again! Wow thrice.

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