Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The crazy train just got crazier.

I don't even know how to build up to this slowly so here goes.

Remember my confession about peeing on sticks? Well, I peed on a stick again. And it was positive.

Actually, it was more like 5 sticks. And they were all positive. But to be extra sure I broke them apart. And held them up to the light. And looked at them for days. 5 days. And they never changed. So....it looks like we're having a(nother) baby!

To say we were surprised would be an understatement. I'm still nursing Trav. We've taken "precautions" every single time but one. I'm dead serious. In four months, we've thrown caution to the wind ONE time. ONE.

We're very excited about having another little one to love and snuggle. And though this wasn't exactly our plan it was (quite obviously) in Someone's plan. So, we're going to go with this and enjoy the crazy ride we're about to be on.

I'm more than just a little bit nervous about the logistics. Because:

1. Trav is only 5 months old. FIVE MONTHS!!
2. We are still paying off the previous C-section because my insurance won't cover me on maternity.
3. I have no idea how we're going to squeeze 4 kids into this house.
4. Did I mention we still don't have maternity insurance?

Let this be a cautionary tale for teenagers everywhere. Because, as it turns out, it only takes one lapse with birth control to get pregnant and it isn't some sort of cumulative process. Just. so. you. know.

On a very serious note, we could use some major heavy duty prayers offered up for this situation. I know one way or another this is going to work out just fine. Even if I end up birthing this baby in the bathtub at home. Which, when compared to another $12,000 C-section, is looking like a distinct possibility.

At least I'll have plenty of blogging material, right?


Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

OH MY GOD! My jaw just hit the floor!!! **hugs** to you, my friend. And listen, we had sex ONE time the month I got pregnant with Savannah. So I hear you there.

I can't believe this!!! Oh my gosh!!!!! Will I still see your smiling face next week??

Halie said...
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Halie said...

even though you had already let me in on the secret, Congrats again!!

I have to say, I was quite surprised, but like you said, even if it wasn't quite ya'll's plan, it was "someone's" plan, so true!!

hope the all the yucky morning sickness stays away.

Jen said...

Holy moley, girl! I'm going to have to write you an email!!!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, congrats!!!

My first two are spaced as far apart as your youngest two will be...it's totally do-able! :) :)

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! I'm not sure I can take the level of 'cute' four kids are going to create on your blog. :)

Take care of yourself.

Debra said...

Fingers too quick.

That's me up there.


kellymac said...

Wow! Prayers are definitely on the way. And if homebirth is desirable (and physically possible), I know people who may have info on how to do that despite state laws.

Kim N said...

Congrats! What an unexpected blessing! (that is how I look at a couple of my blessings!) I hope you are feeling decent and have a smooth pregnancy.

Carey said...

WOW! WONDERFUL! Congratulations!

StacieinAtlanta said...


Yep, one time was all it took for my first child.

Go vertical for space. We love our bunkbeds.

Katy said...

I KNEW IT!!! You guys did it just to keep up, didn't you? Couldn't be out done. ;D I am so excited for you guys and will be praying for you A LOT. I know how it feels to have your house shrink before your very eyes. Let us know if you need anything.

oh amanda said...

I just saw your tweet and almost choked! I had to come investigate and make sure I didn't mis-read!

Congratulations! Yeah, your blogging material just quadrupled!