So here is my big ANNOUNCEMENT that I have been DYING to share with you all. I have made simple hints here and there, but now I get to spill the beans.
We are PREGNANT!! About 4 weeks ago I got myself 2 pink lines. Actually I got like 26 pink lines because I always take like 300 pregnancy tests, give or take a few. But this month I got what I had been hoping for...a new baby on the way.
All was great the first few weeks and now there is an "issue"....I need some mamas help here. Another words, I am begging you to comment...PRETTY PLEASE!!!
First let me tell you about the GREAT, then we can move on to the NOT SO GREAT.....
The kids were OUT OF THIS WORLD EXCITED!!! I usually wait a little while before telling them, but Emily is getting older and a lot more aware of EVERYTHING that goes on around her. She put 2 and 2 together and asked me if we were having a new baby. I told her yes, and she about died!!
We then told Molly, who promptly began to cry. She got so emotional saying, "I can't believe I get another brother or sister." Insert me with a big sloppy wet grin and you get the picture.
We told the other kids at dinner and Jack got so excited..."Let me see your belly mama. Oh yes, it looks big already...."
"Really Jack???? I have some time I hope before that happens. Priscilla just kept saying, "I'm a baby too" The kids were so excited to inform her she would no longer be the "baby". She was getting a promotion...
Super fun, super special. All was well that night and many nights after that.
Now for the not so fun part of the story....I had a Dr. apt. last Monday. That morning I started spotting...just barely, but there. I told the Dr. and he had me come in the next day for an ultrasound. I was kinda sad thinking , "Oh, no..not another miscarriage."
I had a miscarriage in October and it broke my heart!!! That was my 8th pregnancy (5 kiddos- 2 miscarriages plus our lost baby at 20 weeks). In all of those situations I have NEVER spotted.
With the previous miscarriage I just ....BLED and it was clear...no baby. But this was weird. I had the ultrasound Tuesday and there was a HEART BEAT!!! Praise God! I went home with picture in hand feeling grateful for the little sac on the screen that would one day keep me up all night nursing.
But the spotting turned to bleeding and cramping and more worry. I googled, cried and prayed...still am!
So here I am 7 weeks pregnant..I think. I don't know what the story is with my baby. I have talked to mamas who said they bled..but I am on day 6 of bleeding. Not heavy, but not just spotting anymore. The cramping is on and off and very worrisome.
I go to the Dr. next Monday and I assume I just have to be tortured until then. What is the deal? How is my baby? Is there still a baby?
Please say yes..please still be there...
Last night we went out to dinner with friends. One of the husbands asked me, "Do you guys have a number? You know, how many kids you hope to have"
"Yes, SIX. Right now my number is 6 and I hope to have that now"
Anyone else? I would love to hear every detail...but if you do not want to share with the world..you can e mail me @hotmailmommyofemily.com
Hopefully I can fill these pages with good news soon.