Oh Baby, The News That Caught Us By Surprise!

Well … I am definitely not the person who is good at keeping surprises or news. I get super antsy. Anyone else who feels the same way? So for those of you who are following my personal facebook profile know already that we’ve been expecting. My husband was super excited to share the exciting news, so he did during my birthday last month. While that news alone is already exhilarating, what people don’t know is that the story itself is crazier than the surprise pregnancy.

The Narrative

Here’s the scoop, if you are new here on my blog … Welcome! What you may have missed is the fact that we have been struggling with infertility ever since 2010. We never tried any type of contraceptives, and we have never been fortunate to conceive on our own. So we ended up having to resort to IVF and all kinds of medication, and we have been lucky enough that it worked out for us. Late 2017 we had our miracle, Josiah King Bethea. To be honest, we have always wanted to have at least 2 kids … except we do want to space apart at least 3 years (and maximum of 4-5), just because I know exactly how rough my pregnancy was and the recovery after giving birth isn’t a breeze neither.

That basically sums up the whole story or at least the “original” plan. Then late May (2019) I started feeling a bit sick. I honestly thought I was coming down with the flu. I have been breastfeeding Josiah King ever since, so my monthly period (aunt flow) is almost non-existent. My OBGYN did mention that it is very typical that I have irregular and occasional visits through the course of the year. When I went to our Urgent Care, the doctor verified the same questions from my nurse … if I am sure that I am NOT pregnant. In fact, I said “VERY SURE” as we had to resort to IVF after 7 years of no luck trying it naturally. I said it is most likely a bug, but I wanted to make sure what medication I can take, so I went in for a quick check-up. They said they still have to rule it out, so I had to provide a specimen. I totally understand, but I was totally chuckling to myself. I am like, oh well … this will be a waste of stick and have to pay for an unnecessary copay.

The Kicker!

Here comes the surprise … the doctor came back and said CONGRATULATIONS, YOU’RE PREGNANT!!! While I am ecstatic with the news, I was super puzzled. This literally took me by surprise. The only words I could utter was, “Are You Sure? How is that possible?” … they then called my husband in along with our son. They shared the good news, and he responded with … “Huh? What Do You Mean?” after getting clarification from the doctor that we ARE pregnant AGAIN, he simply said, “I don’t understand how that can happen! Are you sure?”. They repeated the urine test and lo’ and behold, it is still positive! To my husband’s disbelief, he asked if the test be wrong and he was re-assured that only a false negative can be wrong. The positive test means it’s really positive.

Was that it? NOPE. He wasn’t convinced. I was quite skeptical too. So he drove us to the laboratory to get a blood test. Yep … POSITIVE and PREGNANT. So apparently, we can get pregnant all on our own, but it just took us about 9 years to make it happen. This also means we were totally unprepared as we have always believed that we needed IVF to have our next one as well. At the moment, Josiah King is just about to turn 20 months old in the next few days. We are obviously way off track, and with lots of changes taking place, we are just bracing ourselves with everything. I don’t know how this will play out with my rheumatoid arthritis which was aggravated during my last pregnancy and also developed what is referred to as “mommy thumb” … I am just praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

There you have it … our news that literally caught us by a whirlwind.

Team Girl or Team Boy?

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So what’s your guess? Are you Team Girl or Team Boy? Share your pick! Also, make sure to stay tuned for the results! We are still planning for a fun way to announce the baby’s gender. xx


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  • Cyn Gagen

    Awwwww congratulations! It might not be according to your original plan but it sure is exciting news. My wish for you is an easier pregnancy this time and a healthy baby!

  • Emman Damian

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best on this new pregnancy! I’m Team Girl!

  • Amber Myers

    Yay, congrats to you! How wonderful! I think you’re having another boy!

  • Mama to 6 Blessings

    Wow! What a blessing! Enjoy being pregnant. I miss it, it is so special! Congratulations!

  • Natalia

    Wow! That’s some wonderful news! Hope your pregnancy will go really well and that you’ll have the next beautiful and healthy baby. 🙂

  • Chad

    Team girl for sure!! And CONGRATS, i am so happy for you, such a blessing.

  • leah

    aww babies are a blessing. hard work and annoying sometimes but a blessing. congrats!

  • Amy

    I think you will have another boy! Honestly, as long as it is healthy though-that is what matters! Congrats!

  • Jeanine

    How exciting what a great story. I’m so glad you didn’t have to go through IVF again. I’ve never had to myself but know some who have and it’s a journey (an amazing one) but can take a big toll! Congrats to you guys!

  • Kelly Stilwell

    Aw. Congratulations to your family. As you are a shopper, I’m going to root for team girl as I’m sure you’d love to shop for girl clothes! I have 2 adult girls and they are a joy! Either way, you are blessed!

  • krystal

    oh my goodness, what an amazing way to find out too. glad you got answers and congratulations. what a miracle!

  • Kristin

    Oh how sweet! Love this post!! A new baby means everything, what a special time!

  • Lohas Canada

    Congrats! That is exciting that you got the best type of surprise that you were wanting. Looks like another amazing adventure.

  • Lavern Moore

    Your story of hope is inspiring. It will encourage other women and couples with similar hopes and dreams.

  • Ruth I

    What a lovely surprise! Congrats! I really hope the gender is girl, it will be so fun!

  • Catalina

    Congratulations! This is such a fabulous story and I am so happy for you! You are such a beautiful family!

  • dreaming.loud

    That’s so cool..! Congrats on your next baby..! Well I guess it’s a boy again, Idk why, but it’s just a guess..

  • Jennifer

    What a surprise!!! Congratulations!!!!

  • Rachel

    Wow! That is amazing and so exciting. I struggled with infertility for years too so what an amazing gift this is!

  • Myrah Duque

    That is a true blessing, congratulations! I’m cheering for a girl!

  • Emily Fata

    Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congratulations on the wonderful news, and I hope that you have a wonderful and healthy pregnancy.

  • Celebrate Woman Today

    Congratulations! You will be just fine. I know how good you are at juggling many things and taking care of your body. Happy for you.

  • Krysten Quiles

    Life works in mysterious ways and apparently this was just meant to be for you. A HUGE congratulations, it is AMAZING news!

  • Terri Beavers

    Congratulations. I”m team girl. Sugar and spice and everything nice. Struggling to conceive is hard to go through. My daughter has been TTC for 12 years.

  • Kiwi

    That is beautiful news. Congrats on your surprise pregnancy. I heard a lot of people who stopped trying to conceive start conceiving faster when they dont think about it. What a blessing to be on baby #2 and I hope you have a girl!

  • Sherry

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Life works in mysterious and wondrous ways at times.

  • Wendy Polisi

    Congrats on babe number 2! I hope you get a girl now!

  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    Congrats to you! I am so excited for you to have a clan now! Boys are always my pick!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    Congrats on you unexpected joy. Sometimes good things come out of the best surprises.

  • alexandra cook

    Oh wow, congratulations, I am so excited to see your little one. Bet this ould be a cute little girl. Will follow your blog for the result 🙂

  • Ceci Rey

    Congratulations! Ths is going to be a wonderful experience, as each pregnancy and birth is different. With my first, I had been in a car accident two months prior. I went into the doctor, thinking I was feeling tired from that incident. Surprise., and I had the same reaction you did. Those surprises are the best! By the way, I am on team girl…naturally, I have 5 of them!

  • Norma Nikutowski

    Congratulations on your new baby. That’s so exciting! It’s not the first time that I hear that the first baby requires a lot of extra work and help to be conceived while the second one comes easily. My bet is that’s a girl.

  • Amila

    Congratulations to both of you!I can imagine your happiness.Stay safe and positive.Hope to hear your journey through the future posts.

  • Sundeep

    I am feeling very happy for both of you. Finally the day has come. Many congratulations to both of you. I am waiting for the first pic