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.
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.
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?
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