Thursday, July 1, 2010

When April Fools Jokes Come True

On April 1, 2009 I played a little joke on you all. I told you I was pregnant. I had this whole elaborate story about taking the boys to Target to buy a test. Guess what? You should be careful what you joke around about....

Just over three weeks ago it dawned on me that I was "late". I figured it was only a couple of days but then was shocked to realize it was actually 6. Uh oh. After nap time I took the boys to Walgreen's to buy a test. I couldn't look the cashier in the eye!

I didn't bother waiting until the next morning to take the test as my wondering nerves couldn't handle the waiting anymore, and you know what? It was positive. Instantly.


Oh my. The last 3 weeks have been a roller coaster of fatigue, nausea and trying to wrap our minds around this. Nope, we weren't trying for this. How I answered the "more kids" question on Friday in my Q and A Answer post is how I would have answered it 4 weeks ago.


I'm 8 weeks along and I'm due February 10th.

We have an ultrasound scheduled for this coming Monday, the 5th, to make sure there's only one baby. If there's more than one I'm going to need a lot of nominations for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, because our house isn't big enough and we can't move due to our Re-Fi this spring!

I guess my "Summer of Change" ended up being more of a change than I was bargaining for! I'm excited though and, of course, am hoping for a girl.

27 comments:

Krista said...

Yay! Congratulations mama.

Kris said...

Wow! congratulations!!!

Christina said...

Holy crap!!! Congratulations!!! :)

Charlotte said...

Wow! Goodness me, I didn't mean to wish you more babies when I asked about kids in the Q & A! Good luck for the ultrasound, I hope you have a happy healthy baby(ies...) CONGRATULATIONS!

Twin Tornados said...

wow! congratulations!!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Oh, my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS, Helen! SO happy for you and your family!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations Helen!! Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy. It will all work out. It always does. God only gives you what you can handle. I truly believe that.

Charity Donovan said...

Congratulations! What a blessing! Wishing you a smooth pregnancy & delivery!!!! So happy for you!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for your family!

brocks*mom said...

Congrats Helen! And, I must say, that picture of the boys hugging is SO adorable. I would blow that up and frame it.

Brenda B. said...

So happy for you! But I'm on pins and needles wondering how many you have this time around :)

Aunt Sue said...

Yay! Another baby in the family!! Always room for more!! God has blessed you again - what a wonderful gift. We all send our love.

Aunt Sue said...

Yay! Another baby in the family!! Always room for more! God has blessed you again - what a wonderful gift! We all send our love.

Sarah said...

WOW! I obviously wish for you to have a healthy baby but you really do deserve a girl.

Mary said...

Congrats Helen! I think the boys sound like they are going to be great big brothers!

Sarah Halstead said...

Congratulations! You do so great with the boys adding one more won't be too bad. :)

Heather said...

Wow! Congratulations! Having been born on February 10th, I can say it's an excellent birthday! : )

Deanna said...

Wow!! How exciting! (I mean, after the initial shock, of course!) Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Congrats Helen :) I'm excited for you and praying that its just one, if not I will DEFINITELY be pulling for you for Extreme Makeover!!! Hoping too the morning sickness goes away soon! It gets very tiring trying to keep up with the toddlers!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

WOW! So excited for you. Congratulations and God's Blessings!

Susan said...

Wow...congratulations!!! If anyone can handle a fourth child you can! Awesome news...hang in there...I hope the morning sickness doesn't last too long!

Triple Threat said...

congrats!! I knew instantly what you meant when you talked about last April fools, because you fooled me then ;) I'm excited for you guys though I hope you start feeling a little better soon! Awesome news.

rachel edwards said...

Oh, Helen... How crazy, but how wonderful! Aw, I am excited for you and hope that it's only one this time. ;] Please keep us updated. We'll be praying for you all. How's Nick taking it? Ha ha... Oh goodness...

Monica said...

Wow, praise the Lord! Congrats! So excited for you all. Hoping for a girl my munchkins can play with. :)

Amber said...

Congratulations!!!!

Kelly said...

Congrats Helen. One or two will seem like a walk in the park after having three. (And I'm pulling for a little girl to go with all those boys.)

Jill said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you :) Sometimes surprises are the best way to go! I will be sending lots of girl vibes your way....I have all boys too :) (singleton and triplets)

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