Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How I Told the Husband About Baby #3....

I can honestly say that September has been a month full of crazy emotions--from telling the man that I love goodbye until he returns, from trying to be the super mom that I am now in the role of filling, to finding out that--surprise!--I'm pregnant again.


So, here I am, happily knocked up and feeling pretty good. I've had a little nausea, but (I'm knocking on wood at the moment) nowhere close to how I felt w/Madelyn or Isabella...especially Madelyn. Ugh. Those were the worst feeling few months of my life. But now I have my butterball and life is grand.


Anyway. This is how it all went down....


The week that Leo was leaving I had a feeling that I had to take a test. I begged and pleaded, but Leo didn't think anything of it. I have a weird addiction to sticks that I can pee on. Seriously--it's somewhat of a sickness. He bought me a pack of knock off brand sticks...and I swear that I saw a faint, faint line. He didn't see anything and then I agreed that he was probably right and tossed them.


Fast forward to over a week later. I thought I was just stressed and really late. After my Grandpa died the same thing happened, so I didn't think much of it. I told Leo last Thursday or Friday that I was still late. He told me flat out to go buy a test.


I totally forgot about it until we were at the store Saturday nite. I decided what the heck and tossed a 99 cent test in the cart. I didn't want to use a nice brand and pay over $10 when I just knew I wasn't pregnant--after all I hadn't had really any symptoms whatsoever which is totally unlike any pregnancy that I've ever had.


Get home, take the groceries out of the cart, set Maddie in the highchair and give the girls a snack. I decide to use the test and set it down while I unloaded the groceries to put them away. I called my Mom to tell her something when I picked up the test a few minutes later.




Anyway, my Mom answered and I blurted out I'm pregnant. She was in shock to say the least as was I. Then our power went out. Maddie is screaming and my phone is almost dead. I told my Mom that I would call back and I had to call Leo's Mom...so I called her and told her. She wasn't in as much shock as both my Mom and I were...


This whole time I keep thinking that Leo should have been the first to know...and how much it sucked that I couldn't call him to tell him. I wrote him an e-mail with the subject line of So...And Baby Makes Five... . I attached the above test in the e-mail and waited for him to write back. I hardly slept at all that nite and kept checking my e-mail from my phone throughout the nite. He finally wrote back that he had a feeling.


So, that's it in a nutshell. I'm pregnant. Again. Excited. Nervous. But more happy than nervous or scared. Still in shock a little...I mean, three little ones?! Yikes!

34 comments:

Loukia said...

OH MY GOD! Congratulations to you!!!! I am SO excited for you, mama. xoxoxo

Much More Than Mommy said...

<3 I can't imagine how hard it was for you to wait for his response!!! So many congratulations to you, and HUGS!!!!

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Yay! Congrats Chelle!!!

As always, you have us as your virtual support system if you need anything!

BIG HUGS!!

Anti-Supermom said...

Chelle,
You are about to be 'Battle Force Five' (oh wait, you don't have boys... you wouldn't get that Hot Wheels reference!).

Well... maybe this one will be a boy!

So excited for you and Leo!!!!

Five Rocks;)

Kmama said...

I would be sad if I couldn't tell my husband too!

Maybe you're having a boy this time, since everything's so different? Or maybe not. My two pregnancies were night and day, and I had two boys. Darn Buster for making me think he might be a girl. LOL

Dee said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! That is SOOOO exciting! I have an addiction to peeing on sticks too... :)

IASoupMama said...

Many congrats!!

Carrie said...

Ah, the faint line on the cheap test. I have two of those eating breakfast in my kitchen right now :) CONGRATS!!!!

Elaine A. said...

WOW!!! Congrats girl!

So when's your due date? Hope you continue to feel good while taking care of the girls at the same time! xoxo

Cristy said...

LOVE that story!! Imagine what he felt when he saw that subject line! I'm sure that's an adrenaline rush!

Carly said...

Congrats!!! Love those $1 tests. I took 4, I guess I too have a slight addiction to peeing on sticks. We can be pregger bloggy friends for the next nine months. Hope you have a great non-sick pregnancy.
Carly

Ashley said...

Wow! Congrats!!! You will be busy!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Congrats!! I'm sure it's hard not having Leo there with you, but at least you can call your mom and his mom for support! Good luck! Keep us posted on how you're doing.

Erinsgobragh said...

Congratulations Mommy of 3! I bet Leo can't wait for e-mails with pics of the ultrasound!

Sam and I send you big hugs!

Amanda said...

Chelle, it's all so exciting!! A little family of 5 <3 I love it ~ it shocks the crap out of me too that I'm going to have 3 little ones.

Jenny said...

So...so...excited for you!!! I need some of your pregnancy vibe sent my way!!!

Congrats to you both!!!

nicole said...

That is awesome! Congratulations. I hope you continue to have a relatively easy pregnancy.

Melissa said...

Very exciting! GOOD LUCK!!!

Shell said...

Woohoo! Congrats, my friend! :)

mommablogsalot said...

Congrats again! Looks like this will be an exciting year!

Xenia said...

Congratulations!! I can imagine the surprise and shock that you must be in, but wow! 3 little ones will be awesome! I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling okay, that whole morning sickness thing is definitely overrated. :)

Nicolasa said...

eeeeek! 3 little ones will be amazing! Congrats!

Lindsay said...

yay!! That is so exciting!!! I am going with that its a boy since its been so different already ;-)

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

This is so so exciting! I love the story. While it's stressful now, it will be a great story to look back on in the future. Congratulations!!

amanda said...

i just love it friend. just love it!!

baby number three :)

xo

Rebecca D said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congrats... I am so excited for you!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

OMGGGGGGGG CONGRATULATIONS LADY!!! that is amazing!! so by the time leo gets back he will be coming back to 4 of u :) so so so so sweet. u take care of that belly over the next 6 months. lots of love. xoxo

Kaitlin said...

Very exciting, congratulations!!!

Mellisa Rock said...

Congratulations! :) I used to have that same obsession with peeing on a stick - I had terrible morning sickness tho - and always knew when I needed to. :)

Kel said...

Congrats! What great news. I hope your little one goes easy on you and the pregnancy flies by!

Marvelous Mommy said...

Aw what a cute story! Congrats! We might be having babies about the same time!

The PhotoJunky said...

OH MY WORD!!! GIRL! Congratulations! that is such awesome news, yay for you guys!

Vanessa said...

What a fun and cute story! :) Three little ones truly aren't too hard. You can do it girl!! I'm so happy for you and I'm hoping you continue to feel well.

DeAnn said...

CONGRATS!! I was just catching up on reading my blogger friends blogs! Girl!! Im so happy for you!! Hugs to you!!!!!