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!