Thursday, February 26, 2009

it's official...

soooo.... i went to the doctor today. it's true, i really am pregnant. no more denying it. i wore these really cute white pants because i can still fit into them and i'm trying to pretend it's spring. but i digress.. let me start by saying that nothing makes a morning more fun than going somewhere where you get to wear a paper vest with a paper blanket. i wish i had some of those paper vests for everyday wear. they are so cute. so after my always enjoyable pelvic exam, the doctor states that i am somewhere between 6-14 weeks. um, that's informative. so they take me over to the ultrasound room. the technician starts giving me instructions on how to lay down and how this works. i'm pretty hormonal so i kind of wanted to say "uh lady, this is my fifth child. i know how an ultrasound works". anyway, the verdict is that i'm 8 weeks. this is actually good news, as it makes due around the first week of october. originally they thought i'd be due early september, which is when school starts. that would be the worst timing possible. my third child will be starting kindergarten this fall. i will have orientations, school shopping, first day of school. i cannot do all of that with a brand new baby. as it stands, we should be settled in the school routine by october. that means that if i go into labor during the week, i can send the three school age children to my parents (my brothers attend the same school) and i only have to make arrangements for the baby.
wait a minute- he's not going to be the baby anymore! oh my word. i'm going to have to come up with a new nickname for him!

8 comments:

Liza Beth said...

I am SO happy for you -- especially since the due date worked out like that :). Granted those things change but at least you can look ahead and plan things out easier. Hope you feel better and are able to take it easy despite your other four!

SamanthaNC said...

Wow paper vests, paper blankets, and the torture device doctors refer to as the "speculum". I'm sorry. Congrats on your due date :)

Sassy said...

Again congrats!! I am so happy for you but at the same time so sorry you are sick. Morning sickness (or should I say all day sickness)is awful! It's another reason I hesitate to have more myself. There is a blog I read that I think you might enjoy. She is a mother of a large family and is also a Christian. She talks about trusting God when we don't have (or don't think we have) the resources to add more children to our families.
http://ladyofvirtue.blogspot.com/
She has even made me reconsider having more...and that says alot.;)

Sassy said...

Oh, also I just realized I missed your birthday!! Sorry it's a little late but Happy Birthday! :)

SassyMomma said...

CONGRATS...officially! ;)

Ash said...

I'm happy it's offical. I cannot wait to hold that little baby!

Ash said...

I'm happy it's offical. I cannot wait to hold that little baby!

Anya said...

Me too! I am happy for you. I have only had one, but I was the same way - my sickness was all at night and I was in bed by 8:00 pm every night for 3 months. I guess that's not an option with 4 kids, eh?

Hang in there! Somehow "5" seems like a good number of kids to have (I know, easy for me to say!)