Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy News Relayed with Caution

All last week I was a crab.  I worked all that previous weekend and was still tired from a library-related trip out of state.  Sam was working a lot.  And I was pmsing.... so I thought.  I went to bed on Monday night grumbling about cramps and Tuesday I made sure to stock my bag with pain reliever and tampons.  Tuesday -- nothing happened.  Wednesday -- nothing happened.  I recounted the calendar and even cross-referenced with my journal.  In the back of my mind I recalled how a few weeks earlier Sam and I threw caution to the wind ONCE.  One time.

Thursday rolled around and still no Aunt Flo.  I had Sam pickup a pregnancy test and I took at about 7:45pm.  An immediate positive.  Holy Cow, I'm pregnant!

We are very happy and very very surprised.  Initially I only told 3 friends that night and these folks already knew about our night of inhibition.  Of course the coffee shop knew.... I ordered decaf and they figure these things out quickly.  Then I found out Sam told a hand full of people at the university we work for and then I started getting text messages asking if the news was true.  So now I've made it public knowledge. Last time I was pregnant I found out on vacation, put a facebook status that I was reading What to Expect When You're Expecting and a work acquaintance (I don't even know her that well) told everyone while I was out and it made it look like I was keeping things from my job and I wasn't.  I want to be in control of my own news. 

I thought nothing of telling the entire world when I was pregnant with Atticus and then at 8 weeks we nearly miscarried.  It was so scary.  Happy, excited, worried, and scared... I'm all of these things right now.  I keep looking at the picture I zapped of the positive test, noting the absence of Aunt Flo, and the increased fatigue is explained now.  But I still can't believe and a part of me is so scared that something will happen.

So it is with caution and excitement I announce that Roper baby #3 will be arriving around February 13th, 2013.

When I thought about it, if anything did go awfully wrong I would probably end up blogging about it.  I may not communicate as well as I should in the "real world", but blogging allows me to open up, communicate, process, and receive that ever-encouraging feedback.

I nearly think we've decided on both a boy and girl name and I'll reveal that in a few weeks. 

I'm over the moon with love for my little growing family.

10 comments:

Jillian said...

Very best wishes to you, Amanda -- and congratulations!! ♥

picky said...

Exciting news! I hope everything goes smoothly. What a surprise! :)

Susan in TX said...

Congratulations to you all!

Lindsey said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Giggly said...

I'm so excited for you! keeping you in my thoughts and well wishes. XO

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!!

Amanda said...

Congrats to you!!

Andi said...

SO SO SO SO SO happy and excited for you! Sending all the good mojo and hugs and loves for you and your family, Amanda!

Chris said...

Aw Amanda, congratulations!!! :') You made me all teary :) Giving you all of my best thoughts!! *hugs*

Elisabeth Fox said...

So exciting!, Wishing you an easy pregnancy!