Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oops. A Woman in her Thirties Does it Again

I don't like surprises. I can say that after having a lot of experience with them. I like being able to compose myself before any given situation; I like to feel like I have the slightest bit of control. Surprise me, and you're likely to find me a heaping mess of emotion on the floor. (It's true-- just ask my girls who threw me a surprise party before moving to China. I'm still recovering.)

It was this past Halloween and my period was late. The thought did not occur to me to take a pregnancy test (including the miscarriage, it took more than a year to get pregnant with Anna), but I figured I had better since our neighborhood block party was promising beer, and a woman in her thirties should always be sure. But there is no way, I thought to myself.

Way.

And here we are, at week twelve. Over the all day sickness (Seriously- who thought of the term 'morning sickness'? Must have been a dude.) But still not over the shock. And then, yesterday, a waving arm; a beating heart:

And a little bit of something that may or may not be an actual something:
And now-- finally-- the shock is starting to wear off. I'm happy, I'm scared, I'm excited, I'm completely overwhelmed, but mostly I'm finally feeling thankful. A woman in her thirties can't control everything. And sometimes, in those times when she can't, the most miraculous of surprises can appear.

17 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you!! Surprises are the best!!

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  2. Best surprise ever!!! So happy for you and your little (growing) family!

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  3. Oh my goodness! You certainly surprised me with this post! :) Sooooo happy for you and the rest of your family. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  4. Woo hoo! One of my favorite posts so far! Congratulations & Merry Christmas!

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  5. Yay!!! So happy for you. Anna is going to be a great big sister. :)

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  6. SO SO SO SO excited! Can't wait!

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  7. What a wonderful Christmas surprise! Congratulations!

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  8. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !
    from Uncle H, Aunt N, and Mk too.
    That's great news for the holidays.

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  9. As I know I've mentioned before, it is so hard to imagine loving another baby as much as we all love Anna. But I am SO looking forward to figuring out how (and I have zero doubt that we will)!

    So, so excited to meet this baby!! <3

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  10. So, so happy! :) Control-shmontrol. God has the plans, lady, and He rarely shares them with us before they happen. :)

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  11. Omg!!! Congrats!!! So excited for you

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  12. WOWOWOWOWOWWOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!! How awesome!!! Congrats and happy happy HAPPY New Year!!!

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  13. Congratulations! A new Lunch buddy!

    Rachel C

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