Fourth Time's the Charm

June 3, 2014

As of yesterday, I’m fifteen weeks pregnant!  I feel so blessed to be carrying this child and to know that the Lord has entrusted me to raise this little one.  These past fifteen weeks have flown by – so much so that I haven’t shared ANYTHING with you all about the pregnancy.  I figured the best place to start would be at the very beginning.  (Ok, maybe not the VERY beginning, that’s not blog appropriate) Let’s start the day that Aunt Flow was supposed to show up for me.  I’m not completely regular (TMI?) so being a few days late wouldn’t have been a big deal but I just felt different.  I didn’t have very many of the symptoms that come along with pregnancy (yes, I researched all of them and paid meticulous attention to my body to see if I was having symptoms) and, honestly, the only symptom I had was that I was breaking out like crazy – probably more than I did even in middle school, but for some reason I just KNEW I was pregnant.  It was different than any of the other three months when I hoped I was pregnant, this month I knew. That night I had coffee with a few of my girlfriends.  One of the friends I was with hasn’t been able to get pregnant and has a 9 month old adopted son and the other friend was 8 months pregnant with her daughter whom had taken almost a year to conceive.  Obviously, talk went to babies.  They both knew that Nate and I were trying and that it had been a few months and they asked how I was doing.  I was honest with them and told them that I was fairly certain I was pregnant.  They were skeptical, especially since both of them knew what it’s like trying for a long time, and encouraged me to not get my hopes up. The thing was, I didn’t feel like I was getting my hopes up. That night, when I got home from coffee, I talked with Nate about how I felt.  I also told him about my fears and how, after feeling so certain, I didn’t want to be let down if a pregnancy test came back negative.  He encouraged me to just take the test and go from there. The next morning I got up, went into the bathroom, opened the pregnancy test, and peed on the stick.  I was expecting to have to wait at least two minutes to get any results but within ten second two little lines showed up – bold and beautiful! I didn’t know what to say.  Nate was in the other room and all I could do was squeak out, “Nate, come here please.”  He walked into the bathroom and I simply handed him the test.  He got a huge smile on his face and hugged and kissed me.  His words that morning summed up exactly what I was feeling… “Nothing has changed and yet everything has changed” DSC00642 Five Weeks Pregnant!

  • Congrats!!!

  • Congratulations! Is the pic 5 weeks or 15 weeks? My daughter is 10 weeks pregnant with her third. Such an exciting time for you!

  • What a fantastic story – love that you just "knew" and could feel the difference! Congrats! 🙂

  • Congrats! I am so happy for you and Nate. You will be amazing parents. I honestly can't believe that I am at my 35th week of pregnancy a little over a month until my due date YIKES!

  • Thanks for sharing this! 🙂 I am so happy for you guys! You will be such fantastic parents! Can't wait to read more!

  • love what Nate said!!! so so so excited for you guys! 🙂

  • Yayyy!! Excited to follow along in your journey 🙂

  • Yay yay! Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys!

  • Congrats!!!

  • Jen

    🙂 I am so happy for you! You are going to be great parents.

  • Love this! Congrats to you girl!

  • I love this! So exciting! Isn't is crazy how you can 'just know'? You are going to be an amazing mama!!

  • Aw that is so awesome! 🙂

  • Congratulations!!! Good luck on this new and wonderful journey!

  • Congratulations!!

  • beautiful future mama! awww!!! <3

  • Yay!!!! I'm so excited to follow along on your journey!

  • That's fun! I actually have been wondering how people know to take a pregnancy test. Those things are not cheap. But I guess you just feel different.

  • What a beautiful beginning! This is wonderful!

  • Few things are as hopeful and happy as a pregnancy. Wishing you a smooth, healthy, calm and "feeling good" pregnancy, and look forward expectantly to the joy ahead!

  • so excited for you! hope your first part of pregnancy is going well for you

  • Amy

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 that is seriously like the only response i can give coherently!

  • That's pretty cool that you had such a strong feeling that this time was 'it'!

  • How wonderful and exciting!

  • yay!! how exciting! this is wonderful news. what a journey you are embarking on, a wonderful awe-filled journey

  • hahahahaha! Yay!!! So happy for you!!

  • Congrats!!!! That is such exciting news. I hope you are feeling great.

  • Love it!! Love hearing your story. It's on my list to write mine down in the next few weeks to share too. 🙂

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  • yaayyyy!!! you must be thrilled! i'm so happy for you, Susunnah! i pray your baby has a healthy growth!

  • So sweet that you just knew! 🙂 Such an exciting time!!

  • Eep, so so exciting lady, that must have been such a wonderful moment for you!

  • This is so very exciting! I knew I was pregnant all three times…although the pregnancy test didn't always agree. Obviously, it was wrong 🙂 Can't wait to watch your pregnancy and the story of your new little one unfold!!

  • Congratulations!!!!

  • Oh my goodness! Congrats! Can't wait to see how your story unfolds with the little one!

  • Congratulations! So exciting! I'm 33 wks with my first and it's both exciting and nerve wrecking. Good luck 🙂

  • CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEKKKK!!!!!!!!

  • Cuuuuute!! I'm so excited to hear more about this teeny one, and see more pictures of it growing 🙂 Congrats again, girl!

  • Aww you look so good, and I'm so happy for ya!

  • I'm pretty sure that I already told you this, but "CONGRATULATIONS!!" I'm so happy for you both! 🙂

  • So exciting!

  • Gosh I'm so happy for you! You're looking great friend!

  • Oooh wonderful! I am so happy for you guys. God's timing is always the best timing!!

  • You look so beautiful and radiant!

    I love Nate's words. I got goosebumps.

    Sorry about all the comments today (can you tell I'm playing catch up)?

    Wishing you a blessed day.

  • You really did know? That's awesome. I'm hoping I am and want to be, but I have quite a bit of doubt. I hope I just know too! Congrats BTW!

  • Ahhhh CONGRATS!!!!!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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