Sarah Katelyn Davis was conceived very quickly after Michael and I decided we were ready to start trying to have children. Literally the month we got off birth control, we got pregnant. While there was a little scare with her towards the end (IUGR), all went fairly smooth.
10 months later, we thought, "hey, let's try again". I always thought it would be fun to have our kids close together. Well, that same month we starting trying, we conceived. Then...the Lord called our baby home to be with him. We were devastated. I honestly have never felt more pain in my life. It hurt like hell. I remember laying in the bed with Michael after loosing our baby beating him on the chest sobbing for hours.
(Here's a pic of the weekend we told family we were expecting...SK's shirt said "Big Sister!")
Then, we went through almost 3 years of infertility. I know I have blogged much about the pain of going through that, but the Lord grew my faith so much during that time. I learned just how much God is in control and holds us in his hands. He held me each month that I learned we weren't pregnant. Then the Lord gave us a dear dear doctor in STL who walked with us and helped figure out what was going on and after 3 months of clomid (in order to help me ovulate, which I wasn't doing on my own), we were able to conceive Evelyn Joy.
After she turned 1 year old, we hoped to try again to have another baby before heading to England. Once again, it looked as though my body was failing to do what was needed in order to conceive. In the spring, we actually did 3 rounds of clomid again. This time, the clomid did not end with a pregnancy. So after 3 months, we decided to take some time off and wait till we got to England to start trying again.
2 months later, I got food poisoning. It was right before we headed to England. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you remember me asking for prayers about that? It was rough. Well, in the midst of that and I guess due to that, I was 2 weeks late. I actually took a pregnancy test in England since I was so late. It was negative. So after that month being so late, I thought my body was just thrown off from being so sick.
SO then this month came. Yet again, I was late, but really didn't think a thing about it since my cycle was so crazy last month. We had decided we weren't going to try right now, so the thought of pregnancy didn't cross my mind really when my cycle was looking long again.
Tuesday. I get up with Michael. He and I get up and he needs to get ready to head to presbytery where he is going to be examined in front of everyone for licensure. I decide to make some eggs for breakfast before he needs to go. I crack a couple eggs, all is good. Then I crack a bad egg. I start gagging. Had to leave the kitchen it was so bad. I go to the bathroom, compose myself and try to return to the kitchen. Then I get a whiff of the egg smell. Gagging again. I go back to the bathroom and leave Michael finishing off the eggs. I remember that I happen to have a pregnancy test already at home, and decide, I am going to take it. I figured I would take it and it would be negative and my period would start later that day.
To my surprise, it was POSITIVE!!!!!! Immediately turned positive. I was doing double and triple takes, looking back at the box and seeing what 2 lines meant and stood there in shock. Then I come out to the kitchen where Michael is with my hands over my mouth looking like I have seen a ghost I am sure. He looks at me and is asking if I am sick and what is wrong. I respond, no....but I am PREGNANT. His response is, "WHAT??!!??" We both were completely shocked. We go back to the bathroom and sit there shocked. We are amazed.
The eggs get burned since they were left in the kitchen to fend for themselves while we pull our chins off the floor.
Did I mention that Michael had to leave in 30 minutes to head to Presbytery??? He gets ready quickly and I sit trying to pull myself together before the girls wake. He leaves for the day (till 4 in the afternoon) and I sit all day at home trying to do homeschool with SK. I think I texted him like 5-6 times throughout the day. It was hard to be home (without a car) all day knowing I was pregnant and not being able to even tell SK yet (I was waiting till Michael got home).
He finally got home and we told SK (and Evie, but she doesn't really get it at her age :)). We skyped my mom to surprise her, then we headed to surprise Michael's family and my brother and his wife at a Mexican restaurant for dinner. We had told the family that we wanted to go out and celebrate Michael passing his licensure stuff and officially being licensed to preach. Then we got our friend (who works at the restaurant) to bring out a baby bottle with our drinks :) It took everyone a few minutes, then there were lots of screams and hugs. It was fun :)
So, that has been our week. One of the first questions we get when telling everyone so far, is what does this mean for England? Well...right now, we don't know. We are still going, but we are either going a little quicker than planned or waiting till after baby arrives. We are praying and will talk with a doctor in a couple weeks about it. First we have to get a due date. Since my cycle was so crazy the month prior, the due date is hard for me to figure out. The due date should be somewhere around the middle to end of April. Our original goal was to be in England by March 1.
Things just got a little more interesting for us :) We are beyond thankful and ecstatic. We are a whole mix of emotions really. I am fearful, given our miscarriage in the past. So will you pray for us. We need lots of prayers. Pray for a healthy baby. Pray the Lord will give clarity to us as to what this means for our timing in heading to England. Thanks friends.
And to end here is a picture I am beyond thrilled I got to take this week :)
(Evie is wearing the same shirt that I had made for SK...I never could find myself able to get rid of it all these years. Now I am glad I held onto it!)
And 1 more just cause these kids are super cute :)