Today's date is really February 17. I awoke at 4:17 this morning with the distinct impression that I needed to take a pregnancy test. I've had this feeling a few times the past week, but was hesitant to take the test because I get really emotional about it, especially when they return a negative result.
Over the last 6-7 months I've been concerned that I might not be able to have any more children. My body has been acting strange and I felt like it was a sign that my child-bearing days were over. Each of my childrens' births have had their own surprises, and when I had Jack the doctor expressed his concern about me having more children. Jeremiah and I have concerns as well.
I brought the test down to the kitchen to view the result. Tears streamed from my eyes when I realized that my Heavenly Father was blessing me with another opportunity to raise and care for one of His children. I ran upstairs and woke Jeremiah. I turned on our lamp. He rubbed his eyes and took several looks at the test I had shoved in his face. Then he smiled. We hugged and laughed and I cried some more. We're very happy.
I'm not letting this news post until June. I have concerns about this pregnancy already. I'm not sure how far along I am because I've had irregular cycles for months. To help regulate those cycles I just took a course of hormones. Additional hormones and babies have risks. I am going to the Dr. today and I'm hoping that they'll get a good idea of how far along I am and if I should be concerned about the medicine I just finished. Right now, I'm just excited! I partially took the picture just to make sure it wasn't a dream!