Saturday, September 11, 2010

1, 2, 3...........................4

I'm counting to 4.

Do you know why? Because in approximately nine months (if everything goes as planned) that is how many children we will have and I will need to count them all to keep them all straight. Yep. I'm pregnant. Yes, again. No. really, I am. And, Yes. We are happy!

You could say I am in shock. Disbelief. Yes, we wanted one more baby, but we didn't think it would happen so soon! I have just had one cycle since having Clara. With Lilah and Clara it took several months to get pregnant with them. My cycles were irregular and it took time. When I wrote a blog several weeks back about Kevin being deployed to Mobile, Alabama, you may remember me talking about being upset that we may have a limited time to try for a baby. Well, I guess I don't have to worry about that, do I? Everything happens for a reason.

After having two....yes two negative pregnancy tests and being late on my period by about a week, I just figured it was my body playing funny tricks on me again. After a week of a missed period, I retook the test for the third time. Positive. I didn't believe it! Seriously? With the three others, I had a positive test before I even missed my period! This is just crazy!

I didn't tell Kevin right away. I had grand plans to tell him in our anniversary journal the following weekend. Yes, I had to keep my little secret to myself and it was not fun. I wanted to share the joy with him. I wanted to hug him. I wanted to be excited. When I awoke the following morning, I had an email from Kevin. He told me he had had a dream that I was pregnant. I gasped when I read it. How did he know? Talk about crazy. That's when I knew we were still on the same wavelength.

A few days later, I had some bleeding and I found myself upset. Stressed. A mess. I told Kevin I was pregnant and bleeding. He was a bit confused since I had told him I had had negative tests! I have had 1st trimester bleeding with 2/3 of my pregnancies and all have resulted in healthy babies, but every time I bleed it scares me. I had some bloodwork done which revealed healthy numbers indicating a healthy pregnancy, though, until I see that little heart flickering away, I won't believe it.

I am scheduled for an ultrasound next week when I will be 7+ weeks pregnant. We're in shock. Definitely unexpected.....but so very wanted! We've just started telling people and it is starting to feel real. We're starting to get excited! It's hard to believe we're adding another bundle to our beautiful crew! I know the girls will be so very excited. I can't wait for this to be real for them! we go! Jumping into another high risk pregnancy with a hopefully very healthy baby in the end! 


  1. Good for you Guys!!! From the day I meet said 4! I hope you have a happy heathly nine months. This makes you due just around Mairead's birthday right? Shoot for May 20th and then two of your kiddos will share birthdays with my girls! I can not wait till 20 weeks to see if you are all the way team pink, or if you will get a curve ball and finish out the clan with team blue!

  2. Thanks, LB! It's a bit crazy, but exciting!

    I am due May 2nd, but I've had all the girls 3-4 weeks early, so I am thinking it will be the same for this little bean!

    I can't wait to find out either! I have mixed feelings about another girl or a boy!

    It will surely be interesting!

  3. Congratulations! Hope it's twins so my prediction of 5 will be right! ;)

    Very happy for you all!

  4. Thanks, Darla! :)

    I hope it is NOT twins as that would be very bad pregnancy body can barely handle one, let alone two in, pray it isn't! I'd like to stay off bed rest :)

  5. Darla,

    If it's twins I'm going to drop one off at your doorstep :)

    Could you imagine??

  6. Congrats! That is so exciting! Happy for you and Kev and the girls!

  7. For your (and the baby's) health and safety, I definitely pray it's not twins...but of course, that means you have to have one more! :)

    And, no...I definitely could NOT imagine having twins! YIKES! But then again, Steph is such a fabulous mother, I have a feeling she'd make it look like a breeze!

  8. Oh my goodness!!!! Add this to the list of all things parenthood-related that you make look exceedingly easy. I'm so very happy for you and Kev and the girls and wish you an uneventful, smooth and healthy 9 months!

  9. I hope its not twins too! I don't want you to make having twins look'll make me feel like I'm doing something wrong. I think its super-hard ;)

    Congrats again!

  10. You know I am EXCITED for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Ferrie Family...I am overjoyed for you! Congratulations. Your girls are beautiful and I truly enjoy reading your updates.

    We were in your territory this summer and loved it. I am assuming your weather and view is beginning to change and is beautiful. Enjoy this time with your family. FYI it is still 90+ degrees down here in Florida.


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