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Pardon my pregnancy…

Ok so I pee-ed on a stick…..got the ‘plus’ sign…..and so we are  now about to embark on baby #3 (I have to mention that #2 is now 5.4 years old; so yeah it’s been awhile).  With the time in between this pregnancy and the last one I’ve adjusted to my regular world>i.e. no late night potty trips (for myself anyways), no bizarre cravings, no completely transcontinental emotions that fall like an avalanche on me when I don’t have proper safety equipment, and no zombie mind tired behavior that leaves me putting a bottle opener in the cheese drawer of the fridge.  All that ‘normalcy’  is currently doing a 360 and leaving me belly deep in change!

Step one:  How to find the proper stick test?

When we first decided to ‘try’ to extend our family I went out and bought a mirage of at-home tests.  Somehow it made it seem more real if after a good night’s sleep I had a pee stick (for lack of a more distinguished name) under my bathroom sink ready to go…when I …er..had to go.  I bought a set of pee sticks at Walmart, some at the Dollar Store, and some at the grocery store.  Needless to say after testing them all out……they are all the same in my toilet meetings notes.  Some line pink, some line blue, some make t’s, and some make parallel lines…with all I undertake the task of  urinating on a tiny piece of plastic w/a tip……all current results end w/grins and giggles.  I have, however, been on the other end of the pee stick with a sad cry before.  We have suffered miscarriages and hardships, so we are very excited and blessed to be in our current predicament.  I don’t know that I’ve EVER aired out my pee stick stories before though, so this is a look at a raw-er me than I’ve ever revealed.  I would love to hear others good news and/or not so good blues news, so feel free to comment up a baby storm!

I hope that you will find humor and maybe even some ‘good’ advice from following my growing bump, but as a side note I never take myself too seriously so you probably shouldn’t either!

Here’s me (I THINK I’m five weeks….only done the pee stick test….go to doctor soon…keep you posted!).  p.s. I am poking it out a bit, but I have to say that I think #3 is going to give my bod a run for it’s moolah.  I’m already showing some…seems impossible right?  I’m left bloated, gassy, shocked, and emotional.

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  1. Rachael 01/07/2011 at 11:45 am

    Holy cow! Congrats! We have a 5 year gap between # 2 and #3 and we love it. Excited for you guys!

  2. Jen 01/07/2011 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks Rachael! I’m pretty stoked about a new adventure and I think the gap will be a good thing…

  3. Ashlee 01/07/2011 at 4:19 pm

    JEN!!!! Squeeeel!!! I am SO jealous!!!! I would so love to be preggers right now. I remember with my 3rd and 4th showing RIGHT AWAY. Like I got a positive test and 2 seconds later none of my clothes fit right! Grrrr…. I do the same thing, even when were not trying (but I wish we were) I always have a ton of sticks for that just in case moment, if my period is even an hour late I get all excited and grab a stick. So September??? That’s my birthday and a GREAT month to have a baby, Virgo’s ROCK!

  4. Erin Oltmanns 01/09/2011 at 3:27 pm

    YAHOO! Congratulations!

  5. Erin Collard 01/09/2011 at 7:53 pm

    Congratulations, sweetie! That’s wonderful! You will be an even more amazing mom with 3 little ones… Happy for you. 🙂

  6. Jenn 01/13/2011 at 3:18 pm

    You gals are all THE best! Ash~you are too funny…I agree on the fun level of the pee stick! 😉