How quickly things change!!
We are ‘trying’ now. Yikes.
We went back and forth for months and my fertile phase would come and go month after month…and my husband juuuust wasn’t feeling it. Until this week.
This week has been a whirlwind of emotions and excitement. Drew accepted a promotion at work, I actually backed OFF on my writing business, my dear friend is dealing with symptoms related to her brain tumor surgery (again) and there were lost keys, a sprained ankle and other tense moments as well. Life stuff, y’know?
The stuff that makes you appreciate what you have, look forward to the future and re-evaluate what is really important in life.
In the midst of it all, my hubby and I just sort of looked at each other and went, “Eh, why not??” It’s not like things are going to calm DOWN any time soon!
I did have to state my case, however:
1. I’m not getting any younger. I’ll be 35 in November!
2. If it ‘takes’ on the first try, I could announce our news when my grandmother is here to visit in November. That happened with my first pregnancy and it was priceless.
3. We’d be due in July, BEFORE the major heat sets in and in a time of year that is UN-busy for us. 4. We know we want a third child (I think I’ve always known) and there will never be a ‘perfect time,’ so why not just roll the dice and see what we get!?!
Drew did make me promise that, when it ‘takes,’ I’ll take a break from my businesses, side projects and ministries and focus on the boys, my health, our home and the new baby. I promised!
It was so precious….we were discussing baby names (why?!?) and the two boys kept asking questions about having a new baby. We got into a lively discussion. We voted. They’re both in favor or another kid.
So….Drew and I talked. We got real. We argued some. We got emotional. Well, I got emotional. And ultimately, we are trusting God with the outcome and we just decided to ‘go for it.’
We did, by the way, put in a request for a girl, IF that is in God’s plan. We trust Him to give us exactly what we need, whether a boy or a girl.
Now it’s the part I hate: the waiting. At least my cycles are now 31 days long instead of 35-45 like they once were. The wait between fertile phases use to be excruciating, but waiting a month if we have to ‘try’ again isn’t so bad.
I think I ovulated yesterday or today, so I’ll be on the lookout for implantation spotting from around Nov. 3 to Nov. 6 (7-10 days after ovulation in general), then we will probably be able to take a test around Nov. 8, just after my grandmother arrives in town from Florida and before a BIG weekend of stressful events. That will be interesting!
Between now and then, that’s about all I’ll be able to think about!
But going from ‘maybe someday’ to ‘trying’ is a wonderful place to be.
Now we just hold out hope and see what God has for us!