Married to the Empire

Monday, March 7, 2011

Even Bigger News

The month of February was pretty crazy for us.  We lost our beloved cat of nearly 13 years.  We adopted another cat.  And we found out that I'm pregnant. 

Yes, you read that right.  Pregnant

Valentine's Day 2011 was truly unforgettable.  I made the final decision that morning that it was time to give Calvin back to God.  Then I took a pregnancy test that afternoon. 

Let me just say that if you ever suspect you're pregnant, do not seek confirmation on the same day that you decide to have your beloved pet put down.  I was so distressed and distraught over Calvin, and having a positive pregnancy test seemed like a cruel joke. 

To say we were shocked is an understatement.  I've never really gone into details here because 1) I didn't think it anyone's business, and 2) I didn't want people feeling sorry for me.  I was told by a doctor back when I was in college and having some womanly troubles that it was unlikely I'd ever get pregnant.  And I was okay with that.  I hated babysitting when I was teenager.  I always preferred animals to babies.  Steven and I have been very happy without children.  But most people have babies and truly don't understand that those of us without them truly can be okay with that, so I typically just didn't talk about it. 

We've been married twelve-and-a-half years, and we'd never gotten pregnant in all that time.  Not that we've tried; we just haven't prevented.  All this time it looked like that doctor was right.  And we were okay with that. 

But I guess God decided we needed a new challenge in life.  Leading a group of teens at church isn't enough, apparently.  So now, we're expecting a baby. 

And we're okay with that

14 comments:

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

God has wonderful things planned for you and your baby!! (And Steven ;-))

Virginia said...

I feel your pain. We were told I didn't ovulate. He was wrong! Waaay wrong! Once you have one and realize how awesome it is...you may be okay if God's plans include you having more :)))

Congrats sweet friend!

Roxie700 said...

I am so happy for you. I know when the Lord closes a window He opens a door. What wonderful news. Please take care of yourself and enjoy being pregnant. Watching your body change so much is really amazing.

Rhonda said...

I am very happy to hear about your baby, and it is very fortunte to be born to great parents.

God's timing is usually different than we ever expect

Catherine @ Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Very exciting! :)

Sandy said...

You will soon (well, maybe after the 1st trimester) jump from 'ok with that' to 'happy with that' to 'thrilled with that'! Can't wait to see what the journey holds for you in the coming months!

Becky said...

Wow! I never expected to hear that from your blog. :) I assumed you either couldn't have kids or didn't want them. Congratulations!

*carrie* said...

Wow, Anne Marie. That is indeed BIG news! How are you feeling, and when are you due?

Jen said...

Congratulations Anne Marie and Steven! That is one lucky baby! What a blessing.

When are you due? My second should arrive September 6th. :) After all the trouble it took for us to get our first we weren't at all sure there would be more in our future, and we are delighted.

Praying for a healthy, safe, and enjoyable pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

Keeping you in my prayers,,,for a wonderful uneventful pregnancy.

What a lucky baby to being brought into the world by two great people.

Congratulations!!

Erin (BHG)

famr_4evr said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see all the exciting things a baby adds to your amazing life.

~Kimber said...

Congratulations!!!
I will be praying for you!!!!

r said...

Don't worry, your *own* kids are nothing like other people's, to be honest. I never really liked babies (& still don't) but mine is the tops. Thank God for hormones, Haha! 2nd trimester is much more comfortable....
God Bless!

Eliza28 said...

Haven't been on here in forever - So sorry to hear of you loss and WOW!!! what a gain - I am so happy for you guys!! Sending out prayers and many happy thoughts to you all. Remember God's timing is perfect!