Friday, July 8, 2011

A good conversation and some news

My sister Jessie was at the cottage last week with my parents. She told me about a conversation they had which had made me feel good.


They were sitting around talking about who should sleep in what room when we are all supposed to go up in a few weeks. My Mom said that Ted and I would want the butterfly room (called that because of the butterfly wallpaper) because we like butterflies. My Dad said that he wasn't sure if it would make us too sad. My Mom said that we want to talk about Jacob, we like it, and we like when other people do too.
At some point, my Mom said that Jacob would be almost 9 months old. I didn't know that she has been keeping track and it means a lot to me that she knows how old he would be right now.


My Mom called me the other day and said that she got me an umbrella because it has butterflies on it. She didn't know if I would want it or not, but I do, if only for the thought she put into buying it.


I found out for sure that I am pregnant today (I've written more about it on my other blog). My fourth pregnancy. We are overjoyed. The fear hasn't totally set in yet and I am fine with that. I know everything that can go wrong, but if it isn't dominating my thoughts, I am happy. I've talked to Jacob a bit more today, thanking him mostly.


We went to Costco today to get more pregnancy tests (4 Clearblue tests for $19!) and I was looking at sleepers. I found a 9 month size one and quickly laid it on my chest, as if a baby was wearing it, his head was resting on my shoulder. I wanted to see how big Jacob would probably be. I did it all really quickly because I didn't really want anyone to wonder what I was doing. We have missed out on so much and we will always be missing out. But we are in a better place than we were last month at this time and we are grateful for that.

18 comments:

fireworksandrainbows said...

OH DANA! First Emily's news of Acorn and now you are pregnant! I am so happy for you. SO VERY VERY HAPPY! (p.s. I knew IT!)

I am praying many prayers tonight.

xo

LauraJane said...

Congratulations!

Jen said...

Congrats!!!

Violet1122 said...

I left a comment on your other blog - but I am just so excited!

Congratulations!!!!!

I spent a lot of my pregnancy being so fearful... but I also learned that every passing day, every passing minute was a victory.

Take extra good care of yourself!

((Big Hugs))

Alissa said...

:) Smiling for you, Dana. :) This is incredible news. Now, I will send thoughts and prayers your way. ((hugs))

Danae said...

I am overjoyed for you Dana! I pray everything goes well this time and that you have an uneventful next 9 months!!

Emily said...

As I sit here waiting to be C-sectioned, I'm glad to hear your news. I hope things go smoothly for you and the 4th times the charm that equals a healthy living baby.

Julie said...

dana, i'm sorry i didn't check on this earlier today. my fingers have been crossed for you! i am so, so thrilled for you. CONGRATULATIONS! i am so hopeful that you will have a long and uneventful 40 weeks (only 38 left to go!), followed by a very happy birth of a beautiful, healthy baby!

cullensblessings said...

I am so thrilled for you mamma....

The Wellman's said...

Lots of hugs!!! And once again CONGRATS!!

Elaine said...

I wish we were cottaging at the same time since they're so close together!

As I said on the other blog, CONGRATS! I'm am overjoyed for you and will be praying extra hard everyday for this little rainbow.

Becky said...

Your family is so sweet how they are always bringing up Jacob and remembering important dates.

Congrats, I am so happy for you guys!

Rhiannon said...

This is such exciting news!! I am so happy for you and Ted and I hope that this baby will be your take home baby!! Lots of love!

car said...

Wonderful news Dana. All the best wishes for you and Ted and this new little spark of life.

Searching for Serenity said...

Here to say, I'm thinking of you and whispering congrats. I love reading positive news.

I think it so sweet that you held the sleeper up to you to imagine holding Jacob.

Elainna said...

What a wonderful family who understand how imporatant and music to your ears that they mention Jacob.
Congratulations on the pregnancy.

Courtney said...

Oh Dana, I can't say enough how over the moon happy I am for you guys!!! My heart is full of hope for you <3

Olivia's Mom said...

I am SO, SO excited for you!!!! I am praying that baby #4 is a happy, healthy little one!!!!!!