Surprise! I’m Pregnant!

Well, there you have it. I’m pregnant.

The news has been out for a few weeks but this is the first time I’m announcing it here on the blog. I’m official 12 weeks pregnant as of yesterday.

This pregnancy is a “semi-surprise” if such a thing makes sense. Most women are done having kids at 33, but here I am with my second. But it’s a semi-surprise because I thought we were one and done.

Quite frankly, after having PPD with my first, I didn’t want to go through it again. And I’m still scared about the postpartum period. THings are more stable then they were with our first child (rest assure we will NOT be moving any time soon), but the lingering feeling of “what if this happens again” still exist.

But we press on.

We know the symptoms. We know what to expect. We have a plan in place. We weren’t prepared for nearly a year of depression with our first child. I honestly thought something was wrong with me, that I wasn’t fit to be a good mother. But we know the lies and we know how to counteract them.

In the meantime, I will try to enjoy this pregnancy and not worry about the “what-ifs”.

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6 thoughts on “Surprise! I’m Pregnant!

  1. Oh friend, I’m so excited for you! But I can understand the “what ifs” too. Praying everything goes well. So good to see you here friend! We’ve missed you. I’m in the #43 spot this week.

  2. Congratulations! I’m so glad you’re going into it prepared–it makes such a difference. Our daughter is 19 weeks along, and we chatted a little about PPD (she suffers from anxiety, so it could easily turn to PPD after the baby comes). She’s working on a plan.

  3. Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!!!

    I will be praying for you as you prepare for a new little one. I hope and pray that postpartum depression will not have to be a battle this time. But if it is, I’m glad you have a plan in place.

    May God give endurance and encouragement.

  4. Thrilled for you, my friend!

    I’m sure that you know this now, but it’s always good to hear: You’re a good mom. You are. Things don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be perfect. All you have to do is love and care for those wee ones to the best of your ability, relying on God to give you the grace and strength that you need for each and every moment of the day. You are enough. You are beloved. Your children have the best mother that they could ask for!

  5. So happy for you! I’m also pregnant with my second, and it’s kind of a surprise here, too. We struggled with infertility for years and then somehow I just started getting pregnant.

    I’ve known friends who struggled hard with PPD and it can be such a challenging thing. Keeping you all in prayer, and hoping things go smoothly for you!

  6. Yay! Congrats!! Prayers for you on this journey of expanding the family. I had our second at 33, so you’re not alone. 😉 And, I found that everything about it from labor to sleeping to general personality were so much easier. Not sure if it was me or her or a bit of both. (Our three year old on the other hand…. Well. LOTS of adjustments!!)

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