Baby Number 4 - Here we go!

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - I was due for my period on Saturday. Dipped my Ebay pee-sticks into my freshly collected urine and... NOTHING. Figures. I've been peeing on those damn things for 4 months already!!

Monday, March 28, 2011 - Still no period... Odd, no? It's been a bit wonky for the past year, maybe this is just one of those months. I really shouldn't test, I don't want to disappoint myself, again, or Ryan, for that matter.

Well.... The tests are right there, and really, what's one more when you buy them in a case lot?

Collect the pee, dip the stick, watch that one lonely line turn pink, as usual. But wait! What's that?! There's a second line. It's faint, but it's there! I'm doubting myself now, thinking to myself that I must be imagining that extra line. So, what do you do when you think you saw a line? Take another test! And another.....

3 tests later, I've confirmed there's a second line! Did I mention that this was 7am Monday morning, right before I was leaving to go to work?

Here I am, riding the bus, butterflies in my stomach. Thinking of 8 months from now when I'm in labor, 7 months from now when I'll be leaving work for Maternity Leave (yay!), even 2 months from now when everyone I know will know about the new baby.

I text my husband (I know, so romantic), and tell him the great news. The exclamation marks in his reply are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think he's excited! I tell him I want to be sure, I want the expensive store pregnancy test, the one that tells you "pregnant".

Here we go! Baby number 4! So excited and over the moon, yet so scared, nervous and cautious. Maybe next time I'll tell you about my last few attempts at pregnancy, 2 years ago...... But for now, I'm just soaking it all in, waiting impatiently for my doctor's appointment, and the ultrasound where I can see that this baby is growing well.