A Eurobaby for us

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A Eurobaby for us

I'm pregnant!!! Two months of trying and we did it again. Baby #3. A family of 5. A family of FIVE!!!

I tested twice last week and got 2 very, very, very, very , very faint lines on the two tests. I had good vibes, but couldn't be sure. I went away for the weekend and planned to test when I got home. It was such a great weekend. It was the first time, in a very long time, that I was sans kids and DH and could do anything I wanted, whenever I wanted. MIL kept the boys and flew me out to Pittsburgh. I was able to hang out with my BIL and his GF and lots of old college buddies. What fun!!! I got to eat at Mad Mex TWICE Biggrin and made sure to bring home some salsa and a pint glass for Andy. All weekend, all I could think about was if I was or was not pregnant. I didn't want to let anyone know and it was so hard. There was lots of drinking and tailgating going on for the Pitt/ND game. I did have 3 beers spread out over the weekend and milked them. In fact, the one beer at the tailgate took me (NOT KIDDING) 3 hours to drink. I just carried that cup around with me taking mini sips.

The tailgate scene was awesome. Back when I went to Pitt the Panters played on campus at Pitt Stadium and there was no where to tailgate. Now that they play at Heinz field, it's tailgate city. I can't believe I was a freshman 11 years ago!! I discovered that I really, really miss Pittsburgh and that Andy's idea of moving back there some day isn't such a bad idea. We could get season tickets for Pitt football and basketball.

On the drive home from Harrisburg with the boys, Quinn had sun in his face so I stopped at a Walmart to get sunshades for the back windows. It hit me to pick up a box of pregnancy tests while I was there so I could test as soon as I got home. I bought a 2-pack of the brand new digital pregnancy tests which are SO cool. Well, I had to pee and I couldn't wait, so I peed on the stick in the Walmart bathroom. Classy, huh? I'll never forget that one. It's so cool because it blinks once it senses that the pee is there and then takes 1-3 minutes to read either PREGNANT or NOT PREGNANT. I got a PREGNANT in about 1 minute. YAY!!!!!

With Andy gone right now, I feel bad because I just want to shout it to the world and he doesn't even know. I've told my online buddies and Huey's teacher at school. I HAD to share it. Andy won't mind. He understands our unique situation. I'd be busting at the seems if I had to keep this in. I get 4 days to plan a really cool announcement for him too. He finishes all of his Special Forces training on Thursday and finally gets to wear the SF tab on his uniform, so I am trying to tie the baby announcement in with that.

I still have to go in and get a blood test to truly confirm this. That makes me nervous. What if the test was wrong? I don't feel pregnant AT ALL. I was just getting on a fitness kick again and now I am really going to kick in into gear. Nothing intense, because my body isn't ready for that, but a nice consistant and moderate weight lifting program and a bunch of cardio. I got to the gym this morning and was about to work out on the tread mill for 20 minutes and then the nursury called me because Quinn was in hysterics. He has lots of stranger anxiety these days. Poor kid. I sat and rocked him, hoping he'd go down for a nap so I could keep working out, but it just wasn't going to happen today. This evening I'm going to take the boys out for a brisk walk in the new double jogger/bike trailer thingy that we got last week. I MUST stay active this pregnancy. I'm not to happy about where I am physically so I really have to watch that.

Our 3rd little baby is going to be born in Germany! That sounds so cool. I'm still amazed at our timing. We said we wanted the kids spaced 2 years apart and so far, so good. I'm still pretty nervous about getting through the first trimester. I've been so lucky with both of my pregnancies having no complications. The move overseas could prove to be very stressful when I am 7 months pregnant. This is going to take an incredible ammount of planning on our part. What really scares me is that we have 5 weeks after Andy gets home on Thursday to start making preparations because then he's off to Ranger school, which is 9 weeks long. He'll get a Christmas break, but we'll be solely celebrating the holidays and I don't want to be stressing over moving stuff for the holidays. My head spins just thinking about this.

Moving or not, I am extremely excited. I don't know why, but I feel like this is the first time all over again. Obviously it's not, and I should be a pregnancy pro by now, but everything feels so new.

Notes:
EDD: Don't know. My cycles have been goofy and I've only had 4 since having Quinn.
Wanting a boy or girl: Don't care either way. Will love whatever I get.
What I think I'm having: a boy. I've had dreams for 3 years now that I would be a mother of 3 boys.

PS: I just realized I will now have THREE kids to scrapbook for. AAAACK! I give up. I'll never catch up.

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Today I had the blood test to confirm the store bought test and it too was +++ for pregnancy. I called to get the info for my 1st appointment and they were at lunch. Then I forgot to call back till 4 PM. They were gone for the day. Ahhh, the work hours of Army civilians. I'll hopefully remember to call in the AM and get the details on how to switch to the midwife clinic. I can't believe I am starting this all over again. Blood tests, prenatals, peeing alot, some NEW BABY CLOTHES, materinity clothes, feet in my ribs. I love it all. Okay, some of it I love more than others, but it all means 1 thing: another beautiful baby to love.

My wrists are still aching me. I'm really beginning to worry if this is pregnancy related like Mel suggested.

The boys and I had a rainy day inside today. Huey and I played with Playdoh and puzzles while Quinn napped. We also made a little Thomas setup for Quinn so he wouldn't mess with the big one and make Huey mad. Of course, once I made the little setup, Huey wanted to play with that too.

I still have to get Andy's uniform shirt fixed up for Thursday. He gave it to me over 2 weeks ago when he left and I leave it till the day before he gets home. Typical. I'm so excited that Andy will finally have the Special Forces tab on his uniform though. He (WE) has worked SO hard for this.

Still don't know how I'm going to tell him about the baby. I have 1 more day to figure that out.