Pregnancy Surprise at 41!
Today, I announced our surprise pregnancy on social media! 2020 was quite a year to say the least …. but I was hardly prepared for the fast one the Lord pulled on us at the end of the year lol.
As I wrapped up an awesome self-care weekend for my birthday in early November, I had no clue the surprise I was in for a few days after turning the big 4-1. To give you full context on why this was such a surprise, years ago after getting married, we knew we didn’t want to wait too long to start having children but were also in no immediate rush. But after a few years passed by, we decided to actively start trying to have a baby. After all, it shouldn’t be too hard, right? Boy were we wrong. By that time I was over 30 and had started to worry about my chances of getting pregnant going down each year. I talked to my GYN who suggested we visit a fertility clinic so that’s what we did. I’ll get into the details on a separate post but we were basically told we’d never be able to conceive naturally. I forgot the exact percentage but our chances were basically zero.
Thankfully, we were blessed to conceive 3 beautiful children over the years with the help of modern science…2 girls (twins) and a boy. So our family was complete….or so we thought! As they say, we plan but God has the final say. We planned for 3 children and were settled with that. (Although, my husband used to always say he always wanted 4 :/ ). Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to end up pregnant especially at my age. Like the thought NEVER even crossed my mind.
It is literally a miracle that this happened! So if you didn’t believe that miracles still happen, let this be a testament to the fact that they do!
I plan to talk more about the emotional rollercoaster I went through after finding out about our new bundle on the way so stay tuned for that. But for now, keep us in your prayers. I thought we had a lot to juggle with 3 kids. I don’t know if I’m ready for 4 lol. But I know God doesn’t give us more than we can handle so we will be good to go!!