We found out in September that I was carrying our fifth child. When you have this many children, what people wonder is: “Was this an accident?” This pregnancy was certainly no accident. Ever since I had my third child my husband began talking about having two more. I wasn’t exactly thrilled to be pregnant when it came to all the symptoms, but I was thrilled to be expecting another baby.
I started feeling nauseous about a week after I took my pregnancy test. Jason and I thought it would be best to wait a while to tell the kids, but when my oldest came to me very distraught and said, “Mom I’m worried about you. Are you going to die?” Jason and I thought it would be best to go ahead and tell them. The kids were excited and right away began arguing as to whether it would be a boy or girl. Joy was the only one that seemed apprehensive.
I thought a few people might hear from the kids, but that we would just keep things quiet for a few more weeks until I saw my doctor. I should have known better. We drove up to church, were walking in the parking lot, and my children started shouting to the first person they saw, “My mom’s going to have a baby!” I was a little embarrassed. Oh well, I figured if I wanted to be the one to tell anyone I was going to have to be quick. I told a few friends that I saw. It just felt unbelievable that I was going to have five children!
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