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When April Fools Jokes Come True

On April 1, 2009 I played a little joke on you all. I told you I was pregnant. I had this whole elaborate story about taking the boys to Target to buy a test. Guess what? You should be careful what you joke around about….

Just over three weeks ago it dawned on me that I was “late”. I figured it was only a couple of days but then was shocked to realize it was actually 6. Uh oh. After nap time I took the boys to Walgreen’s to buy a test. I couldn’t look the cashier in the eye!

I didn’t bother waiting until the next morning to take the test as my wondering nerves couldn’t handle the waiting anymore, and you know what? It was positive. Instantly.

Oh my. The last 3 weeks have been a roller coaster of fatigue, nausea and trying to wrap our minds around this. Nope, we weren’t trying for this. How I answered the “more kids” question on Friday in my Q and A Answer post is how I would have answered it 4 weeks ago.

I’m 8 weeks along and I’m due February 10th.

We have an ultrasound scheduled for this coming Monday, the 5th, to make sure there’s only one baby. If there’s more than one I’m going to need a lot of nominations for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, because our house isn’t big enough and we can’t move due to our Re-Fi this spring!

I guess my “Summer of Change” ended up being more of a change than I was bargaining for! I’m excited though and, of course, am hoping for a girl.

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Krista - Yay! Congratulations mama.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Kris - Wow! congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Christina - Holy crap!!! Congratulations!!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Charlotte - Wow! Goodness me, I didn't mean to wish you more babies when I asked about kids in the Q & A! Good luck for the ultrasound, I hope you have a happy healthy baby(ies…) CONGRATULATIONS!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Twin Tornados - wow! congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) - Oh, my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS, Helen! SO happy for you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Kimberly - Congratulations Helen!! Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy. It will all work out. It always does. God only gives you what you can handle. I truly believe that.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Charity Donovan - Congratulations! What a blessing! Wishing you a smooth pregnancy & delivery!!!! So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Logan and Jack's Mommy - Congratulations! I am so excited for your family!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 3:09 pm

    brocks*mom - Congrats Helen! And, I must say, that picture of the boys hugging is SO adorable. I would blow that up and frame it.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    Brenda B. - So happy for you! But I'm on pins and needles wondering how many you have this time around πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    Aunt Sue - Yay! Another baby in the family!! Always room for more!! God has blessed you again – what a wonderful gift. We all send our love.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Aunt Sue - Yay! Another baby in the family!! Always room for more! God has blessed you again – what a wonderful gift! We all send our love.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Sarah - WOW! I obviously wish for you to have a healthy baby but you really do deserve a girl.ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Mary - Congrats Helen! I think the boys sound like they are going to be great big brothers!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    Sarah Halstead - Congratulations! You do so great with the boys adding one more won't be too bad. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Heather - Wow! Congratulations! Having been born on February 10th, I can say it's an excellent birthday! : )ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    Deanna - Wow!! How exciting! (I mean, after the initial shock, of course!) Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 7:54 pm

    Stephanie - Congrats Helen πŸ™‚ I'm excited for you and praying that its just one, if not I will DEFINITELY be pulling for you for Extreme Makeover!!! Hoping too the morning sickness goes away soon! It gets very tiring trying to keep up with the toddlers!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom - WOW! So excited for you. Congratulations and God's Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • July 1, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Susan - Wow…congratulations!!! If anyone can handle a fourth child you can! Awesome news…hang in there…I hope the morning sickness doesn't last too long!ReplyCancel

  • July 2, 2010 - 12:16 am

    Triple Threat - congrats!! I knew instantly what you meant when you talked about last April fools, because you fooled me then πŸ˜‰ I'm excited for you guys though I hope you start feeling a little better soon! Awesome news.ReplyCancel

  • July 2, 2010 - 2:28 am

    rachel edwards - Oh, Helen… How crazy, but how wonderful! Aw, I am excited for you and hope that it's only one this time. ;] Please keep us updated. We'll be praying for you all. How's Nick taking it? Ha ha… Oh goodness…ReplyCancel

  • July 2, 2010 - 2:59 am

    Monica - Wow, praise the Lord! Congrats! So excited for you all. Hoping for a girl my munchkins can play with. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2010 - 2:52 am

    Amber - Congratulations!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Kelly - Congrats Helen. One or two will seem like a walk in the park after having three. (And I'm pulling for a little girl to go with all those boys.)ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    Jill - Yay! I'm so excited for you πŸ™‚ Sometimes surprises are the best way to go! I will be sending lots of girl vibes your way….I have all boys too πŸ™‚ (singleton and triplets)ReplyCancel

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