Fourth

On September 22nd, just over a week after Evangeline’s first birthday, I took a home pregnancy test and it came up positive. I was sort of dubious of the accuracy so I took a couple more over the next few days, all coming up positive.

My fourth pregnancy.

Jon and I wanted two little ones close together in age, so we had agreed to ‘stop preventing’ just the month before – and then bam! We’re pregnant!

Everything with this pregnancy has seemed so easy, so normal. No months of agony trying to get pregnant. The bitter taste of miscarriage, while still present, was watered down (and easily forgotten about as I am so busy trying to juggle two jobs and chase after Evangeline), not as threatening.

We have had absolutely no complications and we are now in our 2nd trimester as I am officially 14 weeks pregnant today.

Even the due date (May 31st!) is so, well, convenient. For someone who works with college students and teaches, you can’t beat it!

Everything has been so normal, so easy. It’s weird!

We were able to see our little ‘bun’ on ultrasound at about 7 weeks (beautiful little blob with a heartbeat of 129 bpm!) and then heard his/her heartbeat again at 11 weeks via the doppler.

‘Bun’ is now about the length of a lemon (3 1/2 inches) and about 1 1/2 ounces. So cute!

We should be able to find out the gender at our next ultrasound, which is right after the new year, and we are absolutely dying to find out if Evangeline is going to have a little brother or a little sister!

I am so thankful to God for blessing us with this fourth pregnancy, it has been a wonderful experience so far and I am thankful for the months I have been able to carry this little bun around, allowing him/her to grow and develop in the safety of my womb. We are praying for continued ease and health and counting down the days until May 31st!

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