Thursday, July 1, 2010

An Interview With Fate

Me:  Honey, I think you need to go to the drugstore.

Him:  Seriously?

Me:  I know, right?

Him: Whatever.

Me:  See?  One line, I told you it was nothing

three minutes later.............

Me:  Um, is that?

Him:  YES! (not a happy yes, per se, but more like a "YOUTOLDMETHISCOULDN'THAPPEN" yes.)

Me:  I understand sweetie.  I'm just as surprised as you are.  After all, I was sure I was going through early menopause.

Him:  I think there's a big difference!

Me:  Yes, but at my age?  And remember that procedure a year ago?  Ya know, when the doctor told me there was a slim chance of me ever having more children?

Him:  Yeah, I REMEMBER!

Me:  I guess I had some of the signs.....

Him:  Ya think?  Your boobs enter the room 10 minutes before YOU do!

Me:  That is true dear, but still, I really thought it was just hormones.

That was last weekend.  About two days after my visit to a new GYN.  I had been looking for a new gyno since mine is retiring soon and I wanted one that's much closer to my house.

Doctor:  When was the first day of your last period?

Me:  I have no idea.  Ya see, I had that procedure last year, and it's been kind of sporadic.

Doctor:  What form of birth control do you use?

Me:  None, what with that procedure and all.  And then there's my age.

Doctor:  You know there is still a chance it could happen.  You should start using something.

Me:  Of course.

Doctor:  Any changes to your body that you're concerned about?

Me:  Well, my boobs are much bigger and kinda sore, but that's just peri-menopause, right?

Doctor:  I'll give you a pamphlet on natural remedies for that sort of thing.

Me:  Okay, great!

Doctor gives me an internal and sends me on my merry, blissfully unaware, way.

Next day - Yard Sales!  Yippeeeee!
I wake up feeling a little weak, light-headed, tired.

BFF:  What's wrong?

Me:  I think I'm coming down with something.

BFF:  Did you get your period yet?

Me:  Nope

BFF:  Don't you think you should take a test?

At this point all of the events over the past several weeks start swirling around in my head, making more sense by the minute, and me feeling more and more stupid by the second.

No, I was not absent the day they handed out the pamphlet in health class.
Yes, I've heard about this sort of thing happening to women my age all the time.

Me:  Really God, really?

God:  Yes, my child.

Me:  Are you sure I can do this?

God:  Yes, my child.

Me:  Will you help me?

God:  Yes, my child.

Me:  Okay Father.  I trust you.  I know that there is a reason.  You know me, you know my weaknesses, my faults, my strengths, my fears, my limitations.

God:  Yes, my child.

Me:  Thank you Father.  Thank you for this gift, this blessing, this miracle.

Last Sunday's message in church:  If God leads you to it, He will see you through it..........

62 comments:

anonmyous said...

Congrats! God always has a plan.

Nancy said...

Kim,
OMG! Congratulations! I know it was a surprise, but this is such a blessing! I'm happy for you!

xoxo,
Nancy

Stacey said...

Oh. My. Gosh!! I'm so jealous! That is so exciting Kim. Just so exciting. I love babies and more children is a blessing! Keep us updated and take it easy girl. :)

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh my goodness! Are you? I have to tell you I am thrilled...I know it must be weird...but YAY! Babies are ALWAYS a blessing! Oh my...How exciting! I will be praying for you and your family! I am SO happy for you!

WOOHOO!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Congratulations!!!! I wish so much I had had one more little one. Mine are 18 and 20 now and I wish they were two again!!

You will be great!!

Lou Cinda :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

congratulations...you know I had my first child at 40...so things do happen!!!! Janell

Debbie said...

Congratulation Kim!!~ I think that is exciting.....you will love it, and so will your daughters!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

congrats! A sweet little one...oh, you are so blessd!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations!

stephanie said...

Oh Kim, I am sending you big, big hugs! I sat here reading this post getting the chills! WOW! As you know everything happens for a reason! What a blessing! So we'll be pushing a baby stroller on our next shopping trip!! What do the girls think?

xxoo
Stephanie

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness!! Congratulations, Kim! I have tears streaming down my face while I'm typing this.
{Great big hugs, girlie!!}

XO*T

Lynn said...

Congratulations to both you and your Hubby Kim! That's wonderful news!! I had my 4th baby when I was 37 1/2 years old. Wouldn't trade him for anything in this world!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Congrats Kim...how special and maybe you'll have a boy...
My mama did that when she was 36...thought it was over for her and out pops my brother ha ha!! there are 13 years differ between us ha ha!! I loved having a little brother to play with and love...to this day he's the best man...God bless you honey...Now lets have a blog baby shower for you...too exciting my friend...Hope you have a GREAT Fourth...Hugs and smiles to you my friend...Gl♥ria

Jennifer said...

shut the front dooor!!!! I am so happy for you!!! Maybe it going to be a fist pumping boy! haha! Well, Now you get to look for baby stuff at yard sales!

~Jennifer

Terrell said...

AWWW!! Congrats to you! Even though it was a bit of a shocker..it's a wonderful blessing! Babies are the best!
Huge Hugs!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Turley Times said...

Oh WOW!!!! Congratulations!

Hannah

Kimberly said...

WooHoo! Had to read that post twice!!
Congratulations on your new addition! Start scanning those yard sales for baby stuff!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Kim...congratulations. I am so happy for you! I wish I were in your shoes. I never stopped longing for a baby after I had my last one. I am so happy you have a blog, I want to hear every detail for the next 8~9 months!!

xoxo
Jane

southerninspiration said...

Wow, my friend, wow......and God will indeed lead you thru this!! What a blessing!

Suzanne

Brittany said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!!!

aimee said...

wow! i am very happy for you and your husband. i have always wanted one more. God said the two plus my 4 step kids (i dont see them as step.they are mind :)that He gave me were enough. what a wonderful experience. ill be praying for you.
blessings,
aimee

Gloria said...

Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!! As I was reading this post, I was like, "What? What's she trying to say, I don't understand..." Then I went: "Oh!!!! I get it!!!!" So congrats, Mommy-to-be!!! Are your girls excited, or are they saying, "Oh great, now I will have to babysit!" Ha-ha! Well, please give my best wishes to your husband too. Keep us all posted! Again, congrats, many blessings AND you can remember what my father always said to me: THE GOOD LORD PROVIDES.
Best regards,
Gloria

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh my sweet friend! I loved this post! My heart and soul are thanking God for this glorious blessing! Now I can start that first painting for the baby's room! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Friendship & Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Artist Terri Smith said...

Oh my sweet friend! I loved this post! My heart and soul are thanking God for this glorious blessing! Now I can start that first painting for the baby's room! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Friendship & Georgia Sunshine, Terri

Gail said...

OMG! Congratulations! Keep us posted. We're all here for you.

Jemsmom said...

Oh Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! I know it is shocking and scary and all the other things that go with it, but oh, what a blessing!!!

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Oh wow!! Congratulations, Kim!

Paula said...

OMG!! I am so surprised!! Congratulations!! Take care of yourself!! I'm so happy for you!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I guess you are going to have another family member. I would be freaking out for sure. I am sure your are excited and thinking OH MY GOSH!!

Sarah said...

Congrats!!

Under Her Wings said...

Congratulations! My daughter and son-in-law and their 4 girls live with my husband and me. Yesterday she and the 4 girls were gone for a whole day, and it was way too quiet around here! What a blessing; I'm happy for you.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful wonderful surprise! I want a third but The Hubster is not on board. He thinks we will end up with a football team or something like that. A little girl would be dreamy though. So I wait and will let God continue with his plans for us. Who knows maybe a third is out there waiting. Congrats again!!! How exciting!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

OMG Kim....thats so ironic I just went through a similar situation this week. Although it turned out that the new baby and a the nuva ring messed up my body and I was on hormone overdrive. Im on a med to regulate me, but I also thought really God, baby is only 3 months old and Im turning 39 soon...really? God has you destiny all planned for you, you just need to trust in him and follow the path he provides. Bles sings to you and the family, and on a funny note. Just think you already have live in Nanny help...thats what I tell my 15 yr old. She says she wont have kids till she's 35 (great birth control) altho we arent even close to that stage yet.

Country Dreaming said...

What a happy surprise for yor family.
Congratulations!


Melinda

Prior said...

ohmy goodness! I'm following your blog... I don't want to miss this adventure... I'm going back to read your post and get to know you! I hope you can get Google straitened out so you can follow me, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Lezlee

Wendy said...

I always said God has a unique sense of humor! Congratulations! He will lead you through this and be right there with you each step of the way!
Congratulations!
Wendy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats to you both! A baby at any age is truly a miracle. Take care of yourself.
xo, Sherry

Joan said...

And I say to myself, "What a wonderful world!"

The Green Pea said...

Oh Kim, congratulations! Trust in Him, for He never makes any mistakes. God Bless you and your family. My, My, I just wanted to see who you were. I am glad I found your blog. Please keep us all posted about the blessing. Hugs, sandi

Linda said...

Awww...Kim! This is just so sweet! There aren't too many surprises like this in life...what a wonderful blessing for your family! Congratulations!!

H said...

Congratulations. God will give you strength. He always keeps his promises.

Sailing Simply said...

OMG! That is so exciting! Yeah right easy for me to say, huh! Let me rephrase that..I am so excited for YOU! Congratulations! You are so right if God leads you to it he will lead you through it! I know I am one of many who will be praying for you! Congrats again!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Kim girlfriend!! I am so happy for you! What a blessed surprise. I have two girls (33 & 27), and I often wondered when I was in my mid 30's if we should have tried one more time. I am so thrilled for you! Hugs!!

Ashley said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Kim, my prayers are with you. God is good and He will see you through. Love your conversations. Sometimes He is One of few words, but they are Mighty!
xo,
Debra

Melissa Miller said...

OMGoodness Congrats Kim!!!!
What a true blessing! I'm just thrilled for you all.

Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

Rebecca said...

EEEK! You KNOW what causes these things to happen, right?????

:)

You are having WAYYYYYYYYYYY tooo much fun!

I'm thrilled for you girly. You are right. God has a plan.

Blessings to you and your family.

Now...I'm glad you little pretty arrived. I'll let my girls know who follow my blog if that is OK! They always want to know the outcome of the winners!

xoRebecca

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Kim! Oh my goodness! I don't know how I missed this news....but congratulations! How wonderful -- we'll be going on this journey with you -- how fun! (at least for us) Wishing you and your family many blessings as God's plan unfolds. And Happy 4th!

Mimi said...

A big congratulations to you and your family!

Melanie said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW! Congrats! I am older than you (42) and I would DIE if that happened to me. IY YI YI!

Your convo with hubby was funny:)

Happy 4th.

handbags*n*pigtails said...

Congratulations my sweet bloggy friend!:)May the Lord richly bless you as you re-visit this adventure!:)
Sarah

Tina said...

Oh My Goodness Miss Kim!! I cannot believe I missed this post!!!! Congratulations sweet girl. Obviously a surprise but what a beautiful blessing for your family. I am so excited and happy for you! We have a HUGE gap between our youngest and our middle daughter and it is so much easier this time round. Your big girls will be such a help to you. Take care my sweet friend. Huge hugs ~ Tina xx

Licia said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy (and on your SITS day). I will be sharing this post with a couple of friends who think they probably won't get pregnant...LOL! I love your house. YOu are amazing at finding beautiful deals!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Wow, what a surprise! Love your attitude about it though!

Congrats on your SITS day and your pregnancy.

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh! What a surprise! Good luck to you! I hope the next several months treat you good.

Andrea said...

Wow! Congratulations!! What an exciting surprise! Best wishes for a happy healthy pregnancy and baby!

Happy SITS day to you!

Sandy said...

I love surprises,especially those that end with a sweet little baby!

Congrats and best wishes!

chele said...

Congrats! Isn't it funny how we refuse to recognize the obvious? If you were in your 20s you probably would have automatically assumed pregnancy.

chubskulit said...

That calls for a celebration, congratulations!

Hi there, I am a new follower from Stalker Sunday. Hope you can drop by and follow back at Obstacles & Glories, thanks!

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Marni's Organized Mess said...

Congratulations!!



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