Friday, October 30, 2009

Good news!

We're going to have another little addition to our family. This morning I took a home pregnancy test--it was positive! I'm going to have a baby!

My husband and I are both very excited. Hubby especially because he is praying for a little boy. We already have two girls. I told him we could give it one more try, but that's it. lol!

According to the online due date calculator thingie, the baby is due on July 4th. Isn't that fun? Granted, my babies have been early so far, so we probably won't last that long.

Of course, none of that is quite official yet. On Monday morning, I'll go to the post clinic and get an actual test. Then they'll give me a referral to find an off post OB. Fun stuff.

In all the excitment, there's a tad bit of apprehension. This pregnancy is high risk from the start as I have diabetes and high blood pressure. It's going to mean taking extra good care of myself--watching what I eat, making sure my dosages are good, tracking everything.

But God is with me on this. He knows my body, He knows my strengths and weaknesses, and I trust that He will help me. The Lord is faithful, and His plans are to prosper me, so what right do I have to fear, right? Praise the Lord for His goodness!

Eek! I'm having a baby!


  1. ah!!! how totally exciting!!! good for you, girl!

  2. Congratulations Ralene!

    I am so happy for you and your family. I am praying for your health and a successful, happy pregnancy. God is so good.

    You have the best treat this season.

  3. Oh my gosh, yay! Congratulations. Keep us posted on all the baby news and I'll pray for a healthy baby and a healthy mama :)

  4. Congratulations Ralene! Isn't it good to know that everything is in God's hands?! I'm excited for you and your husband. God bless you both!

  5. Yay! Praise the Lord!
    :D And Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations!! That's awesome news. And you're right, you're in excellent hands. God will care for both of you!

  7. Congrats, again Ralene! And here I am, finally making a stop to your blog! I'm so glad to link up with you in the blog world now too!

    You will do awesome with a new baby! As you mentioned in your comment today on my post, we can make writing and raising children work. It IS possible! You'll have to give yourself a bit of grace after the baby is born, until you gain back some energy! But you'll figure out a way to fit it in! Blessings!

  8. I'll be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you, dear one.

  9. Congrats! I will be praying for a healthy baby - and a boy, for your husband's sake!

    Blessings - Andrea


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