The Thomas Family Blog

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~ Jack Johnson

Monday, November 5, 2012

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Like most people don't already know this... and like my appearance is not a dead giveaway... but we are becoming a PARTY OF FIVE! Since I am so far behind on the blog, this post would have been much more timely in July, but it's too important to skip over. It all started this summer when I noticed I was getting, well, FAT. I was tired all the time and felt gross. This didn't really strike me as odd, though, because I am chronically tired and always feel fat. Some friends and I went shopping one day in late July and I was telling them how I had been feeling - and then when all the clothes I tried on wouldn't fit, they insisted I take a pregnancy test. I laughed at them. I was NOT pregnant. I really didn't even entertain the thought. There was just no way (I mean, I guess there is always a way, but I did not have the slightest inkling of female intuition on this one). Anyway, I came home late that evening with a test one of my friends had given me and figured I might as well go ahead and figure out if I was just FAT and exhausted or, in fact, (the unthinkable) pregnant. For crying out loud, I had just sold virtually all of my baby items in a garage sale in June (while I was pregnant, mind you). So, short of the long, the test came back glaringly screaming in my face that I was, in fact, very much in the family way and so much for my female intuition.
After some screaming, some shock, some crying, a lot of panic, and (at least for Trav) a good long time alone in a darkened room, we slowly embraced the fact that this was real and OUR plans were no match at all for GOD'S. We called the doctor the following Monday (all of this transpired on a Saturday night) and went in the next day for our first appointment. Ultrasound confirmed little rascal number three was, indeed, alive, kicking, and cooking properly. And had been for six weeks.
We're getting there on figuring out life with three. Bear with us.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. 
 It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." 
~ Elizabeth Stone