I’ve been waiting for a long time for this moment! The moment where I can explain why I’ve been MIA from Instagram, flaky on my live broadcasts and just overall missing from blog-life…
We’ve got a “Bonus Babe” in the oven. y’all!
That’s right, I’m preggers! We’ve done it again. Literally. One time. (Use this story as an example for your hormonal teens.)
Proof that it only takes one time coming this OCTOBER! We are so pumped for our BONUS BABY! (Because “ooops” or “surprise baby” sounds way too honest.)
Yes, we all are EXCITED! The day I found out the news, however, well… let’s just say I didn’t know I was excited yet. There were no tears, no fits of anger, of course… but I just kind of wanted to ignore it until my brain had time to process what was about to happen to our lives. You know, like everything changing and just the simple fact that we were about to add another human ball of stress and needs into this already very loud family.
But once I slept on it my maternal instincts were in full swing and I woke up pumped to meet this baby!
I’m 15 weeks along as of today! I kept this secret for sooooooo long, you guys. I’m actually proud of myself. (Hold up, let me dust off my shoulder real quick…)
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In more serious news….
If you have been following my live broadcasts regularly, you are familiar with my “hormonal journey” (sounds dramatic) that I’ve been on this past year. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos last summer, I’ve always struggled with hypothyroidism and I have been in an awesome place the last few months since I started getting a pellet of Testosterone inserted into my butt cheek (you’re so freaking welcome for that fun mental image you just got from that descriptive sentence). I have felt SO GOOD. My energy is amazing and all of my hormones are leveling out for the most part.
Crazy thing- I didn’t even have to take progesterone pills with this pregnancy like I had with my last two pregnancies in order to keep my unborn kiddos alive and kicking.
I miscarried my first pregnancy back in 2012 and my current OBGYN found that my progesterone was critically low, which is the hormone that keeps the baby alive until the placenta can take over and do it’s job. (Read A letter to the child I never met here.) I really do feel like I was spared another miscarriage because of her, considering that the OBGYN I had been seeing during the miscarriage didn’t want to check my hormones until I miscarried three times. INSANE. I still shake my head at that man.
With all of this being said, I would love for my fellow Christians to add my sweet “chicken nugget” to their prayer list if at all possible. I have had to see a high risk doctor due to my elevated testosterone level. What was a blessing in my overall well being is considered too high for a baby, from what we are being told, nothing too serious can come from it but the fact that any doctor feels the need for more opinions, sonograms and blood work never sits well with a pregnant Mama Bear… amiright?!
God is in control and I mean it when I say that I am not worried. I have a strange but comforting peace about it. I feel like my Mom put it best when she told me, “We know too much for our own good these days because of technology. We would have NEVER known if our Testosterone level was too high when I was pregnant!”
And I’m clinging to that mentality. It’s great that we have the info but nothing can be done about it anyways, we can’t remove the teeny tiny pellet and my T-level keeps dropping (as the pellet absorbs into my system) so I pray and ask for any extra prayers along the way 🙂 I have been blessed with two beautiful children and I have no doubt that this peanut will fit in perfectly!
Just wanted to give you all the details since I sure it will be mentioned in my live broadcasts from time to time! You are now up to speed!
If you have read up to this point I just want to say that you are amazing. I appreciate your support and continued involvement in this community that we have made here on this small thing called the internet. There are many reasons that I keep this blog alive and if you weren’t here reading and watching there would be no reason to write my rambles. I feel like I can now say that this blog has changed my life and it not sound dramatic… because it really has changed my life and given me with so many cool opportunities that I would have never had otherwise.
I honestly love being able to share all of these crazy life-surprises with you!
And now you’ll never hear from me again because I’m going to have three children.
Nice knowin’ ya.
Until the next time this redhead rambles.
I posted this picture on my personal FB account last week and only one person caught what my shirt said in the background… good eye, girl!
Berkley in her beloved Frozen dress. She wears it everyday.