Sunday, April 30, 2006

About my belly.

Thank you all for your well wishes and such on the last post. Here are more details about the whole thing, and answers to some questions.

Armondo and I have been trying for several months to get pregnant. With him being away so much lately, we had missed my "peak" time each month. It wasn't until this month that we were finally able to get it on in the middle of my cycle.

I've had a head cold for a little while now, and it's developing into a chest cold. I was feeling a bit nauseas the past few days, but figured that, even though I was pretty sure that it was because I could be pregnant, I didn't want to "jinx" it, so just wrote it off as being part of the cold/flu I've been experiencing. But in all reality I knew.

And so did my boss at the hardware store. Several days ago he asked me if I had gotten pregnant yet, because I was "glowing".

Belinda also knew. Although, I'll leave it up to her to explain how, (if she so wishes) in my comments.

L.B. , a friend of mine also said I looked really good the other day, even though, like I mentioned, I've been sick for the past week or so.

Late the other night, I said to Armondo "Do you want to run to the drug store tonight?" (for a test) and he refused. (is it SOOO unreasonable to ask your hubby to drive 15 min at 11:30 at night, in his pj's to go pick up a pregnancy test?!?) So the next day (yesterday), I picked up a test during my lunch break at the hardware store. I knew there was going to be NO way I would be able to wait until I got home to take the test, and knew that there was the chance I wasn't pregnant, so I thought I'd just pick up two tests, (One to take right away, and if positive, another one to take later to take a picture of to post... OR... one to take right away, and if negative, another one to take NEXT month.) Well, I made a mistake, not noticing that someone had put a one test packet in a two test space, I only bought one test.

When I got back to the hardware store, I ripped open the package and peed. Slowly, the "-" turned into a "+". Now, I have to be honest with you, I still feel a little bit unsure... there might be the slightest possibility that the test wasn't ACTUALLY positive, because the line that completed the "+" was very faint. My friend Tricia assures me that that's just because my hormone levels are still low.

So, if you're following along, this means that the picture on the last post wasn't ACTUALLY of MY test. It's just a picture I found on google images.

After taking the test, I phoned Armondo to tell him the news. He didn't actually sound very happy about it. Turns out that he was sad that there would be no more "practicing". He was joking though, and he's actually pretty thrilled.

The baby is due around January 8th according to Baby Center's Due Date Calculator.

Armondo says that if the baby is born on his birthday (Jan 5th) and is a boy, then he will be named Armondo's real name for a first name, and Armondo's brother's name for a second name, since Armondo's brother's birthday is Jan 5th as well!

This will all work out perfect. I really wanted my kids to be 18 months apart, and if this pregnancy is healthy and goes full term, they'll be right around that year and a half mark!

Seems like most of my new years wishes are coming true!


Erin said...

Sounds like it is meant to be. I'm so happy for you.

Candice said...


Mr. Fabulous said...

I am so happy for you that this post does not even contain any sarcasm or wit.

I'm wicked happy for you guys!

debambam said...

hey guys, congrats!! Such good news, especially when it all fits together nicely into a plan....take care of youselves ok?!!

andrea said...

I love it when kids are born close together. Nobody seems to do that any more -- and I did it by mistake -- but it turned out to be the best for all of us. Congratulations!

Anna said...

That is awesome news! My boys are 19 months apart, and while it wasn't planned that way, it has worked out really well...

Jan 8th is a great day (my B-day)! I hope it is an easy pregancy!

Joyce said...

that just makes me all gooey and happy inside. I always wish it were me....
I'm so happy for you

Amy J : ) said...

Congrats!!! Coming to the end of my first pregnancy, I wish you truck loads of luck, but you really don't need it you're already a pro!!! I'm super excited for all three of you!

Cherrypie said...

Is Armondo a twin? or were his parents just incredibly accurate copulators too.

So is it quads? xx

CeCe said...

Erin~Thank you.

Candice~Thank you too.

Mr. Fab~I'm never sarcastic.

Debambabm~It IS nice that it all "fit" with our plans! Thank you.

Andrea~Yeah, I think it's a good idea. I think it puts less stress on the parents to CONSTANTLY entertain!

Anna~I sure hope it's an easy pregnancy too, 'cause my last one certainly wasn't!

Joyce~You have baby wishes?

Amy J~Oh yeah, we're totally pros! I hope you're going to post some pics on your lj!

Cherry Pie~Actually, Armondo and his little brother are exactly 15 years apart, the only boys of 6 kids, and they have different fathers. And as far as the muliltiples go, I'd be mostly happy if it was twins!

Belinda said...

Because I am magical, that's how. HA.

I am so happy for you. I'll admit to a bout of sad jealousy that lasted for about...3 minutes and one teardrop. I'll be alllll invested in this baby!

Laurie said...


Congrats!!! I'm so very happy for you and Armondo! What a way to ring in the New Year :-)

Kristina said...

Congrats. Congrats. Congrats. Remember when I said I did not want any more because pregnancy was so hard? Mya has made me change my mind. LOL.

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Sarah said...

Perfect! I hope the baby is born on the 5th!