Iím Christian. Let me tell you a bit about myself and my family. My Husband Solomon and I have been married for a little over two years. We fell in love the summer before our junior year of high school and never looked back. Although, I was only 14 at the time, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. We were young and scared of committing to each other that early on. We dated other people, but it was hard to stay away from one another. So, two months after my eighteenth birthday and six days after his nineteenth birthday we married in a small ceremony in front of 100 family members and close friends.
A lot of people wondered why we got married so young and why we didnít wait until we were much older. We both feel that so many wait a lifetime to find true love and never find it or look back only to realize they let it slip away years ago. We didnít want to live with those regrets. Donít get me wrong, marriage is hard work at any age. Itís the yoking together of two different personalities, backgrounds, opinions, no matter how much youíre alike. Looking back, I feel like we made a good decision. Iím privileged to be able to grow mentally, emotionally and more in love with my very best friend daily. (Awwwwwwwww!)
Three months after our wedding, and still very much on the honeymoon, we found out we were expecting our daughter, Psalm Jael. This was a total shock for us, especially since I had been told it would be difficult to conceive without the help of medication due to my ďthicker than normalĒ uterine lining. (question marks!) Anyway, we welcomed a healthy little girl August 29th, 2005. She is such a beautiful, intelligent, ball of energy. Motherhood has been an amazing experience for me.
Now, this baby has thrown us completely off guard.
My husband and I always wanted to have more than one kid, but we had planned on waiting until Psalm was at least two years old to start trying. Well, late-October I was taken off the birth control pill because it was affecting my blood pressure. We decided to experiment with some different birth control methods and at the end of the month we would decide on one or I would try the progesterone only pill to see if I did any better.
Now being a woman who knows my body, about a week and a half ago I said to myself "I feel funny." I didnít know exactly what funny was, so I ignored it as 'just my body adjusting to being off the pill'. As the days passed "funny" became more identifiable . . . extremely tired, sore breasts, urinating frequently, and being irritated at everything Solomon says or does.
"I CANíT BE PREGNANT!"
Thursday, December 1st, I was expecting my period. No show. I work part-time as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital out-patient pharmacy. So, when I got to work I brought three pregnancy tests. POSITIVE. I could not believe it. So I took another. Positive in 30 seconds flat. (Iím keeping that last test just in case I need more proof in the next couple of days Ė in other words Iím still in denial and a bit shocked.)
So here we are with an expected date of arrival of August 8th, 2007, which happens to be my 21st birthday and exactly 3 weeks before my daughterís 2nd birthday.
Iíve been a fan of the StorkNet Pregnancy Journals since my pregnancy with Psalm. In fact, two of the journalists I followed every week are back sharing their second pregnancies. (Vivian and Stacie) I love to write, so my husband encouraged me to keep a journal for this pregnancy. I think itís cool to be able to share your experiences, fear, and thoughts with other women whose bodies are going through the same changes as yours.
Welcome to my journal and thank you for taking this journey of pregnancy the second time around with me.