It Still Stings

Last night, I thought I might be pregnant. I hadn’t had my period in a month, and I was 10 days late.

So, on my way home from a meeting I covered, I stopped by the drug store to grab a pregnancy test. I was sure I wasn’t, even though I was off my birth control, but I couldn’t help by think, what if? It would have been so coincidental to find out I was pregnant with No. 2 the day before Joe’s birthday since we had found out we were pregnant with Lucy the day before my birthday. I imagined how we would tell everyone the news. I was making plans in my head as to how to fit another child in our three-bedroom house.

We were excited at the possibility. We definitely weren’t planning on getting pregnant now (I was only off my birth control because I had forgotten to get a refill), and the timing wasn’t great, but we could make it work.

But, three minutes later, we saw the two glaring words “not pregnant” on the digital test. I wasn’t as sad as I had been the two years we tried to get pregnant with Lucy because I know God has a plan for us and that everything happens in His time. That peace comforted me. But, even after finally getting pregnant, knowing I most likely won’t be able to have an “oops” pregnancy is hard. It still stings.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Kitty says:

    I can totally relate. I would love to have that experience myself but am at least thankful it can happen with help! I’m sorry for the disappointing “not pregnant” you saw. That is a dissapointment and it stinks. Hugs! It does sting and it’s not fair! God does have a plan and one to prosper you!

  2. I hear you on this, I really do. I long for that OOPS! moment that so many others take for granted, that we will never get.

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