Tuesday, November 02, 2004

LAM Worked, But Only For Six Months

Okay, I'm a good Catholic, and being the mother of three so far (the youngest only 8 months old) while not yet owning a home, I felt pretty comfortable using NFP to put a little space between this last child and the next. Of course, I still wasn't at the NFP phase since I've been nursing exclusively day and night and have not yet resumed my periods. Thus I've been using the Lactation Amenorrhea Method or LAM. Just to be on the safe side, however, I was keeping track of my cervical fluid and cervix position. No signs of a change in fertility.

So this past week or so I started to feel funny. Nausea that comes and goes, difficulty sleeping, difficulty waking up. Yesterday I got dizzy sitting down. Dominic noticed that I've been breaking out and suddenly I've put on 5 lbs but I don't look like it. My friend Jennifer asked if I could be pregnant. The thought had crossed my mind, but I'm nursing, no periods, and really, when do I have time?

I looked at Dominic and said, "Honey, am I pregnant?" without even hesitating he looked at me and said, "Yes". Considering he tends to be more in tune with my body than I do, I decided to buy a pregnancy test.

Now, here I am only 8 months after having given birth going on another stick and wondering. . . . It's a 3 minute test, but since after only 30 seconds I got two bright pink lines I think it's fairly safe to say:

I'm Pregnant

Now the question is, am I happy? Well, I've been laughing about it all day. I can't even imagine what my parents will say, but I don't plan on telling them immediately. And I'm sure I'll get more than a few raised eyebrows. But I'm telling you, the Lord must want this baby, because I sure didn't work to conceive.

I'll have to go to the doctor to find out how far along I am since I haven't had a period. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated. Pray for us!

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