by christine victoria alexander

Friday, July 24, 2020


Sunday morning, May 31st, I woke up and took a pregnancy test.
I was 99% sure I was pregnant. I didn't sleep a wink the whole night waiting to take that test first thing in the morning.

You see, while some women struggle with heart wrenching infertility or miscarriage, other women simply look at a baby and get pregnant, whether or not they were planning on it! I fall into the latter category. Isaac and I were actually using a natural contraception method and I thought it was working really well until I started to notice it was painful to nurse Madeline - a feeling I know only too well as a sign of early pregnancy. 
When I saw that positive pregnancy test on Sunday morning I could have been disappointed, but I am religious and believe that God's timing, while sometimes different than mine, is always perfect. His story for my life is more beautiful than anything I could ever write. So when I saw that test I decided to be excited and grateful! I felt butterflies!

I wanted to tell Isaac right away but his birthday and Father's Day were just a couple of weeks away and I thought it would be so much more fun to surprise him with the news! (Especially since I knew there was no way he was expecting it!) Fast forward two of the longest weeks of my life - on our trip to Savannah I gave Isaac his birthday gifts and one of them was a box filled with baby clothes and a note saying "Hi Daddy, I can't wait to meet you this winter! Love, Baby #4" 

Isaac was ecstatic! I knew he would be. 

I have made some very dear friendships with women who I know have struggled or are currently struggling with infertility or loss. It breaks my heart. I would hate to come across as thoughtless or flippant in sharing this story. I cannot imagine what it is like to be in your shoes, friends. Carrying a baby is an enormous blessing and I am so grateful for the opportunity to do it again. 

Olive and Rosie are so excited. We let them call up some of our relatives and tell the news themselves. I wish I had recorded them - it was so cute! We had our first ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and brought home personalized ultrasound photos for each of the girls which they hung over their beds. 🧡

Looking forward to sharing more of this pregnancy with you! I want to do an FAQ post on pregnancy / home birth - if you have any questions send them to me and I'll include them! xx


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