Third Trimester

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My Fourth Gift

After my second son, my husband and I decided that was enough. I'd always wanted a girl but had just accepted the fact that it would never happen.

A year later I found out I was pregnant again, and with another boy! We couldn't believe it but were happy none the less. I gave birth to a third, beautiful son.

We were content, and settling into our lives as a family of five but then we had yet another little surprise. I found myself getting tired working my usual twelve hour shifts as a nurse at the hospital. I was sore and a little cranky and I had missed a few periods (but didn't really notice because I'm always so BUSY). I bought a pregnancy test and took it alone. When it came out positive I finally told my husband.

He was shocked but so happy, just as I was. But we had one more surprise a few months later. It was a GIRL! I decided to have natural birth as I'd had with my sons. I am nearly nine months pregnant and we expect the delivery of my daughter any day now.


Hallo Baby


Everything was going wrong in my life....Mom passed away, brother got divorced and moved overseas and I had no family left. For the first time in my life I was alone.

Then I met this man, treated me so well and spoiled me rotten. As it was a new relationship I was not on the pill but used the morning after pill 2 times that month!

Congratulations......the Dr said you are maybe 5 weeks pregnant! I felt dizzy wanted to faint and devastated, could not believe it could this be? Well after finding out, "Mr. wonderful” was not so wonderful after all.

My baby is due in 2 weeks. People I never thought have been so good to me....I've got everything for my son, even a pram. I can't wait to hold him in my arms. All I can do now is raise him with all my love. What an amazing gift.

God gave me a reason to live again, and what better reason than my son.


My Once in a Lifetime Miracle

I can remember crying in my grandma’s attic where I was living. The whole house was infested with spiders and rats. Sometimes I could even smell rotting carcus floating from the closets and cubby-holes. Because I wasn't being abused by my stepfather anymore I was very grateful for what I had...until that one day.

That day I looked around at the sad truth of my life. I was a beautiful 20 year old and my boyfriend was at school an hour away. I had no friends anymore. I just didn't feel like it. Being beautiful was all I ever had. I've never even had happiness.

That day as I sat on my bed I prayed to the Lord as passionately as I could. As the tears streamed down my face I asked the Lord, "Please give me a change!"

Very soon after I found out I was pregnant.

I am 28 1/2 weeks pregnant and because of Cambria Mae I now live with my husband. We're very close to moving out on our own and even though we live with my in-laws there are no rotting rat carcusses in the closets and I always feel welcome here.

I see it as this. Cambria is a miracle to me because God gave me her in response to my desperate cry for change. I do not feel beautiful anymore, but for the first time I have almost everything else my life was missing before.

I see it as this: Anyone can take the unwanted truths about their lives, turn them upside down and dip them in hell. But the secretly strong are the ones who can make a positive out of anything life gives us.

I cannot wait to meet my miracle baby!


28 weeks and 3 days

I am 22 years old and 28 weeks & 3 days pregnant with my first baby. My boyfriend is 25 and we have been together for 5 years and 7 months. Our baby is due August 12, 2007.

It was December 2006 and I wasn't feeling up to par at work, stranger then when I usually start around then. I was going to the bathroom a lot and getting weird cramps but no period, my co-worker said, "Maybe your pregnant, you are going to the bathroom an awful lot." I replied with a yeah right, it's probably just because I'm stressed.

A week earlier I had bought girlie necessities because I usually start around the beginning of each month. The week after it still hadn't came so I had asked my boyfriend to take me to the store so I could pick up a test because it's strange that I hadn't started yet. So he agreed and waited outside while I went in and picked one up. I had seen an old neighbour while I was in there. It made me nervous because I just imagined what he was thinking even though I'm 22.

Anyway, the date was December 13th, 2006 (also my uncles birthday) when I went into the bathroom secretly as my boyfriend waited outside the door. Right away there were 2 pink lines. There was no waiting 2-3 mins, I've had scares before and nothing came up so I knew this was real when it came up right away like it did. So I called my boyfriend into the bathroom and showed him. We were scared and happy at the same time. We knew we had to tell our parents and that is what we were afraid of most at first.

We waited a couple of days and went to the doctors, little did I know that my mom had to take my grandmother to the doctors that day too until an hour before we went. I was just hoping that they weren't there when we went. Unfortunately they were still there, just coming out as we walked in. As if my grandmother knew, she dragged my mother out of the doctors office before my mother could ask us what was going on. God love her.

About 2 hours later, we were coming home and my mother called me cell phone and I literally threw it at my boyfriend too nervous to even talk to her, too emotional. So he was the one that told her. After they talked, she called my father and said hey grandpa, you busy. She was always a little bit of a joker just to make thinks a little better. We went to my house and talked to her at the table and then went to my boyfriend’s house to tell his parents, they were shocked when we told them. Of course being the person I am I started to cry and his mother grabbed me in a hug and we cried together for about 5 minutes.

Now it's May 22, 2007 and everyone in my family is so happy that I am having a child and is very supportive of my boyfriend and I. Especially my Grandmother. She always liked my boyfriend and can't wait for our little bundle so everyone can hold him/her. This is my parents first grandchild, my boyfriend's parents 5th but the first they can actually be around all the time due to the others being further away.

I can't wait for the day to see our little angel.


Big baby

This is my second pregnancy and I must say it has been much different than the first. The back pain that I experienced only on the last day of my last pregnancy, seems to happen periodically during this pregnancy.

I am still nervous that I am not going to know when my water breaks because I have a lot of leakage. I am due on the six of July and boy has it seemed to creep by. I seem to be very emotional, and moody. My stretch marks have gotten much worse. It seems like I cant go anywhere without people saying, “wow, you are about to pop”. It gets old, and sometimes I don’t like to be starred at. I only want to hang around people who understand that I cannot bend over. This boy is going to be big!!!

I am very nervous about the pain. At 37 weeks they say he has not dropped yet, and that makes me worry what if it happens all at once, real quick. It is worth it though to see my beautiful boy on his birthday.


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