I finally figured it out! First you collect a small menagerie of animals that require care and training. Then you begin giving away your maternity clothes and baby things. Finally, you must embark on an academically ambitious year of homeschooling.
Then you will notice that you have not paid attention to the dates on the calender. You will rush to the pharmacy, leaving your household in a minor state of chaos. You will ignore the children pounding on the bathroom door while you take a pregnancy test. Two pink lines! Then you will dissolve into an emotional puddle of joy and fear.
This was actually a few days ago. Over the weekend I had blood draws and the numbers came back good. Sometimes it's uncomfortable telling so early. As my friend Jenn said once, it's so sad to have to 'untell'. But I know there is an army of prayer warriors out there, who will pray for the health of this baby and for peace and comfort no matter what happens. Thanks be to God! We can't believe we get to do this again! God is so kind to us.