HELLO there. I thought i’d kick off my time here at Babble with an intro. A getting to know you before you judge me and leave nasty comments.. I’m kidding, I know you are TOO nice to do that. So here it is, the who, what, when…
Hi. My name is Molly.
I’m 32 and knocked up for the 2nd year in a row with my 4th child. I specialize in stupid photos and silly faces (or a hand, depending on mood) when a camera is placed in front of me.
To me, it’s all about family . These are my other WHO’s. It all starts with baby #1.
My husband and I have been married since I was 19, he was 21. Fortunately he had a good job, we quickly bought a house and were ready to start this baby thing.
After trying 4 years to have a baby the old fashion way, we decided to see an infertility specialist. After 2 rounds of Clomid, we conceived our 1st child.
Z is now 7 and is our princess. AKA the only girl in the house, minus a girl dog.
I Got Pregnant While On Birth Control
We were over the moon with this cute little thing. She was spoiled rotten. I was on birth control. Aunt flow didn’t show up. Confused, I peed on a pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant – again. We still laugh because there is no messing up (we thought) using the ring fort birth control – but God had plans for us and our boy E who is now 5.
4 Years of Trying for Baby #3
After having E, who was the absolute dream baby (he slept thru the night at 3 weeks people!) – we decided to have a third. Well we should know better then to try to decide anything. After 4 years of trying, we conceived our 3rd, baby I. He’s now 11 months.
I'm Knocked Up Again
So #4 – we wanted a large family, 4 kids sounded perfect. I mean, my husband was raised Mormon. I was raised Catholic. While we are both non-denom Christians, we should honor that religious heritage with a big, huge family – RIGHT? So here’s the plan. We would wait for the baby to get out of diapers, make sure all our ducks were in a row – then we’d have a fourth child. HA! Again, there goes with us TRYING.
BAM. In early January, I was in the doctor’s office laying on the ultrasound table. Just days earlier a pregnancy test showed 2 lines, which typically means PREGNANT. But I had just had a kid that we had tried 4 years to have that kid. There was NO way I could of magically gotten pregnant, not this time!
The tech does his thing with the ultrasound device – and on the screen we see a baby. Not a bean or what appears to be a clump of cells like we usually see in the first ultrasound – this kid looked REAL. We are talking hands, moving legs and all! I was 10 weeks pregnant. CRAP, I’M PREGNANT. AGAIN. (and by CRAP I mean, yay!) And wait, how am I 10 weeks pregnant and just finding this out. *sigh*
The Baby Daddy
Besides being a mom to my lovies, I’m the wife to Sean – who is my rock and baby daddy. When anyone asks me how I do it, I tell them it’s all because of him.
Well IT IS (part) his fault that I am knocked up (for 4th time, did I mention that?) – but I mean seriously he is the glue that binds the family together. We’ve been married for 13 years this year. He is the yin to my yang – the left brain to my right brain. You get the point.
When not being mom or a wife, I work full-time as Director of Digital Media facilitating the web, social media and e-marketing of a live events company. And when I’m not doing that, I blog at digitalmomblog.com and being the digital mom that I am – I tweet regularly @digitalmolly. Smell a theme here? If you guessed DIGITAL, you win!
I’m stoked to be sharing this adventure with you, as well as all kinds of fun “being pregnant” deets.
This baby is 18 weeks – we’re delivering late July. 4th kid, yes I’m inducing – don’t make me explain on my first post!
Okay. I’m done.