Let’s Make It Nine

There’s a certain point where, if you buy a pregnancy test, people feel compelled to comment on your purchase, to note the large numbers of children already milling about, to ask if you want to be pregnant, to wonder how many you intend to have, and to observe that cable television might be the solution to your “problem”.  I reached that point quite a while ago, so even though I’ve suspected for about a week and a half, and been pretty sure for several days, I had to figure out how to get my hands on a pregnancy test without attracting undo attention.  I figured it would be best to go to a store in another county, but not on post.

I finally got one yesterday, my forty-third birthday, and my little blue line appeared immediately, dark and bold.

pregnancy test with daisies

The children are extremely excited.  I told them all in dribs and drabs, and each time, there was squealing, jumping, laughter, and prayers for baby’s well-being.

And me?  I am nauseated, which is how I know everything is going along just fine, and otherwise contemplating my “advanced maternal age” and the trials and blessings of raising children long past the age that other women have thrown in the towel.  I think we’ve got to be insane, but then I look at Evie, and I know we are the sanest people on the planet.


Nothing is more important than this.  Not even sleep.  😉

Baby is due around April 9, and we’d both appreciate prayers for a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery!  And maybe a very mild case of morning sickness.  Thanks!


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38 thoughts on “Let’s Make It Nine

  1. Anne

    Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! I read your title on my sidebar and got excited, thinking, “I wonder if that means what I think it means!!” And it does. So happy for you all!

  2. Barbara

    That is the most awesome news I have heard in a while. Barring the news of my own grandchild, which I have not yet heard, I can’t imagine being happier about hearing anyone else’s announcement. Tears of joy — can’t see to type. Prayers for you, mama!
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  3. Beckie R.

    Wahoooooooooooo! Congratulations my dear sister! I cannot believe it! Evie will be thrilled to have a playmate her own age (just about)!

    Congratulations to the whole family!

  4. Kellie

    Congratulations! What blessed news. Even though four of ours have come before I felt ready for more, it is always exciting to see that second line appear :^) I will add you to my pregnancy prayer list.

  5. Lillian

    Congratulations!!! I know exactly how you feel! You will be in my constant thoughts and prayers, even if I’m lousy at keeping in touch. I’ll be 42 when our little one is born. Advanced in wisdom is what we are!! ?

  6. Beth

    Congratulations! What wonderful news! God bless you and your beautiful family. You will be in my prayers and I am hoping for April 10th, since that is my wedding anniversary.

    1. Jennie Cooper Post author

      Thanks, Beth! I’ve already been hearing some, “This would be a good day,” and I just say any day will be a good day. The closer to our due date, the better. :-) (I tend to go very late!)

  7. Elizabeth

    Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

    (pregnancy tests are what amazon was made for. A little extra shipping but no sidelong glances at the three toddlers!!

  8. Emily G

    Yeah, gosh, I forgot to say that…Amazon and eBay have cheap pregnancy tests. Don’t buy them in the store! Goodness! I just bought 20 of them off eBay for less than $1.50 and free shipping. They’re the kind that you dip, which is fine by me, and the writing is all in Chinese but if you know how to use them (and believe me, I do…) it’s no biggie.


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