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God has a fantastic sense of humor!

Postby wjruth » Thu Jul 05, 2018

My wife and I have been married for 15 years, and 10 years ago we decided to start a family. Years went by and Dr visits, specialist, fertility treatments, were to no avail. We decided to adopt and I now have two great kids, an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. We got both of them at birth and they are from the same birth mother.

Fast forward 7 years and my wife feels tired and sick and is complaining of sore boobs. I ask, “um, could you be pregnant?” No no, she says. Not possible, but if it makes you feel better (and to prove you wrong) I'll pee on a stick.
Two hours later, two sticks later, we need to make an appointment with the Dr because she is pregnant.

The due date is November 1st, and this does not fit into what we planned for. The budget needs to stretch further and I have no time to save as this little one is a higher risk pregnancy that is causing diabetes in my wife. We now need to pay for supplies and insulin along with specialist co-pays and Dr visits every two weeks.
With a third kid on the way and the first two still in booster seats, we need to trade in one of our cars for something bigger (mini van).
Time to sell some of the stack to help with a down payment and make sure I don't eat to far into our savings. So when you see some of my items up for sale, know I am still a stacker and I will continue to stack, but my priorities have changed.

P.S. - Holy crap, I'm going to be a dad again! :shock:

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Postby Rik Bitter » Thu Jul 05, 2018

HA! Congratulations!

I know of at least three other couples within my circle of friends who have had nearly the same scenario play out. It's almost like the ole reproductive organs know the pressures off and do a collective "Hold my beer".
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Postby DRP270 » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congratulations. I have no doubt that years from now you will be so happy to have the family you have. You will adjust as needed and it will be fine.
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Postby MaxGravy » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congratulations, and PLEASE read this:
https://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl ... gnancy.htm

Over the past four decades doctors and dietitians have successfully persuaded expectant mothers to eat “a well-balanced diet,” and as a result, pregnancy has become synonymous with sickness. Women spend nine months in misery: fat and fatigued with chronic indigestion and constipation. At least one in ten becomes very ill with a condition known as “preeclampsia” and one in twenty develops “gestational diabetes.” Too often all of this suffering ends with major surgery and an imperfect child.

The facts speak for themselves:

* Obesity in the general population, as well as in pregnant women, has doubled over the past three decades. Now two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight and 34 percent are obese. The rise in incidence of gestational diabetes has paralleled that of type-2 diabetes.
I'm clearly not very bright.

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Postby RLNcoinbuyer » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congratulations! That is a miracle baby and he or she will be here soon! Did you just find out? :shock:
Anyway, take good care of mama, she deserves to be pampered. :angel:
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Postby wjruth » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Found out at about 9 weeks - Knowing this a higher risk pregnancy, we waited to tell people beyond immediate family.
Thanks for the kind words.

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Postby AGhead » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congrats!! You are so far ahead of other parents of two...soon to be three kids, you have a 'stack' and you intend to continue to stack -as your budget allows.
Ya'll will be fine. I pray for your wife's and your unborn baby's health. Big bro and sis must be super excited!
You tha man!!
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Postby Tractor Man » Thu Jul 05, 2018

I've seen that in my close family. My mom's first cousin and his wife adopted 2 kids and then she got pregnant like the year after the second one! Congrats! You are right, you have truly been blessed by Him!
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Postby silverhoarder3 » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congrats! I have 3 as well. Time to freshen up on your “zone defense” skills. :lol:
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Postby rktect » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Good job. Congrats.
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Postby joefro » Thu Jul 05, 2018

Congrats! Maybe a change in diet, medication or environment caused it?

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Postby bigjohn » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congrats!!!
A body of mine had a vasectomy done after having 2 kids. Fast forward 15 years, one of the kids is off to college, the other two years from graduating high school.................................. when they find out the vasectomy didn’t work and they are pregnant with their 3rd :shock:
That was also a high risk pregnancy but all went well. They had big plans for what they’d do with both kids in college. Instead, they now have another decade and a half to plan for that
God has a great sense of humor indeed :lol:
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Postby grantwoodisgold » Fri Jul 06, 2018

congrats

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Postby chris6084 » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congrats. I have a good friend who had been trying for about 5 years to have a kid before they gave up. They were surprised by a pregnancy about 2 years later and then surprised by TWINS when they went to the doctor!

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Postby xelint » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congrats. One of our neighbors had a very similar situation and all turned out fine.
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Postby jmac313 » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congratulations! Great story, thanks for sharing. Prayers to your family - God is great.
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Postby cmiller17363 » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congrats!!!
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Postby MrGaribaldi » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congratulations!

You're going to wait longer for a table at any restaurant now. But it'll be worth the wait.
And life goes on ......

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Postby Jono » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congratulations man!! Everything happens for a reason all you have to do is "keep moving forward". Sometimes just not going backwards is still moving forward! Enjoy it man
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Postby Purple and Gold » Fri Jul 06, 2018

Congratulations! You and the family have been blessed and there is a reason for everything
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