Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In which I become a cautionary tale...

At my last OB appointment after I had the twins, my doctor said to me, "and remember, little accidents make little people."

And I had a smug little belly laugh over that because really, if anyone is going to get pregnant without stone cold science? Well, it isn't me, silly doctor!

I prefer the word "surprise" over "accident."  There is about to be a New Knepper, around June 5. 

Please see the following FAQ:

Whaaaa????: I know, right?!

Did you do fertility treatments?  Are you fucking crazy?  I barely have time to bathe and pluck my chin whisker. 

Did you do this on purpose?  Yes.  I figured, "eh.  Nothing else going on..." and also, all that infertility stuff?  I WAS FAKING IT. 

(No, I wasn't.  There are crazy people out there who fake stuff like that and I swearz I am legit with the infertility and woe, etc.)

Are you excited?  Of course we are!  Why wouldn't we be excited?

Will you murder anyone who suggests that relaxing made this baby?  Murder or at least beat severely.  Depends on my mood.


Back in September, I was up sick two nights in a row. My texts with Mark are as follows:


Gross, right?  I promise that I do not shove buns in my vagina.  The only place I shove buns is in my face, with copious amounts of butter. 
Then I went about spreading warmth and cheer in my office (I'm very warm and cheery) for the next half hour until I was all Wait A Tick...

*counts on fingers*

Um......

**counts on fingers again, masters degree in accounting be damned**

Oh....latesky...

So a quick trip to target and a pee break during work revealed...a line?  I wasn't sure.  I made my two coworkers come in my office and handle my urine-soaked stick to see if they saw it too.  Everyone was all, yes?  It's light but yes?  OMG HILARITY.

So the next day I tested and BAM!  LINE!  Which you can't see in this picture but it's there.  Awkward conversation continues...


As it turns out, they are very reliable.  Meet the Newest Knepper - 12 weeks, 1 day of nonstop nausea.  So far looking as perfect as can be.  Hopefully Ainsley comes home before this baby...

You know what the only bad part about all of this is?  The very worst?  Now everyone knows I'm not a virgin.  So.embarrassing.

189 comments:

B's Mom said...

I am speechless. I totally did not expect this. Actually, I never expected this.

I think you should write a book about your life. They would probably make you put it in the fiction section because no one would ever believe this shit. It's unreal.

Congrats, by the way. Your first unplanned pregnancy!

Meghan said...

This post made me smile all over the place.

LauraJane said...

I totally would have believed you were a virgin right up until you showed that u/s photo. ha. :)

Congratulations on the newest one. I'm about a month ahead of you, jealous? :)

*~*Lis*~* said...

You are fucking kidding right?? I missed the holiday and it's really April fools right? Right? No? OMFG then!! That's some pretty awesome news right there! Congratulations!!!

Brooke said...

OMG. OMG!!!! Congratulations!

Mandy Hornbuckle said...

That. Is. AWESOME.

The Happy Hewitts said...

Holy F-ing Crap!! That's awesome!! Happy Thanksgiving indeed!

Thanks for letting us know. Congrats and be well.

Mandy

Etosia (e-tasha) said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome!

noswimmers said...

Ok, just waiting here patiently for the punchline...

...wait...wha???

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME??

HOly SHIT girl CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

noswimmers said...

By the way, you TOTALLY had sex in the NICU storage closet, right?? I can't imagine when else the two of you would have had time to get it on.

Just sayin'.

SherilinR said...

holy canoli, lady! that's what you get for having the sex. who knew babies could be created that way?

Allison said...

I am totally sitting here with my mouth agape. Seriously. I was waiting for a "Thanksgiving FOOLS!!!!!!!" or something.

Holy shit.

Congratulations! That is truly fantastic news!! Happy and healthy 28ish remaining weeks to you!

Liz said...

Congrats!

and I love the last line... you're hilarious!

WellaWitch said...

I believe in miracles. Congratulations on your miracle. I don't know why this life is full of such bitter sorrow and such great joy, but I am so grateful for the joy.

teki said...

So, yeah... Had a surprise like that once too. After all the crying, I was really excited. I know timing may suck a big one, how crazy wonderful exciting for you guys!! Yay for babies! Can't wait to hear if you're having a taco party or sausage fest!!

lena said...

This made my day. Congrats to you and your family!

Shelly said...

Amazing, congratulations.

A New Beginning said...

Yeah! Now Ainsley can be a big sister too!

appreciate each day! said...

You.
Are.
Effing.
AMAZING!!!!

Congratulations!!! What incredible news!

Sara said...

OMG! Congratulations!!!

Mama Leesh said...

I actually LOL'd at the virgin part. And you thought your life was crazy as is. Third child madness is coming!

kate said...

Oh holy crap! I actually had to scroll to the bottom to look for the punchline before believing you.

Congrats on the newest Knepper. Now let's have a pep talk with Ainsley so she knows she's got to get home before this one.

Leah said...

Congratulations, what a blessing! Can't wait to see if #4 is a boy or girl!

Stefani said...

Your honesty and sense if humor made my day... Congrats to you and way to 'relax' :)

Stacie said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Mariesa said...

What an exciting surprise! Congratulations!

S said...

Wow. Congratulations!!

(Also, thanks for giving me another example to offer my husband when he says he doesn't see the need for a vasectomy after our twins are born. We are definite about wanting no more than two children and would've been done with one.)

areyoukiddingme said...

What? You didn't feel like you had enough to do? Also, when do you fit in time for sex?

Awesome news. Congratulations!

Kristy said...

OMG I am laughing so hard. Laughing but seriously that is amazing and wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Heather Rodriguez said...

You are amazing!! What's even better? This cute baby was probably conceived during half asleep sleepy just need to DTD kind of sex!! Ha! CONGRATS!

lparsons15 said...

Holy Crap! I am blown away! That is fantastic news! Congratulations!!

Sarah said...

Congrats that is amazing!!!!

I joked with my OB that my form of birth control was I was going to keep my visa in my wallet....

Maybe I should re-think that option...

I love the text messages!!

Laura said...

this is so awesome, it took be totally of guard I actually had to re read it a few times! ;) Congrats girl!

Allen and Janina said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I have been following your blog for a while and have found your blog both inspiring and funny. I, too, have struggled with infertility and recently found out I was pregnant without any treatments right before we were to start IVF. So, congrats again.

Chris and Lydia said...

SO EXCITED! Can't wait to 'meet' this little one!

Also, thank goodness I'm not the only one with a chin whisker.

Hopeful Mother said...

Fantastic. And I LOVE that you kept those text messages for us!

"Maybe if you just relax...!" ;-)

The Riesbergs said...

Holy Shit!!! Was not expecting that at all. Congratulations!!!

Sunny said...

WOW!!! Congratulations!!! We are pregnant with #4 also... after conceiving #1 with fertility treatments and #2/#3 (twins) with fertility treatments. Then SURPRISE!!! A relative actually did say, "I knew you'd get pregnant when you relaxed." Obviously I am so relaxed, with a 3-year-old and 1-year-old twins at home, right? I haven't relaxed in almost 4 years!!! Anyway, she said it over the phone, fortunately, so I couldn't go all stabby.

Anyway, I love those texts! When we found out, it was just an email from me with the subject line: "Holy Motherfucking Shit." (Pardon my french!)

Congrats again, mama!!!

Sunny said...

Oh, and I also think the worst part is that now people know I have sex. *blush*

Hillary said...

well holy shit and shove me in it!!! Congrats lady!!

Becky said...

WooHoo!!! And well what about that??!!! And Awesome. And in total shock. And so very happy for you :)

sheilah said...

Congratulations. That is great news. Sweet Ainsley will be a big sister.

Courtney said...

OMG!! So excited for you! I totes fat girl giggled at your husband asking how reliable the tests are. Like maybe you stole someone else's test.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I did not see this one coming.

Hooray! And congratulations! This is awesome!

Samantha said...

I just started following your blog this week.... And wow, big news! Congratulations!!

Jodi said...

I have no words. Congrats to your family! I'm sure there may be mixed emotions, but how exciting to receive this "unplanned" blessing! I wish you and your family nothing but the best!

Carrie said...

You're so funny. Congratulations!!!! Happy for you guys :)

BU said...

HFS! I started laughing about this. But not like in a rude way. More like a "mother nature has quite a sense of humor" way. Congrats girl! I bet a surprise pregnancy felt a tiny bit great.

Erin said...

So happy for you! Love the daily posts, btw. Definitely one of the highlights of my day- always makes me laugh, which I sure need.

Whitney said...

AHHH! Congratulations! You are such a trip.

Inara Jones said...

So awesome! Very happy for you! We need to have a pep talk with Miss Ainsley explaining that she needs to come home and take Big Sis lessons from Olivia so she can get it right when the time comes. :)

Seriously, though? Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for you.

B. Wilson said...

I'm just trying to get over the fact that you have time to have sex. Or want to considering the schedule you posted the other day.

But whatever. CONGRATULATIONS! Take that, fertility gods!

Anna Marie said...

That is awesome!!! Also, you only have ONE chin whisker? Jealous.

clearness said...

Oh my goodness. Lots of love and prayers that this little Knepper stays all up in your business for at least 11 days past her/his due date. Yeah, I'm rooting for 42 weeks! Congratulations!!!

juliane2004 said...

When I saw the title, my mind went to pregnancy but you're so funny that I was sure it WASN'T about pregnancy. Then I read it, and WOW!

Congrats :)

Shawn and Aimee said...

Wow!! Congrats!! You have definitively proven that "relaxing" (something it doesn't seem like you do much of) has NOTHING to do with making a baby!

Becky said...

I am just a few weeks ahead of you, so exciting!

Lise said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful.

Julia L. said...

I am speechless, too. Also very, very happy for you! Congratulations...how wonderful!!

Francie said...

Yay!! Awesome news!!

Just the Tip said...

oh my gosh!!

I relied on our ob's 2% chance and we got a little lazy with the condoms (I suppose) because we refer to Morgan as our "special surprise," That god H got the snip snip!

I'm so over the moon excited for you!!!!!!!!

Elsha said...

Holy hell!! Congratulations!

Katie said...

AWESOME!!!

Amber said...

Congratulations!!

Courtney said...

Unbelievable! I just texted my reproductively challenged friend (who also follows your blog) when I read this and said, "Holy smokes, it CAN happen!" Gives me some hope with our little male factor infertility going on. I better watch it - baby #1 is only 5 months old tomorrow :)

Courtney said...

Oh - and BIG congrats to you guys! This is terrific news! So exciting!

birdsandsquirrels said...

Oh my god! Congratulations! Amazing how things happen sometimes.

I'm a month behind you with a surprise second baby after #1 took a year of fertility treatments. The text messages between my husband and I were almost identical.

Jen said...

Holy shit! And congrats!

Molly said...

Woohoooooooo! Yay! Mazel Tov!

ferfischer said...

I never comment, but congrats! I also had ID twins with TTTS, and one of mine has some pretty major special needs, and we are also due in June (shhhh). I'm THRILLED for you.

Patty said...

i don't even know you and am so extremely happy for you and your family. such amazing news. congrats!!

Mrs. 5C said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :):):) I'm so excited for you! Maybe September was a lucky month for us infertile but not actually trying anymore chicks because I'm due the day after you! Yay unplanned wonderfulness!!

Desiree said...

I've been following/lurking for some time now and I'm so happy for you! I know it's hard with all the stuff going on in your life and now the addition of the more stuff, but I sure do like that you're posting every day. I check on you a lot and it's cool when you're 'here.'

Major huge congratulations! Way to go!!

Laura said...

ohmyeffinggawd!! this is AMAZING!!!!!!! congrats congrats congrats!! i love you and your blog and your newest creation!! that's right, i sound like some creepy cyber stalker bc i love your unborn child and you don't even know me!! i am grinning ear to ear for you. and i'm with everyone else~ i was waiting for a punch line. lololol

kharris said...

Wow, you sure know how to keep your audience riveted! :) This post has me smiling all over the place too... CONGRATULATIONS to your whole family...Happy days! Ain't life grand?

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I got my mom reading your blog quite a while ago and tonight she texts me saying, "did you see that Ainsley's mom is pregnant?!?!?!" OMG, I was out to dinner and had to excuse myself to the bathroom (restroom?!) to continue my texts with her & get all the details. I cannot imagine what you were thinking through all of this but love the texts between you & the hubs, real life right there! I agree with the commenter who said you need to write a book about this, crazy!

Carolyn said...

Wow! I'm also speechless (Wow is about all I've got!).
Oh, I also have this...congratulations!!!

kmjba8 said...

Frickin' awe-some! Now, I'll admit that when I read the "How do you do it?" post, I even thought - wow. They never see each other - God love them! But now... now I read this line "Most days we just go along with the hustle of it all" in a whole new way! lol Congrats!

Sara B said...

OMG! I really can't believe it. Congratulations - hopefully this pregnancy is worry free!!

Vaso said...

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you... Isn't it interesting how life works sometimes? Enjoy your pregnancy!!!

JP said...

Holy moly! I would have lost a bet on this one! Congratulations on your surprise pregnancy!

Kelli said...

Omg! Wahooo! Love this post even more for the texts..congrats!

Jo said...

So beautifully full circle...maybe if you just relax (-; Congratulations to your beautiful, growing family. And yes, you need to write a book.

manapan said...

Whoa, congrats! It's gotta be that NICU water. It sure as hell ain't relaxing that did this. :)

Charbelle said...

ahhhh so so so excited for y'all!!!! Congratulations!!!!! What a wonderful blessing!!!!!

Kahla said...

Oh, so I see you relaxed... ha, totally kidding. Congrats and maybe it's a boy so Mark won't be so outnumbered. ;o) Or a girl, because hey, why break the trend. Also, if you have any leftover rolls, I would take one (or two). Ha!

Mrs. Higrens said...

Wowza! Congratulations for no longer being a virgin!

alison said...

EEE! So super thrilled for you guys! A million congrats! :)

Barbara Jean said...

O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't be happier. Truly.
Wishing you a healthy pregnancy, and that Miss Ainsley makes it home in plenty of time to be a big sis to this new little miracle.

Momma Kelli said...

That is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! What the heck, how the heck, holy moly and most of all, congrats. God bless your newest little addition-to-be & keep him or her safe! The older I get, the more I see, the more I know that some things are just meant to be. And I do agree though, that's what you get for gettin' it on in the closet of the NICU! ;) Wishes, happiness, joy, and non-nauseous vibes coming to you via the Internet!

lifefamilysanity said...

HOLY FUCK!

(and what you've been doing the last 10 months is rather the opposite of relaxing...)

Amy said...

Oh my freaking lord. That is amazing and insane. So happy/stressed for you. If ever there were a rebuttal to the relaxation advice, I think you have it. You should tell them that maybe you really just needed to do the exact opposite so that your body would eventually give up and grow an extra person to help you deal with all your commitments. vet happy, healthy nine months to you!

Cindy said...

Amazing! And crazy timing too. How did you have time to make a baby even without fertility treatments? ;) I'm betting on a boy this time. And your texts with your husband are hilarious! I am jealous that my hubby and I aren't that cool. Congrats!

Clair said...

Totally was not expecting that when I logged on today!!! Congrats!

I told my dad that I've only had sex three times. I tried to tell him it was twice and we just found the youngest on the doorstep but she looks exactly like her dad.

MNRN said...

Holy cow! That's fantastic!! Congratulations and happy thanksgiving!

Michele said...

Shut The Front Door! Happy (and jealous) and happy for you!! Congratulations to you and your uterus of life. :)

Aimee said...

Oh. My. God.
I will still say congrats though, because a baybee is a baybee. :)

Rebecca said...

My oh my. Thanks for the laugh and congratulations! I didn't think your life could get any crazier but there you go!

Crazy Sister said...

Perfect! May this be the drama-free babee!

Sarah said...

I legitimately giggled. Hand over my mouth and all. Congratulations you slutty mcslutterson!! (I mean that in the most loving way possible)

Dionysus the dysfunctional said...

More kray kray than the kardashians! Kongrats!
www.onetoughlittlesquirt.wordpress.com

Lyndz said...

Beautiful! I don't know you but I'm so happy for you!

MrsB @ crankymonkeys in london said...

That is awesome :D Life works in mysterious ways... I'm thinking maybe I should come off the pill and see if accidents can happen in this household as well :) (just kidding... I'm not ready for another one... BUT I bet it's a great feeling to fall pregnant without trying and without intervention)

Bekah said...

Duuuuuuuuuuuude! That's so awesome! Congratulations! Also, the whole interchange about shoving the bun in your vag and how you actually *had* buns at home for the shoving? Oh em gee. I really did laugh out loud at that one. And then my husband wanted to know what I was laughing about, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't nearly as funny when I relayed it.

CAM said...

Can't stop saying 'awwwwwww' at my computer screen (which is slightly disturbing). This wonderful, wonderful news has made my day and has made me feel all smooshy and hopeful about the universe. Congratulations!!!

kmina said...

Well, it was about time to lose your virgeeniteh :-)) But it was for a good cause. Line up behind those other li'l urban legend ladies if you please now.

Congratulations, Jen! Hoping you get such a boring, textbook perfect, drama free pregnancy and that Ainsley does come home soon.

Mina

Diane said...

Congrats Jen and Mark! That's awesome news. :)

Christina said...

Congrats!!! What a great surprise!!

JenM said...

:-) Best pregnancy announcement ever!

Emily said...

Shut the eff up!!!! That's awesome!! Congratulations!!!!

Amy said...

Oh My Effing God! Totally did NOT expect this! Congratulations!!!! I'm speechless!

JT said...

Congratulations!!!! We'll be preggo buddies together! Except for the fact that we've never met and we don't know each other and, if I showed up on your doorstep, you'd think I was stalking you which could potentially make our daily walks together a little bit awkward.

But other than that....preggo buddies!!!

Lulu said...

Love it! I am also due June 5, with my first baby after our second IVF cycle : )

Losh said...

Wow, wow and double triple wow!

Congratulations!

These past months must have been some of the least relaxing ever, so clearly you should now call your blog, Maybe if you don't relax!

So happy for you all and your little surprise and hoping you have the easiest pregnancy ever. You absolutely deserve it!

JB said...

Holy shitz! Way to give IF the middle finger, man!

And no offense, but I'm gonna pick stone cold science over your "relaxation techniques." I can barely BELIEVE the lengths you people have gone to to "relax."

Superstar said...

Holy shitskies!! Congratulations! Having had a baby au naturale (after my 4th-IVF-attempt-twins), I can relate to the total surreal-ness of it all. Enjoy it (or attempt to) and laugh about it. It really is funny, but in such a good way. The FSM has a truly wicked sense of humor.

Many squeezes to you and Mark. Happy Thanksgiving!

ellie.d said...

oh my goodness, how unexpectedly AWESOME! congrats, kneppers!!! what a way to be thankful. hope you are feeling better soon!

polyhex said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

You and Mark are adorably hilarious with each other.

J & M said...

This totally made my entire week. So happy for you guys! Amazing awesomeness.

Kelly said...

Congratulations!

Theresa said...

Wow, not what I expected, but incredibly happy for you, none the less! Congratulations!! Happy and Healthy 28 weeks (left) to you!!!

Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

was telling your neonatologists awkward? LOL

CSB said...

I've come back to read this post three times and soak in the news. I haven't been with you for your other pregnancies, but I'm thrilled for you guys and thrilled to be part of the wildly awesome ride for this little bun!

Congrats to the big sisters and their parents!

Kelly said...

So happy for you!!! Just shared your story with my family! I wish you the best!! And pray Ainsley comes home soon!!

Linds102 said...

First-Congratulations!!!!
Second-This totally happened to me. The fertility training wheels, the no F-ing way I could get knocked up on my own, the "WTF is that a line????" Sure was, and that line is now the most beautiful 8 month old little girl I never knew I always wanted.

Wishing you the very very best with your two big sisters and your newest love! Congratulations again!

Grade A said...

amazing! i just burst into tears of joy. so many miracles. congratulations!

Baby Mama said...

My oh my, I can already see the conversations your kids will have about all this one day. Big, huge, congratulations. This totally made my day, and it was a pretty awesome day.

Kate Giovinco Photography said...

Congrats that is wonderful news. I agree I hope Ainsley comes home first.

Ella said...

AMAZING! Love this post - what wonderful news. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I hope Ainsley comes home first, too.

Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

Holy shitskies!

I am soooo happy for you! What a fabulous fetus you have there! I think my favorite part, aside from the obvious life-creating thing, is how you and Mark text each other using the same awesome verbage you use on your blog. I worship you both.

So much love,
Cheryl from Star, which back in the day would have put your u/s photo on the cover with a headline like Shocking Almost-Virgin Birth!

Carol said...

Holy shit balls and congrats to you! Amazing and crazy your life story. Seriously, I am stunned and elated and oh my god could you have any more on your plate----but also, how freaking beautiful and wonderful for you. WOW. HOLY FREAKING WOW.

Amanda said...

But you ARE still a bun virgin, right?

Congratulations!

Nic said...

OMG! YOU ARE NOT A VIRGIN! Lol!
I am shocked and excited for you!
Congratulations!!

JM said...

Holy fuckballs, Jen! Congratulations!!! Apparently you and Mark truly are gluttons for punishment :) Honestly, though, that truly is wonderful news. Ainsley and Olivia will be fab big sisters!

Stacy Woodruff said...

In the ultrasound pic, it looks like the baby is already shooting you the bird. But congratulations! That's fabulous. And it's proof that, even with all that you and Mark have been through in the past year, y'all still like each other well enough to make nookie!

Dora said...

Holy crap! You found time and energy for S E X ?!?! Congrats, Mama!

Caz said...

That has to be one of the most fucking AWESOME things, i've heard.
LIKE EVER@!!!!!

Chris and Annalisa said...

Oh my crap. I echo Dora's comment -- you found time and energy for SEX?!? Wowser! You really are superwoman. I bow down to you! :)

Congratulations!!!

Greta said...

What amazing, amazing news! Congratulations!!

erin said...

WOah. I was so not expecting this. I don't think you were either, though. I think its wonderful. Maybe your Evelyn's spirit still needed to be with you. I wish you all the best in this pregnancy and I cannot wait to continue reading about your adventures!

Deanna said...

Wow! Congrats!

mandie lane said...

HOLYSHIT!

YAY!

katezales said...

I'm one of those assholes who only appears to comment on really, horribly sad posts or really, really AWESOME Posts. I have left one comment before.

I am SO glad that this is my second comment - I am so thrilled for all of you. This is like..the best ever.

Brenda said...

What I learned from this post:

1. Sex makes babies.
2. Totally NOT relaxing can get you pregnant.
3. Awesome things DO happen to awesome people!

Congratulations!

Nora said...

Mazel Tov! Hope things continue to go well for you guys.

Krystle said...

Holy biscuits congratulations! This is what I get for not checking my blog reader for a week. BIG NEWS! I'm so happy for you and your family!

Shannon said...

Well that's a fabulous Thanksgiving surprise. !!Congratulations!! :)

Patty said...

HOLY SHITSKYS! That's just amazaing. Wow. CONGRATS!!!!

Liz said...

The last thing I expected to read on your blog - but so so happy for you! Congrats!

Mandy said...

How amazing! Congrats!!!!!

sprogblogger said...

Wowza! Many many many congratulations!

Amy said...

Holy fuckballs, Batman.

Good on you!

Jennifer said...

Holy Shit! Congratulations!!! Also, you and your husband are awesome - I absolutely love your texts - hilarious!

M said...

I feel like i've already commented and I'm sure about a billion people have already said this but I can't help myself. You guys must have just relaxed :). In all seriousness, congratulations on the new baby Jen!

Andrea said...

Holy buckets!! I have been off the blogs for a month or so and figured, hey, I'll check Jen's to get started again, she won't have too many posts, maybe one or two...but then a whole November load of them!!!! Then with the big, huge, hold the phone news at the end...
CONGRATS Kneppers!!!! Great amazing news! Amazing that this is the first we've heard too. So glad you've made it to this milestone and have been feeling well and baby is doing great!! CONGRATS!!!!

jill said...

When you posted your schedule, I was thinking "Those poor people don't ever get to have sex." So happy I was wrong about that :) Congratulations!

amiracle4us said...

WOW....that is wonderful news!!! And yes, ANYONE that says, 'see all you needed to do was relax' please kill them!

Courtney said...

I want to be the 158th person to congratulate you. I'm expecting our second (first was an FET) and I've preferred to explain that this baby wasn't a surprise because we know where babies come from, but, well, we're just excited.
I'm thrilled for your family. It sounds like great news and we'll still be praying for all the new joys and trying times that will be ahead.
But mostly...Congratulations!

naturalmel said...

Jen - so happy for you guys! Congrats!

tinyhumans said...

Holy moly!! I was totally waiting for you to be all, "HA! Fooled you! I actually had to poop!" or something equally as hilarious.

& then I LOL'd at "Are those pretty reliable?"

Congratulations, Kneppers. Though I have NO FREAKING CLUE how you managed to do it - DH & I have a hard enough time with our schedules, I can't imagine when you had the time :)

(Also? As much as I hope to get pregnant, then my dad will for sure know that I have had sex. After 5+ years of marriage. Yeah. I feel like any pregnancy announcement should start with, "So, Dad. I'm not a little girl anymore, &..." HA!)

Heather said...

Congratulations!!! I also hope Ainsley will be home soon too!

Valerie said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

hatesocks said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! Congratulations!

Pinky said...

Holy cow, both of our childrens will be close in age. My first (your 2nd & 3rd) were both born in Dec. My 2nd is due in April, he's our little surprise too. Congrats to you and the hubby!

PhaseThreeOfLife said...

Holy jeez! Congrats!!

Mary said...

Incredibly, unbelievably amazing. Congrats!!!

Unknown said...

I have been following your blog for a while and when I saw this post, I was in complete disbelief!! How wonderful for you and your family! I certainly hope you have far less dramz with this pregnancy. My hope is that it is smooth sailing for you! (with minimal pukies)

Emily said...

holy crap! congrats! did you call your RE and tell him/her? I feel like they'd want to know they cured you ;) Have you told Ainsley yet that she has a deadline?

ps. your blog is my fav (I know you care what internet strangers think, hah)

LisaJ said...

Long time lurker...HOLY CANNOLI!

I mean, like, for reals??????

Congrats!!!!!

alittlebarefoot said...

is it weird that I'm crying right now? probably. for my coworkers anyway.

i really couldn't be happier for you, mark, olivia and ainsley.

Andrea said...

Best news ever. Congratulations!

anon in chicago said...

Congratulations!

Maggie said...

Wow, this is so fantastic! I have been following you for about 2 years (long time reader, first time poster). I am also due on June 5th, expecting identical twins. I am so shocked by this and I can't believe I didn't read this post until today due to Thanksgiving! Congratulations a million times over!

Jen said...

THRILLED for you!! You deserve happiness and this is just the best news ever. More motivation for Ainsley to get her little butt home!!

Maybe you should change your blog to "Maybe if you just go through pure hell..." :)

Wendy said...

HOLY CRAP!!! Congrats!

Amelia said...

WHOA! Congratulations!

sarah23 said...

Wowzers!! Congrats!!!

[I've followed your blog for years... obsessively during both of our first IVF pregnancies...]

My little guy Alex (12 months next week) was conceived au naturale after IVF as well. Like you, I was SHOCKED to be late and then to see that second line.

I wonder if we would have gotten pregnant on our own without IVF, or whether something about the previous pregnancies got our bodies read for it. Of all the IVF blogs that I used to follow, there are several of us in this situation.

In any case, I'm using the pill now because I'm not quite ready for #3 just yet! :)

kelley said...

crying... for a stranger
~ congratulations kneppers

RK said...

Praise be to God!! I cannot tell you how happy I am for you and your family. God is so good!

Bree said...

Wow! Congrats!!!

Emily said...

This is how I have C. If anyone tells me I relaxed I will murder them.

Congratulations and....... holy crap!

Ms. J said...

Agreeing with my good friend NoSwimmers . . . you totally had s-e-x in the NICU storage closet. Maybe combined with some of those pastries you steal when the other NICU parents are being as.sholes.

Yes, congrats on your unplanned pregnancy, you sl.utty girl.

Wiley said...

In a related situation right now! Except not as far along and I had an IUD, so getting pregnant at all was pretty damn shocking. Just thought to take a pregnancy test this morning and then had an ultrasound a couple hours later. It was like deja vu to the twins in seeing the two gestational sacs.

Only one had a measurable fetal pole, just like last time.

Will see what happens.

Sorry for the ramble, my thoughts are pretty consumed today.

Love the text streams!

Nerwal said...

Wow. So happy for you guys. Big congratulations

lumos said...

yay!!!
*gobsmacked though*

Katy said...

I love this post. I gave birth to twins in June and guess what? I've got a little one on the way due June 23rd. I, too, did shove any baked goods anywhere. You are third unexpected fourth child pregnancy that I know of. I think it's a conspiracy. Good luck!

Jess said...

OMG OMG OMG.

I realize this post is like wayyyy old but I am way behind in my reader and can't control my excitement. CONGRATS!

Lydia said...

This is awesome. Congrats to you!

You rule.

Pamela said...

Congrats! This is great news!