One Slipped Through the Goalie - 08/28/14

    I had lunch today with a good friend.  We've been friends since our kids were in preschool together. She has three kids with baby #4 on the way.  A wonderful, joyful, surprise baby quatro.  I say surprise because her husband had a vasectomy years ago.  Shall we say, one slipped through the goalie.

   We talked a lot about this today.... how she's had to reconfigure rooms at her house for the sweet girl on the way, how she's had to wrap her head around what is obviously divine intervention, and how she's preparing to be sleep deprived when she thought those days were long gone.

   Now that they've had a little time to process this amazing development, they're joyful, excited and so are their other kids.  Though they did have to find their new puppy another new home.  Puppies and newborns?  Not a good mix. Whew....

    Just so you know, I asked her if it was okay if I blogged about this and she said, 'Yes,
I've been telling everybody vasectomies may not always work.  I'm doing my part to make people aware.'   Just so you know, they had a sperm test and yes, his are actively swimming. Once baby is born, they're exploring multiple birth control options... once bitten, twice shy. 

     Here's what I learned from her.   Vasectomy failure is rare, but yes... it can happen in about 1 in 2,000 cases.  It has a 0.1% failure rate... kind of like winning the lottery.  And yes, things can reconnect naturally and sperm can even burrow through scar tissue to make their own path to freedom as if to say, "Yippeeee... let me out of here." 

   We surmised today, this little firecracker is going to be one determined little girl, a trailblazer, a path finder (ha ha,) a problem solver for sure and probably America's first female president. 

   When my friend made the news public, she attached this picture drawn by one of her other 3 kids and wrote on Facebook, "First comes love, then comes marriage, then three kids... then a surprise baby carriage! For I know the plans I have for you declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    Can't wait to see her sweet little face in November.  

  

 

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