Ahhhh, I am SO EXCITED to finally announce….we are expecting our first sweet little blessing!!!!
Haha….this one was just funny. He was pulling my hair with his arm!
I have known since August 27th (I was only 4 weeks at the time) and it has been killing me not to tell everyone!
It’s the craziest thing how I found out. I just love this story!!
Jonathan & I are HARD CORE about praying for God's timing when it comes to everything we do and all the decisions we make, and we don’t ever want to do anything in our own timing. After lots of prayer and seeking the Lord on when to start a family, we both felt like July would be a good time to start trying. He and I both felt very strongly that we would get pregnant right away when we started trying, but of course you never know. Lots of my friends kept telling me it took them forever and that made me a little nervous….but I should have trusted my gut. I took a digital pregnancy test right before we left for Punta Cana and it was negative, which didn’t surprise us because duh, we didn’t think I was ovulating at this point.
Fast forward to Sunday, August 26th. That morning I requested prayer from my sweet Ladies’ Sunday school class because Jon & I were ready to have a baby, and had waited on what we felt was God’s timing, but my body wasn’t cooperating. I was crying the whole time I was talking about it to them, and of course they were so encouraging and supportive.
I took a day off work to go to the doctor and to get my teeth cleaned. I was scheduled to see my OB because I hadn’t had a period since March (aside from one little mini one in May), and we were ready to have a baby. Remember I lost a lot of body fat this summer? I was training SUPER intense, and while I loved the results, it ended up messing up my cycles, so I went to see what was going on. (My body fat was down to around 7-8% in June…) My doctor’s appointment was the Monday after the SS class when I requested prayer. When I arrived about 9:30, I signed in and had to go to the restroom first thing (I was seriously about to go in my pants!), and the nurse told me as I ran by to make sure to leave a urine sample.
When they called me back, I talked to my mid-wife (whom I absolutely ADORE!) and told her what was going on. She wanted to do some blood work and an ultrasound to see if my uterine wall was built back up. I don’t do needles well….blah! And the ultrasound was NOT the most comfortable thing either, but it was neat to see my uterus up on the screen (yes, I’m totally aware of how strange that sounds) and I kept thinking “Wouldn’t it be neat to see a baby on there?” Ahhh, the irony.
I met Tiffany back in the room and she said everything looked good and mentioned a fertility treatment option for me to consider. I didn’t have a peace about that but was listening anyway. About that time one of the nurses knocked on the door and Tiffany poked her head out to see what she wanted. She had the STRANGEST look on her face when she poked her head back in the room and said, “Well, I guess that fertility medicine won’t be necessary….You’re already pregnant!” I am pretty sure my response was, “Shut up! Are you serious right now?” She and I both got a little teary- eyed because it was so unexpected and such a sweet blessing! She estimated my due date was May 6th, putting me right at about 4 weeks. SUPER early to find out, right?? I am SO thankful that nurse ran a test on my urine sample…and it was so neat to go back and tell my Sunday school class the next week that I was already pregnant when asking for prayer!
I was so ecstatic and there were a million different thoughts and emotions going through my mind at this point. I wanted to call Jonathan IMMEDIATELY, but made myself wait so I could tell him in a special way. Before going to the dentist, I went to the Christian bookstore and Wal-Mart (the smell of Subway and the rotisserie chicken seriously made me almost throw up!) to get him a little “Daddy” goody bag.
Jonathan got home around 4:30 and I told him I had a gift for him….something he’s been wanting! I think he thought it was an i-pad case or a riding lawn mower….haha!! Not even close! I videoed him opening it….And it’s hilarious! He was in COMPLETE shock!!I
You’ll see in the video Jon thought the 2 outfits meant twins…ha! I was just trying to say he’s either going to have a new little man or a sweet little princess. (I’m thinking boy….)
(Please ignore my roots. I know…they’re serious business)
Still in shock but SO thrilled!!!
I asked my parents to stop by that afternoon so I could tell them too. Loved their response and so glad I captured these moments on video!
I asked Jon to let me do something cool to surprise his parents, but he can’t stand to keep a secret and went ahead and called them right away. His dad was super excited and Jon teared up when he was talking to him. It was so sweet! His mom said she had a feeling and was expecting it…
We decided to celebrate with a HUGE pizza!
I think I took about 18 more pregnancy tests over the next couple days (all positive, obviously) because I just couldn’t believe it and wanted to be CERTAIN! Finally Jonathan told me to “STOP, and back away from the tests” because I was spending all our money! Ha! (They’re not cheap!)
I had so much fun telling friends and family throughout the day. Everyone was SO excited- especially our siblings!
We are so excited for this journey and are so thankful for the sweet blessing of a new addition to our family!!