Some of you may have guessed, and others had no clue!
February 2020 Baby J is due!
This by far has been one of the best blog posts I have ever sat down to write! I actually began typing it when we came home from our 1st doctors appointment (8 week ultrasound) because I wanted document the moment (I’ll get to that in a bit)! We are just so, so, so excited that words can’t even describe the joy we have in our hearts! This has been one of the hardest secrets I’ve ever had to keep because I’ve been dying to tell you all! Clint has too! He asks everyday, “Can we tell people yet?” On the other side of it though, it’s been nice sharing these first couple of weeks with just us and our family! It’s been a special time that we’ve got to soak in the feeling of, “Hey, we’re going to be parents!” before we let the rest of the world in!
I know some people may have been expecting this and others are probably shocked! Clint and I have been talking about starting our family for the past couple of months! We truly had a mindset that God was going to bless us with a baby when the timing is right and we still feel the exact same way! From the moment I found out I’ve just trusted in the Lord and prayed every day! Getting pregnant is such a miracle in itself, so I feel beyond lucky that God has chosen us for this new role, parenthood. While the past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, I can’t wait to soak up the next couple of months with this baby in womb. Of course there are things I’m worried about but I know my faith will get me through it all!
The toughest part of this journey so far was waiting for our 8 week ultrasound. From the time I found out I was pregnant, to then, all we could do was pray. We went in on a Monday morning, fresh off the weekend. Clint came with me (in his camo crocs lol – I can still picture him in my mind) and he was such a worried Dad. For some reason I felt at peace. Of course I was scared but for some reason I was the one that kept reassuring C, “everything is going to be ok!” When they took us back and put the little peanut on screen, they searched for the heartbeat. As soon as we saw it and heard it, Clint put his hands on his knees and said, “Praise God. Oh Lord Thank you.. Praise. Thank you God” repeatedly. The ultrasound tech was brought to tears, which brought me to tears. It was such a special, awe-struck moment for us. A weight had been lifted off our shoulders knowing the heart was beating strong but also seeing this miracle on screen for the first time. That single moment is one I would like to relive forever. Seeing my husband there in the ultrasound room, I fell in love all over again. It was like wow, this is our child… 50% of him, 50% of me.. and what a wonderful daddy he is going to be!
After that appointment we slowly started telling some of our friends and family! Tomorrow I’m going to be sharing a video on how I told C, my immediate family, his mom, and some of my friends! It’s super cute so make sure to check it out! Also, I’ve got a ‘Pregnancy Update’ blog post coming, so send me any questions you may have! Oh, and what pregnancy books I’ve been reading!! I can’t help myself, I’m in baby mode!!
As always, thank you for sharing our journey with us! I’m so happy I have this platform to connect with you all! Prayers are much appreciated at this time!
“For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” 1 Samuel 1:27