Saturday, September 5, 2009

Unexpected Expecting News

So before I share the scariness of my ER trip, I must share the joyful news to all of blogland...

We are going to have a baby!

I have told some people around here, but we hadn't made any formal announcement on the blog because we wanted to wait until most of the risk of miscarriage had past. I'm due on March 22nd and we are thrilled. We had tried and tried (including some infertility treatments) for several years and I had finally gotten to the point that I was comfortable with the two children that we have. Ryan and I both felt like we were just done having kids. I was finished hoping and expecting and planning every month. I was done counting days and marking the calendar and taking tests a few days before they would even show anything. We were both shocked and so happy to find out on July 24th that I am pregnant! I took a test because I thought I might be a couple of weeks late and I was feeling a little nauseated... but fully expected it to be negative, but at least it would give me some peace of mind. It was a surprise to see the two lines show up (I'll spare you the photo) but it was a definite positive test. An ultrasound a couple of weeks later confirmed that there is just one baby (good thing... I had a dream that I was having triplets--girls--and I could only come up with names for two of them, so I kept trying to send one back) and that everything looked normal!

It's been hard not to shout it from the mountain tops because we are so excited and Olivia and Coleman are bursting with happiness. Coleman kisses 'the baby' every night and keeps telling me he can already see it (I think that's just my normal jelly belly, but that's okay!). Olivia hopes for a girl, Coleman hopes for a boy, and I am just grateful that another little spirit will join our family. We hope and pray that everything will go well with the rest of the pregnancy.

Stay tuned...

8 comments:

Beckie said...

Congratulations Lisa!!! That is SO awesome!! What a lucky spirit to join your family!!

Linn said...

OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS, OH MY GOODNESS!! I am so excited I could burst! And that is what I get for not reading blogs for a few days--ahhh, I'm so happy for you guys! In case you can't tell.

Rockelle said...

Congrats!

Cheri said...

Wow - how exciting! That is such great news, and I hope so much everything goes smoothly from here on out. Congratulations!

bwalk said...

Holy cow! This is GREAT news! I am so happy for you guys! Congrats!

Nicole said...

CONGRATS!!! This is what I get for not checking the internet all weekend! :)

Daniel, Lyndsie and Makai said...

What exciting news! I couldn't believe it when Linds told me! I'm so happy for you and hope and pray that all goes well with you and your precious little bundle on the way!

Bryan and Amanda Russ said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Scary ER trip, take it easy and we'll keep praying for you all!!!!