Tuesday, August 3, 2010

exciting news :)

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."

Jared and I are having our first little one :)
We are beyond excited and so very blessed. We decided a few months ago to "see what happened" and as I laid the positive test on Jared's counter he promptly said "I thought you said it would take longer." I guess he thought there was more time for just the two of us..... wrong.
Of course I called the doctor 4 minutes later expecting them to be sooooo surprised, shocked, excited... then I came to my senses and realized that they probably get a zillion calls/day with the same news. Jared kept saying that we needed to confirm it and go in to the doctor... 6 tests later, I think he was convinced.
We went in at 6 weeks for an ultrasound and then back at 9 weeks for an ultrasound... I was having cramping and he wanted to give me peace of mind that everything was fine. The first time we saw the little baby on the screen was amazing. I didn't believe it until then, and Jared definitely didn't. Since then, we went in to hear the heartbeat and it was nice and strong... it was high.... hoping that means it's a girl :) We will be happy with either, as long as it's healthy.
We are also selling our home.... we close in a few weeks if all goes well. We are going to be leasing a home while we build.. so that will be where we are living when the little angel arrives.... in February. At first this freaked me out, because it wasn't how I pictured it, but ultimately, its exciting to be building our dream home for this growing family. The house we are leasing is great... bigger than ours now, so there wont be any roughing it :) I don't think I will make a nursery in that home... we will only be there for a couple months after the baby gets here and I am sure the baby will just need a bassinet in our room until we move.
And..... in February we will be close to opening our TCBY.
All that said... February will obviously be an eventful month around here.
ALSO--- My sister is due the day before me with her second little one! We are so excited and so fortunate to have each other... going through the exact same thing at the exact same time. We cant wait to meet the babies. My mom is resting up!! Two will be a handful for her, but she wouldn't have it any other way, and neither would we ;)
I will keep you posted on everything now that the secret is out!!
Hope you are all doing fabulous!


Jennimac said...

So glad this out! I'm so excited!!!!! See you this weekend!

Amanda said...

Waaa-hooo!!! I had a little hunch about this news :) SO EXCITED for you guys! Lots going on in your world in Feburary. We moved to the condo when DF was 3 months and then into our house 2 months later. It wasn't ideal, but it wasn't that bad either. See you this weekend!

In this wonderful life... said...

So exciting!! :) you guys will be super busy! congrats!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's awesome news! Congratulations!!! You will have to keep us posted with pregnancy pics and stuff.

Mimi and Pops said...

Mimi is for sure "resting up" and CAN NOT wait to see my baby girl's baby!!! He/She will be the most precious baby in the world, along with the cousins!! February has always been a dreary, cold depressing month, but NOT this coming year!! WE are ALL so blessed and fortunate in our family. WOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!
Praise the Lord!!!!!
All our Love,
Mimi and Poppy

Melissa said...

That is so neat that you and your sister are pregnant at the same time! Congrats to both of you!!!

Tara Gibson said...

Congrats! It's crazy that you think you know your plan but in reality the big man above is the only one in control! You guys will be great parents! Good luck with all the amazing changes!

stevegreercol said...

PaPa G is soooo excited for both of you... well... for all of us! Grandchildren are such a blessing... or so I hear. I can't wait to confirm that fact in February. Love you guys!

Leigh Collins said...

Yea Yea Yea!!!! Congrats on everything - the baby, the house, and the store! What a big year!

Katie said...

Just came across your blog. Congratulations! I'm 28 weeks with our first! I hope you have a healthy pregnancy :) That's so cool that you get to go through it with your sis, too!