Friday, August 13, 2010

Oh Happy Day

On Monday, August 2nd I woke up feeling like I needed to take a pregnancy test. The only problem with this was that I had just taken one the previous Monday and it came back negative. I didn't want to waste another expensive test or get my hopes dashed so I said a quick prayer that I could be patient and wait it out just a little bit longer.

The day wore on and I kept feeling like something should be happening (sorry guys!). I was having cramps but nothing that usually accompanies cramps. At three o'clock I decided I would just take the test. So much for my patience, right? All I can say is that I just felt like I needed to take it. I didn't really think I was pregnant, but I needed to know either way because it was driving me crazy.

I took the test and waited. It didn't take long for a very faint plus sign to appear. I had to refer to the box, because I wasn't sure if I was reading it correctly. The box confirmed my thoughts....pregnant! I couldn't believe it. I was shocked and excited and so jittery.

I grabbed Lauren up and we headed to Walgreens so that I could grab another pregnancy test. I wanted to get the one that said either pregnant or not-pregnant so I could be 100% sure before telling Shawn.

We got home and I took the second test. There was no question on this definitely said pregnant.

I was shocked and excited and nervous all over again. Since it was nearing four o'clock, I knew I only had about two hours to prepare for telling Shawn. There was no possible way that I could wait!

Earlier that morning I had ordered Lauren a big sister shirt from Etsy because I knew that we were trying and I wanted to be prepared if we got pregnant. Well, I was a little late! It cracked me up that THE morning I had ordered the shirt I was pregnant and didn't know it. So, unfortunately, I didn't have a shirt for Lauren to wear for Shawn.

When he got home, I had Lauren hand him a poem that basically said our family was going from three to four and I stood back and videotaped him reading it and the expression on his face when he finally figured out what the poem was about. Needless to say, he was ecstatic! That man is such a great daddy!!!

That evening we went out to dinner to celebrate as a family. It was such a sweet little memory and kept the tradition as we did that when we found out we were pregnant with Lauren.

We kept our little secret from our families until that Friday night. It actually worked out that both of our parents were going to be at my grandparents house so it was perfect! By that time, we had picked up a big sister tee shirt from Carters. =)

When we got to my grandparents house, Shawn's parents were there. They saw Lauren's shirt but didn't say much. I think they were in shock or not sure. When my parents got there it didn't take my mom long at all to realize what the shirt meant and get really excited. It meant so much to know they were excited and happy for us.

We are so thrilled to become parents again. Of course, we want Lauren to feel involved and important so I will be filling you in on all of our ideas for that. I am thankful for the nine months ahead of us to spend quality time with Lauren and as a family of three.


  1. I am so exited for you to join the mommy of two club! Your little one is already so lucky to be born into such a wonderful and loving little family. Babies are such a blessing!

    A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.
    -- Author Unknown

    Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.
    -- Mandy Harrison

    So happy for you!

  2. Great post! Congratulations on your new blessing =)