Wednesday, March 31, 2010

OUR REALLY BIG NEWS!!!

I meant to write this post two days ago, but I've just been too tired to get it done.

Why am I so tired you ask?


Maybe it's from the anxiousness of easing into my new job. Or maybe it's because I haven't slept well the last few nights due to a stuffy nose. Or it could be because I'm still trying to recover from all the excitement from last week when I had the Wedding Show to coordinate.

Or maybe, just maybe, it's because...

I'M PREGNANT!!!!

Yep, you read correctly! We are expecting baby #2 at the end of November this year! Y'all know that we have been trying for some time... what you do not know is that we were actually shocked to find out that we are pregnant.

Let me explain...

We were discouraged by the fact that so many months had gone by without a positive pregnancy test, so Ryan and I both went to the doctor at the beginning of February to see if he could provide us with any explanations. We didn't even have to wait a full week before test results came back telling us that we only had a 3% chance of conceiving naturally.

We were both devastated by the news, but didn't let it stop us from continuing to try. We just assumed that we weren't going to get pregnant even though we were still trying!

Now you would think that seeing as how I have been pregnant before and knowing that we were trying to get pregnant, that I would have clued in to the symptoms that I was having. But no... I was convinced that I had a urinary tract infection! It wasn't until the doctor said that he was going to do a UTI test AND a pregnancy test that I even realized that I was 2 days late in my cycle.

Both the UTI test and the pregnancy test came back NEGATIVE. My Dr. suspected that it was still too soon for his office test to give an accurate result, so he sent me to have blood work done to give us a definite answer regarding the pregnancy. At this point, we didn't know what to think. We were hopeful that I truly was pregnant, but we didn't want to get our hopes up to just be disappointed either. Also, all of this was happening the afternoon after I had my final interview with Trinity Western for my new job.

The following morning, I was up at 4:30 doing a home pregnancy test. Ryan and Anna both waited anxiously with me as we saw the TWO LINES TURN PINK! Still, I wouldn't let myself believe it until I received a phone call from my doctor around 10:00 that morning confirming that the blood test showed that yes, I was indeed pregnant!

I phoned Ryan, and then Anna. Then I had to make the phone call to Trinity Western. I could not in good faith let them prepare a contract for a job offer without letting them know that I was pregnant. A few hours later I received a phone call back from them assuring me that nothing had changed, and that I would be receiving a contract shortly!

I am now at the end of my 6th week of pregnancy, which is still very early. So far I haven't had any crazy symptoms other than the frequent trips to the potty, feeling even more tired than usual, and the need to snack throughout the day. Thankfully, I haven't started gaining any weight yet, but my body is already starting to change shape.

Reagan is already proving that she is going to be a fantastic big sister. She's already talking to the baby and giving my belly lots of super sweet hugs. According to her, if this baby is a girl we will name her Cinderella, and if it's a boy, we will name him Prince Charming!

It's going to be a long wait for all of us until November 21st gets here!

25 comments:

J.J. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! That is soooo exciting! I am smiling for you!!!!!

Carrie said...

AWESOME!!! I'm so happy for you! What a wonderful surprise! HUGS!

Ann @ Momma's Soapbox said...

Congratulations!!! That is great news! So happy for you.

Ace said...

YAY! Congrats!

RunMommyRun said...

A big congrats to you!!! I know the disappointment of ttc w/o success so this is such a big deal! WOO HOO!

Mama4Real said...

CONGRATS!!!!! YAYAYAYAY MAMA!

Jenn said...

Wahoooooo!!! Congratulations!

Loukia said...

I am soooo happy for you!!! What fabulous news!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

yay yay yay!!! I am soooooo excited for you!!! I was kinda hoping that was the special news ;)!!

xoxo

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh Congratulations, Tiff!!!! Yay! I'm so excited for you.

Can't wait til 9 months is over and we get to see new baby pictures all the time on your blog. How awesome.

Bethany said...

congratulations!!! how fun for Reagan to get to be a big sister :) and how awesome that you weren't expecting it and were so surprised! enjoy every moment of your pregnany!

Tiffany said...

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!! Here's a healthy 9 months!

Anna said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!

MomBrose said...

Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! :) Speaking from experience, Reagans are fantastic big sisters!

{Kimber} said...

congrats!! so happy for ya'll!

Tiff said...

Yippee, congratulations!!!

Erin said...

Congratulations!!!! So excited for you!

Bombtastic Belle said...

Congrats to y'all - that is so exciting! :)

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, what a fabulous post. I am so happy for you all. Isn't it amazing how once they tell you that you can't have more kids somehow our mind switches gears and then it happens. I can't wait to follow the pregnancy.
Congrats again I am so happy for you!

Brandi said...

CONGRATS!!! What exciting news! So happy for you! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you!
I have to admit, I have been waiting for this news since your last post! ;)

Tina said...

How far behind am I on my blog reading? Wow, congratulations!! 3%, huh? GREAT news!!!

ModernMom said...

Oh the BIGGEST heartfelt congratulations!! Such great news:)

King J's Queen said...

Congratulations! So exciting!

Jenn@the loves of jenn said...

I was so happy to read this! Congratulations!!!!