Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Pleasant Surprise!

We are so excited to announce that baby #2 is on the way!

Many of you have already seen our announcement on Instagram and Facebook, but of course, I had to share it here too. :-) We found out the exciting news this past Friday night. We weren't exactly trying, but we weren't preventing either.

About 2 months ago, I stopped taking birth control because I just didn't like the way it made me feel. As you may recall, it took me a year of trying with Jackson and a round of the fertility drug, Clomid. I just didn't ovulate, or at least not regularly. So I figured it would be the same this time around.

When I went off the pill 2 months ago, I honestly didn't think I would get pregnant, but we figured if we did, that was okay too. So that's why I say, we weren't trying, but we weren't preventing either. :-)

Much to our surprise, the test I took Friday night came back positive! I was about 4 days late and we were going to a party that night at the Stanfields. I knew there would be alcohol and I didn't want to drink if I were pregnant. So I went and got a test on my lunch hour at work that day and then took the test when I got home from work. I thought for sure I was wasting my time and money because I just knew it would be negative.

When it came back positive, I could not believe it! To say I was surprised would be an understatement. I was shaking! Jake was actually outside mowing the grass in the 100 degree heat at the time and didn't really seem to be in a very good mood. I definitely didn't want to tell him while he was in a bad mood. So I thought since I knew he'd come back in and get right in the shower, that I'd put the test in the medicine cabinet for him to see when he got out and was cooled off and in a better mood. Plus, that was the same way I told him we were pregnant with Jackson. :-)

He came out of the bathroom and was like "what's this"? I said, "well it's a little surprise." :-) He was really happy and it put him in a much better mood. ;-)

So far, I'm feeling great, just a little tired every now and again. I will start the weekly bump-date posts soon to keep you all updated with how this pregnancy goes. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and baby are much appreciated!