Fast forward to August and our situation hadn't changed. Adam was still commuting, house still for sale, same situation as before. We sat down, talked about everything regarding timing and ultimately decided that we didn't want to put growing our family on hold just because of this "season" in our life.
So we decided to give it a go. And the rest is now history. I feel so very blessed that it happened so quickly for us. I was SO excited and a little shocked when we found out because in my mind it was going to take a little longer than it did with Addison.
I took three pregnancy tests on October 3rd. All positive. I was ecstatic! BUT, I wanted to tell Adam in person not over the phone. And I wanted him to be surprised...so when he asked if I had started...I lied. (bad, I know)! I had to keep it all to myself for two days. I was dying. It was the week before Addison's birthday party, my mom came in town on October 5th to help me get ready for Addison's party. Adam also came home the 5th because that was Addison's actual birthday. We took her to Chickfila for dinner so she could play. When we got home, my mom was giving Addison a bath and I gave Adam an early birthday present (his was Oct. 17th). It was the three pregnancy tests taped to the bottom with this letter on top of them...
When I first read this...I cried so I knew I wanted to use it. I didnt' write it and have no idea who to give credit to. I found it online after a few Google searches.
I accomplished my goal. He was so surprised. It was so fun to see him react like that. We are so excited that our family is growing. We are so blessed that God has given us this child to raise. Addison has been the biggest and best blessing we could have ever dreamed of and I know that this sweet baby will be an amazing blessing too. We can't wait to meet him/her. And Addison is actually excited too. I think she "gets it" a little more everyday.
Here are the deets:
Due date: June 14th, 2012
How many weeks? 9
Weight gain: 0 so far (that's a post all it's own)
Sickness: YES. Lots of nausea. No puking but so much nausea.
Food cravings/aversions: I DON'T LIKE ANYTHING. Everything I ate before I got pregnant now completely grosses me out. And yall know I didn't eat much before. So right now this is my biggest struggle. And it's a BIG one. I am craving nothing yet. This is so new for me because with Addison, the pregnancy was absolutely perfection.
Clothes: Still wearing regular clothes. Pants are getting tight, but still wearable. Not for much longer though.
We saw the baby and heard the heartbeat for the first time on October 26th. We took Addison with us. It was so precious to see this baby for the first time with her. Addison kept saying "my sissy" when she would see the baby on the screen. So it's safe to say Addison says GIRL. Adam says GIRL but I say BOY. We won't know anything about that until late December at the earliest, but my fear of being told the wrong thing might keep us from finding out until January. We will see. It's one or the other, right? Ha. Oh and speaking of, it's definitely only ONE! Ha. My dad had a dream it was twins, but he was wrong. Whew.
Here's a pic of our little Bean. We love him/her so already. Thank you all SO MUCH for your congrats and well wishes.