Some of you may already know since we posted photos of our gender reveal party on Facebook- but if you are just finding out, don’t feel bad; I feel like I just barely found out too!
Around 11:00 pm on a Thursday night, I was getting ready for bed, wondering why I was so tired and generally feeling like crap for the previous few weeks. My dad had passed away only weeks ago and life had been such a whirlwind emotionally and everything else that I thought I was still just overwhelmed physically from that. But, I decided to check my “P Tracker” on my phone and saw that I was like 7 weeks late! For some reason I had a pregnancy test in the cupboard, so I took it wondering if there was any way it could be true.
“Oh my gosh! Scott, come here!!!”
I was pregnant. We were both so shocked. I was a little overwhelmed; my current baby is only 1 year old! Of course, Scott ran to Walgreens to buy another test ($10, seriously??) and it was positive. By now it was sinking in that we were having a baby and I was already 7-8 weeks along. We were super excited and I was already planning way too far ahead in my mind as I tried to sleep that night. Because of my experience with adoption, I was overwhelmed with gratitude that I was able to get pregnant so ‘easily’. We weren’t even trying or thinking about another baby and that always makes me feel guilty because I know the struggles couples go through with infertility. I ache for them and that makes me even more grateful for this opportunity that is clearly heaven-sent.
I am now 19 weeks along and due January 29th. Last week we got to go to our baby’s ultrasound and see the gender, along with cute little legs, arms, a heart, a brain, etc. She seems to be growing perfectly healthy and strong.
Yes, I said SHE. It’s a girl!
We held a gender reveal party that night with my grandparents, Chris, Tina, Tiffany and my mom. Of course we had about 5 phones face-timing other family members when we got ready to cut the cake. I had fun with the theme and kept it simple (at least for me) with little ties and bows.
I made the cake the day before but cut a hole in the middle so that I could fill it with the correct colored candies. I had to work the day of the ultrasound and knew I wouldn’t have time to make a cake. So, after the ultrasound I filled it with pink and covered the hole with frosting. It worked really well and tasted yummy.
We are so excited for our baby girl and I already feel her moving and kicking a ton (Scott has already felt her as well). Vivi is excited to have a baby sister and when we ask her where mommy’s baby is she points to my stomach (or boobs). I am glad they will be close in age (about 22 months) and I hope they will be great friends!
Scott graduated with his bachelor’s degree in December, so having a baby in January is really perfect timing. I am planning to quit my job and hope to be a stay at home mommy, wherever Scott is able to get a job. Lots of changes for us, but we are excited for the future!