Love Overflowing

Big changes

on July 17, 2009

There are some big changes going on in the J household! We are expecting our SECOND child!!!!!!!!!

I know to many it doesn’t seem like a super huge deal but it is to us. We always truly believed that Emily was going to be an only child. We had heard stories and known people who have gotten pregnant naturally after IVF (we like to call them “freebies”) but never in a million years imagined that it would happen to us. Especially considering our circumstances behind our IVF.

Imagine our surprise when the pregnancy test showed 2 lines!!! It was a fluke that I had taken it anyway. I was participating in the Biggest Loser Challenge, eating well, dropping weight and being active. Stephen made me test based on a morning I told him that I felt sick and I had only eaten plain toast for breakfast. It’s a good thing he was adamant about that! I was 6+ weeks along at that point! I would have NEVER known I was pregnant honestly. Probably still wouldn’t to this day. Missing a period is not uncommon for me so that wouldn’t have been a tip off.

I am now 13 weeks today. Dealing with some bleeding issues and a low lying placenta but feeling great overall. I have seen my little one more times than most people have by this point and will get another picture in 3 more weeks. Hearing the heartbeat for the first time earlier this week was AMAZING and very reassuring. Our official due date is January 22, 2010.

God is truly amazing. He must have planned for Emily to grow up with a sibling. Despite what we might have believed, He had other plans. I am so thankful to be blessed not once, but twice. I don’t know what I have done to deserve these blessings but I am truly thankful. I hope to be the best mommy I can be to these two little souls that God has entrusted into my care.

So, I guess this will be the first entry in a long line of “pregnancy” posts!


7 responses to “Big changes

  1. Heather says:

    You already know how happy I am for you all!!! A new life is growing, and before you know it, you’ll have two little ones under foot! God always has a plan, and many times, it’s not the one we expected — but it’s always the right one. Emily’s going to be a great big sister!!!

  2. Kelly says:

    Yeah for the J family!!!! Emily is going to be an awesome big sister!

  3. JaLisa says:

    When I think of this, tears of joy still come to my eyes! I am so happy for all 3 of you!!!!

  4. jodi says:

    yay! glad to see its been “officially” announced. Here’s to the next few months together!

  5. Heather your sis says:

    We are all so excited. It is so awesome our kids will grow up so close in age.

  6. Kristina Weber says:

    I am so excited for you guys! I am so happy all your prayers have come true! Emily is going to be a great big sister!

  7. Elissa says:

    I have been meaning to try to “find” you to see how things are going with new-baby. I’m very happy to hear all is well!

    Congratulations!!

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