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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Exciting Announcement!

It is with great joy that I announce that Adam and I are expecting our first baby! We feel so blessed and so humbled. Baby is due at the end of June 2014. We can't wait! I decided to do one of these question and answer thingys since Kayla is doing them. 
Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes.
When did you find out you were pregnant?: Positive pee test on October 28th, and positive blood test the next day.
Was it planned?: Had been trying a while, but had sortof given up at this point.
What was your first reaction?: Disbelief, shock, intense and overwhelming joy.
Who was with you when you found out?: My husband was just a room over.
Who was the first person you told?: Hubs. I had this whole thing planned out for when we finally found out, but I just ended up running down the hall and shoving the test in his face.
How did your parents react?: I made some shirts for our 3 dogs to wear when they greeted my Mom at the door. They said "I'm going to be a big sister!" She thought we put them in halloween costumes. Lol. But she finally got it and was utterly in shock. Adam's parents figured it out a bit quicker, but had just went through Kayla and Daniel announcing their 2nd baby. They were very happy and surprised!
How far along are you?: Just over 12 weeks.
What was your first symptom?: Very tired. In fact, Kayla and I were out and about one Friday and I was so tired I couldn't get out of the car at one point. And Kayla was probably about 10 weeks pregnant!
What is your due date?: Tentative date of June 30th.
Do you know the sex of the baby?: Not yet. Won't know until the end of February.
If so, what is it?: Hopefully healthy.
Have you picked out names?: We have it down to 1 girl and 1 boy.
If so, what are they?: We are going to wait to share once we know the gender. Maybe even wait until after the birth, since things can always change.
How much weight have you gained?: I've lost 3 pounds. But I've been so nauseous, it was expected.
Do you have stretch marks?: Not yet, but I'm sure I will since I'm prone to them.
Do you have any food cravings?: I could drink milk and orange juice all day, everyday.

Have you felt the baby move?: No, but I am so excited to!
Have you heard the heartbeat?: Yes! We just heard it this morning and it was the most beautiful and reassuring sound I've ever heard.


Also, here's a bump picture. People seem to like seeing these, though I find them extremely awkward. So, don't get used to it. Haha. :) I don't have much a bump to sport, and it may just look like I just ate a few too many Christmas cookies. 
I also want to note that Adam and I had been trying for quite some time. Not as long as many people do, but long enough for it to be very emotionally hard for us. Continually seeing negative pregnancy tests was heartbreaking, and I threw many across the bathroom in tears. I remember logging onto facebook and dreading seeing another pregnancy announcement. The last thing I want to be is that person for you. So, for that reason, I will not be posting frequently about our pregnancy. I will, however, be praying for any of you who are trying. I will pray that you will experience the joy of seeing that first positive test. Or that you will experience parenthood, whether by birth, or by adoption. Hang in there and keep trying. If you need to talk to someone, you can message me, or there is a great support network on a forum I found when we first started trying. 

Thank you all for being so kind and supportive already. It is a blessing to have a place like this to share such exciting news. 

Have a great Wednesday :) 
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13 comments:

  1. Your such an amazing person kenzie and have always been such a blessing to be around I know its been a while since we have seen eachother but I rememver that very long message you wrote me when I was struggling with my decision to give my first sone up for adoption...you deaerve everuthing that god is giving you with your growing child. I wish you and adam the happiest of the holiday season and I am praying for an easy and fullfilling pregnancy :) love you girly and I can't wait to see your family grow :)

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    1. Thank you, Liz. I miss you and the friendship we used to have! But true friends never stop being friends, right? :) Congrats on your new baby, too! Lots of love!

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  2. Her dad was do excited that he went to his room and cried massive tears if joy.

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    1. Haha! I'm glad you commented that, since I didn't know what your reaction was.

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  3. Congratulations! I know you are over the moon. Best of luck with your pregnancy! :-)

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    1. Super over the moon! Thank you so much, Tenns!

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  4. So so amazingly wonderful! Always happens when you stop worrying about trying ;) I'm so excited for you two! Hope you & baby are healthy & the pregnancy goes smoothly!

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    1. Thank you! We didn't really stop worrying about trying, we were gearing up for our first attempt at infertility treatments and waiting for results on some tests- so another worry all together. :) But we're so happy it worked out the way it did.

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  5. I'm seriously so happy for you guys!! When I saw that you were pregnant I got all teary. What a joy for the two of you and Adam AND KAYLA!!!!! :)

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