Sunday, February 21, 2010

The cat that ripped the bag to shreds...and spilled the beans in the process

Thanks to my wonderful, loving, supportive, not to mention EXCITED husband, this cat is so far out of the bag, the bag might as well never exist. :) Apparently he found no reason to keep his excitement contained after 23 weeks so he spilled the beans. Last week he posted on his facebook "Its a girl." While most people picked up on that subtle yet entirely obvious message, there were a few who assumed he was excited about our new niece who was recently introduced into the world. While her birth is an exciting addition to our extended family it was, in fact, not what Jason was announcing.
We know that this baby truly is a miracle baby. After a long time of fertility treatments, lots of tests (many with less that favorable results), and being told that there was no way this was happening at this point in our lives, we had both accepted that for now, we were going to remain a family of three. The next thing we know, our doctor (who happens to be a high risk and infertility specialist) is looking at me saying "I have been over these results a thousand times and I have no medical explanation for why this happened. Keep saying your prayers and paying your tithing."
I have been blessed that this pregnancy hasn't been as bad as it was with T. I give most of the credit to the "cancer drugs" (meds used for nausea) that worked this time. At one point I think I was taking 7 pills a night. (I'm still nauseated, but apparently not enough to keep me from gaining like 80 pounds.) It seems that all the issues we have dealt with so far have been relatively minor. T has been a doll as well. He covers my with blankets, brings me pillows, strokes my head and my arms, brings me water, all while saying "Mommy, I so sorry you so sickies." He has taken excellent care of himself and me! He is very excited for his baby sister and tells me that he wants to hold her and give her loves and when we are in the car and she gets scared he will hold her hand and give her a pass (a binky).

So for now, we are taking it a day, week, and month at a time hoping that in June we are blessed with another happy, healthy, and perfect little child.

13 comments:

Bradeigh said...

I've been suspecting this for a couple of months and am so glad I was right. I'm also glad it's finally out of the bag! SOOOOO excited for you guys. How awesome! Yay for baby girls!!!

Melinda Frandsen said...

I'm so glad that the cat escaped. Now we can start planning a little girl shower. :) Congrats again! You are a special family and she is one lucky little girl.

Heather said...

Wow! Congrats guys!

Stephanie said...

I thought it was interesting that J posted something on his status about her, but you didn't.- He is obviously a very excited Daddy! As I can imagine how excited you are too! I am so happy for you guys!!

Anna said...

1- Good ultrasound pic... She's adorable.

2- Love me that Dr. Gourley.

3- I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!

4- Ok, let's be honest, I might be slightly jealous you're having a girl, a GIRL!

5- Ty is awesome.

Katie said...

I'm so excited for you guys! There is nothing in this world more powerful than prayer and tithing! :) You'll love having a little girl, and Ty will love being a big brother. Watch out for Jay, though...sorry Christi, but you're about to be replaced! There is also nothing in this world like Daddy's and Daughters!

Andrew and Brianna said...

Congratulations! I am really slow..sorry; but still excited! I know how hard it is to wait...so I am glad that you are being blessed! I hope you feel well and full of energy, at least as much as possible!

Katies Korner said...

Congrats! We are having our own little girl in July as well! They are so fun!

Kellie said...

Oh my work! I just found your blog, and I am so sorry I had no idea :) Congratulations, I am so happy for you guys@

Rocks In The Wash said...

You didn't tell us!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

stace said...

i'm a little late coming to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! that's so exciting. baby girls seem like they'd be tons and tons of fun.

Jenny M said...

A GIRL!! I'm a little late, too-
But, A GIRL! Congratulations! Your family is going to have so much fun with her!
I'm so happy for you guys!

Sherrie said...

I was on bed rest with Joe's pregnancy, and I still think back on that time, when Dalt took care of me and wished his brother safety into this world, as one of my favorite times ever, (plus I read something crazy like 50 books to my D every day and he now has a fabulous attention span and is a voracious reader himself). Congratulations! June is soon!