Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life Changes

This little blog started out being a place to share my sewing projects for my family to see back home.  I've never been good about updating and keeping this thing going, however now there is a change in direction and my family is counting on updates here and regularly.

You see, Chris and I had the shock of our lives on September 19, 2012........................

We're Pregnant!

It's not an exaggeration to say that we would have been less shocked to win the lottery!  Here's what happened.......

I had noticed that my period was late and I'm really good about keeping track of it.  I wasn't too concerned since I had been experiencing what seemed to be PMS.  Although the PMS had been going on for more than a week and I was feeling bloated I didn't really think too much about it.  Then one day at work I looked in my calendar to see when my last period was and realized I was 3 weeks late.  Still not too concerned because we had a permanent birth control procedure done a year ago, I decided to pick up the cheapest pregnancy test I could find on my way home from work.  Chris had worked from home that day and when I got there he was busy cooking dinner and completely unaware of a little test I was about to preform.  I went upstairs to change my clothes and secretly took the test.  It was less than 3 minutes when I saw the faint but distinct positive results on this little stick I had just peed on. 

The short time after that still feels like a blur to me.  I didn't know what or how to tell Chris.  I quietly laid the tests on the bathroom counter and slowly walked downstairs.  Chris was happily chatting away while in the kitchen and I just sat on the couch feeling like I couldn't speak.  He looked around the corner and said with concern "What's wrong?  Are you ok?"  I didn't know what to say, so I just blurted out that I had just took a pregnancy test and it was positive.  The next thing I remember was Chris sprinting up the stairs to see the peed on stick for proof.  He studied the lines and the directions and determined that although it looked positive it was faint and we should immediately go to the store to buy the most expensive test we could find.  Without a second of hesitation the dinner was turned off and out the door we went to Wal Mart.

An hour and 2 (expensive) pregnancy tests later it was confirmed we were pregnant.  I don't think either of us ate any dinner that night and I know I didn't sleep at all.

It turns out that the permanent birth control procedure I had went through last year was not so permanent!  So here we are 12 weeks pregnant and so relieved to have the first trimester behind us.

Oh I forgot something very important......................We are both over the moon happy and excited! 


  1. yay, you're back! Keep up the good work and next time include some pictures.

  2. I'm working on it :). Hopefully tomorrow!

  3. So excited for you guys and for a new baby! I hate that you're so fr away but will rely on this blog for updates and pictures! :)

  4. I just couldn't resist the chance to stay tuned to this exciting news! Hi to all my other family that I haven't seen in ages =) I love and miss you all!