Lilly's Big News ♥

Lilly made a big announcement to the social media world yesterday!! 

Yes, it's true... we are expecting! We couldn't be more excited!!! Our little valentine is due the beginning of February.  I'm sure this is only the first of many "baby" updates that I will blog about over the next 6 months or so... or 18 years ;)

I've been busting at the seems to blog about our journey over the last few months, to share how amazing our God is, and to share our joy with you all!!

We found out we were expecting on May 30th. Many of you know about our previous loss the end of April... and most of your responses, "WOW that was fast"! HA! our thoughts exactly! All I can say is that my God restores the broken and gives hope to those who need it most.  Honestly, we didn't even know it was possible for us to get pregnant that quickly... no, we didn't plan it.  Our doctor had even said it would be 8 weeks before my body was fully healed and that she suggested waiting a month after that.  You can imagine my thought process... 8 weeks + 1 month. that's THREE months!!! For those of you fortunate enough to never experienced a loss, as a woman, you question yourself. you question everything. was it me? was it my body? does my body even work... and the list goes on! Well, there was my answer. Not even a month later as that double pink line stared back at me!

Needless to say, we were in a bit of disbelief.  For the first 2 weeks I had decided I didn't even know for sure I was pregnant, HA! Defense mechanism much?! I told Rob (of course) and my mom. We prayed. We pretended maybe it wasn't for real just not to get our hopes up. A month passed and I decided it was time to call my doctor and make an appointment, because a few tests later... it was pretty stinkin' obvious... I definitely was pregnant.

Our first appointment I was so nervous. I was so concerned history would repeat itself.  But guess what! It didn't!!

a little note i wrote that evening....
Our precious little gummy bear, 
eee! if you can't tell, that' the head (bottom right) and little legs top left ♥
This week we got to see you!!! For the first time! You are already sooo adorable! Mommy's doctor got a kick out of how active you are already... already taking after your Daddy :) your little heart beat was so strong for such a little baby!!! We got to see your heart, your spine, and your arms and legs! It's safe to say it was love at first sight! We sent texts messages of your first photo to all your family that doesn't live here! They are so thankful that you're ours ❤️ we then took your picture over to Grandma and Grandpa T's where we also got to show you off to your great grandpa T (& great grandma on the phone), as well as your auntie Leah, auntie Ashly, auntie Glo and uncle Andy and Patty.  It was quite a moment of celebrating YOU! You are so loved little one!

So far this pregnancy has been wonderful.  Weeks 4-6 were a breeze... besides freaking out about once a day that I had no symptoms, ha! Week 7 the stretching began; a wonderful daily reminder of what was going on inside of me ♥ Week 8, the food aversions began... quit coffee cold turkey (ew!)... what the heck, right?! I haven't had starbucks in over a month! Amazing that the world is still spinning ;) No morning sickness... just thoughts of it if I thought/think of drinking coffee or eating pizza, Chinese,  or McDonalds! Those are normally the staples of my diet, HA! Towards the end of week 9 we went to the doctor and then told family and coworkers.  That same weekend I ate pizza AND chinese food... won't be doing that again for awhile! at 10weeks, I got my hands on a pocket fetal doppler.  Holy Moley... best $ every spent! Our little one's heartbeat brings a smile to my face instantaneously! ... here I am smack dab in the middle of week 11, heading toward the second trimester and feeling great! Proud to say I haven't gotten sick once, but the fatigue is kickin' my rear.  I've never been a morning person, but I practically have to pry my eyes open with a crowbar in the mornings!

I feel so blessed to have this little one growing inside me! Thanking you in advance for your prayers over the next few months!!! ♥ xoxo

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