July 25, 2013

our little surprise

Thanks so much for all the kind words over the past week! We are so excited about this baby. I'm currently 14.5 weeks and my belly is starting to show. I cannot wait to find out the gender, which will happen the end of August.

We found out two days before Mother's Day. It went something like 'hmm, I'm late...' and driving to the store buying a pregnancy test. I was thinking to myself, there is no way, but seconds after I took the test two pink little lines lit up (the digital one below to confirm) I didn't even really process the whole thing before I called Rob at work. I think I asked him to step outside that I needed to tell him something. Then I just blurted out 'We're pregnant!' He was beyond happy and I was on the other end still processing. We kept texting each other the rest of the day, and it really started to hit me... we are having a baby!!

We drove over to my mom's that night to tell her. We stopped by a book store and purchased my favorite childhood book. I handed it to her and told her she was going to need this soon. She just stared at it and then started freaking out. She couldn't believe she was going to be a grandmother!! We drove down to a favorite spot and just talked details, there was so much excitement.

The next day we had already planned to have Rob's parents over for dinner. We wrapped up a little onesie as one of her Mother's Day gifts. When she opened it she didn't say a word, just kept holding it up and looking back at us. Then Rob and I both told her 'you're going to be a grandma!' She never stopped smiling the whole night and she couldn't believe it. Rob's dad was just as happy and we all spent the whole dinner taking about the little baby to be.

Looking back, I think it's so hilarious we told our parents days after finding out at just 5 weeks along. But that's just us, and we are both extremely close with our families. I cannot imagine waiting to tell them till after the 1st trimester. I needed support and comfort the most those first few weeks. As a whole my first trimester was a breeze, I got so lucky. I had no morning sickness, just some nausea for a few days before I switched up my vitamin routine. The only symptom I've had is fatigue, extreme fatigue. Some days I literally slept 16-18 hours. Things seem to be easier now and I'm adjusting to my changing body. It's so crazy to have so little control, but such a beautiful miracle. I love being pregnant so far and I hope I can say that at the end.

July 19, 2013

we're making a tiny human


July 15, 2013

She's Awake

Sunday morning was the day we had all been waiting for, Mrs. Jo woke up!! They took out her breathing tube around 9:30am and from that moment on she was showered with love and information. She woke up asking for a kiss from her husband, which was about the sweetest thing in the world. I've never been so relieved in my life and seeing Rob smile again was the icing on the cake.

Today she took her first steps post op and she's not messing around about getting out of that hospital bed. I'm so proud of the fight she made to stay here with us and I'm glad we all get to help her with the next stage of recovery. The weight of the world has been lifted off all our shoulders and it's so good to have her back.

It's times like these where you realize how important relationships are and how kind hearted everyone can be. I'm so grateful for all of her friends and our friends who showered us with love and food. I need to remember it's the little things that mean the most in trying times. Much love to you all!

July 12, 2013

Sweet Jo

I just wanted to update this space with probably the biggest heartache I've ever gone through. Sunday night Rob's mom, my MIL, went into the ER for chest pains. She was treated for pneumonia, but a few hours after arrival her body went into septic shock, we almost lost her. She has been on a ventilator since then and has been sedated. Wednesday they found an injured mitral valve in her heart and took her immediately into heart surgery. She came through the surgery well, they repaired the valve. Things were looking really great. Thursday was a hard day. We had expectations of her waking up and being fine, being able to communicate with us, make eye contact. However, she is still struggling to wake up, and we have to be patient.

I married into this family only six months ago, but my love for this woman started from day one. She took me in from the beginning and never looked back. I'm not sure many people can say that about their MIL. Mrs. Jo is a fighter and I know she will make it through this, it's just an extremely painful wait. I miss her texts loaded with emoticons, I miss her checking on me and I hurt for my husband who misses his mama. We will all make it through this and I appreciate those of you who have sent prayers and well wishes. We have a long road ahead and we are going to need as much support as possible.

I love you Mrs. Jo.