Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet Me Here Monday: 10 tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes!

Yep! It's true!! I'm now thrilled to announce that we are PREGNANT!!
We found out the week before Memorial Day, and were absolutely FLOORED! We had taken a couple of months off from "trying" so as to let my body rest and "get back to normal", so to find out that we were able to get pregnant again the first month was a huge surprise.

I had taken the test early one morning, once Del had left for class. When I saw that plus sign, I immediately called him and asked if I could bring him some lunch. So we met for lunch, and when he opened up his lunchbox, I had the positive test waiting for him inside! It was a really sweet moment.

We knew my parents would be coming down that next weekend for Memorial Day, so we thought we would make it a surprise and tell them in person.
{Even though I think they already had some strong suspicions.}
 They were excited, to say the least.
We had to tell Del's parents over the phone because his dad was in China at the time and his mom had just had Lasik Eye Surgery, so she was pretty much blind at that point and had to have Del's little brother read her the text! ha.

So, what have we been up to since then?! Well....I've just been sick. Period.
Trying to find something that sounds good, AND something that actually sets well in my stomach was a really hard combination for about 12 weeks. ha.
Not to mention, it's been peak Wedding Season over here....which made me really nervous because not only was I getting sick all throughout the day, but I was also having a really hard time not taking a nap on a daily basis. But God has extended much Grace, because even though I was sick during the week, it seemed like each weekend when those weddings would roll around...I would have the strength to make it though. And thankfully, never got sick once at a wedding!

But here are some picture of what our Sweet Little One looks like so far!

  After our 8 Week Appointment, we started calling the baby, "Baby Bean" because that's what it looked like! So, when we went back for our 13 Week Appointment, I could not believe my eyes! This child is no longer a Bean! It actually has legs, hands, fingers, and toes!! I was just expecting to see a bigger I was completely amazed when we saw this:
And of course, if you know my husband AT won't be surprised when I tell you that, we don't have a crib, we don't have a car seat, and we don't even have a single package of diapers....but by golly....we have a kid carrier backpack! ha. Del found it on Steep & Cheap the other day and has been wearing it around the house ever since.

Needless to say, we are pretty excited!
We will be keeping you updated on the progress, and would appreciate all your prayers as this Little One continues to grow big and strong.

January 23rd is going to be here before we know it!


Anna said...

Oh Chelsea!! I am so excited for you. I was heart broken for your loss a few months back and I was just waiting to hear some good news from you.

Praying for a healthy next 6 months!!

PS...My Ethan's birthday is Jan 22!!

Mindy said...

Chelsea!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!!! And I can't believe you are so far along!! This is just such great news!! HUGE congrats!!! (and, btw, John David bought one of those hiking bags for Lyla as well...too bad we don't live in the same town! We could make it a Sunday tradition!) :) Love you friend!!

Rachel Blackwell said...

YEAHHHH!!!!! What and incredible blessing. God is so good! So extremely excited for you. Can't wait till you get a little belly! You'll be so cute.

Newlymeds said...

Congrats!! such an exiting time! I can relate to a lot of your posts because i am married to a resident and dated my husband all throughout medical school! It is a busy, but fun time!

Reeanna said...

I'm so excited for you Chelsea!! What a blessing you are about to receive. I'll pray for the baby and for you to start feeling better too. I'm going to call soon. Cora's birthday is just around the corner. I can't wait for her 1 year session!

Cari said...

Congrats, Chelsea! Erin shared the news with me and I am so excited for your family. Will-man will be a great big cousin to your new sweet baby. Hope you are feeling better with each passing day. Congrats again! I cannot wait to see pics of the sweet baby -- as I know it will be the best photographed baby in Central Arkansas! :) You are one talented lady!


Stephanie B said...

yay Chelsea! We are so excited for you and Dell!! I'm so sorry you've been so sick, but it's worth it in the end. Congratulations to you both!!

D said...

HOORAY! Congrats.

Dawn in NC

Sarah G said...

Chelsea- Congrats! You guys will be wonderful parents. We are due December 29th with our little boy! It can't get her soon enough!

marietta said...

Congrats Chelsea!!!! I'm due 2 days after you - after all this heat, I'm sure glad that I will be having a baby during the cold of winter!