How We Found OutExactly two months ago tomorrow, we finished up the final departure meeting for our Greece Trip, and then I ran upstairs and finally convinced Aaron to let me take a pregnancy test. Even though I was only a couple of days late, I just knew that I was pregnant. And in about five seconds, those two little lines showed up and our world changed forever. We headed to Applebee's for half price apps to celebrate and bask in the reality that we were going to become parents. If you read 9 Reasons I'm Afraid to Have a Baby back in February, you may wonder what happened in the last six months or so. I'm excited to share more about that heart journey in my post How I Knew I Was Ready for a Baby.
How We Told Our ParentsSince we found out just days before we left for YoungLife Camp, (yep, totally preggers the whole time I was there) we decided to tell our families sooner rather than later. I felt bad because Aaron had to fib to his dad about cancelling some plans in order to come to my pregnancy confirmation nurse's visit. Once we got the green light that I was in fact pregnant on June 30th, we made plans to spill the beans in a fun way.
We'd missed Father's Day with my dad because we were on our anniventury, so I sent my mom a text suggesting that we celebrate it at 54th Street with some late night apps (a common occurrence for our family). My mom agreed and said that both my brothers would be coming too: perfect. We brought along a card to give my dad once we'd ordered, and so did my mom, which made it even more normal. We wrote all sorts of fabulous things in his Father's Day card, and then put that he would be an amazing grandpa....in March!! We'd kept my parents totally in the dark on our baby "timeline", so needless to say they were pretty shocked and excited. See for yourself. (Warning, I cry every time I watch this):
Aaron's aunt was in town and we were planning to go over for a family dinner. We made a stop at Babies R' Us and picked up a bib that said "What happens at Grandma's stays at Grandma's". Aaron prayed before the meal, and then made some comment about how we got his mom something to wear while she was eating. She opened the bib, read the words, and this was her reaction:
Again, oh so sweet, and so joyful. I LOVE that we have these videos to cherish and watch forever, especially since our parents are going to be first time grandparents on both sides. It has been such a huge blessing and joy to be wrapped in love and prayer by our families for these last two months, and to share such an amazing secret with them!
When I'm DueMy official due date is March 5, 2017. We are thrilled for a March baby, and it will work out pretty perfectly with spring break and the end of school. I'm super grateful that I've only taken like six days off in the last six years, because it means I've got a whole bunch of days to take off when Baby K arrives!
How I'm FeelingI'm at 13 weeks pregnant, and all in all, I've been feeling pretty great! I did end up getting sick quite a bit when we were in Greece (morning sickness and Mediterranean food don't mix, this we know). Let's just say that I was wayyyy ready for American food by the end of the trip, although baby seems to like ice cream and I didn't have trouble keeping that down. Once we got home, I wasn't sick as much, just super super tired and of course starving at a moment's notice. I got sick a few times the week of softball tryouts (right before school started), but since then I've just felt kind of nauseous. Even that has been fading, so I think I'm finishing up with feeling yucky! Also, my bump is starting to make its appearance, ever so slightly. Bumpdates to come!
Where I'm Planning to DeliverBaby K will be born at North Kansas City Hospital. I have an amazing doctor that I love in the women's center there, and she has actually delivered two babies for one of my friends. It's so nice knowing someone who has been through the whole process with my very same doctor, and who has had such fabulous experiences. NKC Hospital is about 15 minutes from both school and our house, which makes it a great location whenever baby decides to make his or her appearance!
Pregnancy Announcement Photos
This post wouldn't be complete without a huge shout out to these two sweet girls. I decided I wanted to have a few fun photos to announce our pregnancy with, but I also wanted to use it as a way to tell them our big news! So I texted these two awesome YoungLife girls that are also amazing photographers, told them I wanted to take some "photos" with Aaron, and kept them in the dark as to the specifics. When they showed up at our house, I revealed my "props" to them, and they completely freaked out. It was so fun having them be a part of the surprise, while also surprising them. Shout out to @creativekaylee and @hillystansbilly for the fabulous photos you see here, with even more to come in future motherhood posts!