Thursday, June 25, 2015

Finding out about our growing family

Hey Friends!  I have missed you all so much.  I hope to do some catching up with y’all blog posts this coming weekend to see what y’all have been up to.
Let me first start off my saying Thank You so very much for all the congratulations on our surprising announcement.  The number of calls, texts, and, comments have been overwhelming and we appreciate them all!
I wanted to share on how I/we found out the news of our little miracle addition.
The day after Mother’s Day (May 11th) was a holiday at work so I had the day off and decided to spend it deep cleaning my house.  I sent Griffin on to daycare so I could get some things done.  After starting on the house I realized that I was out of some cleaning supplies so I made a trip to Target.
On my drive there, I just kept thinking how much I loved being pregnant with Griffin.  Sure I had some rough moments, but I felt in complete bliss knowing who I was carrying.  I started remember how awesome it was to feel those little kicks and jabs and how wonderful it has been having Griffin in our lives.
I started thinking about my early pregnancy symptoms with Griffin and the very first one was a sore chest.  I felt my chest and indeed they were. 
While at Target, I decided to pick up some pregnancy test because I keep usually keep those in my house and I knew I was out.
Now, the reason I always kept this on hand because I never have a regular cycle.  If you have been following with my for a while, you know that I have PCOS and had to see a fertility specialist in order to get pregnant with Griffin.  Well, after having Griffin, I asked my doctor if he could give me something to make my cycles “normal” without being on birth control.  Luke and I did not want to prevent pregnancy since we had a hard time the first go around. 
My OB prescribed me something that would start my cycles if I hadent had one in a certain amount of days.  I always took a test before starting the meds to double check that I wasn’t pregnant. 
After getting home from Target, I went directly and took the test.  I was completely in shock and it turned positive within seconds.  I was home alone and just got a positive pregnancy test.  We got pregnant on our own this time!  God's timing is always perfect.
I called my OB and set up an appointment to have my HCG tested and called someone with make Griffin a “Big Bro” onesie to put on him to tell Luke our exciting news.

I was able to get a video of Luke and his reaction was priceless.  He was shocked and so so thrilled. 
I was able to have my first OB appointment on June 9th and found out we were 9 weeks pregnant with a due date of January 12, 2016.  We know he/she will at least be born by January 5th since I will have a planned C-section.
As of now I am 11 weeks and we are looking forward to finding out of Baby Edwards is a boy or girl in the next 4-5 weeks.  I plan to do bump dates and keep track of this growing baby.
Thank you all again.  See you soon!


  1. Congrats!!! I am so happy for you!!!! Can't wait to read all your bumpdates!

  2. Seriously so exciting! That awesome that you were able to get pregnant on your own this time. Always such a blessing for those of us who have dealt with infertility. Our due date is January 10th, but I know these babies will come a few weeks before that. I hope the first trimester is being good to you.