Monday, July 21, 2008

Details, details

Wow! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU everyone for your so-sweet and heartfelt comments after my announcement. I was already so excited and happy, but reading all of those from each and every one of you only added to my joy. Some made me giggle, some made me cry, but ALL of them made me smile. Thank you, sweet friends. I am going to try to get around to every one of you today and do some commenting myself-- you deserve it!

This is going to make me sound like a bit of a blog-nerd probably, but I have dreamed about the day that I would be able to do an "I'm pregnant" post. What would I say? How will I tell them all? Will I be able to think of something creative and clever to make my news known? Yep, I really did put that much thought into it. Don't laugh at me. :) In the end though, there could be no better way to find out than the way that God allowed me to, so I knew all I had to do was simply tell the story. And you know what? It was just as joyful and fun as I had imagined it to be.

It still feels a little unreal that I am pregnant, that in only a matter of months we will be welcoming another little baby into our home. Eeeee! I'm sure some of you think it rather funny that this news came so soon after I was just talking about how badly I had baby fever. But, I can honestly say I literally had. no. idea. I was pregnant when I wrote that. In fact, I was pretty convinced I was NOT pregnant, thank to that darn negative pregnancy test I took a mere three weeks ago!

I feel like I should say something that's been on my heart and in my thoughts: I realize, that in the grand scheme of things, 9 months of wanting and waiting to have a baby is nothing. I know it takes some women YEARS to conceive, and that there are many who simply can't. Some of these women don't even HAVE children yet, such as my two sweet little girls that I've been blessed with. So even though there were many moments of disappointment and sadness, as well as wondering and worrying in the past months, when all is said and done, I am simply grateful. Grateful for the new life He is blessing us with. Grateful for the two little ones He has already blessed us with. Grateful for the time He gave us of learning even better how to simply trust in Him. THIS is God's perfect timing, His perfect planning, and I can already see the reasons why it's going to work out beautifully THIS way. I'm so glad I'm not in control, and I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe once this baby is born I'll be able to figure out what was going on with my body, if anything, but for right now, I don't care-- we're having a baby!!! :)

Many of you asked when I am due. Here's the funny thing-- I don't really know! Since my cycles have been so wacky this past year, we can't really base a due date off that. The doctor did do a very brief exam, and her guess is that I'm approximately 6 or 7 weeks along. When I get to see my normal doctor in August they will do an ultrasound and get the measurements so they can give me a real due date. If the doctor's guess is right, I think that would put the date sometime in March. In case anyone is wondering, although we will of course be thrilled and content with whatever God chooses to give us, at this point we are hoping for a BOY. Hurry up and get here, 18 weeks, so we can find out. In the meanwhile, think happy blue thoughts, everyone! :)

As a final note to this long post that contains NO pictures (sorry, I promise it won't happen again for a while)-- how fun is it that I get to join all my adorable and dear pregnant blogger ladies: Lisa, Morgan, Emery, Barbie, Jenny, and Megan! Not to mention my good friends Kourtni and Stacie, of course. That's a lot of hormones, a lot of growing bellies, a lot of soon-to-be-babies, and a whole lot of amazing blessing.


alyssa said...

Ohhh that is not nerdy! Don't be silly! I think of things like that all the time. Can't wait for you to find out the sex. Aww...I can't wait until I have one :)

Steph Corwin said...

Goodness that is a lot of pregnant women. I will think lots of blue thoughts for you! :)

Sunny said...

I am so excited for you! And yes, I will think lots of blue thoughts for you! I know you'll be happy either way. I can't wait to read all about your pregnancy. What do your girls think? I'm sure they are ecstatic and can't wait for baby to get here!

Lisa said...

Again, so very excited for you!

When I first heard the news I did think it was a little fishy... I was like, "Hey, she just said on her blog that she didn't have any news to share in the baby fever department!" Then when I read the story though it all made sense.

I love the way you told it too. So many things I can relate to with the multiple pregnancy tests for a year and all that.

God is good and to every season there is a purpose.

Sarah Marie said...

Aww... you're so sweet - of course we were excited for you!! And no, I don't think you're a nerd for dreaming about that day -- I've also wondered how I'd tell my lovely readers, if I could really put it into words and what kind of a story it would be -- And I LOVE your story and how you told us! It was perfect. Yay! So happy for you and I'll totally send some blue thoughts your way!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us! And it's so amazing that right after you told us about your baby fever, it happened - just as it should have! So wonderful.

Band of Brothers said...

You are so beautiful Talia! Such grace under pressure-- how sincerely you congratulated other new pregnant moms, while working on your own bun in the oven:) seriously, you are so gracious and have such class!

lorieloo said...

yes yes, lots of blue thoughts=)

I'm so thankful for what you wrote, about it being God's timing and being thankful for the numerous blessings in your life. I appreciate your heart dear friend.

I can't wait to see you preggers again! it's been awhile!=)

and I'm secretly looking forward to the day I get to announce the second coming of my belly as well, so don't feel too nerdy=)

Kourtni said...

I still can't wait to actually TALK to you and catch up and congratulate you more personally, but I just wanted you to know how excited I am!! I know how you've longed for this baby, and I can relate with you on that level to some extent. Won't it be just so wonderful the first time you see his or her beautiful face!!!! I'm excited you get to have an early ultrasound this time around too... it's really cool to see the baby at that stage. Talk to you soon. Love you.

Sarah Marie said...

p.s. Just wanted to say thanks for leaving me both of your comments! -- you're so cute & sweet! Hope you're having a really good day!

sohobutterfly said...

Sending BLUE thoughts your way!! Now, hurry up and start posting your weekly photos! :o)

thatmom said...

Talia! What wonderful news! I am praying for a smooth and non-yucky-tummy pregnancy, a quick and easy delivery, and many many hours of joy and delight in this precious gift from the Lord!!!


Megan said...

You know, Davi said it well. You are truly a woman of class. I just want to hug you for your endurance and sweet sweet spirit! Also- you know, I thought about that due date thing after I asked. Duh, of course you wouldn't know exactly. Sorry about that. How are you feeling?