We are beyond thrilled to finally announce to you all that our prayers have been answered and we are expecting a sweet rainbow baby this summer! To finally post this is a feeling I've been waiting for for at least two years. Ever since we began this journey, and especially since I started this blog, I've been dreaming of how exciting and wonderful it will be to finally tell the world that we were going to be parents.
And it has been killing me keeping this a secret! Remember my post a few months ago when I asked all of those questions about when I get pregnant again?? I found out I was pregnant that week! I so wanted to tell you all immediately, but felt that it was the safest thing to keep it quiet until we knew for sure that this baby would be our baby. And it is! I am now 15 weeks along and the doctors have confirmed that this little peanut is perfectly perfect.
I thought I'd share with you today the exciting news and then how I found out. Next week, I'll share with you the details of my first trimester and then I thought I'd continue on with my weekly bumpdates in real time! Sound good? Great!
After we had our miscarriage in July, Dr. C. said it would be best to give myself 3 months and/or 2 periods for my body to heal. This would put us in the October time frame, and when October came, I was ready, but not going to put pressure on myself. Without looking at my Glow app, (I wanted to take a break from it), I figured I would be ovulating mid October which happened to be the week Sean would be out of town on a hiking excursion. Oh well, I thought. It just wasn't meant to be this month and I was ok with it because I knew God had that baby planned for us and the timing was all His.
On Halloween, Sean and I were walking around his sister's neighborhood, taking our nephews trick-or-treating. If my body was behaving, my period should be starting that week. I had absolutely no pre-period symptoms, but also no early pregnancy symptoms either. But as we were walking, I told Sean that for some reason, I just had a feeling I could be pregnant. I would wait until the weekend to take a test, for by then, my period would have started if it were going to. But you know me! That was a Monday, which meant I would have to wait 5 days! So on Tuesday when I got home from work, I took a pregnancy test and as clear as day, it was positive! Sean wasn't home yet and I kept going back and forth about whether I should tell him immediately or wait.
When we were lying in bed that night about to go to sleep, I asked him if he would want to know right away if I were pregnant, or wait until I went to the doctor to make sure everything was ok. He said it was up to me and he would be fine either way... but then he said, "why? Are you?" And I just couldn't hold it in! We were lying in the dark, I curled up next to him and nodded and giggled and just like that, we were expecting.
I still can't believe I'm finally saying this out loud. I'm pregnant! And even before we went to the doctor, even before we'd seen the baby, I knew this was the one. I had a super slim chance of even getting pregnant with Sean being gone during my what I thought would be my "most fertile days," but that was all God needed. He already had our baby picked out, and every thing we went through.... the two years of trying... the loss of our baby in July... it was all so we could get pregnant on that mid-October day. (Crazy enough, the magic all came together the morning Sean left town). God definitely had this baby waiting for us. Baby Mohn will be here at the beginning of July, and I am so excited to finally get to share this journey, and HIS glory, with you all.
So much love! XOXO, Summer
PS. In case you were wondering, the official due date is July 9th and yes we will find out the sex (and perhaps already know). But I'll share that detail later :)