…then comes marriage, then come Ryan and Talie with the baby carriage!



It’s hard to imagine that Ryan and I have been together over NINE years.  We’ve never gotten over each other, and although it seems like I’ve known him my whole life, every day I learn more about him.  I can’t think of a better person to have a family with–he is going to be the best dad, seriously.


So, everyone (well, girls at least) always wonder the same things, so here it goes: 


1. No, we weren’t trying. In fact, the months preceding getting pregnant made up a very precarious period in my life where God’s orchestration seemed a bit odd, but in hindsight, He was preparing and perfecting our “situation” for us to be parents. It was a total surprise; in fact, I really only took a pregnancy test to rule OUT the possibility (a couple days late, a never-ending flu…).  We probably would’ve started trying next year, or after our house sold (still praying for that one to happen!), but the best laid plans are always the first to go.


2. Ryan’s reaction couldn’t have been better. He was asleep (remember, I took the test to rule OUT the possibility) when I told him I was pregnant; I’ve never seen the boy jump out of a dead sleep so fast! He was so bewildered and excited–then he immediately ran to the drug store to get four more tests “just to be sure.”  It took five positives for it to sink in.


3. I’m entering my 15th week. We found out mid-October and waited until Thanksgiving (after our 8-week appointment) to tell our families. My mom cried (“I thought you’d never have kids!”), and Ryan’s mom was speechless for a bit. Slowly after that we began to tell our close friends, but now that we’re past that anxious first trimester, I want to tell everyone!


4. Yes, I feel like crud.  I was nauseated the WHOLE first trimester, and most of the second so far.  Not much to complain about though, considering that I’ve had friends who’ve experienced the worst of it. I’m just ready to move on to the fun stage of pregnancy, soon please…


Ryan and I never thought kids were in our future, but life changes for the better sometimes.  We’re so excited to start this new chapter in our lives, and hope you’ll pray with and for us throughout these next few months!