Not much new to report this week. We're finally in the second trimester-- woohoo! I honestly feel like it's gone by pretty quickly, though I was sure that it would drag on. I'm feeling good this week, which is a blessing because I've been able to keep up with shop orders, getting the new blog set up and taking care of my sick husband. Speaking of that handsome man, I thought I'd share the story about how I told Chris about the baby.
I never expected I'd have to come up with a cute way to tell him we were pregnant. We had always taken tests together in the past and just planned to find out together. But after many negative tests and both of us being disappointed, I was hesitant to let on my suspicions about being pregnant this time. So on Monday, December 12, after a weekend of unexplained queasiness, I waited until Chris left for work to go take a test. I wasn't trying to be sneaky, but I didn't want to look dumb or disappoint us both if we took the test together and it was negative again.
I told you here about how I saw the 2 lines and fell to the floor sobbing, raising my hands in praise. There will never be anything like seeing those 2 lines for the very first time after so much waiting and heartache. After a little while of wandering the house, praying and shaking my head in disbelief, I began to think about how I'd tell Chris.
I headed to Babys R' Us and Walmart and gathered some supplies. It was hard not to shout to the world "We're having a baaaaaaby!!" as the cashier rang up some tiny white onesies for me.
Of anything in the whole world, Chris would be most ecstatic if our kid is a pro-surfer. As soon as he/she can hold his/her breath, I know Chris will be tossing him/her into the waves. So I made this onesie for him...
I wrapped it up and waited not patiently-at-all for him to get home from work. I actually texted him and told him to hurry his butt home. As soon as he walked in the door, I told him I had something for him and as he opened the little package, he was first confused, and asked me "Is this a joke??" I guess he was in as much disbelief as I was. When he really got it and I said "I'm pregnant!!", he jumped on me and gave me the biggest hug. Oh gosh, it makes me smile so big just thinking about it.
That onesie sits on our dresser now and it reminds me every day of God's goodness. We continue to thank God for this sweet blessing and that He would keep our baby safe and growing strong. I've heard from so many of you that you pray for us and I can't tell you enough how thankful we are for those prayers!