Monday, February 23, 2009

My Best Kept Secret...

I know I have been on a hiatus the past week, but for good reason... I guess it's time for me to reveal what I have been keeping a secret for almost a month...

I AM HAVING A BABY!!!!
You read that right! I am pregnant! :) And I am BEYOND thrilled. Hubs and I are ecstatic really!! If you could see how big my smile is right now you would get just how PUMPED we are!!! We feel truly blessed that God is going to use us as parents!! I always had a fear that I wouldn't be able to be a mom, but God's plans for me are in place! And I couldn't be more happy!
I am 7 weeks and 1 day today and the little one is due October 11th!!
I have been so blessed. So far, I have had NO sickness. NONE AT ALL!! And I really hope that continues!!
I had to keep this a secret for a little while for several reasons. Right after we found out, I had a little bleeding. My doctor was afraid it might be a tubal pregnancy. So we had LOTS of blood work and testing done and it turns out everything is fine! Well really, everything is great!! GOD IS GOOD! I had complete faith that God's will would be done and still do!! He is in complete control of this situation and I am so thankful to know that!! And have that peace! We heard the heartbeat for the first time last Thursday. And can I just say how AMAZING that was!! It was beating so fast. I was just smiling with tears in my eyes and laughing. It was just precious!!
We decided to start trying back in January because we thought it might take a few months. Well it didn't. It took one time! :) So we knew there was a chance. Well on January 28th I realized that I was missing something... my period! So I took a test and it was very clear to me that I was pregnant. Hubs and I then went to the store to buy 4 more. All in all I took 6 tests and all said YES!! YES!! YES!!! We were beyond thrilled, but honestly a little shocked that it happened so quickly!! :)
I know there are lots of questions I need to answer and I will try to do my best to not leave out any details :)
We told our parents last Sunday and began telling our close friends last week. The cat is pretty much out of the bag and our little Beanie (as we are referring to him/her as) is healthy, so I wanted to share it with you girls now!
The way we told our parents was I had little onsie's made that said "Grammy & Paw Love Me" (what my parents will be called) and "Nana and Papa Love Me" (what Hubs parents will be called) and we presented them to them in bags and told them it was a Valentine's surprise. We also included pictures of Dansby and Daizy holding signs that said "I am going to be a big sister/brother"! I had my camera ready to video when they opened them and well my mom flipped out. We told my parents at their home that Sunday afternoon and then told Hubs parents on our way back in town at their home. It was great to see their reactions. My mom and dad both cried. It was so precious! My dad never cries! Needless to say, my mom has been dying to get to the shopping and already has done some. She is a shopoholic! :)
I am going to post a video below of my mom's reaction. I warn you... if you are at work, turn your volume down to low :) She yells loud :)
I am so excited to be sharing this journey with you all. It will be very personal for me to share but it will be great to have all of you to get advice from and have your support :) Hugs to you all!

136 comments:

The Shabby Princess said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Congratulations!!!! Congrats!! I am so beyong thrilled for you. What an exciting time! And you all are getting ready to buy a house... Aw, just so wonderful. You will be such a wonderful mom--and I'm sure an insanely hip and chic mommy to be. Congratulations love!

KLC said...

YAY CONGRATS!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! I look forward to reading all about your journey to mommyhood :)

The Harmon's said...

Congrats on the baby.

Your mom is a hoot.

Amanda

Milltini said...

oh my gosh girl! you CAN keep a secret. CONGRATS!

Soon to be Mrs. M said...

Yay! Congratulations! What exciting news!

Lucky in Love said...

Congratulations!!!! I'm so crazy excited for you both. Can't wait to hear more about it as you progress!

Krystyn said...

Oh yay! Congrats! I'm so excited for you!!!!

October is a great month for babies (mine are Oct 14th and 13th)!!!!!

I can't wait to follow you on your journey. You guys will make great parents.

Katy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! OH MY GOSH!

I was seriously just going to email you this morning to make sure everything was okay because you hadn't been around so much!

Your mom's reaction is so adorable!!!

YAY!

TexasLauren77 said...

Congratulations!!! I was so excited to see a post this morning after a while without any, and then to see such wonderful news was awesome! Thanks for sharing with all of us! You will make a wonderful mom, and I can't wait to read more about your journey over the next 7 months! And your mom's reaction was just precious!!! I loved it! :)

Tracy's Porch said...

CONGRATS!!!!! I am beyond thrilled for you. Your mom is adorable and made me smaile.

I had a little gut feeling something was up. This is so fantastic and I can't wait to share in the journey with you.

Motherhood is WONDERFUL! You will be a fabulous mom!!!!!!

M and G said...

Congrats!!!! How exciting!!!!! If you have any questions or need any book recomendations let me know :)

Lindsey said...

YAYAYAYA!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

yay!!! i will continue to pray for you, your hubby, and beanie! everything sounds perfect! i'm going to have to watch the video later because my office is full of people! :) love you!!!

SweetPea said...

That is such great news! Congratulations! You're mom's reaction was priceless.

Kari Beth said...

Yeay! Congratulations! So happy for you!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!

The Ross Family said...

I can't remember if I have commented before, but I have been reading your blog for a few weeks. Congratulations on the pregnancy! Your mom's reaction was priceless!

Sarah said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you... I wondered if this could be the reason you were not posting much.. since you had talked about wanting children SOON! Thats so great that you were able to get pregnant so quickly.. I pray that your baby will be healthy and that your pregnancy will go smoothly!

Whitney said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be praying for you!!! That is so great!
Your mom is hilarious!!!! I am cracking up at her!

SouthernAccent said...

That is so cute! Your mom looks so happy! So happy for you guys and glad you're feeling good! Can't wait to hear all about your experiences! Congratulations!

The Mrs. said...

How exciting, I am so happy for you and the hubs! I can't wait to see belly pictures. You are going to be one gorgeous pregnant momma!! Congrats

Superficialgirl said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Lynsey and Brian said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you and your husband! Your moms reaction was priceless and what a cute way to tell them. The little beanie is due one day after my birthday!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! Very Exciting news!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Oh my word!! I am so excited for you!!! I was getting worried since you hadn't posted in a while...now I know why :) Yay for you and hubby! I can't wait to read all about your fun preggy adventures!

Your mom is hilarious! I think that's the kind of reaction we would all like our parents to have! HA

Candice said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! You are going to be just the cutest mom:)

And your mom is hilarious! She is clearly ecstatic!

Newlywed Next Door said...

So wonderful! Congrats!!! Your Mom's reaction is priceless, so fun you captured that!

Tiffany Lynn said...

I'm mostly a lurker but I just had to comment on this one!! Your mom's reaction is priceless! I'm so glad you were able to capture it on camera! Congratulations - I can't wait to follow your journey :)

A Belle and her Beau said...

your mom cracks me up ... I am so glad that you guys have that on video!!!! love u mama :)

The Pink Chick said...

This is wonderful news!!!! Congratulations!!! What a blessing!!! I am so happy for you and your husband!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!

I'm just the MOM said...

YAY! CONGRATS! This is super exciting! I look forward to reading about your journey!

Allison said...

Congratulations. I'm sure you will be the most stylish mama-to-be out there. : )

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Your mom's reaction was cracking me up!

koopermom said...

Congratulations!!!! Your mom is sooooo excited! Have fun planning the nursery and baby shopping!! It is sooo fuN!

Amanda said...

Congrats to you. Being a mom is wonderful. You can have the baby on Oct 12th. That is is the best day. Congrats again and I am looking forward to readying the blogs about you and the pregnancy and then afterwards about the baby.

USCEmily said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news- I know you will be a great mom!

Mojito Maven said...

YAYAYAYAYAY! Congrats again! I will continue to be praying for you both!!! AND your mom's reaction was absolutely priceless!!

Monogramchick said...

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness! congrats!

Mrs H said...

Congratulations! What a sweet way to give your parents the news!

SassyEngineer said...

Yipee - I'm so excited for you!!!

Jessica said...

OH my gosh!! Congratulations!!!! Love your mom's reaction.. brought tears to my eyes! Priceless!
I know you two will be such great parents!

morewineplease said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!! Lady I am so happy for you guys, that is the best news every, and I know you will be an amazing mom! You are already off to a great start!

That video of your mom is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will keep you and beanie in my prayers :)

Megan said...

Ohhhh Congratulations!!! I LOVE your Mom's reaction.. I will have to remember to video tape reactions when it is our time! :)

Leslie said...

HOORAY!!! That video is PRICELESS!!!! SO excited for you and can't wait to see what a gorgeous expecting momma you're going to be!

Madison Girl said...

OMG Congrats!!! That is soo exciting! I can't wait to hear more news as the months progress!

Muffy said...

CONGRATS!!!!!

Mrs. Cup said...

AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO excited for you!!! I love your Mom's reaction!

Petunia said...

Congratulations!
I know this is odd, but I had a feeling for the past 2 weeks or so that you might be pregnant! Am I psychic??? Haha!
Yay!!! :)

Kelly said...

Congrats Lindsey!!
I know you guys are super excited!!

Island Girl said...

AHH!!! YAY! Congrats!!! I'm so happy for you! Your Mom's reaction is priceless! Great idea on how to tell them!

aron said...

ohhhhhhhhh CONGRATS!!!!!! that is SO exciting :)

Gwen said...

I so wish I had been on time to work to see this news immediately!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are going to be a great mommy!!! And little Beanie is going to be adorable!!! I will watch the video tonight (since I'm at work and they block it) but I am sending out all types of love & prayers for you all!!! {HUGS}

Risa said...

How exciting is that!! congratulations :-) I'll be on the lookout for really cute baby stuff!!!!!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Yay!!! Welcome to the club!!! I wish you a wonderful and healthy pregnancy!!!

Sarah said...

YYAYYYYYYY CONGRATS! Im crying because of your moms reaction that was perfect! your mom seems so fun!

Natalie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm crying b/c of your Mom's reaction -- that's priceless!!

How 'sweet' is it that Keith Urban's "Sweet Thing" is playing in the background ... perfect!!

How exciting for you and your hubby!

d.a.r. said...

I am crying my eyes out, so precious!! Congratulations to you both, what an amazing blessing.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Congrats girl!!!! You're Mom is HILARIOUS! That will be so precious to show the baby one day. Oh my gosh, Congrats again!!!

jane in the waiting line said...

oh my goodness, congratulations!!! how very, very exciting!

Katie said...

Oh girl - I watched the video five times - and laughed so hard with your mom...her scream/giggle was so contagious!

Congrats to you & your fam! Know that you, the hubs and your new little beanie is being covered in prayer! And just so you know, I am so jealous that you are gonna be such a hot mom!

LSU Melanie said...

yeeeeeyyyyy congrats!!!!!!!!! very very very exciting news!!!

KrissyBo. said...

Yay! :) Congratulations to you and your hubby! :) You're going to be such a cute prego lady and a wonderful momma! :) Glad you're feeling well and the baby is healthy! Loved the video of your momma's reaction, she's too cute!

The Pink Owl said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Very happy for you!

Emily said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! our babies will be a month apart! I cried while watching the video of your mom!! So stinking cute;) We got to hear the heartbeat again today and I cry everytime we get to hear it:) yeah yeah yeah! I am soo stinking pumped for you! We can chat about pregnancy stuff;) If you have any questions let me know... Im not to far ahead of you but Im sure Ive asked the same question before;) yeah! Such amazing news;)Ill keep you and beanie in my prayers! yeah

Jenny.Lee said...

OMG!!!!!!! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!!!

Chic Runner said...

oh my gosh, congrats x 500!:) I'm so happy for you and it will be a great experience.. You should have little beanie on October 6th.. That's my birthday! :) Congrats congrats, you are going to be great parents.

Britni and Justin said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

*~! megs !~* said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How awesome is this!! I can't believe you kept it a secret for so long!! Good job on that!

PS: Your mother is adorable!!

Elizabeth said...

CONGRATS!! That is SO exciting and I love how you told your parents! Too cute!! :)

Wearing Mascara said...

YAY! That is so amazing! Your mom is so funny and I love it!!!!! Her reaction is priceless. You're gonna have to show that to the lil one when he/she arrives :-) Congrats my friend!

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Congratulations to both you!!! I'm thrilled for you!

Kristen said...

how happy i am for you!!! i just because an aunt two times in 2 weeks. congrats and i look forward to reading about your pregnancy!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Oh my gosh! I'm all teared up now!!!! I love that you can hear your husband in the background say "thank you" when your dad congratulated him. I'm so happy for y'all. :)))))

Erica said...

When you had posted a while back I had a feeling that you might be pregnant! I follow your blog but havenever commented! We are some lucky people to have it happen on the first try, I was the same way! Good luck, God Bless. I cant wait to read about your journey! I went to school at Auburn as well!!! I have an almost 6m old so if you need any advice let me know!!!
-Erica

JennyLo said...

Congrats!!!!!

Amie said...

CONGRATULATIONS LYNDSEY!!! I am so freakin excited for you, your hubby and both of your families! As soon as I saw the title of the post in Google Reader I said "OMG She's pregnant!!!"

How exciting! I got all teary eyed watching how excited your mama was! Did you get video of your in-law's reaction too?

Congratulations again!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Congratulations!! Your Mom's reaction is just PRICELESS!!!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh WOW! Congrats! This is so exciting for you - I look forward to your progress & wish ALL THREE of you the best of luck!

The Southern Housewife said...

Congrats!!!!!

Come over and see my Tucker Blair giveaway! So cute and oh so preppy!!

BAJohnson said...

Congrats to you and your husband. I laughed so hard at the video because my mother sounds JUST like that when she is excited!

Trina said...

congratulations!!! This is such great news and your mom is sooo cute! I wish you all the best :)

Vineyard Vogue said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That is sooo wonderful!! And, you're mom is just priceless!! Congratulations times a million to you and your hubby (and the rest of your families!) Can't wait to read along with Fluffy, Fashionable, & Famous.. PREGO STYLE!

Congrats girly!

*One Step at a Time* said...

OMG!! CONGRATS!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU AND CAN'T WAIT TO READ ALL ABOUT IT! :) :) :)

ezza said...

Wow! That is so exciting, congratulations! Your mom's reaction is priceless! :)

skinnyrunner.com said...

congratulations! what a wonderful attitude you have, that God is blessing you guys with this baby and because of that, you have peace about it.
what a great way tell the parents!

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

That was just the cutest thing I have ever seen! Even the pups were excited. Congratulations to you and to Grandma!

Miss E said...

CONGRATS! Can't wait to follow your path to mommyhood! You and your {growing} family are in my prayers!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

YIPPEE!!! Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of your pregnancy!!! Your mom is so funny and cute BTW!

gk said...

I don't even know you and you brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations! Excited to (virtually) share in this journey with you :) Take care and good luck! -Kellsey
PS: the onesie idea is so cute!

Justin and Jenn said...

Hilarious- your mom is great! CONGRATULATIONS!

Lauren said...

Yay! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

kb said...

Congratulations--I figured something was up back when you posted that thing about having something on your mind that takes up EVERYTHING.
thats so awesome!!!

horray!

Kris Norman said...

Congrats!

Ms. Nonsense said...

Congrats! So exciting!

Kappa Prep said...

Oh my gosh, I read this from my BB this morning and have been dying to comment all day! HUGE CONGRATS to you and hubby and your entire family for that matter! I am just SO excited for you!! The video of your mother was wonderful and almost made me cry as she was so happy! Loved it! I cannot wait to follow you over the next few months, CONGRATS again!!

zentmrs said...

Just had a chance to watch the video of your mom - she's a doll!!

Erica said...

Congratulations! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly!

Being Brazen said...

CONGRATS!!!!! Wow, what great exciting news!!

Kitty Cat said...

I am thrilled for you! This is such cool news! You guys managed to contain yourselves, I shared the news immediately! It's awesome, we're due almost the same time!!! We can share our journey together. I am 5 weeks now. Cool!

Hayley said...

Congratulations!
That video was so awesome! I was even tearing up :-)

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful post!!

Missy R. said...

CONGRATS! This is such great news for you both! So Excited!

Lis said...

AHHHH!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and the hubby!!! :) I'm excited to read the upcoming Mommy-to-be posts!!! So exciting!!!

Megan said...

Congratulations!! So exciting!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Such great news!

Texan Couture said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you!

My Home - My Life said...

CONGRATS!!! - How exciting. Can't wait to hear more about you prego journey!

Single in Vancouver said...

Congratulations! You two will have a beautiful baby. :)

Tamara Ann said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to congratulate you on your big news! I hope you don't mind that I've gone back and read some of your old posts and really enjoyed them. And although I'm a UF grad, I LOVE Auburn as well...War Eagle!

katie said...

congrats!!

Life of a Savannah Bride said...

CONGRATS!!! Your mom is precious!!!!

Practically Perfect... said...

Your mom's reaction was priceless :-) Congratulations!

DANIELLE NICOLE DOWNING said...

OH MYYYYYYY GOSH!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congrats girl!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy said...

I just discovered your blog...and it is so adorable! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Babies are so sweet...parenting is such a grand adventure (we have three teenagers now) and I wouldn't trade any of the moments!

Jesslee said...

Yay! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you guys. I look forward to reading all about your mommyhood experience. I can't wait for our house to sell, so we can start trying for a little one. You are going to be one haute momma! Yay!

The Reality of Happily Ever After said...

AAHHHH!!!! your mom's reaction would have been mine :) I see now where you get your SPUNK!

CONGRATS!!! SO EXCITING!

Tara Gibson said...

ahhhhhhhhhh! CONGRATS GIRL!! So happy for you!!!!! you will be a fantastic mom!

writing4612 said...

Congratulations!!! I watched the video, but it didn't have ANY sound. I could still tell by her reaction that she's beyond excited.

Can't wait to read all about your journey.

With Love from New Orleans said...

OMG!! CONGRATS!! I am catching up on all my bloggy friends... OMG!! I am so excited for you!!! Your mom is seriously HILARIOUS! Your puppies were freaking out.. I love how one took the tissue paper.. my dog would totally do that too! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!
XOXOXOXO

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!! I am soo happy for you guys! You will have so much fun being pregnant and having a little one!! Oh a big congratulations to you and Hubby!! And that video of your Mom is soo absolutely adorable!! I'm so impressed you got it on video, that's awesome! I can't to wait to follow this journey with you girl!!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Loved the video! Sorry I was late but Congrats!!

southern daze said...

Congratulations! I've been frantically trying to get caught up on blog posts for the past few days and just now read the good news. I realize we've never met but my heart is bursting with happiness anyway!!!!

xoxo sarahbeth said...

Congratulations! ♥

*Kimmie* said...

Congrats! I just got back into town, and what wonderful news to return to!!!

That Fresh Feeling said...

CONGRATS! That is an awesome video...made me tear up:-)

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

I just watched this at work and am crying in my office!! Oh my gosh this is so exciting! Mazel tov!!

tickledpink said...

CONGRATS! The video of your mother is hilarious, and what a keepsake! I will keep your family in my prayers!

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

Your mom's response made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. My coworkers are all, "What's so funny???" ...so we all watched it. :)

Mrs. Classic said...

Congratulations!! I am so excited for you and your hubby. I saw this a while ago but never commented. I can't wait to follow your exciting journey!

Just Me said...

Im sorry I am late to say it but YIPEEE!!! Congratulations :)

luckeelady said...

Congrats... I too just found out a few weeks ago that I am expecting baby#2... I was also shocked that it took me and my hubby one try to get it done right :) I started a new job back a few months ago and we were trying to time it just right to where I'd be there about a year to get the FMLA but I think we fell short a few weeks because we thought it would take at least a month or two... I guess we did it good the first time. Timing is EVERYTHING. I knew before I was even late because of my super smell and I had some pain (but no bleeding) so they got me right in because they thought it might be a tubal too. Come to find out its just a big cyst on my ovary. I go back on the 17th to see the baby, it should have a heartbeat by then. CONGRATS again. I'll be due just a couple weeks after you. October 23rd by the dates.

LeAnna said...

I found your blog through 'The Reality of Happily Ever After' and was just scrolling through some of your posts and HAD to comment on this! I watched the vidoe and I have to tell you, that I literally cried! I know that may sound weird considering I dont know you IRL, but your moms reaction just made me tear up! So sweet! My husband and I are currently trying as well and I think our parents reactions are one of the things that I am really looking forward to. Congrats!

KatherineBee said...

Your mom's reaction is the cutest thing ever - congrats!