I want to preface this by saying that God is good!
E and I jokingly made up a three-step plan to prepare ourselves for parenthood right before we were married and discussing "big picture" things.
We decided that step one would be to get the Amaryllis bulb my mom bought us for Christmas that year to bloom. For me, not killing a plant is a big thing! Lo and behold, the plant grew and bloomed into a beautiful white flower. We took our plantchild across the country to AZ, and then halfway back to TX. I thought all of that travelling across the hottest parts of the country would have killed it, but it's starting to grow this year and I can't wait for it to bloom again!
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E and I also decided to get a dog once we moved to AZ.
So this little guy was step two, although the quality of our puppy parenting is obviously questionable, ha!
We joked by saying if we didn't screw up on steps one and two that we could think about starting a family. Yeah, so Buddy might be a little rotten, but we love him nonetheless. We also said that we wanted to wait a year before we started trying. That was actually my idea. So of course a month after we were married I started getting baby fever in the worst kind of way and somehow talked E into starting to try. Months came and went and still no pregnancy. I've always had a feeling that I would have a hard time conceiving so the past months have been pretty emotional. It's pretty heartbreaking to want something so bad only to think that you'll never be able to have it.
So you can imagine our surprise when I found out early this week that E and I are expecting! It just so happened that we did get our first year of marriage (plus an extra month for good measure) just to ourselves. I like to think God was looking out for us because looking back, we really needed it!
We are both so excited that we can barely stand ourselves! And our moms... well they're pretty much crazy with joy, ha!
All of this being said, please pray for my family and that this is a healthy and happy pregnancy :)