Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two Pink Line {I think...} Pt. 2

So I left off with Part 1 where we saw the 2 very faint pink lines.

But they did appear on both tests so....

this was legit.

I thought it would be cute to buy a little St. John onesie to tell Mr. B's parents.

It was a different way to tell them, but it was also a cute keepsake for us. 


We already had dinner plans and I thought maybe we could have them open it at dinner and be totally surprised. 
Something a little more exciting than just blurting it out. 

I knew we weren't going to be able to do anything like that for my parents, there was no way I could keep it a secret until we got home! 
So I really wanted to do at least one semi-creative thing to announce it. 

The search was on for a little onesie.
 Like we weren't already leaving his parents enough on the pregnancy test hunt, now we were returning back to the shops hoping we would find a onesie. 

Surely the stores would sell a St. John onesie! 

Well, not these shops at the resort. Only baby t-shirts, and I felt like that didn't really scream baby.

New plan: Ask if we can leave for dinner a little early to go to the shops downtown to buy my parents a gift for watching Roxie.

{A lie with a good intention, that makes it ok right?}

So we told them we would meet them at the restaurant,  and we slyly search the shops so they won't see us or what we are buying. We couldn't find any gender neutral onesies so we ended up buying a girl bib and a boy baby t-shirt. 

They could each open one, put the two pieces together- hugs. hooray. we are pregnant. wohoo.



We waited for the perfect moment to tell them. 

 Smelly Senior joked around asking if we bought him a gift, too.


Mr. B told him that we actually did have a gift for them, he took out the baby items that were wrapped in tissue paper and gave one to his mom and one to his dad.

They were totally caught off guard.

And they were totally confused.

Smelly Senior didn't quite understand why we bought him a girl bib, but to play along he put the bib on and said thank you.

Mama K was confused why we bought her a little boy t-shirt, but quickly caught on.

This is for them to give to Mr. B's sister who already has a little boy and is pregnant with a little girl.

We are so sweet, right?


Operation "Surprise We Are Pregnant"= FAIL.

Of course they would think those are gifts for her, what were we thinking?!

Mr. B clarified the situation and told them that this is not for his sister's baby.

And that's where these faces come into play.
Something a little more a long the lines of what we were hoping for!

They were ecstatic and tearful and we were still in shock and so so happy that we could share that special moment with them face to face. 

And I was thrilled to have captured that moment and those candid surprised faces. I was really torn between pictures or a video, but these are hilarious and a lot easier to save and use so I am glad I went with just the camera.

And now for the ever so creative way I told my parents.....

And just to make myself not look like a complete loser that was having a conversation with myself to my mom. She called me after, so please don't feel bad for me because I know that looks like a sad situation! Ha! And I promise I am not making that up to make myself look better. For reals.

We arrived home late Saturday night and I was so anxious to test on Sunday morning with the one and only king of all tests- Clear Blue digital.

This would be the final final answer.

So once again, I did my thing {I've gotten really good at it btw} and we waited and watched the little sand timer thing, that probably has an official name that I can't think of right now....

There it was.

Now I really believe it. 

I had a fun way to tell my siblings, but while my sister was waiting for me in the car she saw my camera and started flipping through the pictures! And when I returned she said, so do you have anything to tell me????? She's a little sneak! So I ended up just telling the rest of them when we were out for lunch after church. 

I told the rest of my family and my grandparents by showing them the slideshow of pictures from our vacation. Those pictures popped up at the end, it took a while to click and they were all so excited, too! 

 We called all other family members and shared the wonderful news. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such supportive and loving family. Everyone has been praying for us, and it was such an answer to prayer to be able to call and tell them!

I really wanted to keep it a secret from most people until I was in my 2nd trimester, but when you've been trying for what seems like forever you want to tell EVERYONE! Seriously, I was even telling people in the stores! Pretty much anyone who I talked to face to face, I told. I decided I would keep it quiet for as long as I could on here and on facebook. I still haven't said anything on facebook yet, I think I will do that next week. I have just been a super paranoid freakazoid, so I am waiting just a little bit longer. 

Tomorrow I will introduce you to our precious little one- along with it's official blog name! 
Super suspenseful, right? ;) 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Two Pink Lines {I think...} Pt. 1

So if you remember, before my vacation I posted about how I was bringing tampons and pregnancy tests with me because every month was always a guessing game.

Every month I thought I had a million symptoms and every month I was wrong. 

The month of February we were going with the whole "trying not to try" ordeal. 
Which still doesn't make sense to me 
because after 10 months of knowing every detail of your cycle you know what's going on
 and when the "right" time is.
And everyone that told me that that was key, I wanted to punch in the face kindly tell them I don't know how that's possible!!!! 

I was really discouraged and tearful knowing that by not forcing {so dramatic, I know} anything we were wasting another month.  So nothing was "forced", it wasn't like clock-work, no special products were used, no special "tricks, no hanging upside down for 30 minutes.
Total TMI and apologize, but I'm not kidding! 

Unlike the other months where I tested pretty much every day 10 days before my period, this time I only brought 2 tests.  This was a pretty big deal and big step for me- I wasn't going to obsess {might be an understatement} while we were on vacation, I was just going to test the last day we were there. I was supposed to start my period the day we were heading back home, so I was hoping that if it was positive it would show before we say good by to the Smelly in-laws. 

So I put back my good expensive tests and only brought 2 internet cheap ones, really expecting this to be just like the previous months.

I enjoyed the week with family and soaking up the sun. I got a massage and had to reluctantly circle "not pregnant" on the form.
Just another reminder that made me frustrated. 

I joked with Mr. B after that there should've been an option for "Maybe".
But I guess not everyone is weird like me....

I didn't have any "symptoms" and truly believed this was not my month.

:: A little back story: my in-laws live in TX and we live in NH.  We had so many "perfect" opportunities where we were going to be able to tell them we were pregnant in person, but it never happened. I had so many different creative plans in my head on how we would tell them, I really wanted them to be a part of this since they won't be around for the other milestones of the pregnancy. It didn't happen in June for my FIL's birthday, it didn't happen in July for our weekend at the lake, it didn't happen in August for my MIL's birthday, it didn't happen in September when visited for Labor Day weekend, it didn't happen in November when we visited for Thanksgiving, it didn't happen in January when they came to visit for the weekend.... so I was just praying that it would happen on this vacation. 

It would be the perfect way to end a great week, it's extra special because it's just us with them and they live in NH for the summer months so they would be able to be a part of the pregnancy too and they already had plans to come to NH for Thanksgiving which is around when the due date would be. 
For real this time, could it be any more perfect???? ::

Thursday night, March 17th, I was feeling a little nauseous. I just figured that it was from being out on a boat all day. I did text my mom and joke that maybe I was pregnant....but I think I was just feeling a little sea sick. I just laid on the couch all night and was hoping that the night of sleep would make me feel better in the morning.

I woke up on Friday feeling fine and anxious to test, but not expecting to see anything new. 

I did my thing, put it on the counter and started to get ready for the day. Mr. B was staring at it and said he thinks he sees another line. I tell him to stop joking around and he says that he is serious and he shows it to me.
 My heart stopped!
 I think I see it , too!
 We were in shock, it was so faint we didn't want to get our hopes up.

But I hear a positive is a positive!!
 I was shaking, quickly started googling faint positives, texting my mom. trying really hard not to be too excited, just in case.
 But it was reallllllllllly hard.
I was so bummed that I only brought the cheap internet tests!
 I only had one left and I wanted to save it for the next morning to be sure that it was positive then too and then we would find a way to tell his parents before we left. 

The plans for the day were just to relax by the pool, Mr. B and I were really distant from his parents the whole day because we I really wanted to tell them in a creative way and thought we would do something special at dinner that night.
If I was talking to them, I knew I would just blurt it out.
 His mom even asked Mr. B if everything was ok with me, ha! 

I really wanted to test again with a better brand so we searched the shops in the resort and they didn't sell any.
Umm hello?? Who doesn't sell pregnancy test in a gift shop?! Strange, right? ;)

We decided to walk down the street to a little grocery store and thought for sure that they would have some. I was expecting to pay like $30 for this thing, everything is so expensive on the island! I didn't care though I just wanted to know, it was killing me!
We got to the store and they only had one brand- a cheap, generic, dollar-tree syringe type test.
 Of course.
Thankfully it was only $2 though, so we bought a couple so I could test multiple times the next day too.
You know, just to be sure. 

We got back to the hotel lobby, I did my thing again...this time in a public bathroom which was a little more awkward. I put the stick in my bag, walked out to Mr. B, pulled it out to see what it said.
Two pink lines. 
This time a little darker and it was in the afternoon.

Not even my morning pee. 
I am sold.
This is 100%, we are telling them tonight.

Thank you Jesus for doing everything in your perfect timing. For answering our prayers and allowing this special moment to happen in such a beautiful place and lining up all the details! 

I feel like this post is really boring and too long with hardly any pictures sooooo this is Part 1 and Part 2 will be about when we told them. 

Thanks again for the overwhelming encouraging words!! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

3 Months Late

Yes, I AM talking about my lovely little lady friend.


I failed to mention an important and very memorable part of our vacation that happened our last night in St. John.

After all, I think it deserved a post of it's very own. 

It went a little like this....

Then this...

Then this...

{love love love this picture btw}

And of course this...

And being at the beach, couldn't resist doing this...

I have been dying to post about this!!
Thank you all so so much for all your prayers and encouraging words.
This baby is such a testament of God's faithfulness, and we are ecstatic.

I am 13 weeks, have lots to update on and there will be a more detailed post sometime in the near future!

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Monday, May 16, 2011

2 Months Late

No, I am not talking about my lovely little lady friend.

I am talking about our vacation to St. John that was 2 months ago that I never blogged about.

We seriously have rain in the forecast for the next 10 days, 
I was thinking it was time for a nice sunny vacation with a palm tree....
and then I realized I already had one. 

But of course, I am always up for another one!

When we reached the islands we started ort journey off on a very claustrophobic car ferry to get us from St. Thomas to St. John.

We safely arrived and enjoyed a delicious dinner while soaking up the sun and the views.

I finally fit in with the clan {except I am technically cooler than them now because I have the iPad 2, but we won't go there...}, I got my late Christmas present from my in-laws right in time for vacation. Literally the day before our flight, Mama Grace and I waited in line for 5+ hours!
Thank you Apple for timing it so perfectly. 

The rest of the weekend we enjoyed the beautiful crystal clear blue blue ocean.
The water really is this blue- I didn't even edit it!

We experienced breath-taking sunsets every night from our balcony.

We went to a you-have-to-go-to-this-burger-joint for lunch.
It was called Skinny Legs and it was only appropriate to get a picture of my Mr. B and his very own pair of skinny legs. Looks are deceiving- he was very reluctant and embarrassed, but we couldn't miss out on this photo-op.

Scenic views were around every corner..

I'm not a huge swim in the ocean fan, but this clear water made it a little more appealing.

We enjoyed some yummy dinners out on the town. 

Some relaxing days by the pool.

A snorkeling excursion through some caves.
But my lack of enjoying swimming in the ocean is multiplied by 20 when it comes to snorkeling and hearing myself breathe in the water. Aka the sound of the death.  
So I quickly went in and quickly went out. My excuse, and it was a legit one, was the salt water was burning my face like crazzzy. 
Pretty much felt like acid burning off the layers.
And I don't exaggerate that much.
So I just relaxed on the boat and took pictures :)

We enjoyed our last night at our favorite restaurant all sun-kissed and relaxed.

Ahhh vacations are SO nice. 

Thanks to my wonderful in-laws for inviting us and making this fabulous vacation possible! 

Also, please say a prayer for my sister-in-law today. She is being induced this afternoon- praying for a safe delivery and healthy little niece! 

Friday, May 6, 2011


My brother is came home from college last night
and he was telling us of a commercial they have down south. 

In NH they don't sell a soda called "Sun Drop", but apparently they do in North Carolina. 

And apparently said commercial reminds my brother of me.

I laughed.

I was a tiny bit horrified.

And I would be lying if I said I wasn't proud or slightly flattered.

PS Lilly is a lion head rabbit. Her siblings are arriving this weekend!