Pregnancy Announcements

Besides being blessed with this baby inside of me, one of the things I’m most grateful to God for is that He allowed us to be surprised.  Once we started fertility treatments I thought the idea of ever being surprised by a positive test would never happen.  That and we would never be able to surprise our families because they would know that we would do a treatment, then expect news, one way or the other, two weeks later.

Then God blessed us with this baby without having to go through the process of further infertility treatments…and boy was my mom surprised!  Sorry for the bad quality video. Alex was secretly shooting on his iPhone in a dimly lit room. Also, it’s very quiet…until my mom finally realizes what I was trying to say, then you might want to lower your volume quickly:)

I am the worst at keeping my own secrets, so I was extremely relieved when I finally spilled the beans to my mom.  I knew she would be so excited!

When it finally got to the point where we were ready to tell the rest of the world, this is how we decided to share the news:


I am just beyond thankful for everyone around us who prayed for us, prayed with us, and just showed up support during such a tough time.

A friend asked me if I would go back and change anything if I could–meaning, would I go through infertility again if I had the choice, knowing the outcome we have now.

I had to think about that one really hard, because truth be told, it sucked.  It was heart-breaking, lonely, and full of fear.  Although I did learn a lot through the process of infertility, I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemy.  I wouldn’t choose that path again.  If the path chooses me again, though, the greatest thing I learned was to keep my eyes off of my troubles and turn them to God.  Once my focus was where it should have been the entire time, I had such a huge peace about whatever would happen.


10 responses to “Pregnancy Announcements”

  1. Love your mom’s precious response! So special that you got it on video! And super cute photo of your dog! 🙂

  2. Congratulations!! I commented about your YHL post… turn out we were 9weeks pregnant there – due mid-sept! it is an exciting journey, enjoy!

  3. I’ve been thinking about you (in a non-creepy I don’t even know you way!) and hoping you were well with your blogging break…So happy for you, and Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations Emily! Having experienced infertility myself I can totally relate. Not a day goes by that I don’t look at my two boys and think about the 7 long years it took to get pregnant. It is such a gift. Be gentle with yourself and enjoy every day. May God continue to bless you and your family. Love your ideas and blog too!

  5. I commented on your fertility post awhile ago and have been following your blog daily since your YHL post. I was the one in the dreaded two week wait post IVF. Well I can share with you and the world I am 19 weeks pregnant. We are due October 24. I was so happy to see your new post and read about you and your husbands good news. I am also glad you’re back to blogging. Thanks for sharing your journey and giving others hope. I found your words about giving it up to God a very familiar sentiment. Everything is in his plan and his control. God bless

  6. HI, Emily, wow I’m so happy for you two!! What exciting news this is, what a blessing I know this is for you. Someone told me you painted your living room black so I had to come & see. It’s pretty & I’m happy you like it, although I don’t think I could do black walls. It’s very dramatic for sure!

    And I did see your kitchen reno too, what a great job ya’ll did with it! Beautiful, all of it. Congrats for all the hard work and how far you’ve come in almost 2 years.

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