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It's true... I'm PREGNANT!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hi friends! Many of you guessed this but I have the most wonderful news to share. I.AM.PREGNANT!!! I honestly have never been more excited about anything in my life. Ever. I am 10 weeks along and am feeling pretty good! Baby is due December 16th.

About 5 weeks ago, I was working out and I was sweating profusely and had only been at it for 10 minutes. I just felt off. My brother asked me if I was okay and I commented on not feeling well and stopped working out. After he went to bed (he works at 4AM) I had 30 minutes until Ken would be home from Bible Study. I still felt horrible and decided to take a pregnancy test. I told myself that if it was negative I needed to go to the doctor because something was NOT right. I took the test, went to let the dog out and came back to the most amazing word: PREGNANT.

I was so shocked! Ken and I weren't officially 'trying' to get pregnant. I was off the pill but most of the time we were using alternative means of protection. Well... most of the time doesn't work for us and the three times were enough to create a new little being!


I was shocked but not unhappy! I had 15 minutes until Ken would be home and I wanted to make telling him special. I ran upstairs and made a poster with a picture of Elliana on it that said, "Daddy, guess what?? I'm gonna be a BIG SISTER!" When Ken got home he was upset about something and I wanted him to be able to talk about that before I sprung the big news on him. Finally (it seemed like FOREVER), we turned on the TV and I sneakily took the poster out and laid it on his lap. He looked down, confused for a second, and then looked at me. I smiled and he asked if it was true. I nodded and he embraced me for a long time.

We told our brothers and our best friends first (we had to tell SOMEONE!) and made plans to meet my parents in Des Moines. We told Ken's mom a few days before we met with my parents. We gave her a Grandma Mother's Day card (she thought it was from Neeko) and at the bottom of the card we wrote about her grandbaby (the size of a blueberry and due on December 16th.) We also bought two big mints and a box of Junior Mints. It was cute :) We bought my parents the same card and we also included a picture of Elliana with something similar to what was on Ken's poster. Neither of our parents had any idea and everyone is beyond excited!

I have had pretty intense nausea for a little bit every day but overall I really can't complain. The hardest thing for me has been the weight gain. I knew this would be hard mentally. I have gained about 7 pounds. I have been eating well and to my doctor's recommendations but I didn't expect to gain this much weight in the first trimester. I keep telling myself that I HAVE to do what is best for the baby and if my body feels the need to put on weight for the baby, so be it. I am sure once I start showing, I will feel better about the weight gain. It is just hard to work SO hard to lose the weight and realize that after the baby is born, I will have to do it again. I'm not saying it's not worth it, IT IS! I am just struggling a bit mentally. I am so grateful for this amazing little blessing :-) I finally have energy so I went on a 5 mile walk yesterday. It was fantastic. I am sure that exercising again (I listened to my body and did short walks while my energy level was basically at zero) will help stabilize my weight gain.

We had our first appointment last Thursday with our previous midwife. She is so sweet and supportive. Everything looks great and she did a quick ultrasound so we could take a peek at our little blessing! This will be our only appointment with her because we are high risk and will see the perinatologist from now on. Our next appointment is June 11th.

I am so thankful to God for entrusting us with another blessing and I pray that we will glorify Him through all of this.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPINTEXAS 8/22/2012 7:07PM

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!

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NEWMOM20121 7/10/2012 11:21AM

    Congratulations. Such a wonderful blessing.

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BETHSWORLD 7/8/2012 5:03PM


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YESCURLYCAN 7/3/2012 6:43AM

  I am so late on your blog but OH MY GOODNESS! Congratulations!!! That is wonderful new emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYLIKECANDY1 6/21/2012 2:34PM

    Beautiful news to you and your family! Continued blessings honey!!!!!

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BEYONDLIMITS 6/20/2012 5:17AM


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EVLOBOS310 6/17/2012 9:32AM

    Congratulations! What an amazing gift! And I love all the little ways you told your friends and family! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 6/16/2012 10:19PM

    Praise God! I am so happy for you both. Congrats! emoticon

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/16/2012 9:28PM


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SUNSHINE634 6/16/2012 4:34PM

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LADYOLIVER 6/16/2012 4:12PM


I have not been by to say hello to you in a minute....and when I do look what I see....AMAZING.

Take care of yourself and that bundle of joy. I will keep you all lifted in prayer. Will stop back in for updates.

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KIBAISREADY 6/16/2012 3:00PM


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PAPER_WINGS18 6/16/2012 1:49PM

    How exciting!! Congratulations!!

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LOVE7755 6/16/2012 12:51PM


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BOMBCHELL23 6/12/2012 8:44PM

    I am so excited for you and your husband keep us posted on your journey to bringing into the world another special being. I am so excited hearing this blessed news!

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MARSCK 6/7/2012 9:33AM

    So happy for you!! Congrats!!

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KARENE10 6/3/2012 10:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What wonderful news! I am so happy for you!

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SAZZLERAZZLE 5/28/2012 5:03PM

    ooooooooooooooh congratulations Elicia!!! That is SUCH good news!! Congratulations to you both, i bet you are both over the moon! Good luck, embrace the weight gain, its your little bundle of joy growing with you! xoxo

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ANNONYMOUSME 5/23/2012 11:59AM

  Oh my - I got all teary-eyed reading this! I had hoped this was your good news. About the weight gain - I quickly started to gain weight in the first trimester, and I'm still gaining at 21 weeks, but at a slower pace. I read that if you were eating to lose for a long time before getting pregnant, moving directly to eating to maintain will pack on the pounds. We have to do it as it's best for baby, but I agree with you, it's a bit disappointing to see the scale move up so quickly. I still struggle with it, but I try to keep it in perspective.

Anyway, I'm so thrilled for you and Ken. Elliana will finally be a big sis!

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ROCHELLE62 5/22/2012 8:48PM

    You may gain a few pounds, but you are in great shape to deal with the pregnancy, the delivery and beyond.

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LIVIN2LOVE1 5/22/2012 11:30AM


Eat right, exercise, and rest. If you do that you'll gain 20-30 pounds but they won't stick around long. ENJOY!!!

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RSANDBERG 5/22/2012 11:29AM

    Congratulations on the wonderful news of a sweet little baby! So happy for you and Ken.
God bless.

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ROJAKHAN 5/22/2012 11:25AM


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CIVIAV 5/22/2012 10:14AM

    Oh, how amazingly beautiful to hear!

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LAKEGIRL76 5/22/2012 9:10AM

    Congratulations!! I was guessing that was your exciting news! Your blog made me cry the way that you told Ken. I am looking forward to seeing that bundle of joy come December!!! I am struggling with pregnancy weight gain as well. I still have 2 months to go and have gained about 40 lbs. It is hard to think that I will have to lose it again after giving birth, but with my daughter I gained 60-70 pounds, so I guess I am doing ok with only 40 so far.

I am so happy for you!! Glad to hear that everything is going well!

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QUEENVIXEN75 5/22/2012 8:10AM

  That is so wonderful. Congrats!

It's kinda funny that you reminded me that your story is very similar to how I found out I was pregnant with our second child. We were at a family function and I just wasn't feeling right. Someone teasingly asked if I was pregnant again. I said no because I was on the pill but the more I thought about it I began to realize that I HAD missed a few. It bugged me the next day at work so I snuck off to a drug store during lunch and bought a test. And yep, I was pregnant.

Anyway, you will be able to continue your work just not as intensely. Make healthy choices and keep active. We're rooting for you!

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GRACEISENUF 5/22/2012 12:56AM

    So happy for you...CONGRATS! Like you mentioned...don't worry about gaining weight right now, 30 pounds or so will not be too hard to get off later.

Enjoy EVERY moment of this special blessing from God!

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WINNIE1978 5/21/2012 8:51PM

    Congrats! I hope you have an easy and healthy pregnancy!

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    Great news and congratulation. Enjoy this weight gain. If you stay healthy the weight will fall off easily. emoticon

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AMBER281 5/21/2012 7:15PM


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BUSYGRANNY5 5/21/2012 4:28PM

    Congratulations! I find your excitement to be wonderful!!!

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ELIZACG9 5/21/2012 4:02PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so happy too!

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SHUFFMAN126 5/21/2012 3:00PM


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MEWHENRYSMAMA 5/21/2012 1:45PM gave me a big smile!
Remember you are living a for the health of you and your sweet baby...and dont think about anything will all be fine. After you have your little one your weight will return to normal, and you will be busy with your child! Imagine! And you are going to be active! Just enjoy this special time!
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MOONBIRD 5/21/2012 1:44PM

    I am so happy for you! I can't wait to follow your pregnancy and see your baby later this year!!! Don't worry about the weight gain. Just listen to the Dr and keep on eating healthy and resting when you need to, and do whatever workouts feel good to you. I know you'll be fine. It's so cute how you told your hubby and everyone else! I know they are all so happy too. Congratulations!!

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CALVIND 5/21/2012 1:21PM

    I am so happy for you. You have been in my prayers. I pray that you have a great pregnacy and no complications. Congrats again.

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MRSBUCKEYE 5/21/2012 12:17PM

    Mazel Tov ... baby's are truly a blessing

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 5/21/2012 10:58AM


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HSMOM2FOUR 5/21/2012 10:42AM

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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MOONMANSON 5/21/2012 10:31AM

    Congratulations and best of luck with this pregnancy :)

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DO4FIT 5/21/2012 10:28AM

    Congratulations. Couldn't think of a couple more deserving.

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TERIBERI70 5/21/2012 10:27AM

    Thats amazing news! Congrats!

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CALLIKIA 5/21/2012 10:24AM

    Congrats to you!!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 5/21/2012 10:20AM

    Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for the two of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKRONBERG1 5/21/2012 10:11AM

    Wow! Congratulations! It's so exciting to be carrying a little child inside! I know the eating will be stressful for you, but always remember your little one is depending on you for all his/her nutrients. Stay strong and Blessings to you!

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