6.16.2011

1+1=3 : The most magical of math equations

I haven't blogged in quite some time.  
I have been busy growing a tiny person.
John Murphy and I made a baby.

It is ours and that fact soothes my soul and vibrates my heart with love and gratitude every single day.


Last month after we came home from my brother's wedding in Hilton Head my sister and her husband were outside shooting off some illegal fireworks we had picked up in South Carolina.  I went up stairs to grab a hoodie, I got distracted, and for no particular reason...I decided to take a pregnancy test. (I had two boxes stored up in the bathroom for funsies)

When the digital test popped up "Pregnant", I almost fell off of the toilet. Literally.

The next few minutes were a blur.  I ran downstairs and beckoned John to come upstairs with me.  We both stood at the bathroom counter and stared at the test in silence.
I was totally shocked and also a bit skeptical.
We jumped for joy in the bathroom and embraced each other while we were full of smiles, some tears, and questions.  It was one of those moments that you could always imagine how it would feel but then when you are there, living that moment, it is so much better than you ever expected.

We kept it a secret for that night.  It was just between the two of us and I loved that.  I loved looking over at him in the room full of our family and him shooting me a smile.  I knew just what that smile meant, "We are having a baby.  We made something together. You are going to be a mother and I am going to be a father."  I will never forget that night.

Or course like any woman, I took about 6 tests to make sure.  I carried the tests around in my purse for 3 weeks and I would look at them almost any free moment I had. I know, I know....pee sticks in my purse? For 3 weeks?!




I can't wait to meet this little person.  
When I saw our babe's heartbeat for the first time, tears filled my eyes.  It is such a miracle to make something so special with the person you love the most in the whole world.

Here is baby's first film strip.  If you look close enough in the second picture you can see two little dots that are the arms and two little dots that are the feet. Oh, and a really huge head (I guess our baby is going to be super smart).  

It may look like a little smudge, but its the cutest little smudge I have ever seen.


I am so overwhelmed with joy right now. 
I'm growing a sassy little babe that I made with the man I love.

34 comments:

monster cakes said...

congrats friend. : ) this is amazing.

Jasmine said...

congratulations! this is such exciting news! ;)

Jeska said...

Congrats!! I was wondering where you've been lately! Makes perfect sense. My first trimester I barely blogged at all :)

Autumn said...

Congratulations!

Mandy said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Sara said...

Hahaha! "Pee sticks!" You are just too funny, Rachel, and very cute. :) Congratulations to you and your hubby! You will both be great parents!

*S said...

Awesome News! Congrats. :)

e.day said...

oh my gosh!!!! i am in madrid right now, and luckily i saw this on your status and almost freaked out. i am so so thrilled for you both!

i can´t wait to hear more about your new exciting adventure. sending virtual hugs and huge smiles from abroad to you!!!

Curves ahead makeup said...

OMG !! so exciting congrats

e.r.a. said...

Yay! That is just fabulous! Congratulations!

Amanda said...

I freakin screamed when I saw that first picture.

Jenna said...

eek! how exciting! you are going to be a wonderful mother!

Michaela said...

Wow! This is such fun news! So happy for you (:

Kai.Mercado. said...

I am so excited for you!! Congratulations on such a beautiful blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kai.Mercado. said...

I am so excited for you!! Congratulations on such a beautiful blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Mister and The Missus said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! AH, that is beautiful. I'm so happy for you :)

Deveny said...

Congrats!! When Mr. & I had our first ultrasound at 8 weeks that's where our son's nickname, The Admiral, started. (They have such huge heads with eyes on the side, like Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars....yes, we are that nerdy) :)

susanne evangelista said...

Congratulations, Rachel!

kylee said...

ahhh congratulations!! so excited for you guys. you'll be fabulous parents!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

you are so stinking cute, I can't believe you kept them in your purse! hahaha :) CONGRATS!

Diana Smith said...

woo hoo!!! When are you due???

Kelsey said...

Congratulations! How exciting! What wonderful news!

Meredith said...

OH MY GOODNESS!
Congratulations!
I'm so happy for you :)
I know you'll both be fabulous parents, and this baby will be a heartbraker! Can't wait to see the cuteness!

Shalyn said...

I am so happy for you- you are going to make amazing parents! Congrats!

Chelsea Nicole said...

Just recently started following your blog! This is such exciting news =) And it is def such a special moment to share with your hubby!!!

Jamie Lane said...

Congrats!!! You will be the most wonderful mother. :)

Laura Wynn said...

YAY! Congratulations!! That is so so so exciting. I love that you carried the pee sticks with you ;) adorable.

Rachael said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!
That's funny that you carried those pee sticks in your purse!
That baby is going to grow up in a great musical family!

Haylee said...

Ahh congratulations!! That is so fun. I love that you totally took the pregnancy test on a whim, haha what an awesome surprise. He/she looks like an absolute cutie also which is always a plus. ;)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

OH! What wonderful news. May God Bless you and your hubby and your beautiful growing baby. :)

Jennifer said...

Congrats girl!!! So excited for you!

Monique said...

Congratuations! I think we might be due right around the same time :) Hope you enjoy this incredible time!

Becca Jane said...

HOW did I miss this post??? CONGRATS!!!!!!! So excited for you, pregnancy and childbirth and motherhood is such an amazing blessing in life.

Can you believe I only have SIX weeks left???

Kristin Louise Bassett said...

Congratulations!!! I love that you randomly took and test and...surprise!

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