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.