how baby #2 came to be

I remember being in the hospital with Evaleigh right after she was born and thinking, "I can't wait to do this all over again. Like right now."  
I loved being pregnant, I loved my birthing process,  and there is nothing in the world like a baby fresh from heaven.
We always wanted to have our babies close in age.  So, the months passed by and we didn't not try for a little sibling for EJ.  At one point it started to be all I could think about.  It was consuming and frustrating every month that those taunting pregnancy tests would tell me "Not Pregnant".  We had it pretty easy with Evaleigh, it took one month and there she was...on her way.  This baby was a little harder.  I know that there are couples out there who try for years and years and I can't imagine that struggle.  For me 8 months felt like forever.  

It wasn't until I quit worrying about it so much that it finally happened.  I remember praying and telling Heavenly Father that I wouldn't worry anymore.  I asked him to bless us with another baby when the time was right.  That was 3 months before we found out we were pregnant again.

It was the day after my mother's wedding.  My sister was staying over and she and I went to Target to grab a few things.  I told her I would stay in the car with the sleeping babies and she could just run in.  Jokingly I said, "You could grab some pregnancy tests while you are in there!"  I should have known I was pregnant when not 2 minutes after she went in I was asleep at the wheel in a parking spot.  Not to mention I was over 11 days late, which completely slipped my mind in the midst of all of the wedding planning and preparation.

When we got back home I swiped the box from the bag completely undetected.  Sweet.  I snuck upstairs past my husband who was working from home that day.  I went to our bathroom and did the deed.  Not 10 seconds after that glorious, "Pregnant" popped up on to the screen.  I gasped and fell to my knees in tears and immediately said a prayer of gratitude to my Father in Heaven.  I prayed for the safety of our baby and thanked him for trusting us with another precious life.  I couldn't believe that the moment I had been waiting for was finally here again.

I crept downstairs and called John to come up for a minute.  I whipped out that test from behind my back and his face was priceless and he scooped me up in a hug and said, "Really???".  I will never forget the smile on his face in that moment.

I can't wait to become a little family of 4.


The Michelle Show said...

This is sooo exciting! We were pregnant with our first babies at the same time, and now I'm pregnant too haha!

Jessica Holly said...

OH I'm just beyond happy! You guys are the cutest little family!

Chablis said...

So happy you posted a link in facebook!! I hope you don't mind me snooping around. What a sweet story for you to have for your babies to read in 10 (and/or more) years. ;)

amy D said...

Yeah!! Such a special, special moment :) :)

Unknown said...

Oh congratulations! How perfect <3

Unknown said...

Oh congratulations! How perfect <3

Amy said...


Thanks for sharing this. I'm going through similar feelings waiting for baby number two. This was a great reminder to be patient and have faith.

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