Saturday, December 17, 2011

I'm pregnant!

So most of you already know this, but John and I found in September that we are pregnant!  We're expecting our first baby on April 17th and are SO EXCITED!  We had hoped to start a family a little earlier, but God apparently had plans for us to wait a bit.  There were times where that waiting period was difficult... but the blessing of God's grace for us during trying times is so powerful.  I would not have wanted to exchange that blessing for my plan or my timing.  I am so thankful for His.  

Finding out we were pregnant was honestly a complete shock.  The weekend we found out, I had been feeling "weird".  Super fatigued, dizzy, nauseous and by Sunday morning I told John that I should probably make a doctor's appointment because I just didn't feel right.  He said that's fine, but suggested maybe we should get a pregnancy test.  I told him I was pretty sure I wasn't pregnant... and that honestly, I just didn't know if I wanted to have another negative test.  He said he understood... but at the least, another negative test would rule something out before I saw my doctor.  I agreed and said we'd get a test after church that morning.  (Side note - that morning at church I asked someone to pray for me.  That God would take care of whatever this sickness was in me... and also - like we had prayed many times before - that God would give us a baby soon. :)  )  We stopped and got a test, came home and immediately could see that it was positive!!!  I felt so excited/shocked but also hesitant... was the test correct??  Do we celebrate??  John interrupted my questions and encouraged me (and himself) to celebrate this moment.  We chose to believe that God had been with us through all of our prayers for a baby... that He was with us now for these test results... and that He'll be with us for whatever's next - regardless of what the future may hold.  So celebrate we did - with  praises, tears and laughing.  

When we found out the news!
That week, I made a doctor's appointment and we were able to have our first ultrasound.  What an incredible and emotional experience!  It's all such a miracle.  Much to our surprise, I was about 2 months pregnant already!  Which meant God had answered our prayers way before we even realized it.  :)  After our doctors appointment, we celebrated with Pinkberry frozen yogurt and some shopping at Pottery Barn Kids!

Our tiny little baby
More posts to come on Baby Shaida!


  1. Ahhhh, this whole thing made my heart happy.

  2. WOOHOO! Praise God for His fun and awesome timing!