24 April 2012

Things To Come...

I've been keeping a secret. A 13 week secret that has me just busting out of the seams with excitement.

Kyle and I are expecting our first child!



































I can't believe how quickly the time has flown by and how quickly it will continue to pass. When we first started trying, we were comforted by the fact we'd have 9 months to figure things out. Well goodbye "month one", and hello "that much closer to being clueless parents!"

We have had two sonograms and have heard the heartbeat. Everything looks and sounds great.

This week Baby D has formed fingerprints. Tiny fingerprints on his or her tiny little fingers. Everything about this experience is a miracle and a testament to God's amazing and perfect plans.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you." Psalm 139:13-18

I'm trying so hard not to get to overwhelmed or overloaded with mommy information... but you know me, we've been together for a while, what advice do you have? Books recommendations? Blogs? Websites?

I want to thank you all a billion times over for coming along for the ride with me. Here's to another wonderful journey!


51 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Looking forward to more updates! :)

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  2. Congrats!!!

    I loved the Pea in a Pod book, and also the pregnancy bible was a favourite as well!!

    You have such a cute lil preggers bump too!!

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  3. Ahhhh! So exciting for you guys! Thanks for letting us in on your secret :)

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  4. AAAAHHHH!! Congratulations Laura, I am SO SO happy for you!!!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS! this is amazing. So happy of you and your husband. :) :) :)

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  6. Laura! I am just so happy for you! I haven't entered official "mommyhood" yet (well, I think pregnancy counts, but 12ish weeks to go until baby gets here), but I can tell you that pregnancy just gets more and more miraculous. Feeling the baby move is so special and reassuring (and a fun thing to share with your hubby since at this stage it's one of the only ways for him to bond with the baby). There's a lot you can read out there (especially about pregnancy), just make sure you don't get too worried about all the things that could go wrong. One blog I read, Femina, offered great advice about having a baby, "Just remember that your baby is a gift, not a statistic. God created and sustained that life inside you. He gave you this child, open your hands to Him, and trust Him to protect what He has given you." My husband and I have been reading "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Tedd Tripp and it is fantastic. It's about how to lead and direct your children's hearts, not just their behavior. A few friends have also recommended "Don't Make Me Count to Three" by Ginger Plowman. From what I've heard, that book is very practical and gets into a lot of the day to day of raising kids. I know you'll be a great mom because you have such a sweet and tender heart. Congratulations!!

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  7. Congrats Laura! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  8. Congrats! I always thought the What to Expect When You're Expecting book was the best!

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  9. I'm so excited yay! Congratulations this is an amazing new journey and you will be great parents. There is nothing else like it in this entire world and it's such a blessing! Prayers and hugs to you! xoxo

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  10. Congratulations!!!
    So happy and excited for you! =)

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  11. So so THRILLED for y'all!!!! U r such the cutest lil momma!!! Wishing u all God's blessings <3

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  12. Laura, how exciting!! Congratulations to you & your mister. :D

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  13. YAY, laura!! such wonderful news! congrats! xo

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  14. Congratulations! If you don't mind me asking, how long did you all try? Husband and I have been off all forms of birth control since last October and are still not pregnant. I didn't want to chart or to try to figure out when I am fertile because I wanted to leave it all in the Lord's hands, but to be honest, this has been one of the hardest things ever! I know it can take over a year sometimes, but I have just been feeling discouraged.
    Thanks in advance!
    Très bien

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    1. I figured I'd chime in with my experience: We stopped using all forms of birth control last May and finally conceived in December. I'm currently 21 weeks along. We weren't charting or anything like that, and we had a lot of crazy stressful stuff happen in those 7 months (new job, moving twice, new house, etc), but it happened in God's timing. Don't be discouraged, although if you think there is a chance that something might not be quite right, bring it up with your doctor. Good luck to you!

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    2. Thanks Sarah!! It is always encouraging to hear others experiences :]

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  15. So incredibly excited for you! I would recommend MalePractice - Robert S. Mendelsohn (book)
    Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way - Susan McCutcheon (book for your son & daughter-in-law)
    Home Remedies - Angela Thrash (book)
    Also mothering.com is a great site.
    Praise God!!!

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  16. OHMYGOSH CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  17. Congratulations. You are absolutely adorable, and this is such an exciting time!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a precious blessing! I love my boy, but I miss being pregnant sometimes. There's nothing like it! Congratulations :)

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  19. Awww, congrats! Look at the cute bump you already have!

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  20. congratulations!! babies change EVERYTHING and the journey is like no other!!

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  21. Aww yay!! Congrats girly, isn't God so good?!

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  22. hooray! i'm so happy for you! :) you look so cute. love that little baby bump! you're positively glowing. praying for you to have a wonderful pregnancy! lora

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  23. congrats!! can't wait to hear all about your journey!

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  24. congrats to you guys! You will LOVE being a parent (though it's, of course, not always easy)...but it totally is a testament to awesome and big our God is! Praying you have a great pregnancy! :)

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  25. Awww so wonderful! Download the iPregnancy app if you can. It's neat to look at. Especially when waiting in Doctor offices or in line somewhere =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  26. Congratulations sweet lady! It's an amazing journey.

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  27. Congratulations! THAT IS SO EXCITING! Keeping yall in my prayers but Christ will make you strong parents regardless!

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  28. YAY!! Congratulations!! Have a wonderful 8 months! May you and your husband be blessed!

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  29. Congratulations! I'm soo excited for you and your family!! Even when it doesn't feel possible, enjoy every second of it knowing that you were made to carry this baby and the Lord's plans are always good!

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  30. Wahoo!!! I'm so thrilled for you and your husband. Having a baby (+ 3 more) has been the best thing ever for our marriage. Wishing you continued health and happiness.

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  31. omg Congratulations!!!! All the best. 8 strong months left in Jesus Name

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  32. ps, love the new look. Haven't been here in months

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  33. Congrats! Take it easy and enjoy this time! Love love love that verse, and being pregnant brings so much more meaning to it doesn't it!? And you are looking so cute!

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  34. congratulations!! how exciting!! you look great, by the way!

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  35. OMG congrats girl!! you're going to be an amazing mommy. you are just so cute! also, i love your new blog design! :)

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  36. congratulations and praise the Lord! And it looks like you got a makeover on top of the good news! A new look for a new phase of your wonderful life. Enjoy!

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  37. What a cute baby bump! I am your newest follower and I am so glad I found you on much love, illy! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

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  38. Congrats!!! Being pregnant is amazing and being a mommy is even more amazing!! Enjoy & blessings!!

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  39. OH MY GOODNESS!! so excited for you! I can't wait to see the baby bump grow, baby D will be so cute!!!

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  40. Congrats to you and your husband! Saw you post on facebook and had to rush over to see. Many blessings. Enjoy your changing body it will go by too fast.

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  41. Congratulations! Very exciting! If you think the beginning is going by fast, wait until you get toward the end! I am 36 weeks along and feel like time is FLYING! lol

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  42. I'm finally getting around to commenting but still wanted to say...

    ...CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful news, Laura. :)

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