Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spilling the beans....well some of them!

So I have been dying to tell yall............

I'm pregnant!!!!
It's been killing me. I didn't think I was going to be able to keep it a secret.
We found out @ 4 1/2 weeks and I'm now 9 1/2 weeks.
I have been extremely sick and haven't felt well at all. I have no energy and I go straight from the bed to the couch just about every morning.
So, here's the story......
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About 5 1/2 weeks ago....my mom was having some health problems and we rode home to see her. It just so happened that while we were there she ended up in the hospital. They ended up keeping her and had scheduled a heart catherization on her the next morning. I didn't want to leave her but Brandon had to get back home because he had class the next morning. So, I stayed the night with my mom at the hospital and Brandon headed back to Wilmington. That night in the hospital I layed in the recliner beside mom's bed. I was exhausted. I tried and tried to fall asleep in the recliner but just couldn't get comfortable. I tossed and turned from side to side and then tried just lying on my back. No matter what I could not get comfortable in the recliner. {Brandon and I didn't get any sleep the night before b/c we were in the ER with her all night....} I couldn't figure out why I couldn't fall asleep b/c I was sooo tired. So finally.....I got all the pillows from the closet in mom's room....layed them all across the floor and layed on my stomach and finalllyyyy fell asleep. How I fell asleep like that I will never know. I had no idea how long I had been asleep and the next thing I knew mom's nurses woke me up and told me they were not gonna let me sleep on the floor. They felt so bad and right away brought in a cot. Boy...was I happyyy!!! haha :) They made it up for me and I was out! I'm pretty sure I slept the whole night.

The next day, mom had her heart catherization and soon as it was over...that afternoon I headed home. As soon as I got home, Brandon insisted I take a pregnany test. He knew I had already missed my {.} and was four days late. I wanted to wait 2 or 3 more days. I figured it was not regular for whatever reason but he still insisted on me taking the test right then. {Of course I had to listen to my husband...haha :) } I went to the bathroom and Brandon sat right beside me on the tub and waited patiently. As soon as I pulled the stick out....within seconds...I knew! It was positive. Brandon looked at me....anxiously wanting to know what the results were. "So....are you? Are you??" I had a huge grin on my face and said "yes!" Of couse he didn't believe me.....his response was "na-uh. Not your not." I showed him the test and said isn't that two lines. He finally realized that it was positive and then neither one of us believed it. I remember telling him...."my mom always said...it only takes one test...you don't have to keep taking tests. If it shows up once...then that's it!" Well that wasn't good enough for me. We then ran to the Dollar General right down the street and just bought a cheap pregnancy test. We came straight back home and wa-lah! Clear as day.....another positive! Hard-headed me...I still didn't believe it. It just didn't seem real. I told Brandon the only way I was going to believe it is when we went to the doctor and they confirmed it.

The very next morning Brandon went to class and soon as he got home we headed to the doctor. All the girls at the office were sooo excited to see me walk through the door b/c the last they knew I was in Arizona for baseball. They didn't realize we were back. So I told them we were there to confirm a pregnancy. I did my thing there....and then they called us back to the lab. Next thing I know everyone was saying "CONGRATULATIONS" and then it finally sunk in. I was shaking and sooo excited. I couldn't believe it! We really are pregnant!!!! Brandon was in shock. You would think after taking 2 pregnancy tests we wouldn't have been shocked but we just didn't believe it.

So...here we are now. I can't begin to tell you how excited we are. Brandon didn't want anyone to know {including our parents} until after the 1st trimester. I wanted to tell e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e!!! Brandon wanted to make sure that everything went well and the baby was healthy before we told anyone. Well if you know me.....my parents and I are extremely close and before I met Brandon, they were my bestest friends. I wanted them to know sooo bad. I finally convinced Brandon to let me tell my parents. I did NOT want to tell them over the phone. I wanted to either get them to come to our house {which is 2 1/2 hours away} or we needed to make a much needed trip BACK home just to tell my parents. Well guess what....my mom made it sooo difficult for me to get her and my dad down here. I told her I just wanted her to come down so she could get away and relax. She had just gotten out of the hospital and I insisted we wanted to spend time with them. Well everything I came up with....she somehow made up an excuse or some explanation why she just couldn't come to our house right now....which they weren't excuses. She just got out of the hospital but she had no idea why I was really trying to get her down here. Well my convincing didn't work! Brandon and I rode 2 1/2 hours back home a few days later to tell my parents the news. Needless to say....{to make this lonnggg story just a little bit shorter...haha} they were absolutely thrilled! Words can not even explain their reaction and how excited they were. They didn't believe us at first. {Surprizing, huh? I guess that's where I get it from. haha} We cried. We laughed. and CRIED some more. They were truly tears of JOY!
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Below - Brandon took this picture as soon as we got home from the doctor. This was the form they gave me saying "positive." It's not the best of picture.....cosidering I'm pregnant....superrrrr excited.....because God has now blessed us with a part of us. {Now ya'll know why I was crying all the time in previous posts....remember the American Idol posts....man it's the sentimental stuff that gets me. haha} I know I know...ya'll probably think I'm crazy! I have a reason to be, right?!?!?! :)


10 comments:

Hailey Jones said...

So excited! Love you! -Hailey

The Denoves said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! It is finally out!

MegnHarry said...

Congratulations!!! That story (not believing pregnancy test, having to take another, etc.) was my story exactly!! So happy for y'all and can't wait to follow your pregnancy...

The Herkerts said...

STACEY! OMG - how exciting! You are going to make a fabulous mommy :) Can't wait to follow the pregnancy on your blog. Take care of yourself and the little one!!

Lindsay Henry said...

Congrats Stacey & Brandon! I am so happy for you guys!

Megan said...

Congratulations!!!!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness! I'm SO happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) You'll be a great mom!!!! Congratulations!!!! :)

Heather Kirk Hunt said...

CONGRATS...Stacey I am soo excited for you both!! I love reading the blog..i saw on facebook that your mom sid you are having twins..crazy? huh

Well I am 18 weeks pregnant due 11/22/11, i have been doing great...not to sick just a little nausea at night during the 1st trimester but now everything is great!
I also had to take two pregnancy test to be sure and it still feels surreal, we find out on July 11 what it is a boy or girl we can't wait!!

Hope you get to feeling better... I am soo excited we are pregnant at the sametime..when are you due??

love ya

Betsy Watkins said...

Woo hoo! Great news! I must tell you that the word on Sunday in ladies chapel at 5 county is that you are expecting twins. I'm not getting that from your post. Just one, right? So happy for you and Brandon!

LEW said...

CONGRATS STACEY!!!! So SO excited for you!!!