For weeks now, I have been guarding a secret.
A secret that I can hardly believe is mine.
I am in love and terrified and breathless and joyfilled, all at the same time.
My heart continues to be broken for all of us who want to be moms so bad we ache, and I hardly know how to spill my secret without causing more aching.
But I have to spill it, for it’s bursting out of me. And since the joy is starting to outweigh the fear and old aches and cracks, I think it’s time to tell.
This year we will receive the greatest Christmas gift of all – our baby is due December 12.
**I thought I’d end this post here, but knew you’d ask about these things: I am 9 weeks and everything looks and feels textbook good. I’m exhausted and have a lingering seasickness in my belly and my pants are starting to not fit at all differently. I have a great team of doctors and nurses, and a slightly low HCG level that I’m combating with progesterone suppositories 3 times a day. I have so many emotions and thoughts that I need to spill onto these pages that it was just time to tell you!
We have seen the heartbeat of the babe growing inside me.
Oh. my. word.
Happy Mothers Day, indeed!
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Congratulations!!! what wonderful news! and, Happy Mothers Day to you!!!
so so so so so so happy for you!!
What fantastic Mother’s Day news!
I am beyond excitd for you guys! xoxo
Anna, I am so happy for you my dear! Much love to you. Take care of yourself!
Happy Mother’s Day, beautiful lady!
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Congratulations on your wonderful news. Thanks for sharing it with us on Mothers Day!
Yeah!!!!! So happy for you Anna! What a special day to make your announcement!
Preggo’s unite! 🙂 SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!
I knew it! Or rather I had a hunch. I am SO happy for you, and such a wonderful day to be able to tell us all! 🙂
I am sooo excited for you!! SQUEEEEE!!!
You’re going to be the most amazing momma. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for you. 🙂
YAY! Congratulations! Happy Mother’s Day, mom-to-be 🙂
Congratulations to you! I was at Relevant last year with a baby due Dec 18, she came early on November 29. So fun!
Awesome, fabulous news!! Celebrating with you, Anna!
Congratulations! I, too, have experienced that same pain and then, later, was blessed with the joy of two baby boys. I’ve never forgotten that first pregnancy but realize I wouldn’t have my older son if it hadn’t been for that loss. I can’t imagine my life without him.
Oh My Word!!!! How amazing for y’all!!! I’m so happy for you 🙂
So happy for you!!!
Congratulations, I’m so thrilled for you!
What a blessing! Congratulations!
Anna! What wonderful news on Mother’s Day! Celebrating with you…
I don’t know you but saw this shared on Twitter. I know the pain of that unanswered want on a Mother’s Day, but I too know the joy of promises granted. God is so good and as one who has walked this road, I rejoice with you and speak great blessings over you and this sweet life in your womb!
I am so happy for you! I really love your heart and sensitivity and beautiful excitement. Congrats! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com
I am so excited for you two! You will be wonderful parents!
congratulations! meet you and that sweet babe in october:)
I am sooo excited for you and your husband! I pray that your pregnancy continues to go smoothly. What a blessing you have been given..and such a wonderful Christmas gift! God Bless you, your hubby and new bundle of joy!
Congratulation – Happy Mothers Day! What wonderful news!
Yay!! How wonderful – congrats – and Happy Mother’s Day!!
Congratulations 🙂 What a sweet Mother’s Day, indeed.
Beyond excited for you!
SO happy for you and praying!
I’M GOING TO BE AN AUNT TO A PERSON!!!! NOT JUST A DOG!!!!!!
oh, Oh, OH!!!! I want to jump up and down with you and give you a HUGE hug!! SO excited for you 🙂
Congratulations! What wonderful Mother’s Day news! Wishing you peace and joy as you experience this new season of life.
tears of joy for you! happy mother’s day!!
Congrats Anna and Jared!!! I’m so happy for you!!! Wishing you great health and an easy pregnancy 🙂
What a blessing- so happy for you!
Congratulations! Tammy linked us up on Twitter, I’m pregnant after a long journey with infertility and due October 17th. 🙂
How wonderful! God is good. Thanks for sharing your joyful news! Continued blessings and prayers…
yey anna!!! I am so excited to see you at work! congrats!!!
Congratulations!!!!!!! This is the sweetest post ever!!! 🙂 SO happy for you!
I hope you don’t mind but I loved this post so I linked you up at my “Encouragement is Contagious!” linky party so more people could come by and read it too! 🙂
I’d love for you to stop by when you have time and link up some of your favorites!
A big CONGRATULATIONS to you, “Girl with baby!” I remember my excitment. Went through it seven times. Actually more than that …, but my day came when I was finally able to carry my first baby to term. His birthday is 12/01/1993. Time pasts so fast. Enjoy your pregnancy … even the morning … noon … and even sickness. Have a blast with it all!
We are so happy for you!!
Yay!! Chris Ann & Kristin
Congratulations. We tried for 5 years before we had our daughter and the sweetness of it still remains 36 years later. Praying for you. Blessings, Debbie
Congrats! Just thought I would tell you that I would not mind if your lil honey would come on the 15th I dont mind sharing. Congrats again im so happy for you guys.