And Baby Makes Three

Our summer was pretty jam packed. After the two grad trips we had lots of trips to my in-laws cabin, a high school graduation to attend, a couple weddings to attend, a birthday, and lots of family to visit with. Then Heavenly Father decided to make things just a bit more interesting for us. Over Memorial Day weekend, we were at the cabin and it was supposed to be my time of the month...but nothing ever happened, which is very strange because since I started having the monthly hormonal ritual I have never missed my period...ever. So the day after we got back I took a home pregnancy test.

And guess what??

I'm pregnant! This is old news for most of you, but I wanted to document it anyways. We told my in-laws right away since we were staying with them and knew they'd start asking questions when I kept running to the bathroom and eating all their food. They were both very excited. My dad-in-law claimed that he already knew though...right.

The challenge was going to be that all of Marc's siblings were coming into town for a wedding and we didn't want to tell everyone the news until I was further along. By the time they left to go back home, most of them had already guessed though.

We were going to see my parents about a week after we found out so we decided to wait and tell them in person (MUCH better reaction that way!!). I decided the perfect way to tell them was to give my dad an early Father's Day gift:

I've seen pregnancy announcements using this quote on pinterest so I just created my own version, framed it, and wrapped it up. When my dad opened it the first thing he did was laugh, and then he asked if he could show my mom and younger sister, who happened to be there too. They didn't catch on right away because my dad is already a grandpa. Dad had to explain that it had a deeper meaning coming from me. And then the screaming and jumping up and down started. I told you...much better reaction!

Once we were ready to tell the whole world that we were expecting (we told the rest of our family first of course), we asked my mom-in-law to take some photos.

Isn't she awesome?! I think she should start up a business. 

We are both so excited to be parents! Marc likes to tell the baby to "hurry up and grow!" He is so anxious to meet our little love bug. I tell him all the time that he is going to make the best dad. 

This post is getting a bit long so I'll give you the other baby updates later. And to keep you on the edge of your seat we find out whether our little bug is a girl or boy in 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Oh you are so nice! It was a very exciting thing to be a part of!

  2. great to read the whole story! So happy for you both!