We’ve now officially announced to the world that we’re having a baby, which is both exciting and terrifying. I am generally not someone that likes to talk about being pregnant or draw attention to myself about it because I am awkward about it (I don’t know why, I just am), but since so many of my family members and loved ones live across the country, we had to do an announcement.
We actually found out several weeks ago, like almost two months and for the most part we’ve been keeping it to ourselves. It’s actually a pretty funny story.
I woke up in the middle of the night and I don’t know why, but for some reason I just felt like I needed to take a pregnancy test. It was like 2am and I took one and thought I saw a line, but also thought I was really tired and was just seeing things. I woke up again to start my day around 6:30. Ryan was getting ready. I took another test then and thought I saw a line, so then I took a digital and it officially confirmed. Ryan was getting ready for his second job interview at a firm he really wanted to work for, and later that day we were traveling back home to NE for the weekend.
I caught him before he left and jokingly (or maybe not so jokingly) told him he better land that job and then handed him the digital test. He went off to his job interview, came home and we headed to the airport.
Later that day, while we’re waiting for our flight, we’re talking about everything and he gets a phone call that he got the job! Literally best Thursday of my life. 🙂 I thought the plane was going to crash because how can you have such good luck all in the same day.
We didn’t tell anyone that weekend and I waited several weeks before I even mentioned it to anyone. I would’ve continued to wait to mention it but I’m starting to get leery about what I wear for fear people might start asking, so I decided to just nip it in the bud.
We’re especially considering ourselves lucky because we do have a history of loss (I will go into this in a different post). It’s a little bit bittersweet, knowing that we basically got pregnant with this baby right around the time we should’ve actually been having another one, but I know we’re both still thankful for the opportunity and glad that we can go through this together. We don’t foresee further expansion of our family for many reasons (I will delve into later), so we’re savoring every moment of this!