We had our anomaly and gender scan yesterday! I have to admit, Zach and I were both caught off guard!
We are having a boy!
When the technician said our child was most definitely male, the first thing out of my mouth was, “Are you sure?” lol.
It’s crazy to think that we are going to have a son! Continue reading
Today we go in for an ultra sound and it’s the big, exciting and greatly anticipated appointment where we find out the gender of our precious baby! We are so pumped and excited to know that we FINALLY get to know if we are having a little boy or a little girl. Eeeek!!!
Though today is exciting, there’s a small part of me that’s trying not to worry. See, not only do they do a gender scan but it’s at this ultra sound that they do what they call an anomaly scan. Continue reading
Today marked another first. A woman at the pool asked me if I was sporting a baby bump.
It was so fun to be able to respond with a resounding “Yes!” Continue reading
A year ago on this day, where millions of women were celebrating what they had, I was mourning what I had lost.
Up until a year ago I had always seen Mother’s Day as a happy day, but now realize how painful it can be for some. For those of you out there where this day brings sadness, I pray the Lord turns your mourning into dancing and turns your sorrow into joy.
I know there will be hard times ahead with parenthood and life, but today I am focusing on what He, my heavenly father, has given me. I am so thankful that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day today knowing that we are on track to have our first born child here on earth who gets to call me “mom.” So crazy, so surreal.
(My first Mother’s Day cards…)
The message at church today was really interesting and not what I expected it to be.
We did it! We made the first step that we have always been leery of making in the past… Continue reading
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.
Two days after we made our pregnancy announcement, we were headed off to a marriage retreat and away for almost a week. I have finally had a chance to respond to all of your comments. I read every comment and am trying to respond to each and every one of you.
Thanks for the congratulations and prayers and also thank-you for sharing your stories. As your comments were coming in, I found myself reading them out loud to Zach during a car ride and not even being able to get through some of them. My heart hurts for so many of your losses, but also have been excited to read “… and we now have been blessed with Children.” For those of you who don’t have that happy ending yet, keep pressing in. Continue reading
We are SO excited to announce that we are growing our family!
(Beach and bio images by DavidMolnar.com | Ultrasound Image by Ashley at Digital Diagnostics)
We can’t believe that we are finally sharing this publicly with everyone! It has been such a heart-wrenching journey to get to this place and we can’t believe that we are finally here. Even now, we are hesitant to make it public, but we won’t be able to keep this under wraps much longer with my growing baby pooch. Continue reading
It is with great apprehension that I (Jody) write the below. Zach and I are pretty open with our lives, and especially when we’re with people one-on-one, we’re very inclined to share things that maybe we wouldn’t necessarily share from the platform. However, our pregnancy journey to get to this point has been very personal and only a few close friends and family have been walking with us over this last year of the hardest struggles we have ever been through. The reason I have decided to share our story here is 1) I want you all to know where we are coming from. We treasure where we are right now and are who we are today because of what we have walked through, and 2) for those of you may have experienced what we have gone through, we want to let you know that you’re not alone, and that there is hope regardless of your circumstances. Continue reading