Monday, March 02, 2009

Our Story

Our little sweet pea (now the size of a prune)
We hope you liked the slideshow surprise! We were very surprised and thrilled to find out I was pregnant. It still doesn't feel real. We went for an ultrasound a few weeks ago and it was amazing to see the baby's heartbeat. I'm due in September and already feel like I'm beginning to show. Maybe this could be due to the fact that I'm ALWAYS starving and exhausted all the time. Humm.. for some reason I don't feel like working out as much as I used to and James thinks I have a case of narcolepsy. Seriously, I can sit down to watch a favorite show and the next thing I know it's 10:00 and I feel completely out of it! I also get hot flashes. One day I was reading a book to the kids and one of them raised her hand and said, "Mrs. C, your face is really red, are you okay?" I told her I just needed a drink of water. The only thing that seems to cure it is food. Darn. I feel like eating always makes me feel better. I really can't complain though because I don't have a lot of morning sickness. Needless to say, we are beyond excited for the prune!
We are happy with this new chapter in our lives. Isn't it amazing how life works? We thought we had everything planned out a year ago and look where we are now. We didn't think we were going to have biological children (at least not anytime soon). Adoption was our first choice for starting a family. We went through a life changing event a few years ago (medical) and realized how precious life is. Life meant something different and we felt called to adopt a child. We also didn't even know if we could have biological children so adoption just felt natural to us. Then we went through everything we went through and now we see things from a different perspective. A good friend said that it took them losing a child to open their hearts to adoption and it took losing the twins to open our hearts to biological children. We still believe that adoption is in our future. For now we are going to be happy with our wonderful gift. We hope you all will continue to follow along with our journey.

16 comments:

Julie and Dean said...

Life is so BEAUTIFUL! I said that when we found out about SP and it couldn't be any more true now!
I always knew wonderful things were in store for you both.
I of course will continue to follow along on the journey of the prune. Keep blogging no matter how tired you get :)

Jen said...

I just can't tell you how happy and excited I am for you. You are both such wonderful people and all your children are going to be lucky to have you :)

Miles' Mama said...

Oh my goodness!!! How exciting for you guys! So happy for you. Wishing ALL the best!

Tiffany said...

This is the greatest twist in your story and we will DEFINITELY keep following along. We are so happy for your blossoming family. I was just talking to Derek about you guys this weekend and reminiscing over how everything is TRULY "meant to be".

Again, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

Laurie said...

Crazy how things turn out sometimes, isn't it?! I can't wait to follow along.

Ray and Tammy said...

Oh wow Melissa! I am so happy for you and James. Of coarse I will continue to follow along. It's so exciting!
-Tammy

M and H said...

I'm so happy for the both of you! You are going to be fantastic parents!

Dave and Teresa said...

You bet I'll be following along!

Kelli said...

I can't wait to follow along! That ultrasound picture just made me tear up. I am so happy for you and already impatient to meet this little guy!

Logan & Becky said...

I could not be happier for both of you. I'm so excited to follow along on this new journey.

Tori said...

I think the prune is adorable! I see a resemblence to James, or is it you, or Molly.... :) Just kidding. I'm super excited for you guys!

Sandra & Steve said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news! I am so excited for you. Of course I'll be following along, keep posting.

Susan said...

I look forward to enjoying your updates! God bless all 3 of you!

Whitney said...

This entry gave me the chills!! I'm so excited for you three. :)

Laura said...

It's funny how life works out sometimes. I'm so happy for both of you and very excited to follow along!

Susan said...

What totally EXCITING news, Melissa and James! I am thrilled for you guys. You are going to love getting to know your little prune over the next few months!