...I've always dreamed of becoming a mommy. As a young teen I worked as much as I could in any way possible with children at our church and babysitting in the area. My sweet nephew was born when I was 13. I immediately knew why God created me as I held onto Bryson imagining having my own someday. Of course God created me for many things in my life, but one of the major things he's given me a desire for is mommy-hood. Through the years I would hear of people wanting babies so bad, but couldn't get pregnant. I prayed the Lord would bless me without any obstacles, but if there were obstacles I would always remain faithful to Him and understand he wants me to "mommy" somebody else. When Josh and I decided to try to get pregnant, I feared it would take a long time or there would be a bigger obstacle to overcome. However, the Lord blessed us in just two short months! WOW! What an answer to prayer!
I remember the day I found out. It was March 7th and I just had "that" feeling....among other obvious reasons. Josh was already gone to work as I stumbled into the bathroom. I sat down and said to myself, "WAIT! GRAB A TEST! They say the hormones are strongest first thing in the morning." After seeing the results I was so giddy!!! I thought it was so neat that for a few hours, only me and God knew this AWESOME secret. As soon as I dropped Henry (the boy I nanny) off at school, I raced to my doctors office to get the "official word". She confirmed and I headed towards Josh's work. He had no idea what my morning had been like and I was so excited to surprise him. As I pulled up, he was actually walking outside (strange coincidence) and saw me. He looked at me through the car window with suspicion...I never just show up to his work. I rolled the window down and said, "Well babe, you're going to be a father!" He got really quite and then said, "Really? Wow!" I believe he told me good job somewhere in our conversation after that...hehe.
Now we're 23 WEEKS ALONG! I mean seriously, time has FLOWN! I only have 119 more days to go. 11-11-11 will be here soon and we'll get to welcome our baby boy! Below are a few pictures as I've grown. From here on I'll just upload that week's belly picture for a quick update...hopefully every weeks, but no promises! ;-) Enjoy!
The big news!
First sonogram at 9 weeks...cute little gummy bear!
20 weeks...YAY FOR A BOY!
Just taken a few hours ago...23 weeks!
Baby boy Whitlock...we can't wait to meet you!!!!!