Thursday, December 8, 2011

A post about baby

Lee and I both realize that while most people are very happy for us during this exciting time, there are also people that are quick to judge.
So I just wanted to address a couple questions that people may be asking!

You're so young, why so soon? Don't you want to wait until your more settled in life? 
We realize that for a lot of people this may seem super quick. But for us, it was a long thought out process. Both of us are very ready to have a baby (well, as ready as you can be!! :) and have been for quite awhile now. Everyone is ready at a different time, and whether sooner or later... that is okay! 

Was this an accident unplanned?
NO. Much to some people's surprise, Lee and I had been trying to get pregnant for 5 months before we actually landed pregnant. We decided to keep it on the down low that we were trying just so we could enjoy that time together. I really liked Lee and I being the only ones to know for awhile.. it was a really special time between the two of us. It also made for a wonderful, shocking surprise to tell my family!! :)
I also want to say, that no matter if this child was planned or not planned he or she would be loved just the same. Life is such a gift! 

Lee and I feel blessed beyond words to be given this opportunity to be parents. Neither of us take this gift lightly. At times, I am overwhelmed that God has entrusted this sweet baby to us. I feel undeserving, but so so blessed. 

Here are some random facts about baby right now:
Today I am 15 weeks! This is going so fast!
The baby is the size of a ORANGE! 
I am showing just a tiny bit. Although, I think sometimes I get bloating and the baby bump confused ha
I have been feeling pretty good lately. The second trimester is treating me well :) Besides some certain, occasional pregnancy discomforts... which I won't get into on here. ;)
 I am eagerly waiting to feel our sweet little one in there! I still have a few weeks to go, but I can only imagine how amazing it will be to feel him or her swimming around in there! 
We both LOVE our midwife and we've only met with her once. I feel so thankful that we found such a perfect match for our little family! 
Sometimes I am moved to tears just thinking about how much I love this baby. I can't even begin to describe how I feel about our little one. It's a love that is impossible to explain in words. 


  1. I can't stnad nay-sayers! I'm so sorry they said mean things! I get the same kind of questions sometimes but I answered them just like you, only we'd been trying for over 6 months. I think that when you're young is a great time plus, truly, if God thinks you're ready He blesses you beyond anything imaginable ;) And we are so blessed! (you and me for getting to carry these little bundles of joy)

  2. Good for you guys! You know when you're ready! Glad you guys didn't listen to anyone who said the above. I can't wait to be a mommy but just not there yet! Enjoy this time! :) I'm really happy for you!
    Peace, Stephanie

  3. haha, I know we were all wondering if it was unplanned or not (only because the young couples I know weren't really planning on it). In the end, it doesn't matter to me! It's still a blessing from above. I'm just teary thinking of how God has blessed you both so far!

    can't wait to meet the little one

  4. What an exciting time for you both!

  5. I am so so so very excited for you!!!! God has so blessed you and to carry a little one is such a miracle! It is neat because I am 22 weeks and people were so adamant that we should wait and weren't ready because we are only 21 and then the Lord gave us our heaven baby and then a month later our son!
    I can hardly wait will you start FEELING the baby! At first it feels like your pulse feels or a heart beat-just inside your stomach lol :)
    It is amazing :)
    SO excited for you :)

  6. i'm SO happy for you both!!! i can hear the excitement even in your writing! so looking forward to all your future baby posts!

  7. I am so excited for you guys! I think it's great!

  8. I just found your blog but I am so so so excited to read news like this. You two are adorable and I am so happy for you!

  9. Well hello!! I'm so exciting that you found my blog as well! What a blessing that we're both expecting around the same time!! I'm looking forward to following you on this journey to parenthood :) Praying for you and your little one!!

  10. This is great bethany! i love how you explain everything! you guys are going to be great parents. I love you guys and am proud of you :)