This was the way we announced our pregnancy on Christmas Eve this year! I put this on instagram and facebook, and I was exactly 10 weeks! We got so much love and comments and contrats it felt so good!
Christmas even night. I was so happy all day! I was literally just dancing around the house because I was so happy to be sharing the news with everyone. I'm so happy I'm pregnant! And so happy that people can know now!
It's crazy. Everyone told me that the pain would all be worth it when it finally happens, and it will all just be a memory when it's my turn. It was so hard to believe. Honestly, Clay and I both thought it wouldn't happen for us. We had been through so much pain and disappointment and when it comes to health, we felt like we never caught breaks! And figured this wouldn't be any different. I'm happy to say that the pain is gone and I am so happy. However, I do remember the pain very clearly. I still can look back on the hard times and I think that's what makes me so happy now. I remember very much how hard it was to go through what we did and still do. Which makes the aches and pains of pregnancy feel minimal.
I have felt so blessed these past few weeks. I have a baby in my belly! A baby with a beating heart! It's growing and I am just so happy this is happening to us! I feel so blessed to have a home. I feel so blessed to have food and clothing and more than I could ever need. I've been thinking a lot of our early marriage and how we had so little! I felt it was so hard back then, but really it wasn't. But I am really glad I have enough money to buy berries and fast food now :) I feel so blessed that Clay and I have jobs that provide for us and we have two families who love us both so much. We have amazing friends and so many wonderful people in our life. We have knowledge of the true and living gospel of Jesus Christ and we see his hand in our lives. I just can't believe how blessed we are!
I've always had the belief that life balances out...and that it can't all be good and it can't all be bad...but honestly my life felt quite out of balance for a while. I still had many good things but they were so hard to see when I had constant disappointments coming from so many angles. We still have our trials and we still have things that we will be fighting and dealing with our whole lives, but this blessing has opened my eyes to the balance of good and bad in our lives. I feel so much more positive and happy. I'm finally headed in the direction I knew I was always meant to go.
Merry Christmas! Can't wait to start the most exciting year of our lives!