Monday, October 15, 2012

Coming this May: Butler, Party of 3!!!!!!

Ahhhh, I am SO EXCITED to finally announce….we are expecting our first sweet little blessing!!!!

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Haha….this one was just funny. He was pulling my hair with his arm!

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I have known since August 27th (I was only 4 weeks at the time) and it has been killing me not to tell everyone!

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It’s the craziest thing how I found out. I just love this story!!

Jonathan & I are HARD CORE about praying for God's timing when it comes to everything we do and all the decisions we make, and we don’t ever want to do anything in our own timing. After lots of prayer and seeking the Lord on when to start a family, we both felt like July would be a good time to start trying. He and I both felt very strongly that we would get pregnant right away when we started trying, but of course you never know. Lots of my friends kept telling me it took them forever and that made me a little nervous….but I should have trusted my gut.  I took a digital pregnancy test right before we left for Punta Cana and it was negative, which didn’t surprise us because duh, we didn’t think I was ovulating at this point.

Fast forward to Sunday, August 26th. That morning I requested prayer from my sweet Ladies’ Sunday school class because Jon & I were ready to have a baby, and had waited on what we felt was God’s timing, but my body wasn’t cooperating. I was crying the whole time I was talking about it to them, and of course they were so encouraging and supportive.

I took a day off work to go to the doctor and to get my teeth cleaned. I was scheduled to see my OB because I hadn’t had a period since March (aside from one little mini one in May), and we were ready to have a baby. Remember I lost a lot of body fat this summer? I was training SUPER intense, and while I loved the results, it ended up messing up my cycles, so I went to see what was going on. (My body fat was down to around 7-8% in June…) My doctor’s appointment was the Monday after the SS class when I requested prayer.  When I arrived about 9:30, I signed in and had to go to the restroom first thing (I was seriously about to go in my pants!), and the nurse told me as I ran by to make sure to leave a urine sample.

When they called me back, I talked to my mid-wife (whom I absolutely ADORE!) and told her what was going on. She wanted to do some blood work and an ultrasound to see if my uterine wall was built back up. I don’t do needles well….blah! And the ultrasound was NOT the most comfortable thing either, but it was neat to see my uterus up on the screen (yes, I’m totally aware of how strange that sounds) and I kept thinking “Wouldn’t it be neat to see a baby on there?” Ahhh, the irony.

I met Tiffany back in the room and she said everything looked good and mentioned a fertility treatment option for me to consider. I didn’t have a peace about that but was listening anyway. About that time one of the nurses knocked on the door and Tiffany poked her head out to see what she wanted. She had the STRANGEST look on her face when she poked her head back in the room and said, “Well, I guess that fertility medicine won’t be necessary….You’re already pregnant!” I am pretty sure my response was, “Shut up! Are you serious right now?” She and I both got a little teary- eyed because it was so unexpected and such a sweet blessing! She estimated my due date was May 6th, putting me right at about 4 weeks. SUPER early to find out, right?? I am SO thankful that nurse ran a test on my urine sample…and it was so neat to go back and tell my Sunday school class the next week that I was already pregnant when asking for prayer!

I was so ecstatic and there were a million different thoughts and emotions going through  my mind at this point. I wanted to call Jonathan IMMEDIATELY, but made myself wait so I could tell him in a special way. Before going to the dentist, I went to the Christian bookstore and Wal-Mart (the smell of Subway and the rotisserie chicken seriously made me almost throw up!) to get him a little “Daddy” goody bag. 

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Jonathan got home around 4:30 and I told him I had a gift for him….something he’s been wanting! I think he thought it was an i-pad case or a riding lawn mower….haha!! Not even close! I videoed him opening it….And it’s hilarious! He was in COMPLETE shock!!I

Surprising Big Jon with the BIG news!!!

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You’ll see in the video Jon thought the 2 outfits meant twins…ha! I was just trying to say he’s either going to have a new little man or a sweet little princess. (I’m thinking boy….)

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(Please ignore my roots. I know…they’re serious business)

Still in shock but SO thrilled!!!

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I asked my parents to stop by that afternoon so I could tell them too. Loved their response and so glad I captured these moments on video!

I asked Jon to let me do something cool to surprise his parents, but he can’t stand to keep a secret and went ahead and called them right away. His dad was super excited and Jon teared up when he was talking to him. It was so sweet! His mom said she had a feeling and was expecting it…

We decided to celebrate with a HUGE pizza!

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I think I took about 18 more pregnancy tests over the next couple days (all positive, obviously) because I just couldn’t believe it and wanted to be CERTAIN! Finally Jonathan told me to “STOP, and back away from the tests” because I was spending all our money! Ha! (They’re not cheap!)

I had so much fun telling friends and family throughout the day. Everyone was SO excited- especially our siblings!

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We are so excited for this journey and are so thankful for the sweet blessing of a new addition to our family!!

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62 comments:

Brittany said...

CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting! I will be praying for you and your growing baby!

The hubs and I took about 30 pregnancy tests when we found we were pregnant so don't feel bad!

Hailey said...

I had a feeling it would be soon! Congrats to you two, so excited for you guys!!

Vicki said...

YAY! Congrats to you both!

Adrienne Rhoads said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!

Bailey said...

Yay! Congrats that such amazing news!

Chels said...

Baby butler is going to be one gorgeous baby!!! I love you both dearly and I am so thrilled for y'all!!


That may be my all-time favorite baby story!

Rachel H. said...

Congrats! So exciting for you guys! I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby!

Tickled Pink said...

Congratulations!! :)

Style a la Mode said...

congratulations! you will be an awesome mother and role model for your baby! i cant wait to read all of your baby related health and fitness posts! enjoy this amazing time in your life! god is good!

Kelsey said...

congrats! I can't wait to follow along this journey and watch you grow. I have a feeling you will be a glowing mama

Lori Alexander said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I had 3 May babies. It's a great month for babies! You will be great parents.

Emily said...

soooooo glad the news it OUT!!!!! i'm ready for PREGNANCY BLOG POSTS :) :) :) love the video of him, it's so hilarious :)

J and A said...

Congrats!!!

Kate said...

Congrats! What a blessing!

Kristi said...

CONGRATS! So excited for y'all and cannot wait to see it unfold. Y'all are going to be fabulous parents!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I am so thrilled for y'all!!!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I am so thrilled for y'all!

Lindsay said...

Aww...so excited for y'all, can't wait to read about your journey! You'll be so cute preggo!!!

Brielle said...

WOO HOO! Congrats! I also love the video :)

Kae said...

awwww Congrats sweet girl and Big John :) so excited for you!

MrsMatched said...

Congratulations!!! That's just the best news ever!!! You finally get to stop hearing, "When are you going to start a family?" As soon as you have Baby Butler, though, be ready for, "When is #2 coming along?!?"

Best wishes to you and Big Jon!! Here's to a happy and healthy 9 months!

Jamie said...

Awww somehow I had a feeling a baby post would be coming soon!

Congratulations!

CMae said...

Such amazing news! Congratulations Danielle! Now I have to ask, what will happen to all your "hard" work? aka all the weight you just lost and now the baby coming, will you have to really change up your work out eating routine?

ashleigh said...

i am so happy for you!!!

Kelly said...

YAY!!!!!!! Can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy. Congratulations mama! :)

Amanda Ward said...

Yayyyyy congrats!!! Beautiful story

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

I knew it!!!!!!! I just had a feeling!! :) soooooo happy for you!! I wish you so much happiness with all the fun that's already begun...it just keeps getting better!!! Yayyyy you're gonna be a wonderful mommy!!!! Congrats!!!

bailey j said...

Wow! Congratulations!! That video is priceless - so cute! how exciting for you guys :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Congrats girl, that's amazing! Y'all will be wonderful parents, so excited for you! xoxo

Brooke said...

How sweet! Congrats!


=)


Brooke

Ms. Chianne said...

Congrats Danielle! I'm so happy for you and Jon! May God bless your sweet little family! :)

Lauren said...

Awwwwwww You guys! I'm tearing up over here!! Congratulations!! xoxox

Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife said...

ahhhhh yay! congrats! I can't wait to follow your next journey! (:

Christina.S. said...

Congrats!! I've been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first comment :) I pray you have an uneventful and enjoyable pregnancy! I just gave birth to our fourth amazing blessing and it truly is awesome to be able to experience pregnancy/childbirth/parenthood!
On a different note, I was wondering if you could elaborate a little on how you keep your prayer journal. I bought a small notebook a few months ago to use as a prayer journal, but don't really know how to organize it, and so it sadly remains empty. Do you have a way that works for you? Thanks!

Emily said...

Congratulations!! :) How are you feeling? I am due in March, so I'm about 16 weeks now. I am impressed you kept a secret for this long!

Kerry E. said...

Congrats!! What a great video to show his reaction. So exciting!

Michelle said...

Ahh! Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I love love love how you found out - love God's perfect timing. You and Big Jon are going to be amazing parents! I can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy! XOXO!

Jana said...

Congratulations! I love the video of John's response. You guys are going to be great parents.

Nikki said...

Danielle I am so so so freakin thrilled for you! You and John are gonna be amazing parents! I loved the video of Johns reaction!

AndreaBai @ Glam Hungry Mom said...

Congrats!!!!! I am so happy for you guys. I'll be praying for a beautiful pregnancy.

Unknown said...

How exciting! So happy for you guys!

Christina said...

So sweet! Congratulations!!!

P!nky said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Best wishes for your new lil family! love the video!

xoxo

Ashley said...

Congrats!!! Sooo exciting!!! Hope you are feeling well!!

Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC said...

AWww, congratulations!!! Can't wait to share this journey with you <3

Morgan Neal said...

Aww! I just literally teared up! How sticking precious. Your husband is hilarious!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You guys are such a beautiful couple. So happy for you.

Kristen said...

Congrats!! So excited for the both of you :)

kyrunnergirl.wordpress.com said...

Congratulations!! I wish many special blessing for your little bundle of joy. You and Jon will make wonderful parents.

Tammy said...

Congratulations!! I wish many special blessing for your little bundle of joy. You and Jon will make wonderful parents.

Elizabeth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so exciting!! Praise the Lord for this precious gift! I'll be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!!

luvalugirl said...

Yay! I'm reading this at work and tearing up........so blessed you both are! Thank you for sharing! Only thing is when I read things like this is makes me want another baby and that is not happening! I will enjoy your journey instead. Best wishes and blessings to you both! woohoo!!!

Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates said...

I just wanted to say congratulations first of all, and second I wanted to introduce myself! I'm actually from Dahlonega and went to high school with Jon, but I'm 3 years younger than him, so we weren't in the same class. It's such a small world! I somehow found your blog because we have lots of the same "blog" friends/followers. :) I'm so thrilled to see Jon so happily married to such a beautiful woman of faith! Glad to be able to follow you on your journey! Congratulations on the little blessing on the way-God is so very good! xoxo

Katie said...

Congratulations!!! What a sweet story, you guys will be amazing parents!! :)

bnfunky said...

Wow!!! Congratulations....You have been my favorite blogger for some time now! I have been waiting on this blessing to happen for you as I have followed along and love to hear about you and Big Jon! You are a great example of what it is to be a godly woman...which is so awesome to see in the blogosphere! I am pregnant too, and my husband's reaction was similar, so I was cracking up watching the video! What an exciting time for you! You will be THE BEST mom!!!

jerri said...

Yay!!! Could you two be any cuter.....? Imagine how adorable that baby is. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn said...

Oh my gawsh ~ I stay away for a few days and look what happens.

CONGRATULATIONS on Baby Butler!! I am so happy for both of you. :)

Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories said...

Oh, Danielle, I am SO THRILLED for you! What an amazing story - God has perfect timing! :) So excited to follow along on this journey with you! :)

Jackie (Memories by Design)

Kayla said...

Congrats! I am due May 30th and am waiting 3 more weeks to announce it on my blog! I might have to ask you to guest post since my posts will start to be about pregnancy along with everything else! So exciting!

Angie said...

I cannot believe I missed this! Congratulations!!! So so exciting!

Jeannette said...

I am just now reading your blog and I love how you talk about Christ fitness and your love of your family! Congratulations on your bundle coming soon! God Bless you and your family.

Catherine McEver said...

I loved reading this first blog again, and watching Jonathan's reaction all over again! Did you remember writing that you thought it was a boy? How amazing that you had that intuition early on. Love you guys, so excited that it could be any day now!!!