I like to call this little bump my "pooch". Still in the looks-like-she's-put-on-a-few-pounds stage
I am three years old.
I am helping my mom make cookies.
Since we're home alone, she gives me both mixer beaters so I can lick them clean.
I think I'm being super sneaky when I continue to scoop out a little dough and eat it, but I feel like she knew all along what I was doing and just let me have my fun.
Once the cookies are done, she pours me a glass of milk and we sit and eat a few.
We have countless home videos of me while I was a baby/toddler, but I think this is my very first memory, that was never caught on film.
I knew in that very moment, that I all I ever wanted to be was a mom.

March 2014
Alex and I had a plan.
We wanted to have a year of being newlyweds before we started trying for a family.
But as we begun to pray about it, we felt we needed to start trying a few months earlier than planned
For the first time in my life I was terrified with the idea of becoming a mother.
And that feeling made me realize it was time to start.
After a false alarm, I kind of just stopped thinking about it.

July 26 2014
Out of nowhere I turn to Alex and say: "Maybe we should buy a pregnancy test"
I'm not sure why I felt this way.
I didn't think I was pregnant.
Nothing felt different.
But we bought the test anyway.

July 27, 2014
7:15 am.
I go take a little tinkle, glance at the test after a few minutes and see: +
For the past year I have taken a grand total of 6 negative pregnancy tests.
I was so in the habit to seeing a negative that I was definitely not expecting a positive.
I burst into tears right then and there on the bathroom floor.
I run out of the bathroom and jump onto my sleeping husband screaming:
"WE'RE PREGNANT!!!!!!!!"
After a few minutes he finally comes to and we are giddy and excited.

I still feel like I'm dreaming.
That this pregnancy is all in my head, and there's no baby.
It's weird to think that the moment that I have been waiting and preparing for is finally here.
There's a little one growing inside me.
I get to be he/she's mom.


  1. This is so sweet :) it makes me excited about becoming a mom someday!

    1. I feel that deep down, every woman has a desire to be a mom. It's just crazy to think this is actually happening :)

  2. It's on the job training, sleepless nights, totally forgetting about your own needs, one of the hardest jobs in the world - yet, also the best and most rewarding. Anyone who's done it will tell you they wouldn't trade it for the world! And you know, it's all I ever wanted to be too! Can't wait to see you as a Mommy.........love, Mommy xx

  3. So excited for you!! x

    1. Thanks Bee!!! :) :) I'm ridiculously excited too!!

  4. Aw, I love that you found out that you were pregnant on my anniversary! And I can't imagine the happiness you must have felt after seeing that + sign after 6 negatives. And how cute that you surprised him so early in the morning. Just the cutest!
    xo TJ


  5. goodness you are so cute. that's the best little story. i'm so happy for you guys.

  6. Being a mom is the greatest. You will LOVE it.

  7. Being a mom is the best thing I have ever done. I feel like Leonard and I have created 6 little masterpieces. You and Alex will be wonderful parents!!

  8. Oh, this is the cutest thing. I'm so happy for y'all!


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