Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some news

First there was this:




Then this:



And, of course, this:


That's right... I'm pregnant!

I'm ten weeks and four days and, I think, still in shock.

First, let me say that it pained me to keep this from all of you in the blog world. If it were up to me I would have posted as soon as I had suspicions (which I'll get to in the next post). But when we travelled to pick up Clara back in January, we told everyone we knew to follow us on this blog, never anticipating we'd ever have news like this that we'd want to keep private. So, we waited until we'd had two ultrasounds to tell you, although we're still keeping it (or trying to) from the world at large. And that means if you do know us in real life, PLEASE keep this to yourself. Just for a couple more weeks. PLEASE. Thanks.

We are overjoyed. We are thankful. We are in disbelief. We are on cloud nine. We are, at times, nervous (or, should I say, 'I' am, at times, nervous). We are, still, stunned. Pregnancy wasn't even on our radar after Clara. I wasn't taking anything other than my maintenance meds when I conceived.

It's safe to say that God has definitely surprised us lately. First, Clara. And then, well, after five-and-a-half years, you tend to stop believing it's humanly possible for you to conceive. But, of course, all things are possible with God. Why did I ever think otherwise?

Much more to come (I'll be back to regular posting.. I guess you can now understand my recent silence!). In the meantime, here's a video we took today of our newest little one swimming. I still can't believe that's our baby on the monitor, or for that matter, I still can't believe that's our other baby crying in the background. God is so good. Although, He always was, even before our miracles.



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97 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS K!!! I'm so thrilled for you and your husband and the big (little) sister!

    I'm also excited that I'm the first comment!

    Isn't God's plan for us amazing...

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  2. Praying for you all and so happy for you :) :) How Absolutely amazing to watch the little one swim around!

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  3. I am so excited for all 4 of you!!!! Can't wait for more posting!!! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Woohoo!!!! God is AMAZING! I am so happy for you! From the moment I came across your blog I knew you would one day be able to experience pregnancy! I am so elated!

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Lenten prayer buddies have worked miracles!!!

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  5. Awesome!!!!! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  6. Yay!!! I'm so glad that I can congratulate you for the blog world to see!!!

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  7. Wow! Absolutely amazing!!!!!! I am left speechless and in utter amazement of the power of God!!!!

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  8. Oh my what amazing news! Praise God and congratulations!

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  9. I almost fell out of my chair. I am so so overjoyed. Yes, I am even crying a litte.

    So beautiful. How do we ever doubt His love for us?

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  10. I've been a lurker for a while now. But I just wanted to say Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you and your little family! Praying for ya'll!

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  11. Wow!!!! You know how to shock people! So happy for you!

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  12. I have goose bumps! WOW! I have followed your blog for a year... shy to announce my own pregnancy after trying for a year...and still watching the blogs of all the girls I found while we were trying. What a wonderful surprise to read your post today! I so look forward to sharing the news with my husband tonight! God is so GOOD!

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  13. So very, very happy for you and your family!

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  14. Wonderful news! Congratulations! God is so good!

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  15. Oh my goodness! So amazing and so exciting. As soon as I saw "Some News" in Sew's blogroll I knew what it had to be. I'm so happy for you and hope you've been feeling well! God is amazing, isn't He!!

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  16. God is good all the time! All the time God is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO Y'ALL!

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  17. I LOVE THE VIDEO! I LOVE THE NEWS! HOORAY!!!

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  18. wow.

    i mean, just wow.

    this is SO amazing. so, so amazing!

    thank you for sharing the video - how fun?!

    i'm so excited to hear more and to follow you through this next leg of your adventure!

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  19. I have lurked on your blog forever from Sew's and never expected to see this news when I hopped over to check on Clara's doings today!!!!

    That is amazingly amazing. I can't believe you held onto that secret for 10 weeks:)

    Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy for you and the little babe!

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  20. Wow!! Congratulations, K!! I am so happy for you!! 2010 will no doubt become the most unforgetable year of your life. :) May St. Gerard watch over your little one.

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  21. Congratulations, you urban legend, you! What exciting news!

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  22. Wow!!! Look at her (I'm calling it a her) go!!!! She's really swimming in there!

    Oh she's just BEAUTIFUL! I am just thrilled for you all!!!

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  23. Oh and can I blame you for all the "now you're gonna get pregnant after adoption" comments ???

    ha ha j/k:)

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  24. Congrats to all of you! God is so good. Strange as this may seem to say, I needed to be reminded of this today as life seems so overwhelming at the moment. God is still here...He has it all planned out and no amount of my worry will change things.

    Your continuing wonderful story is the reminder I needed today. Congrats again!!

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  25. Yippee! I continue to smile ear to ear about this amazing news! Clara is going to be such a great big sister! Wow, the video was incredible! Love to you ALL.

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  26. Holy CRAP! I am shocked and stunned and oh so happy for you! I cannot even imagine how you have kept this under wraps but I completely understand! WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    What a huge blessing!

    HUGE HUGS!
    Kacy

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  27. Absolutely wonderful - our bio daughter is a surprise blessing just 13 months and a day younger than our adopted son. Revel in the miracle.

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  28. OMG goodness! From )-2 in a year! God certanily does have quite the awesome plan doesn't HE!!!!

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  29. OH MY GOODNESS!!! THIS is awesome! Congratulations. You just made my night I am sooooo excited for you. What a beautiful surprise!

    *Hugs*

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  30. God is so GOOD!!! Congratulations!!! That is amazing news. I can't wait to hear the whole story!

    Praying for you and your growing family,

    Another lurker :-)

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  31. Absolutely thrilled at this news!!!! Rejoicing with you!

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  32. Congrats! I've been following your story and I'm thrilled for you guys! Love, fellow pcos'er

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  33. no friggin way?!?!?!!? this is so amazing and wonderful. i am sitting here with my mouth agape, just amazed.

    God Bless you!!!! This makes my day! All things are possible with God!

    Now, are you one of "those" that adopts, then gets preg?!?!?! I thought that was a quasi-urban legend??!?!?!?!

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  34. I second JB's comment! Congratulations again!! Praying for you, R, C and the newest little one!!!

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  35. Wow! I am so excited for you!!! Congratulations!!! :)

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  36. Wow, awesome; congratulations! That must have been so hard to not share for so long!

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  37. WOW! That is just awesome! It's true, God has done immeasurably more than you imagined!!

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  38. yay yay yay yay yay!
    God is a God of miracles!

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  39. Your blog name is so appropriate here because it gives me such hope!!!! I am overjoyed for you! That video is A MAZ ING. IS that sound coming from your stomach????? HOw do they do that??? Praise God for His infinite wisdom in bringing Clara into your life and now this precious littl one!!

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  40. This blows my mind! I had to double-check that I was reading the right blog! Amazing, just amazing :).

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  41. WOW!!! Congrats!!! I'm so excited for what God is doing in your guys' life!

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  42. WOW Congratulations and WOW lol!! Such wonderful and exciting news!! Will keep you all in my prayers. Ive certainly joined the Catholic IF boards at the right time - lots of good things happenin around here!

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  43. It's almost surreal!! You went from living your nightmare to suddenly realizing your dreams, times two! God is full of surprises and this is one of the biggest I could have imagined! The video of the baby is magical, and Clara as a big sister is breathtaking!
    Congratulations!!

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  44. Congratulations! We are just thrilled for you, R and Clara!!! We cannot wait to be an auntie, uncle and cousin, AGAIN!

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  45. Yay!! Congrats! Congrats!!

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  46. You are so blessed! Lots of prayers!

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  47. No WAY!!! OMG! I'm so so thrilled!!! God is NEVER outdone in generosity. :)

    Congratulations!!!!

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  48. Congratulations! Getting pregnant after adoption was, for me, a roller-coaster at first, but it sounds like you've adjusted so well. Many prayers for continued health for all four of you. Yay for big sisters!

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  49. Oh my gosh! I'm so happy for you and your family! I don't believe I've ever commented on your blog. Infoind your blog in January right as you were finding out about Clara. I read your blog from beginnng to end and it gave me such hope. Through your blog I have found so many other wonderful women who are carrying the same cross. It is so nice to no longer feel alone.

    I have prayed for you and your family since I found you. Congratulations again. I'll keep you and your little one in my prayers.

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  50. Praise be to God! Congratulations!
    God Bless you all!

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  51. Thank you for sharing your wonderful miracle news. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  52. As someone who stumbled across your blog one day because I am currently going through all the things you have, I am elated for you! Tonight you have given me back some hope that I thought was lost.

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  53. Congrats!!! Wow, God is good!

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  54. picking my jaw up off the floor. I am so thrilled for your growing family! The video.was.awesome! My Charlie would just do a full body wiggle and this baby just floats face down and freaks me out (thank goodness for heartbeats!) and yours is doing fraeking full on synchronized swimming routines. I think it is a girl and she is going to be so graceful. Clara is gonna be a big sister-woohoo!

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  55. that is one beautiful baby!

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  56. Thrilled for you and your family!

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  57. The post we've all been waiting for!! :) I LOVE it!

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  58. CONGRATS!!! So thrilled for you guys and now the world can celebrate with you!! xoxo

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  59. Reading this news late compared to the others in blogosphere but...so EXCITED! Congratulations.....prayers for your and baby's safety. :)

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  60. Oh my goodness over the moon for your growing family! I'll be praying for you.

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  61. Wow...congrats! You are so blessed!

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  62. God is so good!!! Praying for all four of yall!

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  63. Wow, Congrats! What a blessing for you and your family! :)

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  64. Oh my goodness! I would squeal with delight, but it would wake the household, so I'll give you a little one. Squeeeeeeeeeeee!

    How absolutely wonderful!

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  65. Wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!

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  66. How blessed you are. God's plans are always amazing.

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  67. CONGRATS!! wow I am so excited for you! There have been so many people I know who have waited years for their long awaited miracles- finally get them. God is GOOD!

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  68. Congratulations! That's simply amazing news. I didn't start following your blog until you were on your way to adopt Clara, but I've read through a lot of your past entries. I'm thrilled for you. You are incredibly blessed.

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  69. WOW...that's all I can say! Amazing!

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  70. I read this last night but couldn't comment on my blackberry. I gasped out loud when I read this and my husband asked "what's wrong?" I said nothing is wrong...EVERYTHING IS RIGHT! This is amazing. Congratulations!

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  71. Congratulations! This is wonderful news! You are in our prayers.

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  72. ok, fine. You Catholic IF bloggers are forcing me to de-lurk with all your miracles and good news. I'm a young Catholic infertile. (Yeah, I know, I should start a blog). Anyway,you blog ladies are filling my heart with hope these days. Congrats to you!

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  73. How did I miss this post...I am so HAPPY for you all! CONGRATUALTIONS :)

    xo,
    Amber

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  74. I'm crying i'm so happy for you guys!!!!!!! What an amazing 2010 your having. When are you do, Dec?? I'm just so happy for youg guys!!!

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  75. Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS! God is really doling out the blessings this year. Looks like you have a very active baby from your ultrasound!

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  76. Congratulations! It took a minute for it to soak in -I think I needed to read "I'm pregnant" before I got it!! You must be over the moon, so very excited and happy for you!

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  77. oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, when it rains it pours, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh that's so, so awsome.

    My stream of thoughts skiming this post.

    Oh so so so so awsome. Blessings to you all.

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  78. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This is amazing and such a blessing!

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  79. We are beyond joyful for you all "over the river". It is just such a miracle that I continue to sing praises and smile from ear to ear. God is good, indeed!!! Can't wait to see your eventual bump!!!

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  80. I keep having to come back and reread this post to believe it. I'm so happy for you!

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  81. I keep re-reading this, it's so amazing! How blessed you are to experience the beauty of motherhood through the joy of adoption AND through the miracle of conception! God is so good!

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  82. And btw, I swear Clara gets cuter every time you post a new picture! Gosh she's adorable :D

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  83. What a wonderful blessing - God is so good!! I have been "lurking" on your blog for awhile now (as I found it during my own time of infertility) and your story has been an inspiration, especially as my husband and I continue to discern adoption as we add to our family. Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations!

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  84. 90 comments? you're a celebrity! :)

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  85. Oh, man, I'm away from blogs for a couple of days and I miss so much! Congratulations!! This is just wonderful news!

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  86. What a wonderful post. Congratulations!

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  87. Delurking to congratulate you. My heart is overflowing with joy. I am so, so happy for you.

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  88. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I have to go to work and I can't read the rest of your posts until tonight.

    ARGGGGHHHHH!!!!



    AAAAAAYYYYYYY!

    God has the weirdest sense of humor.

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  89. Wow!!!!! I am so happy for you all. The only problem is you have just proven a real life example for all those people who say 'just adopt and you'll get pregnant!'.

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