Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Big Stuff Happening...

I have been writing this blog post in my head for a few years now. I was always thinking of what I would write when I found out I was pregnant. However, years went by, and I did not get pregnant. Years. I wanted to have my children quite close. 18-24 months between Elanor and the next baby, would be ideal, I thought. My sister and I are 19 months apart and I have always loved being so close in age to my sister and we have always been the best of friends. I wanted something similar for Elanor. As it turns out, you cannot plan (at least things that are out of your control). I have learned that lesson multiple times. This one was hard though. What pained me the most was how often Elanor asked for a sibling. All of her friends have siblings, and she did not. We have thankfully lived next to the Pitchers for the last few years and those boys have been pretty close to brothers for Elanor.

We finally went and met with some fertility doctors last year. There was a problem and most likely an expensive one. However, Tyler ended up having a super busy year last year (80 hour school and work weeks!!) and he did not have the time to meet with the doctors some more. This summer, once Tyler was done with everything, we decided to meet with our fertility doctor again. There were a few more tests and it was determined that in vitro fertilization was our only option. We had been told this last year as well and the idea had seemed so unwanted at the time. I did not want to have doctors make me pregnant and have to do all the shots, and pay all the money and then it might not even work. However, over the course of the year, I talked myself into it and decided I was being a bit selfish and things do not always happen the way I want them, but that does not make them worse, just different. 

a week and half after meeting with our fertility doctor, I found out I was pregnant!!! As in, the seemingly impossible happened. We were both in a bit of shock. We had been told we would not be able to get pregnant naturally and we had obviously wanted to get pregnant for the past almost three years! Yes, friends, I am having a baby! Me!

So--the info:
I am due April 18th,
which means I am 12 1/2 weeks along,
so 3 months done, 6 to go.
We find out if it is a girl or a boy in November.
Yes, Elanor and our new baby will be over 4 years apart,
but Elanor will be such an awesome big sister (she loves babies!).

We are so incredibly excited! I learned a lot these past 2 1/2 years of not being able to get pregnant. I learned a lot about gratitude. I am so grateful that I have the most wonderful husband, that loves and takes care of me and is such a wonderful father. Plus, we have such a hilarious, smart, and beautiful daughter. I felt continually blessed with what I already had, and I know many people don't have these things. I learned that I needed my Heavenly Father more, and He helped us all as a family. I am not sure why we were able to get pregnant now, but I do know it was quite a miracle.

We told Elanor by giving her two gifts. One was a "best sister" shirt and the other was the book, "Baby Dear" (which is out of print, but I found it in a book with all the books by the author who wrote "Baby Dear"). "Baby Dear" is about a little girl who becomes a big sister and copies everything her mom does with her own baby doll. I loved the book when I was little as it has such cute illustrations.
Elanor with the gifts.

Here is Elanor's reaction:

Here I am a couple weeks ago--10 weeks along, I think. I am so huge already!

I guess I need to take another picture! 

So, yes that is our big news. We could not be more excited!

Also, this is why I have not been a good blogger lately--I have not felt all that great. However, being sick is awesome, if it means I'm pregnant!


  1. Yay! I am so excited for you! I really almost started to cry as I read this. What a joyful miracle. I can't wait to meet this undoubtedly smart, unique, new little Laurent.

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  3. Congrats to you and Tyler and Elanor!!! Love, the Eliasons

  4. That is fantastic! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. Can't wait to welcome another Laurent into the family. Keep us posted. We miss you guys.