You know what happens when you go around saying that you will NEVER be pregnant during the summer, because it's too hot and you like rosé too much? You get pregnant in May, because God's funny like that!
Mason and I are big planners, well... at least I AM! I pretty much planned Hadley's conception and subsequent birth down to the DAY, as I wanted and needed a May baby. I had just enough vacation days stored up to ease out of the school year after the STAAR test and not have to come back to teaching with a new baby at home. Obviously, with a little help from above, my little plan worked perfectly!
Fast forward two years later... we definitely wanted and were "ready" for a second child, but wanted to wait to try until later on in the summer, AFTER a few vacations we had planned, including our 5 year anniversary trip to Mexico! We were hoping for maybe a March or April springtime baby.
What Actually Happened
Maybe a little bit of an over share, but before getting pregnant, my cycles were a little unpredictable, getting shorter and shorter over a few months time. I also had started working out a lot more during the spring to try and get my summer bod back (the surest way to get pregnant is to tempt fate by working on getting skinny again... ha!). Anyway, so when my period was a little late this past June I didn't really think too much about it. I figured my cycle was getting back on track, or maybe it had to do with my new workout routine, I really did not think I was pregnant, AT. ALL,
I woke up on Father's Day (June 18), with plans of brunch and a day full of fun to celebrate Mason! While I did not believe that I was pregs, I did find it strange that I had still not gotten my period. Wanting to set my mind at ease and rule that out, I dug out a pregnancy test that I had buried in a cabinet. I took the test, then got in the shower, and well you can guess the rest. A very faint, but clearly positive line was waiting on me when I got out.
The BIG Reveal
I will brag on myself for a moment here and let you know, dear reader, that I am an excellent actress. I made it through our morning brunch like NOTHING was going on, even though my mind was racing with what this news meant for our future, for our summer plans, for our Mexico trip! Ha! I locked it up though, because I wanted to surprise Mason later at home when he opened up his gifts. Here he is, an unsuspecting father of one... or so he thinks!
We definitely weren't expecting this sweet blessing, but as always, God had a special plan in store for us and a reminder that though we might think so, we are not the ones in control! Now that it has sunk in, we are overjoyed and can not wait for our second sweet baby to join the family this February!
Thanks for following along! Stay tuned for how we shared our exciting news with family!