Thursday, November 22, 2012

& then there were 3. {TnT+Baby}

TL and I are going to be parents!! 

We are so excited and feel blessed beyond measure...

I'll never forget the September day I told TL he was going to be a daddy.  He had been golfing with buddies, and I had known for a few hours that we had some big and exciting changes coming.
After our 18 month long journey of "working on it" - I took the test just after TL left for the day, knowing it was still a little too early to really know.  When I saw the "pregnant" pop up on the little screen - I screamed and shook in excitement.  Nervous that if I took another one it may come up negative, I called the nurse we've been working with and told her.  She instructed me to take another one to confirm, and get my butt over to the clinic to take a blood test.
I did.  Fast.  I drove, shaking hands on the steering wheel and got my blood drawn, uncharacteristically with out TL, and felt a little more certain after taking another test with a positive result.



Back in June, I purchased a Father's Day Card just in case for TL.  I kept it and wrote in it.  It said "Happy {you're going to be a} Father's Day".  I went to 2 meetings for work with my exciting news bottled up inside... and then my tummy flipped over and over in excitement as I drove home to meet TL for dinner.  I held the card in my purse when I walked in and handed it to him.  There was such a deep feeling of excitement and my heart and tummy were fluttering.

He read it.  There were tears, giggles, "are you serious" questions, and a little bit of jumping up and down that ensued for a few minutes in the middle of our kitchen.  Slowly we broke the news to our immediate families over the following days.

Now... I am approaching 14 weeks... and we are finally letting the secret out.  This part of our life has taught me something really special - we've got some amazing people in our lives who genuinely love us and have expressed so much excitement and love - I can't even begin to describe how this feels.  I am overwhelmed.  I've had a rough few months of morning all day sickness, but I can't complain... I am just so happy.  There isn't a baby bump yet, but I check every morning when I wake up and will surely be keeping up with my pregnancy and snapping pictures so I can remember each step.


Thank you to Veronica at Nica Photography for taking the time out of her busy schedule to squeeze us into a stormy Friday night to snap a couple pictures for us. 



We have a LOT to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...
I hope you have a beautiful holiday!

74 comments:

Neely said...

OMGGGGG Im so so so so happy for you my sweet friend! XOXOXO

Hailey said...

SO excited for y'all!! Thoughts to be thankful for today. Congrats. Xoxo

J and A said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am thrilled for you two. You will make awesome parents! Beautiful pictures!

Ashley said...

Congrats!!! That is very exciting news!!! Wishing you a healthy pregnancy!!!

Rachael said...

MUCH CONGRATS!!! :)

Leah said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful way to share this exciting news. Sending lots of prayers for a smooth pregnancy and healthy baby.

Joeylee said...

Congrats!!!!

Jax said...

Tracy, I am SO happy for you guys! I got tears in my eyes reading this! You and TL have such a beautiful relationship and I just know you guys are going to be absolutely fantastic parents! Agh! I am SO excited for you!!! And the photos are stinking adorable! I just got on fbook and was like "Wait.. what?! YAAAAAY!" (Seriously, I said it out loud...haha)

Chelsea said...

I am so excited for you and your hubby! I had tears in my eyes reading your AMAZING news! Best wishes!

Steph said...

YES!!! SO excited for you two! You are going to be the BEST parents. You both deserve the world and I couldn't be happier for you!! Let me know if you need ANYTHING and I'll be right there! xoxo Steph

simone antoniazzi said...

Honestly, I'm crying!!! That is such wonderful news & you and TL are going to be the best parents.

Am so happy for you....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! XX

PS In both my pregnancies, I wondered why they ever called it "morning" sickness, because I had it 24/7!!! But at 14 weeks it got so much better, literally overnight! Good luck!

simone antoniazzi said...

PS LOVE the photos, SO cute!!!! XX

Frances said...

oh my gosh!!!!!!! congrats!!! you're going to make an amazing mother!

CMae said...

Tracy girl I'm over the moon for you!!! How exciting!!!!! Had you both been trying? Not trying? I know your fur babies are going to make great siblings!!! God Bless you!

It's All About the View said...

What a lucky baby- you are a beautiful family!

Nicole Marie said...

i am crying tears of happiness for you... xoxoxoxox

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

CONGRATS!!! I am just so happy for you guys! "Knowing" you through the blogging world I know that you are going to be a fabulous (and adorable!) mom! Wonderful wonderful news!!

Katie said...

OMG! Congratulations! I am so happy and so excited for you guys! And these pictures are great, you look stunning (and I love those shoes!)

Shelley said...

I am just so thrilled for you!!! Being a mommy is the most precious gift of all. Congratulations!!

Angelina Medina said...

SHUT UP!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

ashleigh said...

congratulations I am so happy for you =]

Caitlin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!!!! You're going to be such an amazing Mom :)

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

Congrats!!!

Leslie Harris said...

Oh my, what exciting news! Love the photos too, Congrats Tracy you're going to be the sweetest Mommy.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Emily grapes said...

I'm sooo excited for you!! Congratulations!! you're going to be so beautiful pregnant (with the belly :) And I'm sure you'll both be amazing parents!!

Claire xx said...

CONGRATULATIONS from the UK....
Lots of love xx

Liz said...

oh my gosh!!! CONGRATS! That is amazing news!!

Lori said...

I know I responded to you on Twitter but also wanted to chime in here. I am so happy for you both ~ I LOVE the pictures. You are going to be the best Mom ~ sending you lots of love. This Thanksgiving will be one you will never forget. xo

K said...

Congratulations to you and your family :)

Jenna said...

Ahhh this is the best news EVER Tracy! Happy tears :) I can't wait to follow along as your bump gets bigger and bigger and I know that you and TL are going to make the most wonderful parents!

xxx
Jenna

Kit said...

COngratulations! Being a mama is the best thing ever!!!

Leslee said...

Very, very excited for both you and TL! Adorable photos and a great way to announce your news!!! Congratualtions Tracy!

Nikki said...

congratulations!

CAC muffin said...

truly something to be thankful for! Congrats!!!! So happy for you two!

Candace said...

So incredibly happy for you guys!!! Congratulations!!

Baby Mama said...

so so so exciting!!!! congratulations!

Erica said...

How exciting! Congrats to you and your hubby! The pictures are gorgeous! Hope you are feeling great!

All At Once said...

Woohoo!!!! I' am so incredibly excited for you two! Congratulations beautiful!

Jessi Fuller said...

Congratulations! :) Your pictures are adorable!

The Danielson's said...

So excited for you and your hubs Tracy! I kept track of my pregnancy on my blog, and now use it as a place to blog about life with a baby (our little lady is 2 months old now). Feel free to take a look at it and my must have baby items :)
Littlebabydanielson.blogspot.com

Maggie Elizabeth said...

I am sooooo excited for you! I can not wait to follow your journey! You are going to be the cutest pregnant girl.

Tickled Pink said...

Congrats !!! So happy for you!!!

tara said...

congrats!!!

tara said...

congrats!!!

Kristin said...

so excited for you guys!! xo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats! That is so exciting for both of you!

Lindsay Antenucci said...

so so so exciting!!!! what a joy this holiday season is for you, well actually next will be even crazier fnu ;) congrats girlie!!! :)

Allison said...

I already said this on Instagram, but baby is so lucky - I can't think of two people who I think would be better parents than you two! So happy for you and cannot wait to see all your preggers outfits AND the bump when it finally starts to show :) xox

Perfectly Imperfect said...

oh my goodness!!! YAY!!!!!!! I am so, so happy for y'all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

OMG! That is SOOO exciting! Congrats to you both!

Maybe I haven't been reading enough but when I visit your blog I ALWAYS think when are they going to make a baby!? lol Now I know!

So happy for you guys =D

LWLH said...

Congrats to you guys....that is such wonderful news!!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Congratulations, beautiful Tracy! You and TL will make wonderful parents!

Ana F. said...

I saw your status on facebook and had to come here!!! Congratulations, my friend! You'll be a gorgeous mama!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! You are going to be one adorable little momma!

allison said...

yay!!! how exciting! congratulations to you and your husband!! :)

Laura said...

what cute announcement photos, I love them! Congratulations!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! What an adorable way to announce!

Katie said...

:) congratulations!!! Smiles throughout the entire post! The card for your husband was really cute. And the pictures....love them!!

miss andrea lee said...

Congrats!! What a beautiful little family you have! and those pictures! Too cute!! :)

Carolyn said...

OMG! Worked my way back... CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! I'm so unbelievably happy for you! I can't wait to follow along on your journey to become parents!!

Tara said...

SOOOO incredibly excited for you!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

it took us 14 months to get pregnant with our first, so i can only imagine how thrilled and almost in disbelief you must have been when you finally saw that positive! you guys are going to be terrific parents. that baby is VERY lucky!! <33

Treasure Tromp said...

that is just too sweet! congratulations!

BeckyJo606 said...

Congratulations!!! We met with a fertility specialist for about 9 months before we finally got a big positive!! So excited to follow along on your journey! :)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! BEST news ever for you both x

Carolina Charm said...

Cutest parents EVER. Congratulations!!!!!

Hilary Lane said...

Aww yay! I noticed on Pinterest that you were posting Maternity fashion & figured I missed something. Sure enough! I'm about a month behind on posts, so I hadn't gotten there yet. :-X CONGRATULATIONS to you two!!!

Jeanelle said...

so happy for you Tracy!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Sending you lots of love from Holland xoxoxo

Jess said...

I know I'm late on this but CONGRATS! Aw, this is SUCH great news! What a blessing!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

I am so happy for you! I adore these photos...you 2 have some "pin worthy" pics here! Being a parent is a joy beyond all joys! Congrats!

Annie said...

LOVE all the pictures!!! You two are so cute and I'm so very happy for you!! CONGRATS!! Can't wait to hear if you are having a boy or girl! :)

meghan said...

Congratulations Tracy!! This news is so amazing. Your story is so sweet too. I'm so happy for you.

Jess Norden said...

So, So, So excited for you!!!!!!! We just had a little boy in July and it's been AMAZING...I can't wait to watch you then HIM/HER grow!!! Ahhhhhhh SUCH exciting news :) xoxo

Nicole-Lynn said...

So so so happy for you! Love all of your pics!

Norah said...

This is so cute! I love the photos and the idea of giving him a father's day card. Congratulations :)