The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Updates & 14 Weeks!

Wow, so I haven't posted an update in a week. Feels like an eternity! I knew I missed my weekly pregnancy update that I usually write on Saturday, but there were a few good reasons.

On Friday, I was pulled into a room at work and offered a huge promotion. Bigger title, more money, and an amazing opportunity to work on an up-and-coming strategy that is incredibly important to the company. I kind of knew that I was going to be selected to join this team... no interviews, the VP of our team just selected who she wanted... but I had no idea so many perks would come with it. I happily accepted.

Then, Friday night, Mr. D found a house online that we absolutely fell in love with. Because we've been actively looking, our Realtor had us set up for automatic updates daily with anything new-to-market. This house never popped into our search portal because it was 2 blocks off of the area we had pre-selected to look in. The house listed on Friday, and there was an open house scheduled for Sunday. Instead of scheduling a private showing with our Realtor, we decided to attend the open house. We fell in love with the house all over again once we walked through it. This house is WAY better than the other property we offered on a few weeks ago.

So, Monday, we both took off the morning from work, did a private showing with our Realtor, wrote an offer and submitted it that afternoon.

After a couple of counter-offers on the date of closing, the sellers accepted and the house is now SOLD! We have been crazy-busy getting financial information together for our mortgage lender, inspections set up, appraisals scheduled... it's been a whirlwind. But SUCH a blessing. We are in love with this house and close April 15!

Between all of this excitement, I turned 14 weeks! I am so excited. Everything truly feels to be falling into place. 2011 is the year. We continue to praise God that everything is going so well and we are so incredibly fortunate in so many ways. It's exciting stuff!

Now for the 4-days-overdue pregnancy update:

Best Moment of the Week: Discussing which of the bedrooms in our new house will be the baby's room. And.... actually being pre-occupied with so many other life-events that I haven't focused 100% on being pregnant. It's a relaxing feeling.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: "So, when are you going to tell people at work?" This question is coming from Mr. D, me, and my current boss who knows I am expecting. This promotion came at a really interesting time. I never for a moment thought, "Well, if they know I am pregnant, I won't be considered," but I also didn't need the word to spread all that quickly. I meet with my new boss tomorrow to discuss my transition (effective Monday), and I HAVE to tell her then. I am starting to show a little bump, and the news needs to come to me. It's just funny that I will be telling her, "I am so excited to join your team! By the way, I'm going need some time off in April because I am buying a house and moving, and oh by the way, I'm pregnant, due in August, and won't be at work for 3-4 months." My company is AMAZING and I am not the least bit concerned, but it still feels weird.

Obsessions: Looking at/touching my belly. It's so hard to tell if you're growing when you look at your own body each day. But, it definitely is. Mr. D saw me naked in the bathroom, getting out of the shower yesterday, and he said, "Wow, look at your stomach. It is totally growing." Makes me feel good :)

What I am Most Looking Forward to This Week: The weekend! I need to relax and sleep in a bit after this action-packed week.

What I Miss the Most: Wine, wine, and more wine.

Symptoms: Nothing new!


  1. HOW EXCITING!! It's all happening and coming together so well! :-D

  2. What a great week! Congrats on the house, promotion and turning 14 weeks!

  3. CONGRATS!!! So happy for you!! xoxo

  4. I think having your stomach grow is just one of the most amazing/weird things ever. I mean it's your stomach that's always been there, but now it's growing and it's not because of what you ate last night!

    And congrats on the house AND the promotion!! What an amazing week!