The {little} secret

by Lesley on January 24, 2011 · 24 comments

in babies,marriage

There’s something I didn’t mention in my last post about friendship. Those pregnant girls I referred to? Well, I’m one of them.

I’ve been holding our little secret safe from the web since November. A part of me wanted to tell the whole world immediately because it seemed like too big of news to hold in. But, another part of me wanted to protect this little secret as long as possible…to hold it sacred between just Jonathan and I. With this secret came a lot of happiness, some fear, some sadness. There were days in the beginning when I didn’t recognize my own emotions, and I found comfort in not yet having to answer how I felt about such a huge change in our lives. We sat  in the quiet moment and soaked in the miracle of it all. I processed long and hard. I worried lots. I googled signs and symptoms, and searched for excuses as to why I wasn’t drinking alcohol. December was a long month full of transition and, inevitably, a lot of eating.

And now we are almost done with January. Last week my still-skinny-tummy got covered in goo just like I’ve seen so many times in the movies. We watched the little one dance around on a screen, proving this change is most certainly happening. It’s beginning to feel real now even though I look the same physically. The months will fly by until late July arrives and we bring home baby to a place with freshly painted walls, new ceiling fans, and a kitchen ready for visiting guests who want to cook, hold and cuddle.

Until then, I’m pretty sure we have just about every weekend booked with trips, unpacking, visitors, weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and church retreats. I plan to soak up this busy season and write all about it. Thanks for being part of our next big thing.

p.s. I took the above picture with my iPhone after opening a very appropriate fortune cookie just a few days after we found out about baby. Funny, right?

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24 comments
Tawny
Tawny

I'm so excited for you two! You will be a wonderful mother.

sara
sara

So thrilled for you! I never imagined how much joy would arrive in such an itty, bitty bean!!

Lesley
Lesley

Wow! Such sweet comments. Thanks everyone! :)

Amy --- Just A Titch
Amy --- Just A Titch

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. P.S. I saw you coming out of Pottery Barn Kids this weekend---I was too far away to say hi, so...hi! I guess it makes sense now :)

Jennifer
Jennifer

Congratulations Lesley! I'm so excited for you and Jonathan. You are going to be an amazing mother.

Joy Eggerichs
Joy Eggerichs

Love the fortune cookie message. Sometimes God puts in a few shifts at the cookie factory. congrats!!!

Irvin
Irvin

OMG! Congrats! That's such wonderful news! I'm so excited for you! Yay! I can't wait to read all about your next chapter in life...

alysun
alysun

Such fun news. The next page in this story will bring lots and lots of joy.

Lisa
Lisa

You will be such a good mom.

Andrea
Andrea

Congratulations! So excited for you :)

Aunt Bonnie
Aunt Bonnie

CONGRATULATIONS!!!Jonathon and Lesley, so Happy for you, and Baby's Grandparents!! Aunt Bonnie

Katie
Katie

That is one lucky kid growing in your belly!

Sharon
Sharon

I'm so glad we get to be on this journey together!

Nicole Hunt
Nicole Hunt

So excited for you Lesley! Jeff shared the news with me. You will make an amazing mother!

kelli
kelli

yaaaay!!! i can't even find the words to explain how excited i am for you guys!! i can't wait to meet your baby and go on walks with our strollers :) you'll be GREAT at being a mom!! i've been praying for you guys and will continue to do so :) Kelli seeley

Sarah
Sarah

I just want to hold and cuddle while you cook. So excited to watch you and Jonathan become parents. Love you!

Ashlee
Ashlee

So happy it's out in the open!!! Count me in as a visitor who wants to cook, hold, and cuddle. Emphasis on the hold and cuddle part. Yay!!!

kristen
kristen

Panda Express is full of wisdom! :)

Michelle
Michelle

Congrats Lesley! so excited for you!

Katie
Katie

Sign me up to cook, hold, and cuddle, in July!!

Kyla
Kyla

Whoo hoo! So excited for you guys! I hope everything has been going smoothly so far in the pregnancy. I lived on lemon and ginger tea the first trimester since it helps with morning sickness. Such great news!

Anna Jordan
Anna Jordan

Congratulations! That is SO exciting!!

Amy
Amy

I just can't hardly wait! So glaad you spilled the beans!