Tuesday, April 14, 2015

the day I found out

Don't let this photo fool you, I don't have a bump! This is definitely a case of not sucking in and a bloated belly, HA!
I have the sweetest memories from the day I tested positive for our second baby! I had been suspecting for a couple of weeks that I was pregnant but I was so busy with our move to Arizona that I didn't find the time to take a test. Once we moved I started unpacking the bathroom boxes first so that I could find my last pregnancy test, because I hate spending money on those, ha ha! I wasn't ever able to find it (I'm guessing it got thrown out in the packing process) so I waited until I had to make a trip to the store a couple days later to buy one. Before taking the test, I gave myself a little pep talk trying to convince myself that it was no big deal if it was negative (although something would have obviously been off with my body if so), and it would also be no big deal if it was positive... HA! The moment that second line appeared I smiled so hard, and couldn't wipe that smile off my face no matter how hard I tried :) It was a sweet relief to finally have an answer as to why I was so exhausted (making unpacking extremely difficult) and knowing Mia was getting a sibling. This absolutely felt like the perfect timing to grow our family!
I was so stinkin' excited about my news but I didn't tell a soul. I didn't say anything to Mia, I didn't call Eric and tell him, I didn't say a word. That evening before Mia's bedtime routine, we were sitting on the couch in our new living room reading a book. Mia stopped me in the middle of the page and said, "mommy? Baby!" and pointed at her baby in it's stroller across the room. I smiled, nodded and told her, "good job!" Then she lifted up my shirt, pointed at my belly and said, "mommy! Baby!" I sat there in complete shock, with that stupid smile plastered to my face again as my heart nearly exploded with happiness. You see, Mia didn't really know about baby's and belly's. She's never ever said that to me before so I knew that somehow, Mia knew. She knew I was pregnant! And it was just another confirmation for me that I was in fact, pregnant! It was the sweetest moment to share with my Mia, a memory I will always cherish! She has been very in tune with this pregnancy ever since and it's the sweetest thing to see her get excited about baby and tell others about it :) Best sis ever!     

41 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh, that is SO amazing that she just knew!!! How awesome! I think it's a great sign of the relationship she's going to have with her sibling--so so sweet! Thanks for sharing that with us Courtney! :)

Kelly Mock said...

Oh she is going to be the BEST big sis! What a sweet memory!

Tiffany said...

That is so adorable! How exciting!

Jasmine said...

congrats!!! That's so exciting.

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Oh my gosh!! What a wonderful moment you shared with sweet Mia! She is going to be the most wonderful big sis!!!

Sara Holt said...

That is amazing! It's funny how our favorite little people just get it!

Pamela said...

awww gah that is so crazy!! Amazing!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

This is the sweetest! :) You will remember it forever! I swear these little ones have instincts, Waverly said from day one that she was having a sister (even when I thought I boy)! So happy for you!

P!nky said...

What a sweet, adorable story <3!

meandmr.com said...

I love this story! Congrats-- it is all so exciting!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Amanda said...

This is the absolute sweetest!!!!! He knows just what He is doing, doesn't He?! :)

Caroline At Windy City Chic said...

Oh my gosh, sweetest story ever!!! And I laughed out loud about your caption to that picture lol. I hope that you are feeling good and have a lovely day!! :-)

Laura Marie Keenan said...

What sweet moments! All the feels!

Allison Cooley said...

How sweet is that! Definitely a moment to remember forever!

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Kate Pace said...

That is the sweetest thing... Ever! So excited for y'all!

Jess Beer said...

So sweet! It's amazing what kids know!

BLovedBoston said...

She is going to be such a wonderful big sister and I cant even believe she pointed to your stomach and said baby!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

Julie said...

What a sweet story!

J and A said...

That is amazing!! Love it. She is such a sweet girl and will make an awesome big sis!

Sarah said...

oh my gosh sweetest story ever! Love it.

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

that is so so sweet!! Also, I missed the announcement post so I'm super excited for you guys!! CONGRATS!

Erin LFF said...

SO adorable and sweet!!!! :)

Brittany said...

Oh my gosh! I have chills!! That's absolutely amazing. Such a special moment with your little girl.

Mandie said...

That is so crazy that Mia just knew that you were pregnant. Do you have yourself an "old soul" with that lil lady? I love it! :)

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Leslie said...

What an amazing story! It gave me chills! Mia will be such a great big sister!

tina bumblebee said...

Awwww that is the cutest!!!!!!!!!!

Laureen said...

What a sweet memory/moment. I can't imagine moving during that early-pregnancy tiredness..!! So excited for you and your growing family. It was been such a joy and blessing for us, it's awesome to watch others on that journey also. :) Mia will be such an awesome big sis.

Evelina said...

That's so sweet! Kids definitely know more than most people give them credit for. How did you end up telling your husband?

Candace Shiflet said...

awh that is so sweet! And soooo sweet that Mia just KNEW!! Meant to be :) congrats to you guys!!

Xo
Candace
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Ashleigh said...

OMG that is amazing along with the cutest sweetest thing ever! Congrats sweet girl I am so happy for you all :)

-Danica- said...

That is SO sweet!! I have realized the last little while just how in tune our little ones are to things like that. There is so much going on around that we aren't tuned in to, and they are experiencing it all! Congrats to you and your family :)

Jenna H. said...

Such a cute picture! :)
-Jenna :)
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Joie de Viv said...

That is such a wonderful story! I definitely think the little ones have some kind of sixth sense about it. Kaitlyn has picked up the concept of baby in my belly almost immediately. And she has be uncharacteristically clingy and attached to me ever since the pregnancy - one of the things that made me also think about testing! So exciting!

xx Viv at JoieDeViv

Jessie said...

Kids are AMAZING and I believe that veil can be very, very thin for them. How cool she knew! I've had some similar experiences. ;) wink

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Aww how sweet is that?!

The Siberian American said...

That is so sweet that she just knew! I'm so excited for you and big sister Mia. :)

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

That is insanely adorable! I LOVE it! Was Eric sitting there too? Is that how he found out? Did you spill the beans to him? So many questions! I feel like your story just ended and left me hanging lol

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

So sweet! Don't you just love the first trimester bloat?! You wake up skinny but come night time you look bigger. Then you wake up again and it's gone. It is SO bizarre!

Janna Renee said...

That story is so priceless!! I'm so honored that I got to know and that we got to share this experience together! I'm so happy for you guys!

Alycia said...

This is seriously so sweet!!! I love that Mia knew! Sounds like she is ready to be a big sister! So exciting!!

Kirsty and Seth said...

Bless your sweet little girl, she's obviously very in tune with her mama! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!


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