Three’s Company

cute pregnancy announcement

I’ve always been a fan of sitcoms. Ever since I was a little girl… I even imagined what it would be like to star in one myself. One funny, not-so-secret trick that prop people utilize when one of a show’s female stars becomes pregnant is they make the actress walk around with boxes and packages or have them stand behind some obstruction to hide their belly. Well, If I was a star in a sitcom, I would be walking around with a box for nine months because… I’M PREGNANT!

It’s still a bit overwhelming to talk about but I will try!

cute pregnancy announcement

During our nearly three-year long journey to become pregnant, it was sometimes difficult to find a positive: whether that be my attitude at times, ovulation predictor kits and of course pregnancy tests. After finishing our last round of Clomid in August we were told to take a break from the drugs. I still went in for monthly ultrasounds to check on my follicular fluid levels and during my October appointment I was given the all clear to start Clomid again.

Flash forward to November. A fresh prescription of Clomid was stashed in my bathroom, all I needed was for my period to arrive. Going on and off fertility drugs resulted in extra long cycles at times, so I wasn’t too alarmed despite being a bit late. In the meantime, I ordered a new (GIANT) pack of pregnancy tests.

It was a Saturday and the few days prior I was feeling rather bloated and a bit off so I decided, that when my tests arrived, I would take one to ease my mind. The package of tests arrived just as Jordan’s flight was scheduled to land from his business trip to LA. I received the box but then had to rush out the door. I drove to the airport in silence, completely unaware that my life was going to change forever with the knowledge I would receive that evening.

cute pregnancy announcement

Once we got back home, I discretely snuck the still wrapped brown box into the bathroom. You’ll understand my utter shock when the test slowly formed two pink lines. I read the directions again to make sure two lines actually meant positive!

I tiptoed out of the bathroom, went to the living room and declared to Jordan, “I think I’m pregnant.” He glanced up at me and said with a very calm voice, “Alright.” He stood up, we walked to the bathroom and stared at the two lines on the strip. We smiled in disbelief and hugged each other still not knowing what to think.

I went to bed unsure how to process this new information, but saying prayers of gratitude. Over the weekend I took four more tests (five in all)! They were all positive of course, but until my blood work a few days later I still couldn’t quite believe it.

The last few months have been filled with a crazy whirlwind of emotions. The best kind of course! The first trimester, for me, came with the typical symptoms: nausea and exhaustion, but I am so so thankful for every symptom.

As of this week I am 16 weeks. Our little miracle is due in July! I’m excited to share this journey with you all as your prayers and encouragement carried me through many dark moments.

For those of you who prayed for us and supported us, THANK YOU! It truly meant the world to Jordan and I.

cute pregnancy announcement

cute pregnancy announcement

cute pregnancy announcement

“We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield.”  Psalm 33:20

84 thoughts on “Three’s Company”

  1. I’m so incredibly happy for you!!! This is such a blessing! I just had my first baby in June, and it’s the most surreal experience to see those two pink lines, even when you are trying. It’s like…okay….what now? haha. God is good and I pray the rest of your pregnancy is beautiful and we can’t wait to see your new little!

  2. Congratulations, friend! I’m leaking tears all over the place!! I wish I could jump through my screen to hug you. I am SO thrilled for you! What a blessing and such a huge answer to prayer. I will be praying for health and joy for the rest of your pregnancy.

  3. my heart is exploding!!!!! i couldn’t be MORE excited for you all! sending prayers! get excited for the best adventure of your life- you will be a great mom! a little over two weeks in- and it’s the best. xo

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oh friend I am so happy for you. You’ve shared parts of your struggle on your blog and I’ve wanted so badly for you to have this news…wonderful!! I’m delighted for you and Jordan and praying you feel well and enjoy this new season!! Xo

  5. So excited for you guys. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! God is Good. I will be praying the rest of your pregnancy is a smooth one. So happy for you!!!!!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I did the same thing when I first found out I was pregnant with our oldest child- I peed on every pregnancy test I could find, just to make sure it still said positive!

  7. Oh Catherine (and Jordan!!!) I am soooo excited for you! Your rough journey will be rewarded with love so strong it’ll knock your socks off! I am giddy for you! Hooray!!!!

  8. Congrats!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!! Our little one was just born a week ago, and oh my goodness. It’s the best life-changer since getting married. You’re going to love it!!!!

  9. So happy for the two of you! You have such a testimony to others on how the Lord’s grace upheld you as you trusted in Him. Thanks for sharing. I’m overjoyed for your entire family!!
    In Christ,
    Wendi

  10. Congratulations and may God continue to carry you through all the ups and downs of pregnancy and your new title “Mommy”! ALL the time God is good, amen.

  11. Oh my goodness! I’m so happy for you guys! This is amazing news. I’m also on the trying-oh-so-hard train right now, and I cannot imagine your excitement! I wouldn’t have known what to think either! ha!

  12. Ahhhh! I am SO happy for you! I saw your post title and thought “eeeeeek! Is this a pregnancy announcement?!” And I’m so excited that I was right 🙂 Can’t wait to read more about your pregnancy – July is a great month to have a baby!!

  13. Yay yay yay! I am so excited for you all. Pregnancy is such a sweet and life-changing journey and I can’t wait to follow along with yours! I hope you’re feeling okay, mama! Congrats to you! 🙂

  14. SUCH a wonderful post to read. I loved hearing your story, and I also loved how it made me reminisce about my own… we were around a year before being able to get pregnant, and I remember the shock of those two lines so well – I took 3 pregnancy tests before seeing the doctor, so I can completely understand your five 🙂 I thought second trimester was so great – enjoying that there’s a baby to come while feeling a little more like myself… and then getting baby kicks eventually! It’s amazing. I hope you’re able enjoy it all to the fullest. Congrats!

    1. Thank you, Anne. I just find it so ironic that I still have a HUGE stash of tests around. Haha. I’m excited for the kicks to start coming in though I heard it all depends on where my placenta is positioned.

  15. Congratulations to you and Jordan! I’m so excited to learn of your news. Praying for an uneventful and extremely wonderful pregnancy for you as well as a beautiful, healthy baby. Hugs and blessings to you both!

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