Well, it’s happened. Not because of expensive fertility drugs. We haven’t taken any since February.
No, it happened because we gave this desire totally over to God and we prayed for His blessing and miracle like never before.
It happened because all of you, our beloved friends and family never stopped praying and continued to believe the Lord would bless us.

Yes, WE ARE PREGNANT! We are due either in January or February, 2-7 weeks along.
We’re both thrilled, overjoyed, thankful and in shock. 🙂

‘m already feeling major morning sickness. I’m having trouble sleeping (partly from the excitement) and I’m peeing more than ever!

We are getting the baby room in order, which until now, though it’s had that title, has doubled as a junk room. 😉
I’m already getting signed up on baby registries, and many friends want to take me baby shopping. As you probably know, we have the names picked out already: Jeremiah Thomas or Jalia Annemarie.
Even so, you can vote in our poll so we can know how people feel about all the names we’re choosing for our future children.

In case you’re curious, our colors are mint green and lavender. The room theme is lambs, pastel Baby Snoopy and Precious Moments. As soon as it’s mainly decorated we’ll of course have pictures for you to see.

I can’t begin to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and your love for us. I know this baby will be so very loved with real aunts and uncles and surrogate aunts and uncles as well!!!

Ok, here’s what had happened to tip me off. First of all, I have been feeling sick to my stomach for quite a while (since about may 8). Then I started getting breast tenderness. This past Saturday I wrote five or six new lullabies for my lullaby album, without feeling melancholy or depressed (not feeling I’d never sing these songs to my children), actually feeling happy. I was already thinking, hmmmm maybe it’s true? Then I got some disturbing news from a friend, and it sealed my decision to take a pregnancy test and find out if I was right!

I held my pee as long as I could, and awoke at 4 am, needing to go badly. This is it! I thought. I was looking to the left while I peed thinking it won’t be positive, then I put the stick down and said, yes, I AM pregnant, I know it. In like five seconds, it went positive!!!!!! I had to run and tell Jerry and he was so shocked and happy! I took a second positive test about half an hour later, then called my mom and dad, who were surprised and happy.

I tried to get back to sleep, but was pretty unsuccessful. I tossed and turned over and over. One of the songs I wrote on Saturday played in my mind and heart.
Here are a few of the lyrics:
Thank You, Lord, for this child from You

A perfect gift from Heaven, a blessed dream come true

You alone know how very long I prayed

For this precious miracle, and to You I give the praise

A life, a precious life, formed by Your hands

A heart, a tiny heart, made from pure love

You gave him to me, as I prayed that you would

Now I commit him unto You, Lord; once again, he’s in Your hands

At nine, I called my dr’s office and asked for a blood test to be ordered. In between then and the actual blood test, I took another positive urine test (I just had to be sure!). The blood test was at eleven, and they had to stick me three times to find a vein. :/ And then we didn’t find out until 5:50 that yes, it is indeed absolutely positive!!!

So when I got home I called lots of people. If you weren’t called, please don’t be offended. Either we don’t have your number or we figured it would be too late to call you, as I was sooo tired after my last phone call after 10. I was just exhausted.

Today I’m home from work recovering from my stressful, though wonderful day yesterday. I feel horrible — sick, tired and miserable. But still oh-so-happy!

Here are the lyrics that describe exactly what I’m feeling (from a Christmas soundtrack called Child of the Promise):
When The Dream Never Dies

(Michael Omartian & Stormie Omartian)
Updated with the video w/ lyrics!

Deep in my heart was an ember of longing

Kept warm by the flame of desire

A dream held in secret I yearned to hold openly

Fanned by my hope into fire

It burned to such heat I could touch it no more

So I put it away and then closed up the door

Forever extinguishing all that would keep it alive

But the dream never died

The Lord has done this for me

He has looked on me kindly

He has heard all my cries

He has given me back what I laid at His feet

It must be God

When the dream never dies

Isn’t it just like the Lord to invite me

To put all my dreams in His hands

Forever releasing the grip that once held them

Forever surrendering my plans

And then when He’s certain it’s not born of men

He calls for the fire to rekindle again

And He asks me to know in my heart

What’s not seen with my eyes

So the dream never dies

The Lord has done this for me

He has looked on me kindly

He has heard all my cries

He has given me back what I laid at his feet

It must be God

When the dream never dies

It must be God

When the dream never dies

Thanks again, friends and family, for all your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for us, that this pregnancy will be normal, that our baby will be healthy and that all goes well.

Love to you all,

Jenn (mama!) and Jerry (papa!) and our beloved baby 🙂

Dear Baby,

This is my first gift to you. This journal is to keep a record of memories of this pregnancy for you. I have been working on it since I found out we were pregnant. I just finished it a few minutes ago. Hope you like it.


Your Papa

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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  1. Oh hunny….I am soooooo happy for you…I will soon have my bab
    Oh hunny….I am soooooo happy for you…I will soon have my baby bloggers clique up and I would be honored if you would join!!! Huggles to you 🙂

  2. Jenn, this is so exciting!! You have been in my prayers and wil
    Jenn, this is so exciting!! You have been in my prayers and will continue to be. Congratulations!!

  3. Oh Jenn! God is so faithful! I pray that I will join you soon.
    Oh Jenn! God is so faithful! I pray that I will join you soon. How fun would it be to have baby”s about the same age? :o)

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