Friday, December 2, 2011

BIG News!

As I write this I am beyond excited to announce that Jason and I are expecting!  I am going to wait to publish this post until after family has been told of course!  This pregnancy means the world to me.  Jason and I tried for three years before we were able to get pregnant with Mollie.  We ended up seeing a fertility specialist and went through the process of IUI.  Luckily for us it worked the first time.  We knew after we had Mollie we definitely wanted to have more children.  Being a parent is the biggest blessing we could ever imagine. 

My little Miss Mollie 8 days old.

This time around we did not seek the help of fertility treatments.  We wanted to try on our own for awhile and a little over a year later we have this wonderful news to share.  Jason was out on an all day hunting trip when I took the pregnancy test at home.  When the result said "pregnant" my eyes instantly welled up as I was overwhelmed with joy.  It was a feeling I can't even begin to describe.  I just kept thinking that this was too easy this time.  I honestly wasn't sure I would be able to get pregnant without going back to the doctor for fertility treatments.  I feel like I am in a fanstastic dream and things are just falling into place for us.  

Jason wasn't going to be home for another five hours so I had some time to come up with an idea of how to tell him that he was going to be a Daddy again.  I decided to write him a note from Mollie and have her hand it to him when he walked in the door.  Here was the note: 

I had to record this moment, I knew he was going to be shocked! :)
(VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED HERE SOON) go to link below to watch now:

Now we are trying to decide when to tell family and friends.  I of course had to spill the beans to someone so I called my Mom the following day and she was very happy for us.  We decided we would tell our immediate family members before Christmas.  Everyone else will find out when they receive our Christmas card in the mail...

We already had family pictures scheduled for the following Thursday so Jason and I thought it would be fun to do some kind of announcement on our Christmas card this year.  I found a couple of ideas on Pintrest that I showed our photographer and she was more than happy to help us out. 

This is my favorite idea that I found, I can't wait to see how our version turns out!!  I go to ML Portraits on Friday, Dec. 9th to view the pictures and decide what we want to do on our Christmas card and what family pictures I will order to put up around the house. 

During this pregnancy I am going to continue running and working out on a regular basis.  I realize I have to scale it back a bit but I plan on having a fit and healthy pregnancy.  I have done a TON of research on running/exercising during pregnancy and there are so many wonderful benefits.  In my posts to come I will document some of my workouts, favorite healthy meals and do's/don'ts of pregnancy.  I am very happy and excited to share this journey with all of my family and friends. 

I can't wait to tell family so that I can post this soon!!  :)


UPDATE: We have officially made the announcement to family, obviously or you wouldn't be reading this post yet! LOL :)


  1. Congrats!!!

    I love the Christmas card idea! :)

  2. HI Kari
    Sorry to bother you but i just want to inform you that somebody stole all of your pics and uses them in her fake FB profile.
    I will sent you the fb link along so you also take action, we ( lots of people are already on her tail, as she is a very sick person and animal abuser) trying to put an end to her and her bf.


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