Monday, January 19, 2009

Do you know what that is???




It´s a baby...inside of ME!!! I can´t keep it a secret any longer...I am 9 weeks pregnant and we are very excited. I know that many of you wouldn´t tell so early on but we´ve already told Bella and 4 year olds don´t keep secrets very well. I know the first Sunday back at church she is going to tell everyone that her mom has a baby in her tummy so what the heck, I guess I´ll just tell you first!

We found out on December 22. To say that we were shocked is an understatement! I had to take 2 home tests, the second one with words, not lines, before I would actually believe it. I couldn´t get a doctor´s appt. between finding out, Christmas, and leaving for Chile on January 1st so last week, Blaine and I went to a doctor´s office out here to have an ultrasound. It was amazing. We saw and heard the heartbeat and I was just in awe that the little peanut is actually inside of me. We told Bella that night and she has been so excited. She keeps saying, ¨That´s cool that you have a baby inside of you.¨ She also has good questions like, ¨How is the baby going to get out of your tummy?¨ She laughed at my explanation. She of course hopes it is a girl.

I have been sick on this trip and I am worried about a long flight home by myself with two kiddos in tow and one causing a real ruckus inside of me. But, I am counting my blessings and so grateful that Baby Allen number 3 is on the way. I am due August 22.

Using Chilean equipment has been a real challenge and I apologize for the small scan of the ultrasound. When I get home to my Mac, I´ll be cleaning up posts and doing lots of posts to catch up.

Anyway, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

32 comments:

Leslie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and your little miracle. I can't wait to tell Ben - he will be thrilled. I am overflowing with joy and have tears in my eyes for your happiness. Good Luck and happy morning sickness. :)

Amy said...

I got all teary reading your news! Wow! I am so happy and excited for you and your family.

Jolayne said...

That is so amazing. How exciting for you! Congratulations!!!!!!!

Carli said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you and your family. That is absolutely fantastic news! My very best and biggest congratulations!

Brigit said...

How exciting!! We need to party when you get home!! Have your mom watch the kids and get some sleep!! It sounds like you have a long trip ahead of you.

Congrats! We are so happy for you!!

Alison said...

OH MY HOLY CRAP WOW!!! That is so fantastic!!! I am so excited for you--what a wonderful blessing! I hope you enjoy every minute of this--see you when you get home!

Elizabeth said...

That is so incredibly awesome!! Congrats to you and your family! How wonderful!!

KrisJ said...

OMG Tirsa you make me cry! I cant believe it! Good luck with the flight and everything else, how exciting!

Julie said...

I am so happy for you!!! I let my family all know and they are also very excited for you!!

Heather said...

Wow, WOW, WOW! Congrats! How very exciting for you guys. I have all kinds of chills. Isn't life amazing! I am so thrilled for you.

.:Shannon:. said...

Tirsa!! I am so excited for you!! congratulations!! That is such amazing news!! Wahoo!! (shoot for a week early. the 15th is a good day! ;) ) All my love, Shan

Jami said...

ummm...WHAT!?!?! That is so exciting!! I started looking around my office to tell someone, and nobody was here to tell. SO STOKED!! Sleep lots, and enjoy the ride.

Carlin said...

OH Tirsa, I'm SO EXCITED for you guys!! That is wonderful, congratulations. I packed dumdum suckers and life savers with me when I traveled or went to a show pregnant. Grant liked them (little distraction) and they helped keep me swallowing so I didn't feel like throwing up. I hope you have a great flight home... could you extend your trip three more weeks? : )

Haley L said...

My jaw is in my lap. I wish you could have seen my face as I read your post. My co-workers thought all heard me gasp. CONGRATS!!!! I guess you never know what life will bring. :)

Lisa said...

After reading your news on FB I had to come get the entire scoop! What a blessing!! So happy for you!!

Erica said...

WOW!! I couldn't be more excited for you guys!! What an amazing blessing. I wish you well with this and hope that the sickness is over fast!!

Brandie Lyon said...

That is Awesome news! My heart is pounding reading this. I'm so excited for you. We need to party when you get home!!!

Dina said...

YIPPEE & HIP HIP HOORAY...that is so amazing. You are so blessed. Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!

Jeremy&Emily said...

WOW!!! I can't believe it! Congratulations!! WOW!! How exciting and wonderful for you! I would love nothing better than to get a suprise like that someday!! :)

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

Well I am as exited as if it were one of my own! Maybe a little more because i don't have to do all the hard stuff. :)
I traveled 8 mo. prego with two kids so I am here to testify...IT CAN BE DONE! but it isn't always fun. just another great story to tell your kids.
Love you guys!

Tara said...

HOLY COW! I am so happy for you guys!!! (A little jelous too. ☺)
CONGRATS! That's so exciting! A true MIRACLE BABY for sure.

Jessie and kids said...

wow! What a blessing! I am thrilled for you!

Hulmerus said...

Hooray for you guys!!!! What amazing and exciting news. CONGRATS!!

Jeremy&Emily said...

Hi Tirsa! I have a friend in my ward who is on the waiting list to adopt (through LDS services) and she's been waiting about 8 months now. Do you have any tips I can give her on networking and stuff? I don't know a ton about how it all works and I thought you might be able to help her since you've been through it all. Let me know. you can email me at emmiepoohoo@yahoo.com Thanks!

Ben and Claudia said...

WOW!!! I heard the story before I even got to your blog...what an incredible miracle!! SOOO happy for the 4 of you!!

Smith Family said...

Congrats Tirsa! This is Cindy- I ran across your blog now through Heather (Luna). Anyway how fun! I hope Chile is fun and you get back safe! We have a blog too and you are welcome to check it out :)

Tiffany said...

Woo woo! Woo woo! I'm still giddy about your news! I'm VERY sorry to hear you're sick, however. That's one of the major downers of pregnancy. Hang in there! Sick means healthy baby, right?

Moose and Family said...

I'm finally catching up on the blogs. Even though this is already old news and I have already congratulated you...I'll do it again! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The Burke's said...

Tirsa, I am so happy for your little GROWING family. That is a wonderful surprise. Sometimes it just happens and it is so true that we are all on God's time. I know how that is. Enjoy it because soon that kid is going to be kicking you in the ribs and you won't be able to see your swollen ankles.

nellie said...

I just read the most wonderful news that made this sad day bright again. I am so happy for you, I can't wait to get home and tell the kids. They are going to be so excited. Crackers and diet soda helps out with morning sickeness. Or atleast it helped me.

l.j.s.j. said...

What a bad time for me to try to cut back on reading blogs cause I feel like this is old news. Yeah. I am so excited for you!!! I wish we could have adopted before we had our own cause now I just can't figure out how to go about it...and when. That is really amazing.

Annie's Fam said...

It's Annie - Jen's friend. I was just looking through some of Jen's friends and I hadn't visited your blog for a while. (I used to look at it all the time to check up on Ezra to see how he was feeling.) I can't believe the good news. I'm so excited for you!!! My sister is adopted and the rest of us are not, but my mom had a baby who died and she was told she wasn't supposed to have any more children and then we adopted my sister and then 3 more of us came along (I'm the last). My sister is my best friend and we always talk about what a miracle it is that we are siblings and that it happened exactly how it was supposed to! My mom always told us that all of her children were meant to be hers, some of us just came to her in a different way! How right she is! What a beautiful thing for you to be experiencing! Good luck and my prayers are with you!