Monday, April 7, 2008


So there is always a story to an announcement, and I have one as well. On leap day, Friday February 29, I felt pregnant. This was not that odd seeing that in our year and a half of trying I've had no doubt in my mind I was pregnant at least three times. So I peed on the stick. Looked at it, it said I was not pregnant. Threw it in the garbage, cursed myself for even allowing such thoughts to enter my head. By that night my chest felt huge and achy, decided maybe I needed some of those fancy five day early tests. Jared and I went to walmart at 2:30am to make such a purchase. He's a great husband, allows me to have hope even when he's more skeptical. Waited til the first pee of the morning and tried again. Test said, Honey, you are not pregnant. Threw the test away. I told the test, "Good, because I have surgery scheduled and that'll really mess up my plans!" Told myself no more tests.

But Monday morning I had a pre opt appointment, I was supposed to start my period and I needed to know without a doubt there was no baby before they cut into me. Plus my chest was killing me. So I peed on one last test. It said no as well. I thought, "Fine, that's that, I need to get Lincoln ready for school." I didn't throw the test away, just set it on the little stool. Got Lincoln ready for school, went into the bathroom because I saw I hadn't thrown the test away and was in the process of throwing it away when something caught my eye.

What, how can this be? I studied it, thought about it for about two seconds, ran into my bedroom and woke Jared up by throwing this peed on stick in his face.
A: it says I'm pregnant, it says I'm pregnant, Look. Look!
J: What, what am I looking for?
A: A plus sign, right there!!! see it says I'm pregnant.
We hug and kiss and marvel in the how's.
Life sets in, I have to get Lincoln to school. I'm supposed to have a pre opt in two hours, I have babysitters all lined up, Jared has the week off of work, I have the ladies bringing me dinner from the ward!!! What am I going to do.
Take Lincoln to school, finally get a hold of the dr.'s office. They tell me no surgery, but come in and we'll double check for you.

Jared and I are trying to come up with a believable lie to tell everyone why I can't have surgery. All my lies involved catastrophes to my dr, his clinic, the hospital. Jared finally convinces me I have to make me the factor in the lie. It has to be my doing. To see lie click here.

Now looking like a fool as I try to lie to everyone, cancel babysitters, cancel dinners, cancel Jared's vacation and we marvel in our miracle. Why would God give us two miracles? We had done the IUI three times this time, Clomid, and a year and a half of living life by every two weeks, and here we were pregnant without fertility treatments, without even knowing my ovulation day and without even trying!!! Same way it happened with Lincoln, just twice as long. For those of you who don't know Jared and I both have "complications" as to why we can't get pregnant. We were ready to move onto the next step of adoption. We had our appointment all set up with the agency for the week after my surgery. Yet here we are, pregnant. So blessed, so grateful, so happy and so excited.

Funny part about the story, I dug into the bathroom garbage that day to get the other two tests I had peed on, they both said positive too. I just wasn't waiting long enough. I would have had a lot longer to plan my lies and cancel my plans had I just waited a little longer that Friday. :) Forgive me for my lies, bad lies at that, I've never been a good liar.

The baby's due date is on my parents anniversary, November 9. Which puts me at a little over nine weeks.

I thought I was sick with Lincoln, but I would love to have that queasy sometimes carsick feeling back over this non stop going to die feeling. :) I just hope it gets better soon. That is why I am posting. Everyone is onto me. :) Anyway we are so very excited, and hope and pray for a safe journey for our little baby. We would gladly accept any prayers in our baby's behalf. We are grateful for the love and support of our family and friends.


Jared said...

I love you so much, you can wake me up with good news like this anytime! Sorry for making you tell so many lies over the past month. Everyone, thanks for your thoughts and prayers on our behalf, we know you all have your own trials and worries, but we feel your love and look forward to watching this child play with all of its cousins like Lincoln. Side note, Lincoln doesn't know yet...anyone want in on that revelation?

Collin Shaw said...

I am so happy for you. Words can't express my excitement and shock that you are going to have another child.
yes you are a very bad liar but so am I so no harm done :) this will make 2008 the year of babies for the Blair's it takes the total to FIVE!!
I am so excited and pregnant women are always in my prayers, especially when they are my sisters. CONGRATULATIONS!

Le said...

I KNEW IT!!! The only reason you would have canceled a surgery is for being pregnant!! Congratulations!! We are so excited for you and send you lots of prayers.
Looks like Cindy was just a little ahead of the rest of us.

Ginny said...

I am so excited for you!!! You have been in my prayers for a very long time, especially sine we found out we were pregnant.
If by chance it's a girl, looks like I won't be needing girl clothes, so you are more than welcome to them. CONGRATS!!!!

Eve said...

This little story made me cry. I love hearing a good miracle story.

Hope you feel better soon!

Cindy said...

Yea! I can be officially excited for you and Jared now! Your post made me cry and I like the part where you threw a peed on stick in your husbands face to wake him up. Very feminist of you. :)
Alyssa is excited the baby will be born close to her b-day. She was due on Nov 8th.

Mom B said...

ANNA,DID YOU KNOW THAT GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT? I am SO HAPPY for you and Jared! All I can say is... your Mom is the luckiest grandma I know! P.S. I read the are pretty good at it. P.S.S. Watch for the 7 unknowns coming soon from me!

Sharon Blair said...

I am so excited for you, and I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. It is the most miserable feeling I know of. To have five babies in one year is a record. I am so excited.
Love ya Lots and Lots and lots

Anna said...

Thank you all for your kind words. We are so excited. Marilyn, I am looking forward to your seven things. Very exciting. It makes it much more real to have everyone know. Thank you for celebrating in our little miracle.

Misty and The Choatester said...

ANNA!!! I am so happy for you! YAY!

Yosts said...

How fabulous!! We are so excited for you guys! What fabulous news to come home to!!!!!

Ginny said...

I love the baby counter, hope you don't mind me using it :)

Suz said...

What a fun surprise to read your blog today and find this! I am so excited for you guys! Congratulations and good luck with the months ahead. The sickness part sucks- but totally worth it in the end, isn't it? Take Care!

Maria said...

That's amazing...We're so excited for you! Blessings...