01 February 2010

first comes love, then comes marriage, then ...

... comes a positive pregnancy test.

130/365: first comes love, then comes marriage, then ...
130/365: positive pregnancy test
31 january 2010
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Answers to the most popular questions thus far:
1. Our little bean is due to arrive on the scene about October 5 or so.
2. We do intend to find out the gender ahead of time. James is squarely on Team Pink and has requested that his little girl have curly hair.
3. I'm feeling OK and have the typical symptoms for 5 weeks into the game: very tired, light-headed, headache-y, and occasionally feeling like I got socked in the gut. I'm hungry all the time and always ready for a nap!!


I know there are some schools of thought that say you should wait until you've passed through the first trimester or hear the heartbeat to announce it to the world, but our thinking runs along these lines: this is a person, with a soul, unique and loved by God. Regardless of what happens at this point, someone is alive and present who was not just a few weeks ago. And so we believe this little one will be well served by people who will likewise love and pray for him/her. So if you think of it, we would be humbled and honored by your prayers for this little person that we love so much already.

Blessings to you!!! And ... WAHOO!!

22 comments:

  1. Wooooo Hooooo!!!!! We're so excited for you guys!!! We're sending all our love and prayers your way for a happy healthy baby and a smooth pregnancy!

    And tell James that if it is indeed a girl, that putting on a princess dress and having tea is a very manly thing to do at times, as long as only she sees it. 8^D

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  2. Wow, this is my first visit to you via HighCallingBlogs, and *what* *a* *visit*!

    Congratulations on this big news and your creative announcement! I'm so glad to be one of many welcoming you to this community of bloggers and look forward to sharing this journey with you, celebrating this new life!

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  3. I sorta had a feeling that was what was up with your past few posts... Congrats my friend! Such an amazing and awesome ride it is. hang in there with the ick of the first few weeks. It gets better, almost like magic around week 12 or 14.
    big huge mama hugs!

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  4. Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you! I agree with the last part of the post so very much...you're so right...your precious little baby deserves to be known and prayed for!!!

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  5. The biggest congrats possible to you and James! May both of you and the little one be well, now and through the rest of the process!

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  6. Way to expand your photography subjects!

    Congratulations!

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  7. Oh I'm so so thrilled for you Kirsten. !!!!

    and a little confession, I'm glad you posted as I saw your comment on Erin Darcy's blog and I've been dying for a way to congratulate you without you know, letting anyone else know.

    God bless every day of this baby's life.

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  8. Congratulations! What a blessing. :)

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  9. WOO HOO HOO!!! Congratulations!!! SO excited for you both! I just have to say I think you guys would make an incredibly adorable curly haired girl. :) So fun!

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  10. I send my smiles and happiness and prayers your way! I love what you said about this little one having a soul and a life right now ... the little he or she is ALIVE! So beautiful. I'm really looking forward to watching this story unfold in your life.

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  11. This is so cool! What wonderful news! Congrats you guys!

    Praying for a healthy pregnancy and a very fat baby (but an easy delivery!)

    Blessings! (very cool news!)

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  12. ooooh.

    prayers for you and your little family.

    :-)

    {how awesome to think of God lovingly knitting together a little baby for you and hubby!}

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  13. Wonderful - yay for you guys! What marvelous grace!

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  14. ohmygoodnesscongratulations!!!

    Boy, you guys move fast when you know what you want. ;)

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  15. Congratulations! I'm expecting my first in March and still remember the shock and joy brought on by that pregnancy test. I tried saving it but it got really gross. Sorry if that's TMI! Anyway, that baby will be here before you know it. Here's hoping that you have a joyous, morning sickness-free pregnancy!

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  16. WOW!! Thank you all so much for your responses and well wishes!! It is so good (and comforting) to be surrounded by so many wonderful people. I will respond individually later, but just wanted to thank you again for all your kind words. They are much, much appreciated.

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  17. My oh my. I feel so privileged to have watched you make your way through each of these stages. Can you believe it?

    Anyway, a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS. Wow. Wow. :)

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  18. blessings on this little life. like you, i too felt that sharing was the best thing...and despite our loss, i still do. yes- this is a life (a person!) that God has given into your care. celebrate those 2 pink lines and all they mean. celebrate this gift and this very sacred present moment. congratulations to you both (whether its team pink or blue!) - beth

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  19. oh my god, you are so cute
    and i love how you announced it.
    and look at you! taking pictures. not like.. in bed. sleeping. with a bucket near.
    you're a better woman than i am. ;-p

    also! a little libra! not that i'm biased or anything... but they're my favourite. haha

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  20. 愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.........................

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  21. I'm late, but.... WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Wishing you absolutely every, every blessing. Be well, mommy-to-be!

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  22. Oh NICE - HOW did I miss this?

    Oh yes, I've been pretty fried this week, but SO cool! I'm happy for you! Your SP series is gonna be a blast with this!

    Thanks for stopping at my blog today - I wouldn't have made it over otherwise.

    Congratulations!

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