Friday, January 25, 2013

Oh Baby Baby!

For the cliffhanger that came before this post, go HERE.

 A few posts ago I announced we had been trying to get pregnant.  I was starting round two of fertility meds and was optimistic, but scared.  It had already been nine months of trying and I was so tired of seeing test after test come up negative.  

I had been tracking my ovulation (assuming the medicine was going to work) with ovulation tests.  I FINALLY got a positive and was SO happy.  However, I was convinced in October that I had ovulated, so I was afraid it was somehow a false positive.

I had to wait until day 21 to get my blood work done.  Then I had to wait a few days for the results.  That was when I first found out I had officially ovulated and one step closer to getting a positive.

Then the mind games began.

I started feeling pregnant.  Making myself believe I was craving a ton of stuff and was tired all the time.  I still had to wait a few more days until I could begin testing.

Six tests later (all gradually getting darker), I am happy to announce that there is a bun in the oven!  Baby Doughty is due August 26th and is already loved to death.

Here is a picture of our little one a few weeks ago @ 8 weeks, 1 day.

It's just a lil jellybean for now!

This week, Baby Doughty is the size of a grape!

We are so overjoyed at this news and are grateful to God that his timing is perfect.  We found out right before our 2 year anniversary and a week before Christmas.  We got to tell our family during our Christmas visit, which was awesome.

So here are some prayer requests for right now.  Please pray that...

  • Baby continues to grow healthy and strong (our next peek is Feb 13th @ 12 weeks)
  • I am able to function and do well in school this semester as I struggle with morning sickness
  • Jon desensitizes himself to blood and needles or we will have a problem in 7 months
That's all, folks!



  1. Ah, sweet Dani! I read your prior post - had no idea what you two had been going through. I am so glad to see how God is working! I will pray for health and peace for you and little baby Doughty :-) Am looking forward to hearing progress! Sending hugs many miles - Mrs. Hill

  2. Did not know you were having a hard time. Good luck on your Pregnancy. I am due May after 11mths of trying.

  3. Yay! I am so excited for you, and looking forward to hearing more about pregnancy adventures! I am 6 weeks away from popping and I'm still slightly nervous about how Andrew is going to react to the birthing process.

  4. Hooray!! That is so awesome. Congratulations :D