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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oh, and one more thing

I just realized that I left off one slightly significant picture from yesterday's post:


Yep, you read that right. Baby Joiner is (finally) on board and will be making his/her debut in April 2013! Can you guess who's a little excited about that?


A few thoughts:

1. Wow, that didn't take long (unless you consider 33 months to be a long time, that is).
2. Apparently everyone was right- all you have to do in order to get pregnant is go on vacation!
3. I think you'll all agree that this baby owes us... BIG time.
4. Although inadvertent, I'm glad I was wearing purple in both of these pictures because pink + blue = purple... either way I am supporting our future child!
5. As of today, I am 5 weeks and 2 days pregnant (so basically, 5 minutes), and yet Brian has already demanded that I start craving cheeseburgers.
6. Praise the Lord!!!


"He has delivered us from such a deadly peril [trust me when I equate infertility to "deadly peril"], and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many." - 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

58 comments:

Erika said...

WOOOOOOOOO!!!! I haven't gotten any less excited, FYI. Also, I was thinking the same thing about point #2 last night/this morning-- as in, I wonder how many people will make the vacation-pregnancy connection and assume causation...not noticing the tiny and minor medical details in between (or prior, as the case may be)...I'm guessing the correct answer will be "lots." Also, I'd like to point out that the 2nd picture purple dress is what you were wearing when we hung out last summer, so it's possible that some of my great luck was still attached to that dress and THAT'S why you got the good news yesterday. Just a thought. :) Love you and love Baby J!!!! (Remember our still-standing deal about twins-or-higher-multiples, though. I haven't forgotten.)

Kate said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!

Amanda McD said...

Praise Him! Oh Amanda, I'm am so THRILLED for y'all! Tears of joy over here!
So glad you are "5 minutes" pregnant. Enjoy every minute!

The Callegaris said...

Hi Amanda! I'm friends with Allison and have been asking her for constant updates on you. Today seems like the appropriate time to out myself as a stalker. :) I am so, so very thrilled for you and Brian. I have been praying for you guys and will now add baby Joiner to the list. So much good news! ;)

The Bird said...

This is the BEST thing I could wake up to today! Oh, Baby Joiner, you are already such a loved baby! Oh goodness...mascara tears...I better go fix my face:) So, SO happy for you guys! April 2013 will be a wonderful month!

the blogivers said...

Cool! I didn't know you were trying?

Mindy Rives said...

I'm doing a little happy dance while feeding June....she thinks I'm nuts. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! So very happy for y'all! Praise Him!!!!!

Katy said...

Tears. Lots of them.

Enjoy every second of this time with Baby Joiner.

Congratulations old friend. I am so, so happy for you.

Mollyanne said...

Yay! Congratulations! I am so, so excited for you!

Danny Greenawalt said...

YES!!!! I will go wake Gretchen with the news! PRAISE GOD!

Camille said...

With all the love and joy and hope in my heart, I am thrilled for you guys! So thankful to God for the life He has created and the prayers He's answering!

Now...is it too soon to cram ALL of everyone's pregnancy advice in here? Just kidding..... ;)

Matt said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I am rejoicing with you today Amanada!! Oh my goodness... such great news! Praising God.

Courtney Squillante said...

Omg!!!!!!!!! I just don't know where to begin! I am so very beyond happy for you guys!! What a joyous day! Eeeek!!!! Can't wait to read all about your upcoming 9 months!!!! Ps- I had SUCH a good feeling about all of this. I just knew it was going to be great news!!!

The Stringers said...

Praise the Lord! I'm sitting in my living room squalling like a baby! I'm so happy for you! I am terrible about commenting on blogs but I have been reading and praying along with you during this journey! God is so good and I'm so thankful that He has given you this precious gift!
Love!
Emily Stringer

The Days said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOO! Praise our good Lord and his faithfulness. Blessings on your pregnancy and Baby J. Love yall!

Anonymous said...

AHHH!!! SOOO Happy for y'all!!! Seeing your blog photo made me cry! What great great great news!!!!! -rachel :)

Brittnie said...

Your sisters comment made me LOL. I'm dying over here. . . seriously tears streaming down my face.

SO SO SO EXCITED!!!

PRAISE GOD!

Justin*Tara*LucasWhite said...

Yay! So many prayers have been answered, and they will continue for a very healthy pregnancy and birth!

Betsy said...

Hooray!!! How awesome to,see the Lord be faithful to the desires of your heart.

Kate said...

So so SO THRILLED for you! I've been thinking about you continuously and am so happy prayers have been answered! Here's to a healthy, happy, uneventful pregnancy!!!

Catherine said...

Amanda I am so happy for you! I have a zillion questions, all of which I will facebook message you about. God is so good! I'm literally tearing up for you guys right now!

Kimmie Schiffel said...

You made me cry this morning. In the best way possible!!! Congrats!

Laura said...

Amazing news! Congratulations!

Annie Houston said...

Yayayayayayayayayayyayaya!!! Does that adequately sum up my feelings about it?? Congrats to you guys!!

Christina said...

Yipee! I am truly happy for you, Brian and little baby Joiner. Keeping you in my prayers. Now go eat a cheeseburger!

Mary Helen said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news. I am so happy for you and Brian. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!

Emily grapes said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so excited for you!!!!! This is so great!!!

Team Shep said...

Congratulations!! I definitely got teary-eyed reading your post. Enjoy every minute of the next nine months...and beyond :).

Janet said...

You got me with that boring title. I have been stalking you anonymously for quite a while. So happy for you and Brian. Many praises!!!! There are no words big and happy enough. I can't wait for updates.

mariel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! that is sooo exciting!

Verna said...

Praise the LORD!! Congratulations!!

Sara said...

Yay for Baby J!!!!! I am so excited for y'all!! I can't wait to hear all about your new adventure! :)

The Liechtys said...

YEAY! So glad that journey is behind you and you're on to a much happier one! Love all three of you! :)

Dana said...

You better believe there is much thanks being given to God on your behalf! So excited for you... enjoy every minute!

LEB said...

Soooooooooooo thrilled for you all!!! We're just 2.5 weeks apart :)!!!! Yay April babies!

hollie marie said...

What wonderful news!!!!! Many many congratulations!

~Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Fab news!

stephnachia said...

Soooooo excited to hear this news!!! Congratulations x a million!! God is Good!!

Brittany Sciba said...

Just so beyond happy!!! Praise God for this precious blessing! (I can't remember if it's you or Allison that hates that term, but I don't care!) A PRECIOUS BLESSING IT IS!! :) love you my friend!

Jenni said...

YEAH!!!! Ok, reading through all the comments...I am glad I am not the only one tearing up reading this AWESOME news! So so happy for y'all and your little blessing! Prayers for a great pregnancy! (c: AHHH....so excited for you!!!

Steph said...

Yay! I am thrilled for you guys. I've been thinking about you and praying for you a lot over the last few weeks. Congratulations!!

Risa said...

My favorite comment is Allison's. :) Oh my goodness I am just THRILLED for you guys. My sister and I prayed for you today at lunch!! So so happy and praying for good health and a smooth pregnancy. Love you so.

Joya Konieczny said...

Couldn't be happier for you!!! Can't wait to follow along as (1) your belly grows - it's quite an amazing experience (2) you find out boy or girl - either way it's so exciting (3) learn the name - ya'll will pick the perfect one (4) and see the look on your face the first time you meet him/her! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Amanda Greavu said...

Congratulations Amanda! Praying for health for you and the baby and a smooth pregnancy!

Ashley said...

Congratulations to you and Brian! So happy for you both.

The Womacks said...

Congrats Amanda and Brian! What an answered prayer! Will pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby!

Natalie said...

Congrats! I hope you have a healthy and happy 9 months!

Melody Martin said...

Hi! Found your blog through a string of other blogs, and have been following for a little while and praying so much that you would have good news soon. I struggled with infertility for a bit (year and a half)and found this cool verse: "May he grant your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory, flying banners to honor our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers." Ps 20:4-5
You must be flying some serious banners right now. Congratulations!

Bren said...

WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! SO SO SO excited for you guys!!! Praise God for Baby J!!! Happy 5 weeks! Bring on those cheeseburgers!

Stacey Harrison said...

I am SO excited for you. Praise Him!!

Lauren F. said...

YAYAYAYAYYY!! CONGRATS!!! SO EXCITED AND SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS! :) :)

All Boxed Up said...

So excited for you!!!

Jennie said...

Congratulations! I've been secretly stalking your blog for a while through mutual friends, and keeping you in my prayers throughout this time. What wonderful news!!

Christian Srp said...

I have read this post at least 5 times today. The first time was early this morning and I came back tonight to double check that it was still here... I am thankful for the way that God has shown his faithfulness to you and Brian. CONGRATULATIONS! Wow.

Brittany {Coleman Chronicles} said...

Congratulations to you and Brian!!! I have tears of joy for you and am praising God for His answered prayers! I know I haven't commented much, but it's certainly not b/c you haven't been on my heart and in my prayers! I hope you're feeling well so far! Hooray!!

victoria strong said...

i've been following your blog since allison was pregnant, and have been rooting for you since! i am so so SO happy for you and brian!

-victoria

btw, i went to high school with you and allison, but not in your class. ('04 here). i also got allison registered when she was pregnant with davis, which is how i started following the blogs. that's not creepy, right?

Ashley said...

This showed up in my Google Reader again for some reason, so I figured I might as well say congrats again! My heart is so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! I have followed your blog for a long time now and am sitting her at work about to cry the biggest tears of joy for your family!!!!!!