The 20th

How are we in July already? It feels like yesterday that I was writing my post about our upcoming vacation. Yikes! Well that vacay came and went rather quickly. Boo! Why is it that your actual vacation is gone in a blink of an eye but when your waiting for vacay to come around it seems like a long wait? U need to slow your horses 2015 I am not ready!

We officially got back from our mini vacation last week but it has taken me this long to get back into the groove of reality. It was fun while it lasted, like always, although this time around I was more than ready to come back home. Let's just say I will never take my a/c for granted nor will my pregnant body! Before arriving J and I started talking about how his family might possibly react to my pregnancy. Would they cry? Would they be overjoyed? Or would they just brush it off and say congratulations out of respect? My mind was racing as we got closer to our destination. The only person I truly cared to see a reaction out of was my mother in law. As we happily crossed into California from Arizona I received a text from one of J's sisters. My jaw dropped as I read her text and then repeated it back to J. She didn't start off with small talk either just BAM straight to the point.

From M:
Are you pregnant? I'm asking because I had a dream about you being five months pregnant and my dreams are never wrong?
That's so weird. When did you have this dream because you aren't the first to tell me this?"

HAHAHA! Did you see what I did there? J said it was best not to answer yes or no to her question and maybe she would drop it. She eventually did but it took some back and forth to convince her I had no idea if I was pregnant or not. I wasn't going to spill the beans now after waiting eight months to tell my mother in law in person. After that we had assumed someone spilled the beans little did I know J had something to do with it. (More on that later, promise) Finally we pull up to my MIL's house and the nerves started kicking in. I had made a present for her incase she waa upset we didn't tell her sooner. It was a frame with two pictures of our son, 4D ones, and one of J & I from our first baby shower. I used that frame to cover my belly as we walked in everyone was in different places so we got the opportunity to see their reaction. The first people we saw were our nephews, his brother, and his cousin. We gave everyone a hug, keep in mind i still had the frame in front of my belly. His brother looked over at J and made a comment about him walking in recording. Then he looks at me and ask why I'm covering my stomach. I removed the frame and his face went from confusion to being shocked then a smile. Right when I revealed our little secret to him my SIL walked out of her room hugged J and quickly turned to me. It took her a bit to realize what was going on then when she finally saw the bump her eyes filled up with tears. She gave me one of the biggest hugs ever and quickly asked if her mom knew. My mother in law was in her room. When she finally came out I was the first person in her sight so I covered my bump again with the frame and when she got closer I handed it to her, she looked down with a big smile on her face. "I knew it! Something told me my prayer had been answered. I assumed this was the surprise my son was talking about." I quickly looked at J and he gave me that stare of oops i might of messed up. LOL! He apparently told his sister he had a surprise for his mom and everyone automatically assumed I was finally pregnant. Regardless that moment was something I would never forget. 

After the surprise was out of the way we all sat down and talked about how the pregnancy has been going etc. They were even more surprise to find out I was already 8 months pregnant. My bump can fool some people, what can I say? My MIL said that during her bible study she asked for everyone to pray for us and for God to protect us on the road. When the man leading the prayer was finishing up he said both of our names then at the very end said "Please protect their baby as well". Hearing those words come out of his mouth she said she knew God had answered her prayer. I immediately got goose bumps when I heard her testament. She's been praying for us for years and never lost faith that He would finally bless us with our miracle. This is actually going to be my MIL's 20th grandchild. YES 20th! Whoa! Although it is her 20th she admitted this little guy is extremely special to her because she has never prayed so much for a child like she has for our son. He is truly a miracle and a great blessing.

As you can imagine this must mean J has a lot of siblings. A total of five sisters, we have one down four to go! On the first Saturday we were there we attended a family BBQ. My attire made everyone question themselves before assuming I was with child. When I was sitting you can obviously tell it was a baby bump but as soon as I stood it was more of a guessing game. One by one greeted me and people would just stare to see if they noticed. Some quickly admitted they were scared to ask in case they were wrong. Then towards the end his sister M arrived she greeted me and was about to walk away when i held her hand and placed it on my belly. Her face lit up like a child receiving candy. She started screaming of joy and said I knew it my dreams have never been wrong! With a big smile I told her " was slightly wrong since I'm not 5 months I am 8." As always I get the "but ur so tiny comment".

I felt like I could finally breath when everyone officially knew. I was anxious to tell everyone I was FINALLY PREGNANT! Everyone in our families knew about our struggle and the route we had taken to conceive this child. Eventually they stopped asking since they realize it wasnt happening. Dont get me wrong even though people knew we still got those unnecessary comments.

- Its about time!
- Might as well have the next one after this one pops out
- I was beginning to think you two didnt want kids

All I could do is brush those comments off because I knew it was pointless to try and explain our situation. J on the other hand did not hold back he immediately reminded people of my miscarriages and that we are grateful to be at the point we are today. That's why I love that man! 

We all gathered for some family photos. First picture is of all of Js siblings and my MIL except for one sister. Second picture is of everyone as u can see lots and lots of grandkids! 

There's more I want to share about our vacation but this post is long enough. I'll separate them so they won't be so boring.
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  1. Those comments are so hard :( Glad you were able to brush them off!

    No A/c (eeks)

  2. What a good looking couple! Baby is almost here, I hope you still find time to write after he arrives!

  3. Looking good mama. Cant wait to meet your babe.

  4. You look wonderful and I'm so glad you had fun surprising her. I'm so excited to see your little one once he's here. So soon!!!

  5. You look wonderful and I'm so glad you had fun surprising her. I'm so excited to see your little one once he's here. So soon!!!

  6. Yay!!! Glad it all went so well!! And look at that big family that you are adding to, so amazing! Congrats girl!

  7. How fun to be able to surprise them!! You look fantastic of course! How awesome to have such a big family :)

  8. Goosebumps! Ignore my comment on your latest post. I'm reading your blog updates out of order. What an amazing story!!