Well, Justin and I were getting ready to try for #3. Then, we found out we were pregnant. I was surprised, excited, and a little nervous about the due date considering I had just started teaching at a new school! I felt great that first week. I couldn't wait to tell people. Telling people is how I process it and that's what makes it real in my mind. I couldn't wait to surprise my parents, because I knew that this time it would actually be a surprise. Even with Myla, when I told my mom, she basically said "Oh! Cool! I kinda already knew."
Over the course of the weekend, there just wasn't a good time to show my parents. Sunday evening we emailed the slide show to Justin's sister because she was with his extended family. They called excited, and yelling at us for sharing it through a picture! It was fun!
Monday evening, we went out to dinner with my parents, so I finally had my opportunity. I showed the slideshow to my parents and I hear my mom say "1, 2, 3" and then she hands the phone back to me. I tried to explain the last picture, but it took her awhile to figure it out. She was completely shocked! I had finally surprised her with a baby announcement!
We had figured out that my due date was April 28, 2012. Awesome numbers, but not during the summer like we had wanted. Oh well, God has a plan!
The next week we went to Life Group and we were debating about telling the group or not. We were having a night of praise and worship that night and the timing just did not quite feel right. Of course, Andy picked that night to have communion with WINE! It was a very special moment, so I was worried that someone would notice me not taking the wine. That would be an awkward way to announce it and it would ruin this special time with God. Thankfully, I was holding baby Joseph and no one seemed to notice that I only took bread.
The next week at Life Group, I knew we had to tell them at some point, but wasn't quite sure how we would do it! We had broken up into groups to pray and when our group finished, Justin said, "I just want ya'll to be praying for Amy" and then stands there, not saying anything. Everyone looks at him, then at me, and he isn't saying anything, so I just said "I've been feeling really tired and nauseous and stuff" and then they figured it out! Then the other two groups found out. Everyone was very excited, of course.
So, a lot of the people really close to us knew, but I wasn't ready to tell work, yet. After all, I had just started a couple of weeks before!