Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!! (...and Mother's Day!!!)

So Sunday, yesterday, I turned 27! Crazy, huh? To be perfectly honest, I was not looking forward to this birthday. I have been dreading it since Jan 1st. The older I got the more depressing it was becoming that we were not able to have children yet. And for this birthday, falling right on Mother's day...it was not a day I was looking forward to. For those who don't know, we have been struggling to get pregnant for quite sometime now. I think getting pregnant is something that many people take for granted. Some don't realize just what struggle it can truly be. I know I didn't until I was placed in that situation. Greg and I have been married for almost four years and many people have continually asked us when we were going to start trying. Little did they realize, we had...for awhile. I don't blame them. But it was still hard to hear. Well...after seeing a few different doctors, one finally decided to help us. On the evening of April 3rd, we found out that I am PREGNANT!!!! Exciting, huh? I don't think it has fully hit us yet. It has been something that we have wanted for so long now, and it almost seems unreal that it is finally happening. We decided to keep it quiet for awhile, just in case. But yesterday, on my birthday and Mother's day, we finally announced it to our very close friends, the Bergers, who are like family to me. Some other people have already guessed because I have been a little sick and tired. But since the Bergers know now and I am further along, we think it is time to tell everyone else. So that is our announcement, I am pregnant and should be due around 12/17! Greg and I are very excited and nervous to be parents. So it was a great Birthday/Mother's day this year. I am so happy that our prayers and the prayers of our families have been answered. You almost forget all the heartache and pain that you felt for so long because it really doesn't matter anymore. It hasn't been easy, but completely worth the wait. I know that Greg will be a wonderful father. I hope I will be a good Mom!

17 comments:

Megan said...

oh my gosh! congratulations! just the other day i had a feeling to pray for you, but didn't know what. I am so glad to hear it! I am so happy for you. You will be such a great mom since you have two kids in YW ;) (sarah and me) and you take care of us sooo well. lol, I can't tell you how excited Dylan was when I told him. He SHOT out of his chair with the biggest grin and went to my mom yelling "MOM! SISTER PAXTON IS PREGNANT!" He is REALLY happy for you. (hey he even left the TV screen that had the play offs on just to tell my mom the news!) YAY :) hey, i just thought of something that i want to say before i click the publish button. Next year Sis. P, you will have a Mother's Day and you WILL be a mother! (just thought I would add a hallmark moment ;) congrats!

Melody said...

Congratulations to you and Greg! You will be an outstanding mom and I am so glad that I will be around to watch you grow, in more ways than one. :)

Heather said...

Finally I don't have to keep your secret anymore! I love the baby count down that you embedded. I am so happy that your prayers were answered. I was praying so hard that you would be prego on your b-day/Mother's Day, and my prayers were answered! Anyway, can't wait to meet my Mattie's cousin.

nanamoo said...

You will be a wonderful mom. You are such an amazing woman. I am thrilled for you both! Warmest congratulations.

Laura and Tim said...

I've been waiting for this blog. You're going to make such a cute pregnant woman. Congratulations again!!!

America said...

Congratulations! We're so happy for you both! We're excited to have another niece/nephew (or both)!!!

Christi said...

CONGRATS!!!! I am so excited for you guys. You are going to be an awesome mother! Congratulations again.

Livin' in the Sunshine said...

YEA! told ya not to drink the water at Waterman ! HA No I think I told you to drink the water and lots of it !! Glad the secret is out ! You and Greg will be awesome parents ....after all the Lord blessed you with the gift...He'll lead you the rest of the way!

Ashlea said...

Congrats again!! You are going to be an amazing Mommy!!

Nashua & Nellie said...

Yay!Yay!Congrats! I am so :) for you! Happy Birthday!

xoxo
Nashua

(Dont forget the convo we had b/w me you and andrea. if its a girl is Nashua Andrea Paxton.) lol

Wise Family said...

I am so happy for you and Greg! There is nothing more exciting than having a baby... nothing more scary either;). I look forward to being prego buddies with you! Happy birthday and Mother's day to you... I know you will make an amazing mother (you already do to Sting'em).

Cameron's Corner said...

December 17th? Don't you think you could have timed it a little better? You know... further away from Christmas? Geez.

Now I feel really guilty about my recent monologues.

Sorry.

Rebecca said...

Whoa! totally stoked for you. Just you wait. the hot and uncomfortable pictures only get better! You'll never change them though. Can't wait to read your blogs about your baby!

Mary said...

Congratulations Stephanie and Greg. I know you will be a great mom. You have displayed so many tender qualities as you have taught my daughter in Young Women.

Maria said...

Congratulations to both of you. I am so excited for you two. I now what you mean when you say some people take for granted been able to have children. You are going to be a great mom. Enjoy your pregnancy. By the way of you guys want to come to Scotland you guys can stay with us and then we can take a train up to Scotland.

Peelersplayhouse said...

Hahaha Ya you got your wish. We are happy for you guys. And what is this I hear. You hope you will be a good Mom? Sis paxton you will be a great mom. And Bro Paxton will be a great dad. me and my mom were talking and we had a feeling you were pregnant. Hope to see you soon.

Carley said...

Hey there, Carley Rice here. I am so happy to hear about your pregnancy. I understand the feeling about not being able to get pregnant. We tried for 2 years and now that seems so long ago and like it never really happened, kinda funny how the Lord works, huh. I am so excited for you, congrats!