Monday, September 21, 2015

Baby Brown - How We Found Out

Thank you all so incredibly much for the kind, sweet words and blessings you gave our family over the past few days.  D.J. and I are beyond thankful and appreciative of your support and cannot wait to experience everything that comes with pregnancy and parenthood!


These past couple months have been a whirlwind of emotions for us.  The day we found out I was expecting, I honestly couldn't believe my eyes when that test popped up positive.  So here's the whole story. 

February 2015
Back in February, we decided that I would stop taking birth control.  We weren't trying to get pregnant then, but figured it would be a good idea to let my body adjust to life without birth control.  Good thing we did, because from February until July I got my sweet visit from mother nature only once.  I figured my body was just taking its time to adjust.  Come April I found out I was going to be able to work remotely for the summer in Lynchburg with D.J., so I wanted to make sure everything was normal before I left for the summer. 

I had my annual exam on June 11th and when I was there, they ran a pregnancy test, just to be sure, since I hadn't gotten a period.  Obviously, since I hadn't seen D.J. in a few months, I knew this was impossible.  So, duh - it came back negative.  The midwife I saw suggested some herbal pills that would help get my body back in line and having a cycle regularly.  I took the Vitex pills every now and then when I remembered and just hoped it would get back to normal.  

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
My coworker and I were in Charlottesville for a conference for a few days.  After the conference ended on Wednesday, we decided to grab some drinks and dinner.  We ate dinner at The Whisky Kitchen and honestly, to this day I still cannot even think about the meal I had - it makes me sick to my stomach.  I woke up the next morning feeling like a bus hit me.  Terrible nausea (which I chalked up to wine in bed before I went to sleep), headache, tired - pregnancy signs in the making.  I put my big girl pants on and sucked it up for Thursday and Friday until I was on my way back to Lynchburg to head down to Winston-Salem. The weekend got a little better, but I was still complaining to Maria about how I was feeling. Praise the Lord for friends that are moms, y'all.  I don't know what I would have done without that woman.  

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
Before the game on Sunday in Winston-Salem, I was feeling so terrible.  Maria's motherly instincts knew something was off.  She held me hostage in the hotel room before the game until I took the test she bought me.  My plan was to take a test when we got back from the road trip, but mother Maria couldn't wait any longer. 
So in the 30 seconds it took for the test to appear positive, I was still trying to figure out which line was supposed to pop blue by the time it had already proved true! I seriously couldn't believe it when Maria was jumping up and down on me! I was convinced that I needed to take another test when we got back from Winston-Salem....only a mere 12 hours later in the day!!! HOW in the world was I supposed to wait that long?! And keep it from the girls?! AND KEEP IT FROM DJ!?!?! 

So we got back from W-S about 40 minutes before the guys got back on the bus. I ran into Target, got a few more tests, and a card to give to D.J. We made it back to Maria's with a few minutes to spare before the guys got back. 

I decided to write DJ a little love poem and put the test inside and he loved it.  It was so "us".  I also got him a bunch of his favorite candy and said "if I'm going to get fat, then so are you!" And here was his reaction...

This truly is one of the most special times in our lives and I am trying to take it all in and enjoy it. This weekend was a crazy busy one and I think I need to start limiting myself, but I am loving every minute of being pregnant! 


  1. Oh my goodness, I just love his reaction to the news! So sweet!!

  2. So glad you were able to get his reaction on camera! Such a special memory!!!! And, CONGRATS!!!!!!!! :)

  3. OMG love his reaction!!! <3 So cute!!!!

  4. SOOOOO sweet! I love DJ's precious reaction!


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