Monday, September 21, 2009

I am pregnant!!!

Well I NEVER thought I would be writing this blog but it seems that God has a bigger plan for me than I could never imagine. After almost 10 years of marriage my husband and I are finally going to have a baby! This is a blessing beyond anything we could have dreamed of! As of yesterday, I am 11 weeks along, getting ready to end my first trimester! The baby is healthy and the ultrasound looked great with a strong heart beat, thank God! The due date is April 11th, 2010.

It was quite a surprise to me to find out as this was not planned. I found out August 16th that I was 6 weeks pregnant and my husband was on a business trip to Norway and Scotland. I had to call him and tell him the news. Needless to say he was shocked and so very excited. You see, for about 8 years of our marriage we were told that we probably would not be able to have a baby. We had come to the conclusion that maybe it was ok if we never had children, after all we loved being together so very much...just the two of us.

After loosing so much of the weight that I gained in college and during my marriage, my body started working again and the next thing I know....I am pregnant!!!! My whole perspective on life has changed in such a short time, everything is different than before, it is better! My husband and I feel extremely blessed.

Now as for my plan, you know me, I always have to have a plan. i am going to be logging my pregnancy workouts as I did before. They of course will be less intense and different than what I am used to but I am looking forward to having a healthy and fit pregnancy!!!

I look forward to sharing my pregnancy journey with all of you! This will be by far the best most rewarding journey of my life!

47 comments:

Jennifer Harrison said...

Jen!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH! I just came over to see if you had updated and then THIS NEWS!!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH - amazing news - ENJOY the pregnancy!! :))

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise for the both of you. I wish you a happy and healthy 9 months!

Cara said...

Congratulations! That is great news!!

Lindsay said...

That is fantastic news! Congratulations!!!! :)

Carlos said...

Hot damn! Awesome news

Jen's Journey said...

Thanks so very much! We cannot wait!

Blessings -
Jen

Sandra said...

Contrats Jen! That is great news.

Becca's Dirt said...

Girl I am so excited for you - can you see me smiling. What great news. I will be following your progress as you 'grow'. Congratulations to you and your husband.

Eve said...

Congratulations, Jen!!! I am sooo happy for you!!!

HD@Losing Weight-Healthy Heart said...

Congratulations - how wonderful! Happy, healthy!

BVar said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is great.

Lori said...

Congratulations!!

MAJL said...
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Jen's Journey said...

Absolutely Majl - Singapore is a favorite place of ours...

7 D's said...

Awsome and many blessings!!

Mark said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Mary M said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is WONDERFUL! Motherhood is the most amazing journey!
Many blessings and God is oh so good!

Ida said...

congratulations, you are going to be an amazing mom!

redhead75 said...

Congrats Jen! I'm wishing you the best!

erin said...

YAY!!!! :)

Kelly Olexa said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! THAT IS SOOOOO AWESOME HONEY!! You so deserve it and what an amazing mom you will be!!
Blessings to you and your new family!!
;-)

Brea said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful blessing :) Looking forward to reading about your experiences with pregnancy and all about your workouts!

Marlene said...

Congratulations Jen!!! WOW, what amazing news! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.

Jacey said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news! I am so happy for you both. You will be a great mom, for sure!

Angela said...

Congratulations :)

Bren said...

I am having a blast reading the 1st chapter of your new Journey. GOD BLESS YOU GIRLY... so happy to be apart of your joy!

(((HUGS))) and miss you so much!

Valerie Farris said...

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

Julie said...

Congratulations!!!! Wonderful news!

teacherwoman said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!!

Cuban Pete said...

CONGRATS, JEN!!! I am so happy for you!

Callie said...

wow, congrats! I kept checking the page thinking "when oh when is she going to come back and tell us about japan?" and now you're telling us about a baby! :) How exciting!

Marcelle said...

Jen...this is such good news..CONGRATULATIONS...what a blessing for you and hubby...I have goosebumps reading this entry, can sense your excitement...
Now is the time you going to take the best care of your body as you need a beautiful healthy baby in a few months time.
There are pregnacy plans so that you dont gain weight only baby weight...its so worth it as after baby you want to feel good about yourself...dont eat for two...hehehe
Enjoy and I cant wait to follow this journey with you.

Dee said...

I have not checked in for awhile and then today I read this fantastic news! I am so excited for you. You are going to be a great mom, and you are going to be such a blessing to everyone who reads your blog as you blog about your exericse during pregnancy. Congratualtions!!!!

Linda said...

that's such great news! congrats!

Fran said...

Congratulations! What a great news, this will be my first blog baby :)

I wish you a beautiful pregnancy!

Amy said...

Awe, such wonderful news, Jen! Thanks so much for sharing it w/us & God Bless you, hubby & that baby of yours! {{HUGS}}

Leigh said...

congratulations!! i JUST read this... looks like we'll be traveling this road together!!! how far along are you?

Leigh said...

ok i feel like a dufus! ha ha! you are 4 weeks, EXACTLY ahead of me! again, congrats!!

Mary said...

I am SO happy for you Jen. At one point in my life I thought I would never have children either. Then my 1st "miracle baby" was born in 1999. Then another miracle baby in 2001 and 2004.

God has a plan for us all and at times we may not understand. But over time, we look back and see the reasons why.

I wish you the best of luck!
Hugs,
Mary

Barry said...

Congrats

Krissa said...

OMG! I am SOOOO Happy for you!!! As soon as I saw your comment on my blog I thought....I BET SHES PREGNANT!!!!

You will be a great mother.

Its amazing what getting healthy can do for a womans body.

I wish you a happy healthy pregnancy. You have built a healthy home for your ittby bitty baby :)

GOD BLESS YOU!

TX Runner Mom said...

Wow Jenn, that's awesome news!!! Congratulations! Hope you have a very happy and healthy 9 months...can't wait to follow your journey.

destinationathlete said...

I'm a new reader of your blog - but congrats!! Pregnancy and parenthood is amazing and challenging and scary and exciting all at the same time. :o)

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness!!! I was xpecting a Japan report not a pregnancy announcement! LOL CONGRATULATIONS! How wonderful for you and your hubby! I am so very excited for you both and I look forward to reading all about it! Cheers to a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Katrina said...

A big congrats!

Bren said...

Miss ya Jen - stop by my blog sometime and enjoy some FALL MAGIC!

burn the fat build the muscle said...

Congratulation for you Jen, hope you have healthy baby.