With hesitation, fear, hope, and excitement we decided to try to conceive this month. Tonight after taking multiple pregnancy tests, we learned that God has blessed our stepping out in faith. We are pregnant. We have never gotten pregnant in the first month before. I am in awe.
Typically, we keep this a secret and only share with family. This time it is different, its not typical. You have traveled this journey with us the last 6 months and we want you to continue to walk these next 9 months with us.
I have been spotting for the last week. We were hopeful that it was an indicator of pregnancy, but it also scary. My faith has already begun to be tested, and I am sure it will continue to be stretched and grow in the months ahead. I am anxious, happy, in shock, tired, and hopeful.
Hackett is beaming with excitement, but also understands the risk. Sad to have to counterbalance such exciting news. We have decided to name this little one "Little Pumpkin Seed", but Hackett has plans for the pumpkin name to take on new forms in the months ahead.
I have already talked to my doctor three times in the last week. Today he told me to go later this week for a blood test, which will verify and also give him some indication of how I am doing. The testing and careful watching (which I want) has begun.
Thank you. Thank you for being there for us. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your support. Most importantly, thank you for your prayers.
I am Jackie.