Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3+1=4

Amelia loves her magnadoodle. She has 3 of them. She brings them to us every day and asks us to write her a "note." As soon as Alex walked through the door yesterday, she said "Daddy, note!" He came over, sat on the couch, flipped the magandoodle over, and was truly SHOCKED at what he saw...



I'm not going to lie - I'm in shock as well.



We decided to stop using birth control at the beginning of July. We've been praying about it and figured it would take awhile to get pregnant on our own.

Um...it didn't.



And because two lines just weren't enough. I needed a digital message that spelled it out for me. It's the infertile in me. I tried eating a chicken sandwich yesterday and couldn't eat it - I had to throw it out. I was the exact same way when pregnant with Amelia. As soon as I threw it out a little voice in my head said "are you pregnant?" According to this little stick...YES...yes,I am.



We rushed to the store to find a big sister shirt before Alex got home from work. I was thinking that's the way I would tell him but then thought to myself...he's not going to even look at what she's wearing...you better write a note on the magnadoodle. Is she not the cutest big sister ever?



So it's official...our family of 3 will have an addition, March 2012. We'll be a family of 4. Unbelievable.

I know lots of people who wouldn't announce a pregnancy this early on, but this baby/pregnancy is in God's care and I want to trust Him with it. We're excited and thanking Him for this miracle baby!

Love to all,

55 comments:

Jen said...

Still so excited!!!!! And seriously, Alex's face is priceless.

Rachel said...

Cograts! What a wonderful blessing. I love that you announced it early too:)

Shazia said...

Oh my... congratulations! I have been following you since I was pregnant with my first daughter. She is 19.5 months. All the blogs that I have been reading, I have been able to guess when they were pregnant again, but yours even surprised me! I thought Amelia may have written a word on the magnadoodle! SO excited for you! My husband and I are trying again as well and are just praying for that positive sign soon! Congratulations again!

elainaann said...

Ditto to Jen!! I keep looking at that pic of Alex. It cracks me up!!

Sara said...

What a blessing!!! Congratulations!!

Mary Kate said...

OH MY WORD!!! This just gave me full body chill bumps!!! I am so happy for you guys! This just made my day! Amelia will be such a wonderful big sister! LOVE Alex's reaction!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

It's happy news to share...so glad you did! Congratulations, Averitt Fam!

Anne said...

What a miraculous blessing!!!! So very, very excited for y'all.

Jennifer said...

This just made my day!!! I am thrilled for you! What an answered prayer!
I love Alex's face in that picture! Priceless!
Praying for you and that sweet baby!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! I've been reading your blog for some time now (found you through Ashley Scott's blog :) and I am so thrilled for y'all!! I will be praying for you and this sweet blessing throughout your pregnancy as well as your sweet family! How exciting!!! Amelia is adorable and will be a super big sister :) Congrats again!!

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! Love his face--priceless photo right there. Ha!

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

what AMAZING and happy news to share!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!!

bb said...

WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And no IVF? Good for you!!!

Congratulations - I am beyond excited for you and your family! Amelia is going to be the best big sister!

Jenna said...

I am SOOOO happy for you! This is exactly what happened to us with Brody! It's such a shock, but a great one!

Ashley E. said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! That picture of Alex made me laugh out loud!!!! Hahaha I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!

Lauren said...

Beyond thrilled for y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Momx6 said...

We can't wait to meet this new grandchild! Surprised? Yes! Overjoyed? YES! Congratulations, sweet family.

Shannon said...

Congratulations!!!! Love his face in that picture!! And SO fun that you caught his reaction on film! That is just so exciting!! Praise the Lord!

Kym J said...

Congratulations Jill and family! So happy for you guys!

Kristen said...

oh my!!!! congratulations!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I don't even know you; I found your blog through Caroline, but I seriously have tears in my eyes right now! This is such a lovely story and I love the way you shared the news with your husband. :)

Cheryl said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful surprise! I am so excited for your little family of 4!!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

This is amazing! I am so happy for you, Alex, Amelia, and this perfect little blessing God has given you all. Praying for all 4 of you! I love the way you told Alex and I'm so happy you had a picture of it to share with us. Yay for baby Averitt!!!

Amber said...

oh my goodness!!! SO excited for you, Jill!! I just new it when I saw the title. Congratulations!!

(What a neat way to tell Alex, too! This is every infertile's dream. LOVE his expression!)

Karen Cleveland said...

I have followed your blog forever, but I never leave comments...right when I saw the title I got tears in my eyes. Congrats and what a special blessing after everything you have been through in the past. Amelia is going to be a great big sister. So happy for you!

Sheila said...

Our Lord is showering your faithful family with His mighty blessings, Praise His Holy Name!!!!

Jenna said...

Jill, I have just been smiling all day thinking about ya'll! So excited!! And that picture of Alex is truly priceless. Love it! Praying for ya'll and for that sweet little babe! Love you!

Lauren and Jon said...

So exciting!! Congratulations!!

Mandy said...

I'm thrilled for you guys!!! Congrats! And what a cute way to announce the news!

Mere said...

So excited for you guys! I have followed your blog since you were pregnant with Amelia and think you are just the sweetest family. This baby is definitely blessed!
Love the picture of Alex...so funny!

amy said...

That gave me tears!! OH MY goodness- I LOVE Alex's reaction! :) Sweet sweet Jesus has blessed you with a wonderful surprise. Love it!

Christi said...

Oh girl, you don't know how much this made my week. Made my week. Congratulations...congratulations...ccongratulations. Praise God for this wonderful blessing.

Congratulations to your expanding family. :)
Christi

Faith said...

Oh my word, I am still so excited! This news was the first thing I saw this morning when I turned my phone on and I haven not stopped smiling all day! I love you and that little baby Averitt so much. I just cannot wait to see him/her. And yes, Amelia is most definitely the cutest big sister ever. Sooo overjoyed!!!

Sara said...

Congratulations! The look at your husband's face is priceless! So exciting!

Betsy said...

Jill!!!! That is such WONDERFUL news!! I am just thrilled for you!! And I love the expression on Alex's face when he found out. Haha!! You are such a wonderful mommy and it's going to get even better with two. God is so good!!! Congratulations!

Sara said...

So excited for you! What a wonderful blessing and surprise...his face was comical. Ha!

I will be praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery:)

andreajennine said...

EEEEEEEEE!!!!! I read the title of your post and thought, "Could it be? No. Maybe?" Then I kept reading and just beamed when I realized it was Yes! So excited for you, and so grateful to God for this miraculous, unexpected gift!

kristin fulghum said...

Yea!! Congratulations. So excited for you.

M&M Pittman said...

Congratulations!!! I am Lindsey C's SIL and follow you off and on since you were first pregnant with Amelia (Lindsey and Rob have one month old twin girls now). We went through IF and also had a "surprise" pregnancy as far as how quick it happened without treatments - it is a wonderful blesssing!!

Marie W said...

Congratulations!!!! God is so good! I have been a silent follower for many years and I am indeed happy to hear this news! Praising God with you. Now unto HIM who is able to de exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.

amy said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! Woohoo!! Love your blog! So happy for you and your family!

Hilary said...

YEAH!!!!! THe pictures are great :) Made me cry too...happy tears though!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news... Congratulations!! What a blessing for your family.

megantree said...

Yay!!! What a wonderful blessing! So excited for you all! Congratulations!

Amy said...

Eeeeeeeeekkkk! So, so happy for you, Jill!!!!

Heather said...

JILL!!!!!!!! The Holy Spirit just told me I should check blogs tonight...I have been so "MIA" lately...but I did NOT want to miss this news!!!! SO SO EXCITED!!!
CONGRATS, friend!!!!! I'm so pumped! Amelia will be a wonderful big sister!!! I'm so happy!!!!! Praise God!!!!!!!! He is SO GOOD!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Congratulations Jill!!!!!!! What incredible news! And how awesome that you have a picture of his reaction! Love it!!

Trina said...

Yay!!! Congrats to you, Alex and Amelia!

Courtney said...

I am SOOOOOOOOO excited for you guys! I had wanted to ask for a while if you were going to be trying for more children, and I'm just thrilled that you guys are in the family way! I am even more thrilled that we get to go through this time together (over many miles and through the internet of course!). I am absolutely going to be praying for your family, and I love your attitude. This is God's baby and this is something to be celebrated. Bring on number two!

Kristen said...

What a WONDERFUL, wonderful surprise! I've been following along since the infertility blog, so I'm SUPER excited about #2!!! Woo hoo! :-)

Joannah said...

Oh, Jill! This is wonderful news!!! After all you had to go through to have Amelia, it's just wonderful and amazing to conceive on your own without any ART. Wow! God is so good.

:)

Stephanie said...

YAY!!!! I am soo sooo happy for you and your family!!God is SO GOOD!!!

annalee said...

AHHHHHHHHHH! this news and the faces in the pics are priceless! rejoicing in this wonderful news and for your precious family!

Kristen said...

wow, this is amazing. i know exactly how you feel. I took like 4 tests just to make sure. I pray for this baby and you over the next few months. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
This is great news, made my day!

Rhonda Rae said...

I almost passed out when i read this congrats guys!!!!!! Hope you all are well