November 3, 2009

Telling My Family & Questions

Nothing like dragging out a story, huh? So sorry. I seriously don't know where time has gone... and yes, I'm pretty sure I said that on one of my more recent posts but never mind. I just have too much on my plate right now and hoooo-leeeee cooooow the tiredness is out of control! I'm not complaining, but my new bedtime of 9ish has really cut into my productivity. Not to mention Tuesdays/Thursdays when I teach a Fit Camp class at the gym...well, let's just say I'm calling it a night at 7:35....on a spunky night. So yeah, some things such as blogging and keeping my house presentable have had to take a back seat. And let me just say my back seat is getting fuullll. So I've decided to pull blogging back up front with me. Now, don't get crazy here...I'm not committing to National Blog Posting Month (30 posts in 30 days) because I'd hate to break a promise I know up front I can't keep. But I AM really close to being caught up on my reading so will try to start blogging more than once every week and a half! Because I know that's what you guys thrive on, right? Humor me. I'm emotional and hungry.

Anyway, on to a few final details of the "Big News." It was really hard to not tell my family right when I found out, but I wanted to wait and tell them in person. So, I made this shirt, which I know you probably can't see very well, but it says "Coming this May Baby Martin {I'm pregnant}".
I wore it underneath a hoodie and unzipped it when we were all standing around and said, "Do you guys like my new shirt?" And they were all like, "Oh how cute!" and I knew they hadn't read it. So they kept staring at it and it was DEAD SILENT. And my oldest sister goes, "Wait...", and I said "I'm pregnant." Silence still. For like EVER. So I said again, "Me! I'm pregnant!" and they just kept looking at me then back at the shirt, and finally they started screaming and crying...it was so funny! (Side note: I have 3 sisters, 1 brother, and an amazing mom & dad...we are all SO close & are very blessed! I love having a big family!) Somehow we didn't get any pictures, but we do have it on video, which is hysterical. Unfortunately I can't get it to upload! :( But here is a picture with my little sister right after I told her. She was the first family member to know since I saw her in person first. :)


So, what does this mean on the adoption front? At this time, we will not be adopting. Something we discovered when searching for an agency was that the majority of the agencies we talked to do not allow you to adopt while you are pregnant, understandably so. I notified our agency when I was only about 5 weeks along, and it was really hard for me to do so. 5 weeks is early, and though this is my first pregnancy and we are believing everything will be fine, the reality is anything can happen. Our mentor was very sweet and understanding and told us they'd just hold our book. In the event something happened, they would put us back in the rotation to be profiled when we were ready. So, for now, that is where we stand. However, we do feel like throughout this all, God opened our heart's to adoption, and that is something we will pursue in the very near future, Lord willing, of course. :)

And finally, it seems I'm getting a lot of emails with questions, and I've tried to get back to most of you, but I know there's still some I haven't answered. That being the case, I thought I'd open up another Q & A post. So if you have a question for me, about anything really, either email or post below and I'll post my answers on Thursday (ummm...I just gave myself a deadline...frightening. Though I didn't say which Thursday I was referring to, so I can always fall back on that if need be. Whew.) Maybe I've gotten everything covered, so there won't be any questions...but thought I'd offer it up just in case as I can't seem to remember things lately!

32 comments:

  1. that is so funny about your family!! how fun. :) our agency is the same about if you get pregnant, so i totally understand your situation.

    i DO have a question for you! i know your husband is a doctor, so i'm curious if he's going to deliver your baby? i have been reading since you very first started blogging, and i remember you mentioning his profession early on. just so you don't think i'm a stalker :) congrats again!!!!!

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  2. What a fantastic way to share the good news! And your shirt is adorable. :-) And this isn't really a question, so much as a comment- I'd love if you shared more pictures of your home decor- from what I've seen, it's gorgeous!

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  3. Ok, first..yeah for you posting! I was wondering how things were going! What an exciting and special way to tell the family.

    Ok, so I have questions, but fun ones lol!

    Are you going to find out what you are having?
    Are you going to keep the nursery decor?
    What about names?


    :) Glad all is well with you and baby M

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  4. Say it isnt so... you updated your blog... LOL I was so happy to click on your blog and see that you updated! I do come here daily for an update and I am sad when there is no martin news... LOL

    I am so excited for you and hope you keep us updated on your growing belly!!

    Love ya!!

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  5. What a sweet way to tell your family! Still over the moon happy for you Sarah!

    I am glad you are still going to adopt. We had decided when getting pregnant didn't seem like it was going to happen - we were going to adopt. Now our hearts are still set on adding to our family that way later on.

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  6. Wonderful happiness! Sometimes life can be so unbelievably amazing.

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  7. What a fun surprise for you to get to give them!! Isn't it crazy how you suddenly can't stay up late at all?? It does get better! Praying for you and the sweet baby!! Maybe one day we can plan a lunch to meet since we work in the same town and all!

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  8. What a cute idea! And, I so LOVE that hoodie.

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  9. What amazing news to share with your family! I bet it was so awesome after everyone "got it"! :) Sleep all you need to girl. :)

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  10. What an exciting thing to get to do! How fun! So wish we could see the video...I love those! Hope you are enjoying every moment of it all!

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  11. get some rest girl! I am so excited for you guys ... and I love the shirt idea!!

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  12. I absolutely love how you told your family. I can just hear all the screams now! Fun!!!!

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  13. I like announcements with some flair. The shirt was cute. For my second kid (Scout) I did a shirt that said 'Mommy to be' (even though I already was one) and Bella wore one that said 'I'm the big sister'. We took a photo of the both of us and gave them to our families on Father's Day when we announced it. We found that people didn't really read the shirts at first - so until they figured it out, it was silent too! Ha! How fun for you guys :o)

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  14. I am so excited for you guys!
    1. (like someone stated above) Are you going to keep the nursery decor the same?
    2.where did you get the stuff for the shirt?

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  15. I love how you told your family. So creative!
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  16. Cute idea...too funny that nobody caught it before you said something!

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  17. A friend of mine put an ultrasound in a stack of photos that her mom went through and her mom totally cruised past it the first time through...

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  18. such a creative way to tell the family such a cute outfit:)

    Im glad to know Im not the one that feels like sleeping at 7:30 sounds like a good idea. Hope you get your energy back soon!

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  19. I would DIE to see the video! Love the shirt!

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  20. Wish I could see the video! I wish I could have come up with a clever way to tell my family. However, I had to go to the ER at 6 weeks, so the cat was out of the bag!

    Congrats again to you!

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  21. What a cute way to tell your family....I love the reaction. haha! That's so great, Sarah. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy.

    In the very off chance I ever got pregnant, I know that we would still want to adopt too:) You will have the best of both worlds. So happy for you!

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  22. I am so happy for you! And the shirt is totally adorable!

    Yeah, we had to hold off on adopting when we got pregnant, too. We were told to wait until our baby was a year old before getting back into the "queue." I was upset about it at the time, but even after the AC turned one, I was like, "TWO babies??? No thank you! I'll wait another year!"

    I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see all the posts on all the cute pregnant thing you're doing!

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  23. I am so happy for you and your hubs! What a blessing!!!

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  24. What a cute idea of how you told your family...love the shirt.

    Thanks for the update and good luck catching up. Praying for you and the baby!

    Lisa :)

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  25. WOOHOO! I'm very happy for you!!! Congratulations :)

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  26. I hadn't heard from you in a while and wondered what was up with your family! I thought just maybe you'd been picked...HA!

    CONGRATS Sarah! I had no idea and didn't even look at the date of this post! What an exciting time for you all.

    God is so good!

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  27. CONGRATS!! What a blessing. I love the way you told your family with your shirt. I can just picture everyone figuring it out. So funny. Congrats again!

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  28. Yeah! So glad that life is sweet like sugar with extra chocolate for you right now! Some day it will be for me too, I just know it. I agree, more home decor, another want on the list is where you'd get your shirt made? Details, details my friend!

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  29. Congrats! That is amazing news!!! YOu will make such a great mommy!

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  30. Love this tee idea of yours!! And I absolutely love your zip up hoodie!! Where is it from?

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