Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lily is going....

To be a...


BIG SISTER!!!!!

That's right, we are expecting a little one on November 17th-the day before AJ's birthday! We are THRILLED, SHOCKED, and AMAZED at what God has done! Here's the story-and it's LONG, so skim it if you want-but it's good! :)

It was hard for us to get pregnant with Lily...we actually ended up seeking fertility help with a great doctor in Portland. Both he and my OBGYN said we'd never be able to get pregnant on our own. Well...were they WRONG! I have been feeling just fine this whole time. Oh yah, did I mention I'm 10 weeks today?! Did I also mention that we JUST found out a week ago this LAST SATURDAY?! Anyway, like I said, I was feeling just fine. It was Easter week and I had this small amount of uncomfortable pain in my left side of my stomach. I honestly thought I was getting an ulcer! I'm thinking I was just feeling my uterus start to grow or something! It's not painful anymore! But I had been just having little symptoms the weeks before, like my gums hurt (which never happened with Lily) I did get sick 1 day, but it was right after AJ had the stomach flu, so I just thought it was my turn to get it! My pants were feeling a "bit" snug, but I had been weighing myself and hadn't seen any pounds add on. Finally AJ said, "just take a test." We both knew it was probably false, but at least we could ease our minds. Friday of Easter weekend I bought a test (it was at night.) I took it as soon as I got home and the results were nothing. Not a positive, not a negative. Great. I thought I peed on it wrong or something!!! Well, my curiosity got the best of me and I go to look at it 2 hours after I've taken it, and it's positive. Of course, I assume the test is faulty anyway since results never showed up (not even after 10 minutes!) Saturday of Easter weekend I wake up and take another test. POSITIVE right away!!!


See, I told you!
I hope you don't think it's gross that i took a picture of my test and put it on here :)

I was AMAZED!!! I ran and told AJ (he was still in bed) and he immediately got up to come and see the results! You see, when I was pregnant with Lily I took a test at home and it was negative-so this is my first positive! Who knew such a tiny stick could bring me so much happiness! I call my fertility doctor up that morning because they do blood work all the time and I knew if something wasn't right, they'd be the best to go through before my OB. We went to the hospital lab Sat. morning and didn't get the results until Monday. It was so hard to wait! But it was nice that it was Easter, so we were busy with family and fun, and of course celebrating Christ's resurrection! Monday morning comes and they call and ask me when my last cycle was (again, sorry if it's too much info!) I told them and they said, "well, your levels are REALLY high, like what a baby at 9 weeks would measure!" Crazy. They wanted me to come in the next day for an ultrasound to see what was going on. I wish I had a picture to show, but my scanner isn't working! I'll try to fix it and post it later. But we got to see the baby and it's heartbeat beating away! Everything looks great and we are AMAZED. I can't say that enough. Doctors don't know everything, only GOD knows all! He is awesome, powerful, and AMAZING. We are so thankful for this miracle baby growing inside of me!

Back up to this last Friday when we told family. Waiting a week to tell them was torture on me! I was starting to pop out and was trying really hard to hide what I had. I'm HUGE now, and people say to me "How did you not know you were pregnant? Didn't you look in the mirror and see a belly?!" But really, I didn't start showing until a week ago. I'm quite scared actually,at how fast I'm growing. I don't want to be huge with this one like I was with Lily! Anyway, we bought the Big Sister t-shirt on our way home from the ultrasound. I had seen it months ago and mentally made a note that was how I was going to tell the family. We tricked the family into coming over early for pictures before AJ's hall of fame night. My sister was the tricky one because she wasn't going to the hall of fame banquet so getting her here was hard! But she obliged for "family pictures"! After pictures were all done, I quickly went and changed Lily's shirt. We taped their reaction:

(the beginning is the best, after that we're just telling the story that I just wrote, so feel free to stop the video!) **Update: The video should be working now! Sorry!**



Isn't my sister's reaction the best?! I love the look of shock on her face-and those tears of joy-such a great sister! :)

Anyway, here's the belly shot and I'm not promising that I'll post these too often :)


This was taken 2 days ago-almost 10 weeks! I told you I had a pooch! I'm hoping it's because it's my second so I just pop out sooner. (yah right.) Anyway, we are so amazed and in awe at what God has done. He deserves all the glory for this little creation He has made!

18 comments:

Palmer Family said...

Oh my goodness!! After I just commented on your blog last night about using the moby on your next baby! I LOVE it!! Congratulations Amanda! I totally think you are more fertile after you have a baby, it's like your body remembers having been there before or something. I totally don't think it's gross that you took a picture of your test and posted it! I did that too! :)
Oh so happy for you guys! This baby is totally a little miracle! Amazing how God made our bodies to grow little humans! Unreal! Your belly is totally stinkin' adorable too!
btw I couldn't get the video to play. :( i'll try back later!

Sarah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What wonderful news! You brought tears to my eyes with your story and reminder of how amazing God is!! Hope you continue to feel wonderful. What a blessing that you haven't felt sick! Again, congratulations! You look adorable and so happy!

Jenn said...

OH MY GOSH AMANDA YAY!!! I totally know how excited you are and that is SO amazing that it just happened! You and AJ sure are blessed! Keep us posted! Congrats!

Cathy said...

THAT.IS.AWESOME!!! I LOVE how God works! Congrats to you guys! Could you BE any cuter?! Very, very exciting...

(I couldn't play the video either:( it said it was private)

Acker Family said...

Thanks for all your well wishes friends! We are thrilled if you couldn't already tell! The video should be working now so go back and watch it!

pfnisterfam said...

Congrats to you all! I wanted to say something the other day after Anna told me, but I thought I'd wait a bit. :) I'm so excited for you! I hope the best for you during your pregnancy, and I'm sure Lily will be a great big sister. God is such a great god!! Oh, and I don't think its gross you took a pic of your test, and your belly is cute. :)

Family of 5 said...

YAH!!!! Of course we are THRILLED for your growing family! REading it even though I have already heard it from you, totally made me cry! WE are praying for you and the nwe lil one growing inside! God isi so good!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Amanda! We had the same thing, it took us almost a year to get pregnant the first time, and the second time it happened without even trying. I bet Lily will love being a big sister!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh Amanda that video brought tears to my eyes and goose bumps on my arms! How sweet...and I loved Leandra's reaction, she is the best! I am so so excited for you guys, that is so amazing! And you look just adorable already...I love the baby bump! Congrats again and I hope you continue to feel better! :-)

Jason and Terra said...

Yay!! Congrats to you guys!! How funny that I just asked your mom last Wed if you guys were planning to try for more...ha ha...little did she know! I am so excited for you, the Lord is good!!

Charis2105 said...

Who knew?? You really are a regular baby makin' machine!

Kaytee said...

I cried. I did. I love the ways in which God shows His glory. What an amazing story.

Tinseth Family said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the video. Not quite the reaction we got when we were pregant with Jacob. We announced it at Jonah's 1st birthday. Some happy people, some not so happy people. We are SOOOO happy for you. What a blessing!!! Love you!!!

Kaitlynn Chritton said...

Congratulations! That video is great, how fun to have captured everyone's reactions!

Daisha said...

Wow! Such exciting news. I thought you were going to say that lily is going to the potty, but this is much better! I'm so glad you've been feeling well. I'm so happy for you guys.

Princess Jessie Pants said...

Oh my goodness!!! CONGRATULATIONS you guys!! We are thrilled for you! I loved reading your story & watching the video - how wonderful to capture their reactions on video!! You look SO cute & I know you are both thrilled. What an amazing God we serve - I will be praying for you & your growing baby! Congratulations again - so exciting!!!

Joe, Jess, and Joy said...

WOW! Congratulations! What a blessing! I totally cried while reading your post and watching the video. I agree...God IS so AMAZING. We are so happy for you and can't wait to meet the new little Acker :) Love,
The Greenwood Family

Bex said...

Ohhhhhhh Amanda! What incredible news! I cried, too. Thanks for sharing your story and for offering up all the glory to God. Congrats! :-)