Apr 1, 2008

Expecting and Excited!

Mike and I found out on Friday, March 28th that we are pregnant with our first bundle of joy! We are so thrilled beyond belief. Our families have been so supportive and thoughtful. When the test first showed up positive, Mike started pacing the hall mumbling to himself. I think as it becomes more real to him, he will be able to relax a little. I've been preparing for this for the last 3 months, so I'm holding up a bit better. Mike's pointing at his baby in my tummy, but you can't really tell.

What caused this massive change of heart? (For those of you who know me well, or thought you did, I've been very clear about not wanting to have babies. Ever.)
Over Thanksgiving 2007 Mike's cousin was sealed to his wife and adopted son. We went to their home to share in the joy and I was able to spend a significant portion of our visit holding and cuddling their new baby. Little did I know ... babies up to 6 months old secret a hormone that changes a woman's brain and makes her "baby hungry". I didn't stand a chance. That Christmas I told Mike that I wanted to have a baby. We got pregnant on my birthday while staying at my parents home for Spring Break. I've counted back to when I think I ovulated and I think the baby will be born November 23rd. My doctor set my due date for December 8th.


  1. This is the BEST news EVER!!! Jessi and Mike - Congrats. We are so thrilled for you. Jody got a "forwarded text message" from you a couple days ago...asking "Guess who is prego?" I was hoping it was YOU!!! I just couldn't figure out why it was a forwarded message...anyhow~ I clearly was thinking too much about Jody's text message and should have just called you. But EEEKKKKK!!! Yeah! We have so many things to talk about. Will you be having the baby in Butte? When is your due date? Are you going to find out if it's a boy or a girl? I can't wait to talk to you. Congrats again!!!

  2. I see that this is posted on April Fool's Day....YOU REALLY ARE PREGNANT RIGHT?????????

  3. Congrats!!! That is exciting!! We are really happy for you.

  4. YEAH! Tell Mike he will be just fine, and things are going to be great. We are so excited about this. I have been waiting till you guys have a baby. Congratulations and you will make awesome parents.
    Love ya guys