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LET ME WARN YOU…THIS IS REALLY LONG BUT FULL OF SURPRISES!!!!
Hi Everyone!!! I’m back!!!
Well actually I have been back for a while now, but there was so much going on I haven’t really had a chance to blog. Vacation was awesome, and just what I needed. We went to Orlando, Florida for a week…but on the way we stopped in Savannah, Georgia (I got a chance to see Tybee Beach…BEAUTIFUL). Then on our way back, we stopped in Jacksonville, Florida (Darrick and I love Jacksonville), and we stayed overnight in Charlotte, NC (free room at the Charlotte City Center Marriott in Downtown Charlotte), it was beautiful and a perfect way to end our vacation!
Once we got back to Cleveland, we had to hit the ground running…I went back to work right after the 4th of July (sooo tired), and Darrick didn’t go back until a day later (lucky)! I also started my next term in school right after we returned, which isn’t too bad because while I was on vacation I didn’t have to think about school at all!
I have some news to share…a couple of weeks before we went on vacation it was Darrick’s birthday! I planned a full weekend of events for him, starting with Dinner the Friday before his birthday! I left work early and had a doctors appointment, my plans were to go to the doctors and make it home to change in order to make it to the restaurant for our 7pm reservations. However, after leaving the doctors, my life was changed forever! My original reason for the appointment was my yearly appointment (you know the yearly appointment for women), however, once I got in the office and the doctor came in she told me I was PREGNANT! Yes, you heard me right…she told me I was PREGNANT! Now many of you don’t know because this is something I don’t really talk about but my cycle has never been regular (and honestly in my heart I thought this would be a problem later in life for me having children), ever since I had one…and I did skip the month of May but that isn’t abnormal for me, and also considering I am BC…so when I found out I was in total shock! It didn’t really hit me until later on in the appointment what she said and what this meant to me…I mean I’m currently planning a wedding!
Luckily, I am marrying the best man on earth (God did an OUTSTANDING JOB with him). I ended up leaving the doctors appointment (called my sister and cried my eyes out because this isnt how I planned everything) then I went straight to Darrick’s house to talk to him. By this time I am scared (really just because I wasn’t sure what he would say…I never had any negative feelings just nervous about his response). I get there and one of his friends was over his house…and usually if a friend is over I will just go on about my business and go to another part of the house or something (who really wants to hear guy talk) LOL…but this time I stayed in the same area as them, I didn’t really know what to do with myself like a little kid or something! Eventually the friend left and I was able to sit and talk with Darrick, I told him I was pregnant and he said WOW (like a million times, then he sat down) and said WOW again…then he said “can I be honest with you” I said go for it…he then looks as me and says “THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER“!!! So being an emotional wreck already, I just started crying again!
So for the past few weeks, I have been on an emotional journey. I am excited, but I am scared all at the same time. I have to admit I have one of the BEST support systems that anyone can ask for, and they (fiance’, family (both sides-Darrick’s Family as well as my own, and friends) have been right by my side from the beginning!!! So there will be a baby in February (due date: February 2, 2012) and a wedding in May!
So here is the update on my life for the past month! Please pray for me, Im still getting over the initial shock, but I am getting excited about the whole experience. And for someone that thought it was only a matter of time before the doctors told me I wouldnt be able to have children (due to my irregular cycles and stuff), or I would have to use fertility drugs or something I THANK GOD for this blessing. I know its not how we planned it but, sometimes life has different plans for you!!!