Monday, September 12, 2011

A little story about the craziest day of our lives.

Are you ready for a crazy story?
(Warning: this post contains some "personal details" about me. If you don't care to read them, then just skip to the end of this post and I'm sure you can figure the whole story out without the gory details.)

Almost 2 weeks ago I made an appointment to go to the doctor to treat what I thought was a bladder infection. I thought I had nailed all of my symptoms and it was going to be a quick appointment. Get in there, get some pee drugs, and get out. Easy right? Not even close...

After an hour of filling out what felt like a million health history forms and waiting another 20 minutes I was escorted to a bathroom to leave a "sample" and then taken back to a room to wait. I had never met the doctor before and was pleasantly surprised when very nice looking woman came in and greeted me. (As a woman, it is always a little more comfortable to have a female doctor when you have personal issues to take care of!)  After she introduced herself she asked me to describe my symptoms... I started rattling off my symptoms and was just waiting for her to confirm my own diagnosis until she stopped me mid-sentence and said:
"Stop right there. You're pregnant."


I was speechless. I was positive that she had to be wrong! 

After she reassured me that they tested my urine and I was most definitely pregnant, I started to cry. I was so overwhelmed thinking about my 9 month old son at home and my husband who had just started medical school. I had no idea how it had happened. I am a religious birth control taker... why didn't the pills work? I want a refund!!!! As soon as I calmed down enough to talk, I called Logan. 

Me: (crying) Logan, you have to come meet me at the doctor office. NOW!"
Logan: What's wrong?? Is everything ok? 
Me: (still crying) Just come down here.
Logan: Is it cancer???
Me: (bawling now) No. Not even close! I'm Pregnant!!!!
Logan: *Silence*
Me: Logan??
Logan: I'll be there in 5 minutes.... *click*

While I waited for Logan, the nurse drew my blood and then called next door to the Radiology and Ultrasound clinic to get me in for an emergency ultrasound to check the baby. The doctor wanted to check the baby right away because I had been taking birth control, dieting, and definitely not taking any prenatal vitamins due to the fact that I had NO idea that I was prego.

Logan showed up a few minutes later and we sat in the waiting room in silence as we waited to be called back to get our ultrasound. We were thinking that I had to be only a few weeks pregnant because I wasn't showing at all and I had not been feeling anything close to morning sickness. Waiting to be called back felt like an eternity.

After waiting about 40 minutes, we go back to a dark little room. I pulled my shirt up enough to expose my belly, and the ultrasound tech squeezed a big glob of goo onto my belly, and the craziness began.

If you have ever been pregnant before, or seen what a baby looks like at the first ultrasound, you know that it looks kind of like a jelly bean and has very little definition. The image we saw was not of a cute little jelly bean swimming around in my stomach. It was an image of a fully formed, almost 18 week old fetus! Ten fingers, ten toes, the whole shebang!!!! We were blown away! Impossible!! I wasn't even showing!!! Someone had to be playing a prank on us! This would make Beckham and his new little sibling only 14 and 1/2 months apart! 
I can't do this!!!!!

The ultrasound tech probably thought we were the weirdest couple ever because we were almost completely silent and had blank/stunned looks on our faces. At least until she said... "Would you like to know the gender?"  I was blown away yet again that not only did I just find out that I was pregnant an hour ago but now I get to know the sex?! This day could not get any crazier! Seconds later she uttered three words that almost made it all better. 

"It's a girl!"

Logan and I both teared up and couldn't believe our eyes. It was a beautiful and healthy baby girl!

The rest of the day was a blur... We were in shock and didn't have much to say. We were terrified, shocked, scared, and a little excited. But mostly terrified. How were we going to raise such young babies? Holy crap.

Every day since, we have gotten more comfortable with the idea. We feel like this baby girl is definitely supposed to be here for some reason because we took all the precautions we could to not get pregnant. Heavenly Father has a plan for us that is a lot different than the plan we had in mind for ourselves. We are just trusting in our Heavenly Father that we will be able to handle this change of plans and continue to be the best parents we can be to Beckham and his new little sister. 

Here is a picture of me taken today at 19 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I'm starting to get a little bit of a belly that definitely wasn't there 2 weeks ago!
The official due date of this baby girl is February 4th, 2012!

Logan and I would love to hear ANY advise you have on raising 2 children. Words of encouragement are greatly appreciated as well... we will take anything we can get! Oh, and we need some help thinking of a name too!! We don't have any name ideas yet! Help! 

Welcome to the family baby girl! We love you like crazy and are so excited to meet you!


  1. Haha wow! Congratulations!! Raising two little ones at a time can be overwhelming at times but way worth the reward! It's the greatest! Your two tinies will be the best of friends!!! ~Hilary

  2. That's an amazing story! Congrats on the second child. I bet the Lord knows that you guys can handle anything. Best wishes...I'm cheering for you guys and your new little one. ^-^

  3. Reading this, I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of shock you must be feeling! First at finding out you're even pregnant and second at finding out you're THAT far along! You're almost halfway there! Surprise aside, that is so great! Congrats! Little girls are so fun....Beckham will be a great big brother! It will be so fun for them to grow up together so close in age. Thanks for sharing your story...I love your blog!

  4. Wow! I didn't realize you JUST found out, I thought you had known for awhile. I'm so happy for you guys! Congrats. Love ya guys.

  5. Allie, congratulations to you and Logan! We don't know each other well, but your story is amazing! I hope everything is progressing well. I would love to go through nearly half a pregnancy and never feel sick.

  6. This is a crazy story...but exciting! Congratulations! I think that having kids that far apart will be great, they will be best friends. Beckham will not be old enough yet to fulling understand what happened and that his world has just been changed dramatically so hopefully he will not get jealous. I love having my boys close in age (granted they are 2 years apart but still close). It might be hard at first, but it gets easier. The Lord knows you can handle this and you will be a great mom to both! For names some that I like are Brielle, Ansley, Brookelyn, Adilyn.

  7. Congratulations! That is the craziest story EVER. Having a baby close to the same age as your little man, it's hard to imagine me being pregnant again already. However, I have to admit that it would be awesome in so many ways. Those two kiddos of yours are going to be such great friends. And just so you know, two is a bit of an adjustment but not nearly the adjustment it was going from none to one. Seeing how you handled that adjustment with such grace, this new little addition will be a breeze! You are an awesome mommy and those little ones of yours are so lucky to have you. Thank you for your sweet comment on my post last night. I'll be sending lots of good luck and prayers your way!

  8. Allie!

    That is SUCH exciting news! I am so happy for you and Logan! Little girls are SO much fun, and you'll totally LVOE every second of it! I have a friend who's little girls are 13 months apart! She LOVES it, but her's was a total shock too! Also, my little brothers are 14 months apart, and they are SUCH good friends! Again congrats! For names, I love the name Kate, Meg and Ainsley. Good luck! ~Em

  9. Allie! This is amazing! Remember when I told that I was pregnant and didn't know till I was 14 weeks along, and you asked me how I couldn't know.....well I think you probably totally understand now. I'm excited for you 3. Although it will be a challenge for a few years it will be so fun when they are older and can play together and be friends! Have fun being pregnant!! You don't have very much longer. Good luck!!!

  10. wow, amazing story! i love the way you tell it. especially because my mom had a similar story - i was the little girl, baby number two, only four months after my mom had my brother. we ended up thirteen months apart. my mom was traumatized and felt so overwhelmed. but Heavenly Father really does know what He is doing. my mom and i are the best of friends and she said in some ways it was almost easier having us so close together because we were doing a lot of the same things at the same time plus it was fun for us to always have a friend to play with as kids. everything will work out well! you are an amazing mom!! :)

  11. That is such an awesome story! That means that our babies are going to be a few days apart! You are going to be the best momma to both of those babies!

  12. Allie I am so excited for you and I have no doubt you two will be able to handle the 2 kids with flying colors. I can't wait to see pictures!!!

  13. Wow, I can't even believe that! Girls are so fun though! I don't know what it is like to have 2 kiddos, but I do know what it is like to have a husband in his first year of school at Midwestern, and seriously, let me know if there is anything I can do to help out! You guys will do great, and actually there are a lot of days I wish MiKya had a sibling to entertain her instead of me all day! :)


  14. Hi Allie! I don't have two kids so I have zero advice on how to raise two. I'm Alli with an "i", I run Cupcake Diaries, and I'm so glad I stopped by to read your story! I am so thrilled for your exciting news. Most people feel like the weeks drag just getting to the appointment where you get to know what you're having, and you get about three appointments taken care of in one! Too exciting! Anyway, I just wanted to tell you congratulations and I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy! - Alli @