Monday, April 21, 2008

Any Thoughts?

Please read the shirt...

Yep, you got it - We're having another baby!!! Our hearts have ached for another little one for over a year now. It did require three months of fertility medications, but we are finally expecting! Here's the full story (it's a little long - sorry)...

After our third round of medication, my doctor told me exactly what day that I could take a pregnancy test. That day was February 25th. I took a test that morning and didn't see two lines. I cried to Wade and mopped around the house feeling sorry for myself. Later that afternoon (while Clayton was napping) I decided to dig the test out of the trash for a second look. Amazingly, there was a dark line followed by a very faint little pink line. (I guess that I didn't wait long enough originally.) I immediately burst into tears, but then second guessed myself. So, when Clayton got up from his nap, I ran to Walgreens for a digital test. I came home and took it as well. It read "Pregnant" within a few seconds. It was so reassuring!

I immediately went and bought Clayton a "big brother" shirt from a little store by our house. We then sat impatiently and waited for Wade to get home. As soon as the door opened, Clayton ran to him and yelled, "Read my shirt, Daddy! Read my shirt!" It was priceless to see Wade's reaction. He was totally confused! The last time that we had talked about it, I was crying and telling him that I wasn't pregnant. He thought that I had lied to him and made myself cry during our dramatic morning conversation. Once I explained it all, he was super excited.

So, now I am 12 weeks. It is such a relief to be officially out of the first trimester! We had a sonogram today and the doctor said that everything looked good. I was so nervous before the sono and filled with butterflies - just like when I was pregnant with Clayton. I felt a huge burden lifted when I saw that tiny heart beating. (We got to hear it too - it was awesome!) I know that sonograms are fuzzy and hard to read, but it was just precious to me. The baby was moving around and even sucking it's little thumb. The doctor said that he wasn't sure about the gender yet. We'll have to wait four more weeks and they will do another sono at my 16 week appointment. I am just giddy with anticipation!

Please keep us all in your prayers! We would love to hear from you, as well. Please, please, please leave a comment on this post. I plan on printing them all out for his/her baby book. :) If you have never left a comment before, it is really easy. You don't even have to make up a google account. You just click on "comments" next to the time under this post. Then type your comment (make sure you put your name on it) and click "anonymous" and "publish your comment." Thanks!

This is the baby's face (you can see it's eyes and mouth if you look carefully).

This picture is from behind. Isn't that the cutest little spine that you've ever seen?

Another view of that sweet face...


Anonymous said...

Baby Carpenter,
We can't wait to meet you!! You are blessed to be born into a family with so much love. Your big brother, Clayton, will teach you lots of wonderful things. Your mom and dad are the most loving and caring people. You are just too lucky!!!
We already love you,
Kelli and Uggie

Gran said...

I'm so excited. Clayton will be the best big brother. The baby's first pictures are amazing. Poor Wade! I'm sure he's learned to expect the unexpected. Congratulations.
We love you.

Kati & Gordon said...

Yay! So excited for you guys! I can't wait to meet this little one, too. I'm sure he/she will be just as special as Clayton. Blessings on your pregnancy! ;-)

Anonymous said...

This is great news! I think God's timing is amazing - you are now settled in your new home and can focus on a great pregnancy. I bet Clayton is so excited! He will make an incredible big brother!
Jimmy, Tiffany & Julia

halie said...

What a special blessing and answer to prayer for your sweet family! We are so excited for you guys & can't wait to meet peanut #2! Clayton is going to be such a great big brother!
Halie & Steve

Keith and Judy said...

Yay!!! This is such exciting news! Get ready for ROUND TWO!!! I know we're far away, but if there's ANYTHING we can do just ask. Congratulations!!! xoxox

Megan said...

Congrats Sarah and Wade! I feel all this pressure to write something really great since it will be kept forever... Anyway, yay for you guys, expanding your family! Can't wait to meet the new one.

Sharg said...

I cannot wait to meet Baby Carpenter! I am so excited for you guys! This little one truly is lucky to be brought into this world by you two..and with a brother like Clayton.. this one has got it made!

Matt said...

I cannot wait to meet you, Baby Carpenter! When you are older I will tell you ALL kids of great stories about your parents.....Love, Aunt Thia

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for our little ones to be able to grow up and play together!
Love you guys,

Albus Adventures said...

We are so proud and excited that you will be having another baby! We think you are amazing parents and have done a wonderful job parenting Clayton in such a way that honors God and provides him with direction in His ways. We know you will do the same with your new addition. Of course, we selfishly can't wait to hold the little one ourselves.
We Love you all!
Becca and Jeff

emily anna said...

We are do excited to meet you! You have a great big brother and a very sweet Mom and Dad!
Jeff, Emily, Claire and Luke Turner

Angie said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for all of you and can't wait to meet the newest addition!! Clayton will do great and is going to be such a good big brother! Love you guys!

Jay said...

Congrats Wade and Sarah!!

To: Baby to be named later,
You are one lucky kid. You have great parents, and the coolest older brother ever. No pressure or anything, but you have a lot to live up to! Can't wait to meet you.
Love you guys.


Jennifer said...

YEAH! I am so happy. I just love your mom and dad. They are to of the sweetest people I have ever met. Clayton is going to be such a good big brother. Can’t wait to meet you!


Anonymous said...

How lucky we are to be given another grandbaby to love and spoil. Seems like such a long time since we've had a baby. Our Clayton has grown up so fast. I know Clayton will make a wonderful big brother.
Baby Carpenter - we already love you so much. Can't wait to hold and rock you.
Love, Grammie & Papaw

Chris & Amanda Farrell said...

We are so excited for you and know that God had a special plan for this child all along. We look forward to seeing him/her maybe at Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

dear new cusin,
i'm glad you are coming. i hope you are a girl:) i know you will love your big brother Clayton. how does trick or treating sound?

Anonymous said...

We are so excited about another baby in the family!!! Clayton will be the perfect big brother, always up for fun! Watch out though, he's pretty sneaky!
Congrats to all of you, I know this has been a long time coming! Lots of love,
Corey, Leigh Ann, Makinley, Morgan

G & GDad said...

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