July 31, 2012

Exciting News!!

I have some big news.... like really big news.

I have been holding this news in for MONTHS. And I am soo excited that I can FINALLY talk about it.

Curious? Want to know??

I know. The suspense driving you nuts?? Let me tell you. It's big.

But don't worry. I won't make you wait as long as I've had to wait to share this news with you. Nope. I'm nice. Some people are just slow.... or is it cautious? Either way it's crazy.  Yup... C-R-A-Z-Y.

But without further ado......


 This is Rachael holding Bradley the day he was born. Doesn't she look so natural??

Want to know the really, really cool part?? She's due the day before me. How crazy is that?! So really our kids could have the SAME birthday. And it may be a race to see who can birth the first baby of the year. ;-)

I honestly couldn't be happier for her and her husband, Jeffrey. It is amazing how our stories have just intertwined through this pregnancy. I am so grateful for her and the way she has loved Jeremy and I these last few months. Rachael is one special person who is going to make a beautiful mom.

 The mommy and daddy to be!

I am also happy to report that if it weren't for soreness, she wouldn't even know she was pregnant. Yup, she is one of the 20% who did not experience ANY morning sickness. Can you imagine?? I am completely jealous.

I can also report that the baby in her belly is in good shape. Rachael is one of those amazing moms-to-be who follows all the rules and protects that child from any possible harm. Me, on the other hand, am all about survival. Rachael knows that if she ever is feeling guilty about something she did, she can call me and feel really good about herself and the health of her baby. Ha!

I have really, really loved being a part of Rachael's pregnancy journey. She is one funny girl and I can't wait to tell her child all the things she's been saying and doing. And I am sure Rachael will gladly return the favor.

So... Get out your calendars because at 4 p.m. on August 15, we both find out the sex of our little ones.

My guess is that Rachael is having a BOY. But we'll just have to wait and see.

Congratulations Rachael and Jeffrey!! Your life is about to be filled with sweetness and happiness. A true taste of God's massive love for us. Can't wait to meet your little one and love on him/her for the rest of his/her life.


Rebekah O'Dell said...

I don't know Rachael, but I graduated from high school with Jeffrey, so that's exciting news!

Caroline said...

Yes yes yes! Now I want to move to Macon and have babies too!

Amy said...

How exciting that you're due at the same time. I'm jealous that you already have your appt made to find out the gender, I have a couple more weeks before I can make mine! AH! :)

Jessica said...

Rebecca- what a small world!

Caroline- Move on down!! I know some people who are looking for someone to watch their kids from their home... Just saying ;-)

Amy- Aw! The time flies. Once you hit 18-20 weeks things begin to become so real. It's an exciting time for sure.