(Ok. Bare with me. This turned out longer than I had planned but I was behind on blogging and wanted to use this post to share something with you and also to document it all.)
If you follow me on Facebook or if you follow my sister-in-law on her blog, By God's Southern Grace, you might already have an indication of what I am about to post.
Judd and I feel so blessed to share some very exciting news.
We are expecting our first child!!! (Cast your vote on the baby's gender by leaving us a comment with your guess or respond to our poll on the top right of the page.)
I found out on an away game football Saturday (Nov. 9, 2013). Judd and I had already watched the Auburn vs. Tennessee game that afternoon. After the game, Judd walked over to the neighbor's house to watch some other games and to visit. While he was out, mostly on a whim, I decided to take a pregnancy test. Needless to say, I was very surprised and so thrilled with the results.
Being the planner that I am, and knowing that we were just starting to try, I had already planned out how I wanted to tell Judd. I had the materials prepared in advance. They were all themed for football season, so if things had not worked out in a few months I would have needed to start over with my decorations. It was all meant to be in every way I guess. :)
My original thought was that he would be in the house and I would need to put together the surprise in a place where he would not catch me in action. I thought I could sneak out to the car for a few minutes undetected.
Although he ended up being gone, I stuck with my original plan. Immediately after reading the results, I quickly grabbed my "telling Judd" folder of materials and ran outside to the car. I managed to get it all together and close the trunk before he came home. I sent him a text message about dinner as an excuse and luckily it only took him about 10 minutes to get home. That was such a long 10 minutes to me. My heart was racing. I was so happy and still kind of in disbelief. I couldn't wait to share this life hanging news with the love of my life.
Upon his arrival, I told Judd I had something that I needed his help with. Being the sweet husband that he is, he walked right out to help me. I've included below a couple of pictures of what he found.