Wednesday, January 26, 2011

munchkins & lollipops

the past four {ish} years have been a bit of a roller coaster. i never thought it would be easy for us to start a family, but i couldn't have dreamt how difficult it's been.

{cue sappy full house music}. i can honestly say, though, that i am truly grateful for the time tannon and i have had to grow together. i feel that we have been strengthened as a couple and i have developed a deeper love for him.

there was a time that i was really struggling and it seemed that every time i turned around, clicked on a blog, or checked facebook, someone was announcing their 2nd or 3rd pregnancy. i couldn't help but wonder if i would ever be in that position.

so, if it seems as though i am not excited, i can assure you that i am. but, i am also very cautious. i have been let down too many times to skip right to the excitement.

can't wait for the munchkin to make his* debut.

*i think it's a boy




44 comments:

Ashley said...

I am so excited for you! I have been secretly praying for you to have a little one. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Maren said...

Let me just say you have NO idea how excited and happy I am for you. Love you guys and can't wait till the munchkin gets here!!!

Kendall Watkins said...

I am so excited for you! I really can't wait to see if it is a boy or girl. You guys are going to be the best parents ever. Love you

Cami said...

All I can do is smile, so happy for you :D I think it's a boy too. Love you guys!

Michelle Petersen said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you and Tannon. I was in your shoes not too long ago and I totally understand what you're feeling. I hope you have a smooth pregnancy.

Jill said...

I totally picture you with a little girl...with Tannon's curly brown hair. Whatever baby is, it's bound to be adorable!! So happy for you. I hope everything goes smoothly, you are in my prayers too! Congratulations!!

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James & Stephie Lynne Purcell said...

McCall! I can't even tell you how excited I am right now! I've been hoping and praying for you and I think you will be the best mom in the world! Woot woot!

Liz said...

Woot woot! I could not be more thrilled for you!!

Adam and Jess said...

What exciting news!!! I can't wait to find out what you're having. Unfortunately I think this means you won't be able to go to Outer Banks but I'll just think happy thoughts, hoping you still will. Who knows, you could deliver early right? J/k. That's awesome.

Richins Family said...

I"M SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!! Can't wait to find out what you're having! Congrats again babe! That is such great news!

Valerie Hall said...

McCall! Mike just told me the news. We are sooo excited for you guys! Congrats!

Amanda and Paul said...

still brings tears to my eyes!! so so so happy for you guys. LOVES!

caitlin and brinton said...

Awwww yeeaaahhhhh! ;)My niece* is on the way.

*I swear it's a girl.

Ashley said...

I am so excited for you! Blair and I have been praying for you guys for the last year and we just couldn't be happier for you! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to meet him*. *I think it's a girl ;)

Mike and Kim said...

McCall!!!! I am totally crying right now. Probably because I'm on my period, but mostly because I couldn't be happier for you! You guys are going to be the best parents. Other people may have gotten pregnant right away, but going through that struggle makes you so much stronger and a better parent. Not a day goes by where I don't look at Molly and appreciate her so much. Hang in there because it will shortly become a reality and I never believed it for myself until I was starting to push her out. I'm so happy for you! Praying that you will have a healthy and happy pregnancy. :)

Nicole said...

Congratulations! Devin and I are pretty excited for you! I hope the pregnancy goes well and can't wait to meet the junior!

Andrea said...

Holy Cow!! Great news for both of you. I'm so thrilled- timing can be everything. You may want to delete that long school counseling e-mail I sent... I hope you haven't been too nauseated!

Geoff and Kash said...

Congratulations! You two are going to be such amazing parents! I am so happy for you!! And I can totally picture a curly dark haired little boy! :)

NJ said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you. you are going to make one great mom!! (And as a side note, I'm a July baby, and I love it! GREAT month to have a birthday!!)

Jessica and Bryce said...

This does my heart good to hear. I love you guys and I love this new development! I'm ecstatic for you!!!

Jess said...

Can't even tell you how excited I am for you! You are going to be one amazing Momma! Can't wait to meet this baby. Seriously. Can't. Wait.

dave, catie, and baby b. said...

oh goodness!
i am so very excited for you.

you will be the best little mama.

congrats!
xo xo

catie pilk

Caleb and Marci said...

Oh, McCall. I was about to cry when I saw the graphic before I read your words. This makes me so happy today. Congrats to both of you, I always knew you would make wonderful parents. Can't wait to hear more about what the future holds.

Shaun - Jillian said...

Congrats Cally!! I am so thrilled for you and Tannon!! I know the road has been so long but it will be so worth it!! I am so glad you have made it so far in to your pregnancy and so glad that you were able to hear his* sweet little heart beat!!!

James and Bethany said...

I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. REally, an answer to prayers. Love you both!

Steve and Ashley said...

McCall! I am so happy for you! I just wanna cry... You and your sweet baby will be in my prayers.

The Marx Family said...

Beyond excitied for you guys! Yea!!!!

A and M said...

Hopefully you're still reading all these comments but I just have to say congratulations! You will be the best mommy ever and I think you already know how much you will love this child! Boy or girl, the kid will be pretty awesome!

Micah Rae said...

Congrats McCall... I am so Happy for you two... I can't wait... you are going to be such a cute Mamma!

Nick and Jessi said...

Oh McCall! I am so happy for you. You will make an adorable mom and your baby will be gorgeous, no doubt. Congratulations! We'll pray that all goes smoothly for you.

blair said...

BAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

I love him/her already!

J.C. & Tiana said...

Congrats you guys that is awesome. Starting a family is the best I can't wait to see the little guy (or girl). You guys are going to be awesome parents. Keep us updated on your pregnancy.

Joy @ Light Bulbs said...

It's safe to say that I am doing a happy dance for you right now! So excited!

Lara said...

Congrats McCall!! That is such exciting news. Breton will be so stoked when I tell him. We send you all our best, and hope you are feeling good.

Tiff and Trev said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! I was due July 29th with Jace (although I had him almost a week late!). I hope you are feeling well and that you're little peanut isn't causing you too much sickness!

You are going to be such a wonderful mom! I haven't had the same trials with infertility and such that you have, but I have had others and I know Heavenly Father has a strange way of showing us that his plans for us are greater than the plans we have for ourselves. What a lucky little guy to come into a family that has been waiting for him for so long.

Brianna Ritz said...

Congratulations!!! You're going to make wonderful parents. I could picture you with baby when I saw you holding AJ. Think of the wonderful photographs you'll take of your own, lol. Thoughts and prayers for a smooth pregnancy!

Lacey Jay said...

i can only imagine how that would feel. i. am. so. so. so happy for you Cally! This does wonders for my heart. You. deserve. it.

Laurel said...

I am going to add to what everyone else has said. So happy for you guys and I will keep you in my prayers. You guys will be amazing parents. Love ya girl!

C and MC said...

:) That is all. So happy for you guys.

Jesse said...

Congratulations McCall!! You deserve all the happiness in the world. :)

Kristy and Dave said...

Oh McCall, we couldn't be happier for you. I'm sure once the little guy or girl gets here, they will have been worth the wait. You certainly deserve it. Best wishes on the pregnancy and congratulations!!

KO said...

It was ultimately infertility of a family member that convinced me to have a baby and to NEVER take getting pregnant for granted. It truly is one of the greatest MIRACLES! Congratulations. Hope you're feeling well.

Jen said...

Oh my heck! Haven't checked your blog in a while and I was surprised with this wonderful news!!! Congrats!!! What a crazy, exhilarating, beautiful gift pregnancy is. I am so beyond thrilled for you!