[Edit: Not pictured here, but equally exciting, were some other fun announcements in our tour o' Christmas. We stopped in Moses Lake and visited my Grandma Evie and John, who were elated, and my cousin Krissy and her fam. Krissy's 4-year-old son Brayden somehow guessed it right away- when I walked in he said "where is your baby?" Whoa!! In Spokane we visited my dear friend Shelly and her growing family. They were happy as well, especially Shelly, who has been asking me to please hurry up and have a baby for over a year! :) Lastly we shared the news with my step sisters and the Dellwo family, had a fabulous celebration, and .... lets see, I think that's it!]
So far its all been very exciting. Even the morning sickness is exciting in its own weird way. (By the way, "morning" sickness is a big lie. It can last all day, and you never know when it will strike.) I know that my body will continue to change, and many changes are less pleasant than others, but right now it is all very welcome and thrilling.
Jake and I have wanted to have children since, well, I'm not exactly sure. Long before we were really ready to have kids, that's for sure. Now we feel prepared - at least, as much as one can feel prepared for something that you've never done before and will totally change your life. More than anything, I think we just feel incredibly lucky. Lucky that we can have children. Lucky that we got pregnant so quickly, and everything appears to be healthy and normal and uneventful so far. I don't think I will ever be able to fully express how grateful I feel to be living the life that I am. It is just so ... incredible.