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After 26 months. On the 26th of January. 
We got news of this.
To say we were thrilled, excited, thankful, in awe....would be a HUGE understatement.

{Thank you to the best friend a girl could EVER ask for, Whitney, for taking these photos. We froze our tushes off taking these. Justin complained A LOT, Cruz REALLY just wanted to just swim in the river and Whit just worked her magic. But seriously we could not feel our fingers!! :) These images are priceless though and I dreamed of this moment. Thank you again Whit.}

Yesterday we had our 12 week ultrasound and it was some of the best minutes of our lives. Words cannot describe it. The babe was doing some crunches for us and wiggling all around!! It was more than I dreamed it would be.
This is what the side of my bed looks like. ha ha
And this is how we told our parents and siblings. It was SO cold this day too so I promise she is actually REALLY excited.
And we could not be happier. Or more thankful for medical technology. Or have the words to explain what this means to us.
We are on THE BIGGEST and highest cloud nine.
It's been a long journey to get here. It took 26 months for this baby to find us but after seeing those positive tests, how excited our family and close friends were to our news and then our 1st ultrasound - it made it all worth it.

{I had mixed emotions posting this - I know when we were waiting and trying all the facebook baby announcements and blog post baby announcements were so hard to see over and over and over again. For you strong ladies in that position - do not give up hope. I promise you it will all be worth it eventually.}

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66 comments:

Lindsey (a running tale) said...

I have been waiting for this post!!! Congrats again and again to you guys :) And these photos are so cute. I love them all!

Natalie said...

Congrats!!!

Virginia said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to "meet" him or her!! Love the pictures!

Ashley said...

Best blog post EVER!!! I will try not to be repetitive with my excitement!! I can't wait to watch you and cheer you on along the best part of this journey!

Courtney Kassner said...

Ahhh! Yay! So excited for you!! I can't wait to follow along with your pregnancy also!

Kaitlyn at Wifessionals told me she was having a pregnancy link-up tomorrow if you're interested!

YAY!

Deanna H said...

So happy for you! I know what you mean by having mixed feeling on making the announcement. It took us almost 1 1/2 years for it to happen, so you know what it is like for those that are struggling. But you're also SO excited to share your exciting news. Enjoy the pregnancy!! It's amazing!

Ashley said...

Congratulations!!! October is a GREAT month to have a baby ;)

Courtney B said...

Aaaaahhh!!!! Oh Alison, my heart is bursting for you right now! Congratulations!! I am SO happy for your sweet family.... YAY!
I am definitely praying that everything goes well for you and baby! How have you been feeling?!

Pamela said...

Already told you, but CONGRATULATIONS!!! :)

Rachel and John said...

I'm so so happy for you Alison. I know how long you've wanted this sweet baby. I know how much you loved it before it even existed! I know you deserve this and you are going to be the best mom! I am so so happy for you!!

Leigh said...

Congratulations again! So excited for you guys and Cruz too :)

Tami said...

Alison, I am so over the moon excited for you! When I saw this on Facebook last night I literally teared up! You are going to be such amazing parents and I am so excited to follow along in your journey!!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Aw congrats Alison! So happy for you!!

Whitney Tomlin said...

congratulations!! You aren't far behind me. I am 23 weeks! It is the best experience ever!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'd put more exclamation points, but I don't want to be obnoxious! YAY! I can't wait for your little one to come into this world and for Cruz to be a big sister!

Amber said...

This is absolutely the most uplifting post I have read all day!! I am absolutely thrilled for you and your growing family. I cannot wait to read more about your pregnancy.

The best is yet to come :)

Gabriella said...

Oh my gosh!! Those pictures made me cry, happy tears of course! I could not be more happy and excited for you guys! Whitney did an amazing job with the photos. CONGRATS!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! :) :) :) I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Those pictures are absolutely amazing! Can't wait to go on this journey with you! :) CONGRATULATIONS!

Nikki said...

Oh my gosh, how exciting! Congratulations!!!

Café Moka said...

Congratulations! So exciting!!!

Sarah at Midwest PIllowtalk said...

i just cried. and maybe peed my pants a little bit.
it took us 24 months so please believe me when i say every inch of my smile is complete joy for you!
& great minds think alike! (thanks pinterest) because when we were 8 weeks we took pictures in the snow as well, with a "then there were 3" sign! it was SO cold. but so worth it to have those pictures!
youre going to be great. i wish you the BEST pregnancy!!

Adrian {Happy girl} said...

Oh goodness, happy tears are in my eyes for you! I couldn't be more thrilled to hear this news!! You and Justin are going to make amazing parents, and having tried so hard to get to this point, you will love and appreciate that little bebe even more! Congratulations guys, can't wait to hear more updates!

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

I just cried, too....I could not be happier for y'all! Oh my word, this is the most exciting thing. Congratulations!!! Cruz is going to be the best big sis :)

Bex said...

Congrats! That is so exciting for you guys. I'm crossing my fingers for an Oct 15 birthday, it's a good day to be born!

<3

Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

Soooo many chills/goosebumps.... I am SO excited for you! This baby is so loved already; I cannot wait for you to experience everyyyyything, for this is only the beginning mama!! OH, how I wish we lived closer. Congrats, congrats, congrats. You and Justin are going to be amazing parents...and Cruz will be an awesome big sis! Boy or girl---I cannot wait to hear!! Love you girl!!!

Lindsay Drew said...

YES!! I agree with Ashley in saying that this is the best blog post ever!!! Alison, this is such amazing news and it will be an incredible journey for all of you. I am so thrilled for you and look forward to seeing more photos of your growing babe. CONGRATULATIONS!!! xoxo

Rebekah said...

You've been on my heart lately and I was so hoping to read a post like this!! God is so good and your journey is completely worth it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I started following your blog for about a year and what great news!! Can't wait to see your exciting journey!

Chrissy said...

Aw!!! Yay!! Congratulations!!!

Kae Schumacher said...

I am still smiling ear to ear for you, j, and cruz girl. I love it! BABY BLACK ! i know you've been waiting so long, and no one is more deserving then you to become a mother! love it!
looooveeesss!
xxoo

krink said...

LOVE you four!
Xoxo

Bridget said...

Hi Alison,
I am not a blogger myself, but follow you consistently. I am absolutely so happy to hear your news. Congrats to you, Justin, Cruz and your whole family and friends. Its easy to see how amazing you are with your little ones in your life already. Baby Black is already so blessed. Congrats again! :)

Jennifer Jones said...

I'm a newer follower so don't know you that well but congrats. There isn't anything like being a mommy. It took my husband and I awhile to get pregnant with our first and then our second just happened and was quite a surprise. I get so excited for couples who have been waiting. The excitement has had extra time to build! Hope you are feeling well!

Michelle said...

Oh girl I'm so happy for you! I have been behind reading your posts but once I saw this title, I knew I had to read the awesome news! Oh how I've been praying for you guys! Thank the Lord for this sweet, little blessing! Can't wait to read all about this exciting journey you are about to be on! :)

Janna Renee said...

I seriously cried when I saw the picture on Facebook! I have been hoping, hoping, hoping for this! Funny story...I had one of those pregnancy dreams over the holidays, and now you AND my SIL are both at twelve weeks. Both of you struggled with conceiving, and now you are BOTH pregnant. I think I just might have to add this to the proof that I am psychic! Haha.
PS. Don't feel bad about posting. I think this will give other future moms hope :)

Tennille said...

Yayyyyyyy!!!! Huge congratulations!!!!

Retusche Dienstleistung in groupdmt said...

!!! Congrats again and again to you guys :) And these photos are so cute.

Mandy said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news!!! New follower here and looking forward to following along on your pregnancy journey! I promise you it will be the most amazing journey you will ever go on!! Congratulations again!!
www.findyourwings01.com

Murdock's mama said...

YAY!!! You finally blogged it! :) I've had this feeling forever and I was trying to be so patient!!! I couldn't be more excited for you and Justin. You're going to make THE BEST parents!!! I can't wait to hear all of the details and start seeing belly photos!!! :) I'm just so, so happy for you! Congrats!!!

PS..adorable photos {as usual!}...I may be stealing a few ideas {that is, if I ever get maternity photos of Baby C!!!}

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I got chills reading this! I am just so so so happy for you. This baby is going to be very lucky to join your family. I love the photos you took to announce this exciting news!! Again - congrats. This is going to be one adored baby!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!!! YAY!!!!

Jessica said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
I'm so so so happy for you. <3
You're going to be amazing parents!

If you don't mind me asking, will you talk about your fertility journey? My best friend has been trying for over a year and it breaks my heart to see my friends in this struggle! I'm glad you came out the other side and again, so happy for you I could bust!

Rachel Steck said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO happy for you all!!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

This news makes me so incredibly happy! What a journey it has been but it will be worth it. I can't wait to see your baby bump grow and watch you prepare for this miracle!

You and Justin are going to be wonderful parents and Cruz is going to be the best big sister ever! :)

Recently Roached said...

Your pictures are adorable. Love them. Congratulations!!

Caroline said...

I am so incredibly happy for you, sweet friend! Whit did another amazing job with taking pictures. I can't wait to see your growing baby bump!!!

Sarah said...

Yay!! Congrats and welcome to the club!!

Whit said...

I just had another teary cry with this post!! Love you guys so much -- and this new babe that I cannot wait to meet!! xox

Nikki said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you guys! You are gonna be amazing parents!

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

Dear- you deserve each and every one of these awesome comments! I am sooooo thrilled for you to finally be a momma! I believe we have been following each other's blogs for quite sometime and we always chatted about it whenever it may happen, and it's finally your time! I can't wait to see your updates and that cute little belly of yours grow into a little miracle!

Congrats again dear (sending a million hugs your way)

-wHiT

Katie said...

you know how happy I am for you!! and I struggled and still do with how much to post about my pregnancy as I know it was so hard to read about others. but I try to remind myself that this is my time and it may only happen once and I want to soak it all in and enjoy it and you need to do the same! people are sooo happy for you!!!

Elle Noel said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Tears in my eyes reading this! You will be the most amazing mother :)

Amber said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Your facebook photo actually popped up in my newsfeed the other night even though we're not friends (I think because Lindsay and Leigh commented on it) and I was SO EXCITED FOR YOU and automatically came to your blog to see if you'd announced it here yet. Good luck with this next big and exciting step in your life :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Congratulations!! Oh what WONDERFUL news!!! :)

Megan C said...

Congrats! I am a new follower from the pregnant momma link up. Can't wait to see your journey.

Megan C said...

Also, I am due October as well and I am 12 weeks along. What is your due date?

Lauren said...

So happy for you and your hubby! What a blessing!

Amy Nadeau said...

It's your baby, so obviously he/she was doing crunches. :)
Alison, I am so happy for you. I don't know many people more deserving than you and Justin.
You will be an incredible mother and this baby is already so lucky.
All our love!
Amy & Scott

SH said...

Congratulations!!! You will make the cutest little one!
Hope you're having a wonderful day :)

Sheree

The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.com

Kristin said...

Again, soooooo thrilled for you. SOOOOO DESERVED.

ashley said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooo happy to see this post, congratulations to you, Justin and Cruz. Such exciting news. Wishing you a wonderful, uneventful, healthy and fun pregnancy. Can't wait to follow along. :)

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

Ohmyword!!!!!!! Congratulations hun! I am so so so happy for you. And you already know I am obsessed with the doggie photos. Adorable!

Al said...

Alison - just an official comment to let you know that my heart is SWELLING for you today! Have been crossing fingers and toes and praying for you for so long - I simply cannot wait to meet Baby Black!! Love you, darling friend!!
xoxo

Amy said...

Aww, congratulations!! How exciting!

Nicole said...

Congrats!!! As someone who will be trying for a baby in just a few months, I can imagine how excited you must be!! I'm so excited for the day I can post a post like this!!

D said...

I really need to go on blogger more! I am beyond thrilled for you guys! This is such incredible news (news to me, because I realize I'm very late to the game LOL) Anyway, I am definitely going to make it a priority to get on here and check your progress more! CONGRATS!!!! =)