timing

Friday, May 27

Believe it or not, it took quite a little while for this bump to happen.
A whole year of bump trying. 
For some, particularly those who have been trying for much longer, that's not a lot. For others, even three months is a long time. And it is.
Deciding to start a family together is a HUGE decision. One that can take a lot of thought, and discussion and prayer. And once that decision has been made, all signs pointing to GO, you're thinking "yes! let's make this happen! It's baby time!" ... so you try. 
And then you keep trying. And trying some more. And months and months go by. And you think to yourself ... wait a minute.
I thought the answer was YES. 
Yes family.
Yes baby.
Yes now.

Oooh. That's a yucky feeling. Fertility is so precious. So beautiful. So part of womanhood. Even the faintest thought that infertility might now become part of your vocabulary is sickening.

So you try a new tactic. And you try not to think about it.
But it doesn't work very well.
And you wonder if you're broken. 
Or maybe he's broken.
And you start to feel doubt about that overwhelming feeling that you know had told you 
YES. 
FAMILY. 
NOW.

{And maybe you're also a little bitter about all that money spent on birth control pills. When, hey ... looks like your dang body didn't need em after all.}
evil mind thoughts of about 6 months ago
But THEN. We hit the year mark of bump trying. And another really happy year of marriage. And I began to feel at peace. I was grateful for Tys and the three years we'd had together. I didn't doubt that we had started trying when we were supposed to. It had felt right then. And I wasn't going to doubt it now.
I'd never really had an experience with having to accept my Heavenly Father's timing before. It was a difficult thing! But we resolved that we were happy, we were doing what we knew was right and good, and we trusted in His timing. {With the resolve to medically help the process along, if necessary, after our move to DC}
But then ... that happy day March happened. In a grocery store bathroom stall. When I burst into happy tears over an unexpected plus sign.

I don't know why it happened when it did. Maybe it really was because my stubborn self finally learned to trust in Heavenly Father's timing. Maybe it was because my little ovaries finally made the perfect egg. {thanks ovaries!}

This post is IN NO WAY saying, "relax, stop thinking about it, have faith ... and it'll happen!"
Because every woman, every story, every life is different. And there is no one standard answer or method for starting a family. I know that.

But I AM saying that I'm so thankful. So happy. So blessed that our babe could finally make it. And that I get to use my body in such a beautiful way to bring this sweet new life into our family. 
And I am grateful for Heavenly Father's timing. It's not my timing. And it's perfect.
We love our little so much already. Oh happy new adventure!

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Brittany-Trends250 said...

such a great post. it's an amazing thing when you realize you really are actually PREGNANT. They will change your life! You will love feeling them move inside you, & they will bring so much peace to your life!!!

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

Thank you for sharing that! I am so thrilled for you and Ty!!! CONGRATS!!!

Kelsey Ann Hicks said...

amen and congratulations :)

Morgan said...

Such a sweet post. Congrats again to both of you!

JNGW said...

Congratulations! God does have a plan for everything and everything happens when it is suppose to. I too had many of the same thoughts during our over 2 years of trying before I got pregnant with my daughter. She arrived though when I needed her the most. Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy.

cscarls said...

You have amazing perspective. I pray that you'll read this post to your little one day, and tell him/her how much you both couldn't wait to bring him/her into the world! Blessings on your wonderful family.

Jo said...

Thank you for this post. It gives me hope to keep trying . . .

I blogged about my journey here: http://dailyjohaiku.blogspot.com/2011/01/playing-mommy-confirmation-god-knows.html

Lindsay said...

I love this post Sydney. The real Syd and how you are feeling :) Thanks for sharing such an intimate detail of your life. CONGRATS! So happy for you guys!

Miss Emily K. said...

Great post!! I can't wait to feel what you're feeling!! (even though i'm only 14 and have a while to go!)

is that your belly picture?

Maria said...

This is so sweet.

createdfamily.com said...

Thank you for sharing this, I appreciate your honesty more than I can express. When you posted the lemon photo I had feelings of jealousy, figuring you probably tried for no time at all and that everything was smooth sailing. That said, you posted that entry shortly after I miscarried the baby we so desperately wanted and used fertility treatments to create, so that was likely coloring my experience of most things that week.
I also appreciate your disclaimer that this isn't a relax, stop thinking about it, have faith type post. It is so important for non-fertility challenged people to know how hurtful those statements can be.
I am so happy for you! I wish you the best of luck in your pregnancy.

janel said...

Life is funny sometimes, I'm glad things worked out for the too of you!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this is so precious! brings tears to my eyes. so beautifully written. so happy for the two of you and can't wait to read more about your adventure!
Xo

http://ericplustanya.blogspot.com

socialitedreams said...

you never know how or when things will work out :) yay for you and the hubster!!! congrats

Vonnie
http://www.socialitedreams.com/

wonderchris said...

Trying to conceive sucks! :) Especially when you are trying and it just seems like everyone else is pregnant!! You are so right though - the timing isn't ours.

Congratulations again - so so so exciting!

Kassie said...

Such a good, true, lovely post!

It is all about His timing...as its more wonderful than our own! And you love your baby so much now, but you just wait...it grows SO much! You think you couldn't love your baby more, but you do...love the baby more and more as the days go by!

Cute little bump!

Crystal said...

Congrats. I definitely understand what you're saying...it seems like God usually making things happen for me once I stop trying to force my own timing/plans on a situation. Some times you just have to step back...

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Can't believe that it's your belly Syd! You'll be humungus! :D Congrats! I'm so excited to see your awesome little family grow!!! Best wishes to all of you! You'll be AMAZING parents!
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Parker said...

What a great post - than you for the honesty & transparency! Best wishes on the journey!

eliesa miraye said...

this was SO beautiful!
Thanks for sharing a little piece of this emotional adventure :)

eliesamiraye.blogspot.com

Sidewalk Ready said...

amazing post, syd. :)

ashley in wonderland said...

such a good post!
so happy for you :) and it's good to know there comes a time when the answer is
yes.
family.
now.

Kathy said...

I really want to thank you for taking the time to write this post. You are such a beautiful person, inside and out. It was really nice to read this post and *feel* your emotions. I'm so scared of infertility.
My mom had to jump through a lot of hoops just to conceive my sister and I, and she had a miscarriage before me. My husband on the other hand thinks that as soon as we start trying for a baby, we'll get pregnant because his parents had NO problem at all getting pregnant.
It's actually reassuring to hear another woman's take on this type of experience.
Again, congratulations!

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Syd, this is such a sweet, heartfelt post. It's easy to look at your life via The Daybook and think that nothing ever goes wrong (except maybe the most entertaining of Awkward moments). You always have a smile for your readers, and that's something I love about reading The Daybook! However, it's posts like this that make me really love you, because you're so open, honest, and incredibly down to earth. And I know you're going to make an amazing mother someday very soon.

It's awful that you've had so much trouble, but I'm so inspired by the way you handled it, and tried to accept that maybe it wasn't quite time, for whatever reason. And I'm so happy that this miracle has finally been able to happen for you and Ty! Congratulations, and infinite good wishes.

Stephanie said...

Such a sweet post. I love your quirky way of writing your regular posts because that style showcases your sense of humor. But this post showcases your heart. It's really beautiful. That's one lucky little baby to have you for a mommy. :)

jordan said...

Beautiful post, congratulations! You're family is going to be amazing, I'm glad you shared your story, I'm sure it'll help many of us :].

Sweet Susy said...

Beautiful post <3
Im soooo happy for you and Tyson! You will be great parents and will have a beautiful blessed baby =)
"Thanks Ovaries" hehehehe

Theresa said...

Thank you for this--that was honestly exactly what I needed to read! Congrats to you and I hope I'm in the same boat soon!

Ana* said...

Congrats, I love happy endings like yours!

Chloe said...

This is so so beautiful :)

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Becca said...

What a sweet and thoughtful post, especially since you are preggers now. The Hubster and I have been married for almost 10 years without any kids yet- but I'm so super thankful for the zillion things I do have and for loving the Hubby so much!

Calmly Chaotic said...

Congrats to you two! Infertility is devastating and every month that goes by with a negative is awful no matter how long or short your journey to conceive.

Evelyn said...

Heavenly Father's timing.... I never thought of it that way. My boy was a surprise {and I'll never regret having my boy} but,because Heavenly Father is the one that decided that now is the time {and hearing it from you. someone else. anyone else} this post makes me feel like having a baby at 22 was the best thing that could ever happen to me. {besides getting married at 21 :)}
Thank you!

kelsey said...

Congratulations! Great post, this is exactly how I felt when we started trying for our little peanut, and once we relaxed and trusted that He would bless us when the time was right, we got our plus sign! :) So happy for you!

nanzy girl said...

Love it! I'd probably end up using it every day for the clothes and things I need for after work. (I have dance classes, orchestra, church meetings, etc. almost every night of the week)

nanzy girl said...

Liked on facebook!

nanzy girl said...

Following on twitter!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i love that you found this out in a grocery store bathroom stall. so sweet. thanks for sharing, really. it's such a treat to be invited into your beautiful little life.

Julia said...

I needed to read this. Thanks, Syd.


Chris Loves Julia

Lacretia said...

It's so important to remember those things, that He will make it happen when it's supposed to happen. Not just with bump-making, but husband-waiting, job offer-waiting, and any big waits in general. I'm not the most patient person, but I know that when it happens, it will be RIGHT. Thanks for the reminder, Sydney! And congratulations to you and Tyson!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Aww.. you're so sweet! Congrats on your babe.

Been there, know that yucky feeling! #1 when down w/o a hitch.. when it came time for #2, nada! 7 months + 1 month on fertility got me my little guy. That doesn't seem like much time, but when you want something so desperately, it seems like a lifetime! Situations like that really make us more appreciative of that sort of thing, huh?!

Happy weekend!

Melody's Voice said...
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Jessica said...

Love this. I'm about to undergo IVF (start injections Sunday, ah!!) so I know what it's like to wait and wait and trust God's timing. It helps to think about the big picture and I've always felt at peace with the fact that Heavenly Father has babies waiting to come down to me. I'm happy for you and wish you luck with the rest of your pregnancy and future pregnancy endeavors! :)

Laura said...

This made me cry. Sad and happy tears. Sad that you had to go through those scary first "infertile" thoughts and feelings. Happy that you are pregnant and realize what a wonderful blessing it is to carry a child (some don't understand that)!

My husband and I spent three years of trying and 3 miscarriages and with a little bit of medical help we were able to finally conceive and CARRY our sweet little Hannah. I love your thoughts on timing (and completely understand the thoughts on birth control-vicious little pills!). Congrats over and over and over again!

If you are at all interested here is a little blog I wrote/write about infertility and my journey through three miscarriages before my little sweet pea came along.

www.cloudsarefarbehindme.blogspot.com

-Laura

Laura said...

I feel kind of idiotic for sharing that website now, I hope you know it wasn't a ploy to get more readers!!! :(

It's just me sharing my inner most thoughts and feelings and nothing more.

Melody's Voice said...

Sydney,
I appreciate this post as my husband and I have been trying for 15 months now. I have been diagnosed with an infertility condition called PCOS. Infertility is really so common and you do not realize it until it happens to you and you start talking to people and everyone has a story, either personally or they know someone. It helps to hear success stories, but at the same time I learn that you had been trying about as long as me, and now you are pregnant and I am not. Everyone tells me my time will come, but it is hard to keep the faith. So this post is a nice reminder of things I tend to forget. In a few weeks I will talk to my doctor about hormone therapy so hopefully my time is not far off.

Melody's Voice: The Prognosis

Miss Celeste said...

congrats syd :]

i never knew how hard this was on couples...

i do know however that waiting for Heavenly Father to answer prayers especially when you feel like the decision you made was inspired from Him...is sometimes the hardest thing to wait for in our lives.

sometimes i feel like I just want to pull my hair out
and tell him,
"Hey do you need a new watch!?"
haha but then think better of it and ask Him for more patience.

You are an impressive young woman syd.
seriously.

it is girls like you that I miss the most from the Burg. BYU Provo, just isn't the same. and never will be.

i'm glad your future is filled with little pitter patters of feet around the house, sticky fingers, and giggles. LOTS. of. giggles.

Love, Celeste

AlphabetSoup Style

Kirby and Anna said...

so well written... what a wonderful post!

We are going to start trying in a few months... so I needed to hear some of that. thanks.

daydreamerinspirations said...

your words just gave me a little more hope that things happen when they are meant to happen. Beautiful post.

Hilda

http://daydreamerinspirations.wordpress.com

Sara Shoemaker said...

this was such a sweet post. it's definitely not easy to put all your trust in the Lord's timing. I am so happy for you, you're the cutest little family ever and I can imagine your adorable baby pictures already!!

House of Shoes

ngarcia said...

Sydney this is one of my favorite posts. I'm SO happy for you. :) And thanks for posting how everything happened... it's good for me to hear. You are an awesome example.

Urban Wife said...

Thank you for sharing your journey to parenthood with all of us. You are definitely right on the Heavenly Timing and it is a blessed reminder to some of us that there is still HOPE. Be blessed during this amazing time! :)

tarynn said...

Excellent post, Sydney! Your honesty is lovely. FYI your ovaries aren't making your eggs. You're actually born with all of them already in your ovaries. Pretty cool, huh? and kind of weird.

Salina and Olivia said...

This is a beautiful post... its honest and real, and I love that you acknowledge how every woman will have a different path to take. I'm nowhere near ready for a baby, but I hope whenever I do start trying I'll be able to have as positive an outlook as you seem to :)

xo Salina
salinaandolivia.blogspot.com

Dixie Mom said...

THAT was a great post. Congrats to the darling both of you.

Carrie said...

Congrats!! I really can't imagine going through it for THAT long and waiting for THAT long. But everything happens for a reason!

Style in the City

gudielgirl said...

I love this post, and I am beyond excited for you guys! I love babies, and families, and I am glad that you are now starting your own eternal family! good luck!

Joanna said...

Thanks for sharing. I know what you mean when you say you feel grateful. I have had so many friends around me who are not able to get pregnant at all, or have miscarry several times, or had babies with severe health ailments that I feel so blessed to have gotten pregnant by Husband just looking at me (seriously, it was that quick! - the first time, not month, time trying), carried my first pregnancy to term and had a healthy baby girl. It truly is a blessing from Heaven.

I pray that your pregnancy is just as healthy, happy and full of poopy diapers at the end!

ModaMama.blogspot.com

Ali said...

Congrats! Thanks for sharing your story. Just curious, if you started trying a year ago, were you planning to quit school? I could never imagine dealing with senior year with a baby or even just a bump. It's stressful enough :)

Morgan said...

this is such a well-written, inspiring post. it's a good reminder that our timing is not always God's timing, and that he holds our lives in his hands. what happens and when it happens is all up to him.
Congratulations again on the pregnancy! i wish you both well in the months ahead! :-)

Alivia said...

Love this post. Your serious side is beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Abigail said...

Thanks for sharing your story! I'll pray you have a very healthy pregnancy and baby! I just wanted to comment because I found it ironic you speak of Our Father's will and His timing, but only AFTER you have decided its your own will and time to have a baby. It seems contradictory. For that reason I am against all forms of birth control.

Corinne Chidester said...

beautiful post. I'm so happy for you and your husband.

A Fabulous Life said...

Wow so beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing, enjoy this new stage of your life!!

Congratulations!

Alexandria said...

This just made me inexplicably happy for you. You have such a beautiful heart, and I can't wait to see you grow with this baby. You are going to be the most loving mother. I simply cannot wait until it's my time to join you in motherhood :)

Mikayla said...

I am officially in love with this post. This is my favorite mommy post ever! Go Sydney, I can't wait to see all of the fashionable things your baby will be wearing! (:

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Your words speak to my very soul today. I think those first few paragraphs came directly from my heart. thank you for this sweet post. And congratulations!!! So incredibly exciting!

andreamae said...

thanks for sharing your story! it is a great one and it came at just the right time i needed to see it. such a great outlook :) i appreciate your honesty and for letting us get a glimpse into your life.
xoxo
god bless!

Glenna (OFFICIALLY) Bartlett said...

This is SO wonderful!!! Your words are beautiful =) CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Todd and Martha said...

You must have PCOS! Am I right or am I right? I have PCOS, too. We tried for 13 months. I lost 28 pounds. Hey, even seeing a baby made my ovaries cry. And an hour before going to my first Clomid consultation I got a positive test. Talk about timing. That was this Tuesday! Can you believe it? I still can't! I was 8 weeks already! (But I attribute the "not knowing it sooner" to not knowing if flow would come this month or in 2013. Right?
I am so proud of you. I don't even know you, but I know people who know you! That's how I started reading the blog. We live on Andrews Pl and our kitchen window was in one of your pictures a couple weeks ago!
You're a rock star. Keep being awesome.

Martha

Erin said...

Thanks Sydney! It is really tough waiting for that little baby to come along and to not give into all the doubts in your mind. I admire your courage and positive thinking and am so very happy for you! My only question is, how in the word did you hide your belly until now?

The Garcia-Harris' said...

What an amazing post! You brought tears to my eyes, thank you for sharing!!!

Whitney & Devin said...

Fantastic! You are truly blessed! Thank you for sharing to much of your life with us strangers!

www.devinandwhitney.blogspot.com

balancejoyanddelicias said...

what a lovely post. we have started trying and when it doesn't happen, I stress out and depress. i know it doesn't help but I can't help. maybe I need to start to believe that God has a plan for us.

can you share what things you did that helped? did u go through any medical intervention? many thanks!

Amy said...

thanks for sharing such a personal and sweet story. we tried for 3 years to get pregnant- it is so very difficult. the ups and downs, the period that always comes. then one day after meeting with an infertility specialist, i realized, hey- we're on Heavenly Father's timeline. He knows best. just keep going. and we got pregnant that month. it's amazing how it all of a sudden works. whether through your body or other answers. motherhood in all its forms is a gift :)

Marie-Eve said...

I'm tearing up just reading this. It brings back so much memories. My problem was not getting pregnant but keeping the baby. I lost a little angel to soon, I got really depressed but I had faith that it was gonna happend for us, and it did, plus one other time. But the bumps in the road are part of the experience and makes us even more thankful for the little bundle of joy that bring life in our home. Take care and thanks for sharing !

marialĪµ said...

Thanks for tell us that, i need to hear that, and not because i want to get pregnant, but because God's timing applies for everything in our loves and sometimes i demand to much to Him! Love to be part of your adventure, well I mean by you sharing with us!

xx
My Fashion Bug

Amy said...

This post was so beautifully written. We would've never guessed your struggles because of the positivity you exuded through your blog. I have a 17 month old toddler and it took us about 4 month of negatives until we finally got a positive, but even that truly felt like an eternity. Once you know you want to try, it's so hard to leave it up to Heavenly Father's timing. I'm so happy for you!

amy day to day

Erin Jenna said...

You're an amazing young woman and you're going to be the best momma you can be if you keep that attitude and remember the important things in life. Spend a lot of time with your family! You'll be a wonderful mom.

Bridget said...

Oh Sydney, I'm so glad you posted this. My hubs and I tried for three years before getting some help from modern day medicine and conceiving our little bump. I know from personal experience that fertility/infertility is an incredibly personal thing, and I really applaud you for sharing your story with everyone.

Lauren said...

I love your blog. I think you are epically adorable and awesomely fashionable. My sincerest congratulations on your adventure into pregnancy and motherhood. What a blessing! I'm sorry it took you so long to conceive. I know that can be a very difficult time. My husband and I tried for 5 years before we finally got pregnant. Sadly, we lost the baby. But, the blessing is that we adopted our son, and if we ahd gotten pregnant before, we may not have ever had the pleasure and privilige of being his parents. God's plan is superior to anything we may have in mind. God bless!

Meghan said...

Reading this and everyone's comments made me tear up a little. I'm 7 1/2 weeks along now with my first and have been feeling awful from nausea and fatigue. This really helped bring everything back into perspective. I had the same thoughts of "am I broken, is he broken?" over the past year too. Its reassuring to know we CAN get pregnant and I'm getting more excited everyday . Thank you for being so candid and reminding all of us to appreciate all our blessings.

Petchie said...

What a beautiful story! Bless wishes to you!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

knockedupfabulous said...

Such a wonderful time for you and the hubby! Congrats, mama!

Mrs. Henshaw said...

I feel you. I have been trying to grow a human in my uterus for over 2 years, with several losses, a year and thousands of dollars down the drain in trying. Its definitely emotionally and physically exhausting.

I'm so glad God has given you this awesome opportunity, and I can't wait to see your maternity fashion posts!

Jordin- I Love That! said...

What a sweet post! Enjoy every minute of pregnancy!Congratulations!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

such a gorgeous post! so giddy for you three :)

Oh, hey there. said...

I'm SO happy for y'all! Congratulations!!

Sher said...

I can imagine how painful the wait must have been but God's timing is always perfect:)

xx

Ashley said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. We tried for 2 and a half years and did 12 fertility treatments before we got pregnant with our twins. It has made me incredibly nosey and whenever someone announces their pregnancy I fight the urge to ask them how it happened! Best wishes!

Casey Turner said...

Trusting our Heavenly Father's timing is always the answer! So happy for you! I have been blessed with 4 beautiful children and there is nothing like the love a mother has for her child/children.

Nora said...

So I'm in the same situation- time, money, decision made and well two months and now nothing... I do NOT get how young girls just wind up pregnant and now it seems like an impossible coincidence.. hello, when will it be my turn Lord- I don't want to wait anymore.. I'm gettin' selfish! Prayers appreciated!

H. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this- it's so cool to see this vulnerable & honest side of yourself-- timings never an easy thing and sometimes it's frustrating wondering why all the doors seem like their opening, but they just aren't opening all the way. Isn't God's timing such a beautiful thing though and the blessing that flow so rewarding?
H.

Deveny said...

After being off birth control for 2 years I finally got pregnant with my son; it was difficult at times but I agree, so worth the waiting & worrying. :)

Erin said...

That's so awesome that you can acknowledge God's perfect timing, even when you were going through a difficult time. Bravo lady! I'm so happy for you and now you can appreciate your pregnancy even more because of your struggle. -^_^- God is so good.

http://circrhythm.blogspot.com

BryanaEllen said...

Congratulations Sydney!! That baby will be gorgeous, and I bet you two will be excellent parents :)

mallory said...

This was beautiful. My husband and I tried for what seemed like forever, but now we have a beautiful baby boy. I love your blog. I don't know you, but I am sure you will be a wonderful mother!

Meagan said...

This is such a sweet little post and I am so happy for you guys! :)

Jameil said...

Awww. Congrats Syd. And thanks for sharing. Someone else needed to hear that.

Carissa and Drew Barron said...

Syd, I'm so glad you wrote this post. You are making me feel so much more grateful for the little one we're growing, too! It truly is a miracle and a blessing, and it all happens in God's time, not ours. Thank goodness for that!
Love ya, Sydney!

Keely said...

I just want to say thanks for sharing this. It's so much of the feelings I've had over the last 8 months. So many road blocks, so many doctor appointments, so much thinking and reading...it's time to kick back and let Heavenly Father take it from here. Thanks again.

http://www.casualchickiki.com/

Annie said...

I think it's so important for more women to write about their story and get it out in the open for all the rest of us to see that we're not alone. I certainly felt that way, even though I knew I wasn't the only one dealing with fertility issues. I felt so strongly about being honest and open about this subject, and about my miscarriages, that I wrote this blog post, that I will link to and you are welcome to read if you are interested.

I think it is so wonderful that you are going to be a mommy, and I'm so happy for you! Motherhood is so precious, and so amazing! And you will be an excellent mommy!!!!

http://annieandpaulstaten.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

Teresa: Life and Style said...

This makes me so happy, makes me smile so big and think that one day I will hopefully be lucky enough to be doing what you are!

xo Teresa
www.teresalifeandstyle.blogspot.com

beboldwithgodsgifts said...

"Faith in God includes faith in his timing" words to live by. Congrats, I am very happy for you. What a blessing!

Bec said...

I've never even thought about having kids before but this was so beautifully written you made me tear :) What an adventure you're about to go on Syd:)

Kailee said...

I really love this post so much. :) You don't always talk about spiritual things or hard things in your life so it's way special when you do. Thank you for sharing! And ya it's hard...my parents had about 5 miscarriages in between my brother and sister and they are 7 years apart! But she's our little miracle girl and we love her :) Congratulations!

Mece said...

aw, so beautiful for you to share that with us! I love how honest you are!

Curves ahead makeup said...

thanks for sharing we have 6 years on the trying wagon and you do learn to except what God gives you . Your so blessed have a great pregnancy and God bless you three =)

ShannonRose said...

My Sister and brother in law have been trying for almost 3 years now... Turns out my sister has only ovulated once in her entire life, and that was thanks to some seriously high dosage fertility shots. They haven't had their happy ending yet, since they had to stop the fertility treatments. The more my family has learned about conception, the more we're left amazed by how we're all actually here. Each and every baby is truly a miracle!

Leslie said...

My friend just had a baby so precious it really is a gift from God...

Blessings!

Ashley said...

Okay this is my most favorite post to date from you. SO honest, so real. It seriously brought tears to my eyes. We've been trying for a year now and I don't think I'm quite at the point where I feel like the Lord's timing is best. It can be frustrating at times and this is just what I needed to hear. Love your blog!

talia & scottie said...

So thankful for a Sovereign Lord! Excited for your new journey & praying for health along the way!

Aimless Dreamer said...

Congratulations Sydney! I don't have a husband nor am I pregnant, but I understand that joy, and I hope it sticks with you through the rest of your life!

Stephanie said...

very beautiful comment! I have so many pregnant friends right now I keep thinking maybe I should be too. It's nice to have a reminder about the importance of timing. :)

http://ankhvintage.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Congrats! I love your blog, as do the 5,000+ people who follow it. :) I just had a baby and my husband and I weren't trying, but I was grateful to know that neither of us were broken, because it was a fear in the back of my mind. It's amazing how the Lord's timing can test us, whether it seems to be too soon or too far away. :)

camilla said...

Hi Sydney, I'm french, so I'm sorry if my english is not so good but I'll try to write correctly (without google translate) so you can understand me :)

I really love what you write, truly, (though I don't understand every joke) I wish I could meet you one day if I decide to visit the United States, and leave my little Paris.
You are a wonderful person.

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Rebecca said...

This is such a beautiful post!
Congratulations!x

See Me Everywhere said...

I am so absolutely inspired!

This is such a fantastic post! Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so exciting deciding to start a little family of your own.

Secondly, oh that belly looks so flippen cute!

And thirdly, kind of in the same position as what you were. The husband and I have been married just over three years now, and I'm as clucky as anything. But I so hear you about the perfect timing :) It kind of makes it easier knowing that these things are not in our hands, and that luckily there's someone Greater that has perspective and has absolute control over these things. Such a good, good Father!

Good luck with the future, I know it's going to be a happy one!!!

P.S. just found your blog, and LOVE it!! x

Marjorie said...

thanks for sharing your story. it took us while to concieve our 1st as well and it seemed like it happened so easily for everyone else, so it's encouraging to know you're not alone. so happy for you and your hubby!

Rachel said...

Such a long process. God is Good! Thanks for sharing!

CessOviedo said...

What a sweet post! So sure that baby will come into the world to the best parents possible! God's timing can be hard to understand, but once it happens you say "oh well yes" he was right, so true! Congrats!

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Allison said...

Thank you for your sweet post! I'm so happy for you! God's timing is always perfect. :)

Cory Sue said...

this was so beautifully said. Congrats on your babe, and good luck with your pregnancy. Keep us posted!

Sierra said...

Aww that is great story.I think about babies so much now.(no where near getting married,but hey every girl does this right?)I can't wait to hold my first one.It'll be such a dream.So happy for you!can't wait to see the first pictures!Sierra

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

what a beautiful post! that is one of my biggest fears-- after years of using birth control NOT being able to get pregnant when i finally want to start my family. SO glad that it happened for you. you are going to make a fantastic mother and have a loving family-- i cannot wait to see the little man. xo jillian

Kelli said...

Syd, this post made me cry! I'm not trying to have a baby, so I can't actually relate with that part of your story, but just seeing your beautiful faith was so touching that I found myself tearing up! I am so happy for you!

wildchild said...

that picture is perfect. and i'm glad it finally happened for you two :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations Sydney! What an exciting time for both of you and how much you have to look forward to. Your life will never be the same in any way. Your post is so inspiring because I can imagine the tears and frustration you expressed behind closed doors about trying. I was one of those women who thought about getting pregnant and 3 weeks later it happened. But my sister-in-law was not. They tried for 3 years for their first. And just gave birth to their second child, a girl. We're all different and all that matters is we follow our hearts and that we bring babies who are loved into the world. Enjoy your pregnancy and enjoy the time you spend rocking and cuddling your wee one. Time flies.

Mariel Torres said...

God's timing is always the BEST timing :)

Ameline said...

Congratulations again! This post really touched my heart, it's so inspiring! I'm sure you will make a wonderful family! And your days will be filled with so much goodness! You are so lucky! :))

larami said...

This was a really wonderful post. For whatever reason, pregnancy came quickly when we decided to try but I lived with the fear of infertility long before I was even married. No idea why, no reason to believe it, I just did. It kept me up some nights. I can only imagine how it must feel to deal with those feelings when they're justified. It was very big of you to share this story. Thank you.

Sunshine Sam said...

Awww this is absolutely beautiful Syd! And I can totally relate to everything in this post. I am ridiculously happy for the both of you. You are going to make such wonderful parents. I can't wait until it's my time :-)

honey and salt said...

I am in that place now. we've been trying for about three months and I've had those thoughts, especially seeing friends around me having babies and getting pregnant. It's hard not to think too much about it and wonder why it hasn't happened. I'm definitely trying to just trust Good and know that he has a plan for us, that may or may not include children. I just hope it does.

Thank you, this was amazingly encouraging.

hellien said...

Thanks for sharing this! Every girl appreciates hearing another's story!

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pearls and green tea said...

I totally know how you feel! We got pregnant right away with our first and was expecting the same with #2 but it took 6 months of actively trying and it started to get discouraging. so happy for you!!!

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Pia said...

Oh you look so beautiful.
Love your style <3

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Leah Ferguson said...

amazing story. and so happy for you. your story brought tears to my eyes.

brittni said...

I loved this post, thank you for sharing! I'm not trying to start a family quite yet.. but I am trying to accept God's timing for another big thing in my life. It was so relieving to hear other people struggle with accepting that too.

congratulations on your baby :) I bet you will make a fantastic Mom!

Sarah loves it all said...

Oh sweet Syd. I loved this post. You already know how much I understand what you're talking about. I love you, and I love your spirit. Your little babe is gonna read this some day as an adult and cry. Cry over how much her/his mama wanted him/her to come.

P.S. I almost wrote "her" without hesitation. I think it's a girl. Just saying.

Shamini said...

am so happy for both of you... thank you for sharing this. I also do believe it's all about the Big One's timing...
take care

Chelsea Alise said...

Oh my goodness. You made me tear up a bit!

I always feel like the BC pill is going to cause infertility for me. I know that He will let me have a child when the time is right. We want to wait anyways, we'll be married next year, so I'm not too concerned.

I'm so happy for you two. Congrats!

I'm in DC so let me know if you need a babysitter when you get here! ;]

~M~ said...

Thank you for sharing this! I was joking with my husband that I want a refund for what we spent on birth control pills! We are now very happily 23 weeks pregnant, but it did take 10 months. Congrats again!

Elisa said...

beautiful words :)
you´ve really touched my heart :)

Margaret said...

This was beautiful. God works in crazy, amazing ways, and it's awesome what happens when we learn to trust in Him. :)

Heather said...

Congrats! I hope everything goes well for you. My first two kids came with in a week of getting off birth control, then it took a while for the third and I lost it about half way. then it took a while again, I'm currently prego with fingers crossed.

Bellesme said...

Wow, thats amazing, I'm so happy for you guys!! =) Its still surreal for me, lol I don't know why.
Btw thanks for sharing, its very considerate and thoughtful.
Bellesme

Rachel said...

Beautiful post. Copy this,and put it into the scrapbook for your sweet babe! It will mean so much to your child when it gets older.

J said...

I feel like you're talking to me. I'm not trying to have a baby or anything, but there are things that I need to learn to wait for. But it's SO. DARN. HARD.

congrats :)

Mandy said...

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photo of your belly! I'm your latest follower :-) x MENNEPEN

Tori said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

TheOtherSideofCool said...

So so sweet! I am so pleased for you, you're going to be the best parents and such a happy family when your little lemon drop arrives !xx

Alicia G said...

Thank you so much for posting this Syd...my hubby and I are trying for a little family of our own and it's taking a little longer than expected. Your post has given me hope to keep trying and hopefully things will just "fall into place" Congrats to you and T <3

Karri said...

What a beautiful post! I love that you tested at the grocery store!

Kristen said...

wonderful post. i can't tell you how much your thoughts echo my own. so happy for you and your husband!

Brittany said...

My husband and I have been trying for a year and 1 month now. It is so hard! We are doing clomid and the IUI procedure. Hopefully it will all work out soon but I totally believe in our Heavenly Father's timing and I know he knows best. His plan is better then anything we could ever imagine!

marie said...

This post is so beautiful! I'm so happy for you! Here, we try for 3 years now. And almost 35 babies were born around us!!! And each pregnancy is a blessing! Take care of you and of your little lemon!!

Manda said...

Wow Sydney--what a blessing and ecouragement to read!! I seriously read it like 3 times just because this is the exact situation my husband and I are in. We're on month 8 of trying and it's just been a really frustrating/worrisome/patience-learning and trusting in God time in our married life. It feels like everyone around me, including some of my closest friends, are all getting pregnant but it's taking soo long for us. I know 8 months really isn't that long, but when you're trying and you want it SO bad now, it feels like an eternity. I often struggle with the "am I infertile?" thoughts and have to keep on remembering that God is in control and His timing is best. He has a plan for us and I'm really trying hard to focus on His timing--not my own.
Thank you for writing this. Thank you for being real. Thank you for giving an encouraing boost to the rest of us in the same situation. God is using you and I thank you!!
Amanda

Shelby said...

Congrats on the little! Your little baby bump is so cute already.

Brooke Self said...

I really liked this post. It was beautiful and so true. Timing is everything, and we learn so much when sometimes it is out of our control! Congrats again! And good luck with everything. You will be such a great mom! :)

Brooke Self said...

Ps. I read a few of the above comments, and I wonder too if taking the pill has a lot to do with why it takes awhile for women to get pregnant after taking it. One of my friends said it took her a year because her menstruation cycles and hormone levels had to become normal and regular again. Just some thoughts. Sorry, that was a bit wordy and weird!

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Shauntelle said...

Thank you for this beautiful post, Sydney. I really enjoyed it.

Kate said...

You're so right about God's perfect timing. Sometimes I get so impatient waiting, but when everything finally falls into place the way God wants it to, I realize His plan is always better than my own. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading about your journey!

Jen Nelson said...

What a wonderful post and perfect description of the stress that comes with infertility. I also have diagnosed infertility problems and it is teaching me quite a lesson in patience.

Camille said...

Thank you...and God...just thank you

Eclectic Flair said...

What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I'm so excited to see this new "baby adventure" unfold on your blog!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Krista said...

Sydney - what a beatiful, honest little post. My husband and I have not even started trying to have kids yet, but I often wonder/worry about trying for months and months in the future and being disappointed over and over again. Thanks for the lovely reminder to trust in God's timing instead of our own. So happy for the two of you :)

Simonavenus said...

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CarBinks said...

God's timing is always the best timing! Congrats and much love!

andiadams.org said...

Thank you so much for this post! I have been struggling with baby fever, and knowing that it isn't our time to try for a family yet. You've encouraged (and reminded) me to look at where God has me now, and see what he is teaching me now.

Bridget said...

go sydney - i am so impressed that you are getting vulnerable on your totally popular blog. it is not easy to do so, but kudos to you. i'm sure you've touched a ton of women's hearts today with your story! and can't wait to watch your bump grow!! it's the best!

Melissa said...

Thank you for this post, you have no idea how it touched me. I am currently in limbo, waiting on money(of all things), to purchase a home, and so the fear of waiting on that, and the fear that we may be waiting too long to start trying to have a baby is unbearable. And not knowing for sure if being responsible(money wise) is the best thing to do, because there are so many "what ifs" and unknowns when it comes to making a baby. I often wish my husband felt the same urgency as me, but i do trust his judgement, and for some reason, your words made me feel a little better as well. All the best in your pregnancy and congratulations to you and your husband.

xo Lissa

Sara said...

Speaking of timing - this post came at a really great time for me, when I was having some concerns about my own infertility. It's so great to hear other peoples' success stories and happiness. So excited for you!

Valerie said...

Thank you for sharing this. My husband and I have been trying for 10 months now, and it can be so heartbreaking. Your story is quite inspiring. Congratulations!

Cathy said...

Sydney, thank you for sharing this! It brings hope,and a reminder that He works all things together for our good!! Many blessings!

Amy said...

Oh I love this. Congratulations x

nobodyputssarahinthecorner said...

Such a beautiful little baby bump and testimony! =) You are so right... it all happens on His time. <3 Congrats again!

kelseywilliams said...

we've been trying for six? seven? months now. the first two months were hard. but we've since realized that it will happen when it's supposed to. we're waiting for God's blessing...and totally at peace that His timing is way greater than ours.

Rachael said...

Wonderful post! I'm so glad you guys kept trying to have a baby, and had faith that it'll work out. And it did! So happy for you guys!

Who is G? said...

such a wonderful post...great perspective. you"ll be a great mommy and will wonder what you did before this baby because it'll seem like he/she was always a part of your life. Being a mom is a great blessing :)

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

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Tara said...

This is so inspirational. I totally know what you mean by accepting the timing. Thanks for sharing this! Love and prayers for your little one to be.

Jess said...

Congratulations on your little one. I totally related to your words. My husband and I tried for 20 months before we got pregnant. Month after month was so heartbreaking when the test was negative but looking back I'm glad it took as long as it did because I wouldn't have THIS baby that I do. He is the most amazing, perfect, sweet, little one. I can't imagine having a different baby.

Harp Elegance said...

Uh...random question! How do you get the tabs at the top of your blog? I'm in the process of making a blog for my harp business and I'd really appreciate a few pointers!
And of course... Congrats!!

nfpfertilityhelp said...

Sydney, I cannot thank you enough for this post. You didn't have to share something that is so personal with all of your readers. As someone who is immersed in issues surrounding fertility (& infertility) constantly, I have found that there are so many trying situations that test our faith, our trust, and our patience. And while trying to achieve a pregnancy for months or years can be difficult and heart-breaking at times, I also believe it can be a gift. I think you just extended the gift to all of your readers by writing this incredibly honest and true post. A woman's fertility is an incredible blessing, and ultimately it is all in God's hands and it is His timing. Wishing your family all the very best. Congratulations!

samnhal said...

This is so sweet! I know what you mean about Heavenly Father's timing. it's funny how it always seems to work out a lot better than our own timing. It's hard to learn to trust in what you know is right for you, and just wait and keep doing what you should, but it's always worth it in the end.

Sarah said...

Oh, your amazing! Keep trusting that Heavenly Father! <3

Samantha said...

Thank you for your post. Everything you said is a thought that I've had at one point or another. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one that has those thoughts. I've only been trying for about 5 months but I'm not very good at being patient. Thank you I know your post helped more then just me.

amanda said...

aw, i am soooo happy for you and for your story! in a grocery store bathroom nonetheless. i like.

xoxox

Annie said...

I love it! I double checked mine in a grocery store bathroom stall! Broulims? Yeah I think we're about the same I'm just starting week 17! Congratulations to you!

Kimberly said...

love this post and so glad that things worked out and that you and husband were ok and now you get to share something so special i think pregnancy is so beautiful and i think it could just bring you two even closer than you already are can't wait to see your belly get bigger it's always scary when you think something could be wrong but luckily everything is perfect now!

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Jackie B. said...

i'm tearing up at reading this... congrats to you both, you deserve it! jb.

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thinkpriddy said...

so beautiful! congratulations :)

Laura said...

congrats to you and your hubby! infertility is the worst!! (i have been there before and am there again) you will be an amazing mama and will love your little one to pieces!!

Mand@ said...

I love your insight, I can totally relate.

Tammy said...

I just came across your blog via another blog.

Congratulations! Our timing is not God's timing, that is for sure! For our family it was 7 years of infertility before conceiving our daughter, and then a loss followed by secondary infertility. But I have learned to be at peace with God's timing and rest in HIS PLAN for my life!

Congratulations again! :)

Tiffany said...

Thank you for writing this...it was just what I needed to hear. We got prego with babe #1 with the snap of a finger. And now been trying for babe #2 for 10 months and nothin. Its hard. And I really forget to sometimes remind myself that the Lord's timetable is often so different from ours....But He really does know best.
I'm excited for you and your husband...you are going to be such a great mommy! Motherhood is THE best thing ever! Congrats and good luck!! :)

Rachel said...

My husband and I tried for 5 years to get pregnant before we adopted our precious little girl. She's nearly 4 months old and no matter how children come to our families and no matter how long it takes, they are a blessing and worth the wait! Thanks for the post and congratulations.

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MrsKinne said...

This is so heartbreakingly honest. As someone who is scared that we're never going to reach that little plus sign on a stick, I feel a little more hopeful after reading this.

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