March 10, 2013

Whoa Baby!!

Whoa baby!! 
That's right hubby and I are expecting our first sweet baby in September!!  Is this a good enough reason for why I have been completely nonexistent for the past month?!  Let me explain a bit more...

Two years ago, my hubby and I decided that it was time for our family to grow.  We both adore children and our hearts were telling us our family was not complete.  Like most young couples, we were completely naive in thinking that once we started trying, we would have success right away.  God had a much different plan for us though!  It has been a long, tough road filled with many tears, frustration, hopeless feelings and fear.  We experienced two miscarriages and two surgeries before we realized we needed to take a step forward and see a fertility specialist.  After one visit, our issue was discovered and we were finally able to see hope in our future! 

I can't say that this experience has been hasn't been at all.  But this experience has done so much more for us.  Our relationship with Christ has strengthened more than we ever knew possible.  We learned to lean on him and trust in his plan for our family.  Through this process, He has helped to bring us closer to Him, to each other and to our friends and family.  I have learned to love my husband to a completely new level!  He has been more than wonderful and has been my rock through this all.  We are over the moon excited to begin this new journey in our life and look forward to all the joy that this sweet miracle will bring to us!

After telling all of our family and friends, I was so excited to tell my little sweeties at school!  I sent home a letter the day before to the parents to tell them the big news and to explain that this was why I had taken several half days recently (I didn't want them thinkin' that I was some slacker teacher!).  Because of our past, we had to go to the doctor every other week through the first trimester to make sure everything was ok.  I loved this because I was able to see my sweet baby every two weeks and hear the amazing sound of its heartbeat...there is no better sound!!  I asked the parents to keep my secret quite so that I could tell the kids myself!

That Friday morning, I began our making words lesson by giving each table a "mystery" envelope.

Each envelope contained letter cards that the students had to use to form a word.  Once they formed their word, they placed it on the board.  As a class we unscrambled the words to form a sentence. 
They could hardly contain themselves when they read the unscrambled sentence!!

My loves could hardly stand it until I revealed the answer...

Their excitement was adorable!  They absolutely love the idea of me having a baby and talk to my belly daily...makes my heart smile so big!!

Now that the first trimester is over, I'm ready to hit the ground running with this lil' 'ol blog!  I'll be back early this week with a freebie for Accountable Talk and an updated version of my persuasive writing unit!

P.S.  Check out who I had lunch with this weekend!!  Love, love, love these girls!!  They are so inspirational and wonderful!!!  Such a fun blogger meet-up!!  How many of these awesome bloggers can you name?!!

 Thanks for being such amazing supporters!  Y'all rock my socks off!!


  1. So very happy for you ... I'd been wondering where you were, but I knew there was a good reason! What a lovely way to tell your kiddos! Take it easy, but know I'll be on the lookout for any products you post.


  2. Congrats to you and your hubby! God is so good at just the right time : )
    What a cute way to tell your firsties.

    For the Love of First Grade

  3. Awww! Congrats! :)


  4. You're "out" now! I love how you told your kiddos. I'm so excited for your growing family and look forward to hearing the updates.

    Thanks again for organizing our bloggy lunch!
    Christi =)

  5. How exciting!!! Congratulations, Rebecca!! :)

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  6. Congrats on your baby news Rebecca!! :)

  7. So excited for you!! I love how you told your kids- adorable!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  8. Congratulations!!!! I completely understand the road it has taken for you guys. My hubs and I have been trying for 5 years and God has told us to we're waiting faithfully and prayerfully!! I love how you told your kiddos!! Exciting!!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  9. Congratulations, Rebecca! So happy for you. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  10. CONGRATS!! I'm totally remembering the Mystery Word activity for when I have a little cupcake!! :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  11. Congrats again!!!! It was so great meeting you this weekend :)
    Fun In First

  12. You just made me cry girl! That is just so exciting & I LOVE the way you told your students! It was so great meeting you yesterday. You are just absolutely adorable! Very happy for you...CONGRATS!
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

  13. So so happy for you! Congratulations! I LOVE the way you told your students!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  14. I just found your blog...Love It! I'm your newest follower!
    Oceans of First Grade Fun

  15. Congrats! This kind of news has such a special kind of place in my heart! My husband and I are also going through the tries of trying to have a baby. We also have had our ups and downs, tears, frustrations, and heartaches. We are also on our way to surgery as well. So I am happy to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel! Congrats again and I love the way you announced it to your kids! I may have to steal it when I announce to my kiddos!


  16. I love your baby picture, so precious!! Just found your blog - I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

  17. oh my goodness!! What a precious way to make that announcement to your kiddos!!!Adorable! Congrats!
    Melissa :)

  18. Congratulations! I just found your blog through fun in first and I love what I see! Hope Baby B doesn't keep you away to much, I love your ideas!