Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Miracle and Our Anniversary!

Today is our 3 year wedding anniversary and 5 year dating anniversary!  So, I figured it was a good time to share some wonderful news with you!

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As I wrote my surrender post back in August, I had no idea how powerful of a post that actually was.   I had just publically announced that I was relinquishing all control to God to have a baby.  Little did I know that I was actually pregnant at that very moment! 

Yes!  You read that right…. I’m Pregnant!!!

I used running as my distraction.  It cleared my mind, kept me fit, and helped me relax.  I had literally got my mind away from getting pregnant for 2 months.  I stopped counting the days, marking the calendar, and peeing on sticks.  I was over it.   Just as all that happened, God showed me who was in control, and I got pregnant.  If this isn’t a miracle, I don’t what is!

The first sign of the miracle was when I unexpectedly saw this…

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I found a way to be content with my life, without constantly thinking about the emptiness in my life.  I felt joy and didn’t focus on the things I didn’t have.  We are THRILLED and ELATED, but nervous and taking things day by day.  I’m trying my best not to let the worry and fear of what could go wrong consume me. 

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I am now 9 weeks pregnant and just couldn’t keep this a secret any longer!

We are hoping and praying for a long and uneventful pregnancy.  Please keep our miracle Greenie Baby and I in your prayers.  We are hopeful for a healthy, full-term baby that we will bring home to raise in our family.

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78 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!! What a wonderful blessing! A Happy and healthy 9 months to you!

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  2. Congratulations! Many, many prayers for a smooth pregnancy and delivery.

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  3. CHILLS!!!! So friggin excited for you!!! SO EXCITED!!!! Will be praying daily for you and Greenie!!! Love you tons!

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  4. AAAAHH!! I'm so excited for yall! I have prayed for this day, and will continue praying that your precious baby gets here safely!

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is FANTASTIC news!! I've never commented before but I've been following your blog since around the beginning and I'm SO happy for you guys! Praying for an eventful, smooth pregnancy and healthy baby and momma. :)

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  6. Awesome! I'm really happy for you and am in awe at God's miracles!
    Praying for you!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so happy for you both!!!!

    I will keep you and little Greenie in my prayers. I have no doubt that little Greenie has four little angels up in Heaven looking out for their little brother/sister.

    Seriously, I'm elated for you! Isn't it amazing what God can do?!?!

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  8. Congratulations!! That is wonderful news!

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  9. I am SO excited for you! I have been following (mostly quietly) for a long time, and I couldn't be more overjoyed for you. Praying for a long, healthy, uneventful pregnancy.

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  10. We are all so happy for you. This baby is truly a miracle and a gift from God. Love you guys!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, I have been waiting for this post ever since I came across your blog. I know that might sound crazy coming from someone you do not know AT ALL, but I have been waiting! :)

    I know no child will ever replace the Green Beans, but what a blessing this baby will be!

    I am SOOOO happy for you and your husband. SOOO, SOOOO happy!!

    I will pray daily that this pregnancy is uneventful for you.

    AHHH, I am SO happy!! :)

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  12. I have been reading your blog for a long time now and I am so very happy for you! Congratulations!

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  13. Congrats Im so happy for yall I will be praying for a very full term pregnancy

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  14. WHOHOOOOO!! God is so great!!! Happy Anniversary and what a beautiful announcement!!

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  15. Congrats!!! What a wonderful surprise. The same thing happened to my husband and I. When we figured there was no way it could happen we got a BFP. God is so good. Here's to a very uneventful pregnancy to all of us expecting our rainbow baby(s)

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  16. absolutely fantastic. Praying for an uneventful pregnancy!

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  17. Congratulations! Such wonderful news!!

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  18. Im crying over here. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys. I wish Greeenie baby a safe arrival in 7 or so mos!!

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  19. Hello Chickie!

    So happy that you are sharing your Fabulous news!!! My heart was so full for you and I was bursting at the seams for you to share this :) I'm SO happy to be traveling this leg of the journey with you.

    Greenie Baby and The Little Pumpkin are just 2 weeks apart. Like you, I distracted myself with working out, starting a painting class and going to YOGA....and the rest is just as you say

    A MIRACLE!

    Much Love to you always and Happy Anniversary!

    xxxx

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  20. LAUREN! congratulations!!! i'm so happy for you two. and so truly happy for the journey your faith is taking. i'll be praying for you throughout your pregnancy. :)

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  21. so glad the secret is OUT!!!

    and so HAPPY for you guys....praying for you daily!!!

    happy anniversary!!!!

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  22. I have been reading your blog for several months. I read all the way back to your first blog. I had tears running down my face several times. Today I thought hummmm....I wonder if she has put up anything thing new to cook...lol Then I see you have a BUN in the oven. :) CONGRATS!!!! Take it one day at a time, and let GOD do the rest. (HUGS) to you and your honey from TX.

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  23. Oh my gosh, Lauren!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooooooo excited for you and Josh!!!!!!!! I have been praying for you to become pregnant for so long now- and WOW, I am SOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!! We are going to get our celebration on while you're here! (non-alcoholic, of course!) This is just the best news!!! Praying for a happy, healthy, and uneventful 9 months!!!

    love,
    Erika

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I will definitely pray for you and Greenie Baby. Oh, and I almost forgot, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    Love and (((HUGS))),
    Tonya

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  25. Congrats, what great news!!! Praying for an uneventful next 31 weeks!!!

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  26. Congrats - very exciting news!! Praying for you guys~~

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  27. I knew it as soon as I read the title!!!!
    How exciting! I have been following your blog for quite a while now and couldnt be happier for you!!
    Praying for a wonderful pregnancy!! I cant wait to follow you through this journey!!

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  28. Happy Dance! We are thrilled for you guys.

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  29. Hooray!! I'm so happy for you and Josh. The same thing happened to me when I relinquished control to God!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  30. We are so thrilled for ya'll! Happy tears!

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  31. I am just SOOOOOOOO happy you finally got to write & publish this amazing post!!!! I was just going to text you last night and say... WHHHHEEEEN!? LOL
    I am just so happy for you and Josh Lauren, SO HAPPY!!!!

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  32. SO HAPPY!!!!!!!! God is good. As Tyler says, 'He's a nice guy.' :-)

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  33. A miracle, indeed! Congratulations!

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  34. Sabra, Matthew, and EllisOctober 13, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    So, SO thrilled and excited for you and Josh! Lots of love and prayers coming from Tennessee! :-)

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  35. what a little miracle, I can't wait to find out what this little Greenie baby is. Congratulations and i wish you a happy and healthy and uneventful pregnancy.

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  36. Congrats! That's great news! Wishing you all the best and a completely uneventful, healthy pregnancy!

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  37. How amazing! A miracle indeed! So happy, no thrilled, for you both. You are already amazing parents, so we are hoping you have nothing but a wonderful pregnancy. Enjoy these months, they will go quickly. Cannot wait to hear and read all about it. Thinking of you!
    Brooke

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  38. Congratulations Lauren!! This is amazing!! It is a miracle!! I'm so happy for you & Josh!!

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  39. Congratulations Lauren and Josh!!!

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  40. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! This is such an amazing miracle and an answer to prayers!! God is good and I will continue to pray that he blesses you, Josh and Greenie!!

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  41. I've been reading your blog for a long time even though you don't know me I'm so happy for you guys! Congratulations!!! from The Turners

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  42. This post makes me so very happy! Congratulations and blessings for a safe, happy, and healthy pregnancy Lauren & Josh! Hugs from Long Island!

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  43. Tears. Oh Lauren - this is just a thrill to my heart. I am praying for you now and in the weeks to come. God is faithful!

    Wish SO BAD I could squeeze you right now!

    Love from the Murray Fam!

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  44. How exciting!! I have been reading your blog since you were pregnant with the Green Beans, so I know how incredible this is for you. My prayer for you if for a long, uneventful, healthy pregnancy, and a sweet baby to cradle in your arms in about 8 months! I am so happy for you!

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  45. How exciting!! I am just beyond excited for both of you. (or should I say all 3 of you) LOL
    I will say LOTS of prayers for a long, uneventful pregnancy.

    Cant wait to get more updates about Greenie Baby.

    I actually have a friend that is 9 weeks pregnant also :o)

    Renea (Michigan)

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  46. SO very happy for you. Congratulations!

    Much love,
    Dawn in NC

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  47. So very, very happy for you!!!!

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  48. Oh My Gosh!!!! Congratulations to you two!! I got goosebumps when I read your post. I am so happy for you guys. God will take care of you and your new "Greenie Baby!!!"

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  49. What a great anniversary gift! Congrats!

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  50. Lauren,

    I came across your blog post on Ashley's fb page (a ruby family) and my mouth dropped. I GOT HUGE CHILLS when I saw it and I came on this morning to check your blog and I got chills again. I am SOOOOOO excited as with everyone else is for you and Josh! I am so excited and I had texted Ashley to make sure I read it all right. CONGRATS!!!! I will keep you and all babies in my prayers and everything will go smooothly. Bless you Lauren & Josh.

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  51. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

    I am SOOOO very excited for you!!!!!!! I will keep you all in my prayers. You and Josh will be awesome parents, and I am so glad that you are pregnant!!!!!!

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  52. Lauren I have been reading your blog for a long time and I can't even express how happy I am for you! I will be praying for you and your sweet baby!

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  53. Lauren! I am sooo happy for you! Congratulations. We are not too far apart in our rainbow pregnancies. Wishing you all the best!

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  54. Love you guys & miracle Greenie Baby!! Beyond elated for you both & praying for a healthy pregnancy every day!!!

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  55. Just had to say how thrilled I am for you!!!!!

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  56. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! So excited for you!!! Congrats!!!!

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  57. Lauren I am sooooo happy to read your news!!!! YAY!!!!! TEARS!!! I am so sorry I am out of touch with you, but know I think of you all the time! If you need anything please please please ask ok? Praying for your little miracle!!! xxx Love Nan

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  58. Congratulations! Wishing you a wonderful and uneventful pregnancy! Keep us posted on all the fun stuff!! :)

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  59. Ive been reading for a while, but never commented. Just wanted to say CONGRATS!! :)

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  60. I have been following your journey for quite a while now and I just wanted to say Congratulations! I hope you have a very happy, uneventful 9 months :)

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  61. I've never commented but have been touched by and follow your story. Pregnancy after a loss is hard; worry can consume you. An up side though is not taking a day for granted and recognizing being pregnant for the wonderful miracle that is is. Best wishes for a long, uneventful 9 months and may you have peace and comfort knowing God is in control.

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  62. P.S. Happy, happy, happy Anniversary!!!!

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  63. There just aren't words to describe how very happy this news made me! I am thrilled for you guys!

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  64. Congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it! Happy Anniversary also! I love that those 2 special dates fall on the same day! October 13th is special to my husband and I too...we started dating 4 years ago on that day! It was actually Friday the 13th! We ended up marrying on Friday, June 13th a couple of years ago so the 13th is always special to us!

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  65. I am so happy for you both Lauren. You are already such a wonderful Mom, thank you for sharing this with all of us!

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  66. This was one of those posts where I clapped my hands and went "YAY" aloud. And then my family is like "uh oh. she's lost it!"

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

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  67. fantastic news! congratulations from Hungary at the other side of the world :-)
    I'll be thinking of you.
    Kristina

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  68. Congratulations Lauren and Josh! I am so happy for you two! Many prayers for a happy, healthy pregnancy! xoxoxo Janet

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  69. So excited to hear the news. I have followed ur blog for a long time! :)

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  70. Aww friend :) I am so happy for you! You wouldn't be able to tell by my tears right now, yes I am sitting here crying. I am such a hormonal mess. I am SO very very happy for you guys! You deserve this and I am just so excited :)

    Love you!
    Jaclynn

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  71. From your TGH baby class buddy, Many many congratulations! I always check up on you all to read about the latest. This is amazing news! Even though I don't know either of you personally, I can tell that you will make amazing parents. This baby is already lucky since he/she has such great, loving parents! Congratulations! I will continue to keep the three of you in my prayers.

    Love, BJC

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