Monday, June 13, 2011

becoming...


you + me + our little one :)

our first family photo xo

So today i am smiling from ear to ear in typing our happy news.

Early april 1- April fools day i told Mr.handsome how funny it would be to tell our mom's ( who of course have been asking where their grandchildren were) as an april fool's joke that we were pregnant.  but we didn't my mom would've not found it so funny & drop kicked me halfway to the moon and back :) but just a few days later we had an answer to a very special prayer come true for us... we were pregnant. and it was no joke :)

we kept quiet. we prayed. we waited. we prayed some more. and we were more than thankful for our little secret. the weeks passed & we got this beautiful little portrait of our little one confirming how cute our little bundle of joy is teeny tiny cute.  ( as per my sister norma's idea...) we waited for mother's day to tell our mom's. I packed a little kraft box with a framed portrait of the the mister & i - sadly we have never given our families our pictures -hahaa oops. and behind the picture frame we placed a photo -just like the one i'm holding in the photo above - tucked behind the frame. It said "hello grandma!" in spanish :)

and we waited. we met my family first. we were at a restaurant and i placed the box in front of my mom. & asked her to open it. She pulled out the framed photo and did the usual Awww.... and then i told her to look inside the box again... and she did. she pulled out the baby photo and she had it upside down :) and it took her a moment and she started to cry. she was speechless. and let me just say that hands down won the best mother's day gift of the year award :)  people. my mama cried the rest of the time over her chicken fajitas like nobody's business. it was kind of sad if you didn't know she was actually crying for joy hahaa :)  so hugs all around. joy. complete joy.

The same thing happened with mr.handsome's mom. she did the aww... with the framed photo & we asked her to look in her box again.. and she took a moment to see & read & then we all hugged with lots of happy smiles. it was wonderful. Mother's day was the best day of this year. Well, its definitely up there with the day we found out we were pregnant :)

from the moment i knew i wanted to date mister handsome... i knew before then he would be an amazing father. And that impressed me very much. You never really think about that when you date. I prayed a little prayer for a husband just like him :)

the mister is very unlike any man. he likes spending time with kids & family. He has become an amazing husband & my best friend. We had the best honest advice ever... wait to have kids. Thankfully we were blessed with 2 years of just us after marrying.  And even though i knew i was getting older... never thought about "starting"a family in my thirties... but God has perfect timing.  And it is all so good indeed.

we are  living a new dream. a happy new start to a new chapter in our lives.  thank you for letting me share a little bit of our story today. i hope it brings a little cheer your way. I am now in my second trimester and we are expecting our little one early december 15 and cannot wait to share more news in the next few weeks as to if our little one is a baby girl or boy.  :)

sending you love,
-d & mr.handsome
and our little one xoxo

50 comments:

j.leija said...

Felicidades Debee!!

phinner said...

eeek! so exciting!

congrats to you and mr!!!

Elisa said...

wowwww congrats Debee!!!!
I´m so happy for you both, love the story of telling your mothers that they were going to be grandmothers.
I identify myself with you: 2 years marriage, in my thirties...but still waiting for a while....and your baby is coming around my birthday ;) LOL
besos

clouds shadler said...

congrats on yer great news! what a creative way to tell yer fam, so cute and fun! women having kids in their 30s is the norm! :) you'll be great parents!

Hugs,
C :)

Dorota said...

congratulations, I'm happy for You xoxo

Gloria said...

Congratulations... I cried while reading your post..Your mom I am sure was totally happy.. I ma excited to see all the baby cuteness you will creating from scrapbooks to knitted booties...I am very happy for you..congrats family of three....

Curlywiggles said...

Congratulations you guys!!! Soooo happy for you.

Iris said...

That is so wonderful! Such a sweet story and the picture shows so much warmth and love. I wish you many more of these happy moments.
x Iris

Miss Kathy said...

Congratulations, so happy for you. Such a great way to share the news with your parents. I became so sick with both my babies that everyone knew I was pregnant as soon as I knew. Enjoy this special time.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

Oh, Debee, I am beyond happy for you both! Congratulations, Dearie! What fabulous news. And congrats to those Grandmas-to-be as well. I'm sure you're all just over-the-moon!

much love,
Dawn

P.S. Can I also just say how much I love the bougainvillea in your photo?! Bougainvillea are just spectacular and the one in your photo totally makes me smile.....it just adds a bit of sparkle to the whole announcement! ;)

Lissa said...

Congrats to you and your Mr.Handsome!

Cherie said...

How exciting...Congrats!!!!!

Katyha said...

felicidades :D

Jill said...

I'm so happy for all of you! Congratulations!

blue china studio said...

Oh, there is nothing better than the news of a new baby on its way. Congratulations!

Bekka said...

This news makes me ridiculously happy!!! Motherhood is wonderful (as I type this one-handed because the other arm is occupied by a sleeping boy), and you're going to be so amazing as a mom!!! Congratulations!

Sandy said...

That's wonderful news, I cried reading your post too! Congratulations to you and Mr handsome, wish you all the best!
Sandy xo

curlyqmosaics said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting for the 2 of you! I can't wait to hear what you are having, I can only imagine how amazingly precious you will be decorating the nursery! :)

Jenny said...

Congratulations!! Sooo happy for you!! I can see how in love you are with your Mr. Handsome but you have no idea the kind of love you have in store for you as a mom...nothing compares to the love you will have for your baby!!! It's going to change your life and you will have new meaning to the phrase, "Life is good! "

Traveling Mama said...

Oh my goodness!!!! What happy news to have in my reader this morning!! Yay!!! I'm so happy and excited for you guys! I agree with what some of the other ladies said- being a mom is awesome! And I'm sure you will both be amazing parents!! Hugs from Copenhagen!!

Irini said...

Fabulous news!!!!
So happy for you both!!!
I knew something was up :-) as you were MIA in blogland!
Again huge congratulations!!!!!!

Živilė said...

Congratulations!!! That is soooo wonderful to hear about your happiness :D

Corinne LECLERCQ said...

Félicitations
Bises
Corinne

Lara said...

Beautiful story! Congratulations xx

lisa said...

Congratulations to you both xxx

indiana said...

Congratulations to you both, that's really great news, loved the announcement story, the grand mothers to be must be thrilled.

Valerie said...

Congrats!! Such exciting news! :)

Christina said...

I KNEW it from just the title and seeing the top part of the photo. Wow! I, this stranger, am utterly thrilled for you both. I am ridiculously giddy every time a friend (IRL or in BlogWorld) shares this amazing news.

As a working single mom to a boy and girl, I can sincerely tell you there is no greater joy (nor terror) than becoming a mama. Your child is going to be so blessed with the beauty you bring to this world. The best advice I ever got: Cherish every single second, because each disappears in a second. And it's true ... my little baby boy is in his final week of elementary school.

OK! Enough blabbing:) What a joy for you both ... CONGRATULATIONS!!

Marie Kristl Flid said...

Oh Debee! I congratulate you both so much! hugs**

lililali said...

this is such a good news! congratulations!

favouriteworkofart said...

Oh, I am so so happy for you. Enjoy every single minute - pregnancy whizzes by so fast. I couldn't be happier for you. You take care of yourself (although I expect Mr. Handsome is making sure of that!) - this has put a smile on my face for the whole day!!

Keshet said...

So very happy for you, Debee!

Joan said...

What wonderful news!!! So glad for both of you -
congratulations!!

Melonie said...

SO VERY happy for you!! That is the BEST news!!

amy said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKK! huge huge huge congrats to you both! :)

Karin said...

So happy for you. I love how you shared the news with your mothers! So perfect!

Lilith said...

I am very happy for you! congrats!! (and enjoy the last months as "the two of you":) things will change A LOT!!! :)

Kara said...

Congrats, Debee! So happy for you!

Michelle Clement said...

Yay, Debee!! I'm so excited for you & the mister! :)

Rosalind said...

Congratulations, that is lovely news

Ana Márquez said...

congratulations! :-)


Also congratulations for your great art blog. Regards!

jamie said...

i have been gone all week and just now read this news.
as soon as i saw the title 'becoming' i knew what your post was to be.
i am so very happy for you. 30's is a good time to have children. and i can tell this child is already blessed beyond measure.
congratulations.
~j

Mey said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful news!

Merissa Cherie said...

Congratulations Debee and Mr. H!!!
Toasting you both with a venti caramel macchiato from Starbucks, cheers!

Elina The Cleaner said...

Hey, congratulations to you both! So happy for you and so happy that it was an answered prayer. Be blessed during this fabulous waiting time :) All the best...

The Creative Place said...

YAY! Congratulations! So exciting :) Enjoy this special time! :)

China Doll said...

Yayayayayay!!!! Congrats! :-)

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such lovely news.

Fondly,
Glenda

teacher jessy said...

Congrats to u both! I knew that day will come for you. I am still waiting to be mum & hope it will be soon too. TFS such awesome news with us :)

monkeyandsquirrel said...

awwww HUGE congrats to you guys! it's so so very exciting having your first little nugget. i know because i'm preggo with mine right now :) the mr and i actually told our parents on mothers day too! i'm so excited to follow along on your little journey and see all the exciting milestones. congrats!!!