Thursday, April 16, 2009

What's With The Widget?

You may be wondering why that little widget is garnishing the sidebar of our blog… I thought of a lot of things I could title this post: Our New Addition, 1+1=3, I’m not fat… I’m just pregnant, Tax Deduction, but whatever way I put it I’m trying to say the same thing… We’re Pregnant! This little bundle of joy (that will be joining us around October 5th) was somewhat of a shocking surprise to us. After having plenty of radiation to the pelvic region and ovaries during cancer treatments I was told having children was very unlikely. Oncologists, endocrinologist and fertility specialists a like told us that something like this would never happen, not without some sort of medical assistance. So when it did we were really excited and felt really blessed to have this little miracle coming to us. The OB/GYN didn’t believe it until we got a 6 week ultrasound and saw the little flickering heart beat. It took us a while to spill the beans since I was put on bed rest for the first trimester due to some cramping and bleeding that would occur every time I stood up. Blood results even said that the HCG levels were too low and it was classified as a “threatened miscarriage” for a number of weeks. Spencer got a little jealous of my sweet life of leisure. Now it is classified as a “high risk pregnancy” so unfortunately I won’t be running any marathons or bungee jumping anytime soon. Things seem more normal now and hopefully should be till the last couple weeks, where having only one kidney becomes a concern. I called some family to let them know of the news a couple of weeks ago and one of my aunts just assumed that we used the 2 eggs that are frozen from an egg retrieval done back in August’08. But when I told her we didn’t even have to use those she became even MORE excited. Spencer and I feel the same way. We are so excited to have this opportunity and feel so blessed. It definitely was unexpected and unplanned for but we’re so glad its happening. Next Friday (the 24th) we find out what little baby Orton is, so I wanted to get this posted to get some guesses going before we find out!

25 comments:

.Ang. said...

:)

I am so happy for you guys! This is such an amazing blessing!!!

I love you SO MUCH!!!

John and Emily said...

YAY! I am so glad everyone knows now! I am soooo happy for you guys. I will never forget the sleepless nights we spent talking about babies and how we were going to have a heck of a time. This is such a miracle. "I can carry my own I just need eggs people"!!! HAHAHAHA I can't believe you are going to be a MOM! WTF!! Love you!!

byufish said...

Well sis....you DID it! Who would have thunk it back in Calgary so many years ago! I'm sooooo SOOOOO excited!! I guess that means skydiving with you is out of the question for awhile. Take it easy...eat taco soup...and enjoy EVERY BIT OF IT! Love ya tons!!

Jason and Shannon Salmon said...

We couldn't be more excited for you!!!!!!!! What a little miracle! Can't wait to find out what you two are having. Let me know if you need anything! We love you guys. Lets hang out sometime.

Lana Dawn said...

CONGRATS MOM!!! i couldn't be happier for you and Spencer. i'm trying to picture what the baby will look like i think it will be cute!! i can't wait to find out what its going to be.

i believe in miracles... i was trying to think of lyrics that you could confuse those with. but i couldn't come up with anything.

loraine said...

Hey Sara,
This is Yelena :) Im very happy for you guys and im guessing its a BOY! :)
Congrats!

Meagan Cooper said...

WOW congrats, that is amazing!!! this is a miracle baby. What wonderful news!

Aubrey said...

i love you guys. russ and i think baby orton is a BOY.

Lauren Evans said...

our babies are going to be bff's. i love it so much. i am so so so happy for you and whatever you have i hope i have the opposite so they can grow up and be loversss.

Aaron & Stacey Salmon said...

There is NO ONE that deserves this more than you!!!! I am SOOOOO happy for you Sara. What a blessing ~ Love you tons.
SS

Diane said...

Sara, did you figure out some maternity pants? Come up and we'll make some together. I think SHE will be a cute brown-eyed girl!!

melissa said...

LET THE RECORD SHOW................ i knew before you... muahahahaha! i say its a girl. i want her name to be sara jr... cute, right??

Juliana said...

UMMMM im so excited!!! Congrats i love you i love you! now that i can freak out on here since i already did that via text! ok so im just so excited- love you!

Ryan + Jess said...

Oh MAN oh MAN oh MAN!! I am SOSOSO excited for you guys! Congratulations - what a little miracle!

The Grays said...

Yay! i am so happy for you guys :) i am glad that everything is okay! i can't believe you will be a MOMMY! how exciting!

Kim said...

my precious baby is having a baby! Miracles do happen and cant wait to see this new little "girl". I love you sooo much!

Nataley said...

CONGRATS! How exciting! I am so happy for you!! Yay for babies!

Lindy Salmon said...

Glad to see the announcement has really gone "public". Obviously you are having a girl! I'm always right . . . remember how I only brought a blue outfit to the hospital when Austria was born :)

Rachel Roos said...

Congrats, I am so excited for you! I think it's a girl.

Tara Fears said...

Well, I'm going to say BOY. There are lots of Orton girls, we need some more boys. Sara, I'm SO happy for you!! I can't wait until you find out! And I can't wait until you guys come visit us! :)

Erin said...

oh my goodness!!! congratulations! I cant wait to hear what your having! (I'm going to guess a girl!!!)
your little baby is going to be extremely adorable!

Juliana said...

congratulations!... I´m so hapy for you! your baby is going to be the cutes baby ever!!! love you a lot!!! *Juliana form Brasil*

jay said...

Congratulations!!!
You will love it. What a great blessing. We are so excited for you. We hope to meet the family someday. Good luck and stay strong.

Jeffrey Salmon said...

Very exciting! Saddly we will not be going through Atlanta on our way down tto Florida. Maybe next time we can stop in and say hi to all the family residence of Georgian countys. I appologize that I spelt your name wrong. What sort of cousin am I?

KandyJill said...

I'm sooo so so so so happy for you guys! Must have been a scary first trimester for you! Keep us up to date on the sex. Can't wait to follow the baby's progess! :D