Dear Baby Davidge #2,
I tricked your Dad today. Before I get into that let’s start from the beginning… You aren’t our first baby. We actually brought back more than a souvenir from our honeymoon. After the fourth of July, I was late, and your dad made me take a pregnancy test before he left for Pennsylvania where he works (start getting use to that). Anyway, I walked out of the bathroom and said, “I don’t think I’m pregnant.” The second line was very faded. David went to trusty Google where it instructed him very clearly that “a line is a line.” I then pointed out to him that my best friend, Elizabeth would be so mad at him for making me a pregnant bridesmaid. It’s so funny to think about the words that come out of your mouth when you’re in a ditter. At this point, I was 6 weeks along. I was in complete shock, but so excited we would be starting a family so soon. What really upset me was how your dad found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t special, but definitely a story I will never forget. So, I attempted to make it special for him.
Unfortunately, at 8 weeks, we lost your brother or sister. No one ever prepares you for something like this. I was surprised we got pregnant so quickly that I thought it was meant to be. Afterwards we watched the movie “90 minutes in Heaven” where a younger sibling dies and comes back to life. While he was unconscious he visited heaven and sees his miscarried sister. It gave me great hope that one day I will meet our first child. I know there is a reason all miscarriages happen, and I give all women the most love for what they have endured. It took me a while to want to start trying again. I told David that I wanted to take a trip to California first. We actually planned the trip the month our sweet baby would have been born.
Then you happened!
As I have tears running down my face, we are so happy to start our family and meet you. However I don’t think we are allowed to go on trips anymore. The trend seems to be that I will always get pregnant.
I have had every pregnancy symptom known to man (or woman for that matter). It was 5 days before I should have known I was carrying you, but I had a feeling that I could take a test just to see. I had eaten dinner with your Pappaw Tolar and Bren Bren. After dinner they were running to the store, so I had a little time to run to the pharmacy and take a quick test at their house before they got home. (Side note: Your parents are living with their parents because we haven’t found the perfect house for you YET. Cross those tiny fingers that we find one soon!) So, I rush home take the test, turn it over, and leave for 5 minutes. I return to see the happiest word a new Mommy could ever see, “PREGNANT!”
I didn’t know what to do or how to contain my excitement. I came so close to telling your Bren Bren, but I wanted her to find out in a sweet way. The next morning I called the doctor and set up an appointment to make sure everything was going right this time. I couldn’t do it by myself. I was scared to find out the same news from last time. The struggle of having a miscarriage makes you think you’re about to have another after every cramp, blood test, and little sign that might lead to that. So, I told your Bren Bren first.
After the blood work results came back that I was pregnant, it was time to tell your dad. I was finally going to be able to surprise him! I called your Aunt Ashley and told her the joyous news and my plan with her help. We went over to your Uncle Nick and Aunt Ashley’s house for supper. When we finished, I told David that I had been working on something for our one year anniversary coming up in May.
He wasn’t too excited about getting his picture taken and your Uncle Nick gave him grief about “how ridiculous my idea was for a first anniversary”, but your dad went along with it. I told him to write something that he loved about me and I would do the same about him.
Your sweet Daddy has already nicknamed you Little Biddle, and I am eating everything in sight to keep you fed. The doctor said everything looks great thus far, and we will see you at 6 weeks and 6 days to hopefully hear your sweet, little heart beat. Our next step is to tell the Davidge side! They are going to be so excited!
Telling David’s Dad is quite possibly my favorite..
After this we went to David’s Aunt Sherry and Uncle Skipper’s. Aunt Sherry got it in record time and Dave’s Uncle never got it. We had to tell him, and then it was hugs all around. Next on our list was David’s brother and wife, Sarah. Poor Sarah wasn’t feeling well and as soon as she realized the shirt wasn’t calling out David’s gut she got so excited that she threw up. Trevor never got the shirt, so we started calling him Uncle Trevor, and then it all made sense.
Next up was telling all the men in my life (your Pappaw Rowton, Pappaw Goodwill, and Pappaw Tolar) and my step mom (your JJ) with the help of these.
I ordered golden eggs when cracked had a message inside revealing we are pregnant with you. Your Pappaw Goodwill thought it was chocolate at first, and when he realized it wasn’t he said, “That’s about the only thing better than chocolate.” I lost it! Hormones will make you do that right?! Your Pappaw Rowton and JJ just called me screaming with excitement.
Everyone is very excited about you coming into this world!
You are our grandest adventure!
You are loved more than you will ever know. I can’t believe you are growing inside of me right now. Your heartbeat is music to our ears and day by day you are talked about and cared for. Daddy is still trying to find us a house and takes care of Mommy as much as he can. I have found a new love for maternity pants. I don’t think I will ever wear another pair of pants for the rest of my life. I am sleeping all the time. I feel like a bottomless pit always staying hungry, but what I love about it is with all the changes my body is making, I know you are there. We will be seeing you!
With all our love,
Mommy and Daddy