Surprise! I’m back! It’s been almost two months since I last updated so what could I have possibly been up to?!


Growing a baby! 🙂

Husband and I found out we were expecting on July 30th. And after a quick trip to the OBGYN to make sure blood work was good and that my hormone levels were at a healthy state for the baby, we found out we were already 6 weeks pregnant! This, after more than a year of trying to conceive, was probably the happiest point Russ and I have ever experienced. A child! Oh my! What?! Yay!!

Russ shared the baby news on Facebook recently and briefly wrote about our “year of increasing our faith.” Basically, a year ago, Russ prayed and asked God to increase our faith. God said one year. Russell said okay. When Russ told me this, I was a little upset and asked him, “Do you realize what you’ve just done?! God answers prayers!” Shortly after Russell prayed his prayer, he was let go from his job he had been working for the last 7 years. And this happened a few months after we purchased our condo so we had mortgage to pay. But God is good and somehow we were able to make payments every month on time.

We also started our Marketing company. We might even be able to register the name soon as an official business. Woohoo! Around mid-July, we started getting more inquiries for projects. Russ and I started wondering why we were getting all this work coming in…little did we know we were already pregnant and this was God’s way of making sure we had some money saved for our little one.

Now more on how we found out we were pregnant: Around mid July, I was starting to get tired really easily. I remember I went up one flight of stairs for a meeting and when I reached the second floor, even the receptionist commented on how I was out of breath. I was really embarrassed because it looked and felt like I was out of shape. Even on my birthday, I asked Russell to leave Harry Potter land early because I was just so tired. Then, the crying started. Anything baby related, I cried about. I also finally shared with my parents that Russell and I had been trying for a baby for more than a year so that they could start praying for us. Russ shared with his guys bible study group the same prayer and they started praying for us too. I even went to an OB who gave me advice on how to get pregnant and even suggested eventually going to a fertility clinic if we’ve been trying this long and were still in our 20s (little did I know I was already pregnant when I saw this doctor).

Then on July 30th, I was trying to change the bed sheets and I had to sit down because I was out of breath. I began reading a baby article and I was bawling. In the middle of crying, I thought, this is not normal. I should take a test. 

I had one pregnancy test left. It was a brand I hadn’t used before and when I peed on it, two lines appeared. I’ve peed on lots of tests before and always got one line. I remember not comprehending the two lines so I quickly told Russell I had to run to the store to get something. I bought four more tests and peed on them. All positives. That’s when I excitedly waved to Russell to come to the bathroom. He looked so confused and I kept pointing at the tests and finally said, “I think I’m pregnant!” Insert lots of pregnancy crying here.

I write all this now because after more than a year of waiting, and as the “year of increasing our faith” comes to a close (though, I don’t think it ever ends), I can truly say that God has the best plans and the best timing. He’s been giving us so much work as a means to provide for all the future baby expenses to come. This baby is already so well-loved and I’m thankful that the news came when it did.

Baby’s due date is at the end of March, close to Russell’s birthdate 🙂 I’m so in love already!

I hope I can write more again in this blog now that I’m just a few days shy of 2nd trimester and finally getting my energy back. I swear, I slept through the whole first trimester. Till next time!

By Katrina

Mama to 3 boys.

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