Saturday, March 17, 2012

Today is the Day I will Share My EXCITING NEWS

Hi everyone.  Well today is the day to share my exciting news

.  But first of all you must read this post carefully. 

I know most of you know I have been fighting terrible stomach problems for the past 2 yrs.  I finally found out that I have Candida, which is an overgrowth of yeast in my stomach, which causes bad stomach pains, huge bloating and just pain miserable feeling. I have changed the way I eat and I can't have any kind of sugar or foods that can turn into sugar.  Also no caffeine, which causes the liver to release sugars throughout your body. 
I was feeling so good when I quit eating all the stuff that was causing all my problems and had so much energy. 
Well 7 yrs ago my husband had a vasectomy and then 2 weeks ago I was 2 weeks late for my monthly visit which we all woman hate.  I thought changing the way I was eating has really changed my body so much that I was going to skip it that month.  Well something just didn't seem right so I decided I was going to stop and get a pregnancy test just so I could get that out of my head and then I would know it was because of the foods I was and wasn't eating.
I took 3 test and all 3 read PREGNANT, yes pregnant... HOW it the hell could that be my husband has been fixed.  I started freaking out as I will be 38 in August and my husband will be 47 in May.  We decided with our last child that we were done and didn't want anymore. So less than a year after Jazmine was born he had a vasectomy.
I went to my OB/GYN this past Thursday and YES... I am PREGNANT.. I will be 8 weeks tomorrow, the due ate is Oct. 26th.  I think the shock has finally soaked in and now I am getting pretty excited as this is our miracle baby and this baby is just meant to be a part of out lives.  We might have decided not to have anymore children, but GOD has other plans for us.  My oldest child.. Destiny is 18 , a Senior and will be graduating this year and then going to college.  I'm to old to start all over again.. well that is what I thought in the beginning, but now I know this is what GOD has planned for us and out family.
My husband is still freaking out and he is scared to death.  But each day gets a little easier for him.  We will go back to the doctor on April 12 and we will get to hear the babies heart beat and he is going with me for that appointment. I'm glad he is .. that way it will finally be a reality for him when he hears his babies heart beat.
I'm not saying that I'm still not is shock as I am .. I know that a vasectomy is not 100%, but I never thought that 1 in so many hundreds of thousands would be us.
My doctor said that over the years his tubs has just gradually grew back together,, after they had been snipped and burned.  Who know that could happen.
Well in honor of my exciting news I have made a card for the occasion.
I used a digi image by Teresa Sherman over at Delicious Doodles, called "A Mother's Love"

I went with green since I'm not far enough along yet to know what we are having and of course green is my favorite color.

I also made this card for one of my good friends as a friend of ours just had a baby yesterday.. He weighted 11 lbs and 6.4oz.. I think I would die if any of my babies were that big.  My biggest was 7 lbs 4.4 oz and my smallest was 6 lbs 5 oz.

I used a digi image which you can get over at Funky Kits, the home of Sugar Nellies.

I will take this card to work with me on Monday to give to my friend as she asked me to make it for her.

Well I hope I haven't freaked all of you out by my news. But I also wanted to share why I haven't been around a lot lately...... I told you I had a lot going on. 

Hugs to all of you and thanks so much for joining me in my EXCITING and scary news.



Danni said...

Oh Angela!! I got goosebumps! Yup, it's meant to be! Congrats!! Hugest hugs too!

sara said...

omgoodness how exciting angela like you said some things are just ment to be are'nt they amazing news congratulations
hugs sara x x x

Eulanda said...

OH MY GAWD!! That's incredible, scary, amazing and shocking as you put it. I'm 40 and can't even imagine! Mind you I've never had any cuz that freaked me out so bad. I can't even imagine the feelings and thoughts going through your's and hubby's mind. I'm so happy for you tho. Also glad you found out why you were having stomach problems. I too had all those symptoms but found out it was IBS and there's only 1 medication that helps but before that I suffered...oh for about 10 years. It's so suckie feeling bloated and crappy and not knowing why. Well WOW I wish you and your family HUGE congratulations!! Sending you big hugs!!

Eulanda said...

Oh JEEPERS! I love your cards! Your coloring is amazing and the images are just the cutest! Hugs again! LOL!

KarinsArtScrap said...

oo that is I hope good news, a very big congratulations angela also your hubby.
It's meant to be this way angela.

The cards are gorgeous as always and the image of the card above fit perfectly for you.
What say the kids that they getting a new sister or brother.
hope they like it.

greetings karin

Angélique said...

Oh wow!!!
That sure is a miracle!! Congrats on the huge news!

Crafteezee said...

Congratulations to you and your OH. A little miracle baby that will bring so much joy to you all. It was meant to be Angela, enjoy your pregnancy Hun, God must of thought you were too good a Mum to get away with not sharing your love with another. So very exciting and I look forward to pictures and progress reports along the way.
Hugs Tracy x

Sue said...

Another WOW from me ! Congratulations :) :) xxx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Oh Angela, that`s just so exciting. You don`t have to be afraid. I think it was so great to have a kid in a mature age. I was 36 when i got my youngest daughter and i truly appreciated it more than when i was younger with my first one. Also my patience is a lot greater. (And i do NOT have any patience, hahaha.) My advice to you is to take your time and enjoy your pregnancy. You are heading to a wonderful time. I just hope you don`t have to go through any severe health issues. Good Luck and BIG congrats to you and your hubby. And next time your hubby have to learn how to jump off the corner, hahaha... Hugs...Mona
Oh...and your card is absolutely amazing! usual:-)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

That is wonderful news Angela!
As if you didn't have enough minutes in one day already huh? I'll bet Jazmine can be a huge help with the new baby.
Congratulations to your (still growing) family!!

uksharon said...

How wonderful - fantastic news I would have loved more children myself but am hoping for Grandchildren now.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future - lucky you.

Bron said...

Such fantastic exciting news. Congratulations xox

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Angela! How Sweet! God has surely chosen you for this adventure :) Beautiful cards too. Congrats to you both! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and delivery!

Annie Rose said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations! Such a surprise for you! I hope everything goes smoothly from here on out. :)

-Annie Rose

gobeagirl said...

Oh Angela! I am so so so EXCITED for you. God most certainly has his way doesn't he? There is always a reason and I think that you are both truly blessed. CONGRATULATIONS! I can not wait to see pictures of your newest masterpiece come October! I love your card that you have made in honor of you exciting news.(Better than any DT) Your card is just wonderful and I love this digi. I have never seen it, but you sure did put in to perfect use. The card that you made for the friend that gave birth to a 'toddle' (omg) is adorable as well and I am sure that she is going to love this card. What did she name her buddle of love? I hope that you plan to put your card on a page to keep for your new baby to have when he or she gets older. Again my friend Congratulations. Hugs, Lisa

craftymum said...

Oh WOW Angela. What miraculous news.

Big Congrats from me to you and all your family.

hugs Sarah x

Kylie said...

All the above put together! Congrats on your amazing news. It will be so nice to have a baby in the house and it's so different and more relaxing when you have older children to help. (yes speaking from experience!!) Can't wait to follow you and your family through this new adventure. Oh and not to forget your gorgeous card. Just adorable and my fav colour is green also.
Hugs, xoxo

Anita said...

Both of your crafty creation are lovely! Congratulations on your unexpected "creation" as well...such a lovely surprise! :)

Sara H said...

Oh congratulation on your baby!!!! I´m happy for you and your family =)

Karen said...

OMGOSH Congratulations Angela!!! God sure was not finished with you too yet!!!! I'm so happy for you, it really is wonderful. I wish you both all the best and 38 is NOT too old to be having another baby... neither is 47. I'm almost 36 and I am yet to have a second...
This is fantastic news... congratulations again:-)
Lots of Cuddles

Vicky said...

OMG big huge MAHOOSIVE congrats to & your hubster sweetie thats amazing news. I've suffered terribly myself for the last few years, my hubster had snip about 15 years ago I defo know I'm not pregnant tho as I had my womb taken away when I was in my 20's lol. I'm happy to do the grandmother bit now. Gosh I'm only a year older than you & I've just become a grandma while you are becoming a new mom. Its just awesome sweetie & I wish you all the luck, happiness & love in the world sweetie I really do. I truly believe things happen for a reason & God obviously thought you were a good mummy so played his hand & he dealt you a fabulous one shug. Take care & keep us informed how things go hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

OMGosh hun I completely forgot to say awesome cards love them both. Love the image of Teri's I did it the other day for my future daughter-in-law its her first Mothers day tomorrow here in the uk. Cant show it on my blog tho til I know she's seen it. It doesn't look no where near as good as yours tho hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

KC said...

Congrats! my baby girl was born Oct 25 last year! I wish you the best!!! beautiful creations by the way!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Congrats on your good news! Obviously it was meant to be.


blackdragon said...

HUGE CONGRATS.... you'll love being a mum again...i did..DO! I was 43 when my twin daughters were born.... my son was near enough 26.... yep a 26 year age gap. My girls are my angels...God sent... a gift to love and cherish.... they are the best thing that ever happened to me.(my reason for living as their died when they were 13mths old)
love BDx
PS beautiful cards....

Debbie Pamment said...

Such AMAZING news Angela - wishing you all the very best for a trouble free pregnancy and delivery.

Angela said...

I think that is the most wonderful news. I know it seems scary at first and then you get used to the idea and realize how blessed you are to be given this gift. I'm very happy for you! I personally can't imagine anything more wonderful than this kind of news!

Your cards are so beautiful Angela. As always your coloring is stunning and you've given these images so much life and love.

Congratulations, hugs, Angela

Craftdee said...

Congratulations, Angela, to you and all the family!! My DIL is 32 this year and they haven't even started their family yet, so 38 doesn't seem "too old" to me :-)
I love your cards, the Teresa Sherman image is so serene, thanks for the link. I love your Sugar Nellie card too, I've got that image but I've never used it... you've shown it off beautifully! The colours of both are gorgeous and your colouring is fab as always :-) TFS, your cards and your news, all the best, Donna xx

Carisa said...

omgosh, congrats!!! i got tears in my eyes as i remembered getting pregnant shockingly while i had an IUD - i felt the same as you - it was and i can't imagine my world without my little miracle son now. CONGRATS! and your cards are just stunning! Beautifully colored!

Jodi said...

What a gift from the Lord - just remember His is perfect timing! I'm thrilled and excited for you.

I love the Mother's Love card with Teri's image - I've been playing around with that image myself... seeing yours makes me want to go back to the drawing board...LOL

Gratz and take good care of yourself!

Kate said...

OMG Congratulations on your Awesome News. I am so happy for you.


Dona said...

Wow!!! Congratlations! New life is always exciting and meant to be. Your cards are coloured so beautifully that I think your joy is shining through.

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

This is amazing news for you Angela, heartiest congratulations to you and your family, your cards are wonderful, you can read the love them
Love Jenni xx

Maria Therese said...

Oh wow that is exiting news!! Good luck in the time to come, I know all will be well!! And your card are gorgeous!Reminds me I have to print out the Sugar Nellie baby soon too, he/she's so cute ♥

Shazza said...

WOW that is amazing, congratulations to you both!! Love both cards, beautiful x

Shazza said...

WOW that is amazing, congratulations to you both!! Love both cards, beautiful x

Isa said...

Woooooow !!! So so AMAZING !!! CONGRATULATIONS, girl !!

Tracey said...

Wow, what amazing news. I am 38 this year and my husband and I have decided not to have children. In my mind I still think I'd be too young to have them yet anyway (clearly I'd never feel 'ready'), and yet here you are saying you were 'finished' years ago. Congratulations to you and your family, I wish you all the best for your little miracle baby.
btw, Your cards are beautiful.

Susie Little said...

Wow Angela, Congratulations!
Your cards are spectacular too!xx

Rosa Witten said...

Congratulations Angela!!!! What amazing and exciting news. I am sooo glad you found out the problem with your stomach. I think I might also be having a problem with the yeast. It's a hard one to control, but glad you are. Congrats again.

Anonymous said...


I am very excited for you, Bill,Destiny,Jazmine and Bailey.Sweet new little pitter, patter is the sound of beautiful little feet to enter your household. What an awesome Halloween it will be.Everyone in their costumes and a little Bundle of Joy looking just like a beautiful Anne Geddes photo. We have to get the new baby some Huggies Blue Jean Pull Ups.They are the cutest little diapers. Rest up and get some sleep.... That is an order!Have a good evening!


Melanie said...

Oh my goodness Angela - congratulations!

Kimberly said...

How wonderful.....a very special moment for you and your family..i've just become your newest follower..i just had to pop over from crafts and me challenge..your skills are amazing..would love for you to visit my blog hint hint wink love your projects..

Leanne said...

O Angela!! That is beyond wonderful news!!! Congratulations honey!! I'm so glad you shared your wonderful news when you were ready. You truly have a miracle baby on the way. So very happy for you!!
And your cards are divine as always! You definitely have not lost your touch.

Rebekah said...

Hey Angela! A big congratulations from me too! I know this must have been crazy scary news at first and it must be so nice to share and to feel excited now about this wonderful miracle baby! I can't wait to hear all your progress over the next 8 months! Your cards are so beautiful too, the first is just stunning and so fitting for this special news! Big hugs to you all!
Rebekah xx

Lorraine said...

Your creations are stunning! Love them! And a big congrats to you! Wishing you nothing but joy & happiness!

Mette said...

Oh my this is a fabulous news. Children are a blessing which makes our lives richer and full of joy and don't worry - I was 46 when I had my princess (10 years after the last child). She's now 6 and helps me stay young and full of wonder.

Sending you and your family all my best wishes. Hugs, Mette

Hanneke said...

Wow, I can understand that this news must have been a bit shocking, but congratulations none the less! I hope you will have a wonderful pregnancy and wishing you lots of happiness! Love these cards btw! Hugs, Hanneke

Alessandra said...

this would have been shocking to me too but then on the other hand: what a wonderful and great miracle! This is even a bigger miracle than the other children, although they are precious too. Just in another way. Your hubby will get used to it and will become comfort with the thought of having another baby in his age. It will keep you young and you will have help with Destiny she will be like a second Mum to the precious little life that is growing inside you now. I'm so happy for you, Hun, it is a sign from heaven that you are chosen to be Mum to this little miracle! Enjoy the pregnancy I hope it will be an easy one.
Your cards are adorable and the meaning in the first one is unbelieveable.
Biggest of hugs, Alessandra

Teresa said...

Congratulations Angela, this is really wonderful news and you are definately not to old, I know it's a shock now but you will love every minute of your new baby when it arrives a gift sent from heaven.
Congratulations to you both and your family.
Teresa xxx

Cleota said...

That's amazing news. God has truly blessed you. Good luck and I pray your pregnancy goes smoothly.

Linda said...

Oh Angela, This is just the most wonderful news!! Congrats!! And yes it must have been ment to be..My hubby and I have 7 kids and if I would have had my way we would have had more..They are such a blessing..Im so excited for you.. By the way your cards are gorgeous..And so fitting for this amazing news..
Big hugs. Linda

Alex said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting :). gorgeous cards, but really, your other news is even better :)

also, now I understand why my hubs dr. insisted on putting his 'ends' back with a layer of separating tissue between them. PHEW - I don't think mine would ever really believe he was the dad until after DNA testing so it would be a LONG pregnancy. So, so, so excited for you!!!!

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I bumped into your latest card for Copic Europe and was intrigue to go browse some more,more and more.As I passed this post and said wait a minute this one is a bit long,"what's that all about?" I kept reading and my jaw dropped!!!

Immediately I started gasping in disbelief!!!! YES a MIRACLE!!!! AWEEEEE CONGRATS CONGRATS!! I got all emotional just reading on your post.

I've HAD decided to stop after my fourth one but

I've been keeping a secret from hubby because he wants 1 more but I'm just too tired.Everything hurts and I'm just 32 yo!!!!!!!!!! Well I think I'll have 1 more afterall but WILL rest a few more years.

SHHHHHH, I'm not planning to tell him otherwise he'll wanna convince me to have a baby now lol!!!

But Angela MY SINCERE CONGRATS I'M HAPPY FOR YOU OHHH MY GAWD!!!!! I don't know you well but I know you from cyber world and happy to have you around MIC :)

YEAHHHHH what great story to read this morning!!!!!!

your work rocks bw lol!!!!

Tina Mayo said...

so excited for know I just did it at you will be fine ....40 is the new 30 ya congrats!!

lizzie said...

OH MY GOSH! This is the sweetest post I've ever read! Super grats to you!!!
You are gonna have a beautiful baby that is destined for great and amazing things!!

Betty Boo! said...

Congratulations Angela!! OMgosh and an October baby!!!! I can't wait to see your little bundle of joy!!!!

All my love to you!


Marcea said...

wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations hun, what a wonderful surprise. All things happen for a reason and I feel quite emotional for you (how strange). Biggest of hugs, I think this is wonderful xxxx