Friday, January 12, 2018

An Unexpected Birthday Present

Shortly after Christmas, I started to wonder if I was pregnant. I'm not even sure what started that line of thinking. After years of trying to get pregnant, I had decided it would never happen. But each day, I couldn't shake the feeling. So on my birthday, I decided to take a pregnancy test. I was convinced it would be negative, just like all the other tests I had taken over the years, but I also thought if I was pregnant, my birthday would be the perfect day to find out. 

When I took the test, the second line was very faint. I even told myself I was seeing things. I couldn't be pregnant. It didn't seem possible. Finally, I decided to go to the doctor for a second opinion. I went in and peed in the cup and then the nurse visited with me while we waited for the results. She kept saying baby and pregnancy like it was a sure thing, but I still didn't dare get my hopes up. I've been down that road too many times.

Finally the doctor came in with the news. I was pregnant. I was in shock. Pregnant? I can get pregnant? Honestly, that shock would last for a few weeks, until the morning sickness decided to hit 2 weeks later; then it felt more real. 

After the doctor, I was on cloud nine the rest of the day. We were going to have a baby! I spent all day wondering how to tell Vince. I decided to buy a few baby items and give him a gift, even though it was my birthday. I even got off work early so I could get off at the same time as he did. 

I didn't know it, but by my coming home early, I ruined one of his surprises. He had planned to take my nephews to the dollar store to buy a present for my birthday. After I told him we were expecting, my mom sent a text to let him know the boys were home from school. He told me what he had planned to do, so since my mom and sister were expecting him to come over, we decided to re-wrap the gift and go surprise them. 

A few days later, I came home to a card and some beautiful roses. 

We still are in shock half of the time that this even happened. Neither of us thought it was possible. But we are beyond excited for this little miracle that God has blessed us with. 

Baby Sanchez is due in September. 


  1. I just wanted to say congratulations I am so happy for you! Years ago we were in an infertility support group together (can't even remember which one now..) How very exciting and what a wonderful surprise. Best wishes on this grand new adventure! AJens

  2. I love both of those videos you took. So fun seeing everyone's reactions!