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Randy and I are SO thrilled to announce that we are having a baby! Baby L will be joining our family in May, 2018 and we are seriously over the moon.

I wanted to share part of the story of finding out I was pregnant because it was seriously the best day ever! We also have a video of me finding out and telling Randy, all real life! It's a video I will seriously treasure forever.

So sorry if any of this information you didn't want to know, stop reading if you're not interested ;)

Randy and I had been trying to get pregnant for a few months, and I was convinced it wasn't going to happen anytime soon. But it just so happened that my 24th birthday was the first day I could take a test for that month. I didn't think it would be positive, but I knew I'd spend the whole day wondering. I also thought it would be fun if I did happen to be pregnant, to find out on my birthday, so I just decided I would take a test and see.

I had taken the day off of work, but forgot to shut off my alarm! The alarm went off at 6:00 and I decided I may as well go take the test then, if it was negative I knew I still had a whole birthday to look forward to, I'd had negative tests before and knew I'd be ok. Plus, I was expecting it to be negative.

I took the test and went to grab my phone so I could record, just in case it was positive. I was trying to be SO quiet (so sorry that part of the video is SO quiet) because Randy was still asleep. I knew he wanted me to surprise him when we were pregnant so I found out for myself first.

I can't even explain how it felt to turn that test over and see that it was positive. It was, and always will be, one of the best moments of my life. I couldn't stop shaking and I was SO excited. I took another test just to be sure it wasn't a false positive, and that one was positive too. I couldn't believe it! I was on cloud 9. I went back into bed and Randy rolled over to say Happy Birthday. He noticed I was wide awake (the wheels were spinning in my head about how to tell Randy that we were having a baby) and asked if I wanted to get up and start the birthday celebrations. I said YES. I hopped up and went into the living room, quickly putting the tests into a gift bag and putting it next to the couch. I told Randy I wanted to vlog my birthday so we should set up the camera and film me opening presents and stuff. We vlog on occasion so it wasn't weird that I wanted to film. I opened up the awesome gifts Randy got me, then told him I had got myself something and wanted to open it. I pulled the test out of the gift bag to show to Randy.

It took him a second to register what was going on, but then he FREAKED out! He was SO excited.

The rest of my birthday was a dream, we were just so happy and it was the best gift I could have received. Randy jokes that he didn't need to do anything at all for my birthday, just finding out we were having a baby surpassed anything he could have done.

People always joked when we were in high school that we had to get married so they could see what our red-headed, Japanese babies would look like. We're so excited to find out along with everyone else:)

I'm wanting to do a few more posts on our journey, and regular posts on some of my maternity favorites and things like that, so stay tuned! We also have a fun video of us telling some of our family and friends about Baby L, and we can't wait to share that too.

We are so insanely excited for this adventure, and are so grateful for so many people loving us and showing us so much kindness and support.


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