Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Do you want to see a Miracle?

(above card created by Piece of Pope)
Yes you are reading the card above correctly.  Chad and I are expecting our miracle baby in May 24th, 2010.  We are both beyond excited and thrilled to make this announcement!  I have waited for this day for two years and I am extremely happy to share the news with all my blogging friends. 

I am currently 13 weeks pregnant!

We have shared the news with our friends and family over the past few weeks and I have some great stories and moments to share with you over the course of the week. 
So if you have been wondering why I have been so quite and have not written a whole lot this is why... I have had this exciting news and I have had to keep it a secret and it was extremely hard, but I managed.  But now the news is out and I am excited for all of you to know!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers and support.  I truly could not have gotten through the difficult days without your words of comfort and support! 

With that said, I still have a heavy heart for those many couples that are still waiting for their miracle pregnancy or fertility treatment to give them a true blessing to become pregnant.  I plan on sharing my amazing story with all of you this week in hopes that it will give you all hope, but I will continue to keep each of you in my prayers. 

For Now...
I will celebrate this great news with all of you!
Yeah for the Stafford's!

Plus check out my new picture header... isn't it great?  Thank you Traci @ Sweet Cheeky Designs for the mini makeover!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart... he will direct your paths"  
Proverbs 3:5-6

99 comments:

Marsha said...

congratulations!!!!
What a wonderful blessing!

Mel said...

Oh Melissa...I am sitting here in tears right now!!! I know we do not really know each other but I KNOW that raw desire to be a mother and I am beyond thrilled for you. Praise the Lord, HE IS GOOD!!!!!

P.S. I was due in May with Gabriel and winter is a great time to be pregnant. Especially when you work from home. Ugh...I am just so excited for you!!!!!!!!

Shana said...

Oh Praise God!!! I know we have only 'known' each other in the blog world, but I think of you & Chad often & your journey with TTC. I am overjoyed for you!!! I am sending HUGE hugs from Alabama & really loud 'YIPPEES!!' My poor dog almost had a heart attack just now when I gasped so loudly, ha! Love the new pictures! Bella's going to be a big sister!!! SO thrilled for y'all!!

Jess :) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can I just say that as soon as I saw Kelly's tweet just minutes ago...I KNEW! :) I am JUMPING for JOY for you guys right now! I have been praying and praying!

I love that a special little blessing is growing inside of you. I am so looking forward to walking along side you and Chad during your pregnancy. I will continue praying for you and the baby! Again, I'm just sooooo HAPPY for you!!!!! :)

BIG HUGS!

Hansen Family said...

I just love your blog header mini makeover and the card is so cute and fun!!! I am overjoyed that I am walking this journey with you and that I am going to be an aunt to your beautiful baby. Continue to take care of yourself and sending hugs to you. Love you

Crystal said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and I am so excited to hear this for you! I want to jump up and down for you but I'm at work! Congratulations!!!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

So happy for you! I've been waiting on this post since you told me!!! WONDERFUL NEWS!!! God is good!!!

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months and love it! Just had to say congratulations and I'm very excited for you!

The Trendy Couple said...

Congrats! I know what it feels like after two years of trying!!! Enjoy every min. and enjoy a spring baby!!

Summer said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I just so did the happy dance when your new header popped up! YAY for ya'll!!
That baby is going to be soooo blessed!
Summer :0)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for both of you!!!! It so awesome to see the prayer answered with a YES! What a blessing.

Julie

Holly said...

Congratulations!!!

Larissa said...

Congratulation!!!

amy said...

YAAAAAYYYY!!!!! Congratulations! So very happy for you both!!!!!!! :)

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome Thanksgiving blessing you will have this year!

Jenna said...

Congratulations on your miracle!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I've been following you for a couple months now! So happy for you!

Kathryn said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!

Mrs. Jenk said...

God is Good!

DylKat said...

Congratulations!! Many prayers headed your way for a wonderful pregnancy. So happy for you and your husband...you are very blessed!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, I am so excited for y'all right now! When the new header started to load on my computer...tears welled up in my eyes! I am so excited for you both...Congratulations! Yay!!!

Rachel H. said...

Yay!! Congratulations! that's SO awesome, and I'm so happy for you both! I know you've been waiting for this for a long time!!

Kaylan said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Prayers for you and your growing family!! What a wonderful blessing! How great is our GOD!!!

Amanda said...

I have never posted a comment on your blog before but have been reading for a while.

Congrats on your miracle baby!

I hope that you stay healthy during your pregnancy, and rest, rest, rest!!

Anonymous said...

So excited! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! :) :)

Shannon

r- m val said...

i couldn't be happier for you both. i'm sitting her crying at my computer and praising God's perfect timing. i can't wait to share this journey with you via blog. you are going to be a wonderful mommy! congrats!

Julia said...

I saw Kelly's tweet about you...Congratulations!!! I am due May 31st, so we'll be having babies at the same time :)

Bridget said...

I'm so excited for you! Congratulations and enjoy this time. It goes by so fast!

Juls said...

How exciting-you are a true insperation!!!!
Julie

Veronica said...

OMGoodness Melissa! I am SO excited for you guys! I can't wait to make a hat for your little one! I'm due just a few weeks before you! HOW EXCITING!!!

Jenn said...

Love the cards! You are so blessed! Congrats

Katie Spinks said...

wow what a miracle I am so happy for you and Im praying I have the same happy ending you are having!!

zoefeher said...

Congratulations! God is Good!

Ashley said...

How Exciting!!!
Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!
Your new header is awesome!!!!

Jess :) said...

I guess I was so excited I totally missed your due date. That is MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) It brought an EXTRA smile to my face when I re-read and actually saw that!! How incredibly awesome! :)

Mary said...

i came over from kellys korner...this is just awesome news!!!!! i am SO SO SO SO happy for your family!!! what a blessing! yall are going to be the best parents! we are expecting our second baby on May 3, 2010! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brittany said...

I am thrilled for you! You will be an amazing mommy! Enjoy every moment of being pregnant. . it goes by so quickly.

Autumn said...

CONGRATS!!!!! That is awesome!!! I will pray for safe and healthy pregnancy and baby!!! YAY! :)

Amy Lane said...

My due date was May 23! That is so exciting!!! Congrats to you both.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

HOORAY! Congrats on the new addition to your family.

Kami said...

Now that's whay I'm talking about!!!! Congrats honey!!! Whoooo hooo!!!!!

Kami

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

SHUT UP!!!!!! This is sSOOOOOOO Great!!! PRAISE GOD! To Him be all the glory!!!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

Congrats you two wish y'all the very best =)

Jessica said...

I follow your blog and have been praying for you and your hubby!! Congrats that's amazing!! We are about two weeks apart, my husband and I conceived through IUI but its still amazing the way God has his own timing for things! Hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!

Karen said...

OMG, I am so thrilled for you! I knew it would happen!!!! I can't wait to hear the rest of the details, such fabulous news!!!

Karen

The Emerson's said...

Congrats!! What an amazing and exciting time for you and your husband! I pray for a safe, healthy, and happy pregnancy for you! I can't wait to read all about this wonderful journey that s ahead of you!

The Kelley Family said...

OMG!!! I am sooo very excited for you two! I just saw this and my eyes filled with tears. CONGRATS!!! I don't "know" you personally but I feel that I do by following your journey. You two are going to be amazing parents!

rathi said...

Congratulations! I read your blog thru Kelly's Korner and so happy to see your post.. We are due in mid April with our first, and we went thru IVF.. So excited for you both and can't wait to read more!

krislyn. said...

God is SO faithful!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS, like many other's I have been following you for a while and praying for this .. He is SO good. What a wonderful early Christmas present! =) Soak this time up .. Can not wait to see this next part of your journey un-fold!

Traci said...

Melissa, I have been thinking about you all day and am still SO excited for you and Chad! I put the header on at 5 am- I just couldn't wait any longer- sorry! What a miracle!

Shermanators said...

SOOOO happy for you!!! We are finally expecting our first in April 2010 after a couple years of trying too! Isn't it so exciting??? :) I've been praying for you too, especially since we got pregnant and little did I know you already were!! :)

Jules said...

Congratulations! Good times to come.

Emily of Timeless Paper said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for y'all. My husband and I have been trying for almost a year so your story has really given me hope that one day our little miracle will come too. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! COngratulations!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Hi Melissa! I've never commented but have been reading your blog since you started it! Congratulations on this wonderful and amazing news!! It's so great to see you finally get to make this announcement!! Praise Jesus!

Kelly said...

God is good!!!! :-)
Love the new blog look and I love that you get to share your good news now!!!!
So happy - you will be the BEST mom!

Haley said...

I just got teary eyed! CONGRATS TO Y'ALL!!!!!!! I have never comment before but I read your blog all the time. I am pregnant and due April 20th :) Congrats again!!!!

Lianna Knight said...

Praise the Lord for you and your hubby!!! What a wonderful Christmas blessing :)

And I LOVE the new mini-blog makeover!

Melissa said...

HOLY COW!!! I about fell out of my chair when I saw the new blog header!!!! YYYAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys! Congrats!!!!

The Ormons said...

Wow that gave me chills to read this. What a wonderful blessing... I know you must be so thrilled. God is GOOD and it was in his timeing.

Candi said...

GOD IS GOOD and he proves it to us everyday.

Dana said...

WOOOHOOOO!!! I am so excited and happy for y'all! We are due in the same month :D God is soo amazing!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

Tiffany said...

I am SO excited for you! I have been reading your blog for about a year now, but have never left a comment. I cannot express how excited I am for you guys!!!! Congratulations! The verse from Proverbs is Perfect in every way!

Anonymous said...

Wow what a nice surprise when I checked your blog tonight! Congratulations. You don't know me but I check your blog every day and I have always prayed that God would bless you with a baby. So excited for you both. Love the blog header and t shirts! Precious. Take care and enjoy your pregnancy. Love, Betty

tara said...

Melissa!! I am SOOOO happy for you guys! I have been praying for this day for you and Chad and yeah Bella is gonna be a big sister!!!! :)
God is so good!!! Love your new banner, get some rest mama!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Such good news. You have been in my prayers for months and will continue to be. God is good all the time.

Angie said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!!!

I am so unbelievably excited for you and Chad...what a wonderful miracle that you both have been given - that baby will have 2 great parents!!

I am so so excited!!!!!! Cant wait to follow your pregnancy!!! Thinking and praying always :)

Regina said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and have enjoyed it. Congrats on your baby!! How exciting! After 13 years of marriage, our first child is due June 2! God is Good!!

Ben and Emily said...

So happy for the both of you!!

Lesli said...

What awesome news!! Even though we do not know each other, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes because I know how hard you have tried and prayed for this little miracle! I two waited two years to get pregnant with my now three year old so I UNDERSTAND how happy you must be and HAPPY probably doesn't even describe it!!
Congratulations!! I love your new header, it is perfect!!

Anonymous said...

I've been following you for months checking back now and again waiting for this post... Congratuations!! Couldn't be happier for you and your hubby!!

Katie said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a while, and you've been on my mind non-stop. I always check back hoping for this post. So happy for you!!

Kim Darnell said...

Melissa, I am so happy for you and your husband...I will be emailing you (I have your email address on my work email....) I have something to tell you too:)
I can't wait to read your updates!!!

Karah said...

Congrats! I came across your blog from Kelly. I wish you an easy and healthy pregnancy. SO EXCITING!!!

Shelly said...

It is going to be wonderful... I am going to be blessed once again with a beautiful grandchild that will fill my life with Joy and Love. It will also fill your heart with Joy and love and enjoy every minute of it because it gose by much to quickly...

akshie said...

Oh Melissa! When Chad broke the news to us yesterday, I had tears in my eyes! Tejas and I are soooooo happy for both of u. we know you guys will make the best parents ever and have one of the most beautiful babies in the world.
Thank you for the awesome gift you sent for my baby who is due in 3 days!!!
We have to try and meet after May either in NYC or Arkansas :)All the best to you both and God Bless...

Catherine said...

Congratulations!!!

Sara said...

I read Ashley's blog and I wanted to come over here and say congrats! I teared up when I read what she said. My best friend who had been trying for a long time also just found out she is pregnant. We do have an amazing god.

Courtney said...

I have been following you for several months now without commenting, but I had to tell you congrats!! I am so happy..i have been hoping and praying that I would see this post some day!!

robineilene said...

oh Melissa,

I nearly cried when I read your blog this morning! I have been following you for quite some time now and have spent many nights praying for you and Chad and wondering when the Lord would bless you guys! I am so incredibly happy for you! God's timing is always perfect, and what a true miracle that sweet baby is!

Congratulations,
Robin

Stacey said...

I have been following your blog for some time now. I have read all of your post. I have prayed for you and your husband to become pregant. My heart has hurt for you two.
Prayers do work! God is amazing!!!!!! I wish you the best of luck! I will keep you in my prayers:)

Anonymous said...

You 2 will be great Parents! Congrats!!!!!
We are so happy for you! Scott and Paula

Julee Turner said...

I am so very happy for you and your story is very encouraging for those of us still trying! Congrats!! Cant wait to follow your journey! :)

Ashley said...

Melissa, I just did a blog on this! I was waiting for this post so I could do one too, I was sooo excited for you!

I can't help but have tears, lots of them everytime I think of your journey! I praise God for how our friendship has grown & how we have been able to stick close to each other... through this & when I was preggs.. I can't wait to follow your journey of being preggers! I knew that God would answer you prayers.. he says to ask, & you shall receive! HE IS SO GOOD!

I love you & I am with you EVERY step of the way!

Christa said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting!!

Jess said...

Congrats! I have been reading your blog. I have hoping you'd be announcing something soon. I just had this feeling!! How? Because good news comes in 3's in my life. My friend Ally is due a day after you and my cousin is expecting 6 days after you.

I am so excited for you! I know how it is to try for so long and finally get pregnant! Happy and healthy 9 months!!

bella said...

I love to read your blog but have never commented before. I am so happy for your exciting news. You will be fantastic parents and enjoy each moment. I also was infertile many years ago but eventually was able to have three daughters. Your joy and appreciation will be immense because of the difficulty you had. May you be blessed!

Katie said...

Isn't our God great??? All of the prayers have paid off! I am so excited for you two and know you will be such amazing parents!!! I will continue to pray for a safe pregnancy!!! I still cannot believe it!!!

Dina said...

Congratulations!

Dina
www.alexmatthewandryan.blogspot.com

Cheri said...

Congratulations!!!! I have been following your blog for a few months. God is good!!

Jennifer said...

I know I already sent you a tweet to tell you how excited I am, but I wanted to tell you one more time!!! God really is so good! I am thrilled about your sweet little miracle! We need to go to lunch again and I want to hear all about it! :)

Adventures on the Farm said...

Melissa-
What a TRUE blessing....I have never been more excited for a person. Both you and your husband are sooo deserving and it is amazing how God works. God is great. Please keep us in the blogging world updated and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

Hi Melissa,

I have never met you, but I found your blog when I started seeing people hop off of your blog to my little card blog -polkadots&paisleys. I am so thrilled for your family and your amazing news! God is so Good!

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
My heart is sooooo happy for you. Praise the Lord for this news!

Sandy

laurensmommy said...

I don't know you, but have followed your story through Kelly's Korner and Ashley Linam's blog (I don't know them, either!) :)

Anyway, I just wanted to say that "every good and perfect gift is from above..." and I am soo happy for your little miracle! What a testimony God has given you! Praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy!

Amy said...

Congratulations! I have been following your blog for a while now and just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you have been in my life.... a true example that God does bless those who are faithful...even when times are hard, even when we don't understand...HE always has a plan...a perfect plan! Thank you for sharing your story - what an amazing testimony! Praying for you and your precious miracle!!

TriciaNae said...

CONGRATS!! I am SO SO SO happy for y'all!

Southern Savvy said...

Yeah, Congrats to Momma and Daddy! Sorry I'm late. I'm behind on my blogs b/c I'm almost 9 months pregnant and this baby is sucking the life force out of me!

Megan said...

Congratulations!! Very happy for you!! =)

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