*deep breath*

Diving in head first for this announcement and making the Family Friday a Family Thursday post!
We’ve been wanting another child for years now but have been met with challenges, sadness and eventually hope. A few months ago, we decided to take a break from the RE’s office and to try a more natural approach. Through a roundabout way, we found Rachel Davis (at the Green Hills Natural Health Clinic) and signed up for fertility massages and acupuncture. I felt more positive about this journey than I had with years of doctors and fertility clinics. Much to my surprise, two months later, there it was. The all illusive positive test. Staring at me. Anyone that has been through a loss or fertility problems knows how scary it can be to actually see a positive pregnancy test.
I didn’t believe it and took another one. Yep, still positive.
I had just dropped Randy at the airport (heading to NY for an overnight business trip) and it KILLED me not to call him the second I found out. I knew this would be our last child, rounding out the 3 kids that we wanted, so I wanted to surprise him with the news in a special way. I called our dear friends Chris & Adrienne and asked if one of them could meet me at the airport when R’s flight came in the next day. I wanted to catch his reaction as he stepped off the plane to the kids’ “welcome home” signs and my “Welcome home…and surprise!” sign with a picture of the test. Poor, sweet man just thought Chris was there to catch the moment of him coming back to Nashville.

Then I told R that I made a sign for him too…and flipped it over:

Finally understanding what was going on…


This past week we had a scare and thought that we would lose the baby. We were overwhelmed with sadness and nervous energy until we saw the beautiful heartbeat this morning on the ultrasound. Pure joy!!! It’s still early in this journey, so we appreciate your prayers for a healthy (and hopefully, from now on, uneventful) pregnancy!
(And, Chris, thank you again love. You have no idea how much these images mean to us.)

57 thoughts on “*deep breath*

  1. Heather Thompson says:

    Oh Kate, how WONDERFUL! What an amazing way to tell him you are expecting, and very sweet of you to share those beautiful photos with us. Congrats to the both of you. Take it easy and take care of you and the little one. Ben and I know the fear and excitement of finally getting that positive test. Three years of trying and 7 miscarriages lead us to our beautiful daughter Olivia. All the tears and struggle melt away when you hear that beautiful cry for the first time. 🙂 Congrats again.

  2. Courtney Davis says:

    Congratulations!!! As I sit here crying uncontrollably! What a blessing and what wonderful images to have, R’s face and expressions are priceless! Prayers going up and Blessing flowing down to you and your beautiful family:)

  3. Kim Youra says:

    Love the pics, Kate! And I’m so happy to hear the good news about the heartbeat. What a relief! Feeling okay so far?

  4. Stephanie Jones says:

    Such Precious, precious news! Congratulations to your growing family. God Bless!

  5. Heather Cicione says:

    WHOOO HOOOO!!! Kate that is such wonderful, wonderful news. So many thoughts and prayers for you all, and especially little baby C.

  6. Gregory Byerline says:

    Yep, I teared up too. So incredibly happy for you two/four/five. These photos are priceless. Priceless, I tell you. Big virtual hugs from us until the real ones can be delivered in person.

  7. april bodenburg says:

    Oh my… I’m just SOBBING with tears of joy for you and your family! So happy for you all!! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to follow along on your journey of this precious new addition to your lovely lovely family!

  8. Sonia Boss says:

    Congrats!!! So excited for you two! Sending prayers your way 🙂

  9. Bebbie Minter says:

    Oh, Kate and Randy, I am so thrilled! I remember your wedding as though it were yesterday. My love and prayers will accompany you through this entire journey. I can’t wait to meet your new addition.

    Kate, what an absolutely wonderful, loving idea of how to share the news with Randy! It felt as though I were there as I looked at the beautiful pictures. Love you all!

  10. Kristine Neeley says:

    Oh wow, oh wow. This has made my whole day, and we don’t even really know each other. What a beautiful beautiful gift in all of it – a new little one on the way, such a great family, and good friends to document such a PRECIOUS moment. I am beyond thrilled for you all and will be praying for the continued safety and health of your little one on the way!

  11. Carol Coker says:

    So glad I’m not the only person who took a photo of the “positive” readout on the pregnancy test! After 2 years of trying to conceive I wanted to remember that moment. I did make sure hubby was sitting down before I told him! Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy! Please be careful in this heat and stay hydrated!

  12. chris says:

    YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY! Thanks again for letting me be a part of this! So excited for you guys!

  13. adrian hitt says:

    OH my goodness. What AMAZING news! So extremely excited for you. I know this child is already loved immensely.

  14. Marcia says:

    My eyes are full of tears! I am SO happy for you guys and what a wonderful way to share the news with Randy! I love it!

  15. Justin Brown says:

    Congrats Kate we are so very excited for you both! and these photos are absolutely priceless.

  16. shante fentress says:

    Tears! Beautiful priceless pictures! Congratulations! May God keep you and continue to Bless you each and every day.

  17. Kate Monroe says:

    I am so freaking excited for you guys! I’m so glad Chris was able to be there to capture Randy’s reaction. Absolute perfection. Many continued prayers and thoughts for baby C.

  18. kate bentley says:

    sooooooooooooooooooo unbelievably excited and happy for your family, kate. ♥ lots of good thoughts and prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  19. Sarah says:

    WOW this post brought tears to my eyes. So happy and excited for you guys! That last image is amazing. Best wishes to your growing family!

  20. *holly. says:

    what a beautiful beautiful set of images…. i am crying…. so happy for your family!! and so thankful for photography to capture emotion and moments like this. they are priceless!

  21. Brooke says:

    Oh Kate, I am so thrilled for you guys! I know how long you’ve wanted this and your post made me tear up. Many prayers for a healthy pregnancy.

  22. Angela Pace says:

    Congratulations! What a gift to have that moment documented. What a blessing!

  23. Courtney says:

    I am SO excited for you guys!!!! I LOVE these pictures! I LOVE R’s reaction, that is priceless! I am also in tears from your story. My thoughts and prayers will be with you the whole 9 months! I’m so excited for you guys and this new journey!

  24. mary crow says:

    Teary eyed here! congratulations to you and your family!!! Here’s to natural and alternative health!! :=)

  25. Jenna says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! and I love that you had it captured!!!!!!!!

    Wishing you a safe, healthy and non-pukey 9+ months!


  26. Jenny says:

    As with everyone else, I had tears and smiles as I was reading and looking at your photos. I pray that you two are blessed with your third baby and everything will be fine. Try to keep positive I know how scary that is but from the looks of the pictures you have a wonderful family that will get you through anything as well. Good luck and God Bless you! Thank You for sharing your story and CONGRATS!

  27. Mel McLellan says:

    AH! I got chills!!! Sooo excited for you and will be thinking of you and praying for you lots over the next 9 months! Love you!!!

  28. Stacie says:

    Oh Kate and TGR, I am overwhelmed with joy for you all! Congratulations and continued prayers for a joyous and healthy pregnancy!

  29. emily says:

    Yayyyyy!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! SO HAPPY for you all!! These images are precious. 🙂

  30. Ericas mom says:

    OMG! I am sitting here in tears! I am so happy for u guys. God has truly blessed u guys one more times in ways that only He can. Keep doing what u do and allow God to continue to bless u and ur family.

  31. Micah Miller says:

    Just for the sake of echoing everyone else’s comments… I also cried! At work. — It’s embarrassing. What an awesome moment to have captured. I LOVE IT! And congratulations again! 🙂

  32. Steph says:

    Congratulations Kate and family! Sending prayers and positive energy your way!

  33. Phil Thornton says:

    Oh AWESOME!! Congratulations guys! What a great way to tell Randy, I love his confused look in that one shot. Very happy for you two!

  34. Amber says:

    eeeek! so happy for you all! i literally teared and was smiling ear to ear as I read through the post! many prayers and blessings coming your way!

  35. Bekah says:

    ::wiping away a constant flow of tears..:: CONGRATS! So amazing and an answer to prayer!!!!

  36. Krystal says:

    oooooooooohhhhhhh! I got tears. I am so glad you had Chris there to capture the moment. AND SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy you saw a heartbeat this morning. Congrats again and loveloveLOVE to you!


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