Monday, October 11, 2010

* and then there were three *

After months of keeping the biggest secret of our lives, mostly private, we've decided it's time to share...

We're Having a Baby!

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And feel completely overjoyed about this next adventure of our lives. When I think back to the day I took the pregnancy test and we saw the word 'Pregnant,' I immediately began to think about how our world was only going to improve from here on out. The two of us cherish and love our time together and now eagerly await for the day {sometime in mid April} that we can share our love with our baby.

I've dreamed about becoming a mom for most of my adult life and since falling in love with Steve, I have dreamed about having children with him. It's simple...I LOVE children...my friends children, my cousins children, strangers children, I love them all. And now looking at the ultrasounds and seeing this tiny little RinaCoffeybean growing inside of me, I get a smile on my face at the thought of loving my own as much as I love all of these other children.

* The fortune on the ultrasound was one that Steve brought home from dinner, two months before we got pregnant. I kept it...in hopes that out of all the fortunes in the world of promising wealth and luck, that this one fortune (in the way we had deciphered the meaning) would come true for us...and it did.

32 comments:

mcoffey311@gmail.com said...

Ahhhhh finally the secret is out and I'm the first to comment! Congratulations to my big sissy and Stevey! I'm soo excited for the both of you and what will become of the Rinabarger clan. You two will make wonderful parents, I just know it! I love you both (and the little one) very much!! Love Auntie Megs XOXO

DeLane & Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

OH I love this little bean already so much!!! So excited for you guys to join the parental group. LOVE to you both during one of the most amazing times in your lives... ENJOY!!

Jen said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! Just got goosebumps, Coffey you are going to be the world's best Mom! Was just thinking today about how life really isn't complete until you have a child to share it with. Might I tell you that you have picked the perfect time to be preggo? C's bday is April 24th and I loved being able to hide the baby bump under big sweaters and only having to really buy one season of maternity clothes. Can't wait to see pics of your ever growing bump, CONGRATS AGAIN! x

Brooke said...

Say what?!?!?! CONGRATS Erin. What an exciting time! Your little coffeybean is going to be one special baby having you as a momma. XOXOXO

Courtney said...

Congratulations friend, love this post! And I love the little fortune you got- so perfect! You guys are going to be fantastic parents...it's the best thing in the entire world! Don't you just adore the ultrasound of that little squishy body?!

Matt and Teresa said...

Congrats RinaCoffey's! What a lucky little babe to have you and Steve as Mom and Dad. I can't wait to meet your precious little one.

The Johnsons said...

Yay!! I don't have to keep it a secret anymore. . .although I didn't really need to keep it a secret since everyone here already knows!! Can't wait to meet this little one come April!!

Alexis Gradwohl said...

I'm SOOOO happy for you guys! I knew it! In San Fran everyone was asking me about you... I'm overcome with joy for you and Steve. OMG, Patty is freaking out! I hope you love pregnancy and motherhood as much as I did/do.

The Petyos said...

Yay!! We are so excited for you two! You are a great secret keeper....I've been bursting at the seams and I'm not even pregnant! Congrats and big hugs xo

Stacy and Ryan said...

I got goosebumps from reading your post. I remember those days like they were yesterday. Cherish these moments, as you'll remember them forever. SO happy for you guys - you'll be such a good mom!! (and you won't have to be prego in the heat...added bonus)

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Yahoooooo!!!!!! So happy for you both!!! Get ready for the best time of your lives!!

Lynne said...

Congrats Coffey!! I am so happy for you and Steve. You guys will be amazing parents. Love you both. xoxo Lynne & Joey

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

Ahhhhh...you know how I've been waiting for this post! I love your words and the excitement that you and Steve are sharing right now. You two are going to be wonderful parents and BootswiththefurRinakitty will make a wonderful big brother to baby! And the best part for me...we get to go through this crazy thing called pregnancy together! I love it and love you!

Michelle said...

Yay! The secret is finally out :) So happy for you two! I can't wait to watch this little Rinacoffeybean grow!

Lyndsy said...

EEEK! I am so happy for the two of you (technically 3 with BWTF)! What exciting times ahead and how much fun to be able to shop for your OWN baby clothes at the stores now!

So excited to see your belly in a few months and even more excited to hear all the stories and firsts you experience!

Love you all!!!

Coug Gal said...

Yea!!! Congratulations to Steve and you!

The Haigh's said...

WHAT!!! So happy for you, couldn't believe when I opened your post. Can't wait to follow you on this journey of what is about to be the most amazing experience of your life. Congratulations a million times over.

Marge said...

Congrats Rinababy!! Im so thrilled for you and Steve. That kid is going to have quite the wardrobe. Lots of love.

Hillary said...

Congrats Erin!!! That is soo fantastic. Motherhood really rocks- you will love it!!

Nadine Peters said...

Congrats to you and Steve... you two will be amazing parents! So happy you are feeling well!

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

YAY!! Just so happy for you and Steve, and so excited you get to celebrate the news with all of the people that love you so much! You will be an AMAZING mama, and I am so excited for you to experience this incredible / crazy / exciting / blissful time! Enjoy all these little moments - xoxo.

Team Gibson said...

Yay! SO excited for your family :) April will be here before you know it!!

Blyth Family Blog said...

I love you, and am SO excited for you both. What a blessing. I cannot wait to meet that little coffeybean.
I'm so happy the secret is finally OUT so I can talk all about you! Do you know how long I've been waiting for you to post this news??? Love you!!!!!!

Melissa Moore said...

Congratulations to you both...it has always been very apparent from your blog and photography how much you LOVE kids and how much they love you. I am sure you will make a wonderful mommy!!

aimee said...

Yes! Another one joining the parent club :)

So super excited for you and Steve. It is an adventure! I hope you are feeling great and have the easiest pregnancy ever.

ENJOY THE LAST FEW MONTHS OF JUST THE TWO OF YOU!! It goes by so far and that chapter will end so quickly so just savor it all.

Laura Sleasman said...

I love, love, love this blog post!!!

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Stacie said...

Congratulations, RinaCoffeys! You two will be wonderful parents! Can't wait to find out what it is!!!

Lisa said...

YAY Cousins!!! I'm so happy you two are growing our family. You will be fantastic parents and get ready for the most fun ever!! Love you. Enjoy!
PS-Spring is a great time to have a baby! You get maternity leave during the best weather...

Tara Holmes said...

Baby Eve! Baby Eve! Baby Eve! Hip Hip Horray!!!

Ailie said...

Yaaay!! Congrats!!! You are going to be such a fun mama! xoxo

Mike and Kim said...

Yay, yay, yay! I'm so exited for you two!!!