We Are Having A…

April 20, 2015

Friday our doctor’s office called us with testing results, I’d had the verifi Prenatal test (p.s. I have no affiliation with them, just linking since it’s rather new to the testing game) which is why we found out gender so early. Everything is fine – it doesn’t change the risk with ciHHV-6, but it does eliminate other issues or complications. That’s why we opted to do this, in case there was something that might be a bigger risk with ciHHV-6.

And then the nurse asked, “Would you like to know the gender?” It was one of those moments where the whole world stops for a second – you know whatever words come next are going to change your life. And they did. I started to cry and told her, “You just made my whole day,” and she was so excited – it was wonderful.

So then once we knew, and Bella knew we knew (and wasn’t about to wait to find out), I ran out and bought balloons, came home and searched for a box – finding the only one big enough but barely fit in. Then we realized my camera battery was dead. And once Bella opened the box, the jammed in balloons didn’t come out and Sam had to help her pry them out and I forgot to turn the phone the right way and then the video was a mess to try to clip together –

Bella Gender Reveal 1

Best laid plans y’all. So I scrapped it, did a short clip of her cutest moment, and found one of my favorite pics I snapped.

Ready? 🙂 Turn up your sound, she gives a little squeal that melts my heart.

(not sure if it was because of the gender or just the fact that she loves balloons that.much.)








Bella’s going to have a little sister and we can hardly wrap our heads around having two amounts of this cute in our home. We are so, so thrilled and hopeful – and so many prayers cover this little one already.

Bella Gender Reveal

Baby Girl – October 2015.


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  • roxanne

    April 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I knew it!!!!!!!!

  • Jessica Cummins

    April 23, 2015 at 10:54 am

    This is amazing news!!! I found your blog from a Zoloft post that popped up on a Google search result. Your story is an incredible, yet trying one. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Life may not always be how we planned it, but God has a way of working things out. There is a plan for all of us. Big hugs!!!

  • Sarah

    April 22, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    So incredibly overjoyed for you all! CONGRATS!

  • Laura Barndt

    April 22, 2015 at 12:41 am

    So sweet! <3

  • Danny B

    April 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Soo Soo happy for you lady! God Bless you!

  • jess

    April 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Oh my heart is so happy for you! I love that she’s hugging those balloons!

  • Stephanie Moram

    April 21, 2015 at 1:50 am

    So happy for you!!! <3

  • Maureen Schultz

    April 21, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I don't know you – I have just followed your story…bless your family

  • inbetweenthepiles

    April 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Goosebumps!!! So excited for you!

  • Krista Que

    April 21, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Congrats again Diana!! Bella is just too cute and I'm so happy for you and your family. Praying for you!

  • Shari

    April 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    So happy for you! Lots of prayers continuing to come your way.

  • Elise N Hoffman

    April 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    YAAAAY!! *squeals and claps*

  • Erin N.

    April 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    So very, very happy for you. You and your sweet family have so many prayers coming your way!!!

  • Theresa Streb

    April 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    So hoping all turns out well for you and the family.

  • Shannon

    April 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm


  • Terry Kell

    April 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Prayers for you and your new little girl!

  • Nicole Tolosa

    April 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    So, so happy for you!!

  • Andrea B.

    April 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I’m an October girl so I already find myself connected to your sweet baby! How very very exciting. I’m so thrilled for your family. Thinking of you all!

  • Jessica Watson

    April 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    So happy for you!!

  • Beth Weindruch Prystowsky

    April 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Yay. So sweet.

  • Carrie

    April 20, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Ohmygoodness. When she hugs the balloon. Ahhhh…so excited for you!! <3

  • Laura Nelson Magu

    April 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Diana!! Congratulations!

  • GP Vlahopoulos

    April 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I was so excited watching your clip. Bella made the cutest yelp! I am very happy for your family. All the best for you all going forward and I pray for your pregnancy to be healthy and happy.

  • Stacy Kaye

    April 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my. When she hugged that balloon so tight it was like she was hugging her sister and I just started crying. I am stoping everything I am doing right now to pray for you and that sweet baby girl within.

  • Maggie Kucharski Berta

    April 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I'm so happy for you guys! Tears of happiness are flowing

  • Elisabeth

    April 20, 2015 at 9:44 am

    So so excited for you! Our daughters are a few months apart and my rainbow came last October after 3 years of secondary infertility and 2 losses. I pray for you, your family and this sweet new babe often. Our losses happened at similar times and I grieved with you so many times. Continuing to cover you in prayer!

  • Sonya Morris

    April 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    YAY! So happy for you guys!

  • Kristin

    April 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Oh man – when she hugs the balloon? Tears. Absolutely thrilled for all of you.

  • Wendy Chapman

    April 20, 2015 at 9:27 am

  • Deborah Cruz

    April 20, 2015 at 9:23 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I have truly never been so happy for someone. Praying for a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby girl. All the prayers and love coming your way, Diana.

  • Erin

    April 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Yay!!!!!! Congrats!!!! So thrilled for you both and the big sister 🙂

  • Sarah Halstead

    April 20, 2015 at 9:16 am

    YAY!!! I am so happy for you!!! Congrats on your little girl. So precious!

  • gina

    April 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Congrats! So happy for you!

  • Kira Reed

    April 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    So many happy tears for you all!!

  • Amanda

    April 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I got chills watching this video. So many congratulations on your new baby girl! Sending tons of prayers your way.

  • Stacy

    April 20, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I am so happy for y’all! You have been on my mind and in my prayers and will continue to be.

  • Anne-Marie Tonyan Lindsey

    April 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    October and a girl! I knew this one was a girl! I'm so excited!

  • Polly Hensley

    April 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Omg tears of joy!! I'm so happy for yall!! I've followed your story for years now, I lost two babies in 2012 and your strength gave me strength. I'm due in September with a baby girl as well. Congratulations, my prayers are with you all!

  • Sarah Kooiman

    April 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Rejoicing with you Diana!!!

  • Jen Hajer

    April 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    So happy for you and your family!!

  • Cheri

    April 20, 2015 at 8:48 am

    So. So. Excited for you all!!

  • Kimberly Crump Barefoot

    April 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I'm so very happy for you!

  • Meli

    April 20, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations! Praying so hard for you and Baby!!!

  • Jill Williams Krause

    April 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oh Diana Stone!!! Thrilled for you! <3

  • Joy

    April 20, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Yay, congrats!

  • Jeanine Macintosh

    April 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Aw! Amazing! Congratulations!

  • Alison Beavers

    April 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Words cannot describe the happiness I have for you and your family!! Prayers and hugs for you guys every day!

  • Amy Sulpazo

    April 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Total cuteness overload!!! Congratulations and daily prayers for you all.

  • Calley Brewer Pate

    April 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Fabulous news Diana!!!! <3 and prayers for a safe pregnancy! XOXO!

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As…the Wife

    April 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations! I just had a feeling this little one was a girl. : )

  • Anne Marie McKinnon Jackson

    April 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Awesome…so exciting! Continuing to pray for your family!

  • Anne Marie McKinnon Jackson

    April 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Awesome…so exciting! Continuing to pray for your family!

  • Crystal

    April 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

    What joy! When she kisses that balloon, my heart just melted. Congratulations 🙂

  • Caroline Watt

    April 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    What a fabulous video! Happy tears over here!! Prayers cover all of you from me and mine over here in Scotland. Much love and blessings to you.

  • Amber

    April 20, 2015 at 8:21 am

    So ridiculously happy for you guys! Me and my girls have been praying for you guys! Now we get to pray for you and your girls too 🙂

  • Tessica Trudell

    April 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    And the tears won't stop… Congratulations. God is such a GOOD God! What a gift to your family! <3 Praying for your baby girl, and you.

  • Beth Jolly

    April 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    OMG. I got teary-eyed. Congratulations, so happy for you. 🙂

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