So, if you haven’t heard, Amanda and I are expecting a little one. I’m overwhelmed. I am beyond joyous. I have been an emotional basket case crying at every little kid I see.
In the middle of finding out this wonderful news, we are trying to move into the worship center, and I am having the hardest time focusing cause I’m going to be a daddy! To show you how bad it is, today we were moving the books into the bookstore and I grabbed a kids’ illustrated Bible and someone said, “Ahh, you’ll get to read that to your baby.” And I started boo hooing. I mean not fake stuff – I was dying thinking about reading to my kid one day God’s Words.
Anyway, here’s the lowdown of how we found out.
We finished up Fusion a week ago (September 4, 2007) and took a pregnancy test at home. You’re not supposed to take them at night, but Amanda couldn’t wait. So after she takes it, she is waving it around and talking extremely fast saying how she knows she isn’t pregnant and then it pops up and says “pregnant.” She starts screaming and tearing up.
I tear up.
We hug. We started crying. Then yelling.
Then the questions. She gets out the instructions to make sure it is right.
I tried to tell my wife that the test is digital and says either “pregnant” or “not pregnant.” The directions will not tell us that when it says “pregnant,” you really or not. She started to hyperventilate.
So, we cried and prayed and thanked God. And we tried to sleep. It didn’t work.
The next morning…
…another test just to make sure. And then later that day…
At this point, we begin to think maybe the test is right. We tried to schedule an appointment, but we couldn’t get one until the following Monday (9.10.07). While we are at the doctor, Amanda had to take a test, and then we began to talk with the doctor. He told us about the next check up, what to expect as far as symptoms would go, what kind of exercises she could do, but then I had to intervene.
“Excuse me, no one has officially said anything. Are we pregnant? We wanted to hear it from you before we told anyone.”
Doctor: “Oh yeah, y’all are five weeks along.”
Tears. Happiness. Joy. Responsiblity. Even a deeper love for Amanda which I didn’t think was possible.
I’ve been overwhelmed at how excited people have been for us. We told our parents on Monday night, and they were all so excited. We began telling other people who night and announced it at Fusion on Tuesday.
There’s so much more to share about what I’m thinking and going through, but this post has already been long. We have a due date of May 13th. Maybe Baby Agnew will be in time for Mother’s Day. God has been so good to us.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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Congratulations to both of you from Wendy and I. The next 8 months will be a great time for you as you experience a true touch of God’s hands. You will be great parents!!
Congrats on the baby! I’m expecting my 1st child on October 4th. Less than two weeks away, it’s such a great feeling.
Any how, the guys over at Church 2.0 – the blog wanted to thank you for the link. If there is anything we can help you with let us know.
Blessings upon you, your family and your church!
Just think Travis in a few years baby Agnew will be toddler Agnew and playing dodgeball with me like the kids at Project Love.
Good luck with everything
Im praying for you
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