And then that happened. And THAT!


I really don’t even know how to write this post, where to begin. I guess it’s been like this for me a lot recently, and not just writing – talking to people, telling them what I’m about to tell you, has been difficult. Not because it’s bad, or even necessarily difficult itself (quite the contrary, actually, because I’m SQUEEing all over myself inside), but because… well, I just don’t know where the hell to start.

So I guess I’ll start at the beginning. And be blunt about it.

On Sunday, April 10, The Boy and I found out I’m pregnant! On Wednesday, April 13, I had my first doctor’s appointment, complete with pregnancy confirmation and… our first ultrasound! At that point, I was 6 weeks and 3 days… which makes me 9.5 weeks pregnant at this point.

And then, on Tuesday, April 19, The Boy surprised me with this:

He proposed!*

We’re getting married!

I feel the need to clarify here that we are not getting married just because we’re having a baby. But, to be honest, if you’re going to think that, you’re going to think it regardless of what I say. Though the truth is we’ve talked about getting married for almost two years now… it just so happens that this is the right time for us.

We are acceleratingย the engagement process a bit because of the baby, however. The way I see it, it’s just going to be easier to plan a quick, simple wedding while I’m pregnant than to plan anything with a newborn – and I really don’t want to put off getting married another couple years.

So, Big Day #1 is July 16. We will be married in a small ceremony at our home, with a large reception at the community building in town. Be prepared for wedding planning chaos posts (if I have the energy).

Big Day #2 is December 2. The Boy and I will be parents (that is SO CRAZY!) by Christmas. AH! Also, EEK! ๐Ÿ™‚

Note: When calling your mother to tell her some big news (because you won’t get the chance to see her in person for a few weeks, and want to tell her RIGHT NOW), it might not be the best idea to start the conversation with, “Are you sitting down?”

* Sorry about the not-so-great photo quality, but… well, I’m not a photographer, especially when it comes to shiny rings.


  1. Shawnita Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:15 am

    Congrats!!! Those are big exciting changes!

  2. Toe Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:50 am

    That’s a lot of stuff in a little time. Congrats!

  3. brandy Wednesday, May 4, 2011 9:51 am

    YAY!!! What exciting news. Sounds like you have so many exciting and happy events going on. I’m so, so happy for you!

  4. Allison Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:04 am

    YAY KACI! I am so happy for you!

  5. Caryn Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:41 am

    How exciting! You are going to make a fabulous mother and wife!! I am thrilled for you! This may change a few things in Vegas, but you won’t need to drink to have fun. I’m glad you’re still coming. I think The Boy’s name can be change to The Fiance for your posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think a July wedding will be lovely! I am a December baby too. We rock FYI. EEKS!! I am sooo happy for you!

    • Kaci Johanna Friday, May 6, 2011 2:17 pm

      Oh my gosh, did I MENTION how this almost made me cry?! Thank you SO much, Caryn! The Fiance ( ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe) is a little nervous about the trip I think, but it’s going to be great!

  6. Katherine Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:22 pm

    So excited for you! I can’t wait to hear all the updates!

    • Kaci Johanna Friday, May 6, 2011 2:20 pm

      Thank you! I’ll try to keep the updates to a non-barf-inducing level! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ashley Wednesday, May 4, 2011 4:52 pm

    Congrats! I totes thought that’s what you were vague tweeting about.

    • Kaci Johanna Friday, May 6, 2011 2:20 pm

      Thanks! I know, my vague tweets totes weren’t really that vague, huh?

  8. TJ Wednesday, May 4, 2011 4:56 pm

    Kaci!! I am so happy for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wonder what your mom’s initial thoughts were when you prefaced the news with that verbage. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kaci Johanna Friday, May 6, 2011 2:23 pm

      Thank you!

      I’m pretty sure I almost gave my mom a heart attack. In hindsight, probably not the best way to start that conversation. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Stevie Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:06 pm

    Ahhhhhh! So excited for you! I had a feeling this was your big news from your vague tweets the other day ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. Jamie Wednesday, May 4, 2011 5:10 pm

    YAY! So much excitement! Congrats!

  11. rikki Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:17 pm

    WOW, Kaci, this is all so great for you. So much change so fast! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait for the wedding and the baby!

  12. ameena Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:16 pm

    oh how exciting! congrats!!!

  13. ERIN Thursday, May 5, 2011 8:34 am

    SOOOO SOOOO SOOO excited for you both!

  14. Gina Friday, May 6, 2011 12:33 am

    Oh my god that is SO EXCITING! Congrats, lady! I’m so happy for you! <3

  15. Kelly L. Friday, May 6, 2011 1:57 pm

    what what what? SQUEE! + Congrats! (Sqeegrats? I don’t know, it sounded better in my head.)


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