Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crazy Faith

I started my blog with this song. And after today, it just seems like the perfect fit for this post. Tonight, instead of words, I have a video. I always promised myself I would document the important moments of this matter how emotional. And 12 minutes of emotions it is. I'm so happy I'll always have this memory to look back on. (Even if I look like my face is melting off.)

If you don't have twelve minutes, you can forward it to around the 8 minute mark.
P.S. - I'm an ugly crier.  A very, very ugly crier. :)

Thank you. <3
Thank you. <3
Thank you. <3

I'll be back next week with more updates.

"Crazy Faith" - Alison Krauss

Crazy Faithful Lovin',


Melissa said...

Maria!!!! I am in total full on ugly cry mode right now but my tears are happy ones for you! I am so happy for you and Steve! I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a huge hug! Congrats momma!

waitingforarainbow said...

YOU ARE SO CUTE! I have been lurking your page all day waiting for an update, and I just watched your video and I am in tears!
It is SO obvious how bad you want this! I was laughing and crying the whole time I watched your video, and Ryan kept trying to sneak peaks at what I was so emotional over. I told him, and he watched a little bit of it with me.
Of course I already knew the outcome, but it was still so exciting to watch! I still felt all of the anticipation, and nervousness right along with you!
I knew there was a reason you cut your bangs! I also knew that when you posted a picture of you rubbing your belly, that there was already a baby in there loving it:)
I have thought about you all day! You, Steve, and that lil peanut will be in my thoughts every single day! Congrats again Maria!!! I can't wait for your next update with Steve's reaction, and everything else.
Pregnancy goes by faster than you think so enjoy every minute! That little baby is already loved SO MUCH. ahhhhh
-Heather said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I am sooooo happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS MARIA!

Maria said...

Oh Maria!!! I am so happy for you I am ugly crying too! Like I have said a hundred times before, you will be a wonderful mother. Bless you and your sweet baby(ies)!!!

Anonymous said...



I am so happy for you & Steve. I don't know of a more deserving couple. How did you tell him? What did he say? Ahhh!!! Always here for you, Mama :-) xoxo!!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Maria- I am heading out to vacation but I had to watch your video!! I am crying with you ! I am just so unbelievably happy for you! No one deserves it more than you and Steve!! I knew your wish would be granted! Xoxoxo congrats!!

Rachel said...

OMG!!!!! I am so crying right now!!! Jerry and I are both so happy for you. I just noticed you posted this as we were both sitting in our office and he was just as excited to find out as I was. You both deserve so much and I am so very very very happy for you both. You will have to tell us what happened when you told Steve and all your family they must all be so very happy for you. I could reach through this computer and give you a big hug and cry tears of joy with you. This is your year to go down this beautiful road and I am so blessed to be able to walk it with you. I can't wait to follow your journey. BIG HUGS

lovejoy_31 said...

I LOVE this!! I can't tell you how happy I am for you. I am sending sticky dust your way. John thought I was insane when I told him that I was going to come check a blog before I was going to bed. He knows what this means. I am so incredibly happy that this was documented. I promise that you will get through this. LOVE!!!!!

mag said...

Love you with all my heart - been waiting all day, refreshing like a mad woman. I couldn't be more happy for you Maria - you are SO deserving of this miracle.

Your hair looks fabulous!

You are not an ugly crier!

I think your smoke alarm is beeping!



Gumdrop Pass said...

First of all, you are a BEAUTIFUL crier!

OhhhmyGOOOOSSSSHHH. I'm so happy for you right now that I can't even explain it! You and your news has just MADE MY DAY and week and everything. :)

I'm SOOOOOOOO happy for you, Maria. You're such a strong, beautiful woman and I knew this would happen for you!!!!

Enjoy every minute of it! And thank you for including all of us with your news.

I love you! <3 <3 <3 I'm so happy for you and Steve!!!!

~Rian said...

Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful moment you have captured. You will be in my prayers!

The Farm-Marm said...

OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!! I couldn't even finish watching!!!! I am totally crying right now! I keep having to fix my typing mistakes..OMG! I am so happy for you two! This is awesome!!!!!!!!! Happy day! Congratulations!This has totally made my day! Believe me, I needed to hear this. =) <3<3<3 said...

I've been waiting for this all day. Tears of joy for you right now!!!! I can't think of anyone who deserves this more!!! Much love and hugs mama!!! Xoxoxo

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Congrats & best wishes!

April said...

Best. Blog. Entry. Ever.

SO happy for you! I can't wait to read about this next adventure. Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy filled with nothing but smiles and laughter. :)

KERRY said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! I am sitting here crying in front of my husband and explaining to him everything you are talking about and I am so very happy for you both that I don't even know what to say!!! I thank you so much for sharing this, I watched it from start to finish and sobbed along with you Maria!! I love you, love you, love you!!!! Oh I wish I could see you and hug you and tell you to never stop believing xoxoxo

KERRY said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxxoxxoxoxxoxoxx
I love you!!!

Bernadette & Duane said...

Oh Maria, I am crying buckets!!! Looking forward to a playdate in 9 months-- that's a promise. I must meet you, you awesome amazing strong girl! I am just soooooooooooo thilled!!!!! xoxoxox

Moosey Mommy said...

I am so incredibly happy for you!!!!! I am going to be praying for you, Steve and your precious, loved baby every day. You have a lovely, wonderful, and cherished baby already growing inside your tummy!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! My husband watched the entire video with me, and he said to be sure to tell you congratulations from all of us, and even from Moose. He said Moose is your baby's friend! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Moosey Mommy said...

Oh, I also meant to add that I have been watching the blog list the last couple days just waiting for an update, and almost emailed you today to see if you'd gotten your period yet! What a wonderful end to our day...getting to watch such good news!!

Carlia said...

this is it! i just know it! congratulations!!!!! oh, i am just SO happy for you! and by the way, i was bawling watching the video. :)

Rebecca said...

OMG OMG!!!!!

I'm so happy for you! What a great video! Thanks for letting us in on your moment. I'm so excited for you!!!!


Congrats Mama! :)

~Jess said...


Let me just say...with Ave, I had a very faint line at 14 days, nothing on 15, and got a positive beta at 16...totally blew you me away!

Sending you lots and lots of prayers for a wonderful healthy happy 9 months of talking to your tummy/baby :-)

Nicole said...

Oh Maria it's such amazing news, I'm so happy for you & Steve....and your video had me in tears...but the happy kind...I have been praying and praying for you for months :)

Jenny said...

Yay! Congratulations times a million! This was such great news to come back to. I'm so happy for you and sending many thoughts and prayers for a wonderful, healthy pregnancy!!!

Anonymous said...


I am so happy for you and Steve!!! I have been following you post and heart ache and not I am so happy to see a new chapter in your life begin!

Anonymous said...

that was suppose to say "now I am so happy" sorry spelling grrr

E and R said...

:) Congratulations!!! So excited and happy for you!

Kari said...

Bawling!! I want to tell you how happy I am for you and Steve but really-I can't put that amount of happiness into words! I've been pulling for you two since we "met" several months ago!!

Keep us updated! I will continue praying for all (!!!!!!!) of you!!!

<3 xoxo

Kimmi said...

This is my first time commenting but I have been following you from your first post. I am so happy for you. I feel like I've been through this journey with you. I think it is amazing how open and honest you have been through this and sharing it with the world. I have laughed and cried with your posts. Watching this video I was so excited, it was like being with a close friend in that moment. I'm so happy for you two. I don't think any two people deserve this more!!

MrsV said...

Congratulations!! (offically!!) lol
I sent you a fb message this morning and now am just getting to watch the video!!!
So happy and excited for you guys!!!!
I've been thinking about you the past few days and hoping and praying that this was the blog post I was going to see :D
I have tears in my eyes lol I don't even know what else to say right now Im sooo excited!! Im just going to put a ton of exclamation marks because thats how I feel lol

Ok I'm good.

now the question is how many are in there? ;)

<3 talk soon!

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

ahhh!!! Congrats!! So, so happy for you!

Ashley said...

You have been on my mind lately and I was so excited to see an update this morning! I am so incredibly excited for you two!! I was crying right along with you and this really truly made my day. I am so excited for you and can not wait to share in the rest of this journey with you. :)
I will continue to keep you in my prayers!!

M said...

I already posted on your facebook but I'll post here too. I just had a feeling that this was going to be it for you! Ever since last week, I kept thinking, WHERE IS THE UPDATE?! I was sure you'd pee on something before 13dpo...kudos to you for waiting that long. I watched the whole video and the anticipation was killing me even though I knew there would be 2 lines. And a dark line at that. Congrats!!! You guys SO deserve this! Can't wait to see baby grow over the next few months <3

Olivia- wife. mother. photographer. said...

soo soo SOOOOO HAPPY for you two!!!!!!!


I'm trying to hold back the tears :') Oh Maria this is such good news, totally made my weekend!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

OMG MARIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM STILL CRYING!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!! You deserve this so much!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers always!!!

Brittany said...

MARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously just did a happy dance in our office....and I'm not a good dancer....but couldn't contain myself! This is the best news I have heard in weeks!!!!! I am SO THRILLED for you and Steve!! You will be such an AMAZING momma. Oh gosh, I need to stop crying. But I can't! This is such an answered prayer. I need to email you back still....I'm sorry I'm a terrible MIA friend...but just know that I am thinking about you and praying for you and your health. You are such a testiment of faith and I can't wait to hear more! Love to you and your sweet family!!!!

Kristina said...

Oh Maria!!!!!! I'm so so excited for you!! I'm so happy for you guys and praying that these next 9 months are smooth and peaceful and so wonderful!

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

YAY....congratulations! I am so freaking happy for you!!! This news has totally made my weekend! Can't wait until your next post.

Erin said...

Maria, Maria, Maria, I'm weeping with you...tears of joy! Congratulations, honey. I join my faith with yours that this is a smooth, wonderful pregnancy! I love you, girl!

Karen Fieri said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so happy for you!!!! I LOVE that you just shared this raw footage with all of us. That is beyond awesome that you are documenting this entire journey. SO HAPPY!!! You are blessed!

Heather Nelsen said...

AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MARIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!! Ugh what a relief! And what a sweet post! Oh my goodness girl! I am beside myself! I want to hug you and jump up and down with you!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

waitingforarainbow said...

Hi Maria... this is me virtually SLAPPING you right now.
"Where did you get a pregnancy belly button ring? I hope I need one."
What kind of attitude is that? Your baby doesn't like it, I don't like it. Stop it!
What you should have said, was, "Where did you get a pregnancy belly button ring? I'm going to be needing one soon!"
I held the most positive attitude right from the start... you owe your baby all the crazy faith you have.
Anyway, to answer your question, I got it at a piercing kiosk in the mall. I feel I got it a little too late, because the bar was starting to irritate my skin as my belly stretched. Your best bet would be to get one as soon as possible, 16 weeks at the latest.

waitingforarainbow said...

The metal* bar (from my normal belly button ring) was starting to irritate my skin

Cami said...

Oh Maria.
I wish you would have put a warning up like "do not watch at work" because I totally just watched it at work and I am now balling. Tears of joy <3
I will be praying my little heart out for a safe, AMAZING, HEALTHY pregnancy!!!!!!!
Can you move to FL so we can be friends? Haha :)
I think you are WONDERFUL!!!!!
Congratulations to you + Steve!

I love that you have this all documented. SO AMAZING <3

Rachel Marie said...

I have been stalking your blog since I've read this post waiting to see what you've heard and EVERYTHING :) It is WONDERFUL ... and you deserve every bit of your happiness. I am so happy that you documented this and shared it with all of us who have been with you through this journey! You're an amazing girl and I know you're going to be a GREAT mommy :) I sent you an email lady about Scentsy :) Not sure if you got it. But keep us posted ... I'm dying for an update.

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

HI!!! It's me again! :D I nominated you for an award on my blog :)

jenicini said...

Sooo happy for you! Cartwheels and cheers!!

Jessica H said...

This makes my heart smile!

Kathy Radigan said...

I'm am so happy for you!!!! I don't know how I missed this because I have you on my blog roll and have been checking for updates. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Steve and your precious blessing!!!! Much love!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!! xoxo

Kiara Buechler said...

Maria, this video is so touching, I was crying and laughing right along with you. Congratulations! I'll be thinking of you and looking forward to updates. Oh, and I am so hoping to make a video like this some day.

Kiara Buechler said...

Maria, this video is so touching, I was crying and laughing right along with you. Congratulations! I'll be thinking of you and looking forward to updates. Oh, and I am so hoping to make a video like this some day.

Irish Carter of Dedicated 2 LIFE said...

Oh Maria,

You are such a blessing. What a miracle and I am so happy for you. I keep hitting the delete button here because I start saying something to you and then decide to say something else...the bottom line...I don't know what to say other than "Oh my Goodness...what a blessing and miracle" Life truly has a way of creating the most amazing moments. I feel so blessed to have been able to witness your video and that special moment. I can't stop crying. Thanks for sending the message of hope and sharing. So happy for you and Steve.


Cherylaczv said...

Love you with all my heart - been waiting all day, refreshing like a mad woman. I couldn't be more happy for you Maria - you are SO deserving of this miracle. Your hair looks fabulous! You are not an ugly crier! I think your smoke alarm is beeping! HOLY CRAP YOU'RE KNOCKED UP I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU WOMAN!!!!!! xooxoxoxox

Sara Leanne said...

Wow - what a beautiful moment. I'm officially hooked on your blog - and so touched by your faith!

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