Peanut Pettett

I love coffee. I’m definitely not addicted, but I LOVE it. I think I came out of the womb wanting coffee instead of milk. When Jamie and I were little, we would beg for it. It was like ice cream to us; sometimes we would get some as a special treat. All through college, I loved having a cup of coffee when I studied and I loved sitting around a table visiting with friends at Sweet Eugene’s. Coffee, to me, is somewhat of a comfort and feeling of home.

But things started to change around the second or third week of March this year. When I would wake up in the morning, the thought of coffee would make my stomach turn. After one day of feeling that way I thought, “I must be sick!!” After 5 days of it, I began to get suspicious. Along with my apparent aversion to coffee, I also started to have short bouts of nausea. Hmmmm…. Still, I was just a bit confused…

UNTIL I read an article that said, “In early pregnancy women usually develop food aversions. The aversion is often to coffee or fried food.” Hmmm… No way. Not a chance. I absolutely didn’t believe it. There had to be some other explanation for this. Well needless to say, on Friday night, March 21st, I finally decided it might be best to take a pregnancy test. And, well… Go figure… IT WAS POSITIVE!

WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!! I had my first sonogram this morning, and everything looks great. We saw the heartbeat and all… this is SO surreal. I think I’m still in a state of shock. My friend Michelle teased and said, “There’s no turning back!” I have to admit that statement just keeps echoing in my head! From now on, for the rest of my life, I will have children. Oh my goodness. It is quite overwhelming! I have been praying like a mad woman, feeling how desperate I am for God’s guidance and strength as a parent. But, of course, there is much joy alongside the shock – heck, children are a reward! Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; The fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3

Mom & Jamie think it’s a boy. Dad & Josh think it’s a girl. Any other guesses or inclinations? I have mine, but I’m not willing to share it yet.

Thank you all for sharing with us in this joy. Please continue to pray for our little peanut.  Our due date is November 24th… 6 days before my birthday! 🙂

Love, Casey

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23 thoughts on “Peanut Pettett

  1. Blair says:

    Congrats, Casey!! I am so excited for ya’ll! You will be such an adorable mother 🙂

  2. Jason & Casey,
    So excited for you two. Congratulations.
    Loren & Steph

  3. Jamers says:

    So my gut feeling might be moving towards a girl, but I have a feeling that I wont be “allowed” to change my guess…

  4. Laura says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

    Hee… sort of the same thing with me. When people say, “I forgot to eat,” or “I was too sick to eat,” I always thought, “Wow, I wish I had that problem, at least periodically.” Eating had never before in my life just slipped my mind, nor had I ever EVER been too ill to jam some food down my gullet. So the one day of my life I felt so nauseated that I absolutely could NOT bear the thought of ingesting a morsel, it took the entirety of the day before I wondered, “Hmmm… why is THIS time different?”

    Very interestingly, I just looked back and realized I took my PG test on March 20, 2001. 🙂 So maybe you’ll have a Halloween baby?

    Again, congrats. Nothing will ever be the same again. (In a good way. Eventually.) 😀

  5. Sharon says:

    Adding another one to the baby posse…love it!! Can you believe our life has gone from Banana Republic and eating out to Baby Gap and play dates?….even if Peanut Pettett is just hanging out in the womb!! We are tied with 2 girls and 2 boys in the posse so we will see what sex dominates! SO excited for you guys! You seem like you were kind of meant for motherhood! You know I’ll be bugging you about those names so don’t you dare pull the “not going to tell anyone” thing…
    love you lady and baby too!
    Sharon

  6. Bonnie Young says:

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!! Oh my gosh, a little Casey running around (or Jason ha)! I’ll be praying for you guys and the peanut 🙂

  7. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You’ll be a great mom! We’d love to see you guys soon. We can rub our bellies and talk baby stuff.

  8. John Dyer says:

    Casey,
    Amber and I are so happy for you guys. I can’t imagine how cute your and Jason’s baby will be – and what amazing parents you’ll be to the little guy or girl.

    We also want to share some fun news, please check out: http://www.johnandamber.com/post/2008/04/Our-Little-Blessing.aspx

  9. amy scott says:

    Oh, CASEY! I’m so excited for you!! That is just the coolest thing I’ve heard all day!! I’ll be praying for things to go really well… I can’t wait to see new baby Pettett!

    love you,
    amy :o)

  10. Wendy says:

    Yippie!!! Can’t wait to see preggo pics of you…you will be too CUTE!!!

  11. Enily says:

    Yea!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!

  12. diana says:

    i have been praying for you since chatting a couple weeks ago! the Lord is so faithful!!! how exciting!!!

  13. Mindy Rives says:

    Congratulations Casey! I read the good news on Jamie’s blog first! I’m so excited for y’all!! My vote….girl. 🙂

    Happy pregnancy!!!!

  14. Marsha Hammock says:

    Hi Jason and Casey,
    So good to hear from you and your exciting news!!!! Congratulations!!! We still need to get together to ride bikes!

  15. Hey girl!! I am sooooo excited for you!! You are going to be such an adorable mom-to-be!

    I read your earlier blog about adoption, you can add us to the list of those you know in the adoption way. We are hoping to get a sibling group, maybe 2 little girls or 2 girls and a boy!

    Love,
    Laurie

  16. Michelle says:

    YAY!!! I’m so excited for you! Truly, children are a blessing from the Lord! Little Clara Rose has taught me and Ron that truth! We can’t imagine life without her – soon you will be having these same thoughts! I can’t wait til you start feeling the baby move – and then when Jason can – pregnancy is such a wonderful time – even if there are aversions! (mine was fettucine alfredo – my favorite!) Enjoy it all!
    Love you,
    Michelle

  17. Priscilla says:

    High time to check my blog…gee was that a dead give away or what?! Can’t wait to see the growing tum-tum! 🙂 You guys are in for JOY!
    Priscilla

  18. Jason and Candice says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are sooooo happy for you two (I mean 3!). Just for the record, I’m saying girl. But without actually seeing you this is can’t be used against me if it’s a boy.

    All that to say…we love you guys and can’t wait to see the new Pettett family addition!

  19. Stacy Rake says:

    Blessings to you, dear friend! Kids are the best thing ever AND it gets better at every stage. I never thought anything could be better than
    1. finding out I was pregnant after the long wait
    2. being pregnant
    3. the miracle of birth – air is THICK with God’s presense
    4. tiny baby
    5. crawling baby…. etc. etc.

    God is good all the time! Y’all are GREAT parents.

  20. Jason and Carley says:

    WOOHOO!!! We are so excited for you!!! It’s so fun to see your dreams become reality. You are going to be super cute prego!!

    Congrats, my friend!
    Jason and Carley

  21. julie mac says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! God is faithful! I can’t wait to see your beaming face! There is nothing more beautiful then a pregnant mama 🙂

  22. The Littlefields says:

    Congratlations Casey!! I’m so excited for you! You are going to be a fabulous mom, and children truly ARE a blessing from the Lord!

    I’m voting boy. Josiah can never have too many playmates.

    Congrats again! –Kathy

  23. seang213 says:

    Casey Jane,

    Long time…I just came across your blog today. Congrats on the new family member!!! Hope you are doing well, enjoying the lavish grace of our great God.

    Blessings

    Sean Gould

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