Our First Big Blessing

The first quarter of 2016 has not ended yet, but our first BIG blessing already came!

I wasn’t even planning on taking a test, but one night, my sister jokingly asked me if she can buy me a pregnancy test, because I haven’t been feeling well all weekend and have been sleeping a lot. Half-asleep, I just said “Sure!”

The following morning, February 29th at around 6am, was our happy surprise.


I can still remember Warren’s ecstatic but confused look, “So alin dito? (Which one is it?)” as the test seemingly has both the + and the – signs. Tsk. Men. Lol! But he’s super super excited to be a dad, and I know deep in my heart that he will be a great one, that I cannot express how his happiness took all my fears and all my concerns away at that moment.

We were praying for a baby blessing at the end of 2016. We just have so much lined up this year, and I wanted to lose weight “in preparation” for the baby, etc. etc. More than anything in our lives, we trust in God’s timing. God knows best, and He is beyond generous. So while we were stalling and waiting and reasoning out, He simply gave us the gift we have been praying for. How awesome is that!

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As of writing, I am 9 weeks 4 days pregnant with our first baby!


Everyday since then, I’m still filled with concerns– about my health, my baby’s health, morning sickness (I didn’t imagine it to be soooo hard!), not being able to eat right, finances, everything. But on our first check-up, I found that what everyone is saying is real: It was love at first sight. Warren and I were teary-eyed when we first heard our baby’s heartbeat, and when we saw how tiny he/she is. Our world just stopped, and we know our lives will never be the same again.  It’s just amazing. I have no words to describe how I felt. I’m going to be a mom!


Our little P-Nut at 9 weeks and 1 day old. Chillin’ like a boss in Mommy’s belly.

  1. Janina and Warren , I am ecstatic over this wonderful news and seeing your little P-Nut’s ultra sound is GREAT! Our God is an awesome God and He blessed you with your coming baby ! Praying that you will go thru this pregnancy without so much
    mood swings..early morning sickness ! Take Care! Love you and Warren!

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