In this video, Jenna and Jason Surratt talk about how they discovered their daughter, Addison Grace, was on the way.
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Jenna Surrat: When we first got married, we talked about waiting a year because we want to have several children and wanted to get started pretty fast but wanted to give time for our relationship to develop and just to enjoy marriage. I had heard from several people that it takes a while for birth control to get out of your system and so we’ve talked about it and just decided to stop taking birth control and you know, his other means of protection and— But you can actually get pregnant, pretty much immediately after stopping the birth control so that’s what happened and we’re a little bit surprised but excited. I’d actually taken a pregnancy test before I found out I was pregnant and it was negative and so I wasn’t really thinking much about it. I went to the gym one morning and it was really sore like, it was really hard to run and so I was like, something weird is going but maybe I just had really bad PMS. I was about to start my period, I mean, I hadn’t been off birth control for a while so I didn’t really know what to expect as far as pre-menstrual symptoms and so—I actually was on my lunch break that day and—touched my sister and she was like, have you started your period yet? And I was like, no, I was just—aren’t you just dying to know. And I didn’t want to be that girl that was like, just taking pregnancy test every week, you know, I didn’t wanted to be negative again for the—I was like, I’m just going to do it and not even tell anybody. So I took it on my lunch break, totally positive like instantaneously positive. I was really excited but went right back to work, didn’t tell anybody, wanted to talk to Jason first so I waited until after work to tell him. Jason: So I was pretty surprised and shock probably more than she was surprised and excited, I was like, really, like when she told I was like, you know, it wasn’t something we’re planning so it was more of a shock for me. Jenna Surrat: He didn’t believe me. Jason: Yeah, I didn’t believe her, I made her actually go and buy like the most expensive digital pregnancy test and take it. And not that I didn’t believe her, I think it’s just for a guy maybe or maybe just for me in the situation where we weren’t planning it. You know, and that’s part of my personality too because I’m a planner, and it was like, this is not planned and so—It was not out of a—I don’t believe you type of thing, it’s like I’ve got to see it for myself you know. Jenna: I think for Jason, it wasn’t really reality until we actually went to the doctor together several weeks later and could see the baby’s heartbeat and— Jason: Yeah, it was – we had just walked through this process of my brother and sister in laws, so that was helpful for us to see that—yeah, when you hear that heartbeat, I can’t remember—six weeks or seven weeks, it’s like, oh my gosh, and the baby was like only this tiny but you could still hear a heartbeat. And that’s when reality sink in, and then I think in 20 weeks, we did an ultrasound and I think that’s the first time they do typically and ultrasound in Lester’s other problems. So that was neat to see and—I mean, arms and legs and a face and— Jenna Surrat: It’s been amazing to really see him come into preparing to be a father, and he helped so much just in decorating the nursery and painting and planning all of that. And I think after that point, he really felt like a part of it and really got into it. It’s just been incredible to see the changes of him and see him really take ownership, and he’s just been I kind of ask for about a husband through this, it’s been awesome.