Yes, yes. That's right! We're having a baby!
I'm officially 12 weeks pregnant today & let me just tell you that it has been SO incredibly tough keeping it a secret from y'all. We wanted to get past the 12 week mark to make sure everything was a-okay and to be honest it's been kind of awesome just to be able to process it slowly and tell friends & family before we made it known to the interwebs.
I'll likely share more of our journey later, as I felt it was a bit personal and didn't feel right typing it all out for the world to see. As for now, we found out at 5 weeks and were completely surprised...and SO DANG EXCITED. We weren't in a rush, but I finally felt like I was as ready as I was ever going to be. I was frustrated that it was "taking so long" and had gotten impatient. To be honest, I had kind of given up a bit emotionally and went to my annual check-up completely not expecting anything. In fact, I had a 45 minute discussion with my lady doctor with her explaining how it wasn't that I was INfertile...I just wasn't very fertile. She prepared me for a long road of more "trying." I randomly asked her to test my urine sample ((sorry. gross.)) to see if I was pregnant before we started the exam. Might as well, right? The nurse came back into the room with a positive test and we all shared a good cry.
God had a perfect plan all along.
I was at that time, what we thought, 6 weeks pregnant according to the "wheel."
A couple of weeks later, we went to the OB and got to see an ultrasound of our Little One. They said the wheel was a bit off, and pushed me back a week. They gave me an updated due date ((April 16th!)) and sent us on our way. My mind was reeling and it was tough to process, yet again. We told our family and our closest of friends. I'll never forget those conversations.
So memorable. So special. So full of joy.
As much as we wanted to play it safe and keep it a secret, I just wanted to scream it from a rooftop. God has blessed us with a child. It is a miracle, a gift & we are humbled ((and I'm kind of terrified)) to be parents.
What a reason to celebrate! What a season to be more thankful than ever!
I've been super nauseous ((there were a good 3-4 weeks of 24/7 "morning" sickness and not eating much but preggo-pop-drops & popcorn)) and somehow I lost all of my energy. I'd like to find that again, soon. I quit my job at Anthropologie....it was just time. I haven't gone for a run in weeks. I've probably had a total of a maximum 10 Dr. Peppers & Coffees, combined, this whole time. In hindsight, that should have been the biggest red flag: I didn't want my DP & I stopped finishing my coffee at work. I finally have an appetite again and the whole morning sickness thing is a little more under control, it's actually in the mornings rather than all day. Thank the LORD. My pants are uncomfortably tight, but I'm still not really "showing" unless I'm wearing a fitted top & and don't stand up straight ;) All in due time, right?
((Sorry I'm not sorry. I had to. We may or may not be brainwashing while he/she is in the womb. It's a tradition, y'all.))
It's been tough to constantly receive advice you didn't ask for, especially when it's not uplifting or encouraging. I've had to swallow my pride constantly. It's been tough to watch my body change and not have any control over it. It's been tough to not have any control over how DANG tired I am or how nauseous I feel.
However, God is so good and I'm sure the tough won't stop any time soon.
But for now?
The blessings outweigh the tough and I'm just thankful ((and hormonal. hehe)).
I'm excited to share this journey of Motherhood with all of you.
Let the squealing & baby pin-boards commence.
Rebecca of Manzanita took these amazing photos. There are definitely way more to share, but I felt these did the trick :) She was a gem to work with & we're so grateful to be able to have these photos to remind us of this amazing time in our lives.
Let's celebrate with a sale!