This is by far the most emotional, happy and wonderful blog post I have ever written. To be honest, it’s not one I knew I would ever get to write (more on that at a later time..) but surely dreamt of for years.
This blog has become such a warm and loving outlet for me, and I am so happy to finally share the news that we are expecting this summer and hopefully share some of our journey along the way!
Trevor and I could not be more excited for this coming year and all the wonderful changes it will bring. We waited quite a while to share the news, so I will answer a few questions we have been getting!
This picture is actually from our 8 week ultrasound, isn’t Trevor’s voting bracelet classy?
When did you guys find out? I took the pregnancy test in early October and we have been beaming since. Although I have been tense and nervous at times, our doctor’s appointments have been wonderful! Seeing our baby grow, move and wave (eek!) at us has been nothing short of magical.
How far along are you? I am a little over 17 weeks and feeling great so far! We are due this June and excited for our summer baby.
Do you know the sex? We do, stay tuned for how we found out and what we’re having!
Any names? No and no, haha. We are working on that so feel free to send over any suggestions you may have!
How are you hiding the bump? Well, I don’t really have one. Despite desperately looking for it everyday I don’t think I have ‘popped’ just yet, but I feel it happening soon! I look more like I ate a few too many burritos over holiday break and that’s pretty easy to conceal during winter.
Have you started decorating your nursery? Not really. I have a general idea of what I would love one to look like but since our baby’s arrival coincides with Trevor finishing fellowship we’re still not totally sure where we’ll be living. He’s interviewing now and once he signs on with a practice I think the nesting will begin!
How did you not tell? Well, that hasn’t been easy. Not only was I exhausted, but I was having a hard time pretending to drink (the water in beer bottles got old real quick) and not accidentally spilling the good news.
We decided to share the news with our parents fairly early on but decided to keep everything else under wraps. After each ultrasound, Trevor would joke that I wanted to push off telling people even longer – which is true.
We’ve had our fair share of problems getting and staying pregnant over the past few years and I didn’t think I was up for crossing those emotional bridges in such a public forum. It was a hard internal struggle for me because on one hand, I think it’s so important to be open and honest about something I think happens far more frequently than we all think. On the other hand, it can be such an emotional roller coaster and tough to digest for you and your partner, without having to discuss it with others. The process can be such an isolating experience and I think sharing our journey is important, so I’ll be opening up more about that soon! For now, we are so thankful for this sweet rainbow baby!
Thank you all again for your love and support and we can’t wait to share more with you along the way! I know 2017 will be the best year yet!