We’ve been keeping a secret for weeks and are about to burst at the seams!
After months of trying, we are thrilled to announce that we are expecting a baby in July.
I haven’t been posting as much on the blog or Instagram these past few months because it was so hard to post without telling you guys the whole truth! I felt like I was hiding something from everyone and I hate that feeling. We had to wait until we knew the baby was healthy and we wanted to share the news with our family and friends first. Not only that, but I’ve been feeling pretty exhausted lately! I am very blessed to not have many other symptoms that the first trimester can bring. There are some days that I feel totally indifferent and *almost* forget that I am even pregnant. Kind of crazy and I know these lack of symptoms won’t last long once I develop a big baby bump. I am just soaking up this sweet time with my husband and family. Telling our families was definitely one of the highlights of our entire lives and I will share more about that another time.
We had been trying for a while, verging on a year. The anxiety and worrisome thoughts were starting to creep into my mind. What are we doing wrong? Is there something wrong with me? When should we see a doctor about this? Eventually, I confided in two close friends and my precious grandmother-in-law. My grandma’s words gave me a lot of comfort and reassurance. She told me to think about how busy Luke and I had been this past year. She said that maybe it wasn’t the right time yet. I had just finished my degree and finally had some time to relax. She said now that my body could recover from all the craziness of this past year, my body would know what to do and she really believed it would happen for us. She ended up being right.
I will spare you the details, but thankfully we were able to naturally conceive and we found out in November.
In the middle of November we went on a weekend getaway to the mountains with friends. While there, I was telling my friend my woes of trying to conceive. This particular friend has a lot of experience under her belt when it comes to pregnancy and she was so sweet to listen to my concerns. Little did I know, I was already pregnant at the time! When we got home from the trip, I told Luke that I was having weird body aches and was either coming down with the flu or maybe, I was pregnant. I decided to take a test that had been sitting in my bathroom closet for months and saw TWO little pink lines!!! According to the box, that meant it was positive. I could not believe my eyes. I went to show Luke and the look on his face was absolutely priceless. It was a moment I will never forget.
We definitely do not take this blessing lightly! We are SO thankful for this little one on the way. Life will never be the same, but we cannot wait for our family to grow in 2018.
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P.S. I love this outtake because it is Luke in a nutshell. I am so excited to see him become a dad. He is going to be the best, craziest, most fun dad ever 😀
Photos by Brenae Allison Photography