SURPRISE! WE’RE HAVING A BABY! I’m sure some of you guessed this big news I hinted at in this week’s The Weekly Lo Down & on stories, but I am so excited to finally share this news with you all. Some of you had your suspicions along the way, so I’ve done my best to throw you off, but ultimately I’m not the best at hiding things– especially how I’m feeling, so I’ve been much more MIA than usual. I’m getting into more details below!
Before I get into more, I just want to say that while we are so grateful for this little miracle, I realize this can be a difficult topic for many. If you have struggled or are currently struggling to get pregnant, I just want you to know that my heart & prayers are with you. I don’t know what your individual journey looks like, but I just want to say that in sharing my experience, I don’t want to make anything more challenging, lonely, or upsetting. I can only image how freaking hard it must be every time you see a pregnancy announcement while yearning for a baby of your own. I see you & I am thinking of you. I am so hopeful for every one of you currently going through this!
Surprise! We’re Having a Baby.
I will be doing a Q&A on stories today or tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. I will also put answers to your questions in a blog post. I wanted to give you at least some basic details about our news that we’re having a baby today though!
I am just a few days shy of being in the second trimester, so I’m about 12.5 weeks along right now. My due date is August 3rd! We found out a few days after Thanksgiving.
I was supposed to start on Thanksgiving & didn’t, but wanted to give it a few days. Charles’s mom was in town for Thanksgiving & left the next day. We saw some friends that Friday (where I had my last glass of wine.. RIP), just hung around on Saturday, & then when I woke up Sunday morning & still hadn’t started I came out of our room, told Charles I still hadn’t started & was taking a test. He said, “Wait, really, what?” as he was still in the process of drinking his coffee & waking up. I took one, we looked at the results together, & it said PREGNANT! We had another one on hand, but it was one of the ones with one or two lines, so I took it & it had a second line. Charles ran out to get a few more digital ones because I like the sure response better! Haha, I took one more & it said pregnant again, so.. there we have it.
That is the basic gist of our big news! I still can’t believe we’re having a baby! I will get into more details & answer alllll of your questions on Instagram stories (be sure to drop them in the question box there or comment them below) & in another post, soon. We are so excited about this next chapter & I am so relieved to finally share the news with you all & bring you along on the journey for as much or as little as you want to see! XO