The day is finally here where I’ll be writing the most exciting, emotional and wonderful blog post EVER! Keeping my pregnancy a secret for the last 3 months was a hard one and I am SO happy to share this news with you! My blog and its community has become an extension of my life, you have supported me, shared your love, questions, frustrations, stories and lives with me, and now I can’t wait to share mine with you!
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Being pregnant with baby #2 truly is a DREAM COME TRUE for my husband and I. We’re already parents to Kingston, our 5 year old son, and I kid you not: We’ve dreamed of baby #2 for a while now. But we were never able to make up our minds when we would be 100% ready (like you’re ever ready!)…Thoughts of: Can we manage two kids…How would Kingston feel about a sibling, etc. were consonantly on our minds…BUT here we are now. Jeffrey, my husband and I couldn’t be more stoked to finally expand our little family!
Little did we know when we went to California to attend my friends’ baby shower that I was already pregnant myself. It’s funny because I would talk to my friend about baby #2, the hopes and concerns I’ve had, and there I was carrying a little baby inside of me myself. I smile every time I think of my conversation with my friend, Michelle. God certainly has its own plans for you. However, I experienced pregnancy symptoms very early one unlike my first pregnancy with Kingston. I had (and still have!) extreme nausea, fatigue and low blood pressure since Day 1. And this is no joke. I remember waking up one morning (we were still in California) and I felt incredibly sick and dizzy. I told my husband, and he said to “calm down” and that we will take a pregnancy test once I would miss my period. Well, I am Little Miss Impatient, you must know, but I had no choice but to wait even though I already knew that I must have been pregnant. Weeks past, we were back in Chicago and we took the test…It was POSITIVE! My husband, eager to find out himself, was already waiting outside our bathroom door, I opened it and started crying and whispered: “We’re pregnant!” He hugged me and said: Yes! Best news ever!” I kept crying…It was very emotional.
And then the secrecy began except for my close friends and family who I have told pretty much right away because, yes, I am Little Miss Impatient. Keeping it a secret from you, though was really hard! Especially when I entered my 3rd month of pregnancy…I might not have a huge belly yet but it’s definitely growing.
So, here is a new chapter of my life I am SO excited to share with you all the way until I deliver (I’m due April 2017!), and much more, of course! Questions arose if this will mean that I will share more pictures of my family as well, and all I can say is that I might do so but not to the extend that I will expose them entirely to the world wide web. I am still torn of doing so hence it’ll be baby steps for now…
And before I end this wonderful announcement…We will find out the gender of our baby this week and I am planning to announce it on the blog as well so, be sure to come back for more!
Lastly, my family and I want to say that we are SO thankful that we have been blessed with this miracle. We realize that it’s not always easy to conceive and what a gift this is. We can’t WAIT to meet our little baby #2 and keep you posted along the way!
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