Thank you so much for all the well wishes, kind words, and of course… following along with us on on this amazing journey to baby! The love we’ve received from our social media posts was more than we could have asked for. We are SO excited!
So I know, I know! I’ve been M.I.A for a while… well I’ve been growing a baby!! Lol Now that we are going into the second trimester I feel ready to talk about it. I wouldn’t say I took a break because pregnancy has been hard. Actually the complete opposite! I have felt GREAT! Other than being super hungry, a bit more tired than usual and getting really bloated after eating too much my pregnancy has been great so far. I am lucky enough to say that I haven’t felt sick. No headaches, no heartburn, no vomiting. (yet. At least. lol) Thank you, lord! I will say I have gotten this new super power as I call it lol and that is that I can smell ANYTHING from a mile away and depending how strong the smell is it could make me gag. The one major change and reaction that I do have is with my skin. I have always had very clear skin my whole life. (Thank you momma for the good skin genes.) But once I got pregnant and my hormones changed that really took a turn. None the less everything has been so good! Honestly I was expecting the first trimester to be hard but thankfully everything has been good. I thank god every day for that. Hey, things could change you never know with pregnancy but I’m keeping positive and praying for only the best my whole pregnancy!
Jay and I found out we were pregnant very early on and we were over the moon with joy. Now the first trimester is the hardest waiting game. You never know what can happen so we kept it a secret from our families until our first ultra sound at 7 weeks. Our original plan was to try and keep it a secret from everyone till Christmas time (basically until now what they call the “safe zone”) but of course how could we keep such a beautiful thing from the people that mean the most to us… and honestly, that was the best decision I could have made. Both our families were so happy and excited with us. They have been the best through this journey. Every single one of my loved ones had the best reactions to our news and couldn’t be happier for us. (im so extra thankful for my family and few close friends… I love you guys!) My mom has been my biggest support. She has answered every question I could possibly have, has been super attentive even being miles away, and has just been so loving and caring it truly warms my heart. I’m so thankful for the people in my life because they have all been so amazing through this journey.
Fast forward to now, baby is healthy and growing right on track with her due date. (thank you god!) We had our second ultra sound recently and seeing how much she has grown from our first at 7 weeks was mind blowing! Jay and I could not take our eyes off the screen. She is so precious. All she kept doing was moving, moving, moving! I like to think she was as excited as we were. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. It’s a feeling I can’t really explain. But being a mother definitely starts as soon as you know that baby is in you. Just knowing that my baby was healthy, growing, and moving around so much made my heart so full!
Now let me tell you… before our ultrasound I really thought baby was a boy. Everyone in my family said and wanted girl but I was convinced it was a boy. Clearly I was wrong! Lol (sorry baby girl!) I have always been around boys! I have 3 brothers and I am the only girl. I just assumed I would have a boy. But when the doctor said girl nothing changed because no matter what we had a healthy baby and at that point the gender could have been either one. Jay and I just looked at each other with the biggest smiles on our faces and our hearts full. A baby GIRL! We called our families right away to tell them the news and everyone was so happy!! I wish I could have recorded each reaction because they were truly amazing.
This has so far been such a wonderful journey. I am very excited to be the mommy of a beautiful baby girl. I can’t wait to meet her. But for now I’m just happy knowing she is safe, healthy, and growing in my tummy. Baby girl you are already loved by soo many people. Especially your daddy! You will definitely be one spoiled girl. ;) I am praying to continue a great and healthy pregnancy. Thank you all for all the positivity it truly means so much to us.