I am SO excited to share that our secret is finally out!! Michael and I are expecting our first child in February 2020! Our hearts are so, so full already. 🙂
You have no idea how hard it was to keep this quiet from the online world for all of these weeks. Even before I got pregnant, Mike and I had always agreed that we’d wait until the first trimester was close to over before announcing to the world. We wanted to give it enough time to make sure everything was going well. It was the best decision for us even though it was so tough! I am beyond over the moon to FINALLY be sharing our news!
I finally had my first appointment and ultrasound last week on August 7th. Yep, I had to wait SO long (11.5 weeks) but I guess that’s normal for some practices. It was tough for me, especially being a first-time mom and having known I was pregnant even before my missed period. I just tried my best to rest in the peace God gave me. The moment I saw my little baby on the ultrasound, I had an insane rush of peace come over me. It was one of the best moments of my life so far. I am so excited to be a mom. And Mike is so pumped to be a dad! AH! He’s going to be the best. 🙂
I am sure you all have lots of questions for me already so I figured I’d answer some of the top questions for you in today’s announcement post!
WERE YOU TRYING?
Yes! Baby T was planned. 😉 We are so grateful to God that we got pregnant pretty much right away. Mike and I waited much longer than we originally wanted to start trying, so I am eternally grateful that it wasn’t a struggle for us. We’re sincerely beyond grateful.
I will probably share more details about that part of our story and all of my feelings in the future.
WHEN DID YOU FIND OUT THAT YOU WERE PREGNANT?
I found out at 8 DPO (days past ovulation) which is very, very early. That cycle, I wasn’t planning on taking a test until my missed period but that day I just felt extremely winded, so I figured, “what the heck!” haha. I didn’t have any First Response Early Result tests on hand so I used a cheap pregnancy test. I did the thing, set the strip next to me, my timer went off, and there was a faint line. I couldn’t believe it so 30 minutes later, I did another one and there was another faint line! I literally screamed all excited but I still was a tiny bit unsure, haha.
Literally 15 minutes after the second test, I had a podcast interview. Oh my gosh, I felt like a jumbled mess! After the podcast interview, I took another test and the line was even more clear. I was pregnant. I was pregnant!!
I told Mike later that night over dinner. Sadly, I didn’t have anything cutesy planned for telling him but we were so excited! I confirmed the next morning with a FRER test that yep, I was definitely pregnant!
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
I am 13 weeks! The due date is February 23rd, 2020.
ARE YOU SHOWING YET?
Nope, this mama has no signs of a baby bump yet. I’m slightly bummed but at the same time, I’m okay with the bump taking its time. Remember, I’m only 4’11”, super petite, with a short torso… so I’m a bit nervous about how big my tummy is going to get, haha.
WILL YOU FIND OUT THE GENDER?
Yes! We will be finding out the gender. I can’t wait to find out who’s in there!
We are just so happy and we can’t contain our excitement. We’re finally going to be parents! This is something we’ve both wanted for a very, very long time and we are so grateful to God. He keeps His promises.
If you’re wondering what this sweet little baby means for CWS, let me give you some assurance! Don’t worry! I’m not going to become a “mommy blogger” on you. Of course, I’ll be including updates throughout my pregnancy and yes, I’ll share about brands/products that we’ll be using when Baby T is here. But for the most part, CWS will be staying the same. I’ll still be writing about everything I usually do, I’ll just have some pregnancy/motherhood thrown in. 😉
I will be sharing a recap of my first trimester soon! If you have any questions for me, drop them in the comments and I’ll include them.