We're in the second trimester and I can hardly believe it! In some ways I feel like we found out we were pregnant forever ago, but at the same I can't believe how fast it's going. Thinking that we have less than 6 months until this baby arrives AND we'll (Lord-willing!) have another newborn before that really makes me nervous and excited all at the same time. My heart is so full over how our lives will change in the next 6 months.
Here's a little look back at our first trimester. I'm not going to do "bump dates" weekly, but I'm excited to document this sweet baby's life.
I posted this photo only a few hours before I took a pregnancy test and it's SO funny because I was more tired than I've ever been in my life. I moved my computer into our room and worked from bed. After I took that test it all made sense! Haha!
Tyler was at work when I went to the store and took the test. It was such a long day waiting to tell him! Right after I took the test I drove to my friend Katie's house and cried with her for probably close to an hour. She was able to really encourage me as I worked through my feelings over how our adoption/pregnancy would go together and I'm so grateful that I was able to sit with someone right after finding out. So grateful to Jesus for friendships like that! After I left Katie's I pulled myself together (barely) and I went and got him a onesie at H&M. I left it on the counter with the tests for when he got home. I have the sweetest video of when he walked in the kitchen and saw it.... We were both shocked beyond belief and just kept laughing. It'll be a day I'll never be able to forget!
Two days later we had our first doctor's appointment. We were both anxious to talk to the doctor and hopefully confirm our pregnancy. After our history, we were just a little anxious about the pregnancy but our Doctor is such a sweet man who really helped to put us at ease. He even allowed us to have an ultrasound and we saw that tiny heartbeat beating away. It really was such a gift from the Lord that we were already able to see him/her growing.
The next week we left for North Carolina to film Trouvaille! The flights were hard and that's the week my morning sickness started. It was really sweet though because we told several friends there and it was fun to be able to celebrate this baby. It started to seem more real! It seemed a LOT more real the first time I had to run to the bathroom to throw up! Haha
As soon as we got home we hosted my grandparent's 50th anniversary! I was really sick and the heat made it so much worse, so it was definitely a challenge but it came at such good timing. I had been struggling a lot with anxiety and it was a great distraction before our appointment the next day.
Our sweet baby was growing away and our ultrasound gal was so sweet to let us hear the heartbeat for a few seconds. It gave me so much peace of mind and was the most precious thing. I sob at every single appointment. I'm just so humbled that the Lord has given us this opportunity to have this baby. This was also the appointment I got my prescription for my morning sickness medication. Praise the Lord for medicine that makes me feel better!
The next week (June was a crazy month!) we drove to Texas for a wedding and we were able to meet Victoria, Ben, and baby Beau for lunch!! We spent several hours chatting and snuggling Beau and it was the best thing ever. So thankful for this friend!
We told our families over Father's Day weekend and it was so fun to finally let the secret out!
At the end of June we celebrated our 4 year "engagement anniversary!" We always go to the square where Tyler proposed. I wear the same dress I wore (I only wear it on our engagement anniversary!) on that day and we reflect on his sweet proposal! This year we got to take our babe and it was extra sweet. :) can't wait to have two babies with us next year!
This week I'm with Jamie in Athens and it's been the best! Loving this little break from work and enjoying this time with friends. Might be the last time I come baby free! I'm excited for these next few weeks. Baby showers, becoming an "active" waiting family (so soon!!!!), finding out if baby #2 is a boy of a girl.... So many sweet things to be grateful for. Continually humbled to be both of these babies Mama. Can't wait to squeeze them and tell them of God's faithfulness.