left: Asos dress, F21 duster (similar) | right: Asos dress, also available in red, blue, mint, orange & nude)
Hi guys! I know it's been months since I've last updated and if you haven't noticed I've been a little busy. Darren and I are expecting and I'm currently 34 weeks! Although I've been very fortunate with an easy pregnancy (no morning sickness, weird food cravings or food aversions), I decided to take a break from blogging to enjoy this new exciting chapter in my life, a little "me time" before it's all about our precious baby.
Darren and I knew we wanted children but we didn't have a timeline as to when we'd start. For me, I could've waited another year but Darren started to feel the "itch" with the birth of his first nephew (I have 2 nephews and a niece on my side). We hadn't been trying long and I didn't think it would happen so fast but we were lucky to have such a great blessing!
dress: my own design, shop similar styles below!
I didn't know I was pregnant until I was already 7 weeks along but looking back I remember feeling bloated and tired all the time but chalked it up to the winter blues and the lack of exercise. It was also around the holidays but who isn't tired at that time of year? To be sure I took multiple pregnancy tests all of which came out negative. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Eve, time after time, the results were negative.
Then came January.
After returning from a fun filled trip I felt more tired than usual and decided to take one more test. This time, the test registered ➕! I was overwhelmed and filled with mixed emotions, mostly joy and happiness but also a little guilt. I had been consuming alcohol over the holidays and throughout my trip. Poor little baby! So in a panic I called my doctor for the next available appointment who assured us the baby was fine and that this was a fairly common situation.
The day I found out I wanted to tell Darren right away but I didn't want to do it over the phone. Instead, I found this cute onesie and T-shirt set, had it shipped priority and even then it took almost an entire week to get here! Not being able to share this super exciting news with Darren right away was agonizing but in the end as I watched him open the package, it was so worth it. I recorded Darren and the reveal and I can't wait to share it with our baby!