Sunday, November 19, 2017

Exciting News!!

This is by far the most exciting post I've ever written!! Chris, Louie, and I are beyond thrilled to announce that we are expecting a special delivery in June 2018! It still doesn't seem real even as I type it. I have been waiting to share the news with the social media world until around 12 weeks, and since I am officially 12 weeks pregnant today... I couldn't wait any longer!

As most of you know, it took a long time for Chris and I to get here. We struggled with infertility for almost 4 years and decided to move forward with IVF this summer - read more about that journey here. Everything we've been through to this point hasn't been easy, but I can say now that it has all been worth it. I wake up every day with a thankful heart, as I know this baby is truly an answered prayer and a blessing from God.

There is so much I've learned on this journey, and it's something I want to touch on more... but for now I want to keep things lighthearted and just enjoy sharing the news, without all the infertility and IVF talk. It's nothing I am ashamed of - I am so thankful for our story and how God will use it, but up to this point, everything I've ever written about pregnancy has come with limitations and labels... and just out of the norm. So today, I want to be a normal woman announcing my pregnancy and sharing how excited we are :) - but more details on how we got here, how things have been, and what we learned will come soon.

This couldn't be a more perfect time of year to announce, as we see the true meaning of thankful in a whole new light this season. We are spending the next week revealing the gender to our families (yes, we already know... that's one perk of IVF, haha!) and enjoying every moment of something we dreamt of for so long.

I want to thank each of you for all of your sweet messages, comments, and emails along the way. I will never be able to explain how much they have meant to me. Sharing my journey with you all has been so helpful - always making me feel so loved and prayed for. I hope you all have a great week... bring on all the Thanksgiving food!Thanks so much for reading!