We’re Having A Baby!
I can’t believe I’m finally sharing the news… Baby J is coming summer 2021!
I feel so relieved and excited to share the news with y’all. I found out so early (about 3 weeks) so it’s been hard to keep this secret for so long! I’ve felt so disconnected throughout this first trimester hiding this news and it’s why I’ve been more absent on social media lately. Morning sickness is no joke! 🙂
I feel like I have so much to catch you up on! I’ll share a first trimester Q&A so if you have any questions for me let me know on Instagram or in the comments below. I absolutely loved reading and learning about other women’s experiences since this is all so new to mes, so I’m excited to share mine here as well for those of you going through pregnancy now or in the future.
how we found out
So I can’t really explain it, but I just had the random urge to take a test one day. We had just started trying so I guess I was just curious. I really wasn’t experiencing any symptoms other than my entire back was randomly sore earlier that week, though I’m not sure if this was related because it was also the day after scrubbing the tub, haha. I also wasn’t expecting it to be positive because I took it 1 week prior to my missed cycle, but the test said YES+ and I was shocked!
Then basically I just told Tim I took a test and it was positive, haha. I wear my emotions on my sleeve, so there was no way I could hide my wide-eye shock to plan something cute. I thought about recording it, but I wanted that moment to be raw between the two of us.
how I’ve been feeling
I’ll go into more detail in a first-trimester Q&A post, but to put it simply I’ve been pretty nauseated and blah. I’ve just sort of felt unmotivated and uninspired, which is totally not like me! I’m used to working all day and night because I love what I do, but pregnancy has definitely slowed me down. At times I’ve felt guilty for not hustling, especially during cyber week and through the holidays, but I know my body is going through a lot right now and I need to listen to it! I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with that feeling now that I’m in the second trimester, thankfully!
I recorded the reactions of a few friends and family that I included in the announcement video below. My Mom was clearly not expecting the news 🙂 But in the video Tim and I share what we were up to during the first trimester and all that fun stuff!
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We are so excited to meet this little one and can’t wait to share this journey with you all. Thank you for being apart of the family.
xo The John Family