Oh my gosh, this week has been an absolute whirlwind of emotions for me!!
I’ve known I was pregnant for a little over two months now, and its just hitting me as a very real thing this week. I knew I didn’t want to go public with my secret until I hit the 12 week mark, but I didn’t realize how much of a relief it would be to finally out myself!
I posted my news to the world on Friday, right after I had my first ultrasound done. That was a crazy experience in itself- I have had my own fetal doppler for about 3 weeks and have been able to find the baby’s heartbeat since then (which trust me, was a very, very good purchase for me!) but it was just NUTS to me that the second they put the ultrasound device on my stomach, BAM! There’s a baby! Whaaat!
All of the measurements looked good and everything seemed to be on track (I was told the baby looked a little small and was a few days younger than 12 weeks, but not enough to change the due date). Right when we left the ultrasound office, I decided to post to all of you!
I had announced to my private Facebook on Wednesday. Paul & I did one of those announcement photos you see all over Pinterest, with the shoes and the baby shoes. Let me tell you, going into Buy Buy Baby to find infant shoes with Paul was a very funny experience. He had never been in a baby store, and his face the second we walked in showed exactly how foreign this whole experience is to us!
For awhile, only my parents and Paul knew. I didn’t even tell my brother and sister until a few weeks down the road! I wasn’t sure how they would react for some reason. I wanted to tell them in the easiest way possible on my end, which was any way that didn’t require me to say the word “pregnant” (it was still a really, really weird word to say in reference to myself!) I ended up buying both of them a baby onesie that kinda told the news for me-
This ended up being the best way possible to let them know! it made it fun and not me telling them in a horrified voice (which is what would have happened if I had to say the P word, because like I said, that word was foreign as hell!)
They were both super, super excited. My brother wants me to name the baby Kevin, no matter if its a boy or girl. Chelsea wants to be a big part of designing the nursery and choosing baby clothes. I’m so glad that they are so supportive and excited for the big change :)
Now that I can FINALLY talk about everything, I feel a lot more comfortable and ready to take on this whole adventure! Thank you all so much for your support so far :) I will be posting weekly pregnancy vlogs on my vlog channel (I have pre-filmed weeks 4-12 and will be uploading those every other day this week) and then had my announcement video on youtube. Here are those videos!
Thanks again for all of your support!! I’ll keep you all posted :)