Today, instead of a recipe I’m sharing a tour of our little, light filled apartment…with a bit of a surprise at the end. It’s a temporary space while we figure out where to find our footing in this beautiful Northwest city. Be warned, there are a lot of pictures.
By now, you may have noticed the clues as to what the surprise in the title is…Sean and I are having a bebe!! I have been SO EXCITED to share this with you all. I could seriously burst. Our babe is due in late July and he’s a boy! We were totally convinced we were having a girl–simply because everyone we are close to have girls and it was just on the brain. We, along with our friends and family, are so excited to welcome a baby boy into this clan of girls. This week I’m officially halfway through my pregnancy at 20 weeks, the baby is looking great and is super active in his cozy space. His kicks and stretches are getting stronger, we even saw him hiccup (and pee! which totally happens in there, apparently. HA!) during our last ultrasound, and he’s a healthy little guy. We truly could not be more excited.
A little background, I’ve always wanted to be a mother. As a couple, we’ve always wanted children to be a part of our future, it’s one of the things that we knew from the start and that fueled our attraction for each other. We also wanted to finish school, get married, and live a bit of married life before we began this journey. Also, honestly, I harbored a lot of fear that it might never happen for us. With good reason, that I won’t get into right now, I didn’t trust my body and its ability to conceive and carry a baby. So, we put it off for several years. Sean was ready years ago, but my fears kept things on hold a little longer. Then, a few months before I turned 29, I got the fever and I couldn’t shake it. It kept me up at night and I could feel that proverbial clock ticking. I made an appointment, consulted with an obgyn who guided us on maximizing our fertility, and 5 months of temperature taking, calendar tracking, and lots of tears and stress later I was pregnant. It was such a relief that even when the first trimester symptoms of extreme fatigue and nausea hit, I welcomed them…even in the midst of the holiday season eat-fest.
So, basically, this is a dream come true and I have been absolutely BURSTING to share this with you guys. I mean, it’s a BFD to me, and so are all of you.
Just a little note: I know that while it may have been stressful and fearful to embark on this journey for us, I know a lot of couples have it much, much harder than we did. And some even have it easier. I’m not trying to compare or in any way diminish the experience of others, I just want to share this joyful time with all of you.