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Big Announcement

Hello, friends! I’ve recently taken a bit of a hiatus here on the blog, but I have a pretty good reason. Are you ready for my big announcement? Many of you already know and I have waited far too long to post on the blog…we’re having a baby! Brett and I are beyond excited to be on this journey together. Every day I thank God for the miracle of life and feel truly humbled at the opportunity to be a mother to this little gift.DG - Baby AnnouncementMy sweet friend, Katherine, knitted this little plush kitten and I’m obsessed!

Generally, I’m fairly private when it comes to my pregnancy (particularly on social media), but I do want to document updates here along the way. Today, I thought I would share my answers to a handful of some of the more common questions I am asked when I tell people I’m pregnant.

  • How far along are you? 18 weeks!
  • When is your due date? So, I’ll go ahead and let you know I will be referring to this date as my “guess date” from here on out as that removes the mental pressure and expectation of a specific birth date. Guess date = December 21st. That’s right…a Christmas baby.
  • Do you know the gender yet? We will know in 3 weeks and I cannot wait! I promise to share here on the blog once we find out!
  • Do you have any cravings? Umm. Is everything a craving? Seriously, I mostly crave savory foods over sweet, which means all. the. carbs. I’ve been focusing on eating more vegetables in my second trimester since I kind of threw my normal diet out during the first 12-14 weeks. I also joined the YMCA, so my activity has increased. Exercise has been super enjoyable for me lately, so let’s hope that continues!
  • How do you feel? Honestly, I feel amazing. I consider myself extremely fortunate because I feel better pregnant than before I was pregnant. My hormones seem more balanced (crazy, right?!) and I have more confidence. I get tired earlier in the evenings than before, but falling asleep on the couch has sort of become a ritual, haha. Overall, I love being pregnant!
  • Have you thought of any names yet? We have and I think we’ve settled on a couple options for either gender, but it’s definitely difficult when you don’t know whether you’re having a boy or girl. We’ll be able to decide in a few weeks and that’s very exciting!
  • How will this change the blog? For the record, no one has asked this question, but I want my readers to know what they can expect from this new chapter of life. I will have regular posts under the category of “Motherhood” ranging from registry items to nursery DIYs. Additionally, I plan to have regular posts after our baby is born regarding helpful tips and parenting experience. I don’t want the blog to change drastically, but I’m open to whatever direction it takes over the next year or so. I will still be providing content you expect from a lifestyle blog, with an added feature for motherhood.

Lastly, I want to offer my deepest sympathy for mothers who have experienced loss of a child and those women who desperately long for motherhood with no results. I can’t imagine your pain, but I do know that your hurt has purpose and your story is impactful. You are never alone and I pray God meets you in the midst and carries you, peacefully, to a place of comfort and joy.