If you missed my post on Insta tonight – I’M PREGGO!!! And man, have I been wanting to say that/tell you guys for awhile. We are so excited about our family growing ( & I’m excited about wearing only stretchy pants/eating whatever I want without feeling any guilt about it! LOL)
I’m prob gonna start crying at some point as I write this because conceiving this second baby wasn’t as easy for us as we thought it would be. We’ve actually been trying to have a second babe for over a year! That wasn’t a secret to our friends & family, or really anyone who asked – but I never publicly shared our struggles on my blog.
Part of that was because I didn’t want to overshare with you all, but the other part was because I was sad/stressed out/disappointed. And if we’re being completely honest here, I also wasn’t interested in hearing any outside opinions of what/how we should try to get pregnant.Right before summer though, I decided to go talk to my doctor and she recommended we try upping my progesterone (after blood work showed my levels were slightly low) and take an injection to help with ovulation. We tried this method for a few months, but nothing happened. Dav & I were both sad/stressed out/disappointed even further as we were told the injection was usually quite effective.
At this point, we decided to take a break from “trying”. Both Davin and I are pretty scheduled – we like to create goals and timelines for ourselves in our professional and personal life. I think feeling like we had zero control over when we would be able to have a second baby was really starting to ware on both of us.When we stopped “trying” – is when it happened naturally for us! I know most might look at our particular situation and say “oh, they finally stopped stressing about it & it worked for them!” but I actually don’t think that was exactly what had happened. I can’t speak for Dav, but I was still stressed/upset that things weren’t going according to my plan during our little “break”. You can’t just turn that type of feeling off, as much as you’d like to.
But for whatever the reason, we got pregnant! I’m pretty religious, so the reason I believe it happened for us when it did is because this was the timing God had planned for us all along. He knows me better than anyone – He prob knew that for me to stay sane, I would need Violet to be a little older before we brought another baby into the mix. Initially, we were both in disbelief about the whole thing and I got a few tests/ultrasounds to double check I was in fact pregnant!
We are thrilled (and nervous🙈) to see how our lives/family will change with the arrival of this little babe. Thank you to all those who have congratulated & supported us so far! I hope you’re ready for a lot of bump outfits & pregnancy related stories – because that’s what’s going to be on my mind for the next 7+ months!🤗