With immense joy and gratitude, I’m delighted to share that we have special news… I’m pregnant with baby number 2! We are immeasurably blessed to be growing our family and due Easter Sunday with our second little bundle of love. I’m already in my third trimester at a little over 27 weeks pregnant and truly growing by the day. We found out in early August that we were expecting and held our breaths while we prayed for a healthy pregnancy. We know and appreciate all too well how much has to go right to have a healthy pregnancy and baby so I tried to remain optimistic and, honestly, distracted through the first 13 weeks.
After the first trimester came and went successfully, I’ve been able to savor the happiness of this pregnancy and have watched it truly fly by. What everyone says about subsequent pregnancies going by so much faster than the first is completely true. I don’t know where the time has gone! I’m grateful each and every day to be where we are with the growth of our family. I’m also thankful each and every day to be doing it with a wonderful, supportive, loving husband by my side. Edwin, I love you forever and ever.
We Have Special News… I’m Pregnant with Baby Number 2!
With our first experience of trying to have a baby, I completely opened up about our story with our first pregnancy ending in a miscarriage and then the joys of my second pregnancy bringing us Rowan. I know open-book sharing isn’t for everyone but I can’t tell you how glad I am that I made the decision to share my story. I still received emails and DMs every week from women saying that my post gave them solace and made them feel less alone after their miscarriages and during their fertility struggles. After my experiences, I pour over other women’s stories when they open up and share their heartaches as well. It really has made me feel less alone.
It is hard to find the light in something as dark as a miscarriage, but I’ve wondered if perhaps my light has been the conversations I’ve had with you who have walked in similar shoes as I have and the gift this blog has given me of being able to be a support to women who need it as they try to start or grow their families. I feel so fortunate to have connected with you all. If you are currently in the midst of a heartbreak, loss, or struggle with fertility and growing your family, please know that I’m here with outstretched arms of love, support, and admiration for you.
As with my first experience with having a baby, I knew I’d share the immense highs and lows of my second experience.
This pregnancy I’m sharing today is actually my fourth pregnancy, not my third. I’ve written a lengthy collection of thoughts about the second loss we experienced that I’m going to share tomorrow. In the meantime, I want to focus on the absolute joy and blessing that is our second baby on the way! We are over the moon and can’t wait to meet our little spring bunny in April!
Rowan is going to be a big brother to a little brother or sister! Oh my! I can’t wait to see him in his new roll! We are waiting until the birth again to find out the gender of our little one so the guessing game is really on. We have our names ready for both genders and now it’s time to nest, prep, spend undivided time with Rowan, and rest.
I’ll be sharing recaps of my first and second trimesters soon as well as some fresh pregnancy and baby content that I didn’t share during my pregnancy with Rowan. Stay tuned! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog and supporting our little family. I love documenting our life on here and appreciate each and every piece of love from y’all.