First off, Happy Valentines Day, Happy Fourth of July, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Ok Ok you get the point, it has been a really long time since I have written anything down let alone posted on my blog. What a shame because I have experienced so many changes in the past year and it would have been so great to share these experiences along the way, but with work and being pregnant and preparing for our little princess things were just hectic. Now that baby is here things aren’t any less hectic lol but I am on maternity leave and I can carve out an hour or so a day to write while she is napping.
I first found out I was preggers in February 2016. My husband and I got pregnant on our first try. We didn’t put much pressure on ourselves we just knew we were ready and we had decided if it happened it happened…and well it happened RIGHT away. I kinda knew almost instantaneously that I was pregnant but I did not want to say anything or take a test with Brian, that was just way too much pressure. So I took one by myself and a faint line appeared. Foolishly I thought nooo waaayy I am definitely not pregnant. My dot is usually right on time every month but even when I didn’t get it there was still some uncertainty. I took another test a few days later, right before my husband was getting ready to leave on a business trip… alone of course and sure enough those two lines were as bright as they could possibly be. OMG!!! I was actually preggers. Before Brian left on his business trip I wrapped up that pregnancy test and added a card and gave it to him. He was a bit confused but he went with it. The look on his face when he opened it was priceless, he was soooo happy. I videoed the whole thing, it was the cutest to see his reaction. We have talked about having children since we first met in high school so this was one of those moments that you just can’t explain.
I have to say I was a bit nervous about what was to come in the months ahead. This new journey that most women claim to be unbearable filled with nothing but swelling feet, nausea and pure exhaustion, had me wondering WTH had I gotten myself into. I will make a post about my pregnancy in detail, all the things I did and took. In short, what I can say is that I had a really amazing pregnancy, and in all honestly I loved being pregnant.
My due date was November 8th but I gave birth to my precious little princess at 41 weeks on November 14th at 3:08pm. It was the most intense labor ever!!!! I am sure most moms think the same thing about their labor but my labor was something that all the docs, my midwife and doula said they hadn’t ever seen (oh lucky me). I will also make a separate post about this with all the wonderful details (that is sarcasm if you couldn’t tell).
All that aside I am incredibly happy to say that Brielle Sophia is a healthy and very happy little lady and the amount of joy she brings to our lives is incredible. This new chapter is a blessing and a miracle and we would not have it any other way. Below is a collage of our little family. 🙂
Until next time…