we are so very excited to finally announce..
our family is growing!
in march, we will be blessed with another little boy to cuddle + chase around. to be honest, I’m not sure I’ve entirely wrapped my head around being a mom of two yet. as I grow in size + jackson grows up, I frequently wonder how I’m going to be “very pregnant” and still keep up with him. we run laps in our house each morning just getting dressed + out the door. I can picture myself at 35 weeks pregnant, just sitting down + waiting.. hoping he’ll tire and I can catch him. how am I going to manage two?
we knew all along, we wanted to add more to our family. it’s something you try to plan or intend to, but life has a way of working the way it wants. over the summer, I left my corporate job for a chance at a very new startup company. a lot led to my decision + it was a roller coaster. it turned out the exhaustion + emotions I was feeling was partly due the career switch, but mostly because I was pregnant. during my second week, I got to tell my boss “thank you so much for the opportunity + I’m having a baby in march”. spot on with my timing, right? (thankfully, I work for an amazing company + boss who barely even blinked an eye). but I can’t help to feel a little guilty + a lot of added (self) pressure to get everything + more done before this baby arrives in FOUR months.
shortly after I shared the news with my boss, we had our first ultrasound. we were told there “appeared to be abnormalities”. I was given pamphlets + medical terminology to digest + worry over. pregnancy is scary. so much feels out of your control. this included. we prayed + tried not to consume ourselves with worry. I declined optional, additional testing for many reasons. we waited eight very long weeks and met with a high-risk specialist for our twenty week ultrasound. I cried happy tears when they confirmed our baby was developing the way he should be + everything looked good.
so, with all of that said, we are so excited to finally share our news – we’re adding another little boy to our family in the spring! in the meantime, I’m continuing to count my blessings each + every day for my healthy + happy family and our new bundle that we get to meet in march.