In case you missed my Instagram announcement earlier this week, I have a bit of news!
“For this child, we have prayed”🌈Somewhere over the rainbow, Skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true…🌈🙏🏻💛
We have been keeping a little secret! 😉 We’re adding a seat to the table this year! BABY is due early September (or Aug if he/she decides to follow in sister’s early arrival footsteps 😳). We are quite literally over the moon with excitement.
I wasn’t sure I’d ever get the chance to share this type of news again. I prayed. We lost. I felt every emotion under the sun. I kept praying and wishing, watching the years go by. After a terrifying emergency surgery/ectopic pregnancy in 2018, septate uterus surgery last summer, a miscarriage last fall followed by a chemical, this journey has sure taught me the miracle of this sweet blessing.
I have never felt more grateful. 🙏🏻💛 My heart is with you if you’re in the midst of a similar fertility journey, and I pray your rainbow is coming.
After almost 4 years and one subchorionic hemorrhage scare in the 1st trimester, I can’t believe we are halfway there. 2020, you’ve been a strange year, but you’re our miracle!
HOW DID BLAKELY RESPOND?
Many of you asked how Blakely reacted when we told her, so I thought I’d show you! We told her at 13 weeks with this gift, please excuse my tired, morning-sick self. 😉 Blakely has been the most patient soul waiting for a sibling. She would quietly ask over the years but though she will be a lot older before we tell her of our losses, she understands that having a baby isn’t “easy” and picked up that it was a hard journey for us. She used to always reassure ME by saying “IF we get a baby, Mommy…then I want to do this or that …but it’s ok if we don’t!!” She always hugged me in moments she didn’t know I needed them, even when her Disney trip was postponed due to emergency surgery. She has a heart of gold.
THIS was the moment I dreamed of when I saw that positive pregnancy test. My husband was behind the video, and we both couldn’t wait to tell her. I had to trim the video for IG length, FYI, but tried to keep most of it in. Turn up your volume to hear voices.
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? WHEN IS BABY DUE?
I’m 21 weeks! Baby is due early September, but Blakely was born a month early due to my septate uterus (I still have a partial septate) so doctor and I imagine I will deliver before 40 weeks again. It will be a repeat c-section for me.
WHAT ARE YOUR SYMPTOMS?
I’m currently in the “sweet spot” of pregnancy, second trimester bliss. The symptoms are not bad besides headaches and some insomnia, but I’ll take it! I was very nauseous and sick in the first trimester, as I was with Blakely. The pregnancies are almost identical. The perspective is certainly different, however. I remember suffering through morning sickness with Blakely and almost welcoming it with this one after praying so hard for this pregnancy.
WHAT ARE YOUR CRAVINGS?
Salty (specifically corn on the cob and avocado)! Same as Blakely’s pregnancy! Still not convinced that means the gender is the same.
WILL YOU FIND OUT THE GENDER?
We are waiting! We found out with Blakely, but would love the big surprise for this one! We truly feel so blessed to even have the chance to have a second, and truly just want a healthy baby!
I’ve shared more of the pregnancy on Instagram, you can watch it on my stories or the “baby 2” highlight on my bio where I’m saving all the details. Thank you for ALL of the love and support for this rainbow baby!
Photos by Evin Photography