For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14
duh duh dun... WE'RE PREGNANT!!
To say we are excited, nervous, ridiculously over-the-moon-happy, overwhelmed with gratitude and fear, is a serious understatement.
If I have been slightly absent from the blog it is because it has taken everything to keep this a secret for the past month! I am truly such a blabber mouth and when I found out, I wanted to tell the whole world. And boy are there some funny stories (accompanied with video) coming your way about telling my husband, our parents, our siblings, my grandparents, our small group, and then finally telling the entire High School Ministry at last night’s church service.
JOY. HAPPINESS. DELIGHT.
There is so much joy in sharing good news. While morning sickness SUCKS, and I can’t eat sushi, and I’m sleepy all the time, I am SO HAPPY! Like, I have to pinch myself. Some girls dreamt of being astronauts, actresses, doctors, but for me if I couldn’t be a real-life Disney Princess, then my dream job was to be a mom.
YES! This is real life. I’m a mom.
A 10 week old mom.
I started this blog in January. I was not pregnant yet. In fact, can I get real honest here?
I started the blog to help get my mind off the fact that for six months my husband and I had been trying to get pregnant and each month was an emotional roller coaster. I wanted it so badly, but each month was heartbreaking for me. Everyone told me it could take awhile after getting off birth control, but as a very impatient person, these answers did little to quell my anxiety and obsessive fear.
So, God orchestrated it all together perfectly. He planted this seed of an idea of She Delights and my mind and heart were quickly occupied with the birth of this blog. I wasn’t so utterly focused on the idea of getting pregnant; instead, I found something else to funnel my passion and creativity. It made me feel like I was doing something meaningful. It has been such a joy sharing some of the hilarious and honest and real stories that play out in my life with all of you.
And now, that I’m pregnant and the whole world knows I already have oodles and oodles to tell you!
So for those who want to join me on this journey, follow me on Instagram @she.delights or click subscribe below, as I share some of the fun and also not so fun highlights of my pregnancy as we make our way to October 3rd, 2017.