a blog about adventures in early marriage, the effort in making a house a home on a budget, the unexpected struggle of infertility, an exciting twin pregnancy, a surprise second pregnancy, adventures in doing preschool at home ~ really this is just a blog about where each season of life takes me!
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6
We are so thankful for this pregnancy! After sharing our journey through infertilty on the blog, I knew I wanted to log our newfound 40 week journey of pregnancy on the blog as well. Not knowing if I’ll ever be able to experience pregnancy again, I have chosen to log our pregnancy by writing occasional letters to our babies.The letters will keep my readers posted on how we are doing each week, but the letters will also be something that our little ones can go back and read, as a reminder of how much he or she was loved from the very beginning of their existence. You can read previous weeks by clicking on the following posts: Week 5, Week 7, Week 9, Week 12.
We have officially made it to our second trimester!We made it to 13 weeks of pregnancy
celebrate the end of our first trimester, we had a friend take a few pictures
for us. I'm sharing some of my favorite
ones today. Thank you Kingfish Photography for your time and talent! Look them up on Facebook to see more of their work!
In my ideal world, I would have kept this
pregnancy private until my first trimester was over.I always envisioned announcing the news with
a fun creative photo shoot around 12 weeks. I’ve obviously been on Pinterest
We did not keep our pregnancy a secret for
obvious reasons.We chose to share our
pregnancy as soon as we knew, because we were publicly sharing our infertility on my blog.People knew we started working with our
fertility doctor again in July, and they were bound to ask us in August how
that went.We knew we couldn’t keep it a
secret.Truthfully, my belly would have
given away this pregnancy a few weeks ago anyway, so I would have never been
able to keep it a secret through my first trimester.
Even though we announced our pregnancy around 4 weeks, we
still went ahead and had some pictures taken around 12 weeks.For us it wasn’t so much to announce the
pregnancy…..everyone already knew.It
was more or less to celebrate the fact that we made it through what was
supposed to be the high risk part of our pregnancy.At 12 weeks, we have already had three
ultrasounds.We have had countless
doctors appointments from the day we found out we were pregnant.For us, these pictures symbolize the end of
the scary part of this pregnancy.The
part where the doctors told us there was a chance we could lose our
babies.With each week of pregnancy, the
risks went down and the chances of having a viable pregnancy went up.Now that we have made it into the second
trimester, the risk factor is no longer there.We can now have a somewhat normal pregnancy…..well, hopefully we can.
We are thrilled to enter our second trimester.We have been so busy just trying to make it
from one appointment to the next that we really have not fully enjoyed this
pregnancy.I’m looking forward to the
next several weeks of planning and preparing for your arrival.We love you both so much, and can not wait
for you to make your grand entrance into the world!
Welcome to Loving Life! I'm so glad you stopped by. This blog has a little bit of everything. The intent of creating this blog was to journal the everyday experiences of life, creating a space that reflected my life's journey. My first post was in 2011, when I was still in the newlywed phase and a first-time homeowner. Much of those early posts were about our adventures in marriage and numerous frugal DIY projects. A few years later, this blog became my personal outlet, as I opened myself up and shared about our struggles with infertility, our exciting twin pregnancy and our how our plans to adopt were changed with a surprise second pregnancy. Being a new mom meant that my posts soon revolved around early motherhood. Currently, I'm the mom of three kids, four years old and under. I enjoy homeschooling our kids for preschool, so you'll find a little bit of that here too! It really is a hodge-podge of LIFE on this blog! If you like what you see while you're here, I invite you to leave a comment or click the follow button follower, and then invite your friends to do the same.
I'm just a girl who enjoys being creative. My three men are my world! I'm truly blessed to be a wife to an amazing man and a new mom of twin boys. In my spare time I love reading, thrifty shopping, home decorating, cooking, scrap booking, and blogging about this little thing called life!