Someone is finally going to be a big sister!
we are ecstatic, overjoyed, elated and over the moon to announce that a baby Arthur is expected to arrive early September, 2016.
god is always on time, always. we may have plans of our own but things happen exactly when they are supposed to happen. we had plans for a baby Arthur almost immediately after marriage. our journey to conceive was only 14 months short, but those 14 months were very challenging for us, especially for myself. each month i found myself filled with hope and excitement and then to be disappointed by the news we were not yet embarking on the journey of pregnancy and parenthood. it was an emotional roller coaster. my husband was my rock, he stayed positive and kept encouraging me not to stress and we would be celebrating a new life in no time. almost a year ago, in April 2015, we experienced a new low on the journey of trying to conceive by enduring our first loss. in times like those, there are so many questions left unanswered. i was thankful for the outpouring of support and love from our family and friends during the challenging time.
i am thankful for my journey, nothing great comes easy they say. the journey to pregnancy and parenthood is a blessing and those challenging times make us appreciate the “graces” of pregnancy that we might have otherwise grumbled about. to all the women out there who have endured a loss and have/are still currently experiencing long journeys on the road of conceiving, just know you are not alone. not everyone talks about it but know it happens more often than what is acknowledged. truly, the best advice is to quit trying and just let nature take its course. be sure to have FUN in the process!
BUMP UPDATE | WEEK 13: baby is the size of a peach! i am finally getting my energy back and the nausea is slowly fading away. i have begun working out again and i try to eat six small meals a day to keep down the heartburn and nausea.