This has been something I've wanted to write about for a really long time now.
My first seven months of pregnancy. Where do I even begin? It's unlike anything I've ever experienced before. I've never felt so happy, excited and nervous for something all at the same time. My emotions have been going crazy. A good kind of crazy.
John and I found out we were pregnant on October 19th. I'll never forget that night. It was the most surprising, overwhelming and incredible feeling. For those of you who know us and our relationship, engagement and marriage was our next step, but sometimes God has bigger things planned. We had always wanted this and knew that it was going to happen someday in the future, but we never knew it'd be this soon. We both believe that some things in life are just meant to happen - and this was one of them. We've never felt more in love with each other...and we can't wait to meet our baby.
Our little angel is due May 18th. As of today I'm 31 weeks (I still can't get over that I'm actually saying that). Only eight weeks left! Time has been flying by since we found out. There's a lot of things throughout the process that we've had to figure out, and some other things that we're still working on: moving back from New York City, finishing my final semester online, figuring out where we want to settle down, planning the nursery and registering for the baby shower. The list goes on and on.
I've had such an amazing pregnancy so far. I don't have anything to compare it to, but from all the stories I've heard from other mommies about being sick and exhausted all the time, I feel very blessed! During the first trimester, when I was still living the city and working for Alexander Wang, I rarely ever felt nauseous. I never really got morning sickness or fatigue or felt any of those early-stage side effects. I felt super motivated to work hard and continue at school. My second trimester was a little different. I started to become more and more tired, and the food cravings started to go wild! My most frequent cravings are usually pancakes or french toast with syrup, salty soups, sour candy and crushed ice. I wasn't able to fit into most of my regular clothes anymore and my stomach started to feel huuuuuuge.
Now that I'm in my third trimester, I look back at my size when I was at Week 20 and could still fit into my jeans and I laugh out loud. I used to look so much smaller! It's hard to believe that my stomach is only going to get bigger and bigger as these final weeks go by. To be honest, I really embrace being pregnant. I feel so empowered knowing that I get to grow this little human and take care of it even before it takes its first breath.
Whether it's a little girl or a little boy...we don't know yet! We're keeping it a surprise and will be finding out the first moment we meet him or her! John and I are so happy and anxious. We're always writing in our baby book and we've started to finalizing baby names. We still can't believe we're going to have a baby...we're just waiting for the day it finally arrives. We are already so in love with it.
Yes, the amazing photographer behind the camera is John. I'm so happy I got to share these moments with him.