I will be the first to admit that things have been quiet around here. We had just finished moving, I was just getting back into the swing of blogging, and then my husband and I got hit with some life changing news that slowed down my rate of work for the past few weeks: We were pregnant!
It all started two weeks ago with severe side pains that landed me in the Emergency Room. It turns out that the problem wasn't appendicitis, but due to the fact that I was NINETEEN WEEKS pregnant and had no clue.
How in the world does someone not know they are halfway through a pregnancy?! Well, I had a IUD in the entire time and since there was virtually no chance of me getting pregnant, my mind didn't even head down that path. But now that I know, the mysteries of the shrinking pants, cravings for sour candy, and a newfound love for naps have been solved.
It has been a whirlwind of a week: learning I was pregnant, worrying that there would be problems with the baby since it was an IUD pregnancy, finding out that everything looks great, and learning the baby is going to be a boy all within 2 days.
Truth be told, this baby boy is coming about 4 years ahead of our plan. But, as we have realized recently, we might make plans, and God makes changes. And we know two things for certain:
- God's plans are better than our own, and
- We have a LOT of work to do to get ready for this baby!
Learning we were pregnant halfway through meant fewer hours worrying (a blessing!) but it has also meant that I've been playing major catchup!
My browser history is full of stroller, crib, bassinet, bottle, and carseat searches.
And google has been been by pal for trouble shooting what is and isn't considered safe during pregnancy. Can I drink kombucha? What about a hot bath? Do I need a new body pillow? What are the best maternity leggings? When should I start using belly balm?
I am sure all you mama's out there are pro's at this, so if you have any tips, send them my way!
Not knowing ahead of time also meant that Reed left his well-paying job to work full time on our business, Vimco Wellness. As two newly self-employed adults, money is tight right at a time when things are gearing up for baby expenses.
We are both glad we didn't know until now, because that would have meant Reed would have most likely kept working his job and his dreams for Vimco would have been on the back burner. I want him to follow his dreams, and am happy to go through a few lean years in order for him to do so.
So while we would have wanted to be much more settled than we are today, we are so excited to become parents!