I am so thrilled to announce this pregnancy!! I am 13 weeks along and due September 24th! My tummy popped as soon as I found out I was pregnant and it was an instant baby bump – very difficult to hide until we were comfortable telling people! The doc called it “spontaneously pregnant” which made me laugh because guess what…Doctors DON’T know everything! He just told us the month before we got pregnant that we would have to do IVF if we wanted more kids. We were devastated because we know how involved that is, physically and financially. We wondered if we would ever be able to give Luke a sibling. After we got that news, I became even more determined that we were not going to give up and we could do this on our own. I wish I could say that we “stopped trying” and BOOM! we got pregnant but that just wasn’t the case. I did, however, completely de-stress over the Christmas Holidays and had to come to the realization that IF Luke was our only beautiful blessing I was going to cherish that and not miss being in the moment with our family wishing for something else.
I did also go and see a massage therapist in Lebanon after being given a Christmas Gift Certificate that was passed to me completely by chance. She did cranio sacral therapy on me and she gave me some of the best advice, she told me that I was doing the right thing by waiting to do IVF and that my body was just waiting for the right time to get pregnant. That massage was absolutely amazing and helped give me a new energy that I hadn’t felt so good in a long time. I think it all played a very important part in getting that BFP result we’ve been trying for so long. If I could give anyone advice who’s trying to get pregnant it would be: Don’t give up. And don’t forget…Doctor’s don’t know it all!
Aren’t these pictures fantastic?! Lindsey from Smith Digital Photography took these and I can’t say enough great things about her. What I love most is how great she is with kids, seriously…she always knows how to get that gorgeous smile from Luke! She is so flexible and easy-going which is a must for anyone needing family pictures! If you’re in the Greater Cincinnati Area and need some pictures taken give her a call, you will love her as much as we do! Good news – she’s doing a fantastic Mommy & Me mini shoot just in time for Mother’s Day at the fabulous Blue Cocoon in Montgomery! It’s only $25 and you get a 20 minute session and one free digital file! Jennie and I just did the Easter mini shoots with her and we couldn’t pick just one picture, they were all so adorable! Many thanks to Lindsey for the wonderful pictures!