On Tuesday we will hit 10 weeks of being pregnant! 😍 I am still slightly in shock & disbelief. After four years of trying and so many let downs, I never thought we would make it to this place. As I lay here reflecting, my eyes are filled with tears of joy.
Over the years I grew a ton, and felt empowered to tell my story. In the beginning it was an outlet for me but it turned into my desire to connect and help other women who were facing similar battles. I have met some of the most beautiful, kind and strong women through it all. Many of these women became my support system and I cannot thank them enough for all of the love they showed me during some of the darkest moments of our journey.
Last weekend we held a small gender reveal party and it was so exciting. My mother in law decorated the place perfectly, my father in law cooked up delicious food and we were surrounded by a few of our friends and family. Evan decided that we would play “egg roulette” to find out the gender. In my gut I knew what we were having, so I opted to smash the blue eggs.
On the second pink egg, it busted all over him and I leaped from the chair in sheer joy. The still frame photos are hilarious! 😂 As I suspected, Evan was terrified to have a girl. I truly believe it’s just because he knows she will have him wrapped around her little finger and turn him into a total softie! 😍
A funny thing happened the very next day. I received a call from the office that did our gender testing and they told me that they shouldn’t have released the information, and our results were inclusive. I immediately called Evan and his response was “so you’re saying there’s still a chance?” 💙😂 All week we were nervous and excited to once again find out the gender.
Last night we went to dinner with the in laws and opened the email together. Cass and Joel busted out the team boy glasses and beads, but they lost again… it is still a girl! 💖🎀 As cliché as it sounds, I don’t care either way what the gender is, as long as it’s a healthy baby!
As the days pass we inch closer to the “safe zone” and continue to enjoy every moment of this process. The morning sickness & other symptoms can be challenging, but I’m embracing it all. I’ve wanted this for so long, so nothing can stifle the joy I feel at this point! We ask for continued prayers as we move along in this pregnancy and want to thank everyone for the love and support.