After losing a little boy earlier this year, Jake & I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting a little girl to join our family in May 2019. 🌈
The bear in this photo is the first thing we bought when we found out I was pregnant the first time... we had a golf lesson scheduled and after I got my positive test that morning, we stopped in the pro shop and bought that bear. The unicorn holds a soundbox of our little lady’s heartbeat so I can listen to it whenever I’m feeling anxious. We originally wanted the dogs to be in our announcement photo, but they’re taking their new toy-testing duties a little too seriously and honestly, it was just absolute chaos. 😂
Pregnancy after loss is a blessing and a struggle and my anxiety is something I have to do my best to manage daily. As the weeks and months have gone on, it’s gotten slightly easier. After experiencing a loss, a pregnancy no longer equals a baby to take home. It’s hard to imagine it all working out. We’ve seen our little lady at 4 different ultrasounds so far, heard her strong heartbeat, and all tests have come out normal. She has love, God, and science on her side and she seems healthy and very active. We’ve prayed more than we ever have in our lives and she is so appreciated and loved for the miracle that she truly is. We ask for your prayers that everything continues to go smooth from here on out.
For those of you that are still waiting for the family that you dream of, know that you are in my prayers and I hope you get everything you want. I know the sting that seeing pregnancy announcements can bring despite feeling happiness for others, and the last thing I want to do is to make anyone feel any shred of sadness. Know that you are not alone and that there is hope beyond the pain, frustration, and anxiety.
Please keep our little rainbow in your thoughts and prayers. She has been a bright light in a very dark time and she’s bound to be the best birthday gift I’ll ever get.