We can’t wait to meet our baby boy! We’ve been spending a lot of our time on our house lately getting everything ready for him to arrive. Dan has been building an office in our backyard the last few months and we recently moved all of his things out of his current office and changed it into Everly’s new bedroom. We have a few small additions we’re going to add but it’s almost complete! We were so excited to give her her own bedroom and she’s been loving it. Her favorite is the new kitchen we gave her. She loves the one at her Nana and Papa’s house so we had to get her one. She loves pretending to cook meals (num nums) for us and her favorite stuffed animals. We have all her toys and clothes organized and a really great space for her to enjoy it all. I’ll be sharing some photos soon 🙂 We’re all so excited for the next upcoming months and we’ve been so happy and content. It’s going to be such a change having another little one in the house and I’m sure it will take some time to adjust, but I’m sure looking forward to all the baby snuggles and newborn delights with our boy. I can’t wait to see Everly hold him for the first time. I know my heart will just melt! This second trimester has been great and the nausea definitely let up. I do feel like I’m quite a bit bigger with this pregnancy and my mobility has been a little more limited. We had our second trimester ultrasound and they said he was a big boy. I think he may make his appearance earlier than expected. His due date as of now is May 16th but I’m predicting he’ll come between the 4th-12th. We’ll see! I can’t wait to hold our miniature Daniel and my heart is so happy.
I love being pregnant! The bigger my belly gets the more excited and eager I get to meet our beautiful baby girl. My pregnancy journey has not been perfect of course, but I will say that I have felt so much of God’s grace during these last 23 weeks. I’ve been fortunate to not have to go through any morning sickness or nausea at all during my pregnancy. I feel healthy, my baby is healthy, and I’ve been so happy! I have had moments in the last couple weeks where fear and uncertainty have crept in because of certain symptoms I was experiencing, but God’s peace came to the rescue every time. My baby girl belongs to Him and her life is in His hands. It’s been so fun feeling her move around so much! I’ve really felt her moving a lot more in these last couple weeks and I love it. On another note, I’ve never seen the number on a scale so high and I couldn’t be more thrilled haha! I thought that gaining weight and seeing my body change would really effect me negatively but my gratitude outweighs every thought. I just can’t help but feel so thankful. In addition, Dan has been such an amazing support to me. He’s been so caring and nurturing, he’s been at every doctor visit, he’s always making sure my needs are met, and always aware and ready to help me with normal things that have now turned into an event, like tying my shoes 😆. It’s not as easy to bend over the same way and I know it’s only going to get more interesting. He’s dealt with my constant tossing and turning in bed, adjusting to the adventure of me trying to figure out a pregnancy pillow, my food needs (not cravings 😉), and my random moments of crying for simply no reason at all. He’s been my superman for sure! I’m still feeling so much gratitude and at times still can’t believe this is real! This pregnancy has been a beautiful experience for us and I can’t thank God enough for his grace.