I have thought about how I was going to write this blog post SO many times because I always try to keep it real with y’all! I’m very happy (and relived) to finally announce that Bo and I are having a sweet baby this summer! Trust me, I cannot believe I just typed those words out, but 2020 has been nothing short of a crazy and wild ride. Although this was quite the surprise, I have been pretty excited since I found out in October! (Yes, it’s been a VERY hard secret to keep for so long! Lol) I just didn’t feel comfortable sharing until I was completely out of my first trimester, but I am now 15 weeks pregnant and feeling great! (Well, besides my lack of energy haha!)
I’m thinking this post might get a little lengthy, but I know most of you enjoy the details! (As do I when someone drops a *minor* bombshell) After I got back from my Wyoming trip, I thought something was a little off but truly had no clue what. It wasn’t until October 14th that I figured out I was pregnant! Haha. I was shocked, but honestly, not upset. That part might surprise you, but I haven’t really shared too much about Bo and I besides cute, surface level photos/Instagram stories so I’ll touch on that now!
Although we haven’t been dating super long (and let’s just say the elephant in the room- we’re not married), I knew I loved him very early on. After years of wondering if I’d ever find the “right guy” for me, Bo has been an answered prayer! He came into my life when I needed him the most, and I finally understood the whole God’s timing is perfect! 🙂 Gosh, I want to cry happy tears just typing this (hormones lol), but I love him so dang much. Imaging him as a dad just brought me such peace and happiness because I know he will be an amazing father! We’re (me and this baby ekkk) SO lucky to have him!
So back to finding out we were having a baby, I went to the doctor at the end of October who confirmed I was around 6 weeks. For the longest time, the only people who knew were me, Bo, and my mom! Just knowing how quickly things could go wrong in the beginning, I didn’t want to share too early with anyone else. I eventually started telling family and close friends as the weeks went by, and I was relived to be met with overall positive, happy responses!
It did give me anxiety and an uneasy feeling knowing that we weren’t married and things are “out of order”, though. I normally never care what people think, but I also rarely have news like this to share! Haha. I’ve accepted that some will probably be judgmental, but I don’t care! Bo and I are happy, we’re excited about our future plans we’ve made, and our top priority is having a healthy baby. I don’t like disappointing anyone, but you also won’t catch me hanging my head either! Bo joking says I live in the land of rainbows and unicorns. His realness keeps me balanced though, don’t worry. Lol!
As far as my first trimester goes, I wanted to do a separate blog post on it, but there’s really not much to share that I couldn’t just cover here! Besides my total lack of energy, I haven’t had morning sickness or experienced any nausea. I feel guilty even typing that because I know how fortunate I am to have bypassed those symptoms! No hardcore cravings or food aversions, either. I haven’t done the best job recording videos to save and post, but I promise I will do better now that our little secret is out! 🙂
Oh and I almost forgot to mention… Several people have DMed me asking if I have recently gotten lip injections, and I’m here to confirm that “pregnancy lips” are indeed a thing! I honestly hate them because it makes it hard to pronounce words, and I sound like I have a lisp. So please bare with me on that! Haha.
If y’all are curious about anything else pregnancy wise that I didn’t cover here, I’m going to put a question box on my Instagram Stories and will do another blog post answering the most popular ones! And if you have read until the very end, I just want to say thank you for being here.. I’m thrilled to share this new chapter of my life with y’all because I know it’s going to be the best one yet!
PS: Can I make #sassysouthernbump a thing? Absolutely yes? Okay, great! Let the journey begin… 😉