I just want to start with saying how appreciative we are of the kind and thoughtful messages about our announcement on Sunday! Like I mentioned, I was nervous to share but SO happy I did with the responses we received. Y’all are the freaking best! This is a totally new territory, so please bare with me as I attempt to navigate all things pregnancy and baby related. Time is already flying by, and June will be here before we know it! I am definitely overwhelmed because I have nothing done yet, but we’ll figure it out. Hopefully! 😉
Since blog posts last much longer than Instagram Stories, I decided to take the most popular questions you asked and post them here to reference! We don’t have every detail nailed down perfectly, but I’ll try to be as open and transparent as possible!
Do you know the gender and when will you announce it? (#1 question lol)
We decided we wanted to find out the gender of the baby just us two and not have a reveal party, so we actually went on Christmas Eve to an ultrasound studio that can tell you at 14 weeks! My OB/GYN confirmed it yesterday, so I will probably share soon. We had fun telling our families what the gender ended up being, but not without them guessing first! 🙂
How did you find out you were pregnant? Did you panic?
TMI but my periods have always been a few days off, so I didn’t think anything of it until I realized I was like 10 days late! I decided to take a test truly believing it would be negative, but that second pink line was SO dark that there was no denying the pregnancy. The funniest part about this story is that I already had plans to meet my friend Carolina at the fair to eat, and I literally still went. I had been looking forward to fair food for weeks, ok?! Hahaha. I didn’t say anything about it to her and went straight to Bo’s house afterwards! And no, I surprisingly didn’t panic. If anything, I was calm? I just had immediate peace about the situation and knew everything would be fine!
Was it a surprise or was it planned?
If the above answer didn’t make it clear, it was definitely a surprise! Haha. But I truly was never upset or worried because I know where Bo and I stand! We love each other, and we’re both on the same page about our future.
What were your first symptoms or signs something was off?
The first symptoms I noticed (but ignored) were my fingers swelling before my flight to Wyoming and how my lips (and boobs for that matter) had gotten bigger the same weekend! My period was supposed to start the week before, so I was already late at this point but thought it was normal! Yeah, it never came. Lol
How far along are you in this pregnancy and are you showing yet?
I will be 16 weeks tomorrow, and a small bump just popped up! More so at night. It gets bigger as the day goes on! I need to do a better job documenting it or at least taking a mirror selfie each week to watch the progress because I know I’ll regret it if I don’t!
How did you tell Bo?
I told Bo as soon as I ate my fair food of course! 😉 He was literally speechless for a while I think trying to process everything, and I do believe I saw his life flash before his eyes. Hahaha! But we had a long talk and got on the same page pretty quickly.
Do you and Bo plan on moving in together?
YES! I had planned on buying a house this year anyways, so we are going to start the process soon. I already have a realtor, but we’re waiting on a few things with the bank! That’s probably all I’ll share for now until things are finalized.
What prenatal vitamins are you taking?
I’m currently taking a prenatal vitamin I picked up at Target, but I’m about to switch to Ritual prenatal vitamins because I’ve heard great reviews on them!
Are you reading any pregnancy books?
Embarrassed to admit this, but no I haven’t started reading any pregnancy books… I only have one app on my phone (The Bump), so I think I’m going to put another question box on my IG Stories to find out which books/apps y’all recommend. I’ll share the most popular responses! 🙂
Will you get engaged or married soon?
I don’t want to offend anyone with my answer because every relationship and situation is different, but for me, I told Bo not to feel pressure to propose yet! He is an amazing guy, and I know he’s not going anywhere. I’m very confident in our relationship with or without a ring! Do I want to marry him? OF COURSE. I love him so much, but I want him to propose when the time is right. Not because he feels like he has to! 🙂