I have so many friends who are pregnant right now, none of which are bloggers, but I do have several other bloggy friends who have been documenting their pregnancy through blog posts and pictures, which I love! Such a great idea to document this amazing time in our lives so that we can look back and share it with our kids and family someday! I knew that I HAD to do this after seeing this very popular pin that I pinned onto my Little Child of Mine Pinterest board almost a year ago! I also found inspiration in these Pinterest pins, here, here, and here, too! You ladies did a fantastic job! I have no idea who started this trend of pregnancy documentation, but I do know, whoever she is, she is a genius, and women will be doing this for many years to come!!
I really liked all of the cute chalkboards, but I wanted to do something different, something personal and something that I could compile into a book for Baby K for when he or she was older. For my blog posts I'll be starting a new series called "Letters to Baby K". I'll be sharing new posts each week with a letter to Baby and a new bump photo! It might not be everyone's cup of tea sharing personal letters, but my blog is special to me, which makes this new series even more special to me! I can't wait to one day share these letters and photos with our baby and show them just how special they are, how loved they are and how they have fit like a perfect little missing puzzle piece from the very start. I'm having so much fun with this new series! I really hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them! So, lets get started with week 12!
What a fantastic week! I finally was able to share the big news with all of my family and friends through Facebook and I was able to tell my new co-workers! Everyone has been so wonderfully supportive and happy for Justin and I and that just makes my heart happy. Do you know how hard it has been to keep this little one a secret?! Jeez Louise it has been a toughie! Anytime someone would mention baby this or baby that I would want to just blurt out, I'M PREGNANT! What a sweet relief is has been to finally share the good news.
Next week Justin and I will be going in for our first trimester screening which will alert us to any possibilities that Baby K could have any chromosome abnormalities/downs/or Trisomy. I pray pray pray that nothing is wrong and that little Baby K is healthy and strong. I'm pretty sure baby is just fine. The heartbeat is healthy and I'm actually measuring a few days ahead of where I should be, which tells me baby is growing strong! Not that I would love our baby ANY less if there was something wrong, nor would it change my mind on keeping the pregnancy, but it is important to know if something could be wrong so that I can mentally and emotionally prepare myself for that situation. Like I said though, I'm sure all is well!
AAANNNNDDD in 26 days we will officially know the gender of Baby K!! Eeeeekk!! I absolutely cannot wait!! My original gut feeling was boy, but now everything is telling me it's a girl. Only God knows for sure, but hey I have a 50/50 chance of guessing right either way! We will be doing a fun gender reveal to share the news with some of our closest family and friends...the only catch is I have NO idea how it is going to be revealed, what the shower theme is, heck I don't even know what the invitations look like because my sweet friend Mandy, who I love, is throwing the shower for us and won't tell me a SINGLE detail! Ugh, I can't wait!!
Come back next week to see the growing bump and to read week 13's letter!