Wow – so we’re nearly 2 weeks away from our due date and baby can really come any day between now and then. That comes with so many emotions! This entire journey has been a wild ride with plenty of ups and downs but we’ve made it this far and we’re almost to the end.
We’ve been through 8 months of fertility treatments, one failed embryo transfer, finding out we’re pregnant without IVF, 17 weeks of nearly all day nausea, managing gestational diabetes from week 19 onward, mental health ups and downs and much more. While I may be more transparent than many, I expect that many people experience a wide variety of ups and downs during pregnancy and with good reason – it’s both incredible and unlike anything else. I know we’re not alone but I have to say, I’m so proud of us and how we’ve handled everything.
It hasn’t always been easy but we’ve worked through everything together. I’m so grateful to my wonderful husband who has done everything in his power to support me through the physical, mental and emotional challenges. He’s been by my side every step of the way and handled everything with patience, understanding and optimism. And while I’ve obviously been through all the physical pieces, he’s been through it all mentally and emotionally with me and I’ve done everything I can to support him throughout as well. We’re a team, and a damn good one at that.
We wanted to honor our experiences and celebrate this journey by getting professional photos taken during pregnancy (at 35 weeks) and we are thrilled with how they turned out. Here’s a peak at some of our favorites – peep the grasshopper in the 3rd slideshow photo!
Now that baby will be here in the next couple weeks, we’re just trying to enjoy these last weeks together. It’s been a whirlwind few months and we’re now at the point of trying to slow things down, take time for ourselves and spend evenings talking about our soon-to-be life with our baby. We’re as ready as we can be at this point and are just looking forward to meeting our little one soon enough!
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