We're Having a Baby!

Well the news if finally out! If you thought I had fallen off the face of the earth for the last 2.5 months you weren't necessarily wrong! As excited as I've been since the day we found out, I've also been sick for about the same time which hasn't been exactly what I thought my experience would be like. I'm starting to realize that maybe pregnancy isn't as Insta-worthy as I thought it would be but I know it will all be worth it in the end. 

I thought I would put together a post to answer a few questions and to let you guys know how we found out. Trust me I am not sugar coating any part of this process, so I hope you appreciate my honesty! 

How long did you try before conceiving?
I stopped taking my birth control about a year ago and we started trying...or at least we thought we were trying. Who knew (not us clearly) that you could only get pregnant during certain times of the month? I downloaded the Flo app on my phone (not sponsored, but highly suggest it) and we were able to get pregnant in 5 months.  

How did you find out you were pregnant?
Well I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was the lady that bulk ordered pregnancy tests on Amazon and took one like every other day just to see what it would say. Somehow I knew they would be negative but the thrill of the chance it would say pregnant got me so excited. I had a few days leading up to my birthday where I felt nauseous and then my period was late a few days. I took a test and it said not pregnant again, so I figured I would wait it out. I waited 2 days and decided to take another test. We were packing for our beach vacation that night and I just wanted to check one last time before leaving town. Sure enough, that night the test said PREGNANT. Those words were so crazy to read, but I ran downstairs and showed Anthony. He was excited but also shocked and made me bring another test on our trip to confirm, thankfully after test 2 he believed me!

(we took this photo on our beach vaca, I was probably only a week or 2 pregnant, but so proud) 

When is your due date?
Baby is due January 5th 2020. I will be totally happy if it decides to come early, as long as it's not on Christmas...don't take my favorite holiday from me kid!

Do you want a boy or girl?
Honestly to me it doesn't matter which comes first as long as I get one of each eventually.  My husband is definitely team boy first because he likes the idea of our daughter having a big brother. I will be happy to spoil and dress up either gender!

How many kids do you want?
We used to always say we wanted 3 kids...now that I am going through the process I don't know how anyone has more than one. I might change my new max to 2 total but spaced out a few years so my body can recover. 

How has morning sickness been?
If you mean all day/night sickness it's been terrible!! I've never thrown up and slept so much in my life. I will say for someone who is used to going and doing things non stop this has been the hardest thing for me to adapt to. It's taken a toll on my work, blogging, friendships, and my health. It's not even just the throwing up but the nausea that remains after and the exhaustion, I truly wish I could sleep through my first and second trimester and just wake up on the 3rd just ready to push through my last 3 months. I know that's not realistic but I'm also the worst at staying positive in times like this so if you guys could help me out, that would be great!

What will the dogs think of a baby?
I can 100% see them getting jealous but I think they will adapt quickly. I did buy "how to tell your dog your pregnant" as a prop for our photoshoot, but I have been reading it and there is some great advice in there about introducing the baby to the dogs.

Anything else you want to know? Leave me a question below and I will be sure to answer!

 Thanks again for everyone's love and support through this crazy but exciting time in our life. I can't wait to go on this journey with you guys!