We’re expecting a baby! 🤰 After nearly 10 years of marriage, we’re growing from a family of two to a family of three!
How and When We Decided to Grow Our Family
Over our past 9 years of marriage, Ben and I have regularly discussed our decision to grow our family — but we always ended up ‘putting a pin in’ our decision. Along the way, so much has happened — from fun summer travels and home building in Wisconsin and Minnesota — it’s like we blinked, and suddenly several years had gone by! Then, in summer 2022, Ben and I determined we both felt a renewed sense of excitement and peace of mind about parenthood! (Here, I shared how I prepared for the possibility of pregnancy with peace of mind.)
My First Feelings of Pregnancy
It may seem silly to say, but I had a feeling I was pregnant within a matter of days. I kept turning to Ben and saying, “I just feel like something is off.” I was very tired, and I became particular about the food I wanted. So, when I saw a positive pregnancy test just 10 days after conception, of course, I was beyond excited — but I was also really relieved to have an explanation for how funky I had been feeling!
How I Told Ben
We had planned to decorate our home for Halloween and fall, so I decided to hide my positive digital pregnancy test and a newborn onesie among our decorations as we were decorating. Ben discovered the positive pregnancy test and onesie, and I captured everything on video. (It makes me teary-eyed every time I watch back and see his excitement.)
More Motherhood Posts
I’m sharing more about our journey in my Motherhood category. There, I’m gathering up my favorite resources and documenting pregnancy week by week!