Yesterday, marked exactly one month until our son, Jacob’s due date: September 3rd.
Casey and I spent the evening at our last baby class. If you’re a new and expecting parent I highly recommend them! We decided to partake in a three part series provided by our hospital we are delivering at and I can’t stress enough how beneficial they have been to us new parents to be! Of course, it’s even better if you have a little sense of humor when taking them.
There is so much about this pregnancy that I want to share with you all. In time I will be able to sit and write down our experience during these past 8 months as we’ve been awaiting the arrival of our first son.
This has been such a delicate journey since we found out we were going to be parents and there will be a time a place for us to share our hearts with you. God has been with us since day one guiding us with grace and for that we are beyond grateful.
I had no idea what to expect when I first became pregnant, but I will say that it knocked me on my feet at the very beginning and I am just now able to somewhat sit and reflect on these past few months. Our day-to-day has been a team effort and I feel as though I have been at the mercy of my husband so many times for his help. He has been such a constant supporter and encourager and has shown me the sweetest patience. He has helped carry me through morning (aka. all day) sickness that has been with me what feels like this entire pregnancy, has been to every doctor appointment, and has been the leader in every important decision we’ve had to make for us and our child.
It is hard for me to grasp that we are reaching the end of our pregnancy and our son will be in our arms in a few short weeks. Life has been a whirlwind and pregnancy somewhat feels like a blur…. but today I am thankful to reflect on the gift God has given me and Casey, our son. My heart is full.
God first called me and Casey into a life partnership of marriage and he is now taking us deeper as we step into parenthood and raise our son. These next few weeks will be emotional and overwhelming as we continue prepare our home and hearts for our baby boy. There will be doubt as we absolutely have no idea what we are doing… but my heart is full of joy and peace knowing this is the story God has written for us. We will take each day one at a time, together.
I am anxiously waiting to lay eyes on this sweet boy who is being knitted together inside me.
Thank you, all, for allowing us to share this time of our lives with you! We truly are beside ourselves emotionally as we can’t believe we get to take care of such a precious gift, the gift of a child.
Jacob, we can’t wait to meet you! We love you! Less than one month away!
These photos are from our Maternity Session that we attempted alone! Three weeks ago, I knew since we hadn’t yet booked a photographer we probably should get something in quickly before we ran out of time.
Before dinner one evening I threw on my favorite black swing dress I’ve worn a dozen times this pregnancy and put up my hair and found something blue for Casey to wear. FYI: This was not the dress I bought for this session by the way! I bought a really pretty long and flowy dress back at Christmas…but when it is Summer and it’s hot out… comfortability trumps everything. We grabbed the tripod… headed to the park and cracked up at ourselves attempting these photos. This is pregnancy at 33 weeks.
I love them.
We will keep you all updated as our lives continue to change drastically in these next few weeks. For now, please keep our little family of three in your prayers as we wait for Jake to arrive. We are praying for God’s hand to be in every decision, with every doctor, pediatrician and nurse we meet who helps us in delivery.