Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Looking back... 41 weeks of bliss!

Being pregnant has definitely been the most amazing thing that I have ever done. Week after week, I am in awe over what my body can do and how it is capable of not only creating life but nourishing it, keeping it safe, and caring for it in a way that I could never understand. We were so blessed that we got to experience all of the joys of pregnancy. I know that not all women have this privilege and that makes it even more special to know that I was chosen to take on this responsibility and that my body was able to handle it. I have also loved documenting everything to always remember how special this time was.

Here's a look back at my pregnancy, over the past 41 weeks.

We found out we were expecting on January 14, 2013. 
Jeff insisted I take multiple tests to be sure.

The very first picture of our little bean.
Seeing the heartbeat flicker at only 7 weeks was absolutely phenomenal.

My first bump picture before there was ever a 'bump'

We entered the second trimester and announced our pregnancy to the world.

Soon enough the belly started growing.

During the second trimester, we found out that we were having a little girl!

We had a fabulous gender reveal party with our close family.

In the third trimester, we also had the most beautiful baby shower.

And the belly kept growing and growing.

I have had an amazing support system from the very first day 
and there are SO many people who are already so in love with our daughter.

The biggest support has been my amazing husband, who will be the best Daddy.
He even shared some of his experience here and here.

Here we are now, 41 weeks pregnant, about to meet our baby, and I am so, so lucky.
What an amazing journey this has been!


  1. So sweet! This post made me tear up:) Good luck!!!

  2. So glad I made it back to blogging before you little bundle arrived! Can't wait to "meet" her! Hope she arrives soon- hang in there mama, it's all soooo worth it! P.S. your shower was BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. I love posts like this, I am SO happy for you/your family! Needless to say, I can't wait until her first post and we all get a glimpse of this beautiful baby girl! I will be keeping you all in my thoughts. Best of luck with L & D, you will do great!



  4. such a great recap: I love it!!

  5. I love this amazing look back in your journey into motherhood and I thank you for sharing it with all of us. Each time I read a post I think, this one is my favorite and then you write again!! I can't wait for the next one !!

  6. This was an amazingly beautiful post! Thank you! I found your blog around week 20-something. I am anxiously awaiting baby girl's announcement! I've been waiting!!

    The post made me excited to maybe someday be pregnant. And if I am blessed to have a child, I want a book themed shower like yours!

  7. Thinking of you sweet friend! LOVED this recap! You are the cutest preggo ever!