I have taken a hiatus … a very LONG hiatus. Life just got super busy so just to fast forward over the last year and half. I got married to the love of my life. I am truly blessed to have a husband that support me in my endeavors and dreams that I want to pursue in life. I truly feel like ( and I have) a partner in this crazy thing called life.
He encourages me and we support each other in our goals that we have for ourselves. Now we are embarking on a new journey to be parents to a baby girl! We are so thrilled to have her join us in April and be apart of our lives forever. God has truly given us a blessing.
I started my masters program around my last post and just graduated a few weeks ago ( December 2017). It was awesome because on that day we were able to share the joy with our family and close friends in finding out the gender. (Shoutout to Rediet Solomon for putting my gender reveal and decorating my graduation dinner and gender reveal party so beautifully!)
Now if you asked me that day or anytime before, I swore up and down I was having a boy. This is from majority of people feeling like we are having a boy to having a vivid dream of my son. So, when I saw that we were having a girl…. now that was a shocker. But, I am SO THRILLED! Just the idea of having a mother and daughter relationship. I got to experience that with my mom and I am so excited to pass that down to my daughter.
Check out our Gender Reveal Video here: Gender Reveal Video
Just looking back at my first trimester I really had a quite pleasant experience. I did experience some feelings of nausea but it wasn’t too bad. During this time, it is soaking in the reality and levels of shock that this pregnancy is happening. I definitely was going through LEVELS of shock. But, just to see the joy on Willie’s face truly made my life. I don’t think I will ever forget that for the rest of my life. It is such a joy going into this journey together. The first trimester you are definitely feeling the transition into pregnancy and honestly the best word I can describe it for me just to be frank is…. UNCOMFORTABLE. Now, don’t get me wrong it is a beautiful thing and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THE JOURNEY. Finding out your pregnant and holding it in while people do not know yet is extremely tough. It is like having a secret relationship no one knows about lol. You want to tell everyone but want to wait until it is the right time. On top of just having so much body changes and not letting everyone in on what is going on with you is so difficult.
Side note: What my life consists of nowadays
I didn’t really start showing with my bump until about my 5th month and now I am 6 months and 2 weeks. I can’t wait to share my journey and seriously to any moms and dads out there if you have any advice, favorite baby products, books, videos, classes, … whatever I am so open to hearing about them! Willie and I are praying for a great journey that we have ahead of us and If you can put us in your prayers, we appreciate it! But seriously… 2018 will truly be the year of Something New and I can’t wait!