That’s right friends, WE’RE PREGNANT!!!!! I couldn’t think of a better day than my birthday to share this exciting news with you! God has blessed Ryan and I with our rainbow baby and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Baby Willis is due to make an appearance early October 2017. I have been waiting to spill the beans with you all and I’m so excited that the secret is out! I am currently 12 weeks and am craving salty foods and candy and my jeans are getting pretty tight and uncomfortable.
If you’ve been following along for a while you know that Ryan and I had a miscarriage last April and it was such a sad and tramatizing moment in our lives. We knew we wanted to try again but we wanted to wait a while to give time for my body to heal and for us to heal emotionally. You can read our miscarriage story [HERE]. We never actually had the talk of “let’s try again” but God decided it was time.
At the end of January I had very weird and very vivid dreams 3 nights in a row and thought it was kind of odd since I rarely have dreams. So I googled to see if dreams happened to be a sign of pregnancy and it was. I went to the store and picked up a pregnancy test and took it right when I got home. It was negative. I walked out kind of sad, but knew that when it was time we would have our rainbow baby. 4 days later I decided to take the second test from the box just to see if it was too early the last time. Sure enough I started seeing both those pink lines and I couldn’t believe it! I walked outside to the garage where Ryan was working and just looked at him. I told him the news and we both started crying. We were super excited but scared at the same time. What if we miscarried again? Are we ready? I knew that I wanted to be pregnant but desperately did not want to go through another miscarriage.
God certainly knew what He was doing and I feel so silly for questioning His plans for us. Not only are Ryan and I pregnant but our very close friends are also expecting their first child and we are only 2 weeks apart. After our friends told us their exciting news I looked at Ryan and said “maybe that’s why we miscarried last year, this way we get to go through this with our close friends.” I think that’s pretty cool.
Here’s a look at my 12 week baby bump!
I can’t wait to start seeing my belly grow, to feel those little legs kicking my tummy and to see if we are welcoming a baby girl or a baby boy! So much to look forward to in the next 6 months and I will definitely be sharing updates with you all on here and and on Instagram. Thank you so much for sharing in this joy with Ryan and I. We are so excited for what’s to come for our growing little family!