So we finally broke the big news to everyone! Our families have known since Christmas about our big, little secret, and a select few friends that are basically family, too. I wanted to have a way for our out of town friends and family to keep up with mine and Baby's progress even though they can't be here in person most of the time, hence our baby blog.
God's timing on these things just amazes me in the ways He works it all out. I was forced out of a job I loved, working with a few toxic people I didn't so muchbut in a work environment I didn't love late last year. Initially, I was completely in shock, however, it was an unhealthy environment for me and I'm so glad in retrospect to not have to experience this pregnancy with that constant stress affecting my life and my baby. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to relax, and prepare for this baby thanks to my husband. During the first few tough days, I had a great support system around me and my favorite verse remained ever present, "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.'" How true that turned out to be. I started a new cheerleading team at a new and improved gym and not long after that, found out about the sweet little suprise, God's plan for hope and a future.
It's now my plan to continue to work part time with my team, but mainly be a stay at home mama. A very dear friend of mine who has raised three of the sweetest girls I know was a stay-at-home-mom and gave me great advice. She said to me, "What can you invest in that's more important than your children?" So even though it wasn't the cirsumstances I imagined, it's been the best thing in the end and we couldn't be happier about our little bundle, scheudled to arrive in early August, birth month of me, my dad, my uncle, my papaw and a few other family members, as well as our wedding anniversary, so a busy month for sure.
The pictures posted are how we told our families on Christmas morning. They were taken by a local photographer who does the most amazing work, Owen Brown of Creative Edge Photography.
I hope y'all enoy taking part in this amazing journey with us!