This is the story of how I felt finding out we were pregnant with each of our children, and how they have blessed our family.
( Photos Taken by our amazing wedding photographer: Aubry Startin Photography)
My husband and I were just married and newlywed life was going good….for about 1 month until we found out we were PREGNANT!…It was a BIG SURPRISE! We had so many feelings, we were shocked, excited, scared and grateful.
Surprised was definitely the way we and all our wedding guests felt. Especially since they had all just attended our wedding in February and here in April they were getting news we were pregnant. However it was exciting!
Our first ultrasound at 11 weeks and our 3d ultrasound at 30 weeks.
Josh and I had dated for 3 years before we got married. We spent time traveling, exploring, mountain climbing and skydiving. We enjoyed just having fun as a young adventurous couple.
Both of us felt that a baby was another exciting adventure for us to raise together. Though we were scared, because we were about to embark on a 18 year long journey in which we could never look back. We were extremely grateful that God had blessed us with a child, when so many couples don’t have that opportunity.
For 10 long months I carried that baby inside me! Finally after he had been long overdue he arrived weighing a whopping 9 pounds! We were so happy and excited for the new member of our family.
While waiting for his arrival we felt prepared emotionally and physically. We were thrown two baby showers and were overwhelmed by all the gifts our friends and family had sent us. We felt very blessed and surrounded by love. When he finally arrived everyone wanted to see the new addition to our family.
(Photo On Left Taken By: Aubry Startin Photography)
We named him Harland Mack. Harland means “From The Land of Strength” and his middle name Mack means “Son of The Greatest” (my husbands idea) and he truly lives up to his name because he is one strong willed little boy.
(Photos Taken by: Aubry Startin Photography)
After eight months Harland started to grow out of that “baby” stage and was exploring and crawling everywhere and he lost his “baby smell”. At the time I felt like he didn’t need me as much anymore. Not that he was taking care of himself, but he was interested in the world around him. He didn’t need my help to get around, and I longed for that baby stage again.
Soon I realized I wanted another baby and a sibling for my son. Both of us knew we would want more kids eventually. Together we decided to have them while we are young and still have energy. So my husband and I agreed we both WANTED another baby and we started trying for a second child. After a few months I found out I WAS PREGNANT! . . . . .
How Did you feel when you were pregnant with your 1st child?
How did people react to your news?