last night i posted these pictures to my social media but i wanted to post here too, for anyone who's a reader but maybe not a social media follower: we are expecting! it's a girl and we couldn't be more excited to give anabelle a baby sister.
before i get into some q&a i wanted to give a gigantic shout out to our photographer tiffany of eliza j photography. she managed to get these beautiful images out of a dizzy one-legged pregnant chick and a super grumpy, molar-teething two year old. thank you tiffany for making these happen out of even the most challenging circumstances! i was holding my breath that we'd get even ONE good photo but she pulled out her magic wand and literally made magic happen.
now because i had tons and tons of questions on my IG last night and a lot of love and excitement – thank you for that!! – i wanted to answer as many questions as possible in one post 😉
where is your dress from?
i found my cream maxi dress here! i wanted something super soft and comfy and long and this one was just perfect. my velvet hair bow headband was only $1.80 (yes!), my belt is no longer available but my earrings are here and my flats that perfectly match the maxi are here. anabelle's bow dress is from my amazing friend jessica at dream catcher baby.
did you get a new ring?
this is so sad, i LOST my wedding ring about a month ago! i'm still hoping it turns up somewhere in our house but i got sick of not having a ring so i ordered this fake ring and i was pleasantly surprised with how real it looks!! i highly recommend it if you need something for when you're on vacation or whatever. just be warned it's pretty gigantic though haha.
how far along are you? and how are you feeling?
i'm about 14 weeks! finally feeling a little better lately. i tried suffering through morning sickness for weeks and after spending 3 days in a row not moving from the couch, i finally got some zofran and then wondered why i waited so long! seriously, maker of zofran – whoever you are – i owe you BIG TIME.
were you pregnant when you broke your foot?
yep! ha. not exactly the best idea to break a bone when you are pregnant because that = no pain meds, and no surgery if you need it, which i did! since i broke my foot falling down the stairs, my doctor did an ultrasound the next day just to be safe and luckily baby was just fine.
are you going to have another c-section or try for a VBAC?
i got this question several times yesterday, because many of my readers know from anabelle's birth story that i had a scheduled c-section with her since she was breech. for now, i'm planning on another c-section. before i was even pregnant with this baby i consulted with my OB in utah and i've also (obviously) consulted with my OB here in CA, and they both told me either one is totally fine and that it was completely up to me. because i had such a positive experience with my first c-section, which i really attribute to it being a scheduled c-section, not an emergency c-section, i feel really good about having another scheduled c-section. plus i'm such a serious wimp you guys and i already know what i'm getting into with a scheduled c-section, but all the “what ifs” of a vbac scare the pants off me so i'm pretty motivated to stay in my comfort zone. if you want a literal play-by-play of how that was for me, you can read it in my scheduled c-section birth story.
are you going to be posting more baby deals?
i'm sure i'll have my eyes out a little more than normal for baby deals, but this blog has always been a place where i post deals on high-end baby gear and talk baby faves, like my best baby registry list ever. so for long time readers it shouldn't feel too different! it's not going to become overly saturated with just baby deals, but i'm sure it will give me the opportunity to give the baby deal fans some special deals which i'm always excited about!
i hope that answers all the questions! if you have any others for me please feel free to comment and i'll try to leave a response!
thanks so much for your love and support and excitement for my little growing family! i mean it when i say this blog would be NOTHING without you guys so it means the world to have your support! XOXO