Today, however, I'm going to share our new family photos! These were taken 9 weeks ago, by Drew's wonderful cousin, Sam, and I'm finally getting around to posting them all and sharing them with you.
This was a very impromptu photo shoot. It was a beautiful day, so I texted Sam one Saturday morning and she came over that afternoon to take some pictures!
First, we attempted a FULL family photo, dogs included. They weren't cooperating because our neighbor's dog was outside and that's all they could pay attention to!
We told Drew she bought a new lens and wanted to test it out on us. I thought having the dogs in some of the pictures would be a good distraction. The dry erase board was my idea, but Sam pulled it off so well. She made it seem like it was her plan all along. She was the best actress EVER.
So I will save you more pain, and go ahead and show you the rest of the pictures!!!!
So, these photos were taken in August. (To answer the question I am sure I will get 100 more times, NO. This was not a wedding reception baby hahaha. We've already been asked a billion times!! )
I was in fact pregnant on our honeymoon turned babymoon to the Bahamas. Luckily, I was exactly 5 weeks when we went (I actually found out at 3.5 weeks) so morning sickness hadn't started yet. But, I couldn't enjoy the fancy alcoholic beverages and we had to cancel our scuba diving adventure. Snorkeling was JUST as fun though!
I am 12 weeks along now. We have had 2 ultrasounds so far and will be getting another one in a month to find out if Baby Shav is a boy or a girl. My due date is May 3rd at the moment. 1/3 of the way done and happier than ever to be out of the first trimester. I was one of the lucky ones that got ALL DAY sickness, not just in the morning! I refer to it as the 3 month pregnancy hangover. Just unfortunately, without all of the fun the nights before! I'm feeling much better now and am starting to get my energy back! The dogs haven't enjoyed me coming home from work and napping all afternoon! (I have though!!!)
I have some funky cravings- but usually can't eat whatever they are because besides water and saltines nothing else really agrees with my stomach. It's all worth it though!
So, now EVERYONE knows our news! It has been ridiculously hard keeping this a secret for the last 9 weeks. At times I was very envious of all the women who didn't find out they were pregnant until 6 or 7 weeks. Knowing early was amazing, but it meant keeping a secret for even longer!
We are beyond excited and cannot wait to be parents. Now that the secret is out, there will be updates whenever we have them. Stay tuned for the gender reveal sometime around Thanksgiving! And I'm sure the nursery reveal will follow very shortly after;) I'm way too anxious to get that set up and ready to go!
Love and miss all of our friends and family back home, or where ever you might be! (Germany, Italy, Japan, Colombia, Spain, the list goes on and on!