The Most Precious Gift

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announcing (6 of 11)

I've been meaning to write this post for weeks now, but that pesky morning (aka 24/7) sickness has gotten the best of me lately. Now that I'm finally writing, I hardly know where to begin. Honestly, I never really dreamed much about how I might feel when this day came. I never wanted to plan it all out, but simply be content when it came. In the past 3 1/2 years I have often thought about how I might love being a mama in my early 20's and then other times I wondered if we've had enough time to pursue our dreams and goals. I don't have any answers but I am certain of one thing: God's timing is perfect and this life is a gift. I'm very happy with a baby at 25. It feels perfect for us. We are so excited (and maybe a little freaked out) about bringing a little life into the world. We count it as an honor to be entrusted with this child. I have cherished these years of just the two of us. We have had so many fun adventures that I will remember fondly forever. Still, we are so thrilled about opening a new chapter and starting a family.

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christmas (3 of 14)

Now on to some answers to questions you guys may have…I'm about 9.5 weeks along. We chose to go ahead and announce, even though it may not be "safe" to do so quite yet. If something happens to our little babe, I want to be able to share that too. My due date is August 2nd, so I plan on taking off all of July through mid October. Fortunately, I will still be able to photograph my Summer weddings without being too close to my due date. (That is a huge blessing for us!) I'll be completely done a month and a half before and I'm so grateful for that! Going into this I know that I will not be able to to everything, so I plan on getting a little help and starting to work again in October. Of course, I know that I can't really account for all the changes coming our way. I'm trying not to worry too much and just adjust as things come.

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announcing (3 of 11)

All in all, we are so grateful for this gift. Thank you all for your sweet congratulations and support! Happy New Year everyone!

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