We’re Pregnant! Onto the Next Chapter – #happilyeveroldenkamp

We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot
We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot

You guys!! I am freakin so excited to finally announce that WE'RE PREGNANT! Woohoo! To say Kirby and I are overjoyed is a total understatement. I feel like I am literally on top of the world and to be celebrating a birthday this weekend while being pregnant is just a dream come true. Bring on the sweets and early night sleep! This year will be different from any other birthday, but it will be different in the best way possible. We have been dying to tell you for way too long (this mama found out super early) and I can't wait to bring you on this journey with us. The amount of emotions in me right now is so hard to even explain. The best word I can use to sum it all up is blessed.

 

Prayers go up - Blessings come down.

Finding out our Family of 2 is Now 3

Like I stated above, we found out so early.  To be totally transparent we had been trying for 6 months which I get is an average amount of time. However when you finally deiced you want to have a baby, it can be really hard when it doesn't happen right away. You start to think something is wrong with you or that maybe you're not meant to have a baby. I started stressing about taking my temperature every morning to try and figure out my ovulation time because of course my periods were all over the place (TMI sorry). I got to the point of just feeling exhausted where I would literally think about it almost every hour of every day. Its crazy what the mind can do. I eventually decide to stop checking everything and trying to figure things out. It wasn't fun anymore and we were only trying for a few short months.

So, when I decided out of the blue to take a test Christmas morning I really wasn't expecting it to say anything different then negative. Well, what a Christmas gift that was. I can say, Kirby wasn't expecting it either and we were both in complete shock all day. I'll also say I wasn't able to drink all the fun Christmas beers we picked up either... LOL. Christmas morning will never be viewed the same in our household again and I feel like God truly blessed us with the best gift ever.

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Watch Our Full Baby O Announcement

Due Date Mania

Since my periods had been so irregular it was really hard to actually nail down a due date. I hadn't had a period since the end of October so originally the doctors said I was 10 weeks pregnant. To say I was in shock was an understatement. I know my body extremely well and couldn't believe it didn't register with me or I didn't have any symptoms. The very first due date given to me was mid-August. I made an ultra sound appointment immediately and brought Kirby with me. When the doctor started looking she laughed and said, "Dear, you are so early." All they can do at that point is measure the babe and guesstimate. She stated I was only about 6 weeks along and noted that if we honestly would have come in a day earlier we may not have been able to even see the baby. Due date was changed to the beginning of September. 

At that point I felt much better because I basically found out I was pregnant about two weeks after conceiving. That's pretty crazy and I laughed because I swear I know my body so well. Since I had gone in so early for the ultra sound they brought me back in at 8 weeks which is the normal time for a first appointment. Again, my due date was changed. This time it was only by 5 days, but as you can imagine, I was a bit annoyed with the uncertainty. Since it was changed again, the doctor wanted me to come in one more time (2 weeks from then) to make sure the baby was growing at the right pace. To say those two weeks weren't fill with anxiety would be a lie.

FINALLY! I went in for the appointment and everything was right as it should be. Both Kirby and I were there and got to hear the heartbeat for the very first time. It is the most magical and insane sound ever. Hearing it was a true feeling of, We're Pregnant! The due date given to me at my last appointment finally stuck and I finally started to feel like I could settle a bit. I was just over 9 weeks and so excited that Baby O was growing, thriving and on track. Our due date is.... September 7, 2018 🙂 The day after our 3rd wedding anniversary! We are both so overjoyed and realize that our wedding anniversary may be the best day of our life, AGAIN.

Be patient, everything is coming together. - God

We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot
We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot
We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot

Future Dreaming + Testing my Faith

Now that our due date was set Kirby and I started actually dreaming up what life was going to be like with Baby O. We started looking at names... Which is extremely intimidating when you think of someone having it for the rest of their lives. However, it has been so fun. We started looking at nursery ideas (okay, me mostly) and even took a walk through the baby aisles at Target one Friday night. We laughed because there is so many things that we didn't even know existed and we didn't wean know what some were haha. Thankfully pregnancy gives you enough time to get as prepared as one can be.

These past couple of months have been the biggest test of faith I have ever had in my life. Being pregnant is so magical, so fun and such a blessing, but it's also basically 100% out of your control. You can eat as healthy as possible, be as careful as possible and still something could go wrong. Having the control issues I already do, this was a huge thing for me. The first 9 weeks I felt nauseous almost everyday day, but once I hit 9 weeks it basically stopped. Obviously that freaked me out because without some o those first trimester symptoms you really just don't feel pregnant or even really look pregnant. Thankfully I'm married to the best man ever who would reassure me to enjoy not feeling pregnant because it probably won't last long.

I am not getting used to this ever changing body, my crazy changing emotions/moods and the thought of being a Mom! Since I share so much of my life with you babes (and truly love doing that) I wanted to make a specific spot on my blog for family stuff. Having a special spot to share more on my journey through pregnancy and then more on my adventure as a Mom is important to me. I also still wanted to be able to keep things separate so I have a space to go to for me, myself and I as my little family grows. So, I'm happy to introduce to you babes a brand new section on Everyday Chiffon called, Everyday Mama. I can't wait to see whats next and I am so excited to be able to bring you along for the ride! 

We're pregnant!!! And now that I can finally announce it to the world I just want to shout it from a mountain tops. Stay tuned for so much more, Baby O is already so love and basically running my life haha. Happy Birthday to me!

Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.

We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot
We're Pregnant | Baby Shoot Announcement | Pregnancy Announcement | Onto the Next Chapter | Pregnancy Announcement Idea | Maternity Announcement Shoot

Express Chiffon Dress here | Aldo OTK Boots here (7 colors) | White & Gold Druzy Ring similar

 

Thanks to my blogger bestie Brighter Bold for shooting this day and creating our video!

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