So… we’ve got some big news! I’ve been waiting to post this for months now, and it’s been really hard to keep something so exciting a secret! But it’s finally time to share, and I’m incredibly thrilled to announce that I’m pregnant!
I am so, so excited — and nervous, and terrified, and all of the other emotions that come along with this huge change. But after moving to Texas, getting settled in our house, and generally feeling like our lives are really stable and happy at this point, it finally felt like the right time to take this next step. I still feel like I have to pinch myself — some mornings, I have trouble even wrapping my mind around it!
I found out back in August, when I was in New York for the Mark. Tenth Birthday Party (meeting Lucy Hale actually wasn’t the most exciting thing to happen to me that day)! I took the test (ahem… three tests… yes, I wanted to be very, very certain that morning) on the day of the party, which was amazing but also a little terrible, timing-wise: I wanted to tell Chad right away more than anything, but I also hated the idea of telling him over the phone! I decided to keep my lips zipped for an extra day so that I could tell him when I got back to Texas, but I couldn’t keep the news totally quiet, so… I got out my iPhone and recorded a video! As you guys can see, I was too excited to be organized or coherent, but now I’m really happy to have this little memento of the day I found out I was going to be a mom:
(Also sorry for the fuzzy quality… my iPhone was on its last legs this summer, but I was holding out till September to upgrade. Sadly, this video was shot with the old phone!)
I’m due at the end of April, so there’s still a while to go, but I’m now at almost 13 weeks (about three months) and I’m so happy to finally break the news! I was a bit of blabbermouth with friends and family early on — I tried so hard to wait until 12 weeks to share, but I couldn’t seem to stop myself from spilling the beans! I feel very, very lucky that things have gone smoothly so far, and hopefully things will stay that way for the next six months! There are basically an endless number of things you can worry about during pregnancy (Google is now my worst enemy), but so far, so good.
And… I’ve got a little bit of a bump already — more on that later this week!