We’re Pregnant! Baby Moore Coming May 2021!
It’s no secret by now that this has been an incredibly difficult year for us. With a pregnancy loss last October and another one this past April, Zach and I spent a lot of time wondering if getting pregnant was a part of God’s plan for our lives. We spent a lot of time dreaming about what our life would look like with kids, but also what a life together might look like without kids. We know both would be wonderful and happy, but they’d be very different.
A year has gone by since our first pregnancy loss, and there have been many, many tears shed during this pregnancy journey. But, I’m happy to say that the tears shed lately are happy ones, because we are FINALLY pregnant with our sweet rainbow baby!
Our Rainbow Is Coming!
Yes, it’s true! Baby Moore is due May 2021 and we are so excited! After 1.5 years of trying and 2 failed attempts, our Rainbow is finally coming! As of today, I am just shy of 12 weeks and Baby Moore is growing perfectly. News that is welcomed after two losses who didn’t make it past the 6 week point.
Being Pregnant After Any Loss
I cannot tell you how nerve-wracking this third pregnancy has been for us. Most people don’t worry during those first 8 weeks of pregnancy. They eagerly wait for their viability scan and never really think about receiving bad news. After any loss, the first few weeks of pregnancy are agony. You over-analyze EVERYTHING. Every little pain you feel makes you think you’re going to lose your sweet babe. Getting to that 8 week appointment and hearing a strong heartbeat with the news that our baby was measuring exactly 8 weeks made me burst into the happiest tears I’ve ever cried.
Being Pregnant is a Wild Experience
Being pregnant has been a very wild and sometimes challenging experience. Some of the changes your body goes through are unsettling, to say the least. Not to mention, over the last 6 weeks, I’ve been battling extreme fatigue, nausea, and morning sickness. I’m hoping that these symptoms will pass as I head into second trimester, but for now, I’m pushing through! I keep reminding myself that having symptoms and changes are a sign that Baby Moore is growing normally!
Boy or Girl…We Will Be Happy!
Because I’m adopted and my medical history is 30 years old, we opted to do some additional testing on Baby Moore to check for potential abnormalities. No matter what the results are, it won’t change our minds on having this precious baby. We would just like to be able to be prepared for anything that might come our way. So far, everything has come back normal, and we are so grateful for that! AND we will get to find out the gender within the next week or two. Ahh we cannot wait to know what this sweet babe is going to be. No matter what gender, we will be incredibly happy!!
Thank You for Your Support!
So lookout, 2021…our Future Mountaineer is finally on their way! Please keep us in your prayers as we continue this journey to parenthood over the next few months. We cannot thank our friends and family enough for supporting us throughout this challenging journey. You all have been so amazing and wonderful, and we could not have gotten through the past year without you all. We finally made it!
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