Can you guys believe it? Troy and I still can’t, haha! We have to remind each other nearly every day!
You guys know I am an open book, so this secret was EXTREMELY HARD to keep from you! I am so incredibly excited to have it out in the open!!! This pregnancy announcement has definitely been the biggest secret of my life! It is hard to keep something a secret that you are soooo happy about!!
Here are the details before I dive into the story: I am 15 weeks and due on Nov 5! I know 15 weeks is a long time to wait, but I thought Mother’s Day was such a special day to share our big news.
A Maui Baby
Troy and I were sooooo relaxed in Maui without a care in the world. It was a perfect set up to make a baby!
The Background: We had always discussed starting to ‘try’ for a baby in January. We have a lot of friends who struggle with fertility and it took my sister yearssss, so we knew/thought it could take awhile for us as well.
IT DIDN’T. I got an app and tracked it in January and went by the ovulation schedule. When I found out I was pregnant, I used that period to determine I must be 8 weeks and went to the dr. She then told me no, you are only 6 weeks. Turns out I didn’t even track the ovulation right… it was actually a week after we thought it was!
My mom always told us she had a baby the first month every time they tried. We didn’t listen. Apparently I got those genes from my mom.
Needless to say, we feel extremely blessed. We feel like this baby is such an incredible gift! We still just can’t believe it. I still cry nearly every time I talk to the baby or look down at my stomach.
*I know so many women struggle with fertility, and I am definitely here for you if you need to talk. I have been through all of it with my sister (for years) and so many of my friends.
How I Found Out
I wanted a baby sooo bad. We just didn’t expect it to happen so fast. When I was 2 days late I had so much hope, but the line test I took was negative. Every negative test (you know if you are trying) is a stab in the heart. When I was four days late I took the second test that was in the package- another negative. Troy and I just chalked it up to Hawaii and the traveling and just thought my period was running behind.
When I was five days late I made Troy go out and buy a digital test (should have started with this to begin with!) I just needed a confirmation because we were heading to New Orleans that weekend for a wedding and then I was going to Mexico that next week for an influencer trip.
I was washing my face and Troy was downstairs. I just KNEW it was going to be negative again so I barely looked at it. When I was done washing my face I looked down and tears just started flowing uncontrollably. PREGNANT!!!
I grabbed it, yelled ‘Baaabe…’ from the top of the stairs, and began a slow climb down them. I was such a hot mess by the time I got to the bottom. Just picture this: Flannel pajama bottoms that are wayyy too short with a polka dot night shirt. I held the test in my hand and said ‘I’m pregnant’!! After getting over the initial shock of it all we proceeded to face time our family to let them know.
Each phone call made me cry even harder haha! I can’t explain it. The more I said it the more joy overcame me and the more I cried. I think I cried with my older sister the most, who was 6 months pregnant at the time. I was scared to tell her about how easily I got pregnant but I shouldn’t have been. She was bawling joyously with me. She was so happy for us.
Haha I am now crying just writing this post. Goodness.
*You guys know I had to add Emmy to our pregnancy announcement! She is so excited to meet her cousin!
Still In Shock
Troy and I have remained in shock throughout most of the first trimester. We just can’t believe it. We thought we had months more to prepare.
I think the first time it really hit us was after my 14 week appt. I was finally in the second trimester and the baby’s heartbeat was strong and healthy.
We got home and sat on the couch and Troy said, ‘We are having a baby.’ We then started talking about all the plants we couldn’t keep alive. I mean we can’t even keep a cactus alive! Or a succulent! Troy then reminded me that I could only take care of a dog for one week before I gave it away.
But in the end we agreed we could do this!
I Will Need Your Help
I know NOTHING about babies!!!! I will need your help and wisdom! We are in this together. If you aren’t pregnant, don’t worry. You will still get a laugh out of following me. I am going to spill the good, the bad, and the super ugly! Pregnancy is NO JOKE and nothing like what I thought it would be! I cannot wait to take you through this journey with us.
Again, I wish I could have shared this pregnancy announcement earlier because I already have SO MANY QUESTIONS!!
Our Next Steps
We have to find a house! Get ready to start the house hunt with me AGAIN at the end of this month! We need to move out some time this summer to start preparing for the baby.
Gender Reveal- coming Memorial Day weekend! Our reveal will be done with fireworks!! SOOOOO EXCITED!! Any guesses?
Love you guys and so so so excited to share the wonderful news with you all! Cannot wait to see what’s next for The Miller Affect!
Adria Lea shot our pregnancy announcement!