Man time is truly flying or maybe I’m just a tad bit behind but i’m so excited to be back and sharing the most exciting news with you all. I figured what better way to hop back on then to post the latest and greatest in my world- baby number 2 is on their way!!
And I don’t know about some of you but after getting married I began picturing life with a baby and planning Pinterest boards of baby announcements and gender reveal party decor for the sake of being ahead of the game. I would get so excited thinking about surprising my husband with the cute “You’re going to be a daddy” props and picking out names for each gender to be prepared. When we got pregnant with Koa, surprising Kenny wasn’t necessarily on the table. We got told while we were in the ER getting checked out for a virus I had and although we were both presently surprised and not expecting to hear that news, I was a tad disappointed at how we were told. Since that day in the ER I vowed to myself that no matter what it took I would make sure the next announcement was out of the blue, yes, but exciting, and shared/processed on a personal level.
So one random Tuesday, one of my best friends was coming over and I felt super nauseous that morning which was odd to me. I was late in my cycle by a few days but knew in my heart that it could be so I asked her to pick up a test for me. Within 5 secs, that blue plus sign showed up and tears of joy ran down my face as I ran out to show her. I immediately went between “I shouldn’t text my husband that big of news but I really wanna tell him” and “This is the moment you’ve been planning for so long, surprise him!”. Funny thing is, despite all the pins on Pinterest I blanked. But luckily, I was able to hold my tongue for AN ENTIRE DAY y’all and figured it out!
I began to think of things I knew would be original and meaningful but fun because I wasn’t entirely sure how he was going to respond. I came up with 3 different ideas, two of which required me to wait anywhere from 3 more days to an entire week and there was no way that was happening. So I stuck to what I knew and decided to bake for him the next afternoon which is one of his favorite things. I made one of his favorite desserts- Cheesecake Brownies, and left him a cute note on a Thank You card so that he thought it was one of those “Just because I love you” kind of days. I stressed the entire day and may have pulled a few hairs out trying to make sure he wasn’t going to choose that day to surprise ME and come home early.
Now I will say that the brownies weren’t my best work, but when he came home that day and saw those brownies on the counter his face lit up like he was the happiest man on earth. So much so that he started to eat the brownies and completely disregarded the card which I eventually reminded him of cuz I couldn’t hold it in any longer. He read the card and replied “Aw babe, really?! Come here” and gave me the biggest hug. The rest of the night we exchanged “well babe, here we go agains” and “oh my gosh we’re gunna have two” while he stress ate a few of the brownies yet nothing but pure joy filled our hearts. We’re so excited for this new adventure and for Koa to be a big brother. I’ll be sharing more about this pregnancy journey in the near future so stay tuned for that but until then- i’ll be having my share of pickles and muffins and taking any nap I can get!