If this post isn’t indicative to how far behind I am in the life happenings to blogging ratio, I don’t know what is. But sometimes life goes right on by leaving you with no time (or energy) to share even the best of news like WE’RE HAVING A BABY GIRL! If you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook you know I’ve clearly passed the pregnancy announcement phase and am right smack in the middle of the exhausting sweetness of newborn days. Regardless of my transparent tardiness on the blog, I couldn’t let anymore time go by without documenting and share our happiest news of 2020 – we’re having a baby girl!!!!
You may have seen my post where I share our IVF journey getting to this point of the excitement in a pregnancy announcement on LtL. Beyond the physical exhaustion I went through these last few years, I think a part of me stayed emotionally compartmentalized last year to process all that had been and was. I was on the verge of my emotions quite often. With just the mere acknowledgment of being pregnant I’d be brought to tears. After all, we’d done it. We’d gone through all the tests and procedures. We’d stayed faithful in God’s timing and purpose in our story. We’d trusted our team of clinicians to find the right infertility plan to get me pregnant. We made it through!
It’s really all so overwhelming that it has all gone to plan – we could finally celebrate! We had a successful transfer and could finally say we’re having a baby! The tears I shed last year were of relief and pure joy. I think in the midst of all that, it was hard to put into words. So instead, I lived the joy with family and friends as we celebrated and anticipated the arrival of our sweet rainbow baby girl.
For more photos from this maternity shoot visit this post!
We’re Having a Baby Girl!
When you’re going through IVF and have a successful egg retrieval, your next step is the waiting for a successful embryo to transfer (more details of our embryo experience in this post). Geoff and I had decided long before we began IVF that we didn’t want to choose the gender, rather, if we should have options we’d like to transfer the healthiest embryo. During one of my office visits and a few weeks leading up to my embryo transfer I went in to discuss the results of our embryos’ gender and which would be transferred – turns out it was a boy. 😉 I was so excited at the thought of being a boy mom again!! Fast forward to the morning of the transfer I remember repeating the same prayer all morning – “God whatever your will, let it be done.” It gave me such a peaceful reminder to surrender all, that He is in control.
Well, even with the guarantee of science, God’s will WAS DONE. Long story short, turns out on the morning of our transfer, instead of taking out the boy embryo, the little girl was chosen instead. It literally makes me teary-eyed just writing that. What a turn of events for our family! A little GIRL! I couldn’t imagine my life and our family without this sweet baby girl. God sure did save a special place in my heart just for her because I am full-blown obsessed. I already feel so connected to her in different ways than I did with Brooks. I feel so lucky to be her momma, that God chose me out of all the mom’s in the world to make her mine. Motherhood truly is the hardest best job I’ve ever had. I pray every day God uses me to raise these sweet babies to know Him and live a full life of knowing and being love.
I’m so happy to be sharing with y’all WE HAD A BABY GIRL! I can’t wait to share more of our sweet Bowen with you.:)
More on my pregnancy and her birth story coming soon!
Thank y’all for reading along.
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