Alex and I are thrilled to announce that we are pregnant with our first child! This is a blessing that we have been praying for and we could not be more thankful to God for giving us this little life! We've already told family and some friends and so today I'm sharing answers to a lot of the most common questions they have asked me:
How far along are you?
I am just about to enter my second trimester at 13 weeks.
When are you due?
I am due October 27. We could have a halloween/Reformation day baby!
How have you been feeling?
Overall, I've been feeling pretty good! I have been very tired and mildly nauseous. But usually as long as I eat every few hours, I feel pretty good. I'm very thankful because I know morning sickness can be much worse for some women!
Have you had any cravings or aversions?
I have been craving fruit and citrus things (I've definitely never eaten this many clementines in my life!) and I've also been craving sweets (mainly donuts and baked goods...but I often wanted those before I was pregnant too so I don't know how much of a pregnancy craving it is!). As far as aversions go, unfortunately I've had a strong aversion to chicken, which has been difficult because chicken is the meat I typically eat and cook the most! I've had a hard time with meat in general but I can eat most meats other than chicken.
Are you going to find out the gender?
For sure! Alex and I are way too impatient to wait. :) We will find out the gender in June.
So you were pregnant when Alex got in his accident?
A lot of people have asked me this! For those of you who don't know, Alex was in a head on collision back in March. I may share more about it on the blog about it at some point. But yes, I was about 6 weeks pregnant when it happened. Alex's accident was so scary for many different reasons, and it happening shortly after we found out I was pregnant was definitely one of them! I am still amazed and so thankful that Alex came out of it with just a 3 day stay in the hospital and a collapsed lung. It's truly a miracle that it wasn't worse, God protected him. It was an incredibly difficult few weeks in our lives and I am so thankful for the comfort that I have in knowing God is with me in the midst of trials like the one we experienced. I truly can't imagine going through something like that without Christ. I felt God giving me a supernatural strength during that time that I know did not come from myself. The Lord is truly near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18).
How will this affect DiPrima Photography?
Having a baby shouldn't actually affect my business much! I will be taking October-December off from weddings to give myself time in October in case the baby comes early and then to take maternity leave. Other than that, I plan to move forward with shooting weddings as normal. I will be taking on a limited number of weddings in 2018 and I am already partially booked so it is good to get your date on my calendar as soon as possible. :)
Thank you for reading along! I plan to share periodic pregnancy related posts for those who are interested so be sure to check back!
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate." -Psalm 127:3-5