The Secret's Out...We're Having a Baby!

The fruit of the womb is a reward
— Psalms 127:3
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Jehovah God has given my husband and I a reward that we’ve wanted for so long. The gratitude that I feel right now is hard to explain. All of this feels so surreal. WE’RE PREGNANT WITH OUR RAINBOW BABY!

A Note to my Sisters

Before I get into the details of our pregnancy I want to take a moment to acknowledge my sisters. If the last few months have taught me anything, it’s that getting pregnant isn’t always easy. I’ve spoken to countless women that have experienced pregnancy losses, stillbirths, infertility issues, struggled with fibroids, PCOS, etc. Seeing a birth announcement when your deep in the trenches can be painful while serving as a reminder of what could’ve been. Receiving a negative pregnancy test month after month can feel so discouraging. Going through multiple rounds of fertility treatments can create an emotional burden that’s heard to bear. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you, because I get it. I see you, I hear you, and I feel you.

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I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve experienced a loss. I understand the sadness, the disappointment, and the weight of what we endure as women. I know what it’s like to fight for your fertility. Whatever your situation may be please have faith, and please don’t give up. Allow my story to be a testimony to inspire you to keep going. There’s a piece of me that feels a little guilt, because deep down I know this announcement could be a source of disappointment for some. I get it. At the same time, I know so many will be encouraged, supportive, and excited. I have to live in my truth and I hope my journey thus far gives you hope.

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The First Trimester

I’m wrapping up my first trimester, and we’re due to have our baby in October. I wish I could say that the last few weeks have been a walk in the park but they’ve been rough! I’ve been horribly nauseous, exhausted, and keeping food down has been a struggle. My doctor recently prescribed some medication which is helping with nausea and vomiting. Despite it all, I’m so grateful for this blessing and I’m taking it in stride. My husband has been such a trooper and is doing a great job of taking care of me. Our little bean is doing ok and I’m hoping that some of these symptoms calm down in my second trimester.

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I apologize if I cancelled on an event, declined your invitation, and for my noticeable absence on my blog and social media but at least you know the reason why. I know I’ve been a hermit crab and unresponsive at times. I’m sorry! My goal is to slowly get back into the swing of things during my second trimester.

I plan on documenting my pregnancy journey and you can find all my pregnancy related content on my busy mama tab dropping later today. I’m so excited to share this journey with y’all. Thanks in advance for all of your love support as you know Mac and I are so excited to become parents. Please keep us and our little bean in your prayers.

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Special thanks to my dear friend Johanna @johannabatemenphotography for capturing these sweet photos. We’re going to cherish these pics forever!

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