Mike and I were so excited to find out in January 2017 that we were expecting our first child in September! We met our junior year of high school, started dating our senior year, were married a year after graduating college, and have been married 4 years! We loved the idea of kids and starting a family, but wanted to spend a few years just enjoying married life, traveling, and focusing on our careers (which I'm so thankful and grateful every day for the blessing of this wonderful time together). Every year we would reevaluate and talk about if we were ready for kids, and each year we would say "next year." So while we would talk about it from time to time, we knew God would put it on our hearts when the timing was right. And he certainly did! Towards the end of 2016, after much prayer and talk, we decided we would start trying for a Fall baby after the New Year in 2017, so we started planning - taking vitamins, working out a little more, eating a little better, budgeting, etc!
We found out we were pregnant January 22nd and told our family that week (we could not keep it a secret for long.) We anxiously awaited our first doctor's appointment to confirm the results on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 and we heard the heartbeat and got our first sonogram! As we neared 12 weeks we began telling friends and extended family and finally made an official announcement Sunday, March 19th, 2017!
We could not feel more blessed that God allowed us to get pregnant.
While we still love traveling and plan to continue as much as possible, we are super excited about exploring the amazing new adventure of parenthood!