My Greatest DIY Project to Date – Pregnancy Announcement

Hello? Anyone out there? I know that the blog has been quiet for sometime now, but I have been working on a very special DIY project. Yep, this is a pregnancy announcement.Baby Rowlands Announcement Yep, Jesse and I are having a baby! And for me this first trimester has been tough. I’ve been very sick and my energy level has been at zero. After work I’ve literally been going straight to bed, and almost once a week I’ve totally missed work due to being sick. I’m hoping that the further I get into the second trimester the more I will feel like myself though! And hopefully get back to this blog, which I really have missed terribly.

Actually, to be totally honest over the past year I was struggling with who I was. I was not motivated to do anything creative and was kind of depressed. A lot of that had to do with Jesse and I trying to get pregnant and it just not happening, some of it was work stresses. Trying to conceive was a hard process for us. I struggled with ovarian cysts, pulled a muscle in my back, and in late June we lost a pregnancy. After we lost our first pregnancy, about a week after we found out we were expecting, we decided to step back from trying. We booked a trip to Disney World and tried to relax. Well, we never made it to Disney because low and behold the next month we found out we were expecting again, and this one has stuck! Despite feeling so sick and tired all the time, I have a joy that I finally will get to be a mom and it is definitely breathing new life into me. I’ve had so many nursery ideas and I’ve got a long list of projects that we need to finish, and I can’t wait to get started!

All that being said, this has been a journey for me and I want to celebrate every step. This includes weekly bump updates here on the blog. If those aren’t your cup of tea, if anyone is even out there anymore ha! feel free to skip. This won’t be a total mommy blog, but it will get a regular mention. So without further ado, now that I’ve shared the pregnancy announcement, here’s the Week 13 bump! 13 weeks

How far along? 13 Weeks
Baby Size: A peach
Total weight gain/loss: Due to being so sick I’ve actually lost 6 lbs. but I’m hoping to make up for that soon!
Maternity clothes?ย Two pairs of maternity leggings (which are amazing) and a Belly Band since I can’t button any of my pants any longer.
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: Sometimes it takes a while to get to sleep, but I’m still getting 10+ hrs. a day
Best moment this week: Announcing our pregnancy to everyone.
Miss Anything?ย Just being myself. I’m hoping to get that back in the next few weeks.
Movement: Not yet, but this kid is always moving when they do an ultrasound
Food cravings: Dr. Pepper, Starbursts, and Ranch Dressing
Gender prediction: Jesse and I both think boy.
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope to have more, less baby-centric posts up soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
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17 Comments

  1. Congrats! I love following bump watches. So sorry for the loss of your first baby. I love following along with other moms who “keep it real” during their pregnancy and after so I’m definitely staying tuned. Good luck on all that is ahead.

  2. So excited for you guys! Being sick and tired is no fun at all, I totally understand that. Hopefully you have an absolutely wonderful second trimester (the sickness does go away… I promise!)

  3. CONGRATULATIONS! The first trimester can be rough, but hopefully you’ll be getting that second trimester burst of energy and glow!

  4. Congratulations!! I’m super happy for you guys! Your story sounds almost exactly like ours. We too struggled, conceived, miscarried and decided to take a break to find out we were expecting the next month as well. I also had ovarian cysts (PCOS) so I get the stress and depression. I’m so glad things are working out well for you and I hope your sickness subsides and you can truly enjoy the second trimester! My daughter just turned one and it’s such a fun experience to watch them grow! All the best!

  5. You know I’m excited! Just so happy for you. This is all you both have wanted for a while and that makes me so happy for y’all. And the announcement is so great.

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