Hey again Lovelies,
This is post 2 of 2. If you haven’t read the BFP story yet please see here! I wanted to keep the photos on the BFP results post to a minimum as I know those kind of things are triggering for many of you out there. I may be pregnant right now but I’m trying hard to remember to be sensitive. As we have now had our 7 week scan (Yes, you’re 2 weeks behind me IRL) and everything came back perfect I wanted to share the announcement photos that I will use on my personal FB page.
This can be controversial. The idea being that, as an infertile, I should understand that Facebook announcements can be hurtful to those still going through the struggle. Those who have not managed to get pregnant. I get it. And it’s not that I don’t understand or care, its just that I am going to do it anyway. I know. Maybe that makes me a bitch. But hear me out…
I have been trying to get pregnant for almost 3 years. I have never had a pregnancy before. I have spent those 3 years planning out everything that I wished I was getting to do. Everything that all my fertile myrtle friends were getting to do all the time. And I made a promise to myself. If and when we were finally able to conceive a child I was going to celebrate. I was going to allow myself to be happy and to do the things I had wished I could do and I was not going to apologize for it. Infertility has stolen my joy for more months than I care to count and I will be fucking damned if I let it steal the joy from my pregnancy. Therefore, you are warned. I may post scans and bump pics on the blog. BUT I will always do them like this. In a clearly labeled post where nothing is going to be sprung on you without your consent. That way if you are in a place where those kinds of photos are exciting and fun, look away. And if you are down in the deep dark muck, you can opt out.
I thought long and hard about this and I think that it is a good balance of allowing me my joy and also not stealing yours. I hope I am right. I hope this feels ok for you all. *side note: I will do the same for any pregnancy related posts going forward, I will clearly lable and trigger warning them so that no one gets any unwanted shocks.*
So back to me dreaming about all the things I wished I could do for the past three years. One of those things was announcement photos. Where you get to be lovey and use cute baby things to take memorable photos, all while not yet being huge or pukey! Awesome! So I planned a wonderful photo shoot with our friend Nicole Modde basically as soon as the shock wore off. She is a spectacular professional photographer, find her work -here-.
They turned out perfect. I really love them! I know what your thinking, though “GASP, it’s so early Kaeleigh, what if, what if, what if…” Well, Ill tell you what if. If nothing else, if everything goes to shit, I will have this momento of the first time I was ever pregnant. And I’m happy with that. So please find below our shabby-chic, rustic-barn, lovey-dovey, announcement photos! There are 6 of them. Enjoy!
PHOTOS ARE COMING. THEY ARE GORGEOUS AND STRAIGHT VOMITOUS. BACK OUT NOW!
HERE THEY COME!!!
Oh god! They just melt the heartstrings don’t they?! Those are the shoes that I used to announce to hubby!! There you go. The first thing I was letting myself do as a preggo. I really think it was a good idea. Hopefully, if you stuck around for this whole post, you thought so too!
Lots of love,