Baby Hall Arriving March 2023!

I am so excited to be typing these words- I AM PREGNANT!!! Wow. It still doesn't feel real saying that. It's been such a wonderful 16 weeks so far and I am truly blessed and SO thankful to be carrying this little babe. 

I wanted to share a little bit about how the first trimester was for me so let's get right into it!

We found out we were pregnant July 17th and let's just say Baby Hall was a complete surprise! My husband Joe and I had been talking about possibly trying to start a family come the new year but obviously God had other plans! We always knew we wanted kids but the logistics scared us. We would ask ourselves things like -how much do babies cost? Should I keep working full time? How will this change our relationship? Will we ever be ready? There were just so many uncertainties and honestly the thought of having kids was overwhelming. It's pretty amazing how God works though, because a few weeks before I found out I was pregnant I had this overwhelming peace that whenever the time was right for us to start a family God would provide for us and that everything would be ok. Hebrews 13:5 "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." I realized that I was trusting in myself to make plans and figure things out when I should have been fully trusting God all along! He is SO good and has never failed me. I knew in that moment that everything would work out in His timing. 

Fast forward a few weeks and I started to notice something was off with my body (this may be TMI but I was constipated and bloated, which is not something normal for me.) Sure enough my period was a few days late, I took a test and a very clear plus sign popped up *cue alllll the emotions*

We decided to tell family literally the next day because honestly I thought I was going to burst with excitement and I am really bad at keeping secrets! My parents were beyond excited because this will be the first grandchild on my side of the family!!

Overall my first trimester was really good! I always pictured being pregnant like in the movies where you throw up all day but thankfully that was not the case for me. I would say I experienced what I would call hunger nausea around weeks 7 and 8, where I pretty much had to eat every hour of the day or I felt sick but it wasn't bad at all. I will note that Jolly Ranchers were my best friend when I felt a little sick to my stomach and didn't want to eat anything huge. Some foods did gross me out like chicken and another odd thing was that I had just painted our bedroom and looking at the color made me feel sick, it was so strange! A few cravings I had during the first trimester were definitely Uncrustables and Five Guys burgers, ha! My biggest complaint overall was just being super tired. I just tried to listen to my body and rest when needed. Now that I am in the second trimester I definitely feel like I am getting my energy back which is a such a blessing.

By week 10 I had my first ultrasound and everything looked perfect! It was such an amazing moment to get to see our little baby and hear their heart beat. We will be finding out the gender in November and I literally am counting down the days until then. Any guesses on what Baby Hall is?! 

I think that is all I wanted to share for now! All in all, I am just so thankful and so excited for this little babe. We can't wait for this next chapter in our lives. I give God all the glory for this blessing.

Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." 

Monogrammed Baby Sweater


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