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WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!
And boy oh boy, was this a tough secret to keep! I think we knew for about 65 minutes before we told Cory’s parents…and we only made it that long because it was Thanksgiving and we wanted to wait until we got to their house so we could tell them in person. It’s just such an exciting thing that it’s hard not to tell the whole world!
We actually didn’t find out until I was already quite a few weeks along. I had been feeling sick for about a week- dizziness, nausea, just overall feeling gross. I thought for sure I just had a virus or something, but Cory said right away “I think you’re pregnant.” Sure enough!
Unfortunately, my symptoms only got worse. I have been sooo sick, y’all. It has been challenging- I’ve cried my fair share of times haha – but I’m also so grateful. We have several close friends and family members who have struggled with infertility, so I know we are so lucky to get to experience pregnancy.
Despite not feeling so well, I decided that I wanted to go ahead with our trip to Paris that we’d had planned since the summer. I had already booked a session with a photographer, so it actually worked out perfectly that we got to turn our “anniversary” photo shoot into a baby announcement shoot! I will say though, it was freezing cold, raining, and insanely windy we when took these photos…and I seriously felt like I was going to be sick at any second, so it was a small miracle that these photos turned out. Our photographer, Odrida from Kiss Me in Paris, was so sweet and easy to work with. I highly recommend her if you’re interested in hiring a photographer in Paris.
Baby Hanawalt is due in July, and we are just so excited. We can’t wait to find out in a few more weeks whether it’s a boy or a girl, but we are seriously struggling to come up with boy names we like, so send me all your suggestions! If it’s a girl, we will be in better shape- we have the name narrowed down to a few choices. My 3-year old nephew thinks we are having twin girls (no twins that we know of!), and he says we should name them Razzy and Bammy. So, I mean, how we can argue with that? 😉
I’m so excited to start planning and decorating a nursery and all the other fun stuff that comes along with this! It’s all so new to me, so it’s a little overwhelming, but in the best way possible, and I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with y’all!