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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

our huge announcement

if i wasn't an infertility blogger, i would've peed on a stick, found out i was pregnant and then held our news close to the chest until the end of my first trimester. while waiting, i would've plotted how to share  our huge announcement that we are expecting a baby.

i wouldn't have posted my home pregnancy test for all the world to see. instead, i would've scoured pinterest for ideas, planned a fun photo shoot and gotten a lot more creative in my delivery of our news.

in the end, we decided that we've worked too hard for this BFP to let it go by undocumented and with such little fanfare. a picture of a home pregnancy test will just not suffice. so...thanks to some special friends, we have the opportunity to share our news with some special pregnancy announcement and gender reveal (post coming in a few days) pictures.

a big thank you to fellow blogger and amazing photographer Nikki Hancock who snapped some pics of us and my dear friend Taryn Passifione who did my makeup. You guys are the best! 




thank you so much for all of the congratulatory messages and comments.
we are so incredibly blessed. the fact that many of you are still in the trenches is not lost on me. i appreciate you supporting and cheering for us even in the midst of your own fertility struggles. i will continue to be here for all of you as well. 
Hugs!


90 comments:

Just T said...

That second picture completely sums up the love and commitment in your relationship and shows how very loved your child is going to be. I really love these pictures and I am over the moon happy for your family Jessah.

Suzanne said...

You look radiant!!! I love the pictures. They are absolutely beautiful. Could not be more happy for you and A as you celebrate this amazing miracle! xoxo

Krystal Sullivan said...

Love the pictures. I get so emotional reading about all this - you deserve this and this baby will have wonderful parents!

Kandie Walker said...

Love these pictures! You will cherish them forever. Love the "Big Brother" pic!

Kandie Walker said...

Love these pictures! You will cherish them forever. Love the "Big Brother" pic!

Kaity said...

Congratulations!!! Wishing you a blessed and happy pregnancy- you deserve it! <3

Mrs Green Grass said...

So cute! My husband and I have a similar height difference :) The picture are just perfect.

waiting and wishing said...

I love the photos! I'm glad you decided to document this exciting time- such special memories! Also, I totally forgot you knew the gender- I can't wait to hear.... VERY exciting!

JoJo said...

Love ur outfit! Beautiful pictures...u can see ur true happiness.

Ryanne said...

Love this!! Is that an Aussie I see?? We have a black tri mini Aussie. :)

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Great pictures! Your dog is so adorable- he is going to be a great big brother. :-)

Aislinn said...

I love your announcement! This baby deserves to be celebrated!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous photos! Still on cloud 9 for you, sweet girl. You and your hubby will make great parents, and that sweet baby will always know just how much s/he was wanted. What a blessing!:)

Morgan Rae said...

These pictures are stunning! I'm still so over the moon happy for you both! Congratulations again!

Elena Ridley said...

Beautiful!!

Morgan Brooks said...

You look adorable and I just love everything about these pictures. I love that you are documenting it and celebrating early! This is way too huge not to share!! So stinkin' excited :) XO

Infertile625 said...

This may or may not have just made me get all teary eyed in the waiting room of the lab where I sit while having my glucose test done. I am so thrilled for you two. You're having a baby!!!!

Meghan said...

Congrats! Love the pictures!

A Life Without Mofongo said...

Oh my God; I just teared of happiness for you. And the pictures are just amazing. God Bless you and your beautiful family and especially to that little miracle growing inside of you.

elainaann said...

Love these pictures. You look beautiful.

Isabelle said...

You guys look too adorable! I am so so so happy for you. :)

Nina S said...

Congratulations Jessah! This is so exciting! Enjoy all of these tiny moments.

Kristin said...

yay yay yay!! Gorgeous!

Lindsay @ la vita dolce said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! These photos are gorgeous!!! Congrats again :)

Susan said...

Precious well deserved post! Enjoy every moment of this amazing time in your lives. Blessings, love and joy!!!

Amanda said...

Yayyy! I love it! I'm feeling really good about this and think this is your bring home baby! I'm so glad you're able to document and enjoy all these moments!

Northern Star said...

These are beautiful and totally made me tear up! Congrats you guys! What a beautiful little family you already are! So thrilled for you! xoxo

Stephanie said...

These are adorable!! Gorgeous family!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What gorgeous photos! Many congratulations!

Megan Fredritz said...

These are gorgeous! I am so so happy for you guys. You look stunning too!

A Few Good Eggs said...

So glad you are celebrating this exciting news! I am still super quiet about our news and missed being able to even tell my husband in an excited way (we were just so sure something would go wrong). These photos are great.

Also, your dog is just the cutest!

Emily said...

Think I'm going to have to get used to tearing up every time I read your blog from now on....tears of joy of course. Beautiful photos and announcement!

Kayla MKOY said...

SO darn excited for you two!!!!!! :) congrats!!

Courtney said...

Crying so many happy tears for you, Jessah. Such wonderful, wonderful news. I'm thrilled to my toes for you, love.

Jillian Collura said...

So elated for you and your husband, Jessah! Reading your story gives me hope during our infertility struggles.

Sausha said...

These are great pictures! And that dog is seriously gorgeous! Congrats again :D

lisa said...

This made me tear up a little. I'm so happy for you Jess! xx

Brittnie said...

beautiful pics!!

Cristy said...

You've made me cry big fat tears in a waiting room. Big fat happy tears with a grin from ear to ear. I love these photos. Truly a treasure. Looking forward to more posts!

Haisla said...

What beautiful photos. You will make such a lovely family. The big brother-to-be looks so pleased, too : ) !!xx

shay said...

Gorgeous pictures! So fun, love the big brother sign on the pup!

Joahn Fauchier said...

Could you guys be anymore adorable?? Answer is no :). So happy you have let us be a part of your journey and beyond happy for you and your husband.

Dream Chase said...

I love it!!!! What a perfect, perfect announcement!! I also can't wait for the gender reveal. Jessah, I'm beyond the moon for you!!!!

Catherine said...

These photos are gorgeous! I'm so excited for y'all!

Katie said...

AHHH! The pictures are soo cute!!! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you both.

Allison said...

You are absolutely glowing in these pictures. Again, I cannot express how happy I am for you, A, and super cute big brother. These pictures are perfect.

Darcie K said...

Adorable!! Amazing!!! I'm so excited for you!!

And OMG! What a small freaking world! I know Taryn! We met in SLO when we both lived there. We had many crazy party nights together. Then, we both decided to move home and grow up at the same time! How crazy!!!!!

Sarah said...

you totally deserve a big announcement and to have these pictures!
love your dress too :)

Caroline said...

Gorgeous family! Gorgeous parents! I LOVE THE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! It's perfect Jessah

Sunflower said...

Lovely pics! Looking ffd to seeing the ones with the big belly ;-)

Aramis said...

Love the doggie photos. We have to do that with Buddy!!

acoursetothefinishline said...

your pics are beautiful! love them!

acoursetothefinishline said...

your pics are beautiful! love them!

dogmomchasingthestork said...

Awww what gorgeous pictures! So happy for you!

Jennifer Ashley said...

I LOVE your pictures, so cute! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!!!

Caravan Sonnet said...

These precious photos are WONDERFUL!! Rejoicing with you in this news!! What a beautiful and sweet look these photos have and yet a strong stance of bravery and of courage from your journey. Y'all are heroes of mine- and such an inspiration to keep pressing forward! Celebrating with y'all and have tears of happiness for y'all as I looked through this post and read your words!!
:) Rebecca
p.s.- LOVE your dress lady!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures! CONGRATS! I am SO happy for you two!!! :)

Elisha Kearns said...

I love your pictures!! Just beautiful!

Lisa said...

You all are just plain adorable. I can't stop beaming when I think about this precious miracle that is joining your family.

Ashley said...

Love the pictures!!! I'm just soo very happy for you!! Hope perseveres!! Hope you are feeling well!!!

Ashley said...

Love the pictures!!! I'm just soo very happy for you!! Hope perseveres!! Hope you are feeling well!!!

infertilitywhyme said...

What amazing pictures!! Congratulations again, so happy for you guys!

Charity said...

So happy for you Jessah! Can't wait to hear about the sex of your little baby. Such an exciting time.

Chelley N said...

Love love love these photos! You look stunning!

Christy said...

Yeah! So happy for you!

Stephanie F said...

You look beautiful my friend! I love the big brother photo... xoxo

Ali said...

I've been where you are and I just wanted to say congrats and good luck! After thousands of dollars I was unable to keep going. But thank you for giving people hope!

Jennifer T said...

Love the pics! They are beautiful!!!

Amy Miller said...

I don't know you but I have been following your blog for the past 3 years and couldn't be more excited for you and your husband. What a journey you have been on...you so deserve this! Best of luck to you! I can't wait to keep reading about your journey :)

Ashley @ Life on the Parsons Farm said...

I'm seriously crying some happy tears for you!! Love this!

jAllen said...

such beautiful photos!

AMY MICHELE said...

What beautiful pictures! Love the 'big brother' picture. It's so encouraging to hear a success story. We are about to start IVF and I broke down last week. All the stories I keep hearing aren't uplifting or encouraging. It's been such a blessing to be able to cry, laugh and follow with you through this journey. I am SO happy for you & your family! Can't wait to read about your pregnancy!!
Amy

Breathe Gently said...

Beautiful! You guys are amazing. xx

AM said...

Beautiful photos! Love that you included your fur baby as well. :)

Always Maylee said...

I LOVE these pictures. You look absolutely radiant and SO happy. The Big Brother pics are adorable and just precious. I'm glad you did these pictures and will be able to have these moments with you forever.

When is baby sunshine due?!

xo, Yi-chia

Aubrey said...

Best announcement ever!!!!!

J said...

Beautiful!!!

ginger c said...

Very nice and different. Great photography. Enjoy the next 7 months or so.

TwoPlusOne said...

Oh such a beautiful way to announce! And a baby boy, how exciting! Congratulations once again.

Alana Christine said...

What a beautiful family--can't wait to see that baby in your arms!

JR A said...

Love these!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be real honest here - this kind of makes me cringe. Not because you shouldn't be celebrating, but because you don't seem to realize you're still in the trenches until you're holding your baby. The chance of miscarriage is high in the first trimester (even PGS doesn't give you a guarantee it won't happen), so this seems kind of premature. Chances are, everything will be fine. I just worry for you. Different strokes, different folks, I guess.

SmallTownFamily said...

Awe! So sweet! I love the pictures, and you're right, you deserve this opportunity to share and celebrate the news!

Lisamarie said...

The pictures are adorable. I'm so very excited for you.

Mrs. Trumbo said...

I am so over the moon excited for you!! Praying for a healthy and happy pregnancy!

An Airman and a Doctor said...

I AM SOOOOOOO WICKED STOKED FOR YOU BOTH, HONEY!!! Congratulations times 1 million....you are an adorable and perfect little pregnant Mama! And thank the heavens above for K. She is truly a blessing!

Jess said...

Congratulations! I love the photos, and Big Brother is absolutely gorgeous! You look so happy, which is just as it should be. Congrats!

J and A said...

Love these photos SO much. They are just perfect!!! So special. Love that pup ones of course!!

Amber said...

Such incredibly sweet pictures. I am soooo happy for you!

Janna Renee said...

The pictures are gorgeous!!!

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