Is this the best blog post I have ever shared? I’m going to vote yes!
After years of struggling with infertility, Ryan and I are expecting a baby boy in April 2023!! I can’t believe I’m actually writing this out! Many of you probably know, we have spent the last two years doing fertility treatments, and started IVF this year. After a failed embryo transfer earlier this year, we are super excited to share that the second transfer stuck.
Maybe one day I can share the ins and outs of our fertility and IVF journey, but today I want to focus on the fact that I am pregnant and it won’t be long before we have a baby to take care of!
As I’m writing this post, I’m 12 weeks pregnant (16 when it goes live!). So far, I’ve experienced all of the dreaded first trimester symptoms, and loads of morning sickness at all hours of the day. But, as I write this, it’s finally calming down. I’m thankful that I had a break from weddings during most of my first trimester, so I had time to relax and sleep.
How did we tell our family? Honestly, we didn’t make a big fuss out of it because we were so excited to share and most of our family already knew we were transferring another embryo. After getting blood work from the doctor confirming I was definitely pregnant, we just called everyone up and told them it’s a boy!!
So far, things have been mostly uneventful (other than the all-day morning sickness). I had a bit of anxiety early on in the pregnancy. As someone who struggled with infertility, I’m acutely aware of how often things can go wrong. But, these days I am feeling happy and relaxed. I have a sense of peace. It helps that I have a doppler and listen to his heart beat pretty regularly!
I still plan to shoot weddings after the baby is here. I am mostly booked up already, but will probably take a few more weddings for the second half of 2023 and am certainly booking for 2024!
In a way, getting pregnant has allowed me to re-focus on KGP, whereas before, infertility took up so much of my headspace, and made it difficult for me to focus on other things at all. Infertility can be all-consuming and traumatic. I’m glad to close that chapter of our lives for now. If you are going through it, I’m open with our experience and happy to chat.
I planned to get some portraits of Ryan and me together, because at this point it has been years, but when I got pregnant, I decided we would definitely grab a few with an ultrasound pic and use it to announce! Thank you so much Katelyn V Photography. We will cherish these images for years to come!!