Motherhood : Announcing Our Pregnancy

If you haven't already seen on Instagram and Facebook, we are pregnant! I am currently at 11 weeks, in the second photo, and the first photo was taken at 10 weeks while we were in New Orleans for our 1 year anniversary.

Some very close friends and family have known the entire time we have known as Matt was overly excited to tell people. Matt told his brother and his co workers shortly after finding out. I chose not to tell anyone but a close friend found out the day after I took the test because a drunk girl asked, "What, are you pregnant?" in regards to why I had no drink in hand at a party. People can be so rude.

I told my parents over the phone one day because I was missing them and not feeling well at all and it just kind of came up. We told Matt's parents on Mother's Day using a card that said a little something about just rinsing the dishes off after a long day. I added in, "Especially after babysitting your first grand child! Surprise we're pregnant!"

I was very hesitant to tell people as I miscarried at 7 weeks with our first pregnancy. I decided to just let the cat out of the bag when we got back from New Orleans because I was already starting to show and I was tired of sucking it all in. While 11 weeks is just shy of the normal 12 weeks when most people announce their pregnancies, this pregnancy has been extremely different than my first so I felt comfortable announcing it a little early. With my first pregnancy I was never tired or sick just hungry more than usual. This time I get sick randomly at all hours, I'm exhausted and ready for a nap at any time, I'm starving all. of. the. time. It's absolutely ridiculous! I wake up starving, I'm starving at 10, 12, 2, lets just say every two hours I'm ready to eat again and then I go to bed starving. I think I even spend more time in the bathroom than actually working too. As I'm writing this I have to go to the bathroom.

I'm really not enjoying pregnancy in and of itself but it is pretty incredible to know I am actually growing a human being inside this little body of mine. I cannot wait to hold this little one come December. That is if the baby is actually due in December. I've been told I look further along than 11 weeks and I have yet to see a doctor as they can't see me until the middle of June to confirm the due date. I'm not too worried about it though because at that point I will only be 13 weeks along and many doctors do not see their patients until 12 weeks. I am also glad I am able to use the same doctor from my first pregnancy even though the only time I met her was after the miscarriage she was very friendly and supportive.

We are both so excited for this new journey of ours and I can't wait to share our story on A Hamilton Home.


  1. Congrats to you! I hope you start to feel better soon!

    1. Thanks! I was so looking forward to meeting you last night but weeknights are rough on me with working all day. Hopefully now that I'm entering my second trimester the exhaustion and nausea will let up.

    2. I KNOW!!!!!!!! I was excited to meet you too! Next time for sure!