We’re Having a Baby

we're having a baby announcement photo

I realized the other day that I had shared some pretty big news over on Instagram, but I never actually shared it officially on the blog. Today, I thought I would catch you up to what’s been going on in our lives.

Ben and I are so excited to announce that we’re expecting our first baby in November. We are so blessed and excited for this next journey in our lives and to share it with you all!

baby announcement photo couple with gold balloon

I announced my pregnancy on my Instagram back on May 30th – which is Ben’s birthday. You can see that post here

Ben has been so excited to be a dad and even more excited to share the news with everyone. At that point, I was 16 weeks pregnant. Now I’m 26 weeks pregnant and the time is flying!

On June 21st we had our anatomy scan ultrasound and we found out that we’re having a little girl! 

baby ultrasound profile
baby ultrasound photo

I was honestly a little shocked because I was convinced the whole time that I was having a boy. I thought that of all people, I would be the one to know. It’s me carrying the baby and my intuition. But, I was totally wrong! 

Everything went well at the ultrasound. It was the first time we actually got to see our baby and it was so cool! 

Before we had only ever heard the heartbeat on the doppler at my doctor’s appointments. That was pretty amazing too, but to be able to see the baby on the ultrasound screen was kind of crazy. Crazy in a good way. 

I shared the news on Instagram on June 23rd with a cute picture of our ultrasound. You can see that post here

We took a mini babymoon trip to Texas in July. I know, what were we thinking with the crazy heat?! But I really wanted to see Austin and Waco Texas. I’ve wanted to visit the Magnolia Silos and have the whole “Fixer Upper” experience. So we figured what better time than now! We booked a long weekend away and had lots of fun.

Christene pregnant at Magnolia Silos
Christene at Magnolia Silos with iced tea
Ben at Magnolia Silos with iced tea
Christene pregnant in Waco at Magnolia Silos garden

I shared a ton of highlights from our trip on my Instagram stories. You can see all of those here

Christene and Ben in Austin Texas at Jo's Coffee

We have one more trip planned for this summer to Hilton Head Island with our family and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s the first time both sides of our family will be on vacation all together. 

After that, we won’t be doing much more traveling because I’ll be in my third trimester. Again, I can’t believe how quickly everything is going! My official due date is November 14th, 2019.

Christene and Ben Holder couple photo

I’m excited to share this journey with you all. Also, I can’t wait to start sharing my nursery design plans! It’s going to be so fun to design and style an entire baby room. 

I’ll be sharing more in the future and even a few “motherhood” type posts here and there.

Thanks for following along and for sharing in our excitement and joy!


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