As you can tell from the title… we’re having a BABY!!!
Baby Riordan is due this August. Mike and I could not be more excited to welcome our first child into our family. I have felt a calling to become a mother since childhood and it feels like a dream come true. And I can’t wait to see Mike take on the role of “dad.”
WE’RE HAVING A BABY
I’ll share more about the first trimester later this week. (Spoiler alert: it was 100x harder than I ever imagined it could be.) But for now I’m just so grateful to share this new chapter with all of you. I’m 14 weeks and a few days right now and the baby is roughly the size of a PEACH already! Pregnancy has been so different than I expected (I always thought about the part about being a mom, rarely did I think about the pregnancy part), but it’s been such a mind-blowing experience. I’m obviously not the first woman to experience a pregnancy, but now that it’s happening everything feels just so new and so different. I already feel a shift in my priorities and an intense responsibility to be growing a human life.
This baby is already so loved and I can’t wait to meet him or her this summer. That last photo is the baby’s hand “waving.” 😭
Photos by Julia D’Agostino