Baby Tedder: Arriving July 2018!
I can’t even begin to explain the excitement here at the Tedder household. First of all, this has been the hardest kept secret in the history of secrets. How this all came about & the way our story unfolds has brought so much happiness, tears and love to our family. Today it’s your turn to hear…
I found out first of November I was pregnant and literally pooped my pants. Ok not literally, but I about died when I read that digital pregnancy test was a positive. I’ve never felt so much emotion in a matter of seconds than I did when I read the results. Excitement, joy, fear, love, happiness, you name it, I felt it. It was a Friday night and I had just gotten home from dinner and drinks (yes, wine of course) with two great friends. There was the pregnancy test staring me straight in the face. Mind you, 1 week prior, I took a test and it showed up negative. Why was I still questioning things? I knew I had to be sure, so I took another. After realizing what I just read I thought ‘omg I had 3 glasses of wine….someone help me!’
Jared was home and had no idea that 20 feet away I was having a nervous break down in the bathroom. I will never forget the look on his face when I shared/showed the news. It was beyond priceless. Immediately, I thought, ‘ok who can I call?’ It’s midnight. No one is going to be up. Sister! The pro who has two babes and literally is the best mom on the planet. No answer. Do I call mom? Ok….let’s rewind back a bit for those who don’t know my relationship with my mom. She’s my best friend. I tell her everything. Everything. She has known every major event that has happened in my life within a matter of seconds. For some reason, I didn’t call her. I thought how cool would it be to share the news at Christmas knowing it was only almost 2 months away! I immediately downloaded the bump app because, let’s be real here, I know NOTHING about being a mom or how this works. I knew I needed to be educated and educated fast if I wasn’t going to let my mom and family/friends in on the big news.
Let’s fast forward through the first month of pregnancy. That first month was sooooooo long. I felt like November lasted foreverrrrrrr. I went home for Thanksgiving to both my parents and in-laws house and it was brutal not sharing with anyone. How was I supposed to explain why I wasn’t drinking wine? We always have wine. It’s just kinda our thing. Oh and let’s not forget about the wedding that I also couldn’t indulge in. Why wasn’t anyone questioning my lack thereof? Thankfully, I kept getting the glass, and passing it to my sister. They seemed to not catch on to what was happening. KYLIE – 1, FAM – 0.
December came quick and here I was already at my first prenatal appointment with two months under my belt. I won’t even sugarcoat it. I was miserableeeeeee week 6-9. Vomiting, nausea, fatigue. The worst. I felt like I couldn’t do anything but sleep, eat and puke. It got to the point where I felt depressed. I couldn’t do laundry, dishes, clean, cook. What would my husband think about this? How would he feel? I learned so much about him in those short weeks because he stepped up to the plate and did it ALL while still making sure I was ok and taken care of. Tedder, I love ya!
The doctor visit was great. We had our first ultrasound where we got to see the little tedder tot but also hear the heartbeat. I’m not a crier. I baughled. That moment…knowing you gave that thing life. Unreal. Once I knew everything was looking good and sounded healthy, it was like a ton of bricks released from my shoulders. Mom instinct…;)
Now let’s fast forward to Christmas. The moment we have been waiting for: telling our families! Each year my family does a scavenger hunt with clues that lead all the kids to their ‘big gift’. I decided let’s reverse the roles, give my parents clues that lead them to a ‘big gift’. We went through 6 rounds of clues that let them to a tiny wrapped box under the tree. Inside the box was a pretty large gold and white ornament (shown above) that said ‘ Baby Tedder Arriving July 2018’. Let’s just say my mom lost it…..Video is available upon request! Just DM me 🙂
Now that I’m approaching the end of trimester one, I am feeling a lot better. I’m hoping my energy comes back strong because I have been in a slump for weeks not wanting to do anything, go anywhere and neglected my blog/Instagram so much. I always get down on myself for not creating enough content to give you guys. I’m super excited for 2018 and to continue this journey with you all. My plans are to embrace the process and give you as much insight into what really happens behind pregnancy and of course some really cute maternity outfits along the way! 😉
Thanks for reading our story! Stay tuned…