Today Was Supposed To Be The Day

Today Was Supposed To Be The Day

“Your estimated due date is April 1st.”

That’s what the doctor said to me at my first prenatal appointment. We were going to have a Spring baby. And, if I’m being completely honest, I was excited that she could possibly be born on April Fools Day. Just think of all the things we could do to her on her birthday! Is that mean?

And then we got to tell everyone we loved! I put little baskets together for our parents. They had diapers, wipes, pacifiers, onesies, bibs, and a few other things. We got to call, text, & FaceTime with our siblings, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and cousins. It was so much fun getting to see their faces when they realized what we were telling them.

We got to celebrate finding out that our sweet baby was going to be a girl. My aunt planned the entire night. It was Harry Potter themed. And she wrote out a really cool poem that was read to reveal the gender. You can watch that video below.

[Fun fact: the girl narrating is a friend of my cousin.]

I may have been sick most of the time and there were times that I really didn’t enjoy my pregnancy, but I didn’t ever plan on her coming 13 weeks early. This is the last photo I have of myself pregnant. This was taken just 3 days before I was admitted to the hospital.

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So today we’ll celebrate. We’ll celebrate the day we had expected, but didn’t get. We’ll celebrate the 13 extra weeks we got with our girl.

We love you, Nellie-Anne Juliet. You are the light of our lives.

Nell Announce

With everything that’s going on right now I’m so glad we aren’t giving birth right now. Who knows what would be happening.

God knew that we shouldn’t be there and He brought her to us early. And he blessed us continuously through her NICU stay. And then He brought her home just in time for the state of California to be told to stay at home.

For that, we are eternally grateful. We serve a mighty God. And she has never left us.

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