our biggest news yet.

BABY!

I have written this post about forty times in my head. Ok, scratch that...a million. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice I have been posting less. While many of you probably assumed I lost my blogging mojo, this is far from the case. For the last three months, I have spent every free second sleeping... because I'm pregnant! {cv} and I cannot wait to meet the newest {v} the first week of December! I thought it was only appropriate to share this big news today -- on my golden birthday! I never thought I'd be this happy turning 29, but it truly looks like it will be the best year yet.

Becoming a mother will be one of the most rewarding, challenging, and amazing experiences of my life. While I don't intend to become a full-fledged mommy blogger, I do intend to share pieces of my pregnancy journey with all of you. It means the world to have my readers alongside me in this new phase of my life. Though there won't be weekly updates, I do promise little snippets about baby {v}'s progress along the way. I made it through the first trimester with minimal morning sickness, so we will call that our biggest victory so far.

Even in the midst of this overwhelming happiness, it doesn't feel right to gloss over one portion of this journey. When I took a blogging break last fall, I was actually taking time to grieve the loss of a pregnancy. My 'first' due date is only days away. I knew these weeks would be difficult to process, but the timing of everything isn't happenstance. I am positively certain someone upstairs had a hand in all of this. He brought joy into our lives in what could otherwise be a season of sadness. One day, I'll share more about our loss last fall. For today, we are holding close to the joys in our lives and not dwelling on the sadness.

Sharing this news with you is so refreshing--and I'm so happy we're at the point where I can finally do so. We still have many months to go, but this is a big step in the right direction. With the baby and the new house, our cup truly runneth over. Many thanks in advance for all of your love and support! xoxo {av}

P.S. I will share a few tips on writing with sparklers in an upcoming post. I did a lot of research to make it happen, but it came together :)

46 comments:

  1. this brought happy tears to my eyes - I am so happy for you, Ali. Lots and lots of love and health and happiness and ice cream and cute nurseries and future baby play dates, my dear! XOX Jenna

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  2. Oh mama! I'm SO happy for you and your husband! This is such exciting news and I can't wait to give you a squeeze real soon! Congratulations!

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  3. This is so exciting! What a wonderful thing to celebrate. And I love the sparkler announcement :) Congrats!!

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  4. Congratulations!!! Such an exciting time. I've miscarried 3x and those losses are certainly part of the journey but make that moment you meet you first child that much more special. Get some rest and take care of yourself!

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  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you and chris!! :) you are going to make the best parents! happy golden birthday ali! this is going to be your year :) :)

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  6. Aww, congratulations! What exciting news! :)

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  7. Congrats! We are due in the first week of December too! So exciting!

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  8. The warmest congratulations to you and the Mr.! How exciting it must be to have both a house and baby on the way!

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  9. congratulations! this is lovely news :) so sorry to hear about you loss, but as you said it must be the big guy upstairs with the timing! xxx

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  10. Congratulations!! What a big and exciting year ahead for you :)

    xo
    Emily at Style Cubby

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  11. Yay!! I had to congratulate you twice because this is so exciting!!

    Lauren
    dcgirlinpearls.com

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  12. Congratulations!!!! So super exciting!!

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  13. So exciting! Congratulations!

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  14. Congrats! Thanks for sharing with us! Can't wait to watch you on this amazing journey. - J

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  15. I am so excited for you, sweet girl! What a joy. I appreciate you sharing about the other side of your journey so far, too. You are so right-- someone upstairs had a hand in making this time special not sorrowful. xoxo

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  16. Congratulations, Alison!! We are so happy for you! xoxo JUGsBoston

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  17. Oh my goodness, this is so exciting! It seems like everyone is announcing baby news these days, and I couldn't be happier. Can't wait to follow along - you are going to be an AMAZING mother, I just know it! xoxo

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  18. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! #catsoutofthebag

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  19. This is the best news ever and I am truly SO happy for you both, for everything!

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  20. Congrats to you and CV! So happy for your little family! :)

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  21. This brought tears to my eyes! I'm so thrilled for you two! Happy Birthday, too!

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  22. Wishing you all the best and lots of fun and happiness on this thrilling journey.
    Blessings, Catherine

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  23. Woohoo so excited for you!!! Congrats!! That's the best news to share on your birthday. Enjoy celebrating all of your blessings!!!

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  24. Congratulations to your whole family! Such happy news!!! Sending lots of love your way!

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  25. Congrats AV!!!!!! Your heart is about to multiply on a daily basis from now and forever ;)

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  26. Sending loads of love and happy thoughts your way today, birthday girl and momma to be!! So so wonderful!! XXOO

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  27. Congrats!!! What an absolutely amazing time. I can't imagine how excited you must be for all that lies ahead!!

    http://www.preplovelove.com

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  28. So unbelievably happy for you two!!

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  29. YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited and happy for y'all!!!

    And happy birthday, mama!

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  30. Congrats and Happy Golden birthday!

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  31. congratulations!!!!!

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  32. Congratulations and happy birthday! And I totally understand needing to grieve the loss of your first pregnancy. I had a miscarriage after 6 weeks with my first pregnancy (on June 4, so that's coming up too). Having a miscarriage made me realize that I was a little lukewarm and may not have been completely ready at the time. A friend told me she was pregnant a little bit after our loss and the emotions really hit me then. Now that Monica is here (and her birthday is right around the corner on June 8!) she is all the more precious to us.

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  33. Congrats! This is going to be such an exciting year for you :)

    Alyssa @ GlitterTrim.com

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  34. Congrats Alison! Happy belated birthday!

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  35. Congratulations Alison! I cannot wait to read more about your experience and your little one. Hope you had a great birthday. :)

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  36. Congrats! I am so excited for you! And my birthday is the first week of December. Maybe I will share my birthday with a new special someone!

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  37. Congrats!! I am so very happy for you and {cv}.

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  38. Ahh!! Congrats!! So fun we have the same due date!! I can't wait to follow along with your journey! xoxo, Lindsay

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  39. So many congrats! You have so much to look forward to with a little one on the way and your new home!

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