Yes, you read that right. We are expecting! Crazy to think how we are going to be parents in a few short months.
This is a decision we took seriously and something we sat down to talk about and decide together. We started trying in May of 2018 (thank you Period Tracker app!) Who does that, right?! A planner like me, that's who! I've been planning NYFW runway shows and crafting PR strategies from conception to execution for YEARS so planning is deeply rooted in my blood. Starting a family is nothing short of a life-changing decision so I wanted to be ready, mentally and physically, for this amazing journey! I am so glad we did.
From the beginning of the year, we knew that it was just a matter of time before we made that decision to start trying. So, I wanted to make sure I gave my little peanut the best gestation environment possible. I did blood work with my dad, who is an MD and Acupuncturist, and made changes based on those results. I wanted to make sure I was getting the nutrients I needed so I bought a juicer and started my mornings with a fresh juice made from organic fruits and veggies. My fiance was on board and he loves our morning juice ritual. And to top it off, it helped with his longtime soccer injuries so, it was great for both of us.
I also started taking a prenatal vitamin, well, gummies, every day. I mean, what was the worst that would happen? Longer and shinier hair, strong nails and glowing skin? SIGN ME UP! I was making sure I was working out regularly and keeping up with my cardio for a healthy pregnancy and birth. I started working with The Cartelle App for my workouts and have been keeping up with it even now!
I know that so many people struggle to get pregnant so when when found out were were pregnant just one month after trying, we were completely thrilled and overjoyed. Being that I am technically a "high risk" pregnancy at age 37, we never through it would happen so fast.
Welcome to my journey!