Our Next Adventure

Jan 5, 2017

This is by far the most emotional, happy and wonderful blog post I have ever written. To be honest, it’s not one I knew I would ever get to write (more on that at a later time..) but surely dreamt of for years.

This blog has become such a warm and loving outlet for me, and I am so happy to finally share the news that we are expecting this summer and hopefully share some of our journey along the way! 

Trevor and I could not be more excited for this coming year and all the wonderful changes it will bring. We waited quite a while to share the news, so I will answer a few questions we have been getting! 


pregnancy announcement

This picture is actually from our 8 week ultrasound, isn’t Trevor’s voting bracelet classy? 


When did you guys find out? I took the pregnancy test in early October and we have been beaming since. Although I have been tense and nervous at times, our doctor’s appointments have been wonderful! Seeing our baby grow, move and wave (eek!) at us has been nothing short of magical.  


How far along are you? I am a little over 17 weeks and feeling great so far! We are due this June and excited for our summer baby.


Do you know the sex? We do, stay tuned for how we found out and what we’re having! 


Any names? No and no, haha. We are working on that so feel free to send over any suggestions you may have! 


How are you hiding the bump? Well, I don’t really have one. Despite desperately looking for it everyday I don’t think I have ‘popped’ just yet, but I feel it happening soon! I look more like I ate a few too many burritos over holiday break and that’s pretty easy to conceal during winter. 


Have you started decorating your nursery? Not really. I have a general idea of what I would love one to look like but since our baby’s arrival coincides with Trevor finishing fellowship we’re still not totally sure where we’ll be living. He’s interviewing now and once he signs on with a practice I think the nesting will begin! 


How did you not tell? Well, that hasn’t been easy. Not only was I exhausted, but I was having a hard time pretending to drink (the water in beer bottles got old real quick) and not accidentally spilling the good news.  

We decided to share the news with our parents fairly early on but decided to keep everything else under wraps. After each ultrasound, Trevor would joke that I wanted to push off telling people even longer – which is true. 

We’ve had our fair share of problems getting and staying pregnant over the past few years and I didn’t think I was up for crossing those emotional bridges in such a public forum. It was a hard internal struggle for me because on one hand, I think it’s so important to be open and honest about something I think happens far more frequently than we all think. On the other hand, it can be such an emotional roller coaster and tough to digest for you and your partner, without having to discuss it with others. The process can be such an isolating experience and I think sharing our journey is important, so I’ll be opening up more about that soon! For now, we are so thankful for this sweet rainbow baby!  



Thank you all again for your love and support and we can’t wait to share more with you along the way! I know 2017 will be the best year yet! 


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  1. Lauren says:

    Yay!!! 🙂 So excited for you guys and happy you could finally share!!!

  2. I love you so much, Shaheen! And I’m so, so, SO happy for you guys. Congratulations — Your worlds never be the same. <3 And, like, no pressure, but the babies BETTER be best friends, hehe. LOVE YOU!

  3. Jenn Lake says:

    There aren’t enough words to express my sincere congratulations to the two of you! You two will be such wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to hear the gender of the baby!!!

  4. Jess Zimlich says:

    Congrats Shaheen 🙂 What an exciting feeling for you both!

  5. Erin LeGrand says:

    I’m so, so excited for you guys!! I can’t wait to hear your story! It took us three years and every.single. fertility option available and we are expecting our little guy any day now. I can absolutely relate to your anxiety and excitement and reluctance to share the news. It’s such an emotional roller coaster with too many unexpected twists and turns. A huge congratulations to you 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, congrats! I had no idea you were expecting. I am so happy everything worked out and I know right, I couldn’t find strong enough words to describe how brutal it can be. Thank you so much for the kind wishes and I am so happy to hear from you!

  6. YAY!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to meet the babe!

  7. Congratulations, Shaheen! I’m so happy for you guys!

  8. JR says:

    Congratulations. What wonderful news!

  9. Lindsey Gumer says:

    Congratulations! I am 31 weeks along with a baby I never thought would come! It is such a wonderful feeling after a long road of heartache. I am so happy for you!

  10. Maria MacNamara says:

    So, so happy for you, Shaheen! Good vibes and prayers for a happy and healthy pregnancy!

  11. OH MY GOSH, literally tearing up at my desk like a loser! I’m so exited for you and Tyler – can’t wait to hear more about it soon! xx

  12. Big congratulations! What a wonderful year 2017 will be for your little family. Soak it all up x

    Denton & Lou

  13. Michelle Starbuck Amos says:

    Congratulations Shaheen!

  14. Congratulations! It’s truly a beautiful journey!

  15. CONGRATS! So excited for you!

  16. Aracely says:

    Congratulations, wonderful news!

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  18. Seema says:

    My most favorite happy post ever. Love you girl. xoxo

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  21. Carrie Colbert says:

    Thrilled for you! Best wishes.



  22. Emily says:

    So, so, so, SO happy for you, Shaheen. Congrats again! xx
    Isn’t That Charming.

  23. Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you!! After experiencing infertility ourselves I understand where you are coming from and am totally celebrating with you!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. Maggie says:

    Ahh congrats!! I’m so glad I’ve found your blog and am so happy to be able to follow along with you on this journey! So excited to see your maternity style! 🙂


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