Pregnancy is a lot of things.
Pregnancy is pure love, joy, excitement, celebrations, and happy tears.
But pregnancy is also sacrifice, discomfort, fears, unknowns, and downright pain.
Reflecting on our truly perfect babymoon in Miami, I debated on posting this picture…after all, it’s not the body I’m used to posing with, and I can’t seem to “find my angles” anymore 😂 but this season of life is short in the grand scheme of things and it’s such a special season at that.
Traveling while 30 weeks pregnant brought its own set of challenges i.e. walking has turned into waddling, body surfing in the waves was a no-go, and “pushing myself” too hard led to Michael carrying through the airport. BUT it was beautiful and humbling, too. It’s been an experience watching my body change. Some days I stare in awe at what my body can do. Other days I feel defeated because I hurt in places I didn’t know existed and what are abs anymore? But throughout it all, I have been blessed with a husband who has been incredible and constantly understanding, who sees so much beauty in me, even when I’m feeling more like beached sea life.
I know babymoons are the new trend, but I SO GET why they’re becoming popular. Michael and I were able to get away from our daily grinds (no alarm clock, no schedule, no calls), connect on a totally different level, and embrace this new chapter in our lives. We’ve been “Emily and Michael” for 11 years now, but we cannot wait to be “Emily, Michael, and Josephine” from here on out. So here’s to completely embracing the changes I have and will continue to go through. Here’s to all the women who make this choice of LOVE. I feel privileged to be a woman. Really, I’d be jealous if men got to experience all the wonders of pregnancy like we do, even through the aches and pains. My belly may be bigger, but so is my smile and our hearts have grown bigger than we ever imagined possible 💛 bring on parenthood!