It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to sit down and write an entry. From all the craziness that came with moving in August, to finding out we were expecting our daughter in early October, a trip to Hawaii, three straight months of morning (all day) sickness, I’m finally getting back to myself. I wanted to write about finding out we were having a baby and about the incredible trip we took two days later.
With all of the (wonderful) changes that 2016 brought, Chris and I decided in September that we were ready to start a family. Having a baby was something I’ve wanted since I was a little girl, something I always dreamed about. By my 29th birthday we knew we were ready. What we didn’t know, was how soon after our conversation our family would start.
A month before our planned second honeymoon to Maui – a trip we had planned knowing that it might be our last big one before we had another member of our family, I visited my doctor to let him know my plan. He told me it could be 3-6 months before I would become pregnant, and not to worry if it didn’t happen right away.
While packing for our trip that was less than 36 hours away, I realized that it would be early, but I should probably take a test before we left for Hawaii. I knew how much I enjoyed Poke the last time we visited and how I would most likely have a cocktail on the plane. Before I did this, I knew it was worth checking to see if I was pregnant, even though I never actually expected to be. Sure enough, after work one day while Chris was still working I took a test and was in total SHOCK to see two dark pink lines letting me know that I was expecting. I didn’t know how to contain myself. The tears started and I had to tell someone so I called my sister right away.
This was way too big of news for me to keep from Chris (I can’t keep anything from him for long) so as soon as he called to let me know he was on his way home I anxiously stood by the door waiting. I had put the test next to the bowl we use to put his keys in – knowing it would be the first thing he saw. But he actually was too tired from a 14 hour shift to even realize. So I picked it up and we instantly started crying. It was the perfect moment.
This HUGE shock lead to a trip that was different than what we had originally planned, but it couldn’t have been more perfect. I had never been so happy. My little peanut growing in my belly was the best anniversary gift I could have ever received, and a week in Wailea was just the cherry on top.
We stayed at the Andaz. The most beautiful, most relaxing resort we’ve ever been to (highly, highly recommend). With four tiered pools and a private beach, there wasn’t much of a reason to ever leave the resort, so most of the time we didn’t. Spending our mornings snorkeling to 5 star restaurants and live music at night, it was the perfect week. We drove around the island but didn’t do as much exploring as we did on our honeymoon in Oahu. It was the most peaceful trip we had ever had.
Our incredible trip was even more special with the little secret I had growing in my belly. We can’t wait to take our baby girl back to Wailea with us in the next few years. Knowing she was there with us made everything so much more special.
You can find some of my tropical looks below:
Fringe Bathing Suit (ON SALE NOW!)
Blue Bikini (ON SALE!)
Navy Dress (ON SALE!)