Pregnancy brain is a very real thing. I wrote this post a week ago.
If you follow my Instagram you might have seen some photos from our spontaneous BABYMOON on Maui. We literally dropped everything and got on a plane within 48 hours of buying the tickets. The opportunity came up as more of a joke. My parents had won an all expense paid trip to Maui which included a huge hotel suite. They called us from the hotel and joked that we should come join them. I laughed and said “yeah right!” while Sam quietly searched for flights on his phone. It turns out we could fly for free using his American Airlines points and even extend our stay in the suite using Marriott points. (P.s. everyone should have rewards credit cards!!) After thinking it over for about 20 minutes we clicked purchase and were off to our favorite place!
The week was so incredibly fun and relaxing. We explored the road to Hana, whale watched from the infinity pool, swam in a waterfall, had dinner dates every night, got caught in a couple insane rainstorms, and ate as many tropical treats as my little pregnant heart desired. While we were there Sam got to feel baby move for the first time (she hasn’t stopped moving since!) and we could even see my belly shift a couple times. Which honestly is 59% creepy and 41% so amazing I want to cry. At 22 weeks I was certainly feeling pregnant- aka hungry and tired- but not looking it at all! The last morning there we finally took our first bump picture, but what you don’t see is Sam yelling at me from behind the camera saying “stick your stomach out! more!”
While laying by the pool sipping virgin drinks, we talked endlessly about this little bean in my belly that is already changing our lives. Arguing about names, who’s going to cuddle her in the middle of the night, and the person she will eventually become. We are both so in love, and every time Sam talks about her the tone in his voice changes and his eyes fill with happy tears… It makes my heart swell with so much love for him. Her daddy.
I said it in my wedding vows and I’ll say it again, “No matter how many dogs or kids fill our home, I will always love you more.”