an anderson announcement!



baby baby baby baby!!

we cannot even begin to tell y’all how excited we are!
when we found our new house we decided that it was time! everything just lined up so perfectly and we knew that we were ready.
our main reason for waiting and not having a baby right after the wedding was because we had absolutely no room in our old house. it was teeny! so like i said, when we put in the offer on our new home and it was accepted, cale and i had long/multiple conversations on adding a little baby a to the mix. and we started ‘trying’ right away…;)

we honestly thought it was going to be a little tougher to conceive because i have PCOS and my cycles were very irregular. but to no avail, we got a big fat positive!

it is very early in our pregnancy but like most other things in our life, we are not waiting to share our news! and before you start shaking your head in dismay because we are announcing it before the “appropriate” 2nd trimester safe time, stop. and let me tell you why.

i don’t care about the stigma that is attached to announcing ‘early’. you know what i care about? the teeny tiny little human that i am growing in my tummy. we are so excited to be growing our little family and are not afraid to share with every single person in our lives!
i know what you’re thinking…what about miscarriage?
yes, i am painfully aware of the chance of miscarriage in early pregnancy and the first trimester. believe me. i am terrified.
i am not NOT going to share because i’m scared of what could happen. what a lot of people don’t understand about me and my situation is that most of my support system is in texas. sharing our shenanigans and weekend adventures isn’t just to do something in my free time. it is to make sure i stay connected with all of my loved ones who live so far away from me. plus it’s kinda fun…
if i were to miscarry i would want to share that experience. there are so many women that have endured a loss that stay silent and don’t share because no one knew they were pregnant to begin with. where was their support besides their husband and close family? just recently we found out that a lot of our friends and family went through a miscarriage and we had no idea! and i feel terrible that i wasn’t more supportive!
all that said, to each their own. some women aren’t comfortable with sharing before they reach the safe zone and that is totally okay too! obviously!
i am just more open about my life than most are but that’s just me. i will admit that i was head shaker at early announcements before i got pregnant and i did it to one of my dear friends. i feel awful for doing that now! how could i judge that? why did i judge that? I HAVE NO IDEA! i get it now. i get why she announced so early, because her baby was her baby even before the day of conception. a baby is {usually} something to celebrate, no matter how far along you are. and that is exactly how i feel. i am over the moon for this little ginger bean and I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD!

and to sum all of that up with just a few words if you are still judging me…
not your body, not your baby, not your problem

support and love each other, y’all!

stay tuned for bump photos, week updates and how baby a is doing -aka, ginger bean-!

love you guys!

-a very excited momma-to-be {again}, jess

9 thoughts on “an anderson announcement!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know exactly what you mean when you said you wanted to announce your pregnancy early because you guys are excited and want the whole world to know! and I don’t think women should be scared of miscarriage, unless you’re a private person and don’t want to talk about it. I think we need to be more open about miscarriages and have an open discussion. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, or scared of as my doctor says. It can happen because it’s part of life. It’s a terrible thing to happen, but a lot of people don’t tell anyone and suffer in silence…. Again, only if people want to share. Like you said, to each their own! When are you guys due??? 🙂

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  2. Congratulations cousin!!!!! I’m so excited for you. I pray that everything goes well for you. I understand how it feels to go through a miscarriage I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. I’m proud of all the things that you have accomplished. Sorry to of missed your wedding. You’ve grown into such a beautiful smart outspoken woman. ❤


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