Last week we shared some huge news with friends and family. In late November of this year we will be training a brand new photographer! He or she will be super new at it all (in fact our newest member won’t even be able to hold a camera!) and probably won’t be part of the business for at least 16 years, but we’ll start him/her early.
If you didn’t guess yet, it’s true….WE’RE HAVING A BABY!
Expected: November 2015 (near Thanksgiving!)
We’ve had people ask us a lot of questions that we thought we’d share the answers to…
How did you find out? We were actually in Italy (March) at the time and had just learned 3 days earlier that we were getting our first house, so needless to say it was a huge week for us!
Was it a surprise? Nope, we had been thinking and planning for several years and hoped the timing would be right with wedding season. Luckily Baby Chick decided to have a due date perfectly at the end of our season so that we can take some leave and enjoy our baby over the holidays. Our baby story really has a long beginning that we may share someday, but for now we’re ecstatic with the surprise of this little baby!
Will you find out the sex? Yes, definitely. We’re so excited to start thinking of names and there are just too many without weeding out at least 50% of them! Info coming in July…
How do you feel? Other than excited, happy and a little nervous to be new parents? Ha, I’ve been really lucky actually. Other than not liking any food the first 11 weeks my pregnancy has been pretty mild so far. There are a few skinny jeans that are retired for awhile already, tiredness comes and goes, and deadlifts are out now that I feel like my butt is getting a sporadic, surprising pinch (thanks to sciatica).
Any weird cravings? Honestly at first nothing sounded good and it was hard to eat anything at all! For meals I’d basically look in the fridge and eat whatever didn’t sound the worst. But now I can’t seem to get enough tomato soup (especially if it’s added to an open-faced grilled cheese).
We are so happy and excited for this next adventure in our lives. The challenges, the good times, the funny, the sad…we say to it all, “bring it on!”
A giant thank you to everyone who has supported us, already given us advice and kind words, and are taking this adventure into the unknown with us one step at a time. ~Erik & Marissa