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The dreaded first trimester. Nausea, fatigue, having to hold it together because no one knows you are pregnant. Where was that pregnancy glow I had heard so much about?

The first trimester was rough for me, to say the least. I would come home from work and crawl into bed from exhaustion. My diet consisted of saltine crackers and lots of carbs. Exercise was a huge struggle. Devon wanted our future baby to have an adventurous palate, so while I was feeling sick to my stomach, he was cooking up a storm and experimenting with oh so fragrant foods such as shallots (little did he know our baby did not even have taste buds yet at that point!).

What nobody tells you, is that you don't just automatically feel 100% better once the second trimester comes. I truly expected to feel a world of difference once I was 13 weeks pregnant. This was not the case. It took a good few weeks into my second trimester to start to SLOWLY feel better. Once I had my energy back, and the nausea subsided, I felt so relieved. I felt like I had a second wind, and I could take on the world!

One of the most rewarding parts of the first trimester was getting to see our little nugget on ultrasound. After feeling so awful, it was an amazing feeling to see the anatomy and watch an actual fetus moving around - it made it all feel so real, and worth the hardship.

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Updated: Jun 8

We found out we were pregnant fairly early on, but we kept it a secret for a while. We wanted to think of a fun and creative way to share the good news with our family and friends. We decided we wanted to wait to tell my parents in person, which meant waiting until the holidays in December, when I would be around 17 weeks pregnant. It was a tough secret to keep, especially given that I did not feel so hot my first trimester, but in the end, it was so much fun to see everyone's reactions in person - it was definitely worth it!

In the fall, Devon and his friend Rob had been experimenting with some homemade cider. Although I never got to try any, I was told it turned out really well!

We decided to use the cider and come up with a fun label to surprise our family and friends with our pregnancy news. An abstract photo and a little play on words...it took everyone a good few minutes before they figured it out. It was great watching the realization/surprise/excitement transform over their faces!

Now that the secret was out...the countdown was on!

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Updated: Jun 1

Hello readers!

It has been a minute..!

Since we have been back from traveling, a few things have changed to say the least...

Last summer we got married! We had the most incredible time surrounded by friends and family at our wedding in Victoria. Soon after, we got pregnant! And most recently, we welcomed Baby Brooks into the world.

We are so excited to be sharing our next adventure with you. We hope you enjoy following along :)