In 2016 I started to talk to my doctor about kids, knowing that a year prior I had a cervical procedure done. For awhile I couldn’t understand why we weren’t getting pregnant. I was okay with waiting but at the same time it worried me for the future. After looking at my options, I ended up having a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) done. During the HSG the doctor found that my fallopian tubes were blocked with scar tissue from my cervical procedure. Although some of the scar tissue was scraped away, I was told it would ultimately be there long term. Fast forward a year and a half later to when Brent and I found out about our little Bebe. I was so excited but also so nervous. I knew after I had my procedure, I had a higher risk of miscarriage.
Long story short, this is the number one reason I waited until I was 17 weeks to share the news. After everything I went through, I was convinced that something would go wrong. My mom was so excited she kept begging me to share the news. I think I actually meant to at about 13 weeks. I just kept telling myself “oh I’ll just wait until my next doctor’s visit”, then before I knew it, we were at week 17. Most women wait until at least 8 weeks to announce. Although it is so hard to keep a pregnancy secret, ALWAYS recommend waiting until you are 12 weeks.The risk of miscarriage drops significantly after you reach that point.
Once we shared the news with our parents, we took our photos. If you ask my husband, he would tell you our announcement pictures were way too over the top. He also thinks I’m nuts. Which, they probably were, and I am nuts (especially for deciding to do them mid summer). But hey I knew what I wanted! Brent and I have always loved riding bikes together, but I knew our sporty road bikes weren’t cute enough for a baby announcement.
I worked with our family photographer to find a vintage bike. I then found an old Radio Flyer bike and spray painted it baby yellow. We set it up to look like a baby bike following ours. And because everything is better with flowers, I went to Whole Foods and purchased a ton of colorful stems. My friend Erica helped me arrange the flowers in the bike basket. It was so heavy, and there were so may flowers the bike kept tipping over! Anything for a picture right? I totally think we could be florists now. 😉
We used an acrylic sign I made that said “You are our greatest adventure” to go along with the bike riding theme (hit me up if you need one because I have an Etsy Shop *wink wink). If I could have changed anything I would added in some cute Freshly Picked Moccs!
We sweated our butts off but had so much fun. Its going to be hard to top these photos for baby number two!