Monday, August 31, 2015

First Trimester Bump

Look at my baby grow! From the very beginning of this pregnancy I knew I wanted to be good at taking pictures, and documenting this important event. Nate had a great idea though-why settle for a picture when you could make a gif? And thus begun our first Sunday tradition as a family of three!

Five Weeks

Six Weeks

Seven Weeks

Eight Weeks

Nine Weeks (the 4th of July!)

Ten Weeks

Eleven Weeks

Twelve Weeks

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Start Spreading the News

We found out about the baby back at the end of May, and we lasted all of about four days before we told my parents. We just live so close to them, and them so much that I didn't' think I'd be able to keep it a secret very long. They were happily surprised, and of course ecstatic about being grandparents. I don't think I'll ever forget their reactions. About a week later Nate's parents were in town so we got to tell them in person too! They were so happy to have another grand baby, and we were so happy that we got to tell them in person!

On Fathers Day we told our siblings and although some of them didn't believe us at first (3 of the 5 siblings), they were all so excited! Once they realized we weren't joking.

Telling people about the baby has been one of my favorite things. It has really made me realize how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. I've always thought that I was blessed with the very best people in my life, and that feeling has only grown as I've gotten to love all of Nate's people too. We feel so blessed that our baby is already loved by so many.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Look Whose Family {and belly!} Is Growing

Baby Rau is due February 4th, and Nate and I couldn't be happier. We already feel so blessed to be parents to this sweet, growing babe. 


Dear Baby,

Dad and I are so excited that the world knows about you now. Obviously no one is as excited as we are, but when you get here you are going to be greeted by a lot of people who already love you. The three of us are so lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives, and nothing makes me smile like listening to others talk about how excited they are to meet you too! However, we can definitely wait for now-so you keep on growing strong and we'll keep busy getting ready for you. 

We love you,

Mom and Dad