Oberly Joyed!

Ok, so the very last post was a little deceptive. Although, I haven't really been out much for the past month, its not because nothing is happening in our lives. In fact, something pretty big is happening... and that is my belly. That is because as of today, I am 14 weeks pregnant, and couldn't be happier about it!

We found out about our little blessing early February. This baby has been very kind to me so far, I was hit with nausea but somehow dodged the vomit bullet, and I am very thankful for that. Besides that, my most unpleasant pregnancy symptom was a quickly filling bladder. But hey, if that's as bad as I got it, I can certainly handle that!

We decided to keep this news to ourselves until we hit around 8 weeks, when we decided to spread the excitement to our family. Our families have been wonderful-- very happy and extremely supportive. I am so thankful to have a big sister who is my go-to pregnancy source and eager baby shower planner, and a thoughtful little sister who sends me encouraging words as well as candles to keep me calm and relaxed while I'm having a freak-out moment (I love you, sisters, its not just the hormones talking!). I am very grateful for my strong network of loved ones during this exciting and yet sometimes scary time.

And just like that, this becomes a pregnancy blog. I don't have the words to describe how genuinely and extremely happy and excited I am about this blessing. I will do my best to keep my blog updated with all the baby news, and I hope you'll join me on this wonderful journey of a little miracle.


  1. wow van, congratulations! i'm so happy and excited for you and your husband! i can't wait to read more about your journey to motherhood in the coming months :)

  2. CONGRATULATIONS, VAN and ERIC! You were pregnant when we saw you! I don't think I have to tell you to cherish these moments. You have an awesome go-to-pregnancy source :). I can't wait to read more about your journey.

  3. Thank you Geline and Ate! We are both beyond excited!

    Ate- It was SO hard for me to keep myself composed when your mom asked me when we were planning to have kids! haha! :)