There’s a tiny miracle in the oven and I’ve been dying to tell you all about it. But as the adage says, a picture is worth a thousand words…
David and I feel immensely blessed and eternally grateful to be able to share our incredible news with you. This is finally happening: we are expecting a baby in May!
As some of you may know, the journey to this tiny miracle has been a roller-coaster and a melting pot of emotions. Almost a year ago, I opened up myself about a very personal matter, with the secret hope that life would one day gift us with this precious little treasure. Sharing my endless journey to becoming a mother helped me in many ways. It was the first step to self-acceptance about the situation and made me realize that despite everything, we were lucky to have science on our side. Also, I’m forever grateful for your immense support and soothing words that helped me go through the process more peacefully.
I chose to remain discrete about the next steps in the following months, feeling the need to focus on myself and also a little bit by superstition I must admit. Each single step was one more battle, often coming with its share of uncertainty and/or medical issues, that sometimes would last for weeks. So instead, I kept all my positive energy for sharing with you some more delicious recipes and shooting these little video tutorials on Instagram. When life gets in the way, the blog remains my ray of sunshine.
Fast forward to today, I feel so grateful to finally have a little
bun brioche (eh, I’m French) in the oven. It feels almost surreal! Out of respect for all couples facing the same struggle, I didn’t want a big announcement about my pregnancy. This is also why I chose to announce it rather later than sooner and remained quiet on social media until now. I feel strongly connected to anyone facing infertility and want them all to see my personal journey as a message of hope for them too!
Now that I’m already in my third trimester, I felt the urge to announce it, in case the baby would show up even before I had time to tell you I was pregnant. All medical aspects aside, this pregnancy has been great overall and I feel extremely grateful for it. Of course it also came with the usual unpleasant symptoms such as nausea in the first trimester when I was busy creating blog content for the holidays. Then we moved to Canada in the second trimester and I started the third trimester while moving into our permanent home in Vancouver.
Very busy times indeed and big changes in our lives, but I made it through very peacefully though, so happy to finally be pregnant. I now can’t wait to meet this tiny miracle and hold him or her in my arms!