Our Little Fall Pregnancy Announcement

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

Photography by: Teressa Jane Photography

Well, the news is out today and we couldn’t help but tell you guys all about our little Fall pregnancy announcement! We are adding another pumpkin to our patch! We couldn’t be more excited about this pregnancy and have been waiting for my first trimester to be over (it ends on Friday!) so we can make the big announcement.

Many of you have noticed that things have been pretty quiet on social media lately- sometimes going days between updates. This baby has given me quite the morning sickness, or I should say, all day sickness. Between taking care of Addie and napping when she naps, it’s been pretty boring around here. We’re all ready for the nausea and vomiting to go away, but in the mean time, I’m taking it as a big blessing because it means our sweet baby is growing.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

As you all know, we suffered a miscarriage last year and it was a huge blow to us. We weren’t sure if we’d ever be ready to bring another kiddo into the family, but God had the perfect timing for this sweet angel baby. We found out Sunday, August 6th that I was pregnant, and to be honest, we were a bit shocked! I took a test, and immediately went to tell Mathew. Our faces were priceless. Were we ready? Should we get our hopes up? What would we do if we miscarried again? We just prayed and held our breaths until my first appointment.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

The first appointment went really well. The last time I’d been in my OBGYN’s office was when I miscarried, so I was really worried. I went by myself so Mathew could watch Addie and everything looked great. My doctor is a really great guy (we know him from church) and asked me to come in a couple weeks later just to make sure everything was ok. Since I was worried about miscarrying, we saw him 2 weeks later.

That first appointment was also a bit stressful because it was the same weekend Hurricane Harvey was supposed to hit the Gulf and my family was unexpectedly coming to town so they could escape from it. Addie’s birthday party was the very next day so between running around for last minute party supplies, cleaning the house for family, doing laundry, and getting food for the party, you could say my I was a bit on edge that day. The good news that our baby was a-ok did my heart and mind so much good.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

Outfits:

Mathew- Shirt/ Khakis/ Watch

Addie- Shirt/ Pants/ Shoes (similar)

Stephanie- Shirt/ Jeans/ Scarf/ Hat

Two weeks later, with my crew in tow, we went to see the doctor for a second appointment at 10 weeks. We saw a very strong heartbeat and were absolutely taken aback at how big our baby had gotten in just 2 short weeks. It was so great to have Mathew and Addie there, and we got our very first picture of our baby! We asked a lot of questions- genetic testing via blood tests and amniocentesis, if we needed to worry about anything right now, etc. Thankfully, we got great news that we could do that further on in pregnancy, and we’ll likely talk about it again next week when I have my 14 week appointment.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

As for our photo shoot, not only did we want to make sure we were out of the woods by announcing towards the end of the first trimester, but we really wanted a Fall pregnancy announcement with tons of pumpkins. We shot at the Dallas Arboretum because we just love how it looks with all of the thousands of pumpkins. If you’re able to visit the Dallas Arboretum sometime, definitely do it in the Fall because it is INCREDIBLE! Make sure you take a picnic blanket and a picnic lunch so you can relax on the berm and overlook the lake. It’s beautiful this time of year.

This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

I want to take some time out to thank Teressa with Teressa Jane Photography in helping us with our Fall pregnancy announcement. Teressa is currently expecting her own sweet baby in just a few weeks, and she squeezed us into her busy schedule to take these amazing pictures. She captured our perfect vision for these Fall pregnancy announcement photos and we couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to print some out and frame them for the house! Teressa is a dear friend and I’ve known her for a long time through the blogging world. Although we weren’t close, we found ourselves on the same Young Living essential oil team and chat every day about our businesses. It’s been amazing to get to know her and her sweet mama heart so much better the past couple of years.This Fall pregnancy announcement photo shoot is just adorable! Check it out at The Vintage Modern Wife

So this is where I leave you, we have an appointment next week to see how things are going and I’ll be updating as much as I can about this pregnancy like I did with Addie. I will say, I’m awfully tired these days and pretty nauseated, so I’ll do my best on updating! If anything, check Instagram or Facebook. And if you don’t watch my Instagram Stories, definitely do, because I update DAILY on there with random happenings!

Let’s Talk Car Seat Safety (Plus a Giveaway of the New Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat)

This post is in partnership with Britax and SheBuysCars. Ready to #TestDriveParenthood? Let’s talk car seat safety and giveaway the new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Things have changed a lot the past 3 years since I’ve had Addie, but one thing has not changed for our family- our love for Britax. Britax is an industry leader in safety and quality, and as I researched car seats for Addie before she was born, their name just kept coming up. Soon enough, we bought a car seat and stroller from Britax, and both have gotten LOTS of use the past 3 years. We have a great system when it comes to Addie and all her equipment, and I’m thankful that Britax covers all our needs for our family.

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

If you didn’t know, September is Car Seat Safety Month, and I’m thankful for it because even though I think I’m a stickler for car seat safety, there’s always information that can change. It’s always good to brush up on your info, right? Crazily enough, I recently found out that every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Of those children ages 8 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2014, 26 percent were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt. Lastly, children should ride in a vehicle back seat until they are at least 13 years old.

As a mom, those statistics are terrifying. As a special needs mom, it’s even more terrifying because I think of Addie’s equipment and what would happen to her and that equipment if we were in an accident. There is great news though- you don’t have to be terrified. Later this month I’ll be at the Britax Test Drive Parenthood car seat event where you can have a child passenger safety technician show you how to properly install a car seat, you can check out the brand new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, as well as provide other helpful safety tips. It’s a great opportunity to have a professional make sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly! Not only that, but you can come meet me and we can hang out together!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat is the perfect new car seat for your child. Find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

Britax recently announced their newest arrival, the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety. You definitely don’t want to miss out on getting a first look at this incredible car seat and all of its features. 

I can’t wait to meet you all at at Park Place Lexus in Grapevine at 901 E State Hwy 114, Grapevine, Texas 76051 on September 20th from 11 am til 2 pm to check out the all new Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat and have your child’s current car seat inspected. Make sure to RSVP here so we know to expect you! Don’t live near Dallas? That’s OK! Check out She Buys Cars to find a Britax & Lexus Test Drive Parenthood Event near you!

September is car seat safety month and the Britax Endeavours is the perfect new car seat for your child. If you are interested in winning one of these incredible  Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seats, you have DOUBLE the opportunities to win! I am giving one away below AND don’t miss the giveaway widget beneath that one for the She Buys Cars giveaway!

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This is where you enter for the She Buys Cars giveaway for a chance to win one of eight (8) Britax Endeavours infant car seats. More information on the Britax Endeavours infant car seat can be found here!

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Blue Bikini Wax Blend

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Have you ever had a bikini wax? What about waxed your upper lip, brows, or arm pits? It’s not a pleasant feeling one bit. I don’t know about you, but my body is super sensitive to any kind of hair removal process, and I found my saving grace- the Blue Bikini Wax Blend using Young Living Essential Oils from Lucy Libido (author of “Lucy Libido Says…There’s an Oil For That!“) and I couldn’t help but share it with my Young Living team members and all of you! It helped my face feel soft, soothed, and took the redness away, and now I’ll never be without it.

The Blue Bikini Wax Blend is definitely something you’ll want to have on hand at a waxing or after a good threading! Make it ahead of time so you can put it on immediately and not be embarrassed with redness or bumps!

Products mentioned in the Blue Bikini Wax Blend: 
Vegetable Glycerin
Fractionated Coconut Oil 
Glass Pump Bottle
Plastic Dropper Bottle
Blue Cypress Essential Oil
Valor Essential Oil
 Young Living is such an integral part of our lives and it would bring me such joy to have you as a member on our team. I would love to chat one on one with you about your health goals so we can get you started with Young Living as well. Just leave a comment and I’ll email you back and we can schedule some time to talk and answer any questions you may have. Want a good starting place to learn more about essential oils? Check out the Young Living tab  at the top of my blog to get a glimpse into the amazing benefits of Young Living. You’ll find more on why I began using Young Living, info on Seed to Seal, how to join my team, and more great ways to use Young Living essential oils!