As you can hopefully see from the bump above, that's not just a burrito belly or an extra piece of chocolate cake. Drum roll, please ... the Fairweathers are becoming a party of 3 this spring!!!
Baby Girl Fairweather's debut: April 2015!
We could not be more thrilled with this incredible blessing the Lord has brought into Dean & I's lives! It has been an eventful, exciting journey so far & we still have a ways to go before our little one - My Fair Baby as my mom is affectionately calling her - arrives (get it? That's for you, musical fans :) ).
I'm 23 WEEKS along as of today & about to turn 24 tomorrow. It's so funny how when we first found out we were pregnant, it felt like YEARS waiting for 12 weeks to roll around for our first doctor's appointment! And it seemed to take so long to wait to share the good news with everyone & for a baby bump to appear!
Practically every day I'd tell Dean, "Look, I'm bumping!" He would usually smile & be like, "Sure you are" when barely a smidgen of a curve had become visible. Now that bump isn't going anywhere anytime soon & I'm definitely bumping every day haha. And, we're over halfway there to meet our sweet little girl woo!
God has so showered us with an abundance of prayers & support from our family & dear friends over the past few months. We can't thank everyone enough for the encouragement, phone calls, emails, advice & gifts that been shared with us! And that's not all we have to share...
The Fairweathers have relocated!
Falls Church, VA --> Columbia, SC
In addition to adding to our family, we've also added a move/new job/new home into the mix. After much prayer & discussion, Dean accepted a new position with an awesome construction firm in Columbia just 2 weeks ago. Was it a a lot to leave our church, community, work & comforts behind for a new city where we know very little & don't have any close friends? And to not resign our townhome lease & sleep on the couches/pull-out beds of dear friends for 6 weeks as Dean went through his job search? You betcha.
But God :) Two of the very most powerful words. He allowed all things to work together for His good throughout the whole process. He affirmed & reaffirmed our faith in Him alone day by day. Although right now it still feels like we're on a trip & should be headed back to NoVA any day, this fresh new season is filled with so much peace & joy. We can't wait to pour out our lives here in this new town, which does happen to be close(r) to both sides of our family! Yay for visits to & from grandparents :)
Now is the start. The words of this song have been playing over in my head. We're right where we're supposed to be. Take comfort in knowing you're exactly where the Lord wants you to be, friends! Here's to an incredible new year, walking each day by faith & not by sight.
Since we're still getting settled into our new home & I'm nesting like crazy (ask Dean!), LMP won't be accepting any new inquiries for weddings or portrait sessions in Northern Virginia or SC for now. I'll start accepting new clients in the early spring for mid-fall dates, as my planned maternity leave will be April-August.
P.S. A shout out to my awesome sis for taking these photos!