Due dates can be ever changing and very rarely is your baby going to be born on the date the doctor gives you. When we first got pregnant I of course put the first date of my last period in my Ovia Fertility app and My What to Expect When You’re Expecting app and I got July 8. But, our first 9 week doctor appointment the said July 2. Then our third doctor appointment they said July 5. So we landed on July 4.

I love July 4. It’s such a fun holiday. Growing up we spent July 4 at Lake Lanier in North Ga. We loved boating, tubing, swimming and setting off fire works from the dock. As we’ve gotten older our summer vacations have been spent at Hilton Head Island. So my husband and I packed up our car, our 2 dogs and heading and started what would be a 16 hour drive from New York City to my family’s beach house.


Not only do I get to spend time with my awesome nephews, but I also get to take some beautiful pictures of the southern shores! The sunsets can be beautiful, even on the east coast and we took advantage of the beach sunset after dinner at the beach club. I love this picture with little Harrison looking back at me!


My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant again, and I was hoping that this trip we would find out if we were. I honestly thought I was. We went to the store and picked up a pregnancy test and I took it right away. Unfortunately it was negative and my husband held me as I cried. 2 days later I started my period so, that was that. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to handle July 4. Leading up to my due date I’ve been emotional, moody, and probably hard to be around. I struggled and had a hard time when it was upcoming, but now that it’s passed, I can focus on the next chapter of our life. I just need to stay positive and strong.


Tomorrow is my family reunion with my moms side of the family where there will be tons of children. I always have such a fun time with my cousins and their kids. I’m looking forward to it. Then back up to New York where my husband will be starting his third rotation in his program. I can’t wait until this is finished and we find out where we will be living full time! The 6 month suspense is so hard! Happy fourth of July Week!web-16