Hatching Our Favorite Chick Yet!

The first three years of Andrew’s life I never imagined wanting another child. I was convinced he was going to be an only child because of how hard parenting was.

Then, a couple months before his third birthday (last year) something happened and Scott and I decided we wanted to have a younger sibling for Andrew.

The first month we tried, I was almost convinced we were pregnant but then sadly, Aunt Flow arrived. We tried again, and again, and again. It was beginning to upset me; I couldn’t understand why at 24 years old and eating the best I have ever ate, I was having such a hard time getting pregnant! Scott and I decided we were just going to stop trying and when it was supposed to happen, it would happen.

9 months later, when I was suffering from a sinus infection, double ear infection, and was on antibiotics for the first time in years, (read that fun story here) Aunt Flow didn’t come when she was supposed to.

Whhhattt???? Am I pregnant or are all the antibiotics messing me up?

For the first time in 9 months I did not want to pregnant. Not when I had been taking ibuprofen every 4 hours and was on antibiotics.

But then I grew impatient, took a test, and then….

Just like that, we were hatching our favorite chick yet!

Of course I’d get pregnant while miserably sick but let me tell you what, this baby could not have come at a better time! We were experiencing a lot of family illness and we needed a ray of sunshine in our lives; this little blessing was our ray of sun. I love how the Universe brings things into your life at the most perfect time.

We’re so excited! I’m especially excited to be able to go through this pregnancy in the most natural way possible and I’m even more excited to share our experiences along the way!

And don’t you just love the announcement? I was struggling with how to announce this baby in the cutest way possible. My little sister was in town for two weeks and after bouncing ideas back and forth with her, we decided to play on the fact that I am now dubbed “The Crazy Chicken Lady.” Speaking of crazy chicken lady, if you think you might qualify to this awesome status, you’ll want to read this post.

She took these photos and I am so happy with the way they turned out. Sometimes it’s hard for a photographer to get their photos taken by someone else when they have a vision in their mind. But I guess that’s what is so powerful about a sister’s connection, they know just what you’re thinking!

And I’m so excited Andrew will have a sibling in T-minus 6 months! Will you join us in celebrating this most beautiful blessing?

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Aside from being a wannabe backyard homesteader who wrangles chickens and free-range kids, Loriel is the owner/creator of the professional natural lifestyle blog Naturally Loriel, owner of the organic spice blend business Naturally Free, and freelance professional food photographer.


'Hatching Our Favorite Chick Yet!' has 7 comments

  1. May 1, 2015 @ 11:32 am Jessica

    Congratulations! Another lucky baby born to a Mom that will know how to nourish it’s body and soul… LOVE the pictures!

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    • May 1, 2015 @ 8:40 pm Loriel

      🙂 Thank you Jessica.

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  2. May 1, 2015 @ 1:57 pm Karen

    Great story, great photo’s, GREAT NEWS!! We wish you and your family every happiness as you expand your brood.

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    • May 1, 2015 @ 8:40 pm Loriel

      Thank you so much Karen!

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  3. May 2, 2015 @ 3:54 pm Carly

    Huge congrats, Loriel! My husband and I have been trying for another baby for almost two years now. I can understand your struggle completely and wonder everyday what could possibly be wrong. I am so happy for your good news and that the wait is over. We’ve recently “stopped trying” too (but do you ever really stop?) – fingers crossed that a new little chick is in our future too! All the best xo.

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  4. May 2, 2015 @ 3:55 pm Carly

    Huge congrats, Loriel! My husband and I have been trying for another baby for almost two years now. I can understand your struggle completely and wonder everyday what could possibly be wrong. I am so happy for your good news and that the wait is over. We’ve recently “stopped trying” too (but do you ever really stop?) – fingers crossed that a new little chick is in our future too! All the best.

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  5. May 13, 2015 @ 10:38 am Isis Loran- Little Mountain Haven

    Congratulations!!! Absolutely love your announcement!
    I’m at 10 weeks so we’ll be doing our ‘official’ big announcement in a couple of weeks. I’m still trying to come up with cute ideas! We didn’t do any for our first 2 girls but this time I’m up for a cute announcement 🙂
    Have a wonderful pregnancy!

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