Maternity Pictures!

Over Thanksgiving weekend David and I took maternity pictures and I am so thrilled with how they turned out, I just have to share. We took them in my parent’s beautiful backyard; it was a fun, special time to focus on our baby girl and her upcoming arrival.

Our amazing photographer, Stephen Cavecche, just happens to be my younger brother, but we would hire him again and again for our photography needs even if he wasn’t family ;). If you like what you see, check out his website at http://www.stephencphoto.com/.


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Photographer: Stephen Cavecche Photography
Location: Private Residence
Dress: Pink Blush Maternity

For Such a Time as This: Thoughts on our Baby Girl

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b

It has been nearly eight weeks since David and I found out our January baby is a sweet little girl, and I am way overdue to get my thoughts down about this big news!

Both of Baby Kberg’s grandmas came up for the big reveal and were in the ultrasound room when the tech said “three little lines… it’s a GIRL!!” Tears and very loud squeals ensued; and I spent the next several days looking and David and saying “I can’t believe we’re having a girl” over and over. Thrilled didn’t even begin to describe how we were feeling; it still doesn’t.

its-a-girlIt’s a girl! Back when my bump was tiny.

Confession time: I didn’t tell anyone, but I was convinced Baby Kberg was a boy. I don’t know why, I just had a feeling. I was looking forward to being a “boy mom” and everything that comes with raising a son, but when I heard “girl” my heart instantly melted. I know she is exactly who is supposed to join our family at this time.

This season of pregnancy has been very bittersweet, characterized by both extreme excitement and significant loss. Over the summer, two women very dear to me passed away within two months of each other. Sharon Runner and Judy Ball were incredible women of God who each mentored me in multiple ways, encouraging me in my faith, marriage, missions, career and womanhood. They loved so much bigger than themselves, and through a lifetime of service to others left a lasting impression on so many people.

About a week before we found out Baby Kberg’s gender, I tearfully confessed to David that part of me hoped we had a girl coming. Losing Sharon and Judy back to back was a significant blow. The world desperately needs good women and two of its best are now in heaven. I told David I loved the idea of raising a little girl to be a strong, faithful woman who could help carry on the legacy these women left behind.

The Lord knew what the events of this summer would be before we were even pregnant with Baby Kberg. He knew exactly what our lives would look like, and exactly who would fit into these circumstances. Our sweet baby girl is the answer to so many prayers, someone truly designed “for such a time as this.” I can’t wait to meet her!

Blown Away

To say I am blown away by the response to my first venture into the blogging world is an understatement.

It has been such a blessing to read everyone’s responses, and I have especially enjoyed the conversations it has spurred with other women who have either beat infertility themselves, or are in the middle of their journey. I’ve also heard from many men and women who didn’t realize infertility was such a common issue but were intrigued by our story. Thank you for taking the time to read what I had to say. The hope of having these conversations is exactly why I decided to open up. I am humbled, and honestly could not ask for anything more.

I’m still not 100% sure what I am going to use this little blog for. I started it because, due to some current and upcoming life changes, I know I will need a new outlet for my writing. I also hope to use it as a way to keep loved ones who live far away updated on our life and family in a more in-depth way than Facebook and Instagram. However, I am also open to using it for a lot more, and I would love to hear your thoughts!

I am by no means an expert on fertility issues, and there are many aspects of infertility my husband and I did not have to face. But, I found the conversations that came out of my initial post so encouraging that I am considering writing a few posts that delve into the specifics of what we experienced.

So, if anyone out there is interested in the type of testing we went through, hearing more about things like the dreaded HSG, or even laughing at awkward moments in our treatment, please let me know!

There were many times throughout our process that I turned to Google and the blogs of women I sometimes didn’t even know for information, and they brought me a lot of comfort and real-world knowledge. I would love the opportunity to provide that reassurance to others.