Charting Along

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Back From Hiatus and the Bun in the Oven

Hi Everyone!

Many of you may have noticed the lack of activity on the blog these past few weeks. I admit, It really has been some time since I posted anything here. Well, I am back and theres so much to share πŸ™‚

Dr. J and I took a trip to Banff- Canada at the end of June to celebrate the end of his 2nd year of residency. We did some intense ( according to my standards) hiking and camping ( it was below zero celsius at one point!) and basically had one big out-doorsy trip. We also took some creative photos that I was initially eager to post on the blog when we came back home, but has been delayed ( will be up soon though!).

Long story short, I felt slightly a bit more tired than usual during our hikes in Banff, but really thought I was just out of shape. Plus, Dr. J gets super excited while he is in nature and walks super fast, forgetting he has a wife panting and scrambling behind him. I dismissed my fatigue quickly and proceeded to enjoy nice servings of sashimi and hot tub throughout the rest of the trip.

Well.. turns out I was pregnant on our trip..!!!

wait.. what?

yeah I know.. I am still shocked as I type these words.

We found out after coming back from Canada. I had a pack of pregnancy tests that I got on sale a few months back and thought i’d take one just to see how these things work..We really didn’t think too much about it and were really lighthearted about everything, but when the stick said “pregnant”, I really felt like everything paused around me. Dr. J was so shocked by the first test that he insisted I may have taken it wrong -__-.. so he asked me to take another one. Well, the second test came back positive as well.

So many thoughts raced through my mind like a whirlwind. I will share in more details in another post. The best way to sum up how I felt at that moment and just that first week was just a mixture of awe, disbelief, shock, thankfulness, nervousness, and fear. I felt like I was having an “out of body” experience. like I am an actress.. going through the motions.

Its has since been a crazy few weeks since we found out. Praise God, for this first pregnancy, I actually do not have any symptoms. No morning sickness, no cravings, and no aversions. Because of my lack of symptoms, I didn’t find out till I was basically 8 weeks along. Idk.. maybe thats not too crazy, but I feel like thats pretty late considering first trimester is only 12 weeks?

I am now entering 13 weeks! yay for 2nd trimester πŸ™‚ This surprise has since sunken in and our shock has died down. There are still times when everything feels quite surreal, but Dr. J and I realized that praying intentionally for the baby actually help calm us down. We have since told all our families and friends and made this news public on our private social media accounts.

I am committed to posting more regularly again on the blog and continuing all my previous projects!

Praise God for this wonderful little life He is growing πŸ™‚

Psalm 139:13-14

”Β For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

Stay tuned for some more personal posts about this pregnancy journey in terms of the challenges spiritually and emotionally I faced πŸ™‚


Happily Charting Along,



P.S. I managed to snag this shirt for Dr. J during a post Father’s Day sale! Couldn’t resist.. it was just quite perfect πŸ™‚


1 Comment

  1. Congratulation!! Dr. J & Carrie for being a soon-to-be parents!! Life would be different with this little one, for good. We praise God!! May this pregnancy be smooth & joyous! Need anything, let us know. Much love! M.

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