Monday, June 8, 2015

And if you don't you know...

In my last blog post I went into some details of the madness of the last 3 months of my life.... well, as you are going to find out, I left out one little (okay HUGE) growing detail. So lets back this up a bit....

2.5 years ago I met a human who I knew, from the night we met, would have a huge impact on my life. He quickly became my best friend, my confidant, & my other half. He slowly became the man I fell in love with. Believe me, it took us both by surprise. As time went on, we grew together, committed to a relationship, ended said relationship (a couple of times), started a clothing business together, and supported each other in our separate ventures, etc. Regardless of where our situations took us, we were always there for each other, steadfast & constant. 

Well, we are now embarking on the BIGGEST venture together! It is not April 1st. This is not a drill......This is real life.
 Mimi Knowles & I are having a baby!
*insert obnoxious squeals of excitement & terror*

We have been able to share this surprising, amazing, unexpected, very unplanned news with our close friends & family & are so grateful for the support we have already received from them. 

Let me clear some things up for those of you who are scratching your heads in shock and confusion:

1. We have no plans to be married. We both agreed in the beginning that getting married just because we are having a baby would be hasty and irresponsible for us. We will however continue to be each other's partner's and biggest support. 

2. We will continue to pursue our passions. We made promises to both ourselves and each other that no matter how crazy this gets that Baby's needs come first, but to be the best parents we can be to this little babe, we will continue to work tirelessly toward our dreams. We are both more motivated than ever! 

Now for the pregnancy details. 

I am 16 weeks. Yes folks, you read that right, I am 4 months along! Baby will be due mid November! So if any of you have seen me since March I have been growing a little infant friend! Surprise!

I am going to probably upset a majority of my pregnant friends right now, so I apologize in advance. 

I realized I was pregnant at the beginning of April. I was working full time, doing hair 16 hours a week, & launching Be More Collection during this time. I mentioned in my previous post that I was EXHAUSTED working on all of my ventures, well throw growing a baby in the mix & I have no clue how I was actually functioning as a human. I was nauseous from about week 5 to 8, but didn't toss my cookies once! Talk about blessed. Once I realized I just needed to keep my tummy full all day, the nausea subsided & I was back in business as a regularly functioning Tara. One who, took naps daily to stay alive. Soda became the most disgusting thing to me in the first few weeks so when I would roll up to Sodalicious every day asking for a water everyone was very, very confused. Now you all know why! The moment I thought of food, saw someone consuming something on instagram, or heard someone talk about a restaurant, I needed whatever it was IMMEDIATELY. Nothing else would suffice. I gained about 10lbs in 2 weeks, so that was fun...........since that initial growth I have plateaued. thankfully.

Now that I am in my second trimester Baby is about the size of an avocado & about 3-5 oz (whatever that means). I have more energy than I ever have & honestly other than my growing belly and occasional weird tummy pains, I forget I am pregnant some moments. Everyone says you turn into a crazy emotional wreck when you're pregnant... well, I feel more normal than ever. So maybe I was just super imbalanced before? Either way, I am super into this pregnancy thing, other than the trying to wear clothing and getting a little ragey when I can't wear normal jeans. They are NOT an option for my life any longer. Stretchy pants and dresses are my go to now! Praise all things that it's summer & I can wear a dress on the daily. 

I am so excited to share this experience & my growing little dude or lady with all of you & I am grateful for the love & support that has already been shown to Me, Mimi & Baby! 

Let there be no question.... Baby will be a Knowles bc Beyonce. duh.

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  1. Congraulations pretty mama. I remember looking over at the airport before we had met + you kissed his shoulder without saying anything. A nonchalant act of love that stopped me in my tracks + makes me ask myself, am I a good spouse? No clue of your growing bebe, your relationship, your story, really anything at all. Mad respect from this mama! That is one lucky little human coming to a beautiful place! Excited to follow along your adventures in motherhood. xx

  2. Can I ask where your dress is from? It looks amazing on you!