To say this has been an easy road for my sister would be a bit of an overstatement. If you asked her, she’ll say she’s great and feeling good, but deep down I know she’s totally lying. Being that she is my sister and best friend, she lives around the corner, and we talk everyday, usually multiple times I day, I know that she’s not fine and she is SO not loving this pregnancy thing. She doesn’t like to talk about it because there are so many women in the world, and even in her inner circle, that just can’t get pregnant. She is so grateful to have a happy, healthy baby coming in just 4 short weeks, but the road here has been a bit rocky. With morning sickness and dizziness in the beginning, to the gestational diabetes diagnosis about 10 weeks ago, she’s been through the ringer. Gestational diabetes, or “g-dibs” as we’ve so affectionately deemed it, is no joke. Between taking her blood at least four times a day, to meticulously counting her carb intake, to hearing her constantly say “I can’t eat that”, I must say — I am so proud of my sister. Not only does she look great (she somehow weighs less now than she did when she got pregnant…), but she’s really done anything and everything to make sure Elayna’s life starts as best as it can. It would be so easy to deviate from her diet or forget to check her sugars, but she’s been so diligent about making this right for both herself and my sweet niece. Having lived almost every step of this with her and watching how difficult this has been, I can truly say I am so proud of her and absolutely can’t wait to meet that sweet baby girl. We decided she needed to have a few maternity photos taken, so we set out after her baby shower to grab a few.
Here is my sister, beautifully pregnant.
I kind of love the next two 🙂