Baby Nichols is a.. 🎉🎉🎉! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Braden and I found out by ourselves earlier today, so we had a few hours to process and laugh about all the fun things to come! We shared our news with our fam this afternoon and it was everything! 🎉💙 Baby BOY will be making his debut in June and we already know he has THE BEST grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, every fam member in-between & honorary aunts and uncles! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today wouldn’t have been the same without my girl @kylieannehoppe to capture every bit, we love you so much & are so thankful for you!!!
Day 24🎄Since the day we found out, I’ve been praying for open hands and NO FEAR. Knowing all well that whatever His story is for us, for this baby, is what’s meant to be and is perfect. Walking this season step by step with the Lord has truly taught me so much & has given me a peace I never knew I’d have during a season as new as this one. I’m so thankful for a healthy baby at each appointment, for a body that has already done so much (that is a wild ride in itself), and for gifts that don’t always come under the tree. On a funny note — I’m also thankful for Waffle House hashbrowns, navel oranges, and Chickfila minis — first trimester wouldn’t have been the same without a few of my favorite things 😂 Merry Christmas Eve, friends! #jnp25daysofchristmas
Day 23🎄I think it's safe to say that Katie and John Lawrence are so special to us. Their story is one that truly on the Lord could write — from having a ton of mutual friends & family connections but never meeting, to connecting years later and building a sweet friendship. What makes their story so neat is that it was mostly built over FaceTime and quick visits to Hawaii, where JL is stationed as a dentist in the Navy. They truly built their relationship & foundation from one end of the united states to the other. Yesterday was long awaited for & it's so, so easy to celebrate you two! We love you so much, Mr. and Mrs. Holliday! This day was beautifully photographed #jnpassociate @kylieannehoppe! The absolute best person and best fit for Katie and JL, another sweet little God wink! 😉✨ #jnp25daysofchristmas
Day 22🎄Last night, we went to one of our favorite Christmas gatherings & it was so fun to hug so many friends! We normally travel a decent amount during the holidays, but today we had a slight change in plans & our travel is pushed back to tomorrow. So for today, we’ll be doing lots of lounging and napping like this sleepy guy✨ #jnp25daysofchristmas #ourdogsampson
Day 21🎄 our big news is out, our halls have been decked, and almost all gifts have been wrapped! We got to add another stocking to the mantle this year, and every single time I see it I get the feels😊💕Now we are so ready to see so many friends at our favorite Christmas party tonight, to get to visit some besties in Charleston this weekend, and to make our way to see all of our family for Christmas. This holiday season has already been so special, and it isn’t even Christmas yet!🎄#jnp25daysofchristmas
Day 20🎄October 22nd, the day after we got back from New Orleans, I woke up and thought to myself “I’m going to take a test — simply because I need it to say negative so I can stop thinking about it all week.” I honestly felt no different, I had no signs that told me I was pregnant. I just wanted to take a test to get it off my mind. It’s something I definitely wanted & I struggle with forcing timelines, but I have prayed to be totally open handed with this season, whatever timing God had for us was perfect for me. Well, it wasn’t negative!!! I was completely overwhelmed with emotion in the best way, and Sampson immediately hugged me as I laugh / cried on the bathroom floor 😂 I knew I couldn’t keep this a secret from braden until the end of the week, I needed a plan ASAP to tell him that afternoon. Kylie Anne and I created a little ploy — telling Braden that she needed to “test a new field down the street” for a session she had the next day. With a little grumbling he agreed, and I reminded him that she needed us for like 5 min and that was it! KA and I had a code phrase, something she would say to let me know she was ready. In this moment, I told him I had a little surprise for him... and his rollercoaster of emotions was everything and more. The man COULD NOT STOP LAUGHING 😂 this is one of the top 5 moments of my life so far & I will never ever forget it. I don’t know how we pulled it off, but I’m forever grateful for my girl and partner in crime, @kylieannehoppe. We have this moment captured forever & I’ll always always always be thankful, we love you! Sweet baby, you are already so loved and I absolutely cannot believe I get to be a mama with this man by my side every single step of the way. 💕😭 #jnp25daysofchristmas