hello, fellow roosters! today i get to finally share some very exciting news with you- i'm pregnant! (!!!!). if you've been waiting for me to start sharing some of my 2012 teases, well this is one of them. :) this september, david and i will be celebrating a new birthday, and we couldn't be more excited!
i'm also so very excited to start sharing this experience with you. there's been so many things i've wanted to share with you along the way, and now i finally can! so far, everything has been going really well and it's been a very healthy pregnancy (yeah!). other than some wild food aversions and sleepy afternoons, i'm so thankful to have been feeling pretty good as well.
the reveal: the reveal to our parents turned out just the way i had hoped. we found out just after christmas, so we were able to tell them on new year's eve! after falling in love with this idea, i knew i wanted to tell them by putting my secret in the bottom of a coffee mug. i had each set of parents over (on separate occasions) and served hot chocolate to everyone. the mother's however, got served in one of these special mugs. upon sipping their last gulp, they got surprised with our big news. it was perfect! i had 3 mugs made, so each of them got to keep theirs as a keepsake (we kept one for ourselves as well).
about the mug: after searching for days, i couldn't find anyone selling mugs with messages in them. so, i began researching some local potters, and thankfully stumbled upon kung fu clay in asheville, nc. i saw that she had some stamped ornaments and made mugs as well, so i sent her a message in hopes that she could combine the two and make a few custom mugs for me that said 'i'm pregnant' in the bottom of them. thankfully, she was thrilled to take on the project and was so much fun to work with! i'm also really happy to say that since then, she's started making 'message me mugs' with all kinds of sayings in the bottom, see them here!
all photos © bonnie christine, going home to roost.