Earlier this week on social media, we finally got to share the biggest, most exciting news of our marriage:

We’re going to be PARENTS!!

When we first found out, it felt something like this: 

We’re having a baby.

We’re having a baby!

WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!

To say we’re overjoyed would be an understatement. 

Our hearts are so full. We are so grateful that God is trusting us with this little life and we’re in awe every day of His plans and this process. 

Seeing the second pink line appear did more than reveal a biological fact. It unlocked a spiritual truth that we’d always heard about from our own parents, and partially understood, but until that moment, could’ve never fully known: unexplainable unconditional love.

To everyone who reached out this week to offer congratulations, thank you so much. We’re undeserving of your overwhelming outpouring, and humbled by your encouraging words and supportive prayers. We know that every day is a gift, so for Amy’s health and the baby’s, too, we’d be honored if you’d continue to pray with us throughout this pregnancy.

That said, so much has happened since we found out that we’ve by dying to share with you… but just couldn’t until we finished the first trimester. Not to fear, though! We’ve been keeping a list! So, without further adieu, here are some highlights, lowlights and real-lights from the past few months.

— “Morning” sickness. That’s funny. We didn’t realize that “morning” actually meant “every hour you’re awake.” YIKES!! We have a whole new appreciation for mamas everywhere!

— Amy’s basically spent the entire summer in bed. She’s been dealing with intense nausea, lost ten pounds in her sixth week and survived on popsicles, saltines and a whole lotta prayer.

— On the bright side, we watched two entire seasons of Project Runway in one week.

— Things have improved over time and the food aversions have gotten less severe, but the cravings/aversion situation have really kept Jordan on his toes.

— I really think I want plain noodles. *Jordan sweetly prepares and serves Amy plain noodles* Oh no. I can’t even look at these noodles. 

— It’s been so hard for Amy to figure out what she can stomach that the world kind of stops when she finally thinks of something she wants to eat.

PANCAKES!!

— We’ve switched natural deodorant companies three times. Because Amy can smell.

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

— Thus, new house rules…

1. Jordan now showers immediately after getting home from the gym.

2. Jordan does not pass gas in the same room. Amy never found it amusing before she was pregnant. But she now treats it almost as seriously as the United Nations every time North Korea does a nuclear test.

PLAIN CHEERIOS!!

— When we told Amy’s mom, she screamed… and broke the sound barrier.

— When we told Jordan’s mom, she screamed… and lost a bet.

— When we told Amy’s 85-year-old grandpa, he was wearing a Make America Great Again hat. We told him we were trying… one little Demos at a time 🙂

POTATOES!!

— Just looking at some foods (namely anything green) activates Amy’s gag reflex. So, Jordan either a) eats dinner alone or b) builds a literal barricade around his plate so she can’t see what’s on it.

— Carbs. Carbs. Carbs!!

— We’re pretty sure Mr. Carson, our cat, already knows Amy’s pregnant, because he burrows into her belly whenever he can and purrs like we’ve never heard before. He’s going to be very disappointed when we don’t bring home a kitten.

— PREGGIE POPS!!

— Jordan’s cried more in the past 30 days than he did in his first 30 years. Including every time Amy shows him her “bump.” Which still kinda looks likes like she just had one too many burritos.

— Speaking of the bump, Jordan’s is still bigger than Amy’s. #dadbod

Jordan: You’ve never looked more beautiful.

— Amy: Thank you. Please don’t touch me.

— Regularly, Jordan reminds Amy that male Emperor Penguins carry the eggs for their mates and keep them warm for two months, and if he could, he would.

— Lesson: It’s never a good idea to tell your wife that you would carry the baby if you could… when you know full well you can’t and never could.

— MUFFINS!!

— Speaking of muffins, Jordan and the night shift employees at the grocery store on a first name basis.

— We WILL be finding out the gender. We don’t have names picked out yet, but we keep joking with our family and friends that it’s going to the highest bidder. So far, no offers.

— Amy successfully filmed our entire business course. With a plate of french fries hidden behind her laptop.

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177 comments

    Jamie

    Oh my gosh you guys are my favorite. (first because you love Gilmore Girls)
    but this blog post is the sweetest. I'm sorry you're experiencing "Morning" sickness, Amy!
    Congratulations on your wonderful blessing, and many prayers for a healthy baby and lots of love from now till forever! Thanks for sharing your wonderful news!
    (and what was the bet Jordan's mom lost!?!??!)

    Christy Vincent

    I LOVE everything about this post! I feel like I'm living and learning all of this with you guys. So excited for all of you.

    Misty

    Awwwww... I love everything about this! And yes! Super noses are a real thing when you're pregnant!!! So so real!

    Claire

    SO excited for you guys! We tried to sell naming rights to our caboose baby because we were struggling to come up with a name. My brother offered several grand to name him Horatio... we didn't go through with it, but it wasn't the worst idea ever. Kiddos can be expensive!

    So happy for you two and wishing you many blessings for a healthy pregnancy and baby! <3

    Lainey F

    Oh. My. GOODNESS!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! This was a great blog post, keep them coming!! We love seeing the little insights into your world. So happy for you!!! With you in thought and in prayer!!

    Anna Berry

    Guys...I hope ALL these things are full truth. Because it's just too funny and real. So excited for you both, and I hope the rest of the pregnancy gets easier! ;)

    Erika

    So excited for y'all!! With my boys I was queasy the first two months and ate Hot Tamales like crazy! The cinnamon flavor kept the waves at bay. Can't wait to follow along!

    Liberty Cameron

    I am OVER THE MOON excited for you both!! You are going to be the BEST parents, I can't wait to watch you and your sweet baby!!!! Congratulations just doesn't seem like enough, God is Amazing!!! Love you both!!

    Jessica

    I feel you Amy! I was sick the moment I saw the 2 pink lines and continued to be sick for months. It did get better but the first trimeter I lived on baked potatoes and oyster crackers and sprite. I too also lost 10 lbs. It's so tough right now and surreal but it will get better I promise. Jordan hang in there too pal you're doing a great job!

    Darlene

    Best blog post ever! You guys are the sweetest. May God continue to bless you.

    Ashley

    I'm so excited for you both!! It's such a journey. Pregnancy nose is def a real thing, morning sickness eventually goes away (I promise), and those food aversions will just keep changing! I ate oatmeal every single day of my life before I was pregnant and have barely touched it since :( My daughter just turned 3! haha.

    Janelle

    Congrats J&A! You two are going to be fantastic parents!! And I can confirm that cats do in fact know. One of our three in particular looooved cussing against my belly, but she's the one who avoids our baby the most! Go figure :)

    Leena John

    So happy for you both. Every time I hear you speak I feel you shine the love and light of Christ. That's honestly the first thing that drew me to your courses - then the fact that you are both AMAZING at what you do. You both will be awesome parents also! God bless you on this journey!

    Miriam

    Awww that is so amazing! (Not the nausea and sickness and all that) but a baby!!! That picture is incredibly sweet! I wish you all the best!!!

    Victoria Corcoran

    This list is the absolute sweetest! So glad you are tracking these things - one day you will want to look back and remember them! I threw up for 15 weeks straight with my first but it does get better! Just wait until you feel the baby kick for the first time - it is all worth it. Ahh, you guys are going to love being parents! Praying for a smooth healthy pregnancy and an easy dilivery and recovery!! I can't wait to follow your journey!

    Kim

    Haha! I'm pretty sure I survived my first trimester in French Fries and Frozen yogurt! Congrats

    Abby Speth

    So beyond thrilled for you two! Although I don't know you personally, your encouragement and expertise in business and photography has tremendously blessed me in my life and I feel like I know you guys :) So it's a joy to see such a blessing come into your lives! Enjoy every moment..when people say it goes by in the blink of an eye...they are telling the truth ❤praying for you and your little one!

    Marcia Florian

    What an absolutely wonderful & beautiful blog! You 2 have done such a good job over the years of documenting and sharing your many great gifts, skills and accomplishments. You are creating a living diary for yourselves, your many readers and for your soon to be child(ren) to read, over and over. Congratulations you two. I am honored to be one of your many followers and students.

    Trisha

    Haha, totally cracked up at the deoderant comment! I feel ya Amy! My husband stunk so bad to me throughout my whole pregnancy and a little while after! We tried new soaps and deoderants! I still think he would have smelt better if he would've rolled in dirt for a while :) Best wishes for you too! Plus, morning sickeness is HARD! You've got this Amy!...and Jordan ;)

    Elizabeth Zehr

    This whole post made me SO happy! Oh my goodness! Amy and Jordan, you will be the best parents. God has given this little one the best start to life. Congratulations! I will continue to pray for you!

    Jennifer

    I survived my pregnancy on carbs alone. My sickness never went away but it was just nausea for a while, the moment you get that first real kick you forget everything else. Congratulations, on over the moon for y'all. You be incredible parents! Jordan, all yoi Can do is encourage and gives back/foot rubs !

    Erica Hayes

    Oh my goodness, I love this!! Haha I'm literally laughing out loud because it's all so true. If Jon even used to even mention a food that didn't sound good, he got THE look! I'm so sorry you've been so sick though, Amy :( Hopefully you have heard that come the 2nd trimester, it's like the switch is flipped and you feel human again and will enjoy more food!

    Jon and I couldn't be any happier for you guys though!! Amy you have the beautiful pregnancy GLOW and Jordan, Jon can totally relate to all the tears flowing but just wait to your little one is here haha! We used to cry together just standing and watching our babies sleep :)
    God is SO good and we will be praying for a healthy pregnancy, a healthy mama and a healthy baby! Love you guys!

    Shannon Cummins

    I'm so excited for ya'll!!! I needed the laugh of this blog post today! I hope the all day sickness goes soon and you can enjoy just being pregnant. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy, baby and momma and for Jordan to have Godly wisdom before he speaks... Congratulations!

    Leigh Ann

    Super nose!!!(that's what my husband calls it) Lol!!! That one may or may not get more intense with every baby you have! ???? SO incredibly happy for you guys!!! The whole process is seriously the most amazing thing you could ever experience. May God bless you with a textbook pregnancy and delivery!

    Leigh Ann

    Super nose!!!(that's what my husband calls it) Lol!!! That one may or may not get more intense with every baby you have!???? SO incredibly happy for you guys!!! The whole process is seriously the most amazing thing you could ever experience. May God bless you with a textbook pregnancy and delivery!

    Lisa

    Haha this is priceless!! Congratulations you have the most amazing journey ahead that you can't even imagine how wonderful (and equally as challenging)it will be. I am so happy for you. Just for the record I survived on boiled baby gourmet potatoes covered in sour cream and salt for 20 weeks, three times....mmmm carbs. Enjoy your journey xx

    Stephanie

    I could not love this blog anymore! I love the detailed recording of special moments! We are all cheering you guys on and praying for an enjoyable 2nd an 3rd trimester!

    Karlee Jaramillo

    Oh my goodness I lost 10 pounds in the first trimester too! It was rough, I feel ya girl! We literally are the same with every symptom which makes my guess a girl :) So excited you guys!!

    Elizabeth

    Oh my YES YES YES YES YESSSSSS!!!! I am rejoicing with you two!!! Talk about like the best parents evahhhh. Can't wait to "meet" this little Demos!!! Ahhhhhhh. <3333

    Jessica Rice

    This is the LITERAL best and ALL I wanted when I was pregnant was muffins hahaha, and now that my boy is 6 months old I still only want muffins hahahahahah!!!! So excited for you guys!

    Celia

    So excited for you and your families, Amy & Jordan! Sending you good vibes for the morning sickness to be a distant memory soon! Keeping you in my thoughts for a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby!

    Kelsey

    CONGRATULATIONS! You two are going to be the cutest parents - what a wonderful blessing!! <3

    Val Duvick

    You two are the sweetest and this was SO fun to read! CONGRATS! Praying for a smooth and healthy pregnancy and delivery!

    Angela Harrison

    Congratulations guys I know this is such an exciting time for you and your family. I wish you the best of luck and I know you're going to be over legal aid with the new edition

    Anjeanette

    Yay!!! Oh my gosh congrats! That is very exciting, happy, life changing news :)

    I just relicated to Az from Tn and one of my thoughts was "oh! Maybe someday I will get to meet A+J (my nickname is Ayjey)
    So maybe we will meet at a mommy group- jk my kids are older :)

    Enjoy your pancakes!!!! Get some ginger chews from World Market to help with the morning sick woes- they are yummy. And that part only lasts a little while!

    Lacy Arnold

    Congratulations! Hope your pregnancy smooths out and gets a little easier for you. Babies are so much fun.

    Joanna

    Congratulations!!! What an exciting time for you both. I was not a happy pregnant person. Although I didn't have much in the way of morning sickness my babies were big, really big so near the end I was very uncomfortable. Nothing glowing about me, haha!! Remember, Pregnancy = Unlimited foot rubs!!!

    Keshia

    Wow u guys!! My eyes welled up with tears for the two of you!!! What an awesome picture and thank u for sharing the news!!! My daughter is expecting in about 30 days. AND yes I did her 'Baby Bump' pictures and this weekend "Baby Shower'.. any last minute advice on THAT one?? Lol.
    First Katelyn and now you guys! Beautiful. Here's to taking beautiful pictures and growing families

    lenya McGrath

    SO happy for you guys! Congratulations

    Joanna

    Congratulations!!! What an exciting time for you both. I was not a happy pregnant person. Although I didn't have much in the way of morning sickness my babies were big, really big so near the end I was very uncomfortable. Nothing glowing about me, haha!!

    HAHA SO FUNNY!!!

    OH MY GOAWSH. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    God bless you both, .. you three!! <3

    Tina

    I just can't take how cute all of this is! I'm so, so thrilled for you guys!!! We can't wait to meet Baby Demos!!! Sending you so much love and light!

    As a mom of four (ages 29, 27, 17 and 15) I can only give one piece of advice that will work in any sitautation. Love intensely, take a deep breath before commenting when your child tells you something you don't want to hear, pray all the time, and teach them about God. This has worked for me and I hope it helps you.

    Nicole

    GAHH congrats again!! I am SO excited for you guys!!!!! You're going to be THE best parents!!! Hopefully will be seeing this little bump at United!!

    As a mom of four (ages 29, 27, 17 and 15) I can only give one piece of advice that will work in any sitautation. Love intensely, take a deep breath before commenting when your child tells you something you don't want to hear, pray all the time, and teach them about God. This has worked for me and I hope it helps you.

    Cynde

    GOSH! My pregnancy was so uneventful (perfect, don't get me wrong, i just sorta bypassed the cravings, nausea, and pretty-much-everything)...but this post almost makes me feel like I missed out!! I'd congratulate ya' guys...but everyone's already done that! I want to congratulate the soon to be most-photographed baby in the world that just hit the jackpot by scoring what can quite possibly be THE MOST AWESOME PARENTS EVER!!

    Shawn

    Congratulations!! You two are so adorable and I look forward to following along in your blog! Sorry about the 'morning' sickness - as I am sure you have had lots of advice -- I am about to throw one in too......FLAT COKE!!! Honestly, I tried everything that people said to me and nothing worked. One night I was super thirsty and the only thing left was a coke that was left out. I drank it with a couple of ice cubes to cool it off.....it was definitely flat (not one bubble!). I never had 'morning' sickness after that! It was a miracle!! So there is another lil bit of advice!! My prayers are with you two.

    Amy Brown

    So much congratulations!!! You two are the sweetest and that baby will know so much love! A new home and a new baby what a beautiful new season!!

    Amy Brown

    So much congratulations!!! You two are the sweetest and that baby will know so much love! A new home and a new baby what a beautiful new season!!

    Cynde

    WAAAY late here, but WOW! My pregnancy was so uneventful (perfect, don't get me wrong, i just sorta bypassed the cravings, nausea, and pretty-much-everything)...but this post almost makes me feel like I missed out!! I'd congratulate ya' guys...but everyone's already done that! I want to congratulate the soon to be most-photographed baby in the world that just hit the jackpot by scoring what can quite possibly be THE MOST AWESOME PARENTS EVER!!

    Christine

    Aw, the world will be a better place with you guys parenting.

    A.) If you need someone to fill Amy's shoes I'll come to AZ in one heartbeat. *starts packing hopefully.*

    B.) I can also come be your nanny, I understand your work, I used to work in a pre-school and I speak three languages! Can't wait to hear either way! *winky face*

    Amy Brown

    So much congratulations!!! You two are the sweetest, that baby is going to know so much love!! A new home and a new baby, what a new exciting season!

    Tanya Gonzalez

    You're having a boy! I'll bet on that :) Congrats. It's seriously a complete blessing.

    Tialyn

    This is by far the best blog post yet! So happy for you guys! You will be amazing parents!

    Michelle Glaittli

    You two are hilarious and this post is the best!! Congrats!!!

    didget

    thank you both so much for sharing such great news with all of us....I do applaud you on keeping it secret for the 1st trimester tho......it can be very heartbreaking to tell the world about such joy only to have GOD call his little angel back home before we even get to meet him/her.....will be keeping ya'll in my prayers.....please keep us updated as how things are going......I can already imagine ALL the photos this sweet little bundle of joy will have to endure HAHA.....take care...oh and I'm absolutely dying to hear what the bet was that jordans mom lost HINT HINT

    Natasha Wainscott

    Congratulations!!!

    Jiza

    Congratulations! What a wonderful surprise seeing your newsletter email in my inbox with the exciting news! As a mama of 4, this blog post was every bit awesome and I fully appreciated it. LOL. I hope you feel better soon, Amy!

    Dawn

    What a blessed event to talk about and share!!! God is good and he couldn't have blessed that little one more than with you both! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear more stories!!

    Dawn Armstrong

    What a blessed event to talk about and share!!! God is good and he couldn't have blessed that little one more than with you both! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to hear more stories!!

    Claudia Parker

    This is absolutely wonderful! I'm just thrilled for you two! Congratulations, wishing you an easy pregnancy, delivery and a happy, healthy baby!!!

    Teresa Arthur

    Sweetness overload! Precious! Congrats!

    Gina Purcell

    You two are going to be amazing parents!!! I'm sooo happy and excited for you. May God continue to bless you All and the little one in Amy's belly!! Parenthood is he best blessing in the universe! Xo

    Michelle g

    Love it all!

    Kat

    First of - Congratulations!! You will be great parents to this little baby!

    Kyle rapp

    Very sweet post! My Wife Melanie had very intense nausea as well and she was loosing more cookies than she could keep down. I say all that to say that if Amy's is bad enough, check with yalls doctor about a nonprescription sleep aid called Unisom. We hated taking anything while she was pregnant, but at least she could eat food and burnish our baby. Thought I would share since yalls story sounded exactly like ours. :) take care!

    Cathy Fraser

    I am so HAPPY for you BOTH! Congratulations and I can't wait to see the newest Demos on the planet! You both will be amazing parents and I'm sure we all will be reading the cutest, funniest posts of your new parenthood escapades! ????????❤️

    Renee Lanza

    Congratulations! I was wondering when you two were going to add to the family! These are amazing times in your lives...be sure to ENJOY it. Looking forward to the shift in your portfolio to add those baby & family images! ;)

    Kyle rapp

    congratulations! And very sweet post! My Wife Melanie had very intense nausea as well and she was loosing more cookies than she could keep down. I say all that to say that if Amy's is bad enough, check with yalls doctor about a nonprescription sleep aid called Unisom. We hated taking anything while she was pregnant, but at least she could eat food and burnish our baby. Thought I would share since yalls story sounded exactly like ours. :) take care!

    Alisha

    ^^THIS^^ ALL of this!!! Right?!?! And when that beautiful little baby enters this world, you'll see other mums in a whole new light, and with SO much more respect! The struggle is real y'all! But Amy and Jordan, it's the best damn adventure you'll take! So much joy and love, so enjoy the journey guys and congratulations!

    Charles Rollins

    Major congrats to you both. I have no children so I can only try to imagine how happy you are. From what I'm told I need to pass on: Amy have patience with Jordan and Jordan, have patience with Amy and go outside to pass gas LOL. Best of everything to the both of you.

    Shauna

    Oh my goodness this is so perfectly worded and I cannot even begin to describe how happy we are for you two! You are both SO loved and we can't wait for #babydemos to take over the world by your side. #demosevasion ????

    OMGosh that's wonderful news! We are so happy for you guys. I guess I should be looking for a mini #makeamericagreat hat (a nod to grandpa) + your addition to America. xo

    Vanessa Hicks

    This is such incredible news!!!! From following you guys at the start of my career, and meeting you at United last year, the faith, love and grace you have with each other, your business, and us other photographers is phenomenal! It's still one of my goals to attend a workshop, just hard now that we live in Hawaii!!! Congratulations on this next chapter! I can't wait to follow along and see the love you have for this baby!!

    Jane

    Congrats you two!!! You're going to make wonderful parents. Hope you're feeling better soon, Amy!

    Suzanne Martin

    So thrilled for you both. My 'morning' sickness disappeared as soon as my beautiful girl came into the world. Praying everything goes well . Cant wait to hear your next instalments !

    Martha Fauber

    Congratulations and mega blessings to you both. Coming soon:- A&J Newborn Photography Course! I can so relate to all of your comments. my poor husband... he would go out to the store (we lived way out in the country) to get what I NEEDED to eat, and by the time he got back with it, I just COULDN'T!! Prayers for a healthy baby Demos!

    Joellyn

    So, so happy for you two, three. You are so sweet and you're going to make fantastic parents. And I love this post because I was unable to give birth to children (we adopted) but I feel like I'm understanding the journey clearly. Sending prayers and hugs to one of the sweetest couples I feel like I 'know' but have never actually met. Thank you for sharing. ????

    Lisa

    Oh my goodness! Such sweetness could only be found where true love abides. I'm so happy for y'all--and I hope Amy's feeling much better in the next few weeks! Love the adorable photo with the ultrasound of your little miracle!! Heartfelt congratulations~

    Lisa West

    Oh my goodness! Such sweetness could only be found where true love abides. I'm so happy for y'all--and I hope Amy's feeling much better in the next few weeks! Love the adorable photo with the ultrasound of your little miracle!! Heartfelt congratulations~

    Erica Blume

    Congratulations on starting down the WONDERFUL road of parenting...and I do have teenagers! : ) God is faithful. Thank you so much for sharing the faith and prayers aspect of your lives in this announcement!

    Meggie Taylor

    I just love you so much!! This is the sweetest post! Keeping you and Baby Demos in our prayers! :)

    Evelyn

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

    You will never know the love you have for a child until you have your very own. God bless you both!

    Lisa Schaaf

    I'm so super excited for you both. Having children is such a great blessing! I remember EVERYTHING being the same for me, especially the super sense of smell! And living in Korea at the time, that was not fun, I too stayed in a lot my first trimester! I can't wait to follow your journey!! Your world is going to change but so much for the better!!!

    Evelyn????

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

    You will never know the love you have for a child until you have your very own. God bless you both!

    Michele Bergermann

    Congratulations! Wishing you all the best! Rest up while you can!

    Regina Bowe

    So excited for you both! I have to say, I was wondering when a little bundle of joy was going to be making its way into your new home! It seemed like the perfect timing...
    Reading your post brought me back to my own pregnancies! I had the exact same experience! I can't smell for ANYTHING-but when I was pregnant look out!!! So, your explanations of food and smells brought a smile (empathy included) to my face. I get you, Amy! As for being parents-there is no doubt that you will be some of the best out there! I am sending positive vibes and prayers your way! Sooooo super excited for you two! This will be the best time of your life! xoxo

    Sandy Berry

    I love you guys!! Ahh I'm so excited for you two :D I love your comments and stories. "You look beautiful! Thank you, please don't touch me." haha. I'm looking forward to more stories. I'll be praying for everyone's health!

    Sandra Murner

    You guys are so cute... thanks for sharing your post and most of all...Congrats and have fun...enjoy every minute, Amy I hope you feel better son.

    Sandra Murner

    You guys are so cute... thanks for sharing your post and most of all...Congrats and have fun...enjoy every minute, Amy I hope you feel better soon.

    Velda

    You two are the cutest couple EVER! Your baby is going to be so blessed to have you as parents!
    Hang in there Amy! You and the future Queen are going through this together.
    It will pass!!
    God bless you both as well as your precious new baby!!!! JOY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cari Ellen

    Congrats you guys!!! I think you are the cutest couple EVER, and that's saying a lot cause me and my hubby are pretty damn cute. I'm thrilled for you and so excited to follow this new precious part of your journey... xoxoxo

    Stacie Muller

    Amy and Jordan!! So so excited to hear this amazing news!! Congratulations to you two and your families!!

    Marcia

    Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing to you guys and your family. Can't wait to see your bundle of joy!!!

    Tara

    This is the best news I've heard all week! I am so excited for you two! You're going to be rockstar parents! Praying for you three!

    Esther Chan

    Im sooooo happy for you! Congratulations and thank you for the hilarious breakdown of your past weeks. Blessings and prayers going your way!

    Devon Stoebe

    This is amazing, I laughed, I cried!! I am so so excited for you both! One of the first times I met you both was a shoot and share event in 2014 ????. Amy talked to us at the end for those of us who had babies/kids (which I did) and she teared up saying how much she appreciated us as parents and how hard we worked. She just was so sincere, I always knew you guys were going to be rock star parents at that moment. I am so excited to watch you along the way to parenthood one fry at a time ????.

    Michelle Groom

    Congrats! Children are a gift for God. So excited for you guys and wishing you many blessings for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!!!

    Kendra Tann

    Yeah! Congratulations!!!!!! Now we get to see you all possibly discuss newborn sessions(?) ???? -Mama of 4!

    Stacy

    Your news just made my heart SMILE. Congratulations to you both!!

    Stacy C

    Your news just made my heart SMILE. Congratulations to you both!!

    Komal

    You guys are so sweet and this post is the best! So happy for you guys and can't wait to see baby Demos! Congratulations ❤️❤️

    Morgan

    Oh my goodness I'm so excited for you guys!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!

    what a wonderful little blessing! You are going to be wonderful parents!! Love your pictures announcing the coming of your little one. May God continue to bless you and guide you in this new adventure!

    melitsa Pena

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I've been reading your stuff for years and always secretly looking forward to following your journey when you become parents!

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I've been reading your stuff for years and always secretly looking forward to following your journey when you become parents! (from a wedding photographer mama of 3)

    Linda

    Well this is probably the cutest pregnancy announcement photo I've ever seen!! Congratulations to you both! Parenthood is the most amazing and wild adventure!

    Shelia

    What exciting news! So happy Amy and Jordan for you and your family!

    Ailea

    I love love love this post! What has impressed me the most about you two is all the love you have for each other. There's so much of it, It just seems to burst forth! Two people with so much love for each other can't help but make amazing parents. Congratulations!!

    Sherry

    Congrats! Sounds like me when I was pregnant! Smells were the worst...well, so was the morning sickness and the throwing up everyday for 3.5 months! :-D Enjoy these moments and cherish every minute.

    Christi

    Guys, I love this! ???? Thank you for sharing in such a personal way, and so funny. ???? I love your joy over this gift of life that God has blessed you with! Suddenly God unconditional love becomes SO much more real when you have kids. Because no matter what they do, you will always love them.(our kids are truly our refining process but they also bring us some of our greatest joy!) parenting tip: James 1:5 ???? Blessings.

    Elsie

    You guys, I totally get it. This was me and my husband last summer. He was running a political campaign, and I was working from home in bed in my underwear every day because everything felt uncomfortable. Sorry TMI, but really not much is TMI when you have a baby. Sweet Amy, I wish I lived close by so I could help you get through this. I was not a just morning sickness girl either. I lived on cucumbers, green beans, and watermelon. Seriously a test of faith, but sometimes when I was alone, I would feel God telling me He was with me, even though it totally sucked. I absolutely will be praying for both of you because this is a wonderful, beautiful, and yet seriously intense season. So many opportunities for God to show us He actually means His promises. Being on the other side, I am crazy in love with my little boy, and I am in awe of how development in the womb brings this miracle, his personality, his merry laugh, and what makes his little lip pout. I am sure you have so much advice flooding in,so just know you are not alone, and we are praying here in Minnesota. ❤️

    Sierra Clausen

    Yayy! Congrats! I can't wait to see ALL of the adorable baby pics you will take!

    Blessings to you and the baby,
    Sierra

    Briana

    I was grinning while reading this whole post. You two are going to be the most incredible parents! So happy for y'all!

    Briana Visser

    I am beyond excited for you two! I loved every bit of this! It made me giggle! God is so good! Again, CONGRATULATIONS <3!

    Laura Matthews

    This is just awesome! Congrats to you guys! You're going to be amazing parents! And Amy, I completely went through the intense nausea thing during the first part of my pregnancy. I lost too much weight and was even out on bed rest at only 7 weeks! Praying for you!

    Lydia

    Oh my word!! I was SUPER excited to see this post!! Y'all are gonna be such wonderful and awesome parents :) Can't wait to see pics of the new Demos addition ;) Congrats y'all!!

    Caroline

    Congrats- becoming parents is the best job ever! My 2nd pregnancy was similar to yours, two things turned the tide for me Cheerios (w/bananas a great source of the B6 vitamin), and Rainbow brand of prenatal vitamins (there's ginger in them!).
    Can't wait to hear what you're having and to keep cheering you on.

    Shannon

    So excited for the both of you!! Congratulations! Parenthood is such a blessing. It has its highs and lows but in the end those little tiny humans make it all worth it! You will both be amazing parents!!

    Oh my word!! I was SUPER excited to see this post!! Y'all are gonna be such wonderful and awesome parents :) Can't wait to see pics of the new Demos addition ;) Congrats y'all!!

    Barb

    Congratulations! That is the very best news for your entire family! It is safe to say that your baby will be beautiful AND the luckiest baby....ever! You will be the most caring, loving, devoted parents AND you will have the most breathtaking newborn portraits ever taken! I have added all 3 of you to my prayers!

    Jen

    Such exciting news! Loved everything about this post! Hysterical! Prayers for a smooth pregnancy and healthy baby and Mommy! Congrats!

    I am over the moon for you both!!! Amy I can honestly say I know EXACTLY how you feel! With my first pregnancy the smell of garlic, buffalo wings, men's cologne (any perfume or scents for that matter) was gagging! I honestly prayed one night I would lose my sense of smell altogether! I was in so much much pain those first few weeks I thought I was having a tubular pregnancy, only to find out after a trip to the ER I had an ovarian cyst the size of baseball. I was constantly told from every mom I knew it would be a boy! Nope- it was a girl!!! My second pregnancy the all day sickness kicked in, I'd be lucky if it was only in the morning. I could not stand the site of meat or anything cooked in general. Andrew wasn't even allowed to eat if I was in the house unless it was part of my 2 food groups... fresh fruit and carbs (preferably white bread, saltines or French fries (the only cooked product). Again with the pain and now bleeding... off to the ER we went assuming I was having a miscarriage only to find out it was an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit! Again everyone told me "it must be a boy"... even we believed it, what a shock to find out we would be having a girl!

    The third- well that was the worst! With all my scent and food phobias I got stuck making thanksgiving dinner. I don't know if it was the pain in abdomen or the smell of everything but I passed out while cooking. Off we go agin to the ER- this time I had two ovarian cysts one the size of a grapefruit and the other just slightly smaller. The doctors were unsure this time if they would go away on their own. So I spent the night in the ER while they monitored me. After feeling slightly better I was sent home to watch and wait. After another 6 weeks the pain subsided and we found out at 12 weeks we were having another girl!!! As the nurse put it "yup I see the the little hamburger patty"... to which I replied "so there is no way that could be a hot dog?" Ha! In the third trimester they discovered I had polyhydramnios... that was a blast ????
    I know you have lite and lots of friends and family to support you both during this time. Just know you both will always be in my prayers, and if you ever need anything don't hesitate to reach out!!!

    Hugs and Kisses to all three of you!

    Wendy

    So so happy for you guys! I was laughing so hard reading this because 1. My husband had to change deodorants every time I was pregnant and 2. Late night trips for him to the grocery store for chocolate mud pie and tator tots were not uncommon and 3. I lived off plain Cheerios for every 2st trimester!The best of times, and the worst of times. Congrats!

    Christy

    Try getting those sea bands for the morning sickness. They saved my life with my third baby. MAYBE they will help you too. Congratulations! And enjoy every minute!!!!

    Ellen

    I love this SO much!! And it brings back so many memories! My boy is almost two now.. time sure does fly!
    Congratulations to you two! I'm so incredibly excited for you and want to thank you for sharing your adventures with us! Good luck with all that is ahead! What an amazingly wonderful chapter in life you are beginning ❤️

    Stephanie Smith

    Wow! Congratulations! This post made me laugh and smile. It brought back all those memories when I too couldn't look, smell, or think of food. Ginger ale, blueberry muffins, cold bananas, applesauce and ginger snap cookies seemed to help for me! It may not seem like it now but it does go by quickly. Enjoy these last moments where it's just the two of you!

    Taylor Ingles

    CONGRATS!! Love you guys so much and your values and what you believe in and how you speak so boldly about your faith!

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    https://thrivemarket.com/herban-cowboy-maximum-protection-deodorant-stick-forest-scent?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pla&ccode=FIRST3&ccode_force=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw3MPNBRDjARIsAOYU6x8ad4NrS6qo728Z-4T3qIZ444p4H714uTQkjAy0jmkBdnFg1qOdPPYaAsCoEALw_wcB

    Amanda

    Probably my favorite blog to date, my face hurts from smiling so much! Congratulations to both of you! Your love story is something most of us can only dream about, and that story is only going to get better through this journey! Sending many prayers and blessings your way <3

    Emily Dykstra

    "Morning" sickness. How they toy with us.

    CHIPS!!!

    Francisco

    I like your photos, your approach to wedding Photography, but this blogue was fabulous.

    Congratulations and enjoy All the pros and cons of this wonderful phase of your life... That will Change for ever

    Francisco

    Vlad Ilaș

    Congratulations! I'm happy for you guys! :)

    Cherie

    Congratulations, that is really great news. My prayers are with both of you.

    Bonnie

    Congratulations. Your baby is lucky to have such loving and caring parents. It will be a wonderful next stage in your life together.

    Karen Howes

    Sweet Lord Jesus, all the potato I could fit in. And that craving-that-turns-into-aversion as soon as you see or smell said item is The Worst. Our cats (1 in particular) knew I was prego, she was extra cuddly - & they both brought me gifts
    on the day I went into labour! I'm pretty sure the 1 thought I did bring home a kitten. The sibling jealousy started to kick in about a month or 6 weeks, I think. Now that he's finally learning to pat gently they're becoming besties!

    sharon

    Wow! Congrats! I know as a Mom it is the greatest adventure you will ever take! Life is about to get soooo much faster. You will both be great parents though. Do you guys ever not smile!? Wonderful news!

    Sue

    So excited for you both. You guys are just the sweetest and are going to be the best parents ????

    Lisa

    Congratulations!! I was sick all day with my two girls, but recently read about a product called Pink Stork for morning sickness- maybe it could help? And seriously, having a baby makes you wonder how in the world you ever felt love pre-baby. The first time you look into those eyes will change you forever ????

    Ashley

    You guys. I can't. I just can't. All the tears over here. I am SO happy for you! All THREE of you!! Congratulations a million times over <3 <3 <3

    Emily

    Congratulations! You are already amazing parents because you love each other so well. That's the best gift you can ever give your kids. That and pointing them to Jesus. You're already doing both! I am so grateful to you guys for all the help you've given me in my business. You guys are the best!

    Bridget

    From one momma who had terrible morning sickness to another, I can't promise you that the sickness will stop (mine lasted all 9 months with both babies), but I can promise you that it will all be worth it when you get to hold that sweet baby in your arms for the first time! Congratulations!!!

    Shauntel Gull

    Seriously when I opened my Facebook page up that was the FIRST thing that popped up onto my feed and I gasped so loudly and so intense, that my husband almost fell off his chair next to me wondering what natural disaster had happened on the news! No disaster here! Just the most influential people in my life who don't even know my name are having a baby!

    April

    So happy for you! I literally started tearing up reading your list. Laughed all the way through.

    Vonda

    Congratulations you two!! So happy for ya'll. Ya'll are such great people and such an inspiration to so many, including myself, and now God has blessed you for all that you have done for others! Ya'll will make awesome parents! Amy, I pray that your pregnancy goes smoothly! Can't wait to meet "little Demos"! ;)

    TyAnna Howell

    I am so happy for the two most amazing people in the world!! You rock at helping other photographers, I can only imagine how amazing you'll be at parenthood. What a blessing!! I'll tell ya, I had morning sickness (all day sickness) first and third trimester and my son is a picky eater. That's about the only downfall after the pregnancy. So it might be a sign! Stay strong Amy. I hope it all gets better. Xo!!

    TyAnna

    I am so happy for the two most amazing people in the world!! You rock at helping other photographers, I can only imagine how amazing you'll be at parenthood. What a blessing!! I'll tell ya, I had morning sickness (all day sickness) first and third trimester and my son is a picky eater. That's about the only downfall after the pregnancy. So it might be a sign! Stay strong Amy. I hope it all gets better. Xo!!

    Krystal Leonardson

    We just found out that I am expecting a few weeks ago, this is our first little one and I can't even tell you how much this post made me smile!! I have been the same way!! Shocked that nausea is an all day occurrence. And realizing I now cry during animated movies such as "Sing" haha! How awesome that I get to read through your journey as we experience a journey of our own! <3 thank you for sharing! This really made my day, we are so very excited as well!! I am 11 weeks :) I have the smallest baby bump and it makes me beam every moment I spend thinking about it. I have some heart complications and we didn't know if a family would be in our future. I think the lord has a bigger plan in mind :). Definitely will have some difficultys but this little one is worth every second!

    Emma

    OMG! I love you guys and really...congratulations to both of you. Thank you for sharing your early days of pregnancy. I feel for you Jordan, you poor thing but you are a trooper. Amy, I totally understand the morning sickness specially the smell of anything so repulsive....yikes! Wish for a beautiful healthy baby and I am convince that you guys are going to best parents ever. Again, CONGRATUALTIONS!!! I'll be praying for you guys!

    Kathi

    Congratulations!!! With each child I craved something different so I totally understand about the food issues lol
    Can't wait to hear the names y'all pick out! I have a granddaughter due Oct 19 but she keeps trying to come early. They are naming her Jupiter Skye!! :)

    Jenn

    First and foremost I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your completion of not one, but TWO Project Runway seasons. It's definitely on my Top 10 Reality Show fav's. You guys are totally adorable and represent what most of us can only dream of as a fairytale marriage/lifestyle/career/etc.. I am bursting with unicorn's and rainbow's over your new addition. Many prayers going up. God Bless you silly kids you!

    Jenn

    First and foremost I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your completion of not one, but TWO Project Runway seasons. It's definitely on my Top 10 Reality Show favs. You guys are totally adorable and represent what most of us can only dream of as a fairytale marriage/lifestyle/career/etc.. I am bursting with unicorn's and rainbow's over your new addition. Many prayers going up. God Bless you silly kids you!

    Claire Gardiner

    So cool to see the history of your lives together in pictures. I'm so happy to hear your latest news. You will be awesome parents. Congratulations!

    Sarah

    OH
    MY
    GOSH
    YYEEESS SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!! THIS JUST MADE MY DAY EVEN BRIGHTER! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH 50000000 TIMES OVER.

    Deyanira E Hernandez

    OMG! Congratulations! I absolutely felt like I was there in your living room listening as you shared these news with me! Congratulations to you both! Your marriage and journey are very inspiring!

    Nicole Woods

    Congratulations on your wonderful news, I don't think I could be any more excited for you two!

    Cheryl

    YAY!!!! So happy for you guys!! Congrats!!!

    Provita

    Such wonderful news! You guys are going to be awesome parents... Congratulations! Can't wait to see maternity photos, newborn photos, 1st yr photos... well you get the picture!!! Very best wishes to you both!

    Ashley Ziegler

    YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! I've been waiting for this forever!!!! Congratulations :)

    Angenise Rawls

    Oh my goodness, this was super hilarious to read - and very heartwarming! As a mother of 12 children myself (8 birthed and 4 blended through marriage), I can truly relate and am so overjoyed for both of you! The only thing I never experienced was morning sickness. May the Lord continue to bless both of you!

    Chelbe

    I love everything about this blog post! One, because I literally relate to everything about this, with the exception of morning sickness. I was lucky enough to not have to go through it with either of my children. But I am so sorry, Amy! I hope you are feeling much better! Enjoy the experience of pregnancy, it is one like no other. You too, Jordan, just because you are not carrying the child yourself doesn't mean you have to miss out! I can't wait for you guys to experience the first kick! :) SO EXCITING! I just had my second 3 months ago, so i apologize for the long post. It's all still very fresh on my mind. LOL

    Rolitta Lundy

    Aww true love story! Congratulations

    Emma Hu

    Awwww that's so sweet, congratulations!!! Love the instagram stories, high school sweet hearts are the best! (my husband and me too haha) Babies are the perfect gift, you can never imagine how precious they are until you really have them. Enjoy!! <3

    Addison

    So beautiful! And I love how you just told your story with photos and captions. It's very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day trials, but to look over the big picture and see what's important, it really sticks with you. I was telling my husband last night when we found out we were pregnant 4 years ago, how we both agreed nothing else mattered. That little life (and those 2 pink lines) changed everything.
    Congratulations! Very happy for you two / now three.

    Best,
    Addison

    Rhonda

    Congratulations on such a joyous blessing. I hope the morning yukies go away soon. Sleep while you can, there will be shift sleeping and nap times at the drop of a hat. Very excited for you both.

    Melissa

    Congratulations you guys!!!! You are going to be such great parents.

    Tracie

    Congratulations so happy for you!! I love babys!!! So happy for you both!

    Tracie

    Congratulations so happy for you!! I love babys!!! So happy for you both! You're my favorite people to follow you guys are awesome! I'm glad that you're going to be parents cuz you deserve it you work very hard and you're great at what you do so happy for you both sending my love

    Tracie

    Congratulations so happy for you!! I love babys!!! So happy for you both! You're my favorite people to follow you guys are awesome! I'm glad that you're going to be parents cuz you deserve it you work very hard and you're great at what you do so happy for you both sending my love! so glad you shared your news with us as well sorry I'm a little late but I've been very ill so haven't been able to be online at all.

    Trace

    Congratulations so happy for you!! I love babys!!! So happy for you both! You're my favorite people to follow you guys are awesome! I'm glad that you're going to be parents because you deserve it! you work very hard have help so many with learning photography you're great at what you do!I read everything and I laughed I know about the troubles of pregnancy my first one wasn't easy! so happy for you both sending my love! so glad you shared your news with us as well sorry I'm a little late but I've been very ill so haven't been able to be online at all. I can't wait to keep hearing about you're journey into see that cute little face!

    Joanna

    Congratulations!!!!! Wishing you all the best!

    Joanna

    Congratulations!!!!! Wishing you all the best! You are both going to make amazing parents!

    Sabrina

    Hi! Congratulations! I was wondering if you guys ever take your own photos, when you're both in them? For example, set up the camera with a tripod and take several bursts with 3 seconds in between or do you hire out?

    Amy & Jordan

    Hi, Sabrina! Great question! We actually don't! Usually one of our friends will take them for us :)

    Vickie Earls

    OMG, I thought I saw a glow in your face Amy!

    Congratulations! Of course, many many prayers of health going to you and your lil one. I am so excited for you two. I love this blog. The journey! How beautiful!

    Shannon

    Omg reading this was like going down memory lane for me..I too, a very petite girl, LOST weight and lived on the couch the whole first trimester and then some of my pregnancies. My sense of smell was so strong I could smell when the air conditioning turned on and it made me nauseous. I survived on gf blueberry muffins, mashed potatoes, and cheezits. You have my prayers Amy, pregnancy is ROUGH for some of us, and I'm so sorry it is for you! Hoping this pregnancy flies by and that you'll be holding
    that little guy in your arms soon!

    George Ductan

    Congrats! If you guys are as loving as we see on your blogs you'll be awesome parents! Love you guys and continue to share your love.