Showing posts with label Pregnancy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pregnancy. Show all posts

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Pink Lines

Sorry I have been absent from blogging the past 2 weeks- we moved and we haven't had internet.

And I am busy shopping, decorating, unpacking, drawing something, and enjoying the gorgeous weather.

But today is an important day...
a year ago today our lives changed forever when we saw the {extremely faint} two pink lines.
We were beyond ecstatic.

After 10 long months we were so thankful to finally see two.

And to be in such a beautiful place {St. John} and to be with Mr. B's parents to share the news. 

Today we put our little miracle in the bib and shirt we bought his parents to tell them.
She is such a blessing to us and we can not imagine our lives without her. 

Thank you, Jesus for our sweet little girl!!                                                                       

Thursday, July 28, 2011

22 Weeks

I know these types of posts aren't interesting for everyone to read, but they will be nice to look back on and I might as well be documenting while I have the time and some memory.

120 days until her due date! 

::This week's Milestone: 1. Mr. B & some family members felt her kicking!!
2. Painted the nursery and found fabric for curtains  ::


Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: 3 pounds

Sleep: Most nights = insomnia. My best sleep is usually 6:30-9 in the morning {after Mr. B leaves, hmmm coincidence?}

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. Most of my non-maternity shirts are not looking quite as cute as they use to.

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling much harder kicks and Mr. B, two sisters and my dad feeling her move too.

Food Cravings: Appetite is definitely coming back- wohoo! Can't think of any real cravings yet.

Aversions: Still not a fan of 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.    

Symptoms: Heart burn and still getting sick. I actually just got sick right when I got to this question! My whole breakfast - english muffin w/peanut butter, purple grapes and fruit punch...lovely. 
I also had a close call on Saturday when we were at Home Depot looking at paints, I started to feel sick, quickly made my way to the car and waited for Mr.B to purchase everything. As we started driving home I thought for sure I wasn't going to make it, we pulled in the drive way, he runs to unlock the door and I run to the bathroom and make it just in time. Like threw up standing up, just just opened the toilet lid. Whew! Nice visuals, huh?

Movement: Yes! Feeling lots of flutters and some big movements too. It's so reassuring :)

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to:  Currently, I am hoping that we will get pre-approved for a house that we realllly want and I am looking forward to getting the results of that to see if we can move forward with moving plans! And with that comes more decoration and nursery ideas! If that doesn't happen, I am still looking forward to adding more details to our current newly painted nursery. 

Weekly Wisdom: Go with your gut on paint colors. I told Mr. B I really didn't think the color we choose was dark enough, he insisted I was having a "pregnant moment" and needed to calm down and it will be fine when it is dry. He continues to paint the whole room, and a second coat....it dries. I still don't love it.  I knew it from the begining. And now we are keeping it because it's already done and not that big of a deal. 


And for fun, here is a little comparison:

I feel like I have grown even in my two 22 week pictures! 

Friday, July 22, 2011

2 . 22 . 22

Okay, so in my head this morning when I was thinking about the date and the milestones that have been reached today it seemed really cool. 

But...

when I tried explaining it and attempted to write a post about it it's not quite having the same effect. 

So just pretend. 

 2 years ago, on this Friday, I said "I do" to spending the rest of my life with my best friend. 
Today, on the 22nd, I am 22 weeks pregnant. 

It's basically a golden year  week  day, right??

Are you following this awesomely cool logic?

So our official anniversary is on Sunday, the 24th, but we got married on a Friday night. 
The weather was rainy all day and cleared up right when the limo pulled into the driveway! 
{I am so thankful the weather wasn't like today's weather though! That heat wave has hit NH, not even near as bad as it was in MN- but it's hot!!}

Our wedding was so much fun, and I love looking back at pictures and thinking about how wonderful the night was.
A night that went by ridiculously fast!






And 2 years later, we continue to walk side-by-side, hand in hand.
 Embracing each new day and season in our life.
And this weekend for our anniversary we will be painting our little girl's nursery!
And of course going out for dinner, too! 

Can't wait for the next 22 (x4) {I had to stick with the 22 theme, but felt like 22 was too short to say}years together and to see what else the Lord has in store for our Smelly Life! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

21 Weeks

So this is going to be my second pregnancy update in just 1 week, but I know if I don't catch up now I never will!

I decided that I will try my best to make Thursday my update days and hopefully they will help keep me on track!

Today is the last day of my 21st week and not too much has changed except for one big thing...


Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: 3 pounds

Sleep: I have good nights and bad nights, the past 2 nights have been really good though! I feel bad for Mr. B & Roxie because I have the AC on high all night and in the morning I am stripped down w/ no sheets or blankets, Mr. B is hiding under the covers and Roxie is curled up in a ball on the floor trying to keep her face warm. I don't feel that bad for Mr. B because he can just get more blankets, but I don't know what to do about my poor pup! I guess I'll have to give her some more blankets too! 

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. Most of my non-maternity shirts are not looking quite as cute as they use to.

Best Moment of the Week: Seeing my belly move/twitch when she moving all around!!! I saw it yesterday morning and Mr. B was able to see it once last night. It was so cool and exciting!  

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though! I'm a little upset because my new favorite thing has been a nice big pink lemonade from Wendy's. Wellllll we went the other day and they gave me regular lemonade. I had Mr. B go in and tell them I needed PINK lemonade and they said they no longer have that and switched to regular lemonade. Wahhhhhhh!!!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.    Mr. B just had a work party and steak was my only option so I did it, and it was the moistest, most tender filet mignon I have ever had! I was really nervous about it, but thankfully it was really good and there were no problems :)

Symptoms: Thankfully no major symptoms this week! Got sick a few times and heart burn seems to be creeping back.

Movement: Yes! Feeling flutters and occasional big kicks and loving it {so far!}

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling harder kicks and movement for my family to feel!

Weekly Wisdom: Stay hydrated & enjoy a nice swim and floating in the pool :)

Milestones: Harder kicks and belly twitches!

I experienced my first official flight while being pregnant. The last flight I was just 4 weeks pregnant, I was a little nervous I would get sick but I wore my sea bands, got sick at home before the flight and made it the whole way{which ended up being 13 hours of travel, 3 flights and 2 cancelled flights!} there with no problems except for uncomfortable seats. 

I also experienced the hottest day of my entire life. My cousin had a wedding in MN, and not sure if you've seen it on the news but they were under an extreme heat warning. It was like 105 degrees with 90% humidity. It was insane. The ceremony and reception were both held outside. My camera lenses fogged up just from being outside! We were all disgustingly sweaty, but we eventually just embraced it and enjoyed the wedding.

So the extra "glow" from this week is due to the crazy heat and sweat :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: Smelly Bean's Name


We already had the first name picked before we were even pregnant. 
I saw it on a blog one day and fell in love.
I love that it unique and not very popular, but not "totally out there" either.

As for the middle name- before we even started trying to get pregnant the middle name for a girl was going to be Grace {my maiden name}, but after 10 months of trying and our faith and trust in the Lord being tested, we felt like we wanted to use something different. Something with a little more meaning. 

When our church had A Day at Shiloh {day of prayer} that I posted about back in February, I felt that if we did conceive after that that I would like to use the name Shiloh. And sure enough- to God's Glory- we conceived on my next cycle. 

I didn't love the way that Adalyn Shiloh flowed, but I felt it had a special meaning for us so it would be worth it. 

That is until Mr. B quickly pointed out there her initials would be A.S.S

Good point.

So needless to say, Shiloh was off the list and Faith became the next meaningful name. 

Mr. B & I could not agree on a name for a boy, I was nervous for the gender ultrasound because I really wanted to leave the appointment with the baby named and I wasn't ready to commit to any boy name yet. 

Thankfully, we still have time to decide on that one and this little babe had a name the moment we found out.


So on June 18 our sweet little Smelly Bean became 
our precious Adalyn Faith. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gender Reveal Party

:: In the process of a new layout- please excuse :) And hoping I don't get too sick of gray and yellow because those are the nursery colors we chose too! ::

I can't believe it, but it has been a month since we found out if our little Smelly Bean was a girl or a boy! 

I am long overdue on my post about our party!

I am so thankful that we chose to find out extra early and had this party planned.
It was a lot of fun and a unique way to celebrate such exciting news.
I'm not gonna lie, a lot of people thought we were crazy and had no idea what a gender reveal party was,
but of course in the land of the blogville this is completely normal!
So although I toned it down a bit, I was still determined to have one and I think, in the end, everyone had a great time!

The name of the package we choose at the ultrasound clinic was "Quick Gender Reveal" and let me tell ya, this was no joke! We were in and out {with an answer!} in at the most 10 minutes!

We were given multiple clear shots


and just like that we were on our way back home with a couple hours to spare before the party! 

We didn't show up to my parents' house until the very last minute {I went over the night before and set everything up} because I knew if we went any earlier I would give it away. 

This was my look for the first 30 minutes of the party before the "official reveal",
I had to cover up the huge permenant smile on my face or everyone would know the moment they looked at me.
{I was going to be thrilled about any healthy baby, but I was really hoping for a girl first!}

I searched online for some Gender Reveal ideas and I loved the "Bee theme"- I thought it was so clever and cute, so that's what we went with.
{No party is complete without flower poms!}

When the guests arrived they posted their vote and they wore a little bee clothes pin with the coordinating color
We also did a little Old Wives Tale quiz before we revealed the sex of the baby.

The vote was almost a tie:
11 votes for a girl
10 votes for a boy

And the Wives Tales:
7 for a girl
5 for a boy

We had originally planned for everyone to bite into the cupcake and see what color frosting was inside, but because I am cheap and ordered the cupcakes from the grocery story and they had never really done something like this before we had a little problem...

I thought it would be fun and suspenseful to find out with everyone by cutting into a cake, but Mr. B wanted to find out first with just him and I. So due to the lack of suprise with the pink icing overflowing from every cupcake, we ended up kind of having the best of both worlds. We cut into the cupcake in front of everyone...

It worked out great!

{Please excuse my dad's silly question, my little attitude and the not so great quality video it was taken with his phone, but I am so thankful the moment was captured!}

Think my dad is a little excited? ;)

We had a wonderful evening. We are so blessed to have such awesome and supportive families!
Our little baby girl is so loved already!



Tomorrow I will be "revealing" her name! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

20 Weeks

I'm about 21.5 weeks today,
but never did my 20 week update!

No major changes for week 20, but......

we are HALFWAY there!! 


Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: 2 pounds

Sleep: A little better than the past 2 weeks- I do get really hot though and get up to pee at least once a night.

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. 

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling her move around lots more! Still not enough for others to feel, but I know it's coming soon!

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though! This week I was really in the mood for chocolate!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: Thankfully no major symptoms this week! Got sick a few times and had occasional heartburn, but that's about it.

Movement: Yes! Hoping for some bigger movements though, but these flutters are wonderful!

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling some harder kicks and movement for others to feel!

Weekly Wisdom: Search daily for awesome finds on craigslist! I know I already mentioned this one, but I just bought another huge bag of baby girls clothes for the fall/winter season for just $35!! 

Milestones: Baby girl is halfway baked!! Hoping time continues to go by this fast!! 


Thursday, July 7, 2011

19 Weeks

I was really torn on what to post about today: the 4th weekend, Baby update or a very serious {but not really} email I received about one of my favorite place with a giant mouse and awesome pizza. 
Since I will be 20 weeks tomorrow I decided to go with the 19 week update and will hopefully post about the others tomorrow....

Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: I weighed myself at my in-laws' this past weekend in the morning and I weighed the same as my last appointment, but a couple days ago at my parents' in the afternoon and I had gained 1 pound from my pre-pregnancy weight. So I haven't officially been weighed at the Dr yet and I won't until early August and I am sure by then I will have gained some real weight! Thinking I might just invest in a scale...

Sleep: Still not going too well! But after a few bad nights, I usually have one good night! We finally have our new windows installed so that puts us one step closer to having AC! 

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. 

Best Moment of the Week: We had our 20 week anatomy scan Tuesday evening- it's always so great to get a sneak peek into her world. See her healthy and moving all around!


{We had so many other cute ones that they ended up keeping :( There were like 50 print outs and we only got 4, I wish we could've kept which ones...oh well..}

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though!  Loving Nerds this week!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: This week has been kinder to me than 18 weeks, but I have still had more days than not of "morning" sickness.  The 4th of July morning was my worst- got sick 4 times in just 3 hours! Thankfully 4 was the lucky number for the day, I guess that was her way of celebrating :) The heart burn has subsided this week- thank you Jesus! 

Movement: Yes! Hoping for some bigger movements though, but these flutters are wonderful!

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling some harder kicks and movement for others to feel!

Weekly Wisdom: Always carry a granola bar or little snack with you. You never know when that sudden wave of nausea will hit and you need to eat NOW. This has saved me many many times!

Milestones: Our baby girl is measuring exactly to the day, she is healthy, active and has all her organs! We also got to see her 10 little fingers and toes! So cute! 

Please note all the ducks that made their way into the photo this week ;) 
Mr. B chased them to that side, I guess this has become his trademark...

I was fixing my shirt in this picture, but it gives you a better idea of my growing belly and widening belly button- ha! I have a deep inny belly button and I feel like this is the first time I can actually see the bottom of it. I can't decide if I would rather have one that pops out or one that is just a giant stretched hole. Not that I have a choice anyways! 

And right after that little photo sesh, I threw up for the 4th and final time! Let's hope 20 weeks will be better! 

Friday, July 1, 2011

18 Weeks

I love these posts because they make this pregnancy go by so fast. 
I'm sure it's not just these post, but it definitely helps! 

Today I am actually 19 weeks, but here's my 18 week update:

Gender: GIRL!!! 

Total Weight Gained: I don't have a scale, so I have been weighing myself at my parents' house and I keep weighing at night which I don't like to count because of course I'll weigh more! I prefer the morning....right after some sickness, a good pee and before breakfast :) Ya know? 
So anyways....I think I am now the same weight as my pre-pregnancy weight. I have gained at least 2 pound since my 16 week appt, possibly 3.   

Sleep: Is not going well!! First off, we don't have any AC yet {Next week!!} so it's like 82 degrees in here, second- I just can not get comfortable! I normally sleep on my stomach, which obviously I can't do anymore, I'm not supposed to sleep on my back and lately both sides have been really uncomfortable, too! Thirdly- the crazy heartburn....oh my goodness. ouch!
Question: Is the Snoogle worth investing in?? I use just a plain body pillow now, but lately it doesn't seem to be cutting it. Should I get something like that or is it basically the same thing?


Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. Bought some new non-maternity tank tops that have a design along the chest and no design below- realized this is key for me in this phase!

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling her move all around for real. A few times I wasn't sure if it was really her or not, but now I know when it is and I love it! I still don't think it's enough for Mr. B to feel, but that will come soon enough! 

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. Still loving sweet and sour things though! Pink Lemonade is what I'm loving this week. Not sure if Smelly Beans loves it too or hates it because she is always a wiggle worm after I drink it!

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: So I'm feeling like 18 week has definitely been the worst week so far in my 2nd trimester- what's up with that!? I was doing so good! But the morning sickness has returned, I got sick pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day this week. And now with this belly it makes getting sick a lot more uncomfortable/painful. Also, the heartburn. Oh, the heartburn. So uncomfortable and annoying. Pretty much anything I eat gives me heartburn now. Let's hope the myth is right and she will have a head full of hair...even though I think it's too early for that myth to be true, but hey it's makes me feel better :)

Movement: Yes! Hoping for some bigger movements though, but these flutters are wonderful!

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, a good night sleep. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling some harder kicks and movement! Our 20 wk appt on Tuesday! 

Weekly Wisdom: The second your eyes open in the morning, even if it's just to look at the clock and then you struggle to fall back asleep...eat something!! I never do, this has been going on since like 6 weeks and I regret it every.single.time! Because you will quickly find me hugging the toilet....not the most ideal start to the day! 

Milestones: Little flutters & made it through the road trip- barely! And I think it really messed me up since I have been sick since- but I made it! And it was worth it! And this is all worth it! Also, the belly/babe had a growth spurt! 

No ducks in the picture today since we were traveling, but it's still in front of some water!
{don't know why my pictures always look grainy, they aren't before they're posted and they aren't when you click on them...hmmm}

Happy 4th of July weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

17 Weeks

Finding the time/energy to do these weekly updates makes time fly by!  But that's a good thing! So here is my 17 week update even though I'm almost 18 weeks!


Total Weight Gained: Down 1 pound. So gained a pound since my 16 week appointment, but still under my starting weight.  

Sleep: Is good! The plain ol' original body pillow has become my best friend and will be making it's way to the hotel we are staying at this weekend for a wedding! 

Maternity Clothes: Still LOVE. Wear mostly non-maternity shirts and dresses, but love my shorts and capris. I bought some clothes a couple weeks ago that thankfully still have the tags on because they fit me so differently and uglierly {new word} now and those baby are getting returned today.  Which btw, I love returning things because it's like "free money" since it's already spent you know, so I am excited to exchange everything for a few new cuter shirts to accommodate my growing belly.

Best Moment of the Week: Find out the Gender!!!!! We are having a baby GIRL. I really really really wanted a girl first, of course I would have been thrilled with a happy baby boy too but I just love all the bows and dresses and all things girly. We already had a girl name and could.not agree on a boy name so we were ecstatic to see the ultrasound! 

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. This week I am loving fresh squeezed lemonade made my Mr. B- it's the most sour, shocking drink ever but totally hits the spot! Just like granny smith apple- this is so not like me! I never drink lemonade or like sour things! 

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: Still having morning sickness but thankfully it's now only about 2 days a week instead of 2+ times every day like it was, still feel car sick {nervous for out 8 hour drive tomorrow!},  occasional heartburn, hairy belly lol, and my newest symptoms is starving every two hours! This could be dangerous- but I am trying to keep the snacking healthy.

Movement: I don't think so.  Maybe some flutters, but no real movement or anything that I know for sure. I am anxiously awaiting though! 

Gender: GIRL!!! 

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, eat deli from restaurants like Panera. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Feeling some kicks and movement!

Weekly Wisdom: Find some good deals on craigslist- don't waste all your money at the stores {just some because that is fun, too :) } I just got a huge trash bag of brand name winter girl clothes for $50. I am so pumped! It was an awesome deal! 

Milestones: Found out the gender & we started the registry! 

I know I used this picture a couple days ago, but it's my "official" weekly shot. And please note we now have 3 ducks in the background, hoping for 4 next week ;) 


{Never mind, it's not letting me upload any pictures...}

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Big Reveal!

Today is the day we find out 

GIRL

or 

BOY

{We hope!!}

Smelly Bean, please don't be shy and feel free to show us your goods! :)

17 weeks 1 day- official update coming later next week!



What's your vote???

I'll update tomorrow! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

16 Week Appt

This morning I had my 16 week appointment! Time really is flying- wohoo!!

I haven't done any updates for the other weeks, but figured I better start today or I never will! 

I still have an update planned for how the first trimester went...although I prefer not to think about it- it wasn't very kind to me! 

Second trimester has been great so far, so so so much better than the first! Thank you Jesus! 

Ok so here we go....


Total Weight Gained: Lost 2 pounds. I was really sick, but now that I am feeling better most days I am sure the weight will be packing on soon!

Sleep: Getting better now that I started sleeping with a body pillow. It's hard not to sleep on my belly anymore. My daily morning is debate is whether or not I want to get up to pee and most likely end up getting sick or if I try and hold it for when I am really ready to get up.

Maternity Clothes: Bought a pair of maternity capris and shorts...um IN LOVE! I really think every pair of pants should be like this! They are so comfy! Also wearing lots of dresses.

Best Moment of the Week: Hearing the heartbeat for the first time today. We have seen it twice, but it was a new experience to hear it. {even though it felt like it was only for .3 seconds, it was amazing!} 

Food Cravings: Lots and lots of aversions, but my appetite is slowly coming back. My first official craving: granny smith apples!  I can't get enough of them! This is so not me, I never eat apples- they make my mouth and throat so itchy. They are so hitting the spot though so it's worth it! 

Aversions: Pretty much everything, but two major major aversions: 
 1. Steak  2. Wishbone Italian Dressing.     GAG!

Symptoms: Morning sickness, Car sick,  heartburn, extra hairy lol 

Movement: I don't think so. One day I thought I did, but I am not 100% sure- should be soon though!
Gender: Hopefully find out NEXT WEEK!!!!

What I miss: Not feeling sick in the car, being able to slowly wake up/relax in bed until I am ready to get up, eat deli from restaurants like Panera. But who cares- it's all SO worth it! 

What I'm looking forward to: Finding out if we are having a baby girl or baby boy! Seriously, can not wait! Hoping I will be able to use the girl clothes I already bought ;)

Weekly Wisdom: It gets better! I honestly didn't think it would, but I am finally feeling good most days. Even if I get sick in the morning, the all day nausea has disappeared. It feels awesome!

Milestones: 16 weeks and healthy heart beat! Also, I feel like I have a legit bump now and made it past the fat stage. For the most part anyways! 

{ Mr. B was so proud of himself for getting the two ducks in the picture. 
Such a talented husband, right? ;) }

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing....

Smelly Bean


It was a lot more fitting when we called the baby this name around Easter time, but we only have a little over two weeks until the baby has a name!!! {We hope!!} So until then, Smelly Bean it is!

These were taken at almost 13 weeks, the baby was very active! It was moving all around, but stayed pretty consistent with the positions. 

Looking at us and giving us the whole alien look. Cute and freaky all in one. 
Looks like the babe takes after Mr. B ;)


Or Smelly Bean was both arms above the head & just chillin' in the womb. 

Isn't it so amazing, that even at just inches big it's completely a human. 
A precious life.

Oh my goodness, I am so so so in love. 

Other updates will be coming soon. 
Second trimester has been a lot kinder to me than the first and I am hoping it will stay that way!

I haven't taken any official "bump" pictures yet because I feel like I am too big! 
I am slowly approaching the legit bump phase...but I still feel like I'm too big.
 I am starting to embrace it though...a little.

So I actually kind of got ready today {almost 15 weeks} so I figured I would take a picture. Please keep in mind that I am 5'1 with a small torso so maybe maybe maybe that's why it's so big??? 
That's what I'll stick with anyways! 
I'm really not eating a lot, I still get sick and I've lost a couple pounds and no matter what- this is the belly! 
It's here to stay and only going to get bigger :)


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Two Pink Line {I think...} Pt. 2

So I left off with Part 1 where we saw the 2 very faint pink lines.


But they did appear on both tests so....

this was legit.

I thought it would be cute to buy a little St. John onesie to tell Mr. B's parents.

It was a different way to tell them, but it was also a cute keepsake for us. 

Win-Win. 

We already had dinner plans and I thought maybe we could have them open it at dinner and be totally surprised. 
Something a little more exciting than just blurting it out. 

I knew we weren't going to be able to do anything like that for my parents, there was no way I could keep it a secret until we got home! 
So I really wanted to do at least one semi-creative thing to announce it. 

The search was on for a little onesie.
 Like we weren't already leaving his parents enough on the pregnancy test hunt, now we were returning back to the shops hoping we would find a onesie. 

Surely the stores would sell a St. John onesie! 

Well, not these shops at the resort. Only baby t-shirts, and I felt like that didn't really scream baby.

New plan: Ask if we can leave for dinner a little early to go to the shops downtown to buy my parents a gift for watching Roxie.

{A lie with a good intention, that makes it ok right?}

So we told them we would meet them at the restaurant,  and we slyly search the shops so they won't see us or what we are buying. We couldn't find any gender neutral onesies so we ended up buying a girl bib and a boy baby t-shirt. 


They could each open one, put the two pieces together- hugs. hooray. we are pregnant. wohoo.

Right?

Wrong....

We waited for the perfect moment to tell them. 

 Smelly Senior joked around asking if we bought him a gift, too.

Perfect.

Mr. B told him that we actually did have a gift for them, he took out the baby items that were wrapped in tissue paper and gave one to his mom and one to his dad.

They were totally caught off guard.

And they were totally confused.

Smelly Senior didn't quite understand why we bought him a girl bib, but to play along he put the bib on and said thank you.


Mama K was confused why we bought her a little boy t-shirt, but quickly caught on.


This is for them to give to Mr. B's sister who already has a little boy and is pregnant with a little girl.

We are so sweet, right?

Wrong.

Operation "Surprise We Are Pregnant"= FAIL.

Of course they would think those are gifts for her, what were we thinking?!

Mr. B clarified the situation and told them that this is not for his sister's baby.

And that's where these faces come into play.
Something a little more a long the lines of what we were hoping for!

They were ecstatic and tearful and we were still in shock and so so happy that we could share that special moment with them face to face. 

And I was thrilled to have captured that moment and those candid surprised faces. I was really torn between pictures or a video, but these are hilarious and a lot easier to save and use so I am glad I went with just the camera.

And now for the ever so creative way I told my parents.....









And just to make myself not look like a complete loser that was having a conversation with myself to my mom. She called me after, so please don't feel bad for me because I know that looks like a sad situation! Ha! And I promise I am not making that up to make myself look better. For reals.

We arrived home late Saturday night and I was so anxious to test on Sunday morning with the one and only king of all tests- Clear Blue digital.

This would be the final final answer.

So once again, I did my thing {I've gotten really good at it btw} and we waited and watched the little sand timer thing, that probably has an official name that I can't think of right now....

There it was.

Now I really believe it. 


I had a fun way to tell my siblings, but while my sister was waiting for me in the car she saw my camera and started flipping through the pictures! And when I returned she said, so do you have anything to tell me????? She's a little sneak! So I ended up just telling the rest of them when we were out for lunch after church. 

I told the rest of my family and my grandparents by showing them the slideshow of pictures from our vacation. Those pictures popped up at the end, it took a while to click and they were all so excited, too! 

 We called all other family members and shared the wonderful news. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such supportive and loving family. Everyone has been praying for us, and it was such an answer to prayer to be able to call and tell them!

I really wanted to keep it a secret from most people until I was in my 2nd trimester, but when you've been trying for what seems like forever you want to tell EVERYONE! Seriously, I was even telling people in the stores! Pretty much anyone who I talked to face to face, I told. I decided I would keep it quiet for as long as I could on here and on facebook. I still haven't said anything on facebook yet, I think I will do that next week. I have just been a super paranoid freakazoid, so I am waiting just a little bit longer. 

Tomorrow I will introduce you to our precious little one- along with it's official blog name! 
Super suspenseful, right? ;)