Wednesday, August 28, 2013


It's a BOY!

Christopher and I found out on Monday that our sweet baby is a little boy! He is an active wiggling, turning, and flipping little guy. He weighed 11.5 ounces at our appointment (a little larger than average). It was also confirmed that he has 10 toes. Although, we would love him no matter the number of toes!

I don't know how I thought it would go, but I will say that from the minute we knew that it was a boy, I knew that was the "right" answer. Seeing the expression of jubilation on Christopher's face made me CERTAIN that a boy will be perfect for our little family. It also confirmed to me that he is going to be the best daddy EVER to this sweet little guy. But, I hope that our little guy rests up, because C has some big plans for him once he's born! We are both so, so, so excited to meet our son!

Look at Christopher's face! 

The reveal was about the hardest thing. I was super excited because I knew that most of our family was pretty sure that it was a girl. Christopher was about ready to explode. He was grinning from ear to ear (or even wider if that is possible). I found a neat cake on Pinterest and we used that idea to make our cake. Special thanks to Nona (my mom) for the M&Ms. She drove to Columbia to get them since we needed pink as a back up and there are no pink to be found in stores right now.

The cake

Baby boy, know that we love you already and are praying for you. We can't wait to meet you. You have a BIG family that is so excited to meet you and a pup that's pretty excited, too. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Better Late Than Never... 19 weeks

This blog should probably be renamed the post title above!

Christopher and I found out we were pregnant in late May. The first trimester was really tough (even though I was off for the summer!). The baby has been healthy all along, but really felt HORRIBLE for months. I actually looked forward to school starting this year because I felt like if I could make it that far, I would be ok. And, school has started, and I am ok! :) Still throwing up, but ok. 

18 Week Update: 

How far along?
 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +11 pounds (at last dr's appt-- I am NOT weighing at home!)
Wearing any maternity clothes? Yes! My pants stopped fitting early on so maternity pants are about the most comfortable at this point. I am wearing some "larger than my normal size" non-maternity tops and loose dresses.
Stretch marks? No (fingers crossed)
Sleep: seems to vary night to night... between waking up sick, needing to go to the bathroom, etc. it can be tough, but usually if I don't sleep well one night, I sleep great the next.
Best moment this week: Starting school- My 2nd graders are SO excited about the baby.(Their name of choice for the baby: Chrysanthemum)
Missing anything: Margaritas. 
Baby Movement: More and more everyday! Especially at night when I'm laying still
Food cravings: Five Guys Burgers & Fries 
Anything making you queasy or sick: cabbage, coleslaw, broccoli (the smell gets to me), steak
Have you started to show yet: Definitely. Just now starting to look more pregnant and not just fat.
Gender: We find out Monday!!!! (Aug. 26)
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Still in (amazing if you know what my belly button looked like before pregnancy, I expected it out IMMEDIATELY!)  and no brown line 
Wedding rings on or off? On-- they got tight a few times but I think humidity was a factor
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but I sometimes have weepy moments about silly things.
Looking forward to: finding out Baby W's gender!!