(i've been horrible about getting good pictures taken, but my phone does the trick)
i love looking back at my first "belly" shots and realizing there is nothing there. at 8 weeks i could have sworn i was pooching out. but really, i was just bloated. it's kind of a countdown now! next week i'll be into my 3rd trimester. i've hit the nesting zone and thankfully, i have a husband who is as eager to get things ready as i am. i mentioned the colors i wanted to paint the nursery one evening and next thing i knew, we were at home depot buying them. the painting is almost done, thanks to tanner (he didn't let me paint anything haha) and i'm finding pieces of furniture i like. it's hard figuring out what is necessary and weaning out what we don't need. it's all a learning process. i want to get things i can use through all my kids but i understand all my kids will be different. but i'm having a lot of fun with it! i usually get stressed out with home decorating stuff, but i'm loving getting the nursery ready and buying her cute clothes.
i want to share about when i found out i was pregnant. tanner and i had talked last fall about starting a family. i went off birth control and for the next 2-3 months got a monthly disappointment. we went to thailand for christmas and i thought it would be awesome if we conceived there. (TMI?) it didn't happen. then we came home and were in the middle of house shopping but also weren't having a whole lot of luck with that. looking at a place to buy was consuming our time and i stopped talking about getting pregnant and just put it off until we had a plan. then one blessed day, we looked at a house that i wanted so bad the moment we saw it. it had everything we wanted. the neighborhood was great. it was a great place to start a family. this day, (february 13th) just so happened to be our 3rd anniversary. after falling in love with the house, tanner went back to work and i went home. on the drive home, i kept thinking, how awesome would it be if i was pregnant and we got the house? first thing i did when i got home was whip out a dollar store pregnancy test. after waiting, i only saw one pink line. my heart sank. but..... there was a very very faint second pink line. i thought i was imagining it. it was faint enough to make me run to the store to buy the mother of tests, first response. after waiting a minute or so, two pink lines showed as clear as day. best. feeling. ever. i jumped up and down, i laughed, i cried, i sank to my knees and gave thanks. we weren't planning on celebrating our anniversary until valentines because we had a lot going on. i decided to wait a whole day to tell tanner so it would be special. i'm horrible with surprises so waiting killed me a little. the restaurant setting was all too perfect. it was romantic, we were in a good mood, the place was showered in roses, and the food was delicious. waiting for the right moment to give tanner the test, i'm sure was like how a guy feels when he's going to propose. i was nervous and excited! i had given tanner random gifts throughout the day to open and after our appetizer, i told him i had one more gift for him. i handed him a jewelry box, with the test inside. he opened it, paused a moment and then got the biggest smile i had ever seen. he teared up and gave me a kiss and said he was so happy.
(oh, and we got the house we really wanted! yayayay!)
HOW FAR ALONG? 27 weeks
TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN: 16 pounds
MATERNITY CLOTHES? two pairs of pants :) i wear a lot of skirts
STRETCH MARKS? Not yet.. hopefully never haha
BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK? buying a stroller and getting started on the nursery.
MOVEMENT: yes, a lot! i love it! she is starting to put pressure in places where it kind of hurts, but it's still exciting.
FOOD CRAVINGS: i've had my first weird one. i crave earth? there is a certain smell after it rains on a hot day that i just want to eat. but, i settle for snowcones instead. i have LOVED shaved ice!
ANYTHING MAKING YOU QUEESY OR SICK? if i don't eat, i'll feel queesy.
GENDER: girl! so happy!
WEDDING RINGS ON OR OFF? on
MILESTONES: baby is almost 2 pounds and 14ish inches long. almost to the 3rd trimester!