Tuesday, July 23, 2013

a baby story.. thus far

 (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.
perfect moment. 

(oh, and we got the house we really wanted! yayayay!) 

HOW FAR ALONG? 27 weeks
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!
MILESTONES: baby is almost 2 pounds and 14ish inches long. almost to the 3rd trimester!


this is cuba

 cuba smiling for the camera. cracks me up!^^

 this is cuba.
she is our 4 month old french bulldog.
she likes to sleep, toot, tear up the yard, eat and chew on everything, potty in the house, and help sweep by re-speading my piles that i've already swept (same goes with weeding the yard)
and... she has me tied around her paw ;) i love this little pup. i mean, look at that face! she is also a great friend and can make me laugh all day long. she can be super cuddly and loving. she loves people (especially kids) and other dogs. i love having her around the house and having something to take care of. she has definitely tested my patience and in a way, i believe she's getting me ready for our baby. so, this is cuba.. the best dog in the world!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

the gold necklace

 22 weeks^^
 this is a shout out post to veryjane for sending me this cute necklace to blog about. 

have you heard of veryjane? it's a great 'deal of the day website.' they have handmade items as well as boutique finds for great prices! you have to be quick on your purchase because things sell out fast. items like this gold necklace are featured on the site daily. the best part about accessories is that they look good on everyone! i love the delicateness and simplicity of this piece, and that it goes with everything. head on over to veryjane to see what you can find today!

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