Thursday, November 29, 2012


16 weeks (+ 1 day) over here!

Baby is the size of an Avocado! He (or she) is also going through a major growth spurt right now and will double in size in just weeks!

Last night I had a dream about baby. In the dream baby was a boy (another reason I think the lil nug is a boy). I remember changing his diaper and him not really liking it, but soon, he looked into my eyes, knew I was his mom, and smiled. He was gorgeous. He had light brown wispy hair and big blue eyes. I  remember that he was just in his diaper (probably because he is a summer baby and it was scorching in my dream), and the way his skin felt nuzzled against mine was so real and beautiful. THAT has been the best moment of my week. A possible peek into my life in a couple of months. A bonding moment in my sleep.

Here's the bump!:
(sorry about my camera phone quality!)

I know it doesn't look like much, but it's there! Sometimes I look down and think it's just fat, but I have to remind myself THERE'S A BABY IN THERE!

In other news, we are working on decorating the house and finishing up some small home improvement projects this week. (ok, more Scott than me hehe.)
Hope everyone enjoys their last couple days of November!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

#babycrazy: Black Friday

I did not do any black Friday shopping. I have zero energy to go out and be around crazy shoppers. When my energy is up I like to clean and do some of the million house projects that need to happen (some before decorating for Christmas and some just before baby gets here).

Today, though, I went online and saw that almost all the deals in-store were also online! I tried to be a good girl and not unnecessarily spend, but I couldn't resist Carter's/Osh Kosh B'Gosh! Everything is 50% for "black Friday" for the weekend.

I know I don't officially know if I'm having a girl or boy, but I really feel like I'm carrying a boy! Gender neutral clothes are kind of ehh in my book, so I decided to buy little boy clothes :) If I am wrong (I will seriously be thrilled to have a little girl, too), I can return the clothes for either cash or store credit.

Here are my awesome finds (Disclaimer: all of these images are from Carter's and OshKosh. None of these images are mine)

1 2 3 4

This baby will be the best dressed little tyke around. Only about 4 more weeks until I can find out for sure!

A Bump!

I haven't documented a lot during this pregnancy, but now that I have a little bump forming, I figured I'd start taking pictures!!

This picture was taken at 15weeks 1 day (Thursday). The baby is the size of an apple!! 

I can't wait to find out girl or boy hopefully within the next month! =] 


I haven't really been around that much. I thought that once I got pregnant, I'd want to document every detail in it. It really hasn't been like that, though. I've found myself much more private and introverted. My mind and body are really adjusting and taking their time getting ready to become a mom.

But, how do I not do a quick post about being thankful on Thanksgiving?!

As a starter, I am completely blessed. My beautiful pets give me love and companionship. They are wonderful additions to Scott and my life. I am beyond happy to be in our new home, and we are so thankful to be so privileged to have a roof over our head, a home for our family, and a safe haven.

I want to say I am thankful for every person walking my journey with me right now. I'm thankful for the wise new and older mommas who are fill of helpful loving advice. I'm so thankful for my own mom who has never cast judgement but has helped steer me in some more positive directions on days when I was really down (can you say making me go out on a walk on the days I am a total bum?). I am so grateful for my friends who are completely understanding of my even more casual and relaxed/boring nights at home watching tv and playing board games. Your companionship is irreplaceable. I am thankful for my wonderful family and extended family. I have such a unique bond with all of you, and I can count on all of you for different things on any given day. I especially have loved all the extra time I've spent with my biological brother this past year. He is truly one of my main people, and I'm overly lucky to call him my brother. I am excited, ecstatic, and completely joyous to be adding our little one to our family. Despite how hard it is, I have never had more purpose and love in my life. Scott, my husband, has given me more love, support, and companionship than I could ever ask for. He is a great provider, friend, husband, son, father, and person. I am so lucky to have him and am beyond thankful for him in my life.

Lastly, I want to just give all my thanks and praise to God. Without him, nothing is possible. Everything good is of Him. I hope to give it all back in praise and faithfulness. I live a beautiful life.

Thanks to everyone reading this. Hopefully your list is as long as mine!