Monday, January 18, 2016

Boy or Girl

Boy or Girl, did you find out or let it be a surprise? We've still got a way's to go till we are able to find out the gender but I'm dying inside wanting to know. There's no way I could wait till the birth to find out and thankfully the hubbs is on the same page as me when it comes to this. I'm a huge panner, talk about some serious OCD here. I want to have babe's name picked out (thats a whole other story), the nursery designed and finished. You know the whole nine yards. Oh and of course everything will be monogrammed (ok maybe not everything) so there needs to be plenty of time for that. I want to have a clearly defined nursery. I'm not a gender neutral kinda gal. Nothing wrong with that at all, just not for me. Everyone has their reasonings for doing what they choose to do when it comes to finding out the gender. But for us / me, I want to know. I'm already going crazy not knowing. 
If you found out the gender of your baby how did you do it? 
*A gender reveal party?
*Did you surprise your Spouse?
*Simply have your doctor tell you?
*Did you do something special / outta the box for the two of you?
I'd love to hear your idea's / suggestions. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Easy & Healthy

When the hubbs deployed in November of 2014 I made a huge change in my fitness and nutrition routines. Really focusing on me and building a better life for myself, the hubbs and our future. Now more than ever I really need to stay focused on my goals and stay on track with my nutrition and workouts. Its not just about me any more but a growing babe as well. I won't even lie or sugar coat it, pregnancy absolutely terrifies me. The weight gain, the sickness, the delivery, my body changing. Did I mention the weight gain. AAAHHH!!!!! Its all so scary and over whelming, I know its one of the best times in our / my life but it still is so much to take in. I plan to stick to my workouts, running and biking as long as I can and I have the ok from my doctor. Thankfully being in a really good routine before hand helps me keep that momentum going.
I know everyones situation and experience is different and I want to make are I have as easy and smooth painless pregnancy and birth as possible. So I am going to try to do everything possible to make that happen. I know there will be those moments of absolute misery, but I can only hope they are far and few between.
Speaking of a easy pregnancy, I know that the most important part is the simple fact that babe is 100% ok and healthy. I want nothing more than to have a healthy babe. I know that as long as babe is healthy and well everything else will fall into place. However I may have my finger's crossed that babe is a girl. It's always been a dream of mine to have a little southern girl. I think we are pretty settled on just having one. (that's the plan as of now at least.) I do know that I would be just as happy and over joyed with a handsome little boy to. Girls are just so adorable and so much fun!! Right!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

How I Told the Hubby He was Going to be a DADDY.

After tossing around a couple idea's I decided to have a little mini photo shoot done by my friend / director from work. The hubbs just loves having his picture taken, insert sarcasm here lol. Knowing he had off on Friday I convinced him that Brittany needed a couple to practice shooting some Valentines day pictures for next month. It took a little arm twisting considering we'd just had her do our pictures two months prior. Well with the expected rain on Friday, as well as getting a little antsy I was able to talk the hubbs into taking pictures on Thursday. It worked out prefect because the weather was absolutely beautiful.
We each had a sign, I told him to write one thing he loved most about me and that I was doing the same. I love what he wrote, he has a way with keeping things simple yet so sweet. 
I'll let the pictures do the talking....
Standing with my back to him I was beyond nervous but excited to turn around. We'd been talking about this off and on for the past 9 years. We'd always said if it happens unplanned we will make it work. But finally settling down and deciding ok we where ready was scary. But was he really ready? Ready to be a Daddy and take on a whole new role?! Our lives where going to be changing drastically in a matter of months. I couldn't wait to see the look on his face, to hear his reaction and thoughts. Ready or Not this was happening, our life was changing and there wasn't any turning back. 

I can't thank Brittany enough for taking the time out of her day to do this for her. She is a absolute doll. I not only love working for her but I love having her as a friend!!! :) 

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Day My World Changed Forever

Over the weekend I though maybe.....just maybe. No it couldn't be, it's to early its to soon. We'd only taken this path just a short 5 months earlier. This couldn't be happening.
Monday morning on my way to work I texted my Spouse (aka Sarah).

I still wasn't 100% sold that this could even be a possibility. My lunch rolled around I went up to Walgreen's. I picked up a 2 pack and figured I'd have one for now and one for in the morning. You know just in case I didn't like the answer it gave me or wanted to double check and see if maybe it changed. That's when I looked down and saw a box with three. Ok what the heck at least this way if the out come wasn't what we where hoping for I'd have another one on hand for next month.
Back to work, I took the test. "It's the middle of the day I though, it's not going to happen". Your suppose to do this first thing when you wake up.
I stuck it in my cabinet and went to get my lunch. A couple minutes later I came back to check it and found this....

OMG, I lost it. I started bawling my eyes out. This couldn't be happening, was this real?! I was a ball of emotions, excited, surprised, scared! Let's be real I was totally overwhelmed.
Yes we had been trying but apart of me didn't think it would happen this soon after all it had only been 5 months. (really 4 from the time I got pregnant)

When the Spouse found out she was expecting I was the first one to find out. We where chatting on FB and she sent me a picture on messenger. So it only seemed fitting that A- she was the first to know (all along I knew I tell her first) and B- that I send her a picture. She knew I was at work so after her reply of ...

I called her back. The next half hour we chatted about so much. It was a world wind. I still was in a little disbelief. She helped me figure out the due date, which made it even more real.

My next step was figuring out how I was going to tell the hubbs. I played around with a couple idea's of course I went to Pinterest. I wanted to do special and different. I mean after all we've waited almost 9 years to even consider trying. So I wanted it to be a moment we would both remember forever.

Tuesday the following morning I took a second test just to see if maybe just maybe it had changed and the first one was a fluke. No such thing. Apparently there's no such thing as a false positive. This was the result I got.

Friday, January 8, 2016

8 Year Anniversary Pictures

It just dawned on me the other day that I never shared our Anniversary pictures we had done this past November and well I absolutely loved how they came out so of course I have to share!!!!