Month: July 2014

Girl with a glow

Hey everyone! Remember me? I’ve been MIA these days for a number of reasons. A new job, summertime is crazy aaaaannnnnddddd I’ve been busy making a baby! Between the first trimester of ups and downs to being busy planning for our little one, blogging has taken a backseat. But, rest assured, I’m back in action!

 

In just 5 short months, we will welcome our first little one into the world and begin our lives as a family of THREE!  What an exciting, amazing ride these last 5 months have been. From finding out we were expecting, to telling all of our friends and family, relying on one another more than ever and taking each day in stride as we figure this whole thang out.

We have had some pretty incredible moments, and just like any other couple, we’ve had our low days, too. Everyone does. Going through so much change is no joke, people! I’m finding that not many people talk about it openly though. Very recently, I’ve met a few women who tell me that they’ve never fought with their spouse/partner more than they have while pregnant. Their honesty and candor is so refreshing and we end up feeling so much more normal, knowing that it happens to other people and we’re not alone!
But truly, most days are FILLED with pure excitement and amazement at what a miracle this whole pregnancy thing is. Waking up and knowing theres a sweet, little life growing inside of you and will change your life forever is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. And in today, we will find out if we’re having a boy or a girl–the anticipation is killing me!
Two days ago may have been one of the best days in the last 5 months. I was sitting in a late night movie, with my good friend Melody, when all of a sudden I felt the baby kick! I had been wondering if it was moving around for the last few days, but always second guessed what I’d been feeling…but THIS was a real kick. No mistaking it. It might have been the ice cold drink I had, or maybe the baby loves Ethan Hawk just like their mama, but either way….a REAL kick!!!! What a great feeling. That night I laid awake until 2am feeling Baby C move around, with a smile on my face until I drifted into a deep, deep sleep. Ok baby, you’ve got my heart.
My desire as I begin to blog about this new chapter in our lives is to tell you the good, the bad and the really not pretty stuff.  I hope to encourage you, to laugh with you, and to give some of you a blog that you can really relate to. So, here it is. The real story.
Let the journey begin!