January 13, 2012

So now you know.

{If you missed it, here is our big news!}

Now you know why I have been a little more MIA here for the past couple of months. 1. Because I have been trying not to die my deadliest death via nausea and exhaustion, and 2. because it is REALLY hard to tell any story ever while not discussing the biggest change in my life right now!

I wanted to wait and make sure everything was A-Okay in there before I announced to the world, but I actually kind of became a crazy person not being able to tell you all for so long. I started just blurting out "I'm pregnant!" to strangers on the street. I'm not kidding.

But now a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can freely talk about everything here once more.

First of all, I think it is a boy. I am no doctor, but last time I was pregnant I had basically no symptoms except a little sleepiness in the first trimester and some hip pain once I was huge. Who was that pleasant little creature inside me? A girl. This time? This time I have been so sick. No actual vomiting (aside from the stomach flu) so I can't complain too hard or Mandy will kick me in the pregnant belly (I'm kidding, she would never do that! Maybe a shin.) I have also had kind of actual cravings this time, but for boring stuff like Grapefruit and Cup o' Noodles. I am also exhausted, but that may be the extra kid running around that I didn't have last time. All this in my mind = boy. Maybe I should be a doctor.

We will see in July! (Just kidding, we will see in March, did you think I could actually wait until the kid was born? Don't you know me at all?)

I have so many stories to tell you, but maybe I will parcel them out and instead leave you with a few cute pictures of my kid. Deal?

So the other day, we turned her carseat around for the first time. It was better than Christmas. We were trying to make it to two years, but she is so tall it was getting impossible to get her in and out with it rear-facing. Plus she is approaching the rear-facing weight limit, so forward it is! 

She has never been more pumped. Suddenly car trips are a treat instead of a chore. The first day we took her out forward-facing we finally got home and parked and she shook her head "no, no, no!" so we drove around for another 15 minutes just looking at houses. It was nice.

 {She looks sad but she is just in a daze.}

 {This is how she really felt about it.}

{Love this happy girl.}

Family road trips here we come!


  1. Well I'm no doctor either, but I can tell you that with both of my pregnancies (as you know), I have been ridiculously nauseous and sick (with the vomitting 10 times a day, but no I won't kick you in the tummy!) ha ha. BUT you can complain cause well, it sucks. And also, as you know, I am the mommy of two little boys. So that leads me to believe that maybe you are carrying a boy?? But then again, every pregnancy is different, regardless of the gender so who knows! Can't wait to find out!!

  2. oh but i was heinously sick with my girl pregnancy! i still bet it's a boy..can't wait to find out!!

  3. wow, so exciting!! yay! i have heard urban myths that if you're more sick you're carrying a girl because all the added hormones don't mesh well with all our existing female hormones! that couldn't sound any more made up & non-factual though.

    your symptoms sound very much like how i felt with parker though... nauseous all day long but no vomiting. just an extensive feeling of being carsick. blech. miserable. hope you're out of the first tri & into the honeymoon 2nd tri stage soon!

    when's your due date??

  4. Hayley SoderlundJanuary 14, 2012

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!

    What a great treat to turn the car seat around! I have never thought about this small change in your child's life, but I can imagine she was excited!

  5. Jessica BaileyJanuary 14, 2012

    She is adorable! Picture #2 is my favorite! Too cute!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS :) This must be the happiest time...ever in the history of the world!! I came across your blog from Megan's and I'm so happy I've found it! Your daughter is adorable..and I'm an aspiring photog too!!

    Happy happy happy :)

  7. Heather BookerJanuary 17, 2012

    Congrats!!!!!! I love that Little sweater she has on. So cozy. Hoping you get a break from the nausea. I was so nauseous with Milo.... all I ate was crackers.... I got bored so I tried different brands....now I can't even walk past certain brands in the grocery store without getting nauseous.

  8. Yay for you guys! I hope it's a boy so you can have the best of both worlds, although Sisters are the best right? Tough choice.


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