April 30, 2014

Decisions...

I am overwhelmed.

Overwhelmed with what kind of look I want for our baby's nursery. In the beginning I feel like I knew exactly what I wanted, I had a vision. And now that vision is getting further and further away because I keep playing with and thinking of new ideas.

I will explain a few absolute decisions I've made so far

{First off} we are not finding out what we are having. We are creating a room that it going to work for a he or a she.

{#2} we are keeping the walls grey

{#3} I am not going with any characters. I am looking for prints, patterns and textures. The mobile will either be cut out circles in an ombre colour scheme or pom poms

{#4} we are getting a white crib, and already have a gray-brown dresser that we are using as the change station

{#5} we are not using crib bumpers. which means that the bedding decor will be a crib sheet and skirt only

Because we aren't using any characters as decor, I'm trying to figure out what kind of bedding I want. I can't figure out if I want calming and neutral colours with prints and patterns {greys, white, browns} OR if I want bold and fun colours with prints and patterns {green, turquoise, orange, yellow}. If I go with neutral, I can throw in colour once the baby arrives OR if I go with colourful, it should work for either boy or girl.

Neutrals make the room look calming, warm and welcoming.

Colours pops against grey walls and white furniture making the atmosphere fun, exciting & bold.

{note} I wrote the top portion of this post on April 29th. My mom & I went to Babies R Us last night and purchased the crib ! My mom & dads gift to us and the baby was them buying the crib and we are soo appreciative of that. We got the Baby Cache Thompson Crib in White. I'm so excited for Neil to assemble it and see it sitting in the room !

This morning I was browsing Etsy for a change pad cover and I came across a gorgeous gold metallic confetti pad cover. It gave me butterflies when I saw it and got me thinking.. what if we did a grey, white & gold nursery ? Add blues or pinks once baby is here. I started to search Etsy and Pinterest and found soo many ideas !! I don't want an overload of gold in the room, I'm thinking the bedding, change pad, wall art and a mobile would be a nice way to add it in. I've been so back & forth with the patterns, colours and prints I've found but I actually feel really confident & excited thinking about going this route !

Here are some of the inspirations I found:

{the crib we bought}
{the change pad cover I found on Etsy}
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 {I want to try to make this but start with gray and end with gold at the bottom}

 
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So that's my idea for today, but I'm really thinking this is the theme we're going to go with... I still have 6 months to decide.

April 28, 2014

A Busy Week & Weekend in Edmonton

This past week/weekend has been a whirlwind ! Everyday last week we had something going on and then went away for the weekend. Let me think back...

{Monday} We had a doctors appointment in the morning and got to hear the heartbeat. It was the typical/usual prenatal appointment, nothing else exciting.

{Tuesday} night 10 ladies and myself went to Solar Gardens for a private succulent class. It was awesome ! Mom & I had gone last year and had the best time, this time was no exception. Everyone seemed to love the class and walked away with a beautifully created succulent pot. Our plan is to go for a private class yearly !

{Wednesday} Friends of ours had us over supper. There were 3 couples, 1 child and 2 babies under 10 months old at the dinner table. Made it a fun, loud, busy supper and we really enjoyed it. It was nice to visit and chat with friends that have gone through what we're experiencing right now.

{Thursday} night I had a cut & colour. I always love getting a refresher and having some length taken off. I sort of got rid of the ombre look I've been rocking for a long time. Went dark with somewhat lighter pieces throughout/underneath. I'm really loving it {thanks Kyla !} Makes me feel brand new and not so mad when I'm doing my hair in the morning. Thursday also marks the day that my good friend Krystal delivered their baby girl Brynley Grace !! We can't wait to meet her on Wednesday !! Krystal has sent me so many adorable pictures of her that I may need to start a Brynley photo album on my phone, hey.. I'm not complaining. Love receiving sweet baby girl pictures ! ALSO, my brother bought a truck !! A very, VERY nice truck ! He's coming over for supper tonight to show it off to us and we can't wait ! I honestly went to use the bathroom on Thursday, came out & checked my phone.. Krystal had delivered Brynley and Dallas bought a truck !! I was on a high of excitement for everyone right until bed !

{Friday-Sunday} Neil & I made a quick road trip to Edmonton right after work. We spent Saturday at Ikea, South Commons and at West Ed.

Our goal of the trip was to pick up a certain dresser for the nursery at Ikea. We went through the showroom so I could show Neil & get his approval. We made our way to the warehouse to pick it up, went to the right aisle and bin and nothing was there... not one white stain Hemnes dresser... we found a customer service rep to see if they had more in the back and just didn't re-stock it. He says they are sold out and discontinuing the white stain finish... WHAT ?! seriously ?! We came to Edmonton with the purpose of buying this dresser and now we're going home empty handed ?? Those were my initial thoughts as soon as he told us. 5 minutes afterwards we decided we're still buying the dresser, but in gray-brown instead. We both agreed that we liked the gray-brown finish more and it should work with the grey walls and a white crib. Total relief that we were going home with the dresser we wanted, just a different colour.

Neil bought 2 hats and a pair of jeans for himself. I bought zero things for myself {cookies by George and a Dairy Queen ice cream cone do not count...}. We really enjoyed getting away together. Taking our time in the malls, having a delicious supper at Earls and winding down in whirlpool at the hotel.

Next up this week is more craziness, but it'll be a good craziness. It's time to start working on the nursery !! We're moving our spare bed to the basement tonight, steam cleaning the carpets and then Neil will build the dresser. Mom & I are going to Babies R Us tomorrow night to hopefully purchase a crib !! Here are some inspirations/ looks with the dresser we bought:

{gray-brown dresser + white crib}

change table inspirations:

April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend Re-cap

{Thursday night} My parents came to play golf in the garage and spend the night at our place. Our good friends Rod & Jo came for the evening as well and they brought surprise guests, their son, daughter in law & grandson ! I was soo excited to meet their grandson. He is the cutest, sweetest, most handsome almost 5 month old I've ever seen. We were all strangers to him and he didn't fuss once ! He laughed every time his dad would hit a golf ball which was the cutest thing ever. He hung out with everyone all evening long, such a good baby !

{Friday morning} We woke up to freezing rain/snow conditions. We had made plans to go to the lake for the day and spend the night. With the weather, I wasn't sure if my dad was going to commit to going. Neil made a really nice breakfast, we packed up and headed out. The highway was in really bad conditions but we took our time & got there safe. We spent the day outside by the fire, cutting down trees, munching, drinking, visiting, going for a walk, laying in the camper watching movies. It was completely relaxing as we were the only ones out there. It looked like a day in February with how much wind & snow there was, not like the 2nd last Saturday in April. It was really, really fun to be out at the lake and spending our first night of the season.

{Saturday} We made our way home pretty early, not much else to do out there while its cold and snowy. Neil & I had some downtime in between getting home and heading to Neils brothers for his sides Easter. B & C hosted a nice BBQ Easter meal and we got to sit back and laugh at O and all of the silly things he does. He's chatting soo much right now, not real words but 1 1/2 year old chatter. We had an early, quiet night at home just the 2 of us.

{Sunday} we met my moms family for brunch and visited at my aunts for a while. Dallas came over for the afternoon/evening. We watched Gravity, ordered pizza, the boys played video games and I hung out watching TV/playing Candy Crush. Of course we had to stay up to watch Game of Thrones. I never stay up until 10 anymore so I was definitely ready for bed once the show ended.

and finally {Monday} morning Neil & I went for the 14 week prenatal appointment. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat {eeek!!} ! He took a while to find it which was making me nervous, but finally found it. It was beating so fast ! I feel even more relief and peace with my pregnancy now that I've seen/heard our baby. Great way to start the busy week I'm going to be having !

14 Weeks

How Far Along: 14w1d
Symptoms: Thankfully majority of them have gone away. Still tired but not nearly as bad as I have recently been
Gender: Unknown, and we won't be finding out
Weight Gain: Was weighed this morning & I'm down from my last prenatal appointment
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new, but need to go shopping for some
Stretch Marks: None
Belly Button in or Out: In
Sleep: Not sleeping the best lately, toss & turn a lot
Best Moment This Week: Hearing the heartbeat this morning :))
Worst Moment This Week: Getting up too early on Friday & Saturday morning
Movement: Nope
Queasy or Sick: The morning sickness has gone away ! I changed taking my prenatal vitamin to suppertime instead of first thing in the morning it's helped ! {Thanks Krys for this !}
Looking Forward To: Our succulent class tomorrow night, getting my hair done Thursday night and heading to Edmonton w/ the hubs on Friday night !

April 14, 2014

Thoughts of a Pregnant Woman

"I feel like I'm going to be sick.. never mind I'm fine, wait...."

"It's weird how I feel good and then minutes later I feel gross"

"I don't think I have to pee, but I probably should"

Husband: "want steak for supper ?" Wife: "are you trying to make me sick ?"

"I think I'm going to get grey bedding for the crib. But green would look good to. But grey is more calming & neautral. But a girl or boy can have green in the room. I could go bold, but then I could get sick of it." Etc., etc.

"When can I buy the car seat and stroller? I know which one I want already"

"I'm always tired... I feel so lame. Am I boring ?"

"We should invite someone over" half hour later... "I'm glad we didn't invite anyone, I'm going to bed"

Husband: "Are you going to bed ?" Wife: "No, I'm going to lay in bed and watch TV for a bit" End up going to sleep 10 minutes in

Brought to you by: some of my thoughts so far

April 9, 2014

What I'm Loving Wednesdays

I'm loving...

... that we were able to announce our exciting news this past weekend !!! {thank you again to everyone for your congratulations}

... the nice warm weather {we had yesterday}. I hope it's here to stay !

... that I didn't need to wear a jacket to work yesterday, just a Lululemon sweater

... that next week is a short work week and a long weekend

... that I made biscuits for supper last night

... that my hair is getting long enough to curl again

... the Bump Nest pillow I bought

... the website Carousel Designs, customized baby bedding. I seriously have over 10 designs I've created saved and I'm trying to figure out which one to order. I may have to post some on here to get some opinions !

April 7, 2014

Wednesday April 2nd {Day after our 1st Ultrasound}

We had our first ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing !! 

We got the news I was hoping for. We saw our little itty bitty dancing and moving around like crazy and could actually see its heart beating in it's teeny, tiny chest. It was the best feeling. Total relief.

I was trying to remain positive and excited these last few weeks but I really needed this ultrasound. To see our little baby and to hear {see in this case} its heart beating. I've been following different blogs for years and have read so many times of people miscarrying. Even the pregnancy group I'm a part of {What to Expect, October 2014} have so many women posting about losing their babies recently. It's a fear I've been struggling with but yesterday that literally all went away.

I couldn't believe how much movement it was making. I expected to see a baby shape but really couldn't believe the "dancing" it was doing. It changed positions so many times during our appointment. I had this huge grin on my face the entire time and kept asking Neil "did you see that?" "can you believe it?". Our tech was so nice to us, answering all of our questions and just generally being happy for us.

We are measured at 11w2d with a heartbeat of 174bpm and it's 4.40cm big {the size of a lime is what my app says}. I was on cloud 9 when we left the appointment. So happy, so giddy and sending the ultrasound picture to everyone who knows. Today I sent an email to my co-workers letting them know our news, and slowly we're filling everyone else in.

Introducing Baby "N": the cutest thing without eyes I've ever seen !!

{only 28 weeks and 4 days left to go before he/she is here, crazy!}

Monday March 24th {10 Weeks}

How Far Along: 10 weeks today
Symptoms: Morning sickness, fatigue and funky appetite
Gender: Unknown, and we won't be finding out
Weight Gain: I lost 6 pounds from the flu 2 weeks ago so I'm still down a few pounds since then
Maternity Clothes: My mom bought me 2 basic maternity shirts, a black and white one. I'm living in them because they're long and comfy. They also make my boobs look small which is a major bonus.
Stretch Marks: None
Belly Button in or Out: In
Sleep: I have been sleeping like crap. Going to bed early and either waking up during the night or waking up early. I ordered a Bump Nest pregnancy pillow and hope that maybe that will help. I've read really, really good things about it. I ordered the blue peacock print.
Best Moment This Week: Telling my cousin & her husband that we're expecting
Worst Moment This Week: Not getting good or enough sleep. I can't function without proper sleep.
Movement: Nope
Queasy or Sick: Yup, thanks morning sickness {very lucky it hasn't been major}. Also I will randomly feel nauseous but nothing happens.
Looking Forward To: Our first ultrasound appointment scheduled for April 1st !

Friday March 21st {Post Prenatal Appointment}

So I had my first prenatal complete appointment this morning and I left feeling annoyed and disappointed.

We didn't get any bad news {thank goodness} but I didn't get what I wanted. They weighed me, did a finger poke, I gave a urine sample, had my blood pressure checked and got a PAP test {TMI ?}. I asked if we could try to hear the heartbeat {I'm 9w4} and my doctor kind of shut me down right away. He said there's no way you could hear a heartbeat yet because it's in my pelvis hidden behind my uterus. I'm a part of the What to Expect app and a bunch of women have posted about hearing a heartbeat and getting an ultrasound done as early as 8 weeks. So my doctor used the Doppler because I had asked him, not because he wanted to, and we didn't hear anything.

I'm not worried about not hearing a heartbeat, I'm just annoyed that he shut me down so quickly with a request I made. I also asked when I would be getting an ultrasound and he said not until 14-16 weeks. There's no way I could wait that long and again he gave me a bit of attitude when I said that.

I left the appointment with an ultrasound booked for April 1st and my next prenatal checkup will be March 21st. I'll be 14 weeks then and we better get to hear a heartbeat. That's really all I was hoping for today and didn't get it. He says that everything is good right now, but I just need that confirmation of seeing it and/or hearing it. I understand a doctors perspective and they have their ways with what they want to do, but this is our baby and if I request something that he doesn't really agree with, I wish he would respectively give me his opinion and not shut down what I'm asking for.

I'm trying to not let this morning ruin my day but it's put me in a sour mood.

TGIF.

Thursday March 20th {Before Prenatal Apppointment}

A month ago yesterday we went to the doctors to confirm this pregnancy by doing a pee test & telling him when my last cycle was.

Tomorrow we go for our first prenatal appointment and I am so anxious for it.

My biggest hope for tomorrows appointment is able to hear a heartbeat. I'm going to be 9w4d tomorrow so I know ultrasound wise it will show something very small {I also know I won't be getting an ultrasound tomorrow}, but I just really want to hear a heartbeat.

I've been struggling with trying to be positive and excited while also being realistic. I read a lot of blogs of women who have miscarried and I know that miscarriages are common. Unspoken of, but common. I don't want to think the worst but I'm also afraid of being heartbroken thinking that there's no chance something will be wrong. Hearing that heartbeat will put all my negative thoughts far away and the excitement will fully be allowed.

Symptoms wise I've really had nothing. Those first few weeks I was super tired, I had cramps everyday and my boobs were so sore. This past week or 2 there's barely been anything. I've been sick in the morning twice and it was nothing major. Food is still hit and miss each day, most of the time I don't feel like eating or when I think about what I want it ends up not "sounding good". I think that's why I have some doubt sometimes because I've really had none of the symptoms women are supposed to expect.

So my fingers are tightly crossed for good news tomorrow. I just want this Poppyseed to be on the right track and that we can still expect him/her to make an appearance around October 20th.

Wednesday March 12th

It's Wednesday and my first day at work this week. Neil & I had the joy of battling the flu this past weekend.

Friday night we went to the Blades game with my work and afterwards went to my parents to visit for a bit. Neil said he wasn't feeling good so we went home. I heard him get up a few times during the night but otherwise I stayed sleeping. Saturday morning around 7:30 I woke up and he wasn't in bed. I went to the spare room and found him sleeping in there. He said he had been up all night puking his guts out. I felt so bad that I had no idea ! He slept the day away on Saturday, I ran around with mom in the morning and then hung around home to see if he needed anything for the rest of the day.

Sunday I woke up feeling grouchy and tired. Neil had gotten up quite a bit throughout the night and I wasn't able to sleep through it. He was finally starting to feel somewhat better and I wasn't feeling great, so we hung out at home for the day. Around 8:30 that night, something wasn't feeling right to me. Sure enough, it was my turn to battle the flu. I was in the bathroom alll night long. Every time I would lay down to try and sleep, I would have to run back. It was awful. My stomach hurt so much, I didn't have anything left in me to empty, and I was keeping Neil up by using the bathroom a 100 times.

Thankfully on Monday Neil stayed home with me. I knew he was tired from me keeping him up, but he was also concerned to leave his pregnant wife alone at home fighting the flu. I don't know how many times he checked my temperature to see if I had a fever, he tried over and over to get me to drink liquids, he made me jello, and made sure I was comfortable. He was honestly the best nurse. I slept most of the day away except for when I had my head or butt in the toilet.

Yesterday I stayed home from work to try and build up some energy. Trying to eat, trying to drink & sleeping some more. Not very exciting but I was able to shower & do my hair. I came to the conclusion that day time TV sucks, and I hope there will be better programs on during the day come fall.

So my blog post today isn't very exciting or really worth a read, but I'm just happy to be alive and not have to spend 24 hours on or near a toilet. I'm still not feeling 100% and I think because I'm pregnant that it will take some time before I'm there. I honestly just want to feel good and not be in a bad mood, not feel like garbage & be able to eat something. Hopefully soon rather then later.

Monday March 3rd {7 Weeks}

This morning didn't start off the best. I experienced my first episode of morning sickness {TMI ?}. It wasn't anything major or a kill-me-now situation, but it just sucked to get out of the shower, sit on the bed for 2 minutes trying to figure out what's going to happen and then spending a bit of time on the bathroom floor. Neil, my mom & myself were reallly hoping I wouldn't have to experience this "joy" of pregnancy, but I guess it was bound to happen. My fingers are still crossed that maybe it'll only happen once in a while vs. every morning/ every day.

Time for a bit of an update !

How Far Along: 7 weeks today
Symptoms: Still cramping, I've had a bit of spotting this past week which has made me somewhat nervous but it hasn't been anything major. Boobs are feeling very heavy & sore most of the time. And I've become a little picky with food. Thinking about certain food makes me feel gross, definitely not eating like I used to.
Gender: Unknown, and we won't be finding out
Weight Gain: I've actually lost a pound or two as of lately, I think because of the change in eating habits & food preferences.
Maternity Clothes: Nope
Stretch Marks: None
Belly Button in or Out: In
Sleep: Sleep would be great if our cats quit waking us up.
Best Moment This Week: Having my Old Navy order of some baby clothes show up
Worst Moment This Week: This week has just began so I'll reference to last week. Feeling super, super tired each day. I was fighting to stay awake at work and going to bed super early.
Movement: Nope
Queasy or Sick: Unfortunately yes, dumb morning sickness...
Looking Forward To: Home time today {after I get blood work done}. Due to this mornings events, I'd rather be at home, hanging out in bed.

Wednesday February 26th

I am soo tired lately. Today has been particularity tough. I can't keep my eyes open as of 7am this morning. Right about now I am so ready for a nap. I don't know if it's the weather or if it's because of poppy-seed, but this mama is pooped !

These last few days have been interesting with  my eating habits. I used to eat breakfast every morning, have a snack or two and work, have lunch, another snack, eat supper & maybe something in the evenings. Now, breakfast is not guaranteed to be eaten every morning, trying to have a muffin or granola bar as a snack doesn't go well, lunch time is finally when I have the urge to eat and supper is pretty much my last meal of the day. I guess its not a bad thing to be cutting out food I don't need, it's just kind of funny to see these little changes. I still haven't been sick and my fingers are crossed it stays this way !

Last night we were FINALLY able to tell Dallas our news ! I had ordered a few things online for him and they arrived on Monday. I had bought a pink {no we don't know what we're having} onesie that said "I heart my uncle on it" and snuck it into the bag in between the items he ordered. We had everyone over for supper last night and I gave him his bag of goodies. When he opened it, he took it out and was really confused why this onesie was inside. He looked at it, put it down, and we kept asking him "what the heck is that ?" "what is that doing in there ?" It took him a good minute to try and figure out what it meant, and finally he looked at me {while I was smiling} and realized what it was. He gave me huge, huge hugs & was totally surprised and excited. I really didn't expect that reaction from him but it was perfect ! I wanted to sneakly record his reaction, but I was too excited and forgot ! It really was a perfect response.

So now our whole immediate family knows, parents and siblings. We are waiting to tell grandparents & everyone else until we are in the safe zone. My cousins Baileys birthday is on Friday night and we may be going out to celebrate. I have to think of a good excuse to not have a drink without telling them. I hope I think of something good.

Friday February 21st {5 Weeks}

One week ago today we found out we're pregnant ! I hope the next 5-6 weeks fly by just as fast as this last one did.

All of my baby related posts are being written and saved as a draft since it's way too early to publish and tell anyone. I'd like to document as much as I can even though there's really nothing there yet. We've nicked name baby Poppyseed {due to its size when we first found out}. Here's a little info on me & Poppyseed !

How Far Along: 5 weeks and 4 days {says my What to Expect App}
Symptoms: I get cramps in the afternoon/evening everyday. My boobs are a little sore {they really hurt during Zumba last night}
Gender: Unknown, and we won't be finding out
Weight Gain: Nothing so far {trying to lose while I can}
Maternity Clothes: Nope
Stretch Marks: None
Belly Button in or Out: In
Sleep: I've woken up earlier then the alarm a couple of mornings in a row. Otherwise sleeping good
Best Moment This Week: Going to the doctor to confirm Poppyseed is real
Worst Moment This Week: Running into my aunt & her husband while at the doctors {it wasn't the most awful situation, it was just funny/bad timing !}
Movement: None. Poppyseed is the size of a sweet pea right now so no movement to be expected
Queasy or Sick: Nope ! hopefully it stays that way
Looking Forward To: The weekend and Dallas getting home so we can tell him our exciting news !

Because we have been trying since August, I do have a few things purchased already:

My first baby purchase item was the ERGObaby carrier in Bamboo Forrest. I can't wait to use this at the lake or even around home

We picked up the Fisher Price Zen swing off Kijiji for a really good price

And I ordered the Aden + Anais Bamboo Moonlight swaddle blankets & crib sheet.  
{I'm actually wearing the far left one as a scarf today ! I found the idea on Instagram and it looks really cute !}
I know I shouldn't be buying anything yet, but all the items I have so far can be used whenever and are gender neutral. Can't help but be excited to baby shop !

Wednesday February 19th {1st Doctor's Appointment}

Today we went to the doctor to confirm our little poppy seed is real and it is!

I'm 5 weeks and due October 20th ! We are so, so excited & of course, it still doesn't feel real.

We told my parents Saturday night, we told Brent, Chantel & Owen this evening after the doctor appointment, as well as Neil's parents. Everyone is so happy and excited for us. Of course we're only 5 weeks in which is too early to really be telling anyone. We're aware that there's a risk of a different outcome but we remain positive and excited and won't think otherwise.

Funny story, my aunt & her husband are pregnant & due in July. She's 10 years older then me so we're pretty close in age. Anyways, today we walk into the clinic & the first people I spot are my aunt & her husband. I literally overcame with panic and turned to Neil to say "what the heck are we going to tell them ??" Our excuse was we came in to talk to my doctor about my irregular cycles. We both see the same doctor so he knows what's going on. They were in to hear the heartbeat and we were in to confirm that we're pregnant but they can't know that. What are the chances ! We could not stop laughing and saying "are you serious ?" "like really ?!"

I'm sure they have taken a guess as to why we were BOTH there, but until it's safe to say we're sticking with our fake story.

I can't believe we are pregnant. I truly thought that we would be the couple who really wanted a baby, had a plan & could do it but weren't able to make it happen on our own. I feel so lucky and so excited. I keep using the word excited because I can't figure out what other word to describe how I'm feeling !

So we're 5 weeks in, 35 weeks to go !!

Friday February 14th {We're Pregnant!}

This has been an extremely memorable & probably the best Valentines Day we will ever have.

We found out that I am pregnant !!!!

I can't believe it. I don't think I will believe it until my doctors appointment on Friday February 21st.

Neil & I made supper at home tonight and afterwards I went to Pharmasave to buy some munchies and picked up a pregnancy test as well. All week I've been experiencing cramping and assumed they were PMS cramps. But I figured I might as well do a test & just confirm that it would be negative.

When the test showed that positive sign, my heart almost burst out of my chest. I felt weak in the knees looking at the test. I quickly grab a gift I have been hiding for months & ran downstairs to give it to Neil. Once he opened it, I immediately blurted out "I think I'm pregnant", tears streaming down my face & showing him the positive test.

I was crying so hard and Neil had the biggest smile on his face. I kept telling him "I don't know if I should believe it or not", "am I seeing the lines right?" "We have to go back to Pharmasave to buy more tests!"

Sure enough, the Clear Blue digital test confirmed it again "Pregnant 2-3 weeks" !

I still can't believe it. I can't believe after what I went through this week, how I felt & what I was thinking that the whole time I was pregnant. I've been waiting to experience that feeling of seeing a positive test, telling my husband & knowing that we are pregnant ! I don't think I can truly describe the feeling right now but I'll simply say I am so excited & so happy !!

And on top of it.. I'm supposed to be getting a tattoo with my mom tomorrow ! Neil & I read up on the internet that getting a tattoo done while pregnant is a big no no. SO I have to call them in the morning, fill them in on our news & try to make up an act that only mom will be getting a tattoo without telling her the real reason why. This is going to be extremely difficult. We are going to tell our families once we see the doctor next Friday, just to confirm & get more info. I hope this all works out tomorrow & there will be no problems !

So tonight, we celebrated our first Valentines Day as a married couple and while also finding out we are pregnant ! I honestly don't think we will ever top this night !!

April 6, 2014

We Have Some News...

 We're pregnant !!


We found out on Valentines Day and have been on Cloud 9 since then ! I am 12 weeks right now and overall feeling pretty good. I've been dealing with morning sickness {only once a day and its done}, fatigue & nausea in the evenings and my appetite is kind of weird. I really can't complain because I know there are women going through it much worst then me.

We are so excited and are counting down the days until October when we get to meet our baby! I've been writing and savings posts since February 14th and will probably start publishing 1 or 2 a day for the next little bit. I wanted to make sure I documented everything I was exactly feeling on those days.

It feels good to finally be able to share our news with everyone ! We let immediate family know at first, waiting a while before we filled in grandparents, uncles/aunties and close, good friends.

So here's to another BIG year for us ! Probably the biggest one of our lives !