Wednesday, February 27, 2013

1st Trimester Has Been Done & Over With...

1st Trimester Questionnaire 



This had happened far to long ago.. I found out I was pregnant at about ... 6 weeks but I truly wanted to do this to reflect on myself!

Total weight gain/loss: I gained NOTHING! I have lost a pound of two during this first tri. due to being sick so much.. :(

Maternity clothes? NOT EVEN A CHANCE! Still rocking my size 6-7's!

Sleep: This has been a total adjustment! I wake up to pee at least once or twice a night. I crave juice and am officially sleeping with two pillows under my head and one body pillow between my legs and wrapped around my belly. I love sleeping on my tummy and well sleeping on my side of back is the only thing helping.

Best moment the first trimester:  The love that is floating around .. because we had just announced that we were FINALLY PREGNANT! It all truly is an unreal feeling and a blessed feeling at the same time for us as a little family to be growing.

Movement: There really has been little to no growth or movement for us within this trimester.. lots of hospital trips and sickness. Lots of moments crying and laying in pain..

Food cravings: GOLDFISH !!!!

Gender: I had no idea at this point. I was just happy to be pregnant and hoped for a healthy baby!

Labor Signs: NO WAY!

Belly Button in or out?  Just the same as normal IN!

What I miss: I do not think I miss anything.. so far.. I am struggling with relaxing and slowing down my life!

What I am looking forward to: My Belly GROWING!

Weekly Wisdom: EXERCISE and EAT RIGHT!

Milestones:That there is a tiny bump there! I can feel it but most can not see it...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

We Are Growing... RECAP!

Yes we are! After much painting I decided that I was going to track my pregnancy via a Chalk Board! With all our family being in different locations I wanted them to see my belly GROW! So here we are with a few weeks worth of growing. It truly is a amazing experience to be able to see it on camera....


 My bump.. ugh I have felt it move and struggled with the little peanut growing and ect over the last few months! It was not until about 20 weeks.. when Mike finally turned to be and said "IT HIT ME" and I asked him.. "What Hit You?" he than repeated back that he was in awe that he is going to be a daddy.. and that it is all finally becoming real...

I truly think that I am going to miss my BUMP after the baby comes out!

To Be Me...

I am still till this day  AMAZED that I am going be a MOMMY! 

Over and over.. I think of all the things I have accomplished and have been able to complete. But.. being pregnant was the icing on the cake.

I wanted to capture me.. at what I thought was my finest and it just so happened that a friend of mine had just purchased a fancy camera and was getting her start at taking pictures! 

Kendall Hooper- Thank you for your amazing pictures of my crazy busy upside down life... with a little peanut in the oven.

The struggle that I find myself in is having so much to do with so little time. Reminding myself that being busy is not always the best for myself and my family. However it is the moments that you work hard for to obtain the things that you want in life that will only help my family and our future. It is the moments of graduating college, working full time, derby, zumba and being a military wife.. that I will be able to tell my kids one day..  "if MOMMY can do .. SO can YOU"!!!

and here we are today sweet love with a sweet baby!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lambeau's Baby Brother or Sister!

Lambeau wanted to get in on the excitement and share his news to his doggy friends! 
Thanks to 3 Dogs and A Chick one of our local doggy stores.. he was a proud doggy with treats for his friends sharing his BIG NEWS!


P.S He was not excited that he had to wake up early to get these pictures done before he headed to school and gave away his treats!

Telling The World!

Okay well not the whole world.. just part of it.. OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS! 

So after much crafting and debating here is our final piece! LAMBEAU <3 p="">

I skyped my Michigan..

and had them download this picture! My sister needed to walk away from the room because my mom kept crying and hitting her out of excitement!

Later we skyped his family in Wisconsin and made them download the picture...
They were in AWE...

Then we had to call the soon to be.. GREAT GRANDMA in Wisconsin...

Look at that daddy to be smiling as he tells his grandma! 

Last we spread the love on Facebook and let the JOY of being pregnant follow us...


Together FINALLY!!

The week he was due back in town seemed like forever! 
I was ready to share my excitement with him about what we have just created together.
However with Mike being the man he is.. he showed up at my work randomly with flowers and a card. Bless his heart!
He looked at me and wanted to cry.. 
We officially WERE HAVING A BABY! ;) 

After work I raced home because I had a special "YOU ARE GOING TO BE A DADDY GIFT"
My daddy and I are PACKER FANS! 

We're Having a Baby!

and later that night he happened to have a gift for me....
baby gear from his TDY and our new reading guides for early nights in bed reading!

Cloud 7 in this HOUSE!

Friday, February 8, 2013

We Are Having A BABY Part ONE!

This is a bit late because I am late at posting EVERYTHING due to life but here is the story..

Oct. 14th 2012..

Right out of Derby and HURT sooo BAD! I had just been kicked around .. and after practice took a trip to CVS.. it was there that it dawned on me... I should be taking pregnancy test ...with all the falling I had been doing!

Time had passed and getting pregnant was not happening.. Mike and I were truly in the laid back state of mind.. if it happens it happens. Well back in the day drinking was always an option because kids were not in the picture.. and I always managed to sneak a preg. test in JUST IN CASE.. and they always were NEGATIVE.. nothing was truly working.

Until the night of the 14th!

Mike was TDY and out of the state and well I was just here doing the same old .. working out.. work.. homework.. and that night I took a test.. than another test... than made a phone call to HOLLY! Calling Mike was not an option because if none of it was true .. I did not want him HAPPY than LET DOWN...

Holly is one of my best friends here in FLORIDA.. she is young , wise and well reminds me of a younger version of me.. independent and responsible.. I called her in a panic because the lines were faded and I was a bit confused.. sent her a text and she said "DRINK A TON OF WATER AND GO BUY THE EXPENSIVE ONES". 

So I did.. and the results were the same..

I sat for hours and cried.. I told no one but my HOLLY.. and it was the next morning that I played the emergency card and tried to keep quite but with Mike out of town Cristy (MY BOSS) NEEDED TO KNOW.. and than headed onto base for an OFFICIAL BLOOD TEST!
Three days later they scheduled my first appointment at 9 weeks PREGNANT!

Now back to Mike who was TDY....HE NEEDED TO BE THE NEXT ONE TO KNOW!!! Because two people in my life had known.. so I SKYPED him holding one of the very first little onesies.. we bought when we decided to start trying for a baby back in the day..

He did not understand what was taking place and I SAID "WERE HAVING A BABY!!!" the look on his face was priceless as he began to cry!

P.S .. The non digital were so hard to read!!! The picture I sent HOLLY!