Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!!

Its a boy!! We went for our second sonogram the Thursday before spring break. My parents came in town and so they got to be there for the big reveal! Our sweet little boy spread his legs just long enough for us to see that it was a BOY! The rest of the time he was just as wiggly as can be. We are sooo excited for our first baby to be a boy. Baron thinks it is another reason for me to let him buy a bass boat. He's definitely already one proud daddy. First thing I did on Saturday was go by him the cutest Pottery Barn airplane bedding. Planes are going to be the theme of his room since his daddy is going to be a pilot. This week I am 20 weeks or 5 months. It is seriously going by so fast!! I am still feeling really good. I think Baron is a little weirded out seeing me with my growing belly. We have been going for walks in the evening or at least when the weather is nice, trying to get a little bit of exercise in here and there. I felt his first flutters last week too. It is the neatest feeling ever. I am super anxious for Baron to be able to feel our little man kick.

Baron and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on Sunday. I cannot believe it has already been a year since the big day. A year ago I never dreamed I would be pregnant with our first baby already! The first couple of days of spring break we took a short trip to Fredricksburg, TX. We stayed in this really neat, romantic cabin just of the Main Street. We had some great food and enjoyed ourselves no doubt. On Sunday for our actual anniversary we ate at Campisis, my favorite Italian resteraunt. Yummy!! Its been an amazing year and I would not change a thing!

School is going great too! My kiddos are doing really well. Only 5 more weeks till the big TAKS test. YIKES! I think I am more nervous than the kids. I absolutely love teaching 3rd grade, but that test makes me sometimes wish I taught like 2nd or something. Only 11 more weeks till summer!! The countdown is on! I am definitely looking forward to getting some sun on my glowing white self.

So somewhere around the end of January I got a phone call from my sister. Her and her husband have been trying to get pregnant for some time now, however, it seemed the timing just wasn't quite right. I believe that everything happens in God's timing and it wasn't the right time until this past January! David was supposed to deploy on the Sunday and she called me on Saturday morning before. I couldn't help but scream when she told me that she was pregnant too and only 5 weeks behind me!! It was like a dream come true and an answered prayer. Not only was it an answered prayer because my sister and David will be amazing parents, but also because I have always prayed that me and Callie could one day enjoy our pregnancies together. So you can only imagine my excitement when she told me she was pregnant and due a month after me! Crazy! My parents are not going to get just one grandchild but 2 within a months time!! She went today for her second sonogram and they think they know what her baby is, but it is going to remain a surprise until they are 100% certain of the sex.

Monday, March 8, 2010

On our hike in Hot Springs National Park. 18 weeks pregnant! Hiking is definitely not as easy when you are pregnant :).
Our cozy bed and breakfast.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The most amazing weekend and 4 more days!!

Well, its been a while since my last update. A lot has happened since then. Baron celebrated his 25th birthday on Valentine's Day and I celebrated my 24th birthday this past Wednesday. We have gotten to hear the babies heartbeat of couple of times now. It is honestly the most amazing and beautiful sound! It can be described as nothing less than a pure miracle. This weekend Baron and I took a trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. He planned it as a birthday trip for the two of us. We spent the weekend at the neatest bed and breakfast in downtown Hot Springs. When we got there on Friday, Baron had arranged for there to be roses and a birthday cake for me in the room. I am married to a truly amazing man! Saturday, we woke up and had a 3 course breakfast that was delicious! From there we explored the town. We did the best we could of hiking the national park. I had to take quite a few breaks. Breathing and hiking isn't as easy when you are pregnant! :) It was still really nice to get some fresh air and spend the afternoon together. Saturday evening we had a nice dinner at a Cuban restaurant. Sunday we woke up to another 3 course breakfast. Yummy! Afterwards we enjoyed an hour couples massage at a neat little spa. Following our spa day, our bed and breakfast packed us with a sack lunch, and we were on our way home! I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. I love you Baron! Thank you for an amazing weekend!
We have a lot to look forward to this week as well! On Thursday, Mom, Dad, and Callie are coming in town for our next sonogram. This one is really special because if all works out we will be able to find out the babies sex. I think the whole family is anxious. We will be thrilled with a boy or girl. I am just ready to give Olive a real name :). Everything seems to be going so fast! I can't believe I am already almost to the 5 month mark. It has been a really easy pregnancy so far. The hardest part has been gaining weight, but I know it is going to be well worth it. Lately I have been getting sick at night on the weekends. Weird, I know. But so far for the past 3 weekends I have gotten really bad stomaches that make me sick. The first weekend that I got sick, I thought I just had a stomach bug, but now I am thinking there may be more to it. I am going to try to tweek my diet and see if that helps. Somedays it is still hard for me to believe that I am really having a baby. I am just feeling so blessed! Can't wait to meet our little Olive!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I didn't pass out!!

So today we went for another doctor's appointment. This one was just history and blood work. I am not a fan of needles at all...but, I didn't pass out like the last time I got blood taken..Yayy! Tomorrow we will have completed week 11! 1 more week and we can say we are 1 trimester down. We also scheduled our next appointment for next Thursday. We should be able to hear our little Olive's heart beat at this appointment. How exciting!! So far I'm still feeling great. I have been trying to swim every day. I'm pretty sure my mom is convinced I am going to turn into a Hippopotamus. I am pretty sure that I am convinced that this is NOT going to happen! I have enjoyed swimming. It seems to make me feel better and give me more energy. I just wish it would help me sleep better! Overall though everything is going great! Mom is getting super excited she went window shopping today for baby stuff. I think she is so cute!
My brother-in-law left yesterday for his second deployment. Please keep him and my sister, Callie in your prayers. David will be gone until August/September. I am hoping Callie will be able to come spend a little bit of time with us in Dallas while he is gone. I miss her!! Until next time..tootles!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Exciting year to come!

Wow! We had an exciting end to 2009 and a busy year ahead of us. We found out in the beginning of December that we are PREGNANT! YAyy!! A little bit of a surprise, but definitely a blessing! We told our families over Christmas. It was really exciting to see everyone's expressions. To tell my parents we put a cute sign around Scout's neck that said, "I am going to be a big brother!" Hah Never would have thought my parents would have taken the sign as us getting a puppy. But once they figured out that we were not getting a puppy but were having a baby, they were super excited! Baron's parent's were thrilled to, a little shocked but definitely happy! It is their 4th grandbaby so they have been through the whole process a few times already. This will be my parent's first grandbaby, so you can image! So far I have been feeling pretty good. No morning sickness, but I can't say the same for evening sickness. For some reason, at night is when I feel the worst. Other than that and being tired ALL the time everything is going great. Baron is handling everything great too! I don't think it was real to him until we went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago for our 9 weeks appointment. We were able to see the baby and see its heart beating. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen! Our little Olive (that is what we are calling it until we find out the sex) was wiggling all around during the sonogram. It was precious. After seeing it on the screen and seeing its heartbeat it really began to seem real. Our first appointment went really well. They said Olive had a really healthy heartbeat and that I looked great as well. Its all such a blessing! I just can't believe it is really real!! I go back for my second appointment at the end of next week and then again about 2 weeks later! So far everything has gone by so fast! It seems like we just found out and and now we are already in week 11! Can't wait to keep you all posted!