April 13, 2015

16 Weeks

How far along: 16 weeks + 3 days

Baby Size: Avocado

Maternity clothes: Half and half, I just wear what fits at this point.
Sleep: It's back to normal, sleeping good!
Gender: It's a boy!

Movement: Hopefully I'll feel something soon.

Best moment this week: Finding out the baby's gender and sharing the news with our family.
Looking forward to: Starting the baby's nursery, buying baby BOY stuff and feeling him move. Everyone says it should be happening soon.

Food cravings: No cravings, just eating healthy.
  Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth, makes me gag every. time.
Labor Signs: Nope!
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach, fitting into my jean skirts and staying up past midnight.
Symptoms: Most of the first trimester symptoms went away, the only one left of the gagging reflex when I brush my teeth.
Nursery: About to clear out the room and start painting this month. I wanted to get started early so I can take my time on it and add all the little details I've been dreaming about.
Belly Button in or out? In!

Mood: Blessed!

Here is baby at 16 weeks, he was moving around and kept putting his finger's in his mouth.

March 13, 2015

One + Two = Three

"For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given 
me my petition which I asked of him"
1 Samuel 1:27

We're having a baby!

How far along: 12 weeks today!

Baby Size: A plum

Maternity clothes: I am going shopping for some this weekend.
Sleep: It's okay, I wake up several times a night. Due to the occasional night time nausea, I am up half the night sometimes. 
Gender: We find out in 4 weeks.

Movement: None yet, it's too soon.

Best moment this week: I was finally able to cook myself dinner without feeling queasy and enjoy the whole meal. It was so good!
Looking forward to: Our next appointment to hear the baby's heartbeat! We didn't get to hear it during the first ultra sound because of technical difficulties, but we saw the little heart fluttering.

Food cravings: Donut. Got one! Ate it! 
  Anything making you queasy or sick: Brushing my teeth, weird smells and chicken.
Labor Signs: Nope!
What I miss: Brushing my teeth without gagging, having energy, eating like normal and fitting comfortably into any clothing item in my closet. As of this week I have to try it on first.
Symptoms: Night time nausea, constantly thirsty, hungry every hour and tired all the time.
Nursery: We know what room in the house will be the nursery but that's about it.
Belly Button in or out? In!

Mood: Excited and happy!

January 6, 2015

A new year.

Welcome to 2015

Our wish is to be together, happy and healthy. To have the opportunity to travel and make more memories together. To give with all our hearts.

Our desire is to used by God. To grow stronger together in the presence of God. To be used as a vessel for His kingdom. To make a difference in this world.

Our dreams are beyond our reach but with the Lord by our side, we will not fear. Our faith is founded in His word. With God all things are possible. We will see our dreams become a reality.

Our prayer is that we all have a blessed new year, that we can all learn, grow and inspire each other to do better and be better this year. Life is so precious and fragile. Live in the moment. Be present.

May God continue to bless you in 2015!

{These pictures where taken while on vacation by my sister, Valerie}

December 29, 2014

Disneyland 2014

I wanted to share pictures from our trip to Disneyland to celebrate my birthday back in October!  

May 2, 2014

Celebrating 5 years...

Our fifth anniversary was a sweet milestone in our marriage. I received a beautiful flower arrangement, went to have a nice dinner at one our of favorite spots and tried a new dessert place together.

Dinner at Southwest Bistro located inside of the Hyatt of Scottsdale.

This year I didn't want to do gifts, instead I wanted us to write vows to each other. So, we did just that! We found a private area at the resort and read our vows to each other. Just the two of us. It was a very emotional moment for me, I probably cried the whole time.

Thanks to Yelp, we found this nearby ice cream shop, Sweet Republic! It was extra sweet!

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:4;7-8