May 16, 2015

21 Weeks

We got to see our little baby boy at 21 weeks.
He's growing right on track.
He currently weighs 14 ounces.
His little bottom sits on my bladder.
His head is on my left hand side.
He's definitely a BOY!
And, he likes to suck his thumb or fingers.

 We treasure every little piece that we can of him.


May 8, 2015

20 Weeks

How far along: 20 weeks + 0 days

Baby Size: Banana

Maternity clothes: Still using whatever fits. I have a few maternity outfits and bought some maxi skirts that work great with my growing belly.
Sleep: Sleep is good but I toss and turn a lot throughout the night.
Gender: It's a boy!

Movement: I felt his first official kick on Tuesday and been feeling lot of movement since then.

Best moment this week: It has to be feeling him move! I can identify when he's moving around with no doubt. And that he has another little buddy growing in my friends belly!
Looking forward to: Seeing baby next week during our 20 week anatomy scan. We'll see how he's doing and how big he really is.

Food cravings: Probably Hot Cheetos, but I tend to crave those anytime so I'm not sure if that's pregnancy related or lot but I love those chips! I've also been eating lots of watermelon. It's so good!
  Anything making you queasy or sick: Pregnancy hormones were on the rise this week, that made me very queasy this week. I still have the gag reflux while brushing my teeth. And I can't stand the thought of eating any more chicken noodle soup.
Labor Signs: Nope!
What I miss: Besides just sleeping on my tummy, I can't really say I miss much. 
Symptoms: NAUSEA! Oh boy did it come back this week but this time it was an all day nausea. Today has been a lot better. And I have also noticed that my skin is dry(er) then usual.
Nursery: We're still continuing to work on the nursery. We're still clearing it out the room but we have all his little stuff in his closet! It's so cute to see it all in one place. We're also looking at nursery furniture and buying more decor!
Belly Button in or out? In!


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!