Thursday, May 1, 2014

ginger ale, crackers and so much milk.

I made this announcement all over the place last night and today on Pretty Providence, but if there is still someone out there who doesn't know - I'm going to have a baby! I can't actually call this post a bumpdate, but I guess if it is then it's the first. I'm due November 8th which puts me at about 3 months / 12.5 weeks right now. I am so freaking excited to be growing a baby! We were trying to conceive for almost a full year before we were blessed with this pregnancy, but I didn't get too discouraged. I knew that it would happen eventually, or that if it didn't then we would adopt. I always had peace about that. Maybe I'll write more on it later. It's so weird though, after we found out that we were going to have a baby the "will we conceive" worries were replaced with "will the baby be healthy" worries. Sheesh. I've mostly tabled them but they'll always be there I suppose.

Here is us the day we found out. I made Jacob take a picture with me outside in the cold so we'd have something to remember that day. I wanted to wait to tell people but I also wanted to shout the news from the rooftops! I wanted to call my mom and ask her all the questions I could think of but I also wanted to surprise her in April when we went to visit. After the initial surprise went away, I stayed excited but didn't feel good so I just survived. I drank a ton of ginger ale and lived off that and ritz crackers alone for weeks! Usually I would feel okay enough to eat some kind of lunch but other meals weren't happenin'. There's nothing like being so hungry you could eat a horse, yet thinking about food makes you gag. Quite the experience. Did I mention I got an aversion to Diet Dr. Pepper? I guess it's a good thing because I didn't have to worry about having too much caffeine. 

Below is my first bump picture. We took it at 11 weeks, a few days before we headed to Utah to tell the family. I mostly wanted a "before" picture because I didn't think I was showing at all, but now that I look at it there is definite curve there. Not that my stomach was completely flat before, but that's mostly new.  The family announcement will get another post by itself. It was fun!

I feel like my bump looks bigger than it actually was here, but maybe I'm just in denial. It depends on what I'm wearing day to day! The photo below is me just a few days ago, and it is definitely peeking out below that Nothing Bundt Cake! Speaking of cake, I've craved sweets and milk mostly. I usually won't drink milk unless I'm eating cookies too, and no DDP is available. Since about week 8 I've been drinking a ton of milk. I think something like a quart a day. I can't get enough of that calcium apparently! 

I probably won't do bumpdates weekly but just when I feel like it... I do hope to take a picture a week just for my own documentation because I want to watch in disbelief as my belly expands!

We are so happy.


  1. YAY YAY YAY! I am so happy for you guys! I love your outlook on the whole thing and staying positive despite the fact that you were feeling so sick. Also, you are going to be the cutest little pregnant lady EVER.

  2. Oh no, a DDP aversion? Little baby has to come around to liking the good stuff :) Your 11 week baby looks like you had a burrito for lunch. You have to update when you finally "pop!"

  3. I'm so happy for you two! You look positively glowing in these photos. I can't wait to see more over the next 6 months :)

  4. Congratulations!
    We're due in October, so not really all that far ahead of you.
    We waited to tell our folks in person too, despite wanting to sing it from the roofs.

    and yes, the milk. And cheese. My body cannot get enough calcium either. Its like, a seemingly unhealthy amount. So excited for you, and to see your bumpdates - I don't post them every week either, it gets tedious after a while.

    Congratulations, again!