Wednesday, May 15, 2013


I'm excited to update my blog today! It feels like I've been totally neglecting it. Here's what we've been up to.

Jer had a birthday!
 The big 2-5!
 Jer's little bro Cam had his 12th birthday in March and my MIL told us what they did for his party and I thought, "Jer would LOVE something like that!" So I copied. :o) We threw Jer a "surprise" party but Jer actually surprised me and showed up at home early before ANY of the guests arrived. Sigh. Oh well.
 Everyone came over and we had pizza, breadsticks and salad and then the boys went over to the church to play basketball while the gals stayed and chatted. After bball they came back and we had cake and ice cream.
 We have the most wonderful, supportive friends. Jer had more than 20 people there showing him love. :o)
 Honored guest Anabelle. :o)
One of Jer's gifts and our new friend Sam (not pictured, his wife Brittany.) I didn't seem to grab a pic with him but that's ok.

Next item on our May agenda was Mother's Day! Everyone was so sweet to me and gave me gifts celebrating my impending motherhood. I couldn't be more excited. :o)
 The day before we did a combo Jer's b-day Mother's day gift and golfed 9 holes. It was my first time and Jer said I did pretty well! I didn't want to get a cart because I wanted some exercise but it was dang hot and around hole 5 I was slightly regretting that decision. Although we made it through!
 After golf we used Jer's free Tucanos birthday meal. They did a Mother's day special which ended up being really special when Jer threw it all up that night.
 Despite being sick the night before, Jer had a card with a gift card in it, flowers and breakfast ready for me when I woke up Sunday morning. What a stud!
 My mom sent me my early gift, a bag full of Burts Bees stuff and body butter, a gift card to Cold Stone and a book that I am thoroughly enjoying. My sweet sister Katie was so thoughtful a bought me some maternity clothes! And my in-laws wrote me a sweet card and got me a gift card to Babies R Us. I definitely felt spoiled!

And of course, we've been doing some serious baby growing over here. Before I got pregnant, I knew I didn't want to be one of those people with overloads of pictures of their growing belly and nonstop posts about pregnancy but I decided its high time to let you guys see the progress. Not much from the outside, really.
Took this photo today at 15 weeks, 1 day. not much of a belly yet, just feeling fat, I still wear my normal clothes but I'm starting to feel more and more uncomfortable. The baby is the size of an avocado: 4-5 in. long from crown to rump and about 3-4 oz. We will find out the gender in a couple weeks and can't wait!

I was very nauseous all day long from about 5 1/2 weeks till 10 1/2 weeks and then the nausea cut down to just evenings. I'm still nauseous at night but I think that should go away soon.

We are really so very, very excited. We feel that this is such a blessing and cannot wait to hold our baby in our arms. We already have names picked out, one for a boy and one for a girl. We decided to stick with family names (we've got a lot of great ones in ours :o)).

Jer and I are both still working our butts off. We both work full-time and then in the evenings and on Saturdays Jer tutors and I coach private lessons. Its kinda killin me to be honest so I'm contemplating cutting down to part time so I can give my students more of my energy. Jer has been a rock star husband through this pregnancy and has helped with everything from laundry to cooking meals and has not complained. It has been really hard for me to feel like I can't do much due to nausea, lack of energy, etc. but i'm hoping I will hit a second wind here soon.

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