Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Seventeen Weeks

Typing that title freaked me out a little bit! Seventeen weeks already?! How is time going by so fast? That means in a few short weeks I will be hitting the half-way mark of pregnancy. Ah!

I shouldn't be surprised.

In just a few weeks my little bump grew from this:



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(14 weeks)

To this:



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(Seventeen weeks)

We find out on the 16th if we're having a boy or a girl (though we're pretty sure we already know) and I am so ready to start buying all the fun stuff that comes along with having a baby (mini shoes make me happy) and to get the room ready for his/her arrival in November!

We have at least 7 friends we see regularly having babies between September and December this year so this little baby will have no shortage of friends. It is also fun for me to have so many mama friends to compare pregnancy stories and cravings with.

The first few months of pregnancy were pretty rough sickness wise but thankfully that is a thing of the past and I feel semi human again. Not that the second trimester hasn't brought it's own set of fun side effects (breathlessness, constant hunger and difficulty getting comfortable to sleep to name a few) but I will take each and every one of them over constant nausea any day.

At our last appointment the Dr. did an ultra sound and it was the first time Benson and I got to see the baby moving - it was such an amazing thing to see. I always expect to get teary and cry when I see that little babe on the ultra sound screen but I just get so excited all I can do is stare in amazement. It is the strangest thing to think of the little bitty human growing inside of my belly and how one day it will be a little baby in my arms which I will be in charge of taking care of. It is an overwhelming thought to think of that responsibility but I feel as ready as I'll ever be to take on that adventure and I am so lucky to have someone as supportive as Benson by my side.

Friday, May 27, 2011

An Arizona Springtime


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Meredith & Tyler

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Grandma's Garden

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Chase & Sarah - Wedding

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ashley

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Scenes from...

I see a lot of people do "scenes from the weekend" or "scenes from the week" posts but, well... it's been quite some time since I've posted and have quite the backup of pictures to share so here is my version "scenes from the past 2.5 months"


The first blossom on our plum tree
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Our first (no longer only) baby
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Above mentioned baby making sorry eyes at me
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Pretty amarillis at my mom's

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Valentine hearts my mom and I made with my niece
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Pretty freckled eggs (which I used to make crepes - which I will post about soon)
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Cabo

The last stop on our cruise was Cabo San Lucas - all we did was hang out on this pretty beach, snorkel and play in the waves.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Puerto Vallarta

For the first stop on the cruise we spend 2 days in Puerto Vallarta zip lining through the jungle and swimming in a jungle creek - it was gorgeous!

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Restraunt we ate at after our zip line tour - delish!
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This is me getting instructions on how to hang upside down- it was SO awesome!
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Our ride up and down the mountain we zip-lined on - it was a real life "Indiana Jones" ride
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We got SO close to this bus while driving down this tiny mountain road - the face you see in the window is a reflection of the lady sitting in OUR truck in front of me!
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The hotel my parents stayed in on their honeymoon - it was their first time back to PV since!
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