Welp, I feel like it's time for another update.

- I know I'm not the only one who agrees with the statement of "Bring on Spring"! I feel that last year Braedon and I sort of got cheated out of our Spring and Summer (with all the renovating of our house) so I am just itching for the warm weather. I can't wait to take more walks with the pup, to go swimming, to go hiking, and just generally relaxing in the warm sun and cool breeze. Mmmmmmm. Sounds so delicious.

- Speaking of the pup - he sort of took a tumble yesterday chasing the extremely more nimble Rascal (my mother-in-law's dog) and had to get one of his claws removed. Poor pup! He's a champ though and didn't even whine when it happened - he just kept on wanting to play!

- I get to tend my cute niece on Saturday. My sister-in-law is so worried about us tending her too long, or it not being fun and I still just don't understand why she worries. Who wouldn't want to spend as much time as possible with this cute girl! GAH! My heart melts every time I see that wonderful smile.
- I went to the dentist the other day. No cavities and my loan tooth in the back of my mouth hasn't moved (aka I can keep putting off putting an implant in my big gap!). As I was going up to make my next 6 momnth appointment I had a realization that next time I go to the dentist I will have a baby! How awesome is that?!

- For those that might be curious - now being in the second trimester I can feel the sickness fading (woot!). It's nice to feel like I'm getting a bit more control over my body for a bit. On that same note - my brain seems to be deteriorating more and more as each day passes. I honestly couldn't remember my age the other day. Soon enough I wont be safe to drive!

- Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. I've always love St. Patty's day - it might be because of my Irish heritage... or just simply the fact that I love the color green. I remember back in elementary school that I used to have the funnest time tricking my friends into thinking magical Leprechauns really existed. I was pretty good at fooling people - sometimes I even made myself believe.

- Braedon and I started watching Walking Dead. Love it. I also slightly hate it while watching it. Apparently I'm super easy to make anxious lately because I am literally freaking out the whole episode, absolutely sure that everyone is going to get eaten in the next 10 seconds. Don't worry. Most of them don't.

- So every once in a while I'll suddenly realize how long my hair has gotten. I guess there is one good thing for  trying to get pregnant for such a long time - prenatal pills for almost 2 years have done wonders to my hair!

- Our house is a disaster right now. I don't even want to walk into my kitchen. This week for whatever reason has been super busy and by the time we get some free time we are too tired to do anything really productive. All the mess and the beautiful weather outside is making me start feeling like Spring Cleaning. Weird. I remember hating that term when I was little. I'd get so mad when my mom would have us Spring Clean - it was Spring, didn't she know that cleaning was for winter when it was cold and you didn't want to go out anyways? Apparently I've officially taken that step to "adulthood" that all of the sudden makes Spring Cleaning seem so appealing. Again - weird.

- Somehow it suddenly became the middle of March. I was so looking forward to the beginning of March that I think I forgot that the rest of March would naturally follow after....

Here's to the second half of March! :)


September 14th

Well after all the up's and down's I'm pregnant and 13 weeks along, aka: into the 'Safe' zone!

I couldn't be more happy and excited. :)

We found out the news about the second week of January and I've been fluctuating from excited to nervous and back again ever since. I was a bit hesitant after the miscarriage last year to get my hopes too high, but now that I'm past 12 weeks and the chance of miscarriage has dropped to 3% I feel that I can relax a bit and let the excitement over take the nerves.

It's been a crazy 3 months - I feel like the most typical pregnant lady that someone can be. I've had major morning sickness (though more like all day sickness for me), aversions to most foods, extremely tired (leading to my anti-socialness vamping up to a new level), and even a bit emotional (though that may have simply been from the extremely frustrating call with Comcast rather then hormones). Each symptom though brings my heart some peace as it is another sign that I really am pregnant - who knew that you could be so happy after throwing up what you just ate for breakfast.

Going to Disneyland was so much fun and brought us the opportunity to take some photos to help us announce to the rest of the world the happy news:









Don't worry I still had plenty of rides to go on - plus I checked with my doctor and he said that I would be fine to ride any of them as long as my stomach could hold up. I decided to skip out on Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Star Tours, California Sourin', and Screamin'. Autopia and Indiana Jones were just fine! Tower of Terror on the other hand left me feeling quite sick - so I didn't ride that one again.

All in all we are super happy and excited for this new adventure. I feel so blessed and honored to have the opportunity to be a mother - my heart still goes out to those that are continuing to try to become pregnant. My own struggles are just a constant reminder of how lucky I really am.

Next up is find out the gender - our appointment is set for April 19th. This seems extremely far away but I know it will get here before I know it. :)

Thank you all for the love and support! Come on September 14th! :)