Sunday, June 22, 2014

best year ever

I have been a wife for a whole entire YEAR. It still blows my mind and I get butterflies just thinking about how so stinkin thankful I am that Adam is mine..forever. I don't talk a ton about our marriage on my blog but it's more because I love how private we have become over the last year. Not that I don't want people knowing what were doing, it's just that I have learned to cherish things in real life a lot more and worry a whole lot less about posting them to my blog. I feel like I sort of regret that because I want to be able to look back and read posts about our early marriage days but I also like that we have some memories just between us. With that said though, year two will be much more documented. I miss this space and writing. I have let a lot of (necessary) life things get in the way of what I really want to be doing with my time and have decided it's time to put some things on hold for now.

In true Jamie fashion it wouldn't be a year without multiple LIFE CHANGING moments. Before we got married we thought we had a plan. We thought we knew exactly what God wanted us to be doing and where he wanted us to be doing it. Oh how we were wrong. Not even two months into our marriage (and one month into our lease on our townhouse!) did we decided to buy a house. This was not something we planned on doing until after our first year of marriage, but God put the most perfect house right into our laps and there was no way we could ignore that it was what he wanted for us. We have LOVED turning this house into a home. Being able to have a place that is truly OURS has been so good for our marriage.

Obviously another big moment during our first year of marriage was finding out we were having a BABY! Again, before we got married this was not the "plan." We didn't really have a plan as far as a baby was concerned but we definitely weren't planning on having one. But again God had other plans. Once we were in our new house and were creating a life together we knew a baby was the next step. We love that we didn't stress about getting pregnant we just let it happen. and it happened fast. But we could not be more excited to welcome our baby boy at the end of this year.

Some of my best memories over this last year with Adam are our morning breakfast dates, driving around exploring our city, and hosting family and friends at our house. We have grown as individuals and as a couple. Our marriage is EVERYTHING to me and I still can't believe how lucky I am. I married the most selfless person who would do anything in the world for me.

Ad, thank you. thank you. thank you. you make all my dreams come true. I love you!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

15 weeks

*this is a few weeks old but I forgot to post it so I'm doing so now.. and I don't even have a picture. I'm really slacking at this whole pregnancy thing!!

how far along: 15 weeks

baby size: B is about 4 inches and weighs about 2 1/2 ounces. 

baby's progress: Bennett can now move all his limbs! 

weight gain: I had gained a few lbs, but due to be really sick a few weeks ago I'm back to pre-pregnancy weight. 

stretch marks: not yet.. I still need to get some lotion to *hopefully* prevent them!

sleep: still really terrible. I am so sore every morning when I wake up. I ordered a snoogle pillow so I hope this will help!

gender: a sweet baby BOY!! his name is Bennett : ) we thought we had a middle name picked out but have changed our we're still trying to figure that out!

movement: I felt him hiccup for the first time last week! I didn't know that's what I was feeling until we had our ultrasound and we could hear his little hiccups while listening to his heartbeat.

best moment this week: started to feel a tiny bit better! I've started taking 1/2 of a zofran in the mornings and that seems to be holding me off until the next morning. hopefully I can continue to decrease until I'm completely off of it. 

looking forward to: totally none baby related, but I am headed to a bachelorette lake weekend and could not be more excited! I need some sun and relaxation in my life. 

food cravings: not so much craving anything just only wanting to eat certain things. I'm still on a carbs kick though!

weirdest food I ate this week: I had chicken, rice, a pb&j, AND cereal for lunch one day this week...definitely a weird combination, but honestly I was just eating anything we had in the house because I was so hungry!

anything making you queasy or sick: still waking up feeling like I'm STARVING. but really it is nothing compared to what I dealt with weeks 6-12 so I am very thankful!

labor signs: nope

what I miss: sleeping through the night. I had a random bout of insomnia a few times last week..that was weird. I also get up 1-2 times a night to pee. aaaanddd I am so uncomfortable sleeping that I wake up a few times a night because I'm SO sore. 

symptoms: lower back pain has increased a little bit this week, but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I've been sitting on the couch A LOT while I do my grad school work. I've been trying to knock the whole weeks worth on 2 different days/week so my other days are free, but that leaves me sitting for very long periods of time and I can tell it's hurting my back a lot. 

things that suck: going to the pool in a bikini! when I'm in regular clothes it's a little more obvious that I'm pregnant and not just "fat", but in a bathing suit.....yikes! this in between stage is so awkward!! I guess I could wear a one piece but I don't want to go total "mom" yet ; )

things that don't suck: all the sweet baby boy clothes that are sitting in B's room. I literally walk in a few times a day and just stare at everything already hanging in his closet! I made a few decisions regarding his nursery that I'm really excited about. my goal is to get a big chunk of it complete before I go back to school. once school/football season hits we will be BUSY until baby time!

I literally still cant believe there is a BABY growing inside of me. I have been so busy that I really haven't had a ton of time to just enjoy my pregnancy. I think a lot of really hard, but necessary decisions, are in my future. I want to really have time to devote to the "getting ready" process. I don't want this to fly by without really taking the time to be thankful for the little life inside of me. that might mean saying "no" to some things..or putting some very important things on the back burner for now but I think it might be necessary. I'm very conflicted on what to do but thankfully I still have some time to decide. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

june goals

I skipped may goals because I was knee-deep in being miserably pregnant and my only goal was to make it through the work day without puking..lovely, I know. that I am on summer break I am making it a priority to have some goals this month. normally I choose goals from my 101 in 1001 list, but I'm going to stray a little this month.

1. create a consistent schedule for the summer. without having a schedule I won't get anything done!! between grad school, preparing for wedding showers/bachelorette parties, and getting our house ready for the baby I have plenty of stuff to fill my time with : )

2. celebrate carolyne-grace's 4th birthday at disney world!!

3. celebrate our first anniversary

4. find out if were having a boy or a girl and host a gender reveal party!

so many fun things happening this month!