Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Belly Update!

I'm still here! And I've still got a little peanut growing in my belly. This week my What to Expect When You're Expecting app says he/she is the size of a sweet potato. :)

The first trimester went relatively easy. I consider myself one of the lucky ones anyway. Some nausea but very minimal vomiting. Just quite a bit of fatigue but I have gotten some energy back in recent weeks.

I am currently 17 weeks and 3 days. We go for our anatomy ultrasound in a little over 2 weeks. Hopefully the little one will show the goods! We certainly hope so because we have a gender reveal party all planned and our families have already been invited.

We have been busy getting the room that is to be the nursery cleaned out. That is pretty much done now and we are just waiting to find out if we have a little Mama's boy or Daddy's girl on our hands so we can start painting (well, not me with my pregnant self, mostly hubby) and decorating.

Here is a little peek at my belly's progression since 12 weeks. I possibly had a little bit of baby showing but mostly a whole lot of bloat then (let's just say I haven't seen my previously flat belly since about 4 or 5 weeks) and now I'm starting to really pop! Ha ha. Definitely got some baby showing.


Right now we are just gearing up for the holidays.  I've already started putting out some Christmas decorations and now I'm just waiting on picking out our tree (we do a real one) so I can get it up and decorated.  Christmas is my favorite time of year. :)

I'll try to check in again soon.  I was hoping I'd be able to do the pregnancy updates that so many expectant blogger moms do, but I have too much going on.  I'm lucky to get the pictures and measurements every week!  Ha ha.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it. :)
Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Peek at our Bundle of Joy!

Well, it looks like this blog will finally live up to its name! If you didn't catch the last post, we're expecting! :) I am just bubbling over with excitement! It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do keeping it a secret for as long as we did. And now it feels so wonderful to be able to share it with you!

I am currently 10 weeks and 4 days along.  Our little peanut is the size of a lime! :)  He/she is growing fast.  My official due date is April 28th and thank goodness for that!  I always hear being pregnant during the winter is so much easier, especially here in SC where our winters are mild and our summers are ridiculously HOT.

I know they say you should wait until after the first trimester to tell people, but honestly I think that is a personal decision.  No one can tell you when the right time is for you.  I was on the fence about it for a while.  We knew we wanted to tell our parents as soon as possible because we would need their support and advice no matter the outcome.  We wanted to tell them in person, so we ended up waiting a few weeks after we took the HPT until we could arrange a trip to hometown.  I'll share how we told them in a later post.

At first I was determined to keep everyone else in the dark until 12 weeks.  But, after we saw our little one and heard his/her heartbeat, I knew it was time to share.  The more people who knew, the more people who could be praying for this life I am so blessed to be allowed to carry.  I'll share how we announced it to the rest of the world soon.  Once the cat was out of the bag, it was a huge relief.  No more being cautious with what we said in front of people, no more worrying someone would spill the beans.  It was wonderful!  And the support from everyone has been amazing.

We had our first appointment at 8 weeks and were able to have some ultrasound photos taken.  Hubby also recorded the heartbeat on his phone.  We listen to it whenever we have the inkling.  It is just such a miracle. :)  Our next appointment is in a couple of weeks.  I am trying to enjoy everything as it happens but I am also really anxious for our 20 week appointment to find out the gender.  So far the majority think it is going to be a precious baby girl, but my Mom is convinced it is going to be a sweet baby boy.  We shall see!  We will find out in December.  It seems like forever!

And here is a little peek at our sweet bundle!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Slacker Much? + Photos!

Yes, I realize I am a complete slacker when it comes to blogging and being a good blog reader.  If there are any of you still out there, please comment and let me know you are still here!  I am certain I have lost most of you though. :(  I'll try to be better...but it seems like everything I make a pledge to blog more and read blogs and comment more, something happens to throw a wrench in my plans.

My photography business has completely taken off.  I have photo shoots booked nearly every weekend.  If only I could quite my job and let photography become my full-time job.  THAT would be wonderful!  But not in the cards at the moment.

I have lots of photo sharing to catch up on.  These are from back is April, how terrible is that?!  If you remember THIS post where I shared photos from Lane's first birthday shoot, the following photos are from his actual birthday party which I also photographed.

The Details

How creative and adorable is this?  Don't you love it??



I ADORE this cake. :)

It was a candy-themed party if you haven't already guessed!

The Party


This is the outfit I bought him.  Isn't is presh?  Etsy, of course!

Hopefully another post will come soon so I can catch you all up on what's been happening in Munchkinland!

Memoirs of a Munchkin Mommy