Wednesday, December 9, 2015


This is the start of my bumpdates. It still feels surreal that this is happening to me. It's very exciting though! 

How far along: 12 weeks 2 Days

Size of baby: large plum! 

Cravings: lately I've really loved Panda Express and bean and cheese burritos. I haven't given in to my cravings much, but those just sound good! And I hardly ever want Chinese food, so it's definitely pregnancy! 

Aversions: the other day I made chicken, potatoes, and carrots. Something I make and eat a lot. I was gagging over the smell and could not eat it at all! It was so weird! And sugary things make me feel sick sometimes. Which is a good thing I guess!

Movement: Not yet. Too early still. But I'm very excited for that to happen!

Hormones: Very high! Oh pregnancy hormones, how fun are you?! My husband will tell you all about them. I cried the other day because our neighbors puppy was so cute and he just wanted to come inside and play with us! But we couldn't let him in. I cried in almost every episode o Greys Anatomy that I've watched since being pregnant. But who doesn't cry during that show??

Stretch marks/weight gain/showing:
No new stretch marks. I have some on my hips from years ago. I know they are genetic and I already have some, so I'm bound to get some. But I'm faithfully rubbing on some stretch mark lotion everyday to help with that. I haven't gained a single pound yet. Which is good for me! And surprising for me too! I'm sure it will come though. Luckily I've been able to workout since I haven't been too sick. So that helps with weight gain for sure! Not showing yet. I'm excited and anxious for that bump to show!!

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty good. Without a doubt, every single night I wake up at least once to go pee. But I usually am able to fall right back asleep. Last night was probably the most uncomfortable I've been yet. I didn't sleep well and had the hardest time waking up. 

Gender: Don't know yet. We might possibly find out early when we are in Utah for Christmas! If not, 20 weeks will have to do. We both would love a boy because we want our kids to have an older brother. But if it's a girl she will have daddy wrapped around finger! And mommy too :)

These first 12 weeks have been fun and exciting! I can't wait to see my body change. It truly is incredible what our bodies can do. One day I'll post a bump picture. When I get one! 

Baby Bush.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, and one for Baby Bush who soon will be there! 

We are so thrilled to finally let our secret out! We are having a baby! Baby Bush is due in June! We started trying earlier this year and I got my hopes up each new month and got super upset when it didn't happen. I finally decided to stop stressing over it and let the Lord do His thing and trust in His timing. When I decided to do that, it happened! I've been baby hungry ever since before I was married. So it's been a long time waiting for me. We decided we wanted to wait until Collin was finished with school and had a job lined up. I was so overwhelmed by all the love and sweet comments and texts from friends and family. Probably my pregnancy hormones but I started crying last night because of all the LOVE. Thank you all!!

I found out I was pregnant at exactly 4 weeks! I told Collin the very next day. Yes, I kept it a secret from him all night! I don't know how I did that! The next day was my day off so I was able to make a cute onsie and surprise daddy with the great news! 

I recorded his reaction without him knowing and it was so fun to watch! He is going to be the best daddy!! I think that's one thing I'm most excited about. Watching him become a dad. Melts my heart just thinking about it. 

I had an 8 week ultrasound and it was so fun to see our little babe! So tiny! But you can see a little nub of an arm and leg. So cool!! I am now 12 weeks.

Stay tuned for bumpdates! Let's be honest, they probably won't be weekly because I'm the worst at blogging.