Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'll take it!

As the last day of my first trimester closes I am ready to welcome the second trimester, or as some call it "the honeymoon trimester". I am so thankful to have made it here and to have a healthy little baby growing inside of me!

Today started off a little rough, but things have only gotten better as the day has gone on! 

I celebrated with a little (but to me BIG) accomplishment this evening. I made dinner! Not only did I make dinner... but I made fish.

For someone who literally ran away from the Costco samples of sardines (who does that?!), for someone who had to leave her husband to pay the bill because the people next to us ordered fish, and for someone who hasn't cooked many times in the last 3 1/2 months... THIS was an accomplishment. I'll take it!!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Milk... cause for a meltdown.

CONFESSION:
Saturday morning I woke up at 5:45am... first problem. I woke up because I was starving!!! I've never in my life been a breakfast eater. Really, I don't ever wake up because I'm hungry. I was just imagining a delicious bowl of cereal (again who am I?? I don't eat cereal very often!) and I convinced myself to get more sleep and I'll eat cereal when I wake up at a better hour. 

That better hour came around and I was so looking forward to that big bowl of cereal with that delicious cold milk. (Also, I've never really been a milk drinker! I could typically care less if we have milk in our fridge.). I walked into the kitchen and realized my husband had finished off the ENTIRE gallon of milk! I whined and pouted and probably said things I'm not proud of... and then went into our room to pout some more!

My handsome husband is so smart... check out his solution to our new problem! I love that man.
His and her milk!
Marriage is about compromise and grace! Thankfully my Nathan is good at both. He's good.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Growing Belly! 6-12 weeks

One thing that a lot of my "mom friends" have told me is to, "take lots of pictures of your growing belly"!
We missed weeks 7 & 8... but here are a few weeks of this baby's progress! 
At this point not too much had changed... I just felt bloated. Oh please, I didn't even know what bloat was!!
Just feeling chubby... and sick.

A little progress, but mostly bloat! I also started feeling much better this week!

Feeling more like myself!
Oh.my.word. This past weekend I knew this baby was growing!! I'm explaining this picture as bloat+pizza+baby!
I'm thinking from here on out I'm only going to get bigger! I'm trying to be ok with it... but it's a little harder than I thought! I am thankful that baby Price continues to grow. I can't wait for our next appointment!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Auntie Katherine!

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My sister's reaction was probably my absolute favorite! I have NO doubt that Katherine will be the very best Aunt there is. This video makes me want to cry every time I watch it... and no it's not just the hormones! I LOVE that I surprised her... she thought I had bought her leggings! Ha. Little did she know it was a precious little onesie for her future niece or nephew. Also, notice the cup that was totally in her lap that she completely disregards as it falls down as soon as she jumps up!! She was the first family member I told of our news & I swore her to secrecy. She was awesome. She helped me pull of our Christmas surprise! I'll fill you in on that later! 

I love you Katherine, I feel so blessed to know this baby has such a wonderful Aunt.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dec. 8th- The day our lives changed forever!

When we got married we knew we want to have a family. Both Nathan and I love kids and dreamed of being a mom and dad! November of 2012 we celebrated our first anniversary and we decided we were ready to expand our family. There is definitely something exciting and nerve racking about that step in life! We found out we were parents on Dec. 8, 2012... in between the 10:15 & 11:30 services that Sunday!!

I snapped this picture right after I found out because I was by myself and I wanted to remember that moment the rest of my life! I quickly ran back to church (we literally live next door) and found Nathan. I don't think I said a word... he could just tell! As he hugged me I tried to "pull myself together" (yeah right?!) and go sing with the choir. I was so overwhelmed I ended up having to slip out after the first song! I went to my friend Heather's office and grabbed some water. I sat in the chair shocked. It's funny, I knew it was a possibility... I wanted to have a baby more than anything... yet finding out that it was actually going to happen shocked me!

The rest of that Sunday is kind of a blur... we found out we were having a baby and our whole world changed. I was terrified. I realized I had absolutely NO control over the situation and that this baby was not mine. The first week was a constant struggle and prayer. I thank God that he allows me to carry this precious life... what an honor?!

The plotting began... how and when should we tell our family?! This is the first baby on both sides! What joy! I'll share how we revealed Baby Price next time. :)