Let them be little

Let them be little


ALMOST Halfway There!

How far along? 19 weeks, 5 days (so, basically 20 weeks. yes!)
Total weight gain: Haven't weighed in a while. :/
Maternity clothes? Some. My favorite most favorite thing to wear is either a skirt or dress.
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: Last night was restless, not sure why, but usually sleeping pretty good.
Best moment this week: Last week was Spring Break for my mom and Lisa. So, last week was pretty fun. It's nice to not be alone all day.
Miss Anything? yes, I do.
Movement:Yes. And, I felt it on the outside, too. Super fun.
Food cravings: Nope.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Been feeling pretty good lately.
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: no
Symptoms: My boobs seem to have doubled in size. I know, Too much info maybe, but for real. It's quite annoying to me.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Umm, happy I guess. I have a LOT to be thankful for.
Looking forward to: TOMORROW evening. My sister will find out what she is having, and I can not even wait to hear!

Being pregnant makes me realize how impatient I am! It's like a marathon! 9-10 months is a long time. BUT, I had a little freak out this week when I realized I am halfway there. AND the fact that this one is a boy. My life is not only very unknown right now, which is stressful enough, but this baby needs clothes! Ha. I know, silly thing to worry about. But, all we have are very girly clothes. I have a feeling the rest of the pregnancy will go by as fast as these first 20 weeks. So, I no longer want to be impatient about seeing him, and use the time I have to prepare, which actually seems impossible. But, whatever.

I have been having the BEST time with Annabelle lately. She is at a really fun age. I think I have said that at every stage so far, but we really have fun together. She makes me laugh so much and brings an insane amount of joy into my days. Her teeth, and this age also makes her very cranky, demanding, and tired, but we take the good with the bad, right? She keeps me very busy, but I am loving it. I have so much to be thankful for. She is incredible. I cant wait to hear her talk. She "talks" now, trying so hard to tell us something, and I think when they are real words, she will be hilarious. I know every parent says this, but I think I have the best kid ever. :)

Pictures to come soon.


"For your heart that loves me,
For your feet that pursue me,
For your voice that calls out to me,
I thank you, O God.
Thank you for raising the questions that draw me into a dialogue with you
about my life and how I have been living it.
Thank you for every tug of conscience
that has led to every timid step
that has brought me out in the open in my relationship with you.
My hope, O God, my only hope,
is that you are more persistent in your seeking
than I am in my hiding."

-Ken Gire
Reflections on the Word


Big Day

I tossed and turned all night last night, and my stomach was in knots. Today we had our first big ultrasound. Of course, I was so super excited to find out what we were having, but I was so anxious and ALL I cared about was to hear of a healthy baby. Ultrasounds with my pregnancy with Annabelle were always a little tough. I would NEVER change the experience if I was given the option, but it was still hard. All morning, I was high energy and and taking a lot of deep breaths. I have prayed and prayed that the Lord will keep this baby safe and help it to develop properly.

Thanks to Pinterest and youtube, I decided to make the gender reveal a little more exciting than a text. I invited my family over to have a small party so that we could share the surprise. I wanted to invite more people, but knew in the back of my mind that if the ultrasound went anything like the last pregnancy, I would ONLY want family here. SO, it was small and fantastic. I captured a few pics of the party...
(the pics somehow got a little out of order, but oh well.)
The group proudly wearing their TEAM BLUE bow ties.

Craig doesnt really enjoy pictures, but I thought he looked cute.

The voting. NO ONE chose pink. I was kind of surprised.

Belly Pics! (I think I was laughing at craig here.)

With the Suprise cupcake. (I had them all bite into the suprise cupcakes at the end of a game that I made up. We played SCHMIDT TRIVIA, and I asked 20 questions all about Craig, Annabelle and me. It was pretty fun.)

PREGNANT SISTERS! It's so awesome to be doing this together, only about a week apart!


The "WEAR YOUR VOTE" hairbows and bowties. No one wore a hair bow.


We feel very blessed with a healthy baby. I was praising Jesus during that ultrasound. I was shocked how quickly it went actually. Annabelle's ultrasounds took so so long. I couldn't be more thankful for today and how faithful and good God is to us. A BOY! What do I do with a BOY? Annabelle is going to be the greatest big sister to him. I cant wait to see it. I prayed that God would give us a sibling for Annabelle that He knew she needed. Now, I really can't wait till August!

Here's a video of the reveal. They were all a little excited! :)