EEEKKKK! I’m so excited to finally tell you all that Ryan and I are expecting. It’s been so hard for me to keep this a secret. I’m 12 weeks along, and literally could not be more thrilled to be pregnant.
In case you didn’t know, I’m the youngest in my family, and both of my sisters each have two kids. We’re just so excited that our baby will have cousins that are close in age. On Ryan’s side, he’s the oldest, so it’s the complete opposite. We’ll be the first ones in his family to have a baby. So it’s safe to say everyone is beyond excited.
But it definitely has not been all sunshine and rainbows. I’ve had really bad morning sickness for the past six weeks…(and can we go ahead and get rid of “morning” in that phrase, because it lasts all day long.) I’ve really just been nauseous 24/7, and honestly nothing helps. But I just keep telling myself it will all be worth it.
It definitely has helped to have friends and family close during this first trimester to keep us occupied. And of course, huge shout out to Julianna for literally taking over all things blog related for the last few weeks.
At my last appointment, the baby’s heart rate was 168 bpm – any experienced mommys out there with a gender prediction for me?! Would love to hear what you ladies think! Clearly I’m new at this, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
How I Found Out: Well I had a feeling I was already pregnant. So the day after I missed my period, I couldn’t sleep at all. I got out of bed at 4 in the morning and took a test! Haha! Sure enough, it was positive.
How I Told Ryan: Sorry to disappoint.. but I was far from creative. I was so excited that I told Ryan as soon as the test was positive. (Yes, at 4 in the morning.) We were both so excited that we couldn’t fall back asleep. We just sat in bed and watched Jerry McGuire on TV until about 7:30 when we finally fell back asleep.
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Baby’s Gender: Still a surprise!
How Am I Feeling: Still like crap… I have good days and bad days, but I’ve definitely been more sick than I imagined I would be.
Current Cravings: Culver’s concrete mixers, cinnamon swirl bread, beef jerky, and pickles. Literally the four most random foods on the planet.
What I Can’t Stand: Anything with carbonation.. I’m usually obsessed with La Croix, but even looking at it now makes me sick… same goes for all pop… so I’ve just been just been sticking to water.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Where to start.. everything!?! Right now we’re just so excited to be pregnant. As for this trimester, I’m looking forward to the gender reveal and to (hopefully) start feeling a little better! Oh, and I’d totally be lying if I didn’t say I’m excited to finally get my hair done in couple weeks… These roots are horrendous!
Stay tuned for more updates along the way! Please share any advice or thoughts in the comments below!
Happy Tuesday, loves! We hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. Can you believe it’s already May?! (Based on the rainy, cold weather in Chicago, you definitely wouldn’t know that summer is just around the corner.) But weather aside, the summer months are here, which means Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If there’s one thing we both LOVE to do, it’s to spend time with our mommas. Something else we love to do is to spoil them with gifts.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and truth be told we’re not huuuuge romantics when it comes to Feb. 14th. (I mean, let’s be honest, I’ll still accept any flowers or chocolates that come my way.) Whether you’re in a relationship or single, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to show the important people if your life a little love; even if it is kinda corny. My boyfriend will be traveling so I’ll be celebrating with my (Gal)entine this year! We both love this tradition, but then again what’s not to love about getting together with your besties, having some cocktails and sharing a few laughs? We rounded up some of our favorite products in this Galentine’s gift guide, and they’re all under $50.
Spoiler alert: my weekend away in Charleston, South Carolina was absolutely incredible. I’m officially obsessed with the history, the culture, and of course the food that the beautiful city has to offer. I’m sharing all the details from my Charleston weekend, and in case you haven’t caught on, I’ll definitely be planning another trip back.
Happy Friday, loves! We’re getting personal today. We can’t believe our blog has been around for almost a year now! We didn’t officially launch until March, but we started working on it around this time last year. Recently we’ve gained new followers, so we’ve decided to answer some questions and share a little more about ourselves.