1st year memories!

  Well I’m in desperate need of a blog update, so here it goes… πŸ™‚

Matt and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on the 1st of January! My goodness how time has flown by! We had a fabulous first year of marriage…everyone says that the 1st year is the hardest/most challenging so I am excited to say that I know our marriage is going to be filled with many many more exciting & fabulous years to come! I am extremely blessed to have him as my husband and father of our soon to arrive baby girl! πŸ™‚ I thought it would be fun to do a little flash back of our first year of marriage! *We had our very first home built and got to pick out pretty much everything! whew, now let me tell you, that was a whirlwind! They finished building and putting the final touches to our home only days before our wedding! So to add to my stress level I was wondering daily if we were even going to have a house to come home to! I was a crazy TRYING to stay calm bride!!! πŸ™‚ *We got to experience Jamaica for our honeymoon so that was our first BIG adventure as a married couple and let me tell you it was a great one! ο»ΏCouldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting to spend our first week as husband and wife! *I got a new job, which I love! I moved from an understaffed pedi clinic where I was working my tail off everyday and coming home about 3 hours after Matt to doing life insurance exams in all the surrounding towns around Seminole. I make my own schedule, so that is my favorite part! I get to take days off when I want and it is super flexible, which will be great when I have Greleigh! πŸ™‚ *We found great friends here in Seminole! This one has probably been the most fun. When we moved here we didn’t have ANY young married couples to hang out with so it made for a long few months in boring little Seminole, BUT then we met Brett & Ashlee! πŸ™‚ They have become our closest friends and we cherish them dearly! Ashlee is pretty much my twin, except tiny! πŸ˜‰ We can spend days & days & days together and always have fun! I love her! *After about 4 months of marriage we decided to get off birth control and just decided to put it in God’s hands and within a few short weeks we got the BEST news of both of our lives!! We were pregnant! πŸ™‚ We had both been having baby fever but changed our minds from one day to the next whether or not we were ready to have a baby…God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect! *Then we found out it was going to be a sweet little girl! Her daddy’s world has been turned upside down ever since, it’s the sweetest thing to hear him talk about his little Greleigh! *We went to Vegas with Brett & Ashlee on a very spur of the moment decision and I must say we had a blast! Even though I couldn’t drink I enjoyed Vegas so much and can not wait to go back!! *We had a great first Christmas as husband and wife and spent it with both of our families! I am super blessed with the life God has given me and I know the years are only going to get better and better as we build on our relationship and add to our little family! We are now on a countdown until our world is forever changed for the better! Greleigh will be here in less than 68 days! WOW! I can’t believe how amazing this pregnancy has been and how much more we have grown to love this little girl growing inside my belly! I will miss the kicks, turns, flips, pushing my ribs out and just making me uncomfortable in general but I absolutely can not wait to meet my little girl! My most anticipated moment is seeing Matt hold her for the first time. She doesn’t even know how blessed she is to have him as her daddy and I can not wait to see that daddy/daughter bond form instantly! ο»Ώ

Nursery

From the moment I found Greleigh’s crib & bedding I have been dying to paint and get everything ready to go! Well at 22 weeks we have painted 1 of the 4 walls and it looks so great! πŸ™‚ Matt got home from work and we went straight to painting last night! The crib is put together and bedding is on now we just need to build the dresser/hutch, paint the other 3 walls and hang the decor…and then stock it with everything we could possibly need for this sweet little baby girl! πŸ™‚ My baby shower is Jan. 7th so after that weekend I will be in super mom mode trying to get everything ready and finished before Feb. I just like to have everything done ahead of time! We are registering for everything this weekend and I can’t wait! Matt is as excited as a dad can get about doing this! haha Greleigh is becoming a little tumbler in my belly, I feel her move all the time now, sitting, laying, walking… and let me say I LOVE IT!! πŸ™‚ Here is a look at my belly these days as well as her wall that we painted! this is week 4 to week 22! whoa belly! & the purple wall! πŸ™‚

It’s confirmed…

Well I am finally half way!! yipee! πŸ™‚ It feels so good to know that we are that much closer to meeting our sweet little Greleigh! Ive had alot of neat things happen between weeks 16 and 20…I got to feel her move for the first time on October 27th, at 17w4d which was AMAZING! Ive definitely started gaining weight, which isnt fun but Ill do anything for a healthy baby girl! At 19w3d I felt her move alot and it is just such an undescribable feeling, Im so thankful I get to be a mommy and feel my little girl move all around inside me, its truly a work of God! At our 20 week ultrasound she were measuring right on track and they said everything looked perfect, thank you Jesus! Seeing her brought tears to my eyes and Matt & I couldn’t stop talking about her the rest of the day, well maybe week! ha! πŸ™‚ We got some fabulous pictures in 3d and I couldn’t be more happy to say that she got her daddy’s lips, or so it seems that way right now! He has the prettiest lips and it looks like she does too! πŸ™‚ And we decided that she has my nose, I guess we will have to wait and see if we are right about all of these things! Greleigh is becoming more and more active, Gram Gram (my mom) got to feel her kick the other night when we were out shopping on black friday! I guess she is a shopper and got excited about all the great sales! hehe That was special for Gram Gram! For some reason she is very stubborn and knows when her daddy’s hands are on my belly, she can be moving like crazy and he trys to feel and you stop moving! πŸ™‚ I know that will be such a special day for both of us so I hope it comes soon! We cant wait! In almost every picture she has her hands up by her face or is sucking on her hands! I think it’s precious! In one of the 3D pictures she is yawning and she looks so cute! When we left the doctor Matt couldn’t stop talking about how he thinks she is already so beautiful! πŸ™‚ Talk about melting my heart! Greleigh bear you are loved! read more

Boy or Girl?!?

So I’m a little behind on blogging so I thought I might as well get caught up today! At 16 weeks we scheduled a 3d gender sonogram because this mommy & daddy just couldnt wait any longer to find out! We both thought it was going to be a boy, but much to our surprise we created a sweet LITTLE GIRL! πŸ™‚ Wow, how excited we were! Here come the bows and tutu’s and everything girly! The ultrasound tech literally knew within seconds…baby girl your daddy was shocked! The look on his face was priceless. We walked out of there grinning from ear to ear and I absolutely can not wait to see you & your daddy together! He is smitten to say the least, I catch him starring at your pictures quite often…he’s going to be such a great daddy! πŸ™‚ We have already decided on your name and how we are going to spell it. Greleigh Somer, daddy was set on naming you Somer but we finally compromised on this and we LOVE it! Here are some photos of you at 16 weeks! You gave us a peace sign, which was pretty much the coolest picture ever! Everyone loves it! OH, and we decided on your bedding already as well, I am such a planner! πŸ™‚  

1st trimester

Dear Baby C,

As I near the end of my first trimester I have to say I have been extremely blessed!! Thank you Jesus! πŸ™‚ I have only gotten sick 1 time, and it consisted of a quick throw up and then I was all better…Baby C you sure have been good to me already and I know you will continue to bless your dad and I in many ways! I am slowly but surely getting a bump and I have to admit I really love watching it grow! You sure do make me hungry alllll the time. We are headed to the fair this FRIDAY strictly for the food & I couldn’t be more excited about stuffing my face! I know you will enjoy it too! πŸ™‚ Let me tell you one of my favorite things to do now days, listen to your heartbeat! I bought an at home doppler so I can listen to that sweet little sound anytime I want and it is for sure mine and daddy’s favorite sound! πŸ™‚ We get to see you again this friday and we could not be more excited! We can’t wait to see how much you have grown! πŸ™‚  with love, mommy  
12 week baby bump! πŸ™‚

It’s gotten so much louder/stronger! πŸ™‚ We love it!

whew….

Well mommy and baby c are officially tired!! This whole create your own blog thing seemed so simple, yet for me and this baby brain of mine it took awhile! I really think I am going to enjoy sharing my days and thoughts with all of you as my belly and family grows! As of today I am 11w3d and feeling great! Baby C is growing bigger and bigger each day, as is our love for him/her! Daddy and I can’t stop talking about everything baby, its very consuming but we LOVE it! πŸ™‚ We got our first sonogram at 9w5d and it was the cutest lil’ peanut we’ve ever seen! And we go back for our 2nd sonogram on the 23rd and everyone tells us that this time baby will look more like well….a BABY! πŸ™‚ So this is it for my first post cause baby and I are STARVING and my sweet hubby is taking us for mexican food! yumm!!  read more