Top 5 Things I love about pregnancy…so far

1. The Belly

I know this is weird, but I am totally LOVING having a belly!  Sure, it’s annoying that most of my clothes don’t really fit, but it just looks so cute when it rounds out and I know that our little Peanut is hiding out in there somewhere.

2. Registry

Aren’t registries just the funnest?  It’s so much fun picking out all the stuff that you would never have the nerve to buy yourself.  I’m not finished setting all of mine up yet, but I think that’s the fun part anyways.

3. New level of bonding with my husband

I didn’t really see this one coming – but this might be one of my favorite pregnancy “side effects”.  It’s amazing how much closer I feel to the guy that’s been by my side for the past 3 years.  We’ve always been really close, but the idea that we created something together makes us both pretty excited and allows us to share a new bond.

4. Feeling her move, kick

Okay so it’s questionable at this point since I’m not sure what’s what but I think that maybe, just maybe, I’ve felt her!  I’m dying for more to come!
Um, yeah, since I don’t have pictures of Peanut moving, I figure this one’s as close as it gets.

5. Hearing her heartbeat

Once every 3 weeks I get to go to the doctor’s office and get through the boring weigh in’s until we get to my favorite part – the heartbeat!  Once the midwife pulls out the Doppler, I can barely contain myself as I hold my breath and wait for the little thumps to come.  When they finally do, and so far they’ve always come through, I burst out laughing with excitement.  Then I end up feeling bad for the burst of energy since I always end up messing up the heartbeat.

What were your favorite things?

Happy Anniversary baby!

3 years ago today I woke up around 5am, calm and ready to take on the day. (ps- I am never really calm).

By the mid-morning, we had eaten breakfast and were on our way to get our hair did. 

Followed by make up.

Then the girls returned to the hotel to get their gowns on.

How many Bridesmaids does it take to dress a Bride?

And toast with some champagne.

Side note: Oh how I miss Champagne.

And then, just a few minutes later we were here.

Which led us here.

Where, funny story, Jon said “I do” about 5 minutes too early. 

And then, well, you know, we were married

and ready to celebrate.

And drink some more champagne!

Which can lead to moments like this

Or this

And if you mix in some more drinks

You could get this

So the moral of the story, kids, is to drink responsibly and avoid drinking & dancing at all costs.

Unless you’re doing the chicken dance – in which case, it is totally acceptable.

Happy anniversary, baby boy.  I can’t wait to do the chicken dance with you when we’re old, gray, and still madly in love.