Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pregnancy Journal: Weeks 13-17

    I've been a bit behind at posting these. Today I am officially 18 weeks (Picture yet to come)! You can see the other pages here. So far the Second Trimester has been treating me pretty well so I cant complain! The weather is finally warming up here (though it still has mood swings that may rival Utah's weather). Brian and I have been able to resume our walks and have yet to get out and play some tennis. Brian's Step 1 exam is coming up in 49 days.. not that I should be counting or anything! :) But Brian has been cracking down on studying as the realization is sinking in!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Have You Heard?!

In case you haven't heard...

    That's right! We are having a baby this fall and we are so so SO excited! There was a time in between the miscarriage and this pregnancy that I felt my body back to normal again. I no longer "felt" pregnant. It wasn't until we were walking around Disneyland and my ankles were hurting in which Brian encouraged me to take an advil for the pain that I whispered to him, "Brian, I can't.. what if I'm pregnant?" I said it that way because that day, I had started to "feel" pregnant again. I don't know how to describe this feeling.. my body just felt.. different. At first Brian thought it was silly.. how could I be pregnant again so fast? He told me to just wait a few weeks and see. I continued to feel this way for the next couple weeks until I convinced myself I should just take a pregnancy test to be sure.. and wallah! There was the double line!
    Since then time has been a blur. I started getting really sick around week 6 and that lasted until just recently week 14. This whole experience feels so unreal sometimes, I never really thought I'd be counting time in weeks. But again we are really excited and know for a fact that the Lord is in charge. We don't know what the difference would have been between having a baby August 16 compared to September 25th, but we know the Lord knows and that is enough for us.
    Every once in a while I make a page for our marriage journal, and now I've started one for the baby. So below is my Pregnancy Journal for Baby Larson!

   Welp.. there are the first 4 pages, and I have a few more to post (I'm almost 16 weeks). This belly is starting to pop! Brian looked at me the other day and said, "Woah! There must really be a baby in there!" Haha

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

3 Years and Counting

    Here is the newest page of our marriage journal! You can view previous pages HERE. I had to wait to post it because our news of the baby was not yet out.
    For our anniversary I was pretty sick that day which was such a bummer but oh well. We decided that we will be going on a vacation or babymoon the week after Brian takes his Step 1 exam in June to make up for me being a sicky on our anniversary.
    Anyway, the evening of March 5th (remember evening means like 4 pm to a pregnant sick lady). We made our traditional cheese fondue. We were planning on a nice walk, but the weather decided to trick us and snow some more so we stayed inside and snuggled a bit before I had to take off for mutual that night. I can't believe how great Brian has been with me being so sick. Don't get me wrong, I always knew he would take care of me but I never thought it would be this much and this well. I feel like he does everything these days to laundry and making dinner to taking care of the cat and vacuuming. It's pretty great and I couldn't ask for better!

Happy 3 years to us!!