Dec 8, 2015

A Little Baby Update


I definitely don't want to overload my blog or my friends with pregnancy/baby related posts but since a few people have been asking I figured I'd spill some details today and get you all caught up on the biggest secret I've ever kept. If this stuff doesn't interest you feel free to skip right on over it- I'll be back to food and football and everything else the rest of this week ;) Plus- the only photos I have today are via Snapchat. #2015yo

On October 1st I took a test and saw THE faintest line ever show up. It was so incredibly faint that I carried the test to practically every room in the house comparing lighting and trying to decide if I was crazy, pregnant or both. I was convinced it wasn't there, but still picked up a digital test later that day and made myself wait one more day before testing that one. Digital tests are EXPENSIVE, no way I was risking a "no" just by taking it too early!

October 2nd confirmed it all. That digital test read "pregnant" and I waited about 30 seconds before telling Jared. A week earlier I'd bought him a new Bengals shirt, as I typically get him something new from work each season- but I'd also picked up the onesie that I used in our announcement pictures. So I went and told him I'd gotten him something new and showed him the shirt and then said, "And this is for our baby." At first he laughed it off, because I've been known to purchase a baby item or two when I see a good deal. But then I reiterated, "No, really. The baby we're having." He was so surprised and then excited- it was awesome. I will never forget those moments!!

October 20th I had my first appointment to confirm pregnancy and they were pretty sure I was 6 weeks along, but that would be confirmed a couple weeks later with our first ultrasound. Jared set me up with a massage package at a local spa with a note saying I was going to be a great mom. Things are feeling REAL!

October 23rd we were able to take those quick announcement photos thanks to my brother-in-law and that would be the photo we'd use to tell our parents, siblings, grandparents and eventually some friends. We told both sets of ours parents over that weekend and BOTH grandma's-to-be already had baby gifts for us they had stashed away for 'when that time came' haha. They are all so excited :)

November 3rd was the first ultrasound and OB appointment. Got to see our tiny little blobby baby. Heartbeat was 160 and measuring exactly 8 weeks.

November 9th counts as my first craving, I think. I saw Uncrustables at Kroger (never had them in my life) and could NOT pass them up. I bought a mega box of them and enjoyed them A LOT.

December 2nd I told my department at work. I'd already told my boss since I'd been feeling crummy many days, but the news finally started to spread around the office. It's incredibly awkward telling all your male coworkers that you're pregnant. Had my 12 week appointment after work that day, heartbeat was nice and strong at 152!
Two days after finding out- I'll never be that size again! ;) // The gifts // Our baby has no choice // My real life "bumpdate"

It honestly feels surreal to be writing these things! I've enjoyed watching/reading so many of my own friends and family go through pregnancy that it's crazy awesome to be experiencing it myself now. Overall I have felt really good, which in turn makes me feel super lucky. I've had the normal fatigue of the first trimester and the evenings are toughest on me. I seem to have no appetite for dinner, but then feel sick if I don't eat enough. Luckily, even those small things are subsiding and I'm ready for that second trimester energy everyone talks about. Bring it on! :)

56 comments:

  1. WEEEEeee! So exciting learning more about how you found out! I love hearing about all of my friend's different stories and I'm sooooo glad you are feeling good, I hear the first trimester can be a mess. Love you sweet friend and can't wait to hear more!!!! <3

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  2. I love babies so keep the baby posts coming! I haven't been able to convince my brother and sister in law that now is the perfect time for them to have a baby so I have to get my baby fix however I can! haha Just please don't completely quit blogging altogether when he/she makes their arrival!

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  3. So excited for you! I still haven't told my coworkers I"m due with baby two haha the first time was SO awkward!

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  4. Yay! I was hoping to see an update like this soon :) So happy to hear you've had a pretty easy first trimester!!! Cannot wait to ready more!

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  5. This is so exciting. I love how you told Jared! Please don't resist posting baby updates! I love them. I especially love it when my favorite married blog couples turn into parent blog couples. Here are some nosy questions that you should feel free to ignore: Are you going to find out the gender? Will you reveal the name (to friends and/or the blog community ) before the big day? When did you decide to "pull the goalie" aka start trying? I'm just at the beginning of this process (i.e. ready to start trying) and I told myself I wouldn't obsess over it but googling everything is so addictive!

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    1. ha! pull the goalie?! I've never heard that!

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  6. That picture of you guys is super cute :)

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  7. i just love reading this! Even though I already knew most of this ;) I can't help but get so excited each time I think about this little babe!!!!!!!

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  8. Oh my gosh!! How exciting!! I can't wait to follow along! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Keep the baby updates coming!! How sweet that both of your moms already had gifts purchased :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  10. Ah I love the baby updates! I'm so excited for you guys!! You're going to have the cutest little Bengals baby! :)

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  11. You WILL be a great mom! And post away- seriously people love this stuff ;)

    I know so many pregnant people right now, there is definitely something in the water!

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  12. Can't wait to see you transition into the role of mommy :) Love reading these kind of updates!

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  13. Jared is right, you will be a great mom! Were you guys hoping this would happen in 2016 or was it a "I think I might be pregnant" and found out that way?

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  14. I love these details! My finding out/telling Joe was not cute and fun either of the times I was pregnant haha, both were associated with sickness that's not normally attributed to pregnancy :P Also, I work with 40+ guys, but I work at my dad's office, so I just made him tell everyone that he was going to be a grandpa during one of our staff meetings :)

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  15. I can imagine it all feels surreal! But so so exciting that it's finally happening for you!

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  16. I love this so much! I'm so happy for you two!

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  17. I absolutely love the fact that Jared sent you to a spa!! So sweet :) I look forward to following you on your pregnancy journey :) Still so happy for you two!

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  18. I love this so much I can't even take it! It's been soooo fun going through this with you so far! It's just going to get more and more exciting as the days and weeks go on!

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  19. I'm so excited you posted this update! I hope you'll update us often! :)

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  20. SO crazy excited for you!!! I hope you update often, it's easy for those that want the other stuff to skip over ;)

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  21. Please keep posting the updates! I loved reading pregnancy updates even before I was pregnant. My relationship with food has become so complicated now! Nothing sounds good, but I'm always hungry.

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    1. I couldn't find an email to respond to you directly, but I get ya! Every night is a struggle with what to have for dinner. I know my body wants food but hardly ANY option sounds good!

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  22. I love the way that you surprised Jared, and that your moms already had presents stashed away for y'all! How sweet!

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  23. Love this post!! I think telling the husband and immediate family is one of the best and most fun parts of the pregnancy process!! Love hearing how others make the big reveal! Certainly a very exciting time for everyone!! Yay :)

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  24. hahahaha i think KC would laugh as well if i gave him a baby item because yeah i might have a few things already, oops.
    congrats again, so exciting! can't wait to follow along :)

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  25. hahah!! seriously- telling coworkers (especially the guys) is kind of awkward. And my boss too...I had to ask him to go into one of our meeting rooms and closed the door to talk- which we never do. And he was worried I was like quitting or something!!

    And that first ultrasound....seriously amazing seeing the little heartbeat for the first time!

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  26. Oh my goodness! I've been completely out of the loop with a lot of other stuff going on, so I'm just now seeing the news! Congratulations you guys!! How exciting! I am going to love reading your pregnancy updates so keep them coming!

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  27. AWWW I love the way you told Jared! That's so sweet and so perfectly you guys. Love. So happy to hear about this time full of excitement and love for your little growing family!

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  28. I watched my 2009 pregnant self via Facebook memories this year, it was really interesting to see them.

    When I had no appetite and felt yucky I ate whole fruit Popsicles, K loved them. hahaha

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  29. Ahh, I missed your announcement! Congrats to you both - so exciting!!

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  30. Oh my goodness, I can't believe I missed this. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love the Bengals announcement photo, too cute!

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  31. Yay! Congrats! I totally missed this. The announcement photo was the cutest! Yay for second tri too, hopefully you'll get some of that energy back

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  32. You know when you're SO excited about something to a friend and you get big smiles just reading/talking about it? That is me with you!!!! Bring on all the pregnancy posts!! :) I love that your family already had gifts stashed for your baby! Can't wait to follow your journey and see you pregnant in person!!!! :D

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  33. ahhhhhh congrats girl!!!! How exciting!!! You are going to have the CUTEST little baby!! Excited for you both!!

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  34. I seriously cannot wait to follow along girl!!! Please post a lot about your journey!!

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  35. This was so fun to read! I love the idea of keeping a timeline like this, especially because it's fun to finally be able to spill everything after keeping it a secret. We didn't tell any family until almost 13 weeks and almost no friends until about 16 weeks, so it was a lot of build-up! :) The reveal to Jared is so sweet - definitely something you'll always remember.

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  36. I'm still so over the moon excited for ya'll!!

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  37. Yay! I love hearing all about this! I do hope you keep sprinkling baby updates in your regular posting!

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  38. I love how you told Jared and then how you both told everyone else. Awesome! Hopefully you'll feel a lot better in the second trimester!

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  39. I totally understand how it's awkward to tell male coworkers! I'm a contractor and only work in the spring and fall. The job has a danger factor (radiation) to pregnancy so I had to fill out paperwork and let a handful of people know so they could accommodate my work load. It's super awkward when your male lead coordinator makes a joke about how we all know what I was up to during my time off...
    I love baby updates though so don't hesitate to share!

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  40. I'm just over here smiling from ear to ear. I'm sooooo happy for you! I love all life updates from friends.

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  41. oh my gosh - YAY!! congrats, congrats!! best of luck with every thing!

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  42. You all are going to make greaT parents ! And please post more baby stuff.. I can't wait to see how u incorporate football and all things Disney into your parenting lol.. Congrats !

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  43. Yay yay yay! I'm all about reading the baby stuff--keep it coming!

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  44. Love reading all about this! So many exciting things to come congratulations!

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  45. Love reading all about this! So many exciting things to come congratulations!

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  46. So so so happy for you both! Congrats!!! I also love hearing stories like this
    :-) Makes me so happy.

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  47. Keep these updates coming, friend! I'm so excited for you and want to read about it! :) Uncrustables are so good, right? I just wish they weren't so expensive! It's PB&J! I love that you surprised Jared with a sports onesie. I'll hopefully be doing the same thing one day with Wheat!

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  48. I am so excited for you!! I told John with a baby Bengals jersey :) So fun! I can't wait to read all the updates!

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  49. So exciting!! Congrats to you and Jared. :) I hope you share more baby stuff on the blog.

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  50. Ah, just saw this - so excited for you, Erin! I hope you keep doing pregnancy updates!

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  51. Loveee! Your announcement pictures are the cutest and I'm so glad to hear you've been feeling great! Are you guys going to find out the gender?!

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