Then Comes Baby

I figured since I have some pretty life changing news, It would be best to let you all know about it! I'm having a BABY! A baby girl. I'm actually due Aug 3rd so I've got only 3 weeks to go. The hubs and i are excited beyond words. Excited for her to be here and really excited to have my body back. Its been a ROUGH 8.5 months. Emotionally and physically... but i would do it all over again for this little one. I thought id share with you some photos throughout the entire process...this beautifully and challenging life changing process. 

This photo was taken 5 mins after we got the news. I'm surprised that the image is clear because I was sooo shaky and in shock after seeing that + sign. I know you all want to know so here it is...Yes, we were trying but no, we didn't expect to get pregnant that soon. We were both in denial until the next day after taking two more tests. I was only 3 weeks along when I found you can imagine the long journey ahead.

After 3 long months kirk and I were finally able to share the news with everyone. I say long because I was beyond sick. When I say sick...I mean SICK! Stuck in bed for 3 months kinda sick. Anything and everything made me nauseous...not to mention the exhaustion was out of this world. This all went on till I hit about 17 weeks. 

At 16 weeks we were able to find out the gender. Every wives tale told me that we were having a boy but I just knew that it was a little girl. My husband claims he knew it too. Poor daddy is going to be out numbered here pretty soon. 

The bump from 17 weeks and on.

In every one of these pictures I felt huge haha... The fourth or fifth picture in I started to get stretch marks and for me thats been one of the hardest parts of pregnancy...seeing your body change tremendously can be depressing. I can honestly say that when they started to form I would cry every time I looked down at them...Than one day it just hit me after reading this quote. 

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it's ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It held you until my arms could, and for that I will always find something beautiful in it."     
-Cassie Fox

It's amazing how that one quote could change my entire outlook. My body is doing something incredible. Something that so many womens bodies arent able to do. 


Best Summer Ever

Ok so this summer was beyond amazing and its killing me inside to know that its over. The hubs is starting school again soooo...ya (crying). We had such an eventful couple months. I felt like we were never home...we were living out of a suitcase (I'm not mad).  We went to utah to visit some family, and i got to see my amazing gramps. From there we headed to Driggs Idaho for the Jones family reunion.

MY GOSH, it was so beautiful there. I was determined to never leave. Driggs is very close to Wyoming so we decide to hit up Jackson Hole (also breathtaking). We saw the Tetons, attempted fly fishing in straight up grizzly bear country...You could say I was a little paranoid...especially when my husband told me to keep making lots of noise so they wouldn't come near us. K guys...what would you have done if I had DIED!?! The important thing was I made it out alive. I'd say my favorite part of that trip was white water river rafting...even though I sucked at it. That came straight from the river guides mouth hahaha. 

After an eventful week we cam home for a bit and headed to the next reunion. The Lewis side. This was up in Vernon AZ. We got to stay in tents as it rained on us non stop all weekend (no joke). It was a blast! This family is unreal. I fell in love with every single person there. I felt like I belonged and I got along well with everyone. Not all can say that about their in laws. But anyways I always say "picture or it didnt happen" so here ya go :)