So now that the cat is out of the social-media bag, big news is that we are pregnant! We are over the moon excited and can’t wait to welcome a baby girl in November 2018.

So, today’s post is going  to take it back a few months and recap what my first trimester was like, house progress and the plans moving forward.

The First Trimester:

We found out we were pregnant in Mid-March. We had been trying to get pregnant for almost 20 months, and had an appointment set to meet with fertility doctors, but that positive pregnancy test came 2 days before the fertility appointment. Apparently baby girl is following in her mothers “I work best in the last minute” footsteps.

We were obviously so excited, but equally as nervous. When you have trouble getting pregnant, you don’t want to get your hopes too high. All that was left was to sit and wait for the next 4 weeks until our first doctors appointment at 8 weeks.

For the first 8 weeks I was not actually sure there was a baby in there. I had no morning sickness and very little symptoms. I did have aversions to foods like all meat products, dairy and anything with any type of flavor. So I basically lived off of bagels and peanut butter for 4 weeks. Besides that and some exhaustion, I thought I should *feel* more pregnant (whatever that means).

Our 8 week doctor appointment was pretty much the best day ever and we got our first ultrasound and were able to see that sweet baby’s heartbeat.

At our week 10 doctors appointment they drew blood that we chose to send off for testing for genetic abnormalities and gender. The results came back 2 weeks later – Everything was low risk, which is amazing, and they let us know that it was a girl, also amazing!

The next few weeks were a whirlwind of travel for work, weddings, bachelorette parties and back and forth to New York a few times. I did find that I had an increase in motion sickness <– Super fun, and that I needed about 3 days of sleep after a weekend of travel, but other than that I felt great, but those food aversions were still going strong!

Everyone kept saying that in the second trimester you’ll feel better, and like clock work, they were right. I hit week 12 and it was like I was awake and hungry again. It was glorious!

So that is the very short version of the first 12 weeks. We are currently coming up on 16 weeks pregnant and feeling great!

Gender Reveal Brunch:

Since Collin and I had already knew the gender, we wanted to reveal to our family in a fun and exciting way! We purchased confetti guns from Target, and planned a small brunch with our immediate families.

For the brunch, we kept it simple with bagels, a yogurt bar, some gender dyed deviled eggs, homemade baked treats and a few hot dishes. For drinks we had a mimosa bar and coffee. Decorations were all from either Party City or A.C. Moore.


We also had pink and blue necklaces for everyone to chose when they came in to see what their votes were. Most people, including all 4 grandparents, voted boy!

We gathered everyone around for the big reveal! The grandparents pulled their confetti guns and to say everyone was shocked would be an understatement. You can check out the full reveal video on my instagram!


The House Status:

Before we found out we were pregnant, we were planning on trying to get the house ready for sale for this spring. That plan changed as soon as that positive pregnancy test came in. The thought of having to rush a few projects, in addition to how tired I was feeling, stressed me out. We decided to stay put in this house, at least until next year.

But that didn’t mean there isn’t tons to do to get ready for baby! You’ve seen us finishing off the bathroom, and working on the guest room. We have been moving full steam ahead on those and I hope to have an updated post early next week on where we are.

The goal is to get the upstairs fully complete, set up the nursery, and get the stairs done prior to the baby’s arrival, while still enjoying our last summer as a party of 2.





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