oh baby.

Now that we have shared our fun news with everyone I am able to put up pictures and talk about the last 2-3 months. At the end of September I found out I had stomach ulcers that had been bothering me for months. They gave me some medication for them that would make me pretty sick for about ten days. At the end of those ten days I woke up feeling sick like I had the past week, but this morning it felt different. I had the thought that maybe I was pregnant, but didn't want to be disappointed. I was 8 days late, but the previous month I was 6 days late but my period showed up so I didn't want to be excited for nothing! While Darren was at work I went to the store and bought two tests, waited those ten long minutes and couldn't believe it when I saw those {very faint, I might add} plus signs. I immediately cried tears of joy and gratitude. It was basically one of the best moments of my life. I kept going back in to look at it because I couldn't believe it was real.

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I waited for Darren to get home, which seemed like an eternity. While I waited, I baked him a big cookie and wrote Dad in frosting on the top. When he got home I told him I made him a cookie for his hunting trip and he looked at it for a second trying to read what it said {the frosting had melted}. Once he understood it he just smiled so big and said "really?!". And then we had another "best moment" as husband and wife as we hugged and tried to contain the excitement. For the next week or two Darren would always kiss "us" goodbye and say "I love you two"... it melts my heart to see how much he already loves our baby.

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The next two months were full of nausea, vomitting and not wanting ANYTHING to eat. And if you know me, I love food so this has been the strangest thing for me. I took off a month of work and pretty much fell off the face of the earth- which explains the lack of blogging there for a minute. I didn't have any motivation or want to be around anyone. At 11 weeks I went to AZ to help my sister and while I was there I only got sick one morning, but felt pretty good the whole week. I could tell it was getting less and less. Week 13 was still pretty bad, but by week 14 {last week} I have felt amazing! I started back at work and feel more like myself again. I am still dead tired, but I have been able to eat a lot more foods and I feel super happy. (Picture below is of me and Kimber. We always wanted to be pregnant together and even though she's 40 weeks and I am 11 weeks here, we still got a picture :))

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Our baby is due May 27 or May 30, depending on who you ask, and we cannot wait to meet our little miracle! It already is going so quick and I hope it's here before we know it. I am loving the time until then, though. This journey has brought us so much closer already as a couple and I am so grateful for that. I wouldn't want to do this with anyone but Darren. He's my best friend and loves me in all the right ways. I am so grateful he will be the dad to our kids and be by my side forever. This baby inside of me has already changed me so much, also. It makes me want to eat better, act better, do more, be happy and just be better. It's hard to put into words, but I just want to work on myself everyday so when he/she comes I am the best example and momma ever. I want to give my baby the world! It's amazing how such a small being inside of me can fill me with so much love.

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Also, thank you for all of your love and support. It really means the world to us to know we have people who love us.