Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

Two thousand twelve was a huge year for me.
In the past year I...
...turned 25. Quarter of a century.

...started running and got in the best shape of my life.
{Hoping I can get back there after baby ;)}

...went to California with my best friend.

...got a new job that I love: Children's Director at FBC Somerville.

...celebrated our first wedding anniversary.

...vacationed with my family at the beach.

...bought my great-grandparent's house.

...stood beside my beautiful friend as she married my cousin.

...welcomed our nephew, Myles, into the world.

...found out I was pregnant with our first child.

...& learned our sweet child is a boy.

...started construction on the addition to our home.

A great year indeed.
However; I know 2013 will be even better.
In three short months our son will enter the world.
This will  be the greatest adventure of our lives and I could not be more ready to be a mom!
I'm looking forward to 2013 more than any other year so far. :)

Hope you all have a safe & happy New Year's Eve! 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

26 Weeks


Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 26 weeks 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 24 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes.

Best Moment this Week: Christmas with our families!

Gender: BOY! Baby Miller :)

Movement: His kicks are SO intense! It amazes me someone so tiny can kick so hard!

Food Cravings: After all the holiday junk I've had...I am actually craving healthy food.

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Being able to sit in a chair more than 10 minutes without back pain!

Sleep: I've been sleeping great. Christmas wore this lady out.

What I am looking forward to: Starting to buy things for his nursery. Planning to order his bedding in the next week!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Weight gain with pregnancy...I miss my body!

I've been so bad lately.
The amount of food I've eaten is ridiculous.
I could blame the holidays. Maybe I will. :)

Before I got pregnant I was in good shape.
I ate healthy & was a workout junkie.
{Pre-baby body}

Since I've been pregnant...
I've barely exercised at all. 
& I've been eating whatever I want. & lots of it.

Seeing my weight climb & climb hasn't been easy.
If you have been following my blog awhile, then you know I lost over 60 pounds in 2010.
So, gaining all this weight has me worried. When I look in the mirror now, I see that fat girl again.
Someone I NEVER wanted to see again.

{January 2009}

I know I'm pregnant & gaining weight is just part of it.
And honestly...all I want is a healthy baby. If I gain 50-60 pounds during my pregnancy, so be it.

I'm really not worried about losing the weight. I did it before & I'll do it again.
But, for the rest of the pregnancy..I am determined to do better! 
The plan is to start walking 4-5 times a week & cooking dinner more.

And my husband has been awesome.
Whenever I complain about my body, he is constantly telling me how beautiful he thinks I am.
He's the best.

Oh & guess what, y'all? 94 days until Miller arrives! :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

24 Weeks



Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 24 weeks 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 20 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Yup. However; my favorite outfit is sweats & baggy tshirts. 
And I wear them as much as I possibly can :)

Best Moment this Week: Finally feeling good enough to exercise some!

Gender: BOY! Baby Miller :)

Movement: Getting stronger & stronger. He is doing somersaults in there!

Food Cravings: French fries, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, ice cream..ya know...the JUNK!

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Sleeping on my stomach.

Sleep: This week has been much better. Using a heating pad has helped soothe my back pain before bed.

What I am looking forward to: My best friend {who lives in California} comes home this Friday for a couple of weeks! I can't wait! I've missed her like crazy! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

23 Weeks


Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 23 weeks 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 18ish pounds

Maternity Clothes: I finally got a few more maternity tops, but there are still some of my regular clothes I can fit into.

Best Moment this Week: Hearing his heartbeat last Friday!

Gender: BOY! Baby Miller :)

Movement: LOTS!

Food Cravings: Still loving anything salty or spicy.

Food aversions: None. 

What I Miss: Sleeping on my stomach.

Sleep: Not very good this week. My back has been killing me. Especially at night. Anyone have any advice, please let me know!

What I am looking forward to: We are having dinner with one of my best friend's Friday night that I haven't seen in two months! And Sunday night is my church kiddos Christmas program. Can't wait to watch. They are going to do so good! :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It has began!

Construction has finally begun on the addition to our house! 

A few of months ago I told y'all all about how Jonathan & I bought my great-grandparents house in June. This house has always been in our family. It was originally built in the 1940s by my great-GREAT-grandparents! I have lots of wonderful memories here growing up, so this place is very special to me. Plus, we live right in between my parents & my grandparents. I love seeing my family EVERY day!

We have been living here a few months now and we absolutely love it.
But, we knew before we bought it that we wanted to add a master suite and the construction finally started last week! Here are some pictures of how it is coming along...




I can't wait for it to be finished! 
I'm ready to decorate and then start on Miller's room! :)