September 24, 2016

it's a .... whaaaat?!

To be honest, I'm not even the slightest bit surprised by the gender of my little baby. I mentioned in my last pregnancy update that I had always felt that I was meant to have a little girl first, but that I didn't really care what it was- what I didn't mention is that suddenly I was 100% sure I wasn't having a girl. I knew pretty early on in fact that this baby was a boy. I have no idea why I knew that, probably because I was just suddenly more okay with it then I had been in the past.

Whatever the reason may be, I knew it without a doubt.



How many weeks?: 17!

Gender Prediction: ITS A BOY!

Names: The day I met Kelly he mentioned that he loved the name Jaxon for a little boy, and that day I decided I was going to name my son that too, and then we got married hahaha. We've both had it picked out since April 2014. Kelly's dad, grandpa, and Kelly himself all have the first name Patrick, but go by their middle names, so his name is Patrick Jaxon, but will go by Jaxon (Jax).

Weight gain: Nurse said none, but wasn't worried at all.

Maternity clothes?: I still wear that sweater I love, but I still don't need it really at all. I can't tell if I'm sad about not having a bump or not.

Best moment this week: My ultrasound was less than a week ago, so I guess that.

Missing anything?: I miss not getting sick constantly. 

Movement: I think every once in a while I feel something going on, but not nearly enough to be like 'it's the baby!' 

Baby size: Pomegranate! 

Cravings: We've realized that anything I see on TV I suddenly need like right that second.

Symptoms: I just get sick really easily, I've had a cold for like a week. 

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Random things here and there that I just can't deal with.

Wedding ring on or off? On :) 

Happy or moody?: I have gotten better and I haven't cried over crazy irrational things in a while. I cried the other day listening to Christmas music (I'm not sorry for listening to it so early), but I do that when I'm not pregnant. I just love Christmas. 

Looking forward to: I'm having a super early baby shower at home in Canada in like 9 days and I am stoooooked! If you're from home, PLEASE come- you don't have to get me a present, I just want to see your purty faces.  

September 06, 2016

LITTLE BABY MCBRIDE


I'M HAVING A BABY (in case our giant gold BABY balloons weren't clear). 
To be honest, I would say "I can't believe it," but after a year plus of the crap that we've been through, I can believe it- and I'm so grateful that it's finally happening. 

It's been a long 9 weeks let me tell you! I have actually been very fortunate as far as pregnancy symptoms go, I was only sick for two or three weeks and I've felt great since about 10 weeks along. I got a doppler and I've heard the heartbeat every day since 9 weeks + 4 days and that has given me so much peace of mind (if you're in Rexburg and want to borrow it - I encourage it). 

It's just been long because it's been a lot of "I hope it works out." I tried really hard to stay positive from the minute I got my first positive, but it's a lot harder than it sounds. But we made it- my little baby is 13 weeks, so here's a tiny little summary on how things are!




How many weeks?: 13!

Gender Prediction: I have always thought I was going to have my little girl first and we always talk about her, but the farther I get into the pregnancy- the less I care! As long as I get to keep this one. We find out SEPTEMBER 30th!!!!! 

Names: We have had our boy and girl names picked out since we were dating (not even engaged yet). Here's a hint: The boy's first name is Patrick (that's Kelly's first name... but he goes by his middle name, just like our little boy will). 

Weight gain: Like maybe one pound.

Maternity clothes?: I wear this maternity sweater that I bought, not because I have to, but it's comfy as crap. 

Best moment this week: I saw the baby again today! It was kicking around and stuff, so cute.

Missing anything?: Not really hahah. I kinda miss having the energy to constantly have a clean house, but there's a chance I'm just subconsciously using the pregnancy as an excuse. 

Movement: The little one is moving around a lot, but I just can't feel it.

Baby size: Kiwi

Cravings: It depends on the day really. I craved steak for the first like 3 weeks and now I hate it. But every time Kelly goes to the gas station he gets me a Twix because I'm always down for that.

Symptoms: I get headaches and I'm tired all the time, but nothing else really. I've been super lucky!

Anything making you queasy or sick?: I cooked some ground beef the other day and I think I almost died.

Wedding ring on or off? On :) I hope I can keep this bad boy on for a long time, it's pretty, plus it kind of helps make this baby look like it wasn't an accident. 

Happy or moody?: Hahahaha let me just say- my husband is a very patient man. I didn't cry for 20 minutes because the characters in Friends aren't real, shut up.

Looking forward to: Finding out the gender and spending our savings account on decor and clothes.