Monday, October 1, 2012

((handmade monday)) y'all! we made something awesome.


Yes, yes. That's right! We're having a baby!

I'm officially 12 weeks pregnant today & let me just tell you that it has been SO incredibly tough keeping it a secret from y'all.  We wanted to get past the 12 week mark to make sure everything was a-okay and to be honest it's been kind of awesome just to be able to process it slowly and tell friends & family before we made it known to the interwebs. 


I'll likely share more of our journey later, as I felt it was a bit personal and didn't feel right typing it all out for the world to see. As for now, we found out at 5 weeks and were completely surprised...and SO DANG EXCITED. We weren't in a rush, but I finally felt like I was as ready as I was ever going to be. I was frustrated that it was "taking so long" and had gotten impatient. To be honest, I had kind of given up a bit emotionally and went to my annual check-up completely not expecting anything. In fact, I had a 45 minute discussion with my lady doctor with her explaining how it wasn't that I was  INfertile...I just wasn't very fertile. She prepared me for a long road of more "trying." I randomly asked her to test my urine sample ((sorry. gross.)) to see if I was pregnant before we started the exam. Might as well, right? The nurse came back into the room with a positive test and we all shared a good cry. 
God had a perfect plan all along. 
I was at that time, what we thought, 6 weeks pregnant according to the "wheel."


A couple of weeks later, we went to the OB and got to see an ultrasound of our Little One. They said the wheel was a bit off, and pushed me back a week. They gave me an updated due date ((April 16th!)) and sent us on our way. My mind was reeling and it was tough to process, yet again. We told our family and our closest of friends. I'll never forget those conversations.
 So memorable. So special. So full of joy. 
As much as we wanted to play it safe and keep it a secret, I just wanted to scream it from a rooftop. God has blessed us with a child. It is a miracle, a gift & we are humbled ((and I'm kind of terrified)) to be parents. 


What a reason to celebrate! What a season to be more thankful than ever!
I've been super nauseous ((there were a good 3-4 weeks of 24/7 "morning" sickness and not eating much but preggo-pop-drops & popcorn)) and somehow I lost all of my energy. I'd like to find that again, soon. I quit my job at Anthropologie....it was just time.  I haven't gone for a run in weeks. I've probably had a total of a maximum 10 Dr. Peppers & Coffees, combined, this whole time. In hindsight, that should have been the biggest red flag: I didn't want my DP & I stopped finishing my coffee at work.  I finally have an appetite again and the whole morning sickness thing is a little more under control, it's actually in the mornings rather than all day. Thank the LORD. My pants are uncomfortably tight, but I'm still not really "showing" unless I'm wearing a fitted top & and don't stand up straight ;) All in due time, right?

((Sorry I'm not sorry. I had to. We may or may not be brainwashing while he/she is in the womb. It's a tradition, y'all.))

It's been tough to constantly receive advice you didn't ask for, especially when it's not uplifting or encouraging. I've had to swallow my pride constantly. It's been tough to watch my body change and not have any control over it. It's been tough to not have any control over how DANG tired I am or how nauseous I feel. 
However, God is so good and I'm sure the tough won't stop any time soon. 


But for now? 

The blessings outweigh the tough and I'm just thankful ((and hormonal. hehe)).


I'm excited to share this journey of Motherhood with all of you. 

Let the squealing & baby pin-boards commence. 

love.

Rebecca of Manzanita took these amazing photos. There are definitely way more to share, but I felt these did the trick :) She was a gem to work with & we're so grateful to be able to have these photos to remind us of this amazing time in our lives. 

Let's celebrate with a sale! 













88 comments:

  1. ohhhhh what a blessing. I seriously have baby fever right now so I am so happy for you!! I can't wait to follow along with the amazing journey into mommyhood! xoxo

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  2. Congratulations!! So happy for you guys! Loved your announcement and the photos are such a treasure. xx

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  3. Thats so wonderfully exciting!! I love thaat you shared a cry with your Dr. =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  4. That's very exciting, Kim! Mazel Tov to you both!

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  5. Ahhhh!!!! I am over the moon happy for y'all!!!! LOVE the pictures! CONGRATS!

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  6. Yay!! Congratulations!! What a blessing :) xoxo

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  7. Such great news! God is so good... Can't wait to follow your journey

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  8. Super duper excited for you! Can't wait to read about your journey as it goes along!

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  9. yay!!! congrats to you! and my sweet friend (a texas aggie as well!) and I always say that motherhood, from pregnancy on, is the most sanctifying experience! :) it's so so good, so rich and hard and sweet all at the same time. praying for a healthy pregnancy for you guys!

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  10. Congratulations Kim! I am so very happy for the both of you! Parenthood is one of the most amazing adventures around. This little one is so very blessed!

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  11. Congratulations! That is so very exciting :) and those pictures are beautiful!

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so so happy and excited for you both!

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  13. BEST handmade Monday EVER! This is exciting times, like a hundred!

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  14. Oh my goodness! So excited for you, Kim and Chase!

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  15. Congratulations!!!!! SOOOOO Exciting!!!

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  16. YaY! My little sweetheart was born April 25th! Don't you listen to any negativity about having a child. It is the best, most rewarding thing I have EVER experienced.
    Good Luck!
    -Hailey

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  17. Congratulations Kim!! This is exciting news!! I am so happy for you two!
    P.s- I am also due in April!

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  18. I love your honest story and I teared up reading this. I'm so very excited for you and can't wait to follow along with the journey.

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  19. ohmygoodness!! Congratulations Kim!!
    PS I LOVE all these photos!! You + your husband are so cute!! xo

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  20. I couldn't not be happier right now!!!!!!!!! You are going to be one heck of a mama!!!! Big hugs for you sweet friend!!

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  21. Happy happy happy day! Congratulations! Motherhood is one of the most humbling, precious, heavenly, inexplicable journeys. You'll do great!

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  22. Congratulations! Being a parents is a blessing! It's the first time we can actually get a little glimps of Gods love for us! It's so overwhelming to think he loves us so much more than we could ever love our own babies! Enjoy this crazy ride called pregnancy!

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  23. Amazing amazing amazing!! So excited for the both of you and your families! God is so good and generous and awesome. You writing about your dr spot and her telling you the wonderful news had me in tears. Bless you and your sweet baby.

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  24. ahhhhhh i am sooo stinking excited for you!! if you ever do need any advice, please let me know~!!! ENJOY this time as a couple and cherish every moment!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  25. congratulations, sweet kim! you guys are in for the best ride of your life and the two of you are going to be amazing parents. best wishes throughout your pregnancy and hopes that the morning sickness will disappear completely. i'll be praying for y'all!

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  26. that's so wonderful! many many congrats to you and your husband! the photos are fantastic :)

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic path on which you are about to start!

    Oh, and these pictures are so lovely.

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  28. Congratulations, Kim! I have a feeling motherhood is going to look absolutely amazing on you in every way imaginable. What a perfect blessing, that babe sure is lucky to have you two as parents!

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  29. Congrats! We found out we were pregnant when I was 5 weeks too and it was SO HARD to keep it a secret for another 7 weeks! I'm glad you're feeling better & can't wait to hear more about your baby journey =) I'm due today with our first & we are so excited/anxious to meet this little bean. It's an awesome journey!

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  30. So excited for you! Awwww...I love other people's babies (I loved mine too, but I'm thankful they aren't babies anymore!) I especially love when babies come into the lives of amazing people that will love and cherish them! What a blessed little one!

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  31. Congratulations! What a sweet way to announce it - and I know how hard it is to keep it a secret! I'm due next month, so can't wait to see what handmade baby ideas you share :) Stephanie

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  32. The photos are beautiful - and what a sweet story to learn at the doctors office after sharing your struggles, that you were in fact pregnant. Congratulations.

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  33. Oh how exciting!! Congratulations! I remember all too well the rollercoaster of emotions I felt those first 12 weeks. The excitement of telling all of our family members and friends, the first ultrasound...so much joy mixed with anxiety (and nausea ;) SO happy for you and your cute little family!

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  34. ahhh congratulations!! these pictures are adorable, you both look so happy! excited for you! :)

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  35. Seriously couldn't be more excited for you! Our kids will be a few months apart! :)

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  36. Congrats to you and your husband!! It is such an exciting and overwhelming time, but you will get through it all and hold that precious baby in the end :)

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  37. this is such wonderful news. pregnancy is such a hopeful time, I am not sure there is anything else like it. I struggled to give up control over my changing body, but now that I am on the other side, I wish I had embraced the weight gain more because I now realize how temporary it all was.

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  38. Hooray! Congrats.. I'm so excited for you and your hubs. Such wonderful news!

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  39. God's timing is always perfect and He gives good gifts. Blessings to you as you venture into motherhood!

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  40. AAhhhh! I am so excited for you!! No unsolicited advice here because I have two and still don't think I have the hang of it! They're all different and all blessings! Congratulations!! And I totally understand the frustration with not being able to control your body & your tiredness, I felt the exact same way, and I wasn't even sick! Congrats girl, can't wait to follow along in your journey!

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  41. Congratulations!! I am SO so so excited for you!! You're going to be an amazing mama to that sweet babe. Can't wait to follow along with your journey to mommyhood! Welcome to the club, friend. xoxo

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  42. Congratulations!!! You're the cutest and this post is wonderful! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  43. I never thought I'd get this excited for somebody I'd never have met - but I am SO excited for you.

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  44. Congratulations! I have no doubt you two are going to be awesome parents. I can tell you have a great support system online and off, so you shouldn't worry. Yay, baby! :D

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  45. Congrats!!!!!! You are going to have SO MUCH FUN! The FUN and the smiles and the laughter and the joy TOTALLY outweigh the tough! I promise! You're gonna be a great mother!!!!!! And I'm sure Chase will be a fabulous daddy!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!

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  46. Congratulations Mrs Kim!! =) =) =)

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  47. JUST NOW saw this.. AAH! CONGRATS!!!!!! You'll be a LOVELY mom!!! :)

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  48. I am so happy for you, Kim!
    Huuuge blessing :)

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  49. So excited for you Kim!!!!!!!!

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  50. Congratulations! So excited for you two! :D

    xo-Kimberly {allons-y kimberly}

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  51. Awww! Congratulations!!! Beautiful pictures, so sweet!!

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  52. I so thought you were alluding to this in one of your posts! But, you just made my day! Congratulations! I am soo soo excited for you both!

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  53. Congrats! How exciting! Baby Davis is going to be so cute. :)

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  54. Congratulations, Kim!! So happy for you! :)

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  55. Congrats! I love the Aggie picture :) We live in Aggieland (my hubby is going to school!) and I'm well aware that he plans on doing some "brainwashing" when babies arrive! So exciting!!!

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  56. Congratulations pretty lady!! :]

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  57. aaahhh so happy for you guys! (: congrats!

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  58. Congratulations! Those photos are stunning! xoxo

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  59. AHHH!!!! SOO excited for you!! I love this.

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  60. How fun is that?! Best thing you've made yet. Have fun with it and many prayers for a healthy pregnancy. You can do this!!! Love!

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  61. Congratulations!! So excited for you both! Such a true blessing! xo Heather

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  62. Congratulations! Being a mother is the best job in.the.world. Breastfeeding is the second best job. hee. Be sure to check out milkfriendly.com and my own blog for breastfeeding fashion that is truly functional and fashion friendly.
    OH! and as for the morning sickness, the best thing I found was a ginger and honey blend from whole foods. Did the trick and soothed my morning sickness better than anything! It's sweet and tolerable too. I just chased it with water when I was feeling queezy. And the best part is that it's safe for the baby. I'd also load up on probiotics because it helps to keep your immune system in tip top shape and prepares everything down there for a healthy birth for your little one. :)

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  63. Congrats! I am very, very happy for you! Wishing you a healthy and happy 9 months!

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  64. Hi Kim! I LOVE this post...I feel like we just became close friends :) I found out on July 18th that I am pregnant and it's been a whirlwind. I can so relate to many of the sentiments you shared. I am very happy for you and look forward to joining you for whatever portions of this journey that you share on the blog! Best to you!

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  65. HOLY BABY–I'm absolutely squealing for you guys!!! Congratulations, and what an amazing surprise–to say nothing of this blessing! You have made something incredible, and I just know that little one is crazy lucky to have you guys as parents. XOXO

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  66. CONGRATS!! I LOVE the announcement pics - so CUTE!!

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  67. Yay Yay Yay! I am soo excited for you. :) You will be awesome parents. It is the hardest thing I have ever done, but the absolute best thing to be a parent. :) Congratulations!

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  68. Oh my goodness YAY! I just teared up a bit. Can't wait to see what will no doubt be the world's most adorable pregnant photos. Congratulations - God is SO good!

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  69. a big "WHOOP!" for this!
    congrats! :)

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  70. What a sweet, sweet blessing. Praying for your heart and your body, because they're both going through a lot! :)

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  71. Congratulations, Kim! I just loved this post. I loved finding out at Firefly, but I just LOVE this post. I can imagine the stress and the discomfort with knowing you're not really in control of your own body and what's happening to it. It's just so cool to know that you have at least 79 comments and I'm sure tons more to come of people who are so excited and eager to hear your stories. I love the blog world. I bet the unwanted advice will wear your down, but hopefully the good outweighs the bad. You're such an awesome woman, and I'm so glad to know you (and to get to know you better!).

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  72. I just stumbled onto this blog and read about your wonderful news and wanted to say "Congratulations!!!" I can totally sympathize with some of the issues that you talked about in your post because I had a similar experience and I can totally rejoice that the Lord blessed you with this little one at the perfect time. His timing is always perfect in every way! I also know that being pregnant is tough, but it is such a wonderful, worthwhile time all the same. Again, congratulations!!! I am happy that I found your blog and I will return!

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  73. What a sweet time! I am a first time mama and it is THE BEST. :) What a holy and sacred gift...to be a mother and to have a child. Uh-mazing. :) If you haven't already been told to, you should totally check out The Business of Being Born and all the episodes they have. Such a helpful tool as you prepare for childbirth! Blessings to you!

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  74. I've been following your blog for a couple YEARS now -- Whew, does time fly -- and I was literally brought to tears when I read this post. I am SO excited for you!!! This is such a joyous gift -- what a blessing! :)

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  75. Awww!! How cute. I love these photos! Congrats, love. :)

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  76. I just found your blog and this is such exciting news! Thoughts and prayers for your growing family!

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  77. Just getting around to reading this! I absolutely adore these photos and am super exacted for the two of you. God is good indeed. You made a human! :D

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  78. So this is what happens when I neglect all my favorite blogs for a couple of weeks! Congrats times a million, I am so happy for you!! :)

    xo // Aileen

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  79. I just now noticed you're pregnant! You've been looking so great lately, these photos are adorable, and I have to admit: you wrote this in a way that doesn't make me not like you in that "ugh all of the cute bloggers are pregnant" way that sometimes happens (terrible of me, I know). Anyway, congratulations and keep trusting God!!! Have fun with the journey :-)

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