Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

3 years ago today I married my best friend, and the love of my life. Three years ago we spent our weekend having cocktails and going out to dinner and meeting up with friends. Three years ago it was not uncommon for us to to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and sleep in late. Three years ago we had two solid income and very little expenses. We were able to go out when we wanted, buy what we wanted (within reason) and had very few worries about regarding money. Three years ago we could afford to be selfish, the only people we really had to worry about were each other.

Today I am still married to my best friend and I am even more in love with him then ever. Now we spend our weekends teaching L how to swim, going to the park, running errands and relaxing at home. Now it is uncommon for us to stay up past eleven (and that is LATE!) and L makes sure to wake up  between 6:30 and 7:00 every morning. Now we are living of one and half incomes, and are about to go down to just one and we have a whole lot more expenses! Now eating out is a treat, and we don't do it very often, any purchases we make have to be well thought out and we have decide if we really need it or not. Now we stress about money a lot. Now everything that we do revolves around L, and now our soon to be second little one. The babies come first, our marriage comes second and everything else is a distant third.

I love my life and I wouldn't change one second of it. OK, winning the lottery wouldn't be bad, but you know what I mean. Do I sometimes miss our old life, of no responsibility and fun and lots and lots of sleep? Sure, absolutely. I cherish those memories and I'm so happy that S and I had a time in our life that we were able to be that carefree. But nothing could make me trade the sleepless nights and the stress and the toys that occupy every crevice of our house, because everything in our past has led us to these moments. To having a beautiful, happy, energetic son and a healthy baby on the way. to falling into bed at 10:00 every night, utterly exhausted, but also so incredibly happy.

So Happy Anniversary, S. I love you and I love our family and I love our life. You are an amazing husband and an even more amazing father.

Oh, and you're getting up with the baby this weekend.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, a light breeze and the glorious mid- 80's that happen in Phoenix for about 6 weeks, a prelude to the 110 degrees that are in store for us. We spent the day at our local baseball stadium, which was hosting an Easter carnival. L was too little for most of the events (bounce houses and whatnot) but we got some frozen lemonade and hung out in the grass and even met the Easter bunny......

Daddy and L sharing a frozen lemonade..... not sharing with mommy!

L did not want to sit still for a family picture.... hence the fact that he's screaming.....

He's thinking, "Who the heck is this guy in the bunny suite?"

We capped off the perfect day with some yummy spaghetti dinner

And this preggo mommy treated herself to a big old coldstone ice cream!

Hope everyones Easter and weekend was as good as ours! We had pretty much my whole family in town for the last week, so I have about 3 posts in edit that I just need to finish up!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

11 weeks 4 days

OK, we are in the final stretch of the first trimester! Thank God! I know I have been lazy about updating, but I've pretty much spent the last few weeks in a state of constant nausea/exhaustion. I can't complain too much though, because truthfully it has been much better this time then it was with L. With L I was sick ALL THE TIME! Seriously, morning, noon and night and I was puking constantly. With this baby I feel pretty good in the mornings and usually right around noon and then into the evening is when the ickyness kicks in. And I don't think I'm throwing up as much either, which is a really good thing! I been able to keep most stuff down, and really it's only when I've eaten complex meals or large meals that I puke. So I've also been on a pretty strict cereal, toast, bananas and juice diet. Two nights ago though I got a huge craving for lasagna and S went to Carrabas and got me a to go order. It was huge, it was delicious and I ate every bite of it and kept it down. That right there showed me the light at the end of the tunnel that all the grossness that goes along with the first 12 weeks would hopefully be over soon. Bring on the cravings, I'm ready to eat!!! :)

Besides that, things have been good around here. I'm officially gave notice to my job that I would not be returning after my contract end in July, which was probably the best feeling in the world. I know money is going to be tight and we are going to have to penny pinch and adjust our lifestyles, but the thought of being home with my babies make me one happy mama! Now I am just counting down the days! I'm also counting down the days to when we find out if this new peanut is going to be a boy or a girl! We should be able to find out mid/late May, and then the fun planning, shopping and decorating begins.

That's all for now, I'm just getting through the days, growing out of my clothes and looking forward to when I feel good enough to eat everything in sight!

I'll leave you with some 11 weeks pictures of our newest addition!