Week 16: It’s a Boy (well…we are 95% sure…)

It’s a boy!….well, we are pretty sure it’s a boy! On Friday, I had my 16 week appointment, and let’s just say its good to know people who know people. A friend called in a favor to her Dr. friend, and she took an extra close look at my routine ultrasound. While not 100% certain, and we will find out…

Week 15: The Adventurous Week

Baby L had an adventurous week 15 hiking and kayaking in Arizona and then camping and boating later in the week when we met up with family in Bull Shoals. When we were in Arizona, I can honestly say that with the exception of my higher than normal heart rate when hiking, I wouldn’t have known that I was pregnant…

Anniversary Trip Part 2 (Day 4 and 5)

On day 4 of our trip, we decided to give our legs a little break from all the hiking but not until after Jason joined me for a fun 4 mile hilly run along a residential part of Sedona. Along with the heat and elevation…..all these hills will get you. After our run, shower and breakfast we headed to Clarkdale…

Anniversary Trip: Part 1 (Days 1-3)

As I type this, I am sitting on our hotel balcony overlooking the red rocks of Sedona. It’s 6:00am and its chilly enough that I am wearing long sleeves and long pants, but it’s perfect. To recap, this week Jason and I are on our 10 year anniversary trip. Jason planned this trip for us, and surprised me with the…

Week 14: Our 10 Year Anniversary

This week has been a blur. We’ve spent most of the week preparing for our anniversary trip….finishing up as much as we can at work, packing ourselves, packing our kids, making sure everything is in order for the house/dogs. Getting ready for a vacation sure makes needing a vacation even more necessary. The reason for the trip (as if there…

Week 13: The News Is Out

By now, all of our friends and family and Facebook community know that Baby L #3 is on the way. We told our the boys and extended family last week and shared the big news on Facebook over the weekend. I still haven’t shared the news with my work, but I assume they will find out soon enough. Week 13…

Week 12: Father’s Day Weekend

We finally made it to week 12 which meant we were ready to start sharing our secret to those that don’t already know including the boys.   I’ve been really nervous about telling them. I assumed Chase would be happy and Shane would be upset. I was mostly right; Chase was happy and Shane was pretty indifferent. Now that the boys…

Week 10 and 11: 25% There!

Week 10: Exciting developments this week 10 as the baby is no longer considered an embryo and has grown to a fetus!  I started to feel better early in the week only to feel worse by the weekend. Just when I thought I was in the clear. This baby is sucking the energy right out of me every single day. I…

Week 9: Unofficially Summer!

Since I found out that I was pregnant, I have been counting the weeks until baby made it to week 9. Something seems safer at week 9. The next milestone is week 13 and the end of my first trimester…4 more weeks to go! We have started to tell some immediate family this week and have plans to tell the…

Week 8: Seeing Baby L

I typically write my weekly recaps sitting on the couch around 6:30pm on Sunday evening. This has been a crazy busy weekend filled with constructing our new backyard shed, normal weekend errands like grocery shopping and picking-up the boys new bunk beds. No matter how busy our weekends are, it still beats being at work any day of the week.  Aside…