A breath of gratitude

It seems like I’ve been running around, traveling, and just been busy. I’m starting to stress over wanting to have the nursery done and have everything I need for the baby. But sometimes I take a breath and realize how great life is. I feel so blessed. I have a wonderful family who loves me and is so excited for baby Warren, he is going to be a very spoiled little boy ☺️ And Ian so blessed to have Mark who works so hard at his job and then comes home and helps me make dinner and do the dishes and clean the house. I have to brag and say this weekend he spent three days deep cleaning our bathroom! (Which is my least favorite job and not to mention it is really hard for me to get down and scrub the shower floors and corners right now.) I really do think I have the best husband, or at least the best one for me! He is a gem and I think I’ll hang on to him 😉

I know the nursery will eventually get done and I’m sure September will be crazy trying to get every last thing we need to welcome this baby, but until then, I’m grateful for the quiet moments when my eyes open and I see how wonderful this life is. 


Bumpdate: Week 27

We are getting big over here. Can you believe we are already to week 27?! On Monday I will officially be in the third trimester!! Ahh! It’s scary and exciting.
Well, here’s a little update on the past month. We went to Rexburg, ID for our friend Chris’ wedding. It was fun to go back to our stomping grounds and reminisce on college, dating, getting engaged, our first apartment together and all our great friends who have touched our lives.

After that we went down to Utah for the Hawkins family reunion (Marks side). We stayed in a gorgeous lodge, I’m sad i didnt take any pictures of it. It was a lot of fun and nice to see all of Marks family and even meet a few wonderful people that I had met yet! After the reunion we got to spend a couple of extra days with Mark’s brother Scott, his wife Dani and their three cute kiddos Paige, Emma & Colton.



On to the Bumpdate!

Weight Gain: 15 pounds

Sleep: What’s that?! It’s getting really uncomfortable and hard to sleep. I wake up every time I roll over because it hurts, it seems like my body rolls over and then my belly decides if it wants to follow. 

Weird Pregnancy Moment: I had to do the dreaded Glucose Tolerance Test and it was everything everyone said it would be…terrible!! Actually the drink itself wasn’t bad. It basically tasted like super sugary, non-carbonated orange soda. I downed it in a couple minutes and thought, “oh this is nothing, I can totally handle this.” So after you drink it you have to sit there in the waiting room for an hour and then right at the hour mark they take your blood. About 30 minutes in my stomach started killing. It was so upset and I knew it was not going to be pretty. The waiting room was packed, almost every chair was taken. I kept looking at the clock trying to speed it up. But at 50 minutes I got up and ran to the bathroom. I didn’t quite make it and I literally spewed orange drink (and scrambled eggs) all over the bathroom floor. I tried to clean it up and sneak back into the waiting room, hoping they didn’t notice, but they were already on the phone with my dr 😦 Needless to say they wouldn’t draw my blood and I had to come back and try again. I was so mad/depressed/scared that that meant I had gestational diabetes.

Well, I went back yesterday to retake it. I took a Zofran before to help keep me from throwing up. This time I decided to stand up while I drank it because it felt better than it just sitting in my stomach. They don’t want you walking around because it burns off the drink so I was a little sneaky and walked over to the magazine rack as often as possible. Thankfully I made it through this time and I was so excited when they called me back to draw my blood!

and the results are in….no gestational diabetes here! Yay! Bring on the sugar!

Movement: All the time! He definitely has cycles when he’s really active, especially when I wake up in the morning and when I lay down to go to bed. Mark has felt him kick many times now, it’s really fun and makes it more real for Mark. 

Food Cravings: French fries