Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Five

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! I had a doctor's appointment last night to check up on little one and he/she is growing like a weed. Every time I see babe on the screen I am in awe how much they have grown over the last four weeks. Next time we visit it will be for the 20 week anatomy screening! Since it is Friday, I am sharing five things I am loving this week!

{One} Currently Loving.  I have been trying to reduce my screen exposure before going to bed in hopes of getting a great night sleep. I picked up this adorable coloring book from Amazon this week and have been working on it for a few minutes each night before I head to bed. Coloring books are not just for kids yall! 

{Two} Currently Eating.  Fresh Corn Salad. I had this for the first time a few weeks ago at Parker and Otis. It is so simple to make at home. Next time I am making a bigger batch as this one did not last long in out house! 

{Three} Currently Reading.  I stumbled across this article on Facebook regarding a woman's experience with finding herself through fitness. This quote stuck out to me- "What could you spend all that time thinking about if you weren’t thinking about being thin?" I have struggled with body image issues since a teen. Pregnancy has helped change the way I think but I am not 100% there yet. It was a great reminder that are bodies are capable of so much and should not be limited to how clothes fit. Read the article here.

{Four} Currently Loving. Anything and everything bebe related. I tend to get overwhelmed with all the pregnancy and newborn information out there. I tend to save them all on Pinterest for later consumption. You can check it all out on my newly un-hidden board! 

{Five} Coming Up.   My parents are coming into town tonight to attend the Darius Rucker concert and visit our new home! They have also graciously volunteered to help us around the yard as we have no idea where to start! You can always follow along with me this weekend on Instagram (@ashley_carole) or Snapchat (anm0616). 

What are your weekend plans? Any must reads for a new mom? 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baby Morris Q & A

Thanks so much for all your kind words, well wishes and congratulations regarding our announcement. Joe and I are over the moon excited about this sweet little baby.

Here are some questions and answers that I've been asked most frequently since revealing the news! I hope to catch y'all up on what has been going on behind the scenes for the past few months!

How far along are you?
13 weeks. Just entering the second trimester.

When are you due? 
March 1, 2016. Next year is a leap year so, there may be a chance that babe will have February 29th birthday!

How did you find out?
I took a pregnancy test the morning of our three year wedding anniversary. I saw a very faint line on the cheapo tests I bought online. I truly thought my eyes were just seeing things and refused to believe it was true. So I waited until later that afternoon and tested again with a blue dye test. It was still there- a very faint line!
That night at dinner, I gave Joe his anniversary gift which was a 6 pack of his favorite beer and a World's Best Dad pint glass. It took him a second to catch on as he first thought it was in reference to Charlie (our firstborn pup). Once the news finally set in I could tell he was a mix of shocked and thrilled!

How are you feeling?
I truly feel for mothers that experience morning sickness especially since I have felt pretty good these past three months. Not 100% myself but not getting sick either. Food aversions are no joke though. My diet has mainly consisted of fruit, bread and some veggies.

Will you find out the sex? 
Goodness yes! I feel like finding out the gender is one of the only things in my control during pregnancy. I want to be prepared as possible for this little guy or girl.

Let me know of any questions that I may have missed. Next week I'll share a recap of the first trimester. Then I'll try to keep baby updates to once a week. No promises though as I am completely thrilled about this little one!!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Baby Morris

So, Joe and I have been keeping a little secret. We are thrilled to finally share the news! Baby M is expected to expand our little family on March 1st. We are both beyond thrilled about this new phase in our lives. 

He is going to be the best guard dog and friend for this little one. 

I'll be sharing more this week! 

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