Wednesday, May 2, 2012

15 weeks 2 days

Kind of hard to see my belly in these pictures.  Sorry guys.

Little baby is 15 weeks now and the size of an orange.  But it is also Joshua and my 3 year anniversary!  So this post is going to be about more about the two of us and less about baby.

Pictures of us from high school

So we met in high school.  We were biology partners in tenth grade and "made a baby" together for a project and named it Christian.  We talked to each other through flirty Myspace messages for the next 4 or 5 years.  We never hung out in high school.  He was an artsy skater and I was a studious jock I guess.  Apparently we were both secretly in love with the other but too nervous and shy to do anything about it.  I remember right after graduation he came up to me and shook my hand and said, "see you around." I got really sad because I realized I won't see him in the halls anymore and don't know if I would ever see him again. So in late 2008 while he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the Air Force, he deployed.  We started writing letters to each other.  When he came back from his deployment in January 2009 we talked on the phone every day for hours and decided we should get married.  I was 19 and he was 20.  I picked him up from the airport on April 21, which was about 10 days before the wedding and the first time we had seen each other since high school graduation (2 years).  We got married and about 2 weeks later he flew back to Okinawa.  We spent 2 months apart while he worked on paperwork to get me in the system and everything in order to go over there and have a house on base with him and such. 

picking him up from the airport

We spent our first anniversary in Okinawa and went all out.  I bought him and expensive suit and he bough me a nice dress and diamond necklace.  The night before our anniversary we got all dressed up and hit the bars.  On our anniversary we went to a beach resort and watched fireworks right on the beach.  It was amazing.  On the way back home we stopped at a butterfly garden.

On our second anniversary we were already at our new home in Missouri.  We didn't do anything too exciting, just went out to dinner. He got me a watch and I got him a book about Bruce Springsteen.

May 2, 2011

Since this year our anniversary is on a Wednesday,  we will probably just end up going out to dinner again.  I was supposed to work today from 10-2 but got called that I didn't need to come in anymore.  Josh showed up at the house at about 11:30 with lunch from Sonic. He said he stopped by my work to have lunch with me but I wasn't there.  With all the running around, he just basically dropped the food off and went back to work.  I felt bad that he was trying to do something sweet for me but it didn't work. 

I was having trouble coming up with a gift idea so I went on my Myspace (that I haven't used in 3 years) and printed out all of our messages and conversations and made them into a book called "How we fell in love."

Next year we will be celebrating four years with a six month old baby!  How exciting. I can't wait to meet the newest member of our family.

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8 pounds gained, at least.  I only weigh myself at the doctors office once a month.
Maternity clothes? yep
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: so sick of sleeping on my side
Best moment this week: Josh and I had a great weekend together. And it's our ananiversary!
Miss Anything? I had a dream last night that I was drinking beer, even though I've never been a big drinker... i think it's because i took a big wiff of josh's beer last night.
Movement: none
Food cravings: ham and cheese and kit kats
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender prediction: boy... or girl
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? out
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: mostly happy but a little moody.  i don't know what it is, but i just want to swear all of the time now.  and i don't swear.  i told josh and he said, please don't swear, it doesn't sound right coming from you. i haven't slipped yet though. i dropped my drink on my computer a while ago and yelled 'suck!' not sure why exactly, but thats what came out.
Looking forward to: 5 weeks until we find out the gender and 5 weeks until my mom and dad are coming to visit and my mom is going to help me get started on the nursery. I sketched a picture of the nursery when i was bored at work so i will post that later this week and you can see my awesome art work =]


  1. I never get tired of hearing your story--and your gift of the comments that got you on the road to marriage---that's just awesome!! Make sure your child gets to read that someday (if it's rated PG) I love both of you!! Thanks for bringing Joshua into my life! You guys will be great parents!!!

  2. also---it looks like you're trying to hide your it off, girl!