Thursday, February 27, 2014

My First Pregnancy-Related DIY!!

So, I may be only 12 weeks pregnant at the moment, however I've been just bloated enough that my overweight butt isn't comfortable in much else, aside from Leggings. I feel as if I've lost weight, so I can't wear my jeans, because they fall off...And leggings are all I'm comfortable in!

Well I was surfing Pinterest the other day, and found a blog post at Blogher (click the link for the blog post) I decided that the directions looked easy enough, that I was going to try turning an old pair of skinny jeans, that I couldn't wear for a lil while now, into Maternity Jeans!

AND IT WORKED!!! I definitely plan on making more as I get further along in my pregnancy. It only cost me $2, as I had to buy elastic to do this, and had the rest of the stuff on hand.

Also...Here is my belly at 12 weeks. :) 

I think they turned out super cute, AND comfy!!! I did leave the elastic a little loose at the top, This way the further I get, it doesn't hurt me when the elastic gets tighter. :)
I just followed the directions on that blog link above.
It definitely pays to have a sewing machine, and be crafty/creative. $20 or more, depending on where you go for maternity jeans, and I only paid $2 for mine. I think there will be trips to goodwill in the further to get more jeans to do this with as well. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

12 Weeks

As of today, I am 12 weeks! Almost done with the first trimester! :) This last week was a LOT better than recently.

I've noticed that some of my energy is coming back! I've been able to stay up all day without having to take a nap sometime during the day.  I love it!

There's not much to say, honestly, except that I've been craving some yogurt this last week. I decided to get some because I figured it's healthier for me than most snacks are, and now I feel as if i'm craving it. Lol.

Here are some week to week photos I've taken so far. :)

11 weeks

7 weeks vs 10 weeks

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Alvin the Hamster

So..My 16 year old sister also has a Hamster. His name is Alvin. He's the funniest, and most unique hamster I have EVER seen! He will climb to the rails of his cage, and make noise on them until someone goes in there to get him OUT of his cage, wanting attention of course! He eats from your hands. He also gives you KISSES!!! 

The thing she had on top of him had holes on it, so he can breathe here.. Also, he can see that the half a ball on top of him doesn't completely touch the bottom of the container he is in. So he's digging at it, trying to figure a way out of it. He's a VERY smart little hamster!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

11 Weeks 1 day Today.

So, my official due date is September 9, 2014. Making me 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant today! My how this time has flown by! I feel like I JUST got that positive test!

So far, I've had it easy in this pregnancy. I've heard a bunch of horror stories about how bad people are during the first trimester, but I've only been sick 3 times! The entire time! 

The main symptom that I've had is nausea and being tired. My stomach was so upset at one point that I couldn't eat anything, the ER doctor had to give me medicine to stop me from being nauseous so I could eat.

Other than that, I feel like I've literally had NO time whatsoever between being tired and sleeping, and doing homework. I've been slacking big time with the house work, which makes me feel bad because Chris works all the time, and he's been trying his best to help me out, but he's exhausted too from work.

This week, my big craving is sweets. The one thing that I want, is a Strawberry Baby Bottle Pop! Weird, I know, but that sounds so good. LOL.

Since Chris couldn't get me anything for Christmas during Christmas time, once he got his tax check, he decided that he wanted to find something for me, but he had no idea. I made the suggestion of getting me a camera, as I only have my phone, and with a baby on the way, we are going to want to have one. He told me to take him to work and go pick one out!

SO I got me a 21 megapixel Sony digital camera. :-D I LOVE it! Here are a few of the photos I've take so far.

Chris showed up after work with Three different things of Carnations one night. 
Chris...being photobombed by the Dog!
 My sister's Cat, Meowth. Watching/playing with her hamster who was in the hamster ball.
 A better one of Meowth.
 My mom and sister at Mom's Birthday dinner, being goofy.
My mom and her Fiancee.
I've also taken a couple videos with my camera as well. But This post has gotten long enough. I'll post those another day this week!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


So, this being my first post to this blog, it only seems fitting that I introduce myself a little. I'm 22 years old. My Birthday is May 13. This last year has been a rough one. I lost my father to ALS on May 20, 2013. Then I lost my grandmother, whom I was very close to, on December 26, 2013. 

On July 17, 2011, I got together with an amazing man. Chris. I never knew him, but he knew who I was, and I found out that he grew up literally four houses away from me, and we lived in a subdivision, so you can imagine how close this is. 

On December 1, 2011, we moved in together. While I was in a different city during the week because of school, I was still there with him every chance I got.

On March 30, 2012, he asked me to marry him! I said yes of course.

In May 2012, we expanded our little 'family' and got a 5 pound Yorkie. He's a pain in the butt at times, but he's a great dog. And extremely smart too!!

November 1, 2013, we decided to move into a bigger apartment. Going from a 1 bedroom, less than 500 square feet, to a 2 bedroom over 800 square feet apartment was a HUGE difference.

Friday, January 3, 2014, I was several days late on my monthly cycle. So I decided that I would take a test just to be sure. I wasn't expecting, as I'd taken several and they all had been a Negative, so imagine my surprise when it was a positive before the time was even up!

I was going to wait to tell Chris, but I couldn't hold my excitement any longer. So a friend came over and video taped it, which I'll share that video later on. 

Since we've found that I'm pregnant, we've decided to get married sooner, rather than later as originally planned. We had planned to wait until I was done with school, but since we're having a baby, we've decided to get married sooner.

This is the journey of my life. Throughout my pregnancy, being a pregnant bride, and being a wife and mother late on.

Expect many updates throughout this amazing journey!