Thursday, February 28, 2013

Am I crazy?!

I just love how everything in life is planned "so perfectly" and then God's plan is "so different" than what you had planned! Ha. I will never learn.

In our dream world of what would happen the first year we were married was this:

  • We would live in our house rental in Kyle, TX (just south of Austin) as happy little newlyweds until our lease was up in July 2013. 
  • After John's school year was over he would start looking for new jobs to either move closer into Austin or in the Houston area.
  • At that point, we would look at moving back to The Woodlands, TX (where I grew up) or into the Austin area depending on where John found a job. 
  • Sometime in the fall of 2013 we would get pregnant and start settling in wherever we ended up and hopefully buying our first home. 
And here is how it has actually gone down:
  • We lived in our rental for approximately 1 month and then found out we were pregnant! 
  • And the baby's due date was conveniently July 21st (the same month as our lease being up)
  • Soooo, what do we freaking do?!
And thus we have come to the place where we are: 19.75 weeks preggo and having no idea what we should do! We have been having a lot of talks the past couple months and coughcoughargumentscough and have finally made a decision. A decision in which I feel will be one I look back on in my life and either think it was one of the best ones we ever made or what were we thinking?! We were crazy!

We have decided to move at the end of John's school year (unless he finds a job sooner) to The Woodlands, which puts me right at 7-8 months preggo. Mmmhmm, in Texas, in the summer, it's going to be soooo much fun. I do have a game plan so that I don't die, but let's be honest, game plans never go according to "plan". 

We are very lucky in that I have a job that I can live wherever I want, so it won't affect anything for me. John  on the other hand is diving into the fun world of job searching, which is always stressful and is probably great timing to go through during the last couple months and birth of your first child! People who know me well are probably assuming that I am freaking out, but I am surprisingly very trusting that this is what God wants us to do (maybe I am learning?!). I know that John will find something, we will find a place to live, and everything will go along happily ever after. So, keep us in your prayers! Oh and if you know of anything in the Houston area job wise...holler at us! 

For now, enjoy my almost 20 week bump. I don't even want to know what I am going to look like at 40 weeks! And for those wondering 1 week from today is our 20 week sono and will keep everyone posted on the BOY or GIRL news!!! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

How am I seriously almost 1/2 way?!

OK, I realize this is probably the worst quality, unattractive picture I could ever post of myself...BUT it is the first one that I feel like I have take where I actually (possibly, maybe, please-say-yes) look pregnant! I am officially 17weeks 6 days so pretty much I'm counting it as my 18 weeks picture...

Oh yah, did I mention I had a turban on my head? I seriously just got dressed and was walking by the mirror and stopped...OMG I look preggo! Snap, enjoy...

Mmmhmmm, enjoy that nice glare from the morning sun. Maybe next time I will actually get all did up in my shiny new maternity clothes and really blow you guys away! 

A little less than 3 weeks until our 20 week ultrasound where we find out if our little cub is a he or she! Until then...I'm trying to keep myself occupied. I've already taken about 10 online "Is it a boy or girl?" quizzes...most of them say boy, but I'm still feeling it's a little mini me in there! We will soon find out!

Monday, February 4, 2013

So it's been 5 months...

Wow. 5 months sure goes by fast! I totally let my "blogosphere" world down and have realized this: I am MUCH better as a stage-5-clinger-blog-stalker than I am at keeping up with my own life on the ol' blog!

In any case, it's a new year so I get a re-do right? Right. So I'll catch up realll quick:

1. Got hitched Oct. 20th, 2012 to the man of my dreams : John Daniel McCarthy

2. Yah, we are THAT couple. July 21st, 2013 (exactly 9 months +1 day) we are expecting our first little babe! After pretty much feeling like a shock wave drowned me, I am now adjusted and am super excited to start our little family! We find out March 7th if we are having a little boy or girl and I CAN NOT WAIT! 

***No, sorry no pics to show you. I mean I could post the a.) sonogram from 8 weeks and let's be honest...if the Dr. hadn't written BABY!!! next to the white mass swimming in the black hole, I wouldn't have believed any case, it's not that exciting. Or I could post b.) a 16 weeks preggo picture which really just looks like I indulged in too many holiday treats (which I did) and don't really want everyone checking THAT out. 

3. Well, that pretty much sums up my life in the past 5 months. haha Pretty exciting right? And I vow to keep you up-to-date at least once a month...I'm going to try and do a short clip once a week with some highlights! 

If you are reading this, thanks for sticking around! Things about to get crazy up in my life!