The Day I Started Blogging [Again]

Today, I decided to begin blogging again for one reason only. To document this unbelievably awesome time in our lives so that it is archived forever. If you haven’t heard, we have had one BIG change in our life and another HUGE change yet to come.

BIG Change #1: We bought a house.

 And we couldn’t be happier. The house kind of fell into our laps aka an unexpected blessing from the Lord above & it all worked out! It is such a great feeling knowing we have a PERMANENT place to grow our family! Ramona-girl is particularly happy that she has a backyard to run around in!

 Speaking of “growing family”, on to HUGE news #2 (and the main reason I am bringing back the ol’ blog):

We’re having a BABY!!!!

A baby girl to be exact! I’m 25 weeks along & counting ~ due March 15th. Just a little over 3 months left! Here is a quick run-down of my pregnancy so far:

1. Her name will be Chaylee Ann Smith. Chaylee comes fro my mother’s side of the family. My grandmother’s maiden name is Ceglie (from Italy). Another pronunciation is Chay-lee…. we thought it was a great name 🙂

2. I had severe morning sickness from week 8 to week 22. They told me it would end after week 13 (bah-humbug!)

3. We still haven’t really planned the baby nursery. All we know is that we don’t want pink walls. Why limit little girls to pink? There are so many other pretty colors!! In fact, we’re looking at shades of blue! We’re being rebels. Our dream theme is Busy Town by Richard Scarry, but that stuff is hard to find, so we’re thinking of doing a lot of stuff with old Golden Books & stories. Thoughts?

4. I’m growing fast! My most recent “belly pic” is from 18.5 weeks along (wow, 7 weeks ago!?) I better take another one ASAP!

 18 weeks & growing (At 25 weeks, I’m even bigger now!)

I know I’m not the only pregnant lady in the world (even though sometimes I forget that!!), but I truly feel I could star in the next Steven Kroll book, “Biggest Belly Ever.” And it just keeps getting bigger! 🙂

We cannot wait to meet our sweet baby girl! The time is FLYING and I know 3 months is nothing, but March seems so far away! Until then, we’ll be enjoying the holidays and our last months of just Nile & I. It’s important to me that I document every step of the way from here on out so that I don’t forget! It is truly unbelievable how far we’ve come and how much God has blessed us in the past year! This Thanksgiving was a true THANKSgiving ~ I’m not sure I’ve ever been more thankful in my entire life!

 Jake, Mom, Turkey = Thankful

I can’t help but think that next year, we’ll have a 9 month old for the holidays!!! 🙂

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4 responses

  1. What a wonderful blog. I am so happy you are documenting everything and you will be so glad you did. I cannot believe you are naming her after my name but it brings me to tears that you would do that. I am so proud of you and Nile for all that you have accomplished. I can’t wait to see you over the holidays and i will make one of your favorites and one of Nile’s. Hope he still likes sausage.

  2. Hey lovebug! Congrats on everything! i’m SO SO SO SO happy for you! and i am so happy that the blog is back… blogs are one of those things that seem like a bit of a burden at the time but are wonderful to look back on. i keep telling myself that i need to start documenting day to day life because i will regret not doing it like five years from now. i’m so excited to read your blog and read about your journey! XO

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