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Friday, December 31, 2010

and baby makes 3!

I'm pregnant. :) I announced it on my last post, if you didn't read it, which I don't blame you if you haven't, because quite frankly, my blog isn't all that exciting but the big announcement has been made, only on my blog, not on facebook, per my hubs request. He is not to fond of facebook. That's a whole other post, haha.

So, I am transforming my blog and making it about all things pregnancy, baby and things of that nature. I'm excited to be able to write about my journey being pregnant and for my friends and family far away to follow my journey. First off, I want to say that I am beyond blessed that God is giving this experience and journey to Brandon and I. I've always wanted to be a mom. I love babies, toddlers, kids, teens, etc. I grew up playing " babies" and I was the best mom to those babies. I've dreamed about what my babies will look like, I've tossed around names for years and now, in less than 8 months, my dreams are going to come true. I have prayed for my future children and my future pregnancies. I am lucky enough to have found my soul mate and now I am lucky enough to have the experience that God created for women, being a mom. I am so blessed. Just about 2-3 weeks before I found out I was pregnant, I really dedicated my prayer time to praying about my future children. I wanted God to know how I felt and hear me talk to him about my feelings and emotions about children. Of course, Brandon and I firmly believe that God has chosen us to parent a child according to his will and we will raise our baby in the likeness of the Lord. But also, we firmly understand that this is exactly what God wanted for us in this season of our lives.

Let me kind of give you a run down on how everything happened. Ok - get your mind out of the gutter, I don't mean " how it happened", I mean how we found out, etc.

December 16 - (Found out I am pregnant) Just a normal day at work. Actually, it was a great day because it was Thursday, the day before my last day at work before the christmas break. One of my best friends called me to have dinner with her because she just moved back to Sugar Land. We were going to go to Panera Bread but first I had to go home and change my clothes. While I was home I really had to go to the bathroom, like bad. By this time, I thought to myself, hmm... my period should have come by now. And since I had to go "potty" soooo bad I thought I should just take a pregnancy test. ( I was also having some other symptoms that you can have around "that time of the month" but also during pregnancy) So I took the test, put it casually on the back of the toliet and then went to go change my clothes. At this point, I really was positive that it was going to come back negative. I casually walked back to the toliet, picked up the test and well.... IT WAS POSITIVE. But of course I had to double check! Yep, the stick doesn't lie. It was telling me the truth. At this point, I screamed so loud I scared my dogs and even myself. Brandon was still at work, he had a meeting. I called him 46 times and no answer, which is typical, even if he isn't in a meeeting. I left the house and met up with Lisa and I kept trying to call Brandon, no answer, of course. FINALLY! he called me. I told him I was pregnant, he thought I was kidding, I told him I was pregnant, he thought I was kidding and I told him one more time and he finally believed me. He was in shock but of course happy. After dinner, I ran to the store to get one more test ( i know i know, the stick doesn't lie, I already told you that). I took the 2nd test while Brandon was in the shower and within SECONDS, it came back positive. I was pregnant.

December 17 - (Scheduled my first appointment. )We told both sets of parents. We had made dinner plans with my parents Friday because we were " celebrating" our 2 week christmas vacation. We all sat down and we were just casually talking and I had asked what everyone wanted for Christmas. Of course, everyone said nothing. And thats when I said " well what if we gave you a grandbaby for christmas?" Annnnnd they all freaked out! :) They were so excited and happy and shocked! After dinner, we headed to Brandon's parents house. I asked if Brandon wanted to tell his parents and he said he wanted to. So once again, he asked his parents what they wanted for christmas and they all said nothing but his dad followed with " well it takes 9 months to make" and thats when I thought HOW THE HECK DOES HE KNOW???? Brandon then said well, its going to happen, we are having a baby! Both of his parents flew out of their chairs and ran and gave us hugs!

December 18- 25 - Called other family members and told some friends. Started to experience morning sickness, more like all day sickness. Counting down the days till my first appointment.

December 26 - 28 Left for the hill country with my parents. Pretty much had morning sickness the whole time. I managed to make it through, brought a lot of snacks and what not.

December 29 - 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant, First appointment! I was soo nervous alllllllll day! I text my mom and told her I was so nervous. I had no idea what was going to happen, well I had a clue, but you never fully know until you get there. Brandon went with me and he was nervous too. We got into the room and there was the ultrasound machine and I think thats when it became real. I saw my name on the screen and really couldn't believe my eyes. We left out appointment with a picture of our little itty bitty baby/alien and a due date. Our baby is due August 22, 2011, the same day as my Grampies birthday :)


Now onto some signs and symptoms I've been having ...

morning sickness - all day
exhausted!
boobs extremely sore
rollercoaster of emotions
sensitive to almost every smell - i told brandon we can't burn any candles in our house
sleeping horrible
breaking out in weird places
frequent urination
craving salads and water - weird huh?
no energy at all

So there you have it. The run down of days since we found out the big news along with some pregnancy woes. I still can't believe this is happening, but of course I am so happy and so thankful for everything that has happened and is going to happen in the months to come.

I ask you to join me and prayer as the next 8 months are going to be life changing, exciting and unknown. Please pray for the health of the baby and all things go according to planned.

Als0, for my family that is reading this, please feel free to leave comments that you have read my blog! I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

love ya'll!

To comes ... first sonogram picture!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

well.......

A lot has happened lately. Phew! Brandon and I have been on our 17 day Christmas Vacation ( of course you have to count the weekends). It's been great spending time together, getting things done around the house, sleeping in together and most of all just being lazy. We are definitely trying to soak up the last few days of the vacation. It seems like the spring semester goes by a lot slower than the fall semester, so prayers are already being sent up to the big man.

In other Barron news.......Brandon and I were shocked to find out that I'M PREGNANT! Yep, it's true. I'M PREGGO!!!!! We found out December 16 that we are going to be parents. I had my first appointment December 29 and my expected due date is August 22. I'm just 6 1/2 weeks a long and feeling every sign and symptom possible. Disclaimer: This is the first time I have made it public, of course we have told our family and close friends, but "social media" has not been exposed to the news, per Brandon's request. I begged him to let me share my journey on my blog and he said that was totally ok, just not facebook. He is not a fan of facebook. So, if we are friends on facebook, please don't post anything on my wall. kthanks! So back to the signs and symptoms. Holy Moly, for all you mama's out there who have experienced morning sickness, or shall I say, ALL DAY SICKNESS, I can definitely feel your pain. Although I have not had to throw up, I feel queasy and sick to my stomache almost all day. My dr. gave me some meds for it and Brandon is actually picking them up as I type this. I'm hoping they work. I've also been extremely tired, which I know is completely normal. I'm just very thankful that I've had these 2 weeks to just rest ( well, I with the holidays, it's hard to rest).

But I just wanted to share the exciting news with all of you! I'm hoping to do a huge blog makeover in the next couple weeks. I want to share my journey on my blog for my friends and family, near and far. So, if you know of anyone still in the "giving" spirit, send them my way to help me transform my blog! I need all the help I can get!

I'm off to go get some rest!

Until then....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

schools out for summer , i mean christmas break!

This post won't be long but I just wanted to say that SCHOOLS OUT FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION! Can I get an Amen????? AMEN! Brandon and I both have 18 days of pure relaxation, bliss and more! We are so happy to be home together for this break. We are going to get some stuff done around the house! WAHOO! I just LOVE being a teacher, of course to be around my sweet babies, but also having the perks of long vacations :)

So that is it for now. A lot has happened since I last posted so I will fill you in later but until then..... enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

save save save!

In the past 2 days, I have saved over $300.00 on products that I have bought by using www.hip2save.com! I LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!!!!!

I scored this watch ( white and black). I got the white for 24.99 and 4.99. You read that right folks! What a deal!!!!!!! I bought the white watch a couple days ago from another website and it retailed for 124.99 and I just bought the black one today which retailed for $99.00.

Geneva Platinum Collection CZ Accented Bezel Ladies Watch

A Tanga Image

Last night, I scored a 1 year subscription to ESPN magazine for $3.99 for 1 years worth of magazines. The retail price was $104.00. Can you say DEAL? Of course, this is for Brandon :)

I am not addicted to www.hip2save.com and I swear by it! I look forward to what deals and coupons she post everyday!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

my mama taught me right

My mama taught me right. Although, I feel that statement isn't using good grammar, I still wrote it anyway and since it's my blog, I can use bad grammar if I want to, right? You see, growing up my mom was the coupon cutter, money saver, penny pincher of the family. I remember sitting at the kitchen table watching her cut out coupons. 9 times out of 10, she wouldn't buy something unless it was on sale. I used to get embarrassed when we'd be in public and she would use a coupon to purchase something. Don't ask me why I was embarrassed, but I was. My dad on the other hand, didn't need a coupon or a sale to make a purchase. I loved that about him, haha. If he wanted it, he bought it. He didn't make irrational purchases either, he just bit the bullet and bought the item.

The older I get, I realized how my mother made an impact in my life. Why not save a buck or two? My goodness, who doesn't LOVE to say money? In my book, it is NOW cool to use coupons at the grocery store, resturants, etc. :) When I get a great deal on something, I am more likely to "brag" about the good deal than saying I bought it full price. Who doesn't like a love a good deal?

Well, the past 2 years I have really embraced coupons and look for them on the internet, papers and receive emails with coupons. I came across this website that is AMAZING. It lets you know about EVERY HOT DEAL going on.... from groceries, to clothing, to toys, etc. It's AMAZING. Did I say that already? I actually just purchased my mom's christmas gift after looking at this website and finding this AMAZING deal.

I am going to be a good blogger friend and share the website with you, in hopes that you too, will find some use out of this AMAZING website.

http://hip2save.com/

Once you enter the site, just continue to scroll down. There can be up to 10 posts in one day about different money saving deals. I hope you find this website helpful and money saving for your family! I just love it!!!

HAPPY SAVING!