Wednesday, June 29, 2011

9 weeks

My crazy husband.
Have I told ya'll how bad I want to get my hair done?!?!?!?! It's driving me crazy! :) Not too much longer!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

8 weeks

Bye Bye size 0!!! {well I said goodbye to size 0 after I got married. haha}
Bye Bye size SMALL!!!!
I hope to see you again! :)

Several of you have asked if twins run in our families...well, Brandon's dad is a twin. They say it skips a generation {which I think is very true!} Brandon wasn't a twin so therefore he will have twins. I have heard over the past few months that they come from the female's side. We found out that on my mom's side we have twins way down the line somewhere....Honestly, I think it came from Brandon's dads side of the family. No matter where it came from....we know that these blessings came straight from GOD and we are sooo excited that GOD blessed us with two. We can't wait.
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Monday, June 27, 2011


So this was my reaction when I found out. I couldn't believe it and I'm sure your not going to either. lol!!!!! :)
We're having TWINS!!!
Yes, there's 2!!!!!
Can ya'll believe thattttt???? We can't. I still can't believe it!
The medical assistant turned out the light in the ultrasound room and the next thing I knew the doctor said
 "Do ya'll see what I see?"
I had no idea what I was supposed to be seeing. My good friend Heather Denove told me I would see a little thing that looked like a gummie bear and that's what I was looking for...WELL...Brandon saw it right away. I just agreed with the doctor and said "yes" and Brandon said "ohhh yesss" and the next thing I knew the doctor said...."THERE'S TWO!!!!!" I couldn't believe it! I said "wwwhhhattttt?" Right away I started crying. I laid there on the table...Brandon and I enjoyed every single second of watching our 2 little WIGGLE WORMS dancing all around in my tummy. The doctor said their both the same size and their healthy. She showed us both of them and then she focused on each one. IT WAS AMAZINGGGG!!! I can't explain to you how I felt. I've never felt this kind of happiness before. {Don't get me wrong...when we got married I was extremely happy, but this is different!} We got to watch the baby on top first. That little jumping bean was dancing around all over the place. Then we got to see the baby on the bottom. This baby didn't let the other one show it up. It one was just dancing all around too. The baby on top was stretched out and the baby on the bottom had it's leg drawn up.
Please keep me in your prayers. We're extremely excited but I have been very sick (nausea.....vomitting.....getting extremely hot....) Last Wednesday I went in for my doctor's appt and they prescribed me Zofran. THANK GOD FOR ZOFRAN! It has literally saved my life!!! No lie! haha I feel sooo much better. I was wondering why I was sooo sick and it wasn't just in the morning. It was the WHOLE day and throughout the night I would wake up with nausea. I have thrown up and actually lost count. I didn't want to take the Zofran. (1) I hate taking medicine and (2) I don't want to take anything that could affect the baby {so I thought baby at the it's BABIES!) The nurse completely understood but then I told the nurse I felt like I was getting a little depressed because I wasn't able to do a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. I mean really....Brandon has had to do everything bless his heart. I'm gonna owe him biggg time!! I would wake up in the morning and go straight to the couch b/c if I moved the slightest little bit I would throw up. Once the nurse found that out, she insisted on me taking Zofran to help. She told me I wasn't myself and was not able to function. Boy am I glad I listened to her. We got the prescription filled that day and within an hour of taking it I felt sooo much better. So far it has helped me tremendously. The medicine has made me constipated {which is horrible - lol!} but I'm taking a laxative plus fiber gummies (Thks Heather} to help me with that. I have been able to use the bathroom every couple of days sooo far. ya'll know!!!
I've spilled ALLLL the beans NOW! haha
Thanks for following us and we can't wait to share our journey with ya'll. :)
p.s. I am veryyyy scattered brain and can't think straight so hopefully my posts will make sense. If not, I know ya'll are smart enough to put 2 & 2 together. haha

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spilling the beans....well some of them!

So I have been dying to tell yall............

I'm pregnant!!!!
It's been killing me. I didn't think I was going to be able to keep it a secret.
We found out @ 4 1/2 weeks and I'm now 9 1/2 weeks.
I have been extremely sick and haven't felt well at all. I have no energy and I go straight from the bed to the couch just about every morning.
So, here's the story......
About 5 1/2 weeks mom was having some health problems and we rode home to see her. It just so happened that while we were there she ended up in the hospital. They ended up keeping her and had scheduled a heart catherization on her the next morning. I didn't want to leave her but Brandon had to get back home because he had class the next morning. So, I stayed the night with my mom at the hospital and Brandon headed back to Wilmington. That night in the hospital I layed in the recliner beside mom's bed. I was exhausted. I tried and tried to fall asleep in the recliner but just couldn't get comfortable. I tossed and turned from side to side and then tried just lying on my back. No matter what I could not get comfortable in the recliner. {Brandon and I didn't get any sleep the night before b/c we were in the ER with her all night....} I couldn't figure out why I couldn't fall asleep b/c I was sooo tired. So finally.....I got all the pillows from the closet in mom's room....layed them all across the floor and layed on my stomach and finalllyyyy fell asleep. How I fell asleep like that I will never know. I had no idea how long I had been asleep and the next thing I knew mom's nurses woke me up and told me they were not gonna let me sleep on the floor. They felt so bad and right away brought in a cot. Boy...was I happyyy!!! haha :) They made it up for me and I was out! I'm pretty sure I slept the whole night.

The next day, mom had her heart catherization and soon as it was over...that afternoon I headed home. As soon as I got home, Brandon insisted I take a pregnany test. He knew I had already missed my {.} and was four days late. I wanted to wait 2 or 3 more days. I figured it was not regular for whatever reason but he still insisted on me taking the test right then. {Of course I had to listen to my husband...haha :) } I went to the bathroom and Brandon sat right beside me on the tub and waited patiently. As soon as I pulled the stick out....within seconds...I knew! It was positive. Brandon looked at me....anxiously wanting to know what the results were. "So....are you? Are you??" I had a huge grin on my face and said "yes!" Of couse he didn't believe me.....his response was "na-uh. Not your not." I showed him the test and said isn't that two lines. He finally realized that it was positive and then neither one of us believed it. I remember telling him...."my mom always only takes one don't have to keep taking tests. If it shows up once...then that's it!" Well that wasn't good enough for me. We then ran to the Dollar General right down the street and just bought a cheap pregnancy test. We came straight back home and wa-lah! Clear as day.....another positive! Hard-headed me...I still didn't believe it. It just didn't seem real. I told Brandon the only way I was going to believe it is when we went to the doctor and they confirmed it.

The very next morning Brandon went to class and soon as he got home we headed to the doctor. All the girls at the office were sooo excited to see me walk through the door b/c the last they knew I was in Arizona for baseball. They didn't realize we were back. So I told them we were there to confirm a pregnancy. I did my thing there....and then they called us back to the lab. Next thing I know everyone was saying "CONGRATULATIONS" and then it finally sunk in. I was shaking and sooo excited. I couldn't believe it! We really are pregnant!!!! Brandon was in shock. You would think after taking 2 pregnancy tests we wouldn't have been shocked but we just didn't believe it. we are now. I can't begin to tell you how excited we are. Brandon didn't want anyone to know {including our parents} until after the 1st trimester. I wanted to tell e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e!!! Brandon wanted to make sure that everything went well and the baby was healthy before we told anyone. Well if you know parents and I are extremely close and before I met Brandon, they were my bestest friends. I wanted them to know sooo bad. I finally convinced Brandon to let me tell my parents. I did NOT want to tell them over the phone. I wanted to either get them to come to our house {which is 2 1/2 hours away} or we needed to make a much needed trip BACK home just to tell my parents. Well guess mom made it sooo difficult for me to get her and my dad down here. I told her I just wanted her to come down so she could get away and relax. She had just gotten out of the hospital and I insisted we wanted to spend time with them. Well everything I came up with....she somehow made up an excuse or some explanation why she just couldn't come to our house right now....which they weren't excuses. She just got out of the hospital but she had no idea why I was really trying to get her down here. Well my convincing didn't work! Brandon and I rode 2 1/2 hours back home a few days later to tell my parents the news. Needless to say....{to make this lonnggg story just a little bit shorter...haha} they were absolutely thrilled! Words can not even explain their reaction and how excited they were. They didn't believe us at first. {Surprizing, huh? I guess that's where I get it from. haha} We cried. We laughed. and CRIED some more. They were truly tears of JOY!
Below - Brandon took this picture as soon as we got home from the doctor. This was the form they gave me saying "positive." It's not the best of picture.....cosidering I'm pregnant....superrrrr excited.....because God has now blessed us with a part of us. {Now ya'll know why I was crying all the time in previous posts....remember the American Idol it's the sentimental stuff that gets me. haha} I know I know...ya'll probably think I'm crazy! I have a reason to be, right?!?!?! :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Matt-Matt's Baby Shower

This past weekend my aunts and I threw a shower for my cousin, Matt-Matt.
Their expecting twins and are supposed to be due on July 17th
{which we think they are going to be here sooner than that!}

I did the decorating and my aunts did the food!
{Thanks Erin for letting me borrow your table covers and carnations!!}
I loved the cakes. They turned out sooo cute!

{The picture above: Matt-Matt with his mom, dad and sister.}
Below: Matt-Matt & his mom, Dena.

{the picture above: Mam-me, my cousin Jenn and her boyfriend Chris}
{the pictures below: the "daddy-to-be"; my aunt Dena and my mom; my cousin's husband, Dustin;
and Matt-Matt with his sister, Casey.}
The diaper cake I made.
My cousin Casey made the "TWINS in a blanket."
me and Matt-Matt
Matt-Matt, Casey, Dena and Brandon

cousins & aunts
He got sooo much stuff for the twins!
The shower turned out great and we can't wait for
Mina Faith and Mya Hope's

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to our Wonderful Dads!

Brandon and I have the best dad and father-in-law in the world! We are sooo thankful for them raising us in good Christian homes.
We love you both!
Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This one's for you, Heather!

My friend, Heather Denove is pregnant with her 2nd baby and she craved cupcakes with baby I'm posting these pictures to make her craving worse! haha {i'm mean....i know!! I do it b/c I love her! :)}
 So, last season we were sitting at the field watching a game....and some little kids were having a birthday party right behind our seats. Heather kept telling us how bad she would love to have a cupcake off of their my dad finally went up and asked. He told them that one of the wives was pregnant and was craving cupcakes. {isn't my daddy so sweet?!?!?!} Next thing we walked up and handed Heather a cupcake! That girl was on cloud 9!
 Heather, if you were closer I would bring you all the cupcakes you wanted!! :)
{I'd even eat one with ya!}
Miss you girl! Hope you feel better soon.
Missing baby Nash too!! I could just squeeze 'em!

one H-O-T-T life guard


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!

 to my

We love you soo much and hope you have a w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l. birthday!
muaaahhhh <3

Friday, June 3, 2011

Let the waters rise by Mikeschair

I hope ya'll will listen to this song and watch the video.
{make sure you mute our playlist @ the bottom of the screen.}

Thank God he's always with us.
You can always count on him.
Thank you Lord for your blessings.
Brandon & I love you so much God and we promise to always follow you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happiness is......







<3 I love him more and more each day <3