My oh my oh my oh my. Thank you all SO much for the bambino love!
I knew it would be a very special day when we announced our news but you gals just went above and beyond with your love. Makes a girl feel so good. :)
So today I thought I'd dedicate my Five On Friday to the little pumpkin and answer some questions I've been getting.
|August 30, 4:30am|
O N E
We are due May 5, 2014 ... yes ma'am, Cinco de Mayo! This Spanish major was really overjoyed when I saw that date pop up. Who knows if baby will decide to come early, on time, or late, but there is a definite chance that I might be celebrating with a margarita rather than the bubbly. Additionally, my birthday is 1/1 so the idea of potentially having a 5/5 baby is cute ... both being holidays, too.
T W O
Thank you to all who have asked how I am feeling! I have realized that when you are pregnant, the nicest thing anyone can do is just inquire about how you feel. Happy, happy, happy to report -- I have been feeling GREAT. No morning sickness, just a little bit tired sometimes (no major exhaustion though), no big-time food or smell aversions. How fortunate am I?! There's not a day that goes by that I don't thank this baby for being so gentle on his or her mama. I have been making sure to get rest, keep stress in check, and hydrate well.
T H R E E
We will most definitely be finding out the gender, and we already have a date ... November 20th! Three short weeks away my friends, and we will know if Baby R is going to be in tutus or ties. I think we will find out a few days later with some friends and family nearby. Just for the record, Ian's hoping for pink but I'm getting major blue intuitions -- and I work with a girl who, after a quick ring over the hand trick, told me I would have a girl and then a boy but no third child, and assured me that she has never been wrong.
F O U R
Am I showing ... well, it depends on the day! I am still down three pounds from my starting weight (I am 13 weeks now, by the way) but I definitely have a pooch going, especially after meals. The below photo is from last Wednesday morning, and the one below is from this morning.
F I V E
I am so touched that many of you said you couldn't wait to follow along with updates. I still plan to post about the topics I normally post about, but I have been writing weekly update posts since week 5 that are all saved as drafts. I will share these on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. You may notice a decrease in cocktail recipes -- shoot, many of you have told me that was your first hint that a baby may be on board -- but other than that, you'll still see a lot of the same content 'round these parts. :)
So, thank you again from the bottom of my grateful heart for all of your love! I guess this means I can finally make one of my baby boards on Pinterest public, so be forewarned!
I think a lot of you know how this works but if you are new to the party, please join this link-up along with me and my beautiful co-hostesses -- Darci, Natasha, and Christina. Playing along is simple! Just write a post about five things on your mind today, anything goes really, post the logo below on your blog, and then enter your post address below in the link-up section. It's a great way of meeting new friends and getting more eyes on your cute blog!