Friday, March 28, 2014

7 Quick Takes #11

I know I have been M.I.A. recently.... again. But it was only because I knew I couldn't write anything without spilling the news!!!!

1. We are expecting!!!! Baby Gorman #2 is on the way and due to arrive into our arms in September! I can not even begin to explain the vast array of emotions that we have felt over the last couple months since we found out. Obviously there was/is a lot of excitement and joy and anticipation but there has been fear and worry that accompanied all the good feelings. I am beyond happy to report, however, that the ultrasound we had a few weeks ago should ZERO signs of any abnormalities and Baby seems to be doing very well! Praise the Lord!

Baby at 11w4d
2. Sick and tired. I, on the other hand, have not had an awesome time so far. With Anna, if I hadn't seen so many positive pregnancy test, heard the heart beat on doppler, and seen a little baby swimming around inside me on the ultrasound I never would have known I was preggo. I had basically no sickness and my fatigue was pretty mild compared to this one. I have been borderline miserable and the only thing that I can really eat without feeling bad is carbs... lots of carbs. BUT I am in a strange way very thankful for the sickness because if its a sign that Baby is doing ok in there.... I'll take it!

3. A lot of other things have happened recently that are very news worthy. For one, my dear sweet husband had a birthday! Patrick turned 27... I don't know why that seems old to me. I guess just because he is getting closer to 30 and its not that 30 is old... its just a new decade and wow. But we had a lot of fun celebrating. We went out to a fancy restaurant which was way too fancy and expensive for frugal people like us but ya know... we had a gift card so... we had to. I am not exaggerating when I tell you in was THE BEST food I have ever eaten!!! And of course I made him a cake.
So fancy!
We also bought our dining room furniture that weekend so I guess we are just big spenders now!
4. My best friend, Katie, just had her baby! She gave us all a scare when her blood pressure got too high and she had to be admitted and was told her had to stay on bed rest until she was 37 weeks and then they would induce. THEN they ended up inducing when she was only 35 weeks... for whatever reason this was a very stressful and emotional day for me. I was a mess! I was worried! And I hated that the hospital she was at was like an hour away. But great news, everything is fine! Sweet little Ellie was born and other than her weight (and having a hard time maintaining body temp due to her weight) she has not had any problems! She is strong just like mom!

5. Also, I have been anxious about where my best friend would end up getting her residency. I could not imagine her moving away right now and I know that is a little bit selfish but sometimes a girl just needs her best friend! More happy news! She isn't moving! I cried a little when I got that text because I'm crazy and clearly hormonal but I was just so dang happy! I know she wont stay here forever but I get to be close to her for a few more years and that is something to be thankful for!
Found this gem from way back in sophomore year of college! We look young!
6. Monday this week was my should-have-been due date for Anna. It was also Patrick's birthday and day one of my second trimester with Baby #2. My emotions were out of control. Getting past her due date was a sort of milestone for me. Not a day goes by that I don't think about her and miss her but I'm glad that time is passing. She will not be forgotten but time is slowly healing the pain of losing her.

7. I love babies. And today I got to hold Miss Ellie! She slept the whole time pretty much but I could have looked at her sweet little face all day! That's one cute baby! 
This is me in my happy place :)
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