Saturday, January 26, 2013

The news is {finally} out!!

I cannot describe how excited I am to finally be able to openly talk about the fact that there has been a precious baby growing inside of me for exactly 12 weeks and 2 days now! Over the past few weeks I have put a lot of thought into whether or not I'd like to keep a preggers blog and I gotta say- I just really love the idea.... Mainly because it can also help to serve as sort of a journal for me to log all the wonderful things that happen over the next 7ish months :)
The {quick} Story:
As everyone knows, Bennett and I just tied the knot on September 1, 2012. I am due August 8, 2013, which means we will have a 3 1/2 week old on our 1 year anniversary! Crazy, huh? We had planned on taking a romantic Mediterranean cruise to celebrate the glorious one year of wedded bliss however now, I tell Bennett we will probably be lucky if we make it out to a Mediterranean restaurant! {hahaha} All jokes aside, we would not have it any other way. Although it was not in our plan to bring a sweet little baby into the world this early- we are absolutely ecstatic about this most precious surprise! As an old friend texted me this past week "God has perfect timing for everything... Sometimes He just doesn't ask us!!"

Seeing Baby Smith:
We had our first ultrasound at 7 wks and 1 day. It was absolutely amazing to see that there was really something growing in there! I was so happy that my mom was able to drive up to be with us, it was such a special time! She thought it was hilarious that I kept saying "Mom, I just can't believe there's really something inside of here. I think when I see it I will actually believe it!" So, as we left the ultrasound she said "Ok, it's there!! Do you believe it now?!" haha.
Shopping for Baby Smith:
The mister and I spent New Years Eve in Charleston {which is where and when he popped the big question in 2011!}. On our way back home, we stopped at the outlets and made our first purchases for Baby Smith!! I gotta say, I will be extremely happy when we find out if Baby S is a "he" or "she" because while buying ANYTHING for your sweet little baby is fun- the selection available for "gender neutral" just is not that great. That didn't stop me from making several purchases though :)
For now, I'll close with this PRECIOUS picture of our perfect little baby that we were able to see at our doctor appointment on Wednesday {which happened to be my 25th birthday and I'll tell ya, seeing our little bundle of joy was the BEST birthday present EVER}. It is amazing to me how much this little sweetheart has grown between the first ultrasound at 7 wk 1 day and this ultrasound taken at 11 wk 6 day. Also I should mention that I am pretty sure Baby S has taken some good notes from Mommy and Daddy, we are convinced that it was getting it's morning cardio in that morning- jumping and running non stop in the womb! Bennett thinks we have ourselves a future Heisman winner on our hands.... What do you think??? {If it counts, I think it's a future Miss America}


  1. Aw, congratulations! And beautiful wording on your chalkboard :)

  2. Congratulations! Such an exciting time. But shopping definitely gets better when you know the gender :)

  3. Thanks so much, ladies! We really could not be happier :) here's to counting down the days until we find out he or she!!!