Thursday, August 6, 2015

OH Baby!

So as you have probably noticed - I took a little break from the blog. I felt like I really didn't have much to talk about anymore and since I sit at a computer all day long at work - I didn't really feel like doing the same thing when I got home. A break of a week turned in to 2 and then it turned into months. Everyone deserves a vacation though, right?? But, I think it's time I gave a little update - even if not blogging every day, a baby deserves to be talked about! :)

We finally did it. During Feb/March we did a double IUI with hormone shots and finally got pregnant! We have been over the moon ever since. I knew right away that I was pregnant, the whole experience just felt different and I was very positive about it. Instead of waiting the whole 12 days before taking a pregnancy test, I waited 9 and got a very faint pink line! After that of course I tested each day after and the line grew darker. A blood test at the fertility clinic confirmed our pregnancy and it wasn't until then that we finally believed it to be true. The first several weeks I was pretty sick with morning (all day) sickness but then my lovely doctor at the fertility clinic gave a prescription for Diclegis and I felt so much better! I was fairly tired too and really hated to keep such a big secret! We did let our families in on it right away though! 

Here are some bumpdate photos....(ignore the lovely work bathroom)

And this week.... full frontal!

Just about a month ago we found out that we are having a BOY. We didn't know what to expect and certainly didn't care! We are just thrilled to be expanding our family with this little one! Once I reached the second trimester, it was like a switch flipped and I felt more energized and could get off the nausea medication! Since then I have been planning for the nursery and having fun registering! We have also been doing a lot of traveling - last month we were in Europe, this month in Buffalo NY, and next month to New Orleans! We have also spent a few weekends in the mountains of NC. As I get closer to the third trimester I have been feeling the baby moving around more and more. What a crazy feeling! And as for cravings, it was watermelon and now it's cereal or just carbs in general.

So here we are, on our way to being a family of 3 (plus Brees of course!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Attire

I am now the proud owner of two of these merino sweaters from J.Crew factory. I bought one and really liked and of course bought another! They come in LOTS of colors and are great for this nice cool Fall weather we are having.

Monday, October 6, 2014


For our anniversary this week we went to Fahrenheit, a new restaurant in Charlotte that is perched a top a hotel downtown. We had heard good things about the place so we thought we would try it out on a special occasion

Sadly, we were a little disappointed. We started with cocktails, I got the special which was a red apple martini with a salted caramel rim - it was terrible. Dave ordered the Spicy Charlotte and it was also terrible.... 

We decided not to go the appetizer route and order salads for our starter. Little did we know that the salads would be ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS. My salad above was the kale salad. It was really good however was a bit overdressed.

Poor Dave ordered the calamari salad which was GIANT. It was basically calamari sitting on a bag of mixed greens you would buy at the store. It was ridiculous.

LUCKILY, the star of this show was my meal.... the salmon a top wasabi mashed potatoes. Could have done without the bag of mixed greens though. Dave got the Kobe beef short ribs which were served with lo mein noodles.... it was fantastic but a huge portion so he took almost all of it home.

If we were to go back, we would definitely order an appetizer with two salads or just appetizers or split a salad and do our own entrees.... annnnd stick to cocktails we are familiar with.

The fun part of the restaurant is it has a great view of the city and a nice balcony that you can hang out on. 

And of course, being called Fahrenheit, there are two big fire pits outside.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Gone Girl

You have to go see this movie. I read the book so I was really excited to go see the movie this weekend. Dave didn't read the book but was interested in seeing the movie and really enjoyed it. It's about 2.5 hours long but you don't notice at all. There are a few pieces from the book that are missing but nothing too major. All the actors played their parts really well and I was impressed with Rosamund Pike as she played crazy Amy really well! Anyway, it was just as I imagined so if you have read the book you definitely won't be disappointed!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

How to Get Away with Murder

Have ya'll seen this new show? It is SO good. It's by Shonda Rimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal.... this women cannot NOT have a good show! You all need to watch this, if you forget to watch or DVR is comes on ABC family on Friday nights. Regular show time is ABC, Thursdays at 10pm.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4 Years

Here we are 4 years later! October 2, 2010 was a great day and party that we will never forget!

Love my handsome hubs.

The blushing bride.

The happily married couple!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Clever Halloween Costumes

Cosmo posted these VERY clever Halloween costume ideas. I just had to share. 
The above are "Oh Deer" and "Holy Cow" haha.