Italy Part One: Florence

Hello blog world! I'm finally getting around to posting pictures from our trip to Italy, which was at the beginning of June. We had an amazing time and I took a million pictures. I'm going to split them up between several blog posts so I don't overwhelm you.

Matt and I started our trip by spending a few days in Florence before we met up with friends for the rest of the trip. Florence was definitely one of our favorite places in Italy. The weather was perfect, gorgeous views everywhere you look, and of course all the pasta and pizza you could eat. It was my kind of city, especially since I was 14 weeks pregnant at the time. We both agreed we want to go back to Florence. 


It's a BOY!

We are so very excited that we will have a little fella joining our family in November! We can't wait to meet him!


Pregger Update: 16 Weeks

How Far Along: 16 weeks yesterday!

Size of Baby: Baby Bailey is the size of an avocado – about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 oz.

Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing some maternity clothes. I don't think belly bands are comfortable, so I just went ahead and bought shorts and pants from Gap Maternity and oh what a good decision that was. Why can't regular pants have an elastic band that expands when you eat? lol

Stretch Marks: None yet.  Crossing my fingers that they decide to skip me. My sister got me Burt's Bees Belly Butter and I've been using that for weeks now even though my belly isn't that big yet. Why not go ahead and start preventing them now!
Sleep: I've always been a good sleeper, once I lay down it takes me all of 5 minutes to be dreaming. I have been tossing and turning a little more and of course there is the middle of the night bathroom run. I'm thinking those will increase the further along I get. 

Best Moment of the Week:  I think I felt the baby move a little when we were in Italy! It felt like little flutters or gas bubbles to be quite honest. Maybe it liked all of the pasta, bread and cheese I was consuming? 

 Movement:  Maybe a little flutter, but nothing consistent though because it's still pretty early.

Cravings: None really recently.

Gender: We find out today at 10:00!!! (6/11/2014) 

Belly Button In or Out: In

Wedding Ring on or Off: On

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: I am feeling pretty good! Worlds different than the first trimester. It's amazing how one day you feel sick and the next you are back to your normal self.

What I Miss: Wine! Let me tell you, being pregnant in ITALY is for the birds. We had a wonderful trip but all of that amazing wine I could have drank... I told Matt he must take me back when I am not pregnant so I can enjoy a good glass of red wine! 

What I am Looking Forward to: Finding out what the baby is today! We have already ordered our nursery furniture, but I couldn't really start decorating until I found out the gender. So from today on, it's decorating time!

Labor Signs: No, thank goodness.

Nursery: We have our crib and ordered our rocker and dresser/changing table but they won't be in until July. 

Emotions:  I thought I would be an emotional wreck when I got pregnant, but actually I feel quite normal. Matt commented that I'm not acting crazy or emotional at all. So that's good! Maybe the tears over hallmark commercials will come later on. 


We're excited to announce...

Hello everyone! So sorry for the long absence from the blogging world. Life has been pretty busy around here lately as you can see. We are so excited that baby Bailey will be making his or her appearance November 25th(a little Thanksgiving baby)! I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and have had a pretty good first trimester so far. A little nauseas, but nothing that I can't handle. The tiny babe will be taking it's first trip abroad with us at the end of May for two weeks in Italy. We are teaching it early to have a love for travel like we do! I hope to get back to the blogging world very soon, I miss you all!