First Trimester - Pregnancy Update #1!

Monday, January 25, 2016

I was unsure on what I wanted to do as far as pregnancy blog posts go, but I decided to do one real quick on my 1st trimester now that I am a couple weeks into the 2nd trimester!


First of all, we are SO ecstatic we are expecting our first little baby and we are so grateful for your love and all the sweet comments everyone left us when we announced it!

 First trimester was touch and go (sometimes still is!), I could not eat anything. Nothing appealed to me! I would have to force down food – especially meat…it really freaked me out! I was so lucky not to have morning sickness but I did get a stomach virus around week 7 which was a little scary.

That was the worst part, but the best part? Um…hello! Finding out we are having our first baby! I almost could not believe my eyes when I saw the word “Pregnant” on my Clearblue test. In fact, I took 3 more…just to make sure. J Come on mama’s, tell me you haven’t done this!


16 weeks!




Yes, and we cannot wait! Some days I think we’re having a girl, some days I think we’re having a boy.


We have a list! Once we find out if the little one is a girl or boy, we will be able to narrow it down! I don’t think we are going to tell anyone until the day he or she comes…it will be a surprise for everyone :-D


I got a Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag that I am sort of obsessed with! It is so cute…(stay tuned on my Instagram, I will be posting about it soon.) I also got a Bump Nest pregnancy pillow…best investment ever! Look it up & if you are pregnant (even in your first trimester!) it really helps. For me, I got achey early on and it helped me find a comfy spot to sleep. As my belly gets big, I think it will be even more useful.


Not yet! I have some requests here and there but nothing in particular. Except pineapple cream cheese...that's been my go-to. :-)


What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a pregnancy must. It is really informative and you can find a lot of info in it…I will say though that it is a little textbook like and I find that others are more mommy-to-be friendly. Mayo Clinic has a really good pregnancy book, my girlfriend got it for me and it is much more reader friendly! There are a bunch of cute ones that I’ve gotten and am working through J

Hope everyone had a cozy weekend! Me, Kyle, Peanut and Cole played around in the snow (Cole LOVES the snow) and got in a lot of lounge time. We got about 20 inches of snow here! Everyone stay warm!!

The moment we've BEN waiting for - The Bachelor Ben - Episode 1

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Did everyone miss the Bachelor/ette as much as me? It seems like forever since Kaitlyn’s season. HERE WE GO!


Episode Recap:

Ben's intro was mostly home in his small town (he now lives in Denver), with his parents talking to him about the journey he's about to embark on. PS his parents are adorable. He also got some advice from Chris Soules, Sean Lowe, and Jason Mesnick. So basically, he got advice from Sean Lowe.

Intros were…interesting. I actually think I liked Caila’s intro where she jumped on him the best even though it was awkward. Nothing too crazy to speak of, although there was a girl that pretty much ignored Ben talking to her and didn’t even tell him her name…and to be honest I don’t know her name either and she already went home, so no one is ever going to know.


After talking to a lot of the girls, I saw sparks between Ben and…Becca, Olivia, Lace (ugh), Lauren B, and the girl with… boobs … when they were talking in the dark (did anyone notice Ben was LOOKING AT THE GOODS instead of her face like half of their conversation? Who can blame him I guess!).


Ben denied Lace a kiss when she asked for a ‘re-do’ of the peck she gave him in her intro. He declined, saying, “not tonight”, and then went to apologize to her because he didn’t want to make her feel rejected. Since he did that, she now thinks they are like 100 steps ahead of where they really are.


First impression rose went to Olivia – the news Anchor.



Here’s who else got a rose:


Lauren B.
















Joelle JoJo














Shushanna (still not sure if she can speak English or not?)


Lauren H.








My favorites:


Amanda – single mom from CA

Becca – because, duh.

Caila – software sales rep from OH

Joelle JoJo – real estate developer from TX (she played that game with the illustrated cards with Ben)


I also like Lauren B and Samantha but not sure how into them Ben was.




Who can be sent home, like, now:


Lace - “so just to be clear, you’re upset because I didn’t make eye contact with you?” let’s just leave it at that…


Mandi – … I have nothing to say


Couple thoughts about this season:


Most of these girls actually have careers, or at least jobs…I feel like in the past there have been a lot of “actresses”, etc, right? Also there are very few that I couldn’t see Ben with, BUT I also don’t really have a front runner. I know you guys already know I’m obsessed with Emily Maynard but just hear me out – we all KNEW it was her from literally night 1. You could see the chemistry and not much else compared. I know that’s not the norm but there is usually at least one that I really like. HONESTLY ok I did like OIivia the best during the intros, but based on the previews of the coming weeks I think she turns out to be terrible. We’ll see.


Other thoughts…Ben might turn out to be boring but at least he’s talked more in episode 1 than Chris Soule’s entire season (no offense, Chris, you know you’re my fav). Also I do think Ben has a lot of good prospects so I’m going to say I think 100% there will be a proposal.


What do you guys think? See ya next week…!