February 24, 2014

Where I've Been

...in bed by 8:30pm...sharp

...napping once/day every day

...needing anything with a vinegar flavor...olives, pickles, buffalo sauce, salad dressing...you name it

...taking half naked selfies in the mirror every morning

...eating cereal any given day and at any given point in time

..squeezing my ass into my pants and dresses every day

...thinking about working out everyday only to see it happen twice a week

...stalking Baby Center's iPhone app

...wondering if there really is something in this belly of mine?

...snuggling with God's greatest creation ever, the Snoogle (errmahgawddd)

...wearing baggy tops in hopes to hide this "bloat" belly I've been rocking for the past 2 weeks

...reading "Fit Pregnancy" magazine and also, "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

...dreaming of whether or not I'll be decorating a pink or blue nursery

...thanking the good Man upstairs for NO morning sickness

...wondering how it's humanly possible to be this. friggin. exhausted. all. the. time.

...and literally DYING to shout this from the rooftops since we found out on January 6...

Yep! I peed on a stick and all signs point to the fact that we are, indeed, havin' us a...








All photography via Sparkle Photography

While I'd like to say I haven't been blogging because of lack of things to write about, it's been for the simple fact that A) staying up until 9pm to write makes me want to literally curl up in a ball and die and B) 99% of my thoughts these days are baby related and, for obvious reasons, I haven't been able to post about them until now. Forgive a girl, K?

Is this going to turn into a baby blog? No. But I promise to be as open and honest (as much as possible) throughout this journey in hopes to give you all an honest glimpse of what it's like to officially be knocked the heck up.

Let's just say...it's been an exhausting, beautiful, crazy, weird, exciting, hormone-induced, yet slightly better and easier than I would have ever imagined (so far) kind of ride. More details to come...

104 comments:

  1. SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!! We are preggos together!!!! And I am totally feeling you on the complete exhaustion. It's ridiculous! I hope otherwise you are feeling great. What a wonderful blessing!!

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  2. YAY! So exciting....and I knew from the title and skipped to the end. Hope you're feeling well and congratulations!!!

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  3. Congrats, doll! How exciting for you guys!

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  4. Congrats! Due in May here and I still want to sleep allllll the time!

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  5. Woo hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! I actually wondered if you were MIA because you were pregnant... was your trip to the Bahamas your "last" hoorah?!? We went to the Bahamas for our "last hoorah" in September and found out we were expecting in November - yay! I hope you write lots and lots about your pregnancy and how you're preparing for your little one. We are due July 26th with our first and it's so fun reading blogs of fellow pregnant mom-to-be's! Congratulations again!!!! So excited for you and the Mr.! <3 Mosey (www.moseyprose.blogspot.com)

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  6. How exciting girl! How did you find out? Like what made you think you were? I can't wait to read along!!! Much congrats darling!!! xoxoxo

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  7. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I was totally thinking pregnant! HAHAHA! So exciting!!! I can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey! Your due date is almost exactly the same as Weston was! Hopefully that means your little baby is just as sweet and easy! :) :) :)

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  8. Congratulations! I know y'all must be beyond thrilled! I love the photos with Oakley they are adorable.

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  9. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I'm sitting at work and literally just screamd out loud!!! Stephanie, I am SOOOOO excited for you! You will make the best mother!!!!!

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  10. Congratulations! Very exciting news. Hope you are feeling well!

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  11. Congratulations pretty girl!! This is so exciting and y’all are going to have the cutest little family. Can’t wait to follow along!

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  12. EEEE!! So exciting!! I can't wait to follow along and hear all your updates! I love pregnancy posts :) Congrats and hope you continue to stay healthy and happy.

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  13. OMG Congrats to you and Beau!!!!!!!!!!! Miss Oakley is going to be a big sister!!!!! <3

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  15. AHHH!! Congratulations! This is so exciting! I just know you are going to be the cutest pregnant lady and have the CUTEST baby in the world! So happy for you guys!

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  16. Congrats!!! Being knocked up is the most amazing journey you will ever have!!! My little man is 2 months (today) and I already miss him being inside!! Enjoy!!

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  17. Oh my gosh I seriously got the biggest smile on my face when I saw your announcement picture on Instagram!! :) That was one of the best feelings when I hit upload and made ours public! You will be the best mommy! Absolutely LOVE all of your reveal pictures!! :) Enjoy every second!!

    xo

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  18. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! I wish I screenshotted that snap chat you sent be a while ago!! Ahhhh Steph and beau I literally am so happy. So so so so happy!!

    #BabyHowardInTheHouse

    Xoxoxo

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  19. Congratulations!!! How wonderful for your family and for you and Beau!!! Hoping the rest of the pregnancy goes just as smoothly as the first part of it!!!

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  20. Congratulations!!! How exciting for you guys!!! :) Cannot wait to read about your journey to parenthood!!

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  21. So exciting!! Congrats to you both!

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  22. Awww how sweet!! Congrats :) Love the pictures!!

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  23. Ummm u have just described my life! Except I do have the morning sickness!! Congrats! We can be baby buddies...my due date just got changed to Sept 10th!!:)

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  24. I knew it!! I've never commented before but I've been reading your blog for about a year now (started with your great yeast free info) and I just had a feeling you were MIA for a good reason. ;) we are expecting in July (twin boys!) and the first thing that tipped me off was my cravings in first tri, they sound similar to yours. I'm guessing team blue! :) xoxo congrats!

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  25. Congratulations!!! I love your announcement pictures!!

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  26. Awe yay!!! Congrats to all of you. Oakley is going to be the best big sister!!!! I cannot wait to hear more about your pregnancy and you are going to be the cutest pregnant momma ever!!!

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  27. ah! I am so excited for you and Beau!! baby!!!!

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  28. I'm with Erica...#babyhowardinthehouse haha!! It is about time this secret came out...I don't know how much longer I could've kept it!

    LOVE YOU guys and am so so happy to be an aunty to this babe!!!

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  29. That is so exciting! I am sooooo happy for you! My baby will be turning 1 soon after your due date. Being pregnant in the summer in Texas is just ridiculous, stay in as much as possible. I can't wait to read some updates! And yay for the no morning sickness! Let me know if you ever have any questions...

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  30. So exciting and love your reveal pictures, congratulations!!

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  31. I love this you little princess! SO excited the cat is FINALLLY out of the freakin bag!!

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  32. I am totally crying while reading this. OMG! LOL I am so excited and happy for you two!!! OMG I am so retarded I cannot stop tearing up. You two are the cutest!! These photos make me so happy!!! I am just beyond excited for you and I dont even 'know' you ;) Oh so happy for you :) :)

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  33. I knew it! I was wondering why you weren't blogging....and was hoping it would be because you were pregnant! Congratulations! You are going to be the best mommy!

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  34. This is so exciting! You are going to be so adorable! Hope you keep feeling well! Just sleep as much as you can! The exhaustion is so hard! Can't wait to read along :)

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  35. This is SO exciting!! Congratulations to both you & Beau!
    & those pictures are all just too perfect for words!

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  36. Congratulations!! XoXo www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

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  37. Congratulations to the both of you!

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  38. So excited! Those pictures are adorable and aren't even your maternity pictures! I am sure you will be one of THE cutest knocked up people ever! Can't wait to see if its a boy or girl.

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  39. Congratulations!!! Love the announcement pictures!

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  40. Oh my goodness this is soooo exciting!!! Congratulations to you & Beau!!! I had been kind of wondering if you weren't preggers since you've been a little MIA around here! Congrats again!! That is so exciting & such a blessing!! Can't wait to hear more!!

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  41. I'm gonna be an Aunt! And the triplets are gonna have 'A' cousin (just one, right?) I'm so excited for you guys and it will be so much fun to watch our kiddos grow up together. I can't wait!

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  42. Yayy!!!! Congrats!!! So glad you haven't had any morning sickness :) So happy and excited for your little family!!

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  43. Congrats! We're expecting our first in May and it is such an exciting time! Glad you're feeling well (aside from the constant "can I take a nap now feeling?" which does get a LITTLE better hah) and your pics are adorable!

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  44. AWE! Congrats! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the big sister bib Oakley is wearing! Perfect! I was hoping your lack of blogging was because you were pregnant as well. You will be a fabulous mommy! Katie - your next :)

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  45. Readying this blog the entire time going OMG OMG OMG..lol..Congratulations!!!! First time mommy due in 32 days! Can't wait to see your bump grow!

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY IT <3 IT GOES BY FAST...

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  47. Congrats! So happy for you guys!

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  48. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you guys!!! Oakley bear is definitely going to make a great big sister :) Can't wait to see your baby bump grow!!

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  49. Adorable pictures and of course I'm so thrilled for you! Congratulations :-)

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  50. AHHH!!! Best news ever! Congratulations friend! You are already glowing (and Beau is too)! I can't wait to follow your bump journey! Pregnancy is SO fun (once you get past the first trimester of absolutely exhaustion) and you are going to love it! I'm sure you've already gotten lots of experience with the triplets though! So happy for y'all! xo

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  51. Congratulations!!!!! YAY! Can't wait to follow along :)

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  52. SOOOOO exciting! I'm sure everyones said this, but when you weren't blogging as regularly, I wondered... :) GORGEOUS pictures, congrats to all of you!

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  53. Eekkkkkk! This is exciting news. :) congratulations! Y'all will make great tiny human parents. 😊 can't wait to read bump dates

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  54. Congrats!! If this baby is treated anything like Miss Oakley, I think it's going to be one happy, spoiled baby ;) And not to sound like a total freak or anything, but you know that feeling when you think of something and then it literally happens? Well yesterday when I was scrolling through my blog feed I realized I hadn't heard anything from you lately and how much that sucked..and then the thought crossed my mind that perhaps something way more important had been going on and yep, I was right! I literally thought for some odd reason you'd be making this announcement soon. Maybe it was the hint when y'all bought the new truck ;) But anyway, congrats!

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  55. CONGRATS!! It looks like you're just about 2 months behind me... don't worry, the second trimester is what dreams are made of... I'm absolutely loving every second of it! I hope you're feeling great and healthy!

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  56. Congratulations!! I have a 3 week old girl, and I can promise you, you are in for the time of your life!!! You are so lucky you don't have morning sickness...and I can promise that the tiredness will go away second tri! Can't wait to follow along and hear all about your pregnancy! :)

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  57. Congrats!!! Being a mom is one of the best things ever!!!

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  58. i got my positive test on Jan 6th too. Unfortunately, I do have terrible morning sickness and have spent the last 5 weeks puking, not being able to eat, having to lay down because if I stand upright I puke, popping zofran, and losing weight. And it sucks cause all I want to do is eat spicy things...wings, jalapenos, salsa.

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  59. I KNEW IT I KNEW IT I KNEW IT! CONGRATS!

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  60. Congratulations! It's the most wild but blessed journey you three will ever take so enjoy every minute! And...go buy a bump nest today!!! It's probably the best thing (besides Pepcid and Zantac) I invested in whilst pregnant and totally worth every penny. :)

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  61. So excited for you guys CONGRATS!! And whoop whoop for zero morning sickness!

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  62. So excited for you guys!! Congratulations! I can't wait to read more updates. I hope you're feeling great! Cute pictures!

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  63. YAYYY!!! Congrats!!! Such an exciting time!!

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  64. Ahhhhh SO excited for you girl!!!!! Those are the cutest announcement pics ever!!! Being mama is going to knock your socks off, it is the BEST thing in the whole world!!!! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey, I am a month ahead of you with #2. XO!!!!

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  65. Congratulations! Many hopes that you continue to feel great! :)

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  66. :) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Pictures are so cute & love Oakley's bandanna!! :)
    I'm pregnant with our first also. Due 2 months before you.

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  67. i started reading this post and was like, "check, check, anddddd CHECK." you sound JUST like me. my husband and i found out on jan. 22 and our due date is sept. 18 :) i too had zero morning sickness, but the exhaustion has been no joke. and putting on anything without an elastic waist...challenging to say the least.

    congratulations! i am so excited to see your upcoming posts. it will be nice to have someone to compare my experiences with.

    congrats again, girl!

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  68. Congrats!! That's so exciting! And I am LOVING those pictures!!

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  69. You know how excited I am for you all. The pics are so amazing!

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  70. (Warning - long comment ahead)

    Hi! I just found your blog today but wanted to say 'congratulations'! I found you on Pinterest while searching for yeast-free recipes. As I was stalking your blog, I found out you're the gal behind the Phys Pref blog and Yeast Free with Me. Super long story but after a few years of health issues I found out I was very sensitive to yeast, which recently led me to research what causes yeast sensitivity. Then I learned the term 'yeast overgrowth' and another Pinterest search led me to Dr. Hotze's website. I have been following the diet and reading the blog/recipes/yfwm advice, though I was too late to actually sign up for this year's challenge... So THEN I randomly ended up here and I feel like I've come full circle :) Your before/after pics are outstanding and it's so great to find a real person that has followed the same exact eating plan that I'm following. My husband and I plan to try getting pregnant this year (another reason to attempt to clear up this yeast issues asap) so I'm excited to start following your blog and your pregnancy journey! ANYWAY, enough about me, you're making a baby in there! Another Congratulations to you and your husband!!

    (I'll be going back to stalking every word you've ever written now, k bye)

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  71. Yay! I'm so excited for y'all! Hope you have more energy SOON!

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  72. First off, Congratualtions!!!!! YAY :)

    Second, I knew it! haha the not blogging part gave ya away :)

    And lastly, those pictures are fantastic!! So cute and I just love those little baby boots. So happy for you!

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  73. Congratulations!! That is sooooo exciting and the pictures are adorable! I would be dying not being able to tell people.

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  74. YAY!!! CONGRATS!!! So flippin excited for you!!!

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  75. Congrats :) I don't have a blog but I think I have posted before about how much I love yours and reading about your healthy life style. My husband and I are also expecting due July 21. I can relate to how you are feeling I am still tired into my second trimester but have more energy during the day. Wishing you the best and if you ever want to keep in touch you can email me cindy.babb@gmail.com

    take care

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  76. Congrats!! And September 8th is MY birthday!! It's an awesome day, believe me! :-)

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  77. That is SO exciting! Congrats!!!! Hope you are feeling great and many blessings for you and the husband!

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  78. Congratulations!!! So exciting!!

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  79. AHHH!!!! Congratulations...that is so stinkin' exciting. The pictures are too cute and I can't wait to read about your journey to becoming a mom. So fun!!

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  80. I am so ridiculously excited for you! You and Beau are going to be awesome parents! Can't wait to read all about your journey!

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  81. Congrats!! I am excited to watch Baby Howard grow!

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  82. OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! I saw on instagram but i had to read about it and comment here! so excited for you and your beautiful family!! ah!!!

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  83. OMG OMG!!!! So excited for ya'll!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  84. Just dying over here....absolutely dying!! I got the chills when I saw the pic on Instagram today!! Congratulations!! You guys are gonna rock this whole parenting gig! It's the hardest and most rewarding thing you will ever do in your life! Enjoy the nine months, sister, because your whole world is gonna be turned upside down (in a great way) once that baby girl gets here...yep, I said baby girl!! :)

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  85. Love love love those pictures! How adorable :-) Congratulations again!

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  86. Congratulations to the both of you!!! ♥ How precious a baby!! EEK so exciting!

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  87. Sweet photos! Congratulations on such amazing news :)

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  88. These pics are adorable! Can't wait to follow your pregnancy journey :)

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  89. Congratulations! The pictures are adorable and the baby boots are precious!!!

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