Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Tuesday afternoon, June 28th, while feeling so tired I could have fallen asleep with my head in my cereal bowl, I decided to make an afternoon pot of coffee. Hot coffee.. hot, yummy, Dunkin Donuts hazelnut coffee. My favorite. Until now... until I took two sips & gagged.

Yep.. I am one of those people who didn't realize that I was pregnant until I was nearly six weeks along, gagging in my yummy coffee, with a cold for over two weeks & a period that was 10 days late.  After collecting my thoughts, I finally got my shit together & took a test. And then two more tests. Each of them promptly confirmed that I was knocked up.

My husband & I had been trying for a few months last year, but no such luck. We found out that we were moving from Florida to Georgia in the Spring, so decided to hold off until we knew where we would be living & got the chance to explore our new area. Turns out "exploring our new area" lead us to a local bar with live music & a few icy cold beverages... which then lead to this!

Although we were completely shocked at first, we are both BEYOND excited to have a baby & feel so blessed!! 

So we will start with my very first belly pic... also known as my very last ab pic. In this pic I was about 4 weeks pregnant & really getting into my Ripped Up Abs workout.

After I discovered that I was pregnant late in the afternoon, I could hardly wait for Brandon to come home from work so I could tell him!! Even though I wanted to call him right away, I had always imagined telling him via our fun chalkboard that I love to draw on! When he finally came home from work, I told him I had something to show him & lead him to the double doors where the chalkboard sat at the end of the hallway.

His response... "are you for-fuckin-real?!" Followed by a huge smile, lots of excitement & pure happiness!
That weekend, we were off to St. Pete to spend the weekend with our best friends at the beach... a five day drinking bender in the beautiful Florida sunshine. Bring on the O'Douls & Ginger Ale. Reality check number one.. from Wild Turkey to cold turkey... NO MORE BOOZE.
After our trip, I scheduled an initial consultation & confirmation appointment, where my amazing doctor got me a super early ultrasound so that I would have pictures to show my family when we shared the news!! Here is the very first picture of Little Baby Garvin.


  1. ahhh!!! I love it!!! you already know im thrilled for you guys!!!! you are blessed but oh so deserving :)!
    I can't wait to follow you on this exiting new journey!

  2. This is the sweetest way to tell your husband your expecting. I love your blog and how you are sharing your journey. When we start trying for a family I might have to use this idea in my own way. Love it!

  3. I just found your blog through Hello! Happiness. I love it.
    What a cute way to tell your hubs :) the chalkboard is so freakin cute!!!

  4. Just found your blog and it is the CUTEST ever :) Love it and your growing belly! xoxo

  5. Um, do tell on how you got that amazing body, perfectly ready for baby-making! I know I'm hoping/planning to be fit & skinny before I get pregnant, in efforts to be one of those cute all-tummy pregnant girls...but I'm not quite there yet. What were you doing, just this ab workout you mentioned? Do go on!
    Thanks, and congrats on the baby and those amazing pre-baby abs!

  6. I have been following you for a few weeks now. As like many other I found you on Pinterest. I love your blog and hope when this time come for me I can be as creative as you!! Good luck and cannot wait to see all future postings!!!
    May God Bless you on the rest of your journey!!


  7. My friend told me about this awesome blog with a chalkboard and once finding this we spent about 3 hours catching up on all your posts... this is SUCH a neat idea, I love it! Congrats and hope the rest of your pregnancy goes wonderfully!! :)

  8. First of all I love your quick bio. That song was our first dance at our wedding. Your posts are a great idea. Can not wait until we finally have a little one. It will be another year or so. :)
    New follower. I'd love I'd you could check out mine as well and do the same.


  9. I've been following your blog for the past week or so. I finally got a chance to read from the very beginning. SO WEIRD!!! I'm from Georgia and moved to St. Pete, FL when I met my now husband. We live here now and are 7 weeks prego!

  10. cute! you found out on the day that i had my baby girl :)

  11. What's the ripped up abs workout?!

  12. I would die for those abs! I tried googling, "Ripped Up Abs," by Jillian Michaels, but this is all I could find: http://www.amazon.com/Jillian-Michaels-6-Week-Six-Pack/dp/B0042AGNB4/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1328620844&sr=1-2

    Is that the dvd you were using?

  13. Just found your blog today while looking for bump picture ideas on Pinterest.

    As we just found out we're due in February of 2012 (about 5 weeks along), I can definitely appreciate your early posts. =)

    I love your chalkboard too. Way better than the picture my husband took of me yesterday. hah!

  14. Hi! I know that this is super late, but is there any way that you could tell me the measurements of your chalkboard? I am 11 weeks on Friday and would really like to get one started. Thanks Jess

  15. Love your blog! I realized I was pregnant the same month we concieved after I started taking daily naps. Good luck!


  16. Just discovered you block, it will be interesting to go through the blog with her when she's old enough to understand.

  17. I am just now discovering your blog via pinterest. I am 10 weeks pregnant and loving your chalkboard creations and blog in general :)