Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! We are missing America right now, the fireworks, festivities, BBQ's, and good old American Spirit! I feel so blessed to live in this country, and am reminded of the price that many have paid for our freedom.

I thought today would also be a great day to share our happy news! We are thrilled to become parents! As we move up and on from Okinawa, I am hoping to now use the blog to track the pregnancy so friends and family can be kept in the loop.

How far along? 8 Weeks 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: I actually lost 2 pounds! But I definitely don't feel it!
Maternity clothes? Some friends gave me some hand-me-downs, and I'm telling y'all, elastic band shorts are AWESOME! But I haven't worn them in public yet.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: I'm sleeping great, but waking up to go to the bathroom at least twice each night!
Best moment this week: Being able to cook dinner AND dessert without feeling sick! WIN!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Drinking, deli sandwiches, sushi, hot dogs!
Movement: No
Food cravings: I'm not craving anything at all, but about the only thing I'm able to eat are bagels, toast, or other carbs!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm having huge food aversions: salads, veggies, raw meat, certain smells.
Have you started to show yet: Nope, but I am bloated!
Gender prediction: I think it will be a girl, Turf is thinking boy
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy with a few random days of moody!
Looking forward to: Not feeling queasy, tired, headachy ALL.THE.TIME!


  1. I am so excited and I sooo called it!! :) Congratulations to you both! Idk your husband personally but I know you (am I'm sure he) will be amazing parents!!

  2. By the way, cutest announcement ever!!!

  3. Just stumbled across your blog when looking for dinner options on Okinawa and looking for information about Marino's. Anyway, we also live on Okinawa and recently found out we are expecting in December! Congratulations. And thank you for your food post I think it was from 2011. -Aly

    1. Congratulations! I fell of the food post wagon, should have kept going because I have since discovered SO many awesome places!