May 6, 2012


Mikey & I have some exciting news! We'll be welcoming Baby Martin in November of this year! We've hit the 13 week mark and are sailin' right along. We found out 2 days before Mike's 25th birthday [on March 8th] and have slowly been spilling the secret to our family and friends. We've had our first 2 appointments and so far the little bambino is growing nicely. At the first appointment we had an ultrasound and it looked like a blob, but hey - it's our little blob (: We've decided NOT to find out the gender of the baby...since we've started talking / dreaming about kids we agreed that we wanted baby #1 to be a surprise. Just know, if Mike calls it a boy he really doesn't know - and if you hear me call it a girl in response to his calling it a boy, I don't know either. Everything will be gender neutral and favorite color, of course. 

We are super stoked and feel extremely blessed to begin this journey [well, continue it since we've been on it for 13 weeks] and hope that you'll journey with us from being married to being first time parents. 

How far along? 13 Weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: +4 pounds 
Maternity clothes? Not yet! 
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I'm zonked in the afternoon, but still sleeping great at night
Best moment this week: feeling "normal" again for most of the week 
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? 
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings: Fried pickles [seriously], non-spicy Thai, and french fries [from anywhere] 
Anything making you queasy or sick: sometimes dairy products, sometimes not...which makes eating dairy difficult 
Have you started to show yet: A little bump so far - basically looks like I ate too much, which is typically the case
Gender prediction: Mikey says boy 100% of the time - in turn I say girl 100% of the time 
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Weekly Wisdom: exercise! our trainer has scaled back my workouts, but getting in the gym really does help with energy 
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move ( : 

5-6 weeks



  1. AHHHHH!!!!! I just read this, screamed, called Teesh to tell him the wonderful news, and screamed again!!! SO excited for y'all! Now we really need to get together--a celebrations is in order! :) we love y'all!!!

  2. Congrats sweet friend! Parenthood is such a fun season of life. You guys are going to love it! Can't wait to see your little bambino grow!

  3. yay!!! so excited for you and mike! :) can't wait to see your little one.

  4. ahhhh this is so so exciting!!!!! can't wait to hear more and more as time goes by!

  5. so exciting! seriously. enjoy the adventure :)