Tuesday, May 3, 2011

and then there were three...

i am giddy...and about to get really personal on my blog which doesn't happen too often...

cause something crazy is happening inside of my body right now...it's magical and miraculous and all of those warm, fuzzy, gushy things people say it is...

i'm gonna be a mommy :)

this mother's day is taking on a whole new meaning for me...MY LIFE is taking on a whole new meaning for me...priorities are shifting and i am gaining an understanding of what's really important...we love this little one so much already...SO, SO much...of course i'm tearing up now just writing this...

we feel incredibly blessed to have such amazing support from our family, friends, church and of course the wedding and event world!

everyone, meet baby...
baby, meet everyone...

(it had its little hand up to its face in this picture so thats why it looks like its blowing a bubble out of its mouth)

this is the baby onesie i have had stashed in my underwear drawer for the past 6 months...brian always told me he wanted an eames chair but its an ongoing joke that i won't allow him to drop $600 on a chair that isn't even comfortable...so when i saw this onesie on etsy i knew it would be the perfect way for me to share the news with brian someday...



in terms of how things are going, i've been having every symptom of the first trimester except the actual throwing up part (thank goodness!)...but during all that nausea and fatigue, there were definitely things that kept me afloat...and let's be honest, are STILL keeping me afloat ;)

oranges and tangelos
shredded wheat
chewy fruit candies (gummy bears, swedish fish, twizzlers etc.)
TATER TOTS!!
mcd's vanilla ice cream cones
sliced cheddar cheese and almonds
fruit popsicles
lay's salt and vinegar potato chips
watermelon
chocolate milk made with nesquik powder - i actually haven't indulged in this yet but i think about it all the time...trying not to give in and buy the powder cause it could lead to obsessive intake...seriously...

now that i am in week 14, i feel like the nausea is going away and my energy level is coming back...just in time for our europe trip, which we're leaving for this weekend - hooray!

we're assuming it will be our last international vacation for a while so we are going to enjoy every minute of it - baby bump and all! :)

41 comments:

Jasmine* said...

LOVE YOU!!! Congrats my beautiful friend! xxxo
j*

Krystal said...

Congrats! You two are going to be amazing parents. I'm so sad (and tearing up a little) that we won't be here for it all. I'm expecting Skype visits with baby JowJow and of course to be the reason for his or her first international vacation! We love you guys!

jesi haack weddings said...

Can't wait to meet the little nugget. love you!

- - Little Miss Martha - - said...

Congrats! It's so amazing! :) And I love the idea of the onesie!

Brenda's Wedding Blog said...

congratulations Carissa - what amazing news. So happy for you

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

so happy you got a little personal on the blog today! A HUGE congrats and many many blessings as you and your hubby become a family! Very exciting news:)

Olive Hue Paper Goods said...

congratulations soon-to-be mama!! have a great time on your trip! i used to live in florence, if you guys are going there, i can make a list for you for places to eat! :)

Jen@GreenWeddingShoes said...

Biggest congrats to you + Brian!!! So excited to meet baby Jones!!!! Enjoy Europe too this next week!! :)

Isabel said...

Congrats!!! What wonderful news! Hugs!

Michelle Loretta said...

Congratulations Carissa! This is exciting news!!! (And - I love that cute little onesie.)

Lauren @ ELD said...

Congratulations Carissa!! So so excited for you! :)

Krista Mason Photography said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news!!! I am so happy for you and with all three of you the best. xoxo

Krista Mason Photography said...

Congratulation! That is wonderful news!!! Wishing all three of you the best! xoxo

Wendy... said...

Congrats Carissa! What a blessing!

Yelena - The Stylish Soiree said...

Congratulations!!! I know exactly how you are feeling - I felt AWFUL during my first trimester too, but as soon as week 13 hit I finally got my energy back and didn't feel nauseous.

I love that you had a cute little way to tell Brian... I was so in disbelief when I found out that all I could do was text Mike a picture of the positive stick, hahaha.

XOXO Yelena

amycberman said...

Congrats! That's such happy news! You guys will make awesome parents! Your baby is going to be one stylish peanut! xo

My Sweet & Saucy said...

You know how excited i am for you!!!! Can't wait for all the fun days to come!

Amber Moon said...

JL!!!!!

Congrats sweet friend! SO EXCITED FOR YOU BOTH! Best news ever!!

xoxoxoxox

Mr. Haack said...

So stoked for you guys... YEAH

Lydia said...

Congratulations!!!

KnotAnja said...

Yay!!! Congrats!

Intertwined Events said...

Congrats Carissa!! We are so happy for you.

Jordana said...

sooooo incredibly excited for you! Such amazing news!

Erin Jowett said...

This made me tear up too! Wish I could be there to enjoy this experience with you! Take lots of pics not only in Europe, but everyday! I'm going to go eat... you're post made me hungry! Love you!

Erin Jowett said...

You're post made me tear up too! I wish I could be there to enjoy this experience with you!! Take lots of pictures not only in Europe, but everyday! I'm going to go eat... you're post made me hungry! Love you!

Carter & Cook said...

Wohoo! Congrats Carissa! You will be such a *fun* Mommy!!! Enjoy this special time.

Ashlyn & Heather

jackie wonders said...

YAY!!!!! SO excited for you...motherhood is an INCREDIBLE journey :) xoxo

Liz Rusnac said...

This is so exciting!! Thanks for getting a little "personal" on your blog - love reading all about all your events, and now we all get to share in the joy of this amazing news! God bless your growing little family and have an amazing time on your trip!!

Liz

melanie bittick said...

SO WONDERFUL... based on how you take care of little miss bossy, you're going to be an amazing mommy. xoxo!

Michele said...

Hi! You don't know me but I love following you even here in little old England!! You inspire me so much! Just wanted to say congratulations to you both...you will love being a mom...greatest job on earth! Hope you enjoy your vacation...Europe is awesome...but then I am biased!!x

People St.Clair said...

Congratulations!!

loveandsplendor said...

congratulations, lovely!!!! what a tremendous blessing. ;-) hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful and full of excited preparations!! xo

Kristin @ Petal and Thorn said...

wow, congratulations! i had no idea! you have so much joy in store. and i'm sure you're such a cute pregnant lady!

Amy said...

congrats!! so happy for you!

Little Bit Mag said...

Congrats, Carissa!! Wonderful news, you are going to be an awesome mom!!

Erika said...

Congratulations!! Nesquick is the best! Indulge you must!

Events by Heather Ham said...

Congratulations Carissa. So excited for you and honestly can't wait to see what you do for your baby shower. Yay!!!

Denise said...

Love your work. Love to hear such wonderful news. Motherhood is the best!

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

EEEEK!!!! How absolutely lovely...CONGRATS!!!!!!
Lisa @ Lesapea xx

Verdigris Vie said...

How sweet - Congratulations - Hope you are having a great summer. Just stopping by this beautiful blog, can't wait to see more..

Vie

Therese Jacinto said...

Congratulations Carissa!!! Wishing your family all the best! Hope you have a blast on your trip - take it easy!