13 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 13 weeks

Baby Size: Still the size of a peach

Total weight gain: 3-4 pounds

Maternity clothes? Not yet! All of my clothes still fit relatively well!

Stretch marks? Not a one! Let's hope it stays that way!

Sleep: I sleep on my stomach now which is so weird because I've always been a side-sleeper. Too bad it's only going to last a few more weeks and I'll have to go back to my side. 

Best moment this week:  Sharing the news with my class! They're very excited about Baby Holt!

Miss Anything? Not at all!

Movement: None so far. Maybe in a month or so I'll feel a few flutters!

Food cravings: French fries from Mickey D's!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! I've been very fortunate with this one!

Gender:  We'll find out in 3-5 weeks!

Labor Signs:  I'm no where close to that yet!

Symptoms: Not a one now that the exhaustion is fading away!

Belly Button in or out? In 

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Mood: Still on cloud nine!

Looking forward to: Still looking forward to our next doctor's appointment in November! Hoping we'll find out what Baby Holt is!


{Link-Up}: How I Met My Husband

Hi Ladies! I'm linking up with Becky today over at From Mrs. to Mama to tell you about how I met my hubby! Link up with us too!

1. Tell us about how and when you met your love and what attracted you most to him. 
Well I've talked about this before in previous posts but I'll be more than happy to tell you all about it again.. though I'll give you the short version this time. Kevin and I actually met on Myspace in August of 2007 (That's so absolutely comical to me when you think about it but that's our story). Technically we'd crossed paths many times before but we'd never actually spoken to each other so when Kevin came across my Myspace profile, he sent me a friend request and a message. From there we hit it off and became great friends. When I initially met Kevin, I didn't really think of him as "the one". At the time, we both had been in relationships with other people for a little over a year. It wasn't until the summer/fall of 2009 that the two of us even considered dating each other. If you want to read more details about how I met the hubby you can read more {here}.

2. Show us the very first {or one of the very first}pictures you guys ever took together. {Feel free to show us more than one}
This picture wasn't our first picture together, nor was it the second but it's one of my absolute favorites from when Kevin and I first started dating back in 2009. It's amazing how different we both look three years later! {FYI, it was Halloween, hence my outfit!}

3. Tell us some of your favorite memories you two have together. 
I have so many favorite memories but I have a few that top the list. 
- One of my absolute favorite memories of us together is when Kevin and I headed to the beach together with our friends during the summer of 2009. That week will always contain some of my favorite memories. I think I can honestly say it's my favorite vacation ever!
- One of the things I remember most about mine and Kevin's dating relationship is the many days we'd spend just laying around talking ALL day. I mean ALL day literally. I remember one day I went to Kevin's house around lunch time and we ended up laying in his room just talking until 8:00 that night! We'd have talked longer until we both realized it was pitch black outside and we hadn't ate yet! haha 
- Our most recent favorite memory I have is the day the two of us saw our precious baby and heard his/her heartbeat together. It was so surreal. Seeing my hubby tear up at the sight of our little baby moving its arms and legs and hearing its strong heartbeat will always be a favorite memory of mine. I'm not sure I could ever forget that.

4. Tell us your favorite qualities about this man, what makes him the "one".
Kevin has so many qualities that I admire. He's hilarious, so kindhearted, always supportive, always willing to listen, slow to anger, very family-oriented, he loves God, and he puts me first. I mean, what's not to love about him?! 

5. Tell us what your "date nights" typically look like. 
Our dates night vary! Some nights we're content to just lay in bed in our pajames, eating a snack, and watching a movie with each other and our precious fur baby. Other nights, we'll get dressed up, go to a fancy restaurant for dinner, and do something after such as meet up with friends or take in a movie. Either way, as long as I have time with my man, I'll take it!


12 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 12 weeks

Baby Size: Baby is the size of a  peach (:

Total weight gain: About 3 pounds

Maternity clothes? Nope! I can still wear all of my clothes comfortably!

Stretch marks? Not a one!

Sleep: All the time! I get anywhere from 8-12 hours of sleep a night haha

Best moment this week:  Sharing our news with my coworkers!

Miss Anything? Not waking up in the middle of the night to have to pee!

Movement: Not yet but hopefully in about a month!

Food cravings: Pizza. The smell of it makes my mouth water which is weird because I've never been a huge pizza eater!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I've been very fortunate to not have to battle with morning sickness. Just nausea here and there (mainly when I don't get 8 hours of sleep!)

Gender:  We don't know yet but I think boy!

Labor Signs: No.. we've got a while before all of that!

Symptoms: None!

Belly Button in or out? In 

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Mood: Ecstatic!

Looking forward to: Our next doctor's appointment in November! We just might find out what Baby Holt is!! (:


BIG News

Our little Tarheel will be here in May (:

We are so excited!


Fall Wreath: Best Friend Edition

My best friend, Alyson, recently moved to High Point, NC where she took a job as a second grade teacher. A few weeks after moving, she asked me to make her a wreath to hang on her and my cousin's front door. Being so near Halloween, she requested I make something that would work for Halloween but could also be used throughout the fall. Not really sure what to make, I pinned a few hundred (slight exaggeration) wreaths trying to find some inspiration. Lucky for me, Aly saw my pins and fell in love with one of them. So soon after, I set about making the wreath that she liked.

The wreath turned out absolutely perfect in my opinion. I ended up liking it so much that I think I'm going to be making my own self one to hang on our front door. It's the perfect Halloween wreath with just the right amount of "girlyness" to it!

Here it is on Alyson's front door with her fall pumpkins! 
What do you think?!


Show & Tell: If...

I'm linking up with Becky over at From Mrs. to Mama today! 
Link up with us!

1. If you could relive any memory in your life, tell us what it would be, and what/if anything you
would change about it?
If I could relive any memory within my lifetime, it would be mine and Kevin's wedding day. It was truly the best moment of my life so far. The day could not have been more perfect. I will never forget the look of Kevin's face when he caught sight of me walking down the aisle towards him. The thought brings tears to my eyes now. If I could change anything, it would have been to tell my photographer to snap that shot so that everyone could see it. 
2. If you could be any celebrity or well-known person, show us who you would be. 
Reece Witherspoon. She just seems so nice and fun!

3. If you won the lottery, tell us would take the lump sum or take the money overtime, would you continue working or quit right away, would you reveal who you are, and what are some of the first things you would spend with your money?
If I won the lottery, I definitely would not publicize it. After all, I don't want everyone I've ever spoken to coming up to me wanting a free handout! With that said, I'd also take the money overtime so that people wouldn't suspect anything. I'm not sure that I'd ever quit my job because I absolutely love teaching my third graders but I guess if we won big, I might would opt to stay home for a while with our future kiddos. As for what I'd spend the money on...my friends and family of course! 

4. If you could live anywhere, show us where it would be and tell us why.
If Kevin and I could live anywhere, we'd live in the mansion below that was just built at the lake. I absolutely love spending my weekends at Belews Creek, NC at my family's vacation spot. One day, I'd like to move there. Kev would like to build a house and I think a lakefront home would do just the trick (: Unfortunately, I'd have to win the lottery to build a house like this!

5. If you could have one magic power, what would be and what would you do with it?
If I could have a special power, I'd want to read minds. It would make some things so much easier. For instance, I'd know what my little niece was thinking when she can't verbalize herself well. I'd know which of my students got something I taught and which ones didn't. And most of all, I'd know what that husband of mine was thinking half the time when he starts laughing and refuses to tell me what he was thinking! Men! haha

Check back next Monday for Show & Tell: When You Were 17...