23 April 2015

Our BIG news!!




Well, if you follow me on instagram, you saw this morning that our lives are about to change...in a real big way ;)

Our first little Rosebud will be arriving this Fall, and I seriously don't know if we've ever been more thrilled about anything in our entire lives. Keeping this secret the last 3 months has been the HARDEST THING OF MY LIFE! Actually, the endless puking has been, but secret keeping has been a close 2nd. ;)

Because i've been so absent here on the blog the last 12 weeks, I thought i'd fill you in on what has been goin' down...

February 23rd, 2015, I peed on the stick like I had seriously 1402 times before, but this time I knew it was going to be negative. I was starting to feel a little hopeless, and I knew that if I just told myself it would be negative, it would hurt a little less when it was. 

I started with one of those cheap tests you see in the check-out at Walmart for 88 cents (I had quite the pregnancy test stock-up from the months prior) and did my business, put it on the back of the toilet, and started getting ready for work. 

I had always dreamed of telling Jake some fun and exciting way that he was going to be a Dad, but after one too many times dealing with a negative on my own, Jake made me PROMISE I wouldn't take a test unless he was right there with me. (well, you know...outside the bathroom door) 

He looked at the test in the dark bathroom, didn't see the second line and came over and kissed me and said, "i'm so sorry. maybe next month."

As much as I had prepared myself for another negative, I seriously started bawling right then and there. I walked over to the bathroom to throw the test away and..bam. Second line. I said "um, Jake. There is a 2nd line here" and he screamed "NO WAY!" but by now I was shaking and crying and my emotions were so out of control all I could do was scream "GO BUY ANOTHER TEST AT WALMART!" so, like a good husband, he strolled on into Walmart at 6:00 AM and bought a pack of pregnancy tests and walked his way out ;) He said that was worse than buying tampons. 


The first test we took was the middle one, very faint, so easy to see why Jake would miss it, the second was the bottom, and that last test is at the top. After 3 different brands of tests, and 3 positives, it started to sink in, we might actually be having a baby. :) 


The next morning the digital test made it feel even more real, and we went to the doctor for some blood work to confirm...we were knocked up!

We told our families at about 5 weeks. We put Kaedyn in this T-Shirt to see how long it would take my family to notice, it took way longer than expected but it was the best reaction when they finally got it!



We were meeting Jake's parents in Kansas City the following weekend and gave them these little onesies as a surprise, and there were tears ALL around! It was such a fun reaction. I am not in control of my emotions and just thinking about it brings a tear ;)

We got to have our first Ultrasound right after 8 weeks when this little one gave us a scare and I started bleeding/cramping. We headed straight to the emergency room for the scariest few hours of my life. Luckily all was fine with our little one, and they found a cyst on my left ovary that was what caused the cramping.



We had an appointment with our OB the following Monday and everything was still looking great and this little guy/gal was measuring ahead! 

Trying to keep a pregnancy under-wraps is no joke when you're an over-sharer by nature like myself. We told almost all of our friends/family at 10 weeks when we were back home for the best wedding week ever, and I just got a little creative with trying to be sneaky ;) 




My beverage of choice the entire trip while my gals were knockin' back the cold coors light. ;) ohmygosh that makes me salivate.

Bree made me hold her drink while she gave baby a little extra lovin' ;)

Pregnancy has been nothing like I thought it would be. I thought I would be that chalk boardin', gender reveal party plannin', baby shoppin' son of a gun I had always imagined myself being, but the truth is, i've spent a lot of time with my head in the toilet or taking a nap ;) Now that we're safely in the 2nd trimester, I know the light is near and i'm just getting so stinking EXCITED to welcome this tiny little human into our home!


I've spent my entire life wanting to be a mother, so having this actually happen is very surreal. We have a little home-doppler that we can listen to baby's heartbeat on and it feels like my walkie-talkie to communicate with our plum. It's seriously amazing the overwhelming love you feel the second you see or hear that little heartbeat. I can't wait for this bump to stop looking like I ate one too many burritos, and to feel this little sweetie movin and groovin in there!


 We have our 12 week appointment on Monday, although we'll be 13 weeks by then, and it will be UNREAL to see how much this tiny gummy bear baby has grown over the last month!

This is the biggest blessing in the entire world to Jake and I, and i'm so humbled by your lovin' and prayers during the next 6 months. Bring on the stretchy pants, nursery decor, and parenting books!



Thank you from the bottom of all 3 of our hearts (4 if you count Axy-boy!)

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie

                                                 



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23 comments:

  1. YAY someone else to talk to!!!! I just KNEW you were prego! When you said you had an announcement, I totally knew you had to be faking it in your instagram pics! I can 100% feel your pain on the morning sickness front, today in fact was another puke-fest! FUN! I'm so so so so excited for you guys!!!! You will be a precious mama bear! Can't wait for more updates! What is your due date? Last week or so in October?

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    1. HOORAY! I'm not very good at keeping secrets ;) Morning sickness is NO JOKE! But I really think im starting to feel better...hooray! Knock on wood but the past 2 days have been pretty great. I'm even going to try a day without any Phenegren and see what happens ;) I'm so glad we're so close in due dates! We're November 4th but baby is measuring about a week ahead right now so we will see as time ticks closer!

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  2. YAY! That is such an awesome announcement!

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  3. Oh my gosh congratulations! I was the person who asked if the special announcement was a pregnancy and you said no but I still had a feeling....and here we are, must've been female intuition.
    Congratulations! So pleased for you. Xxx

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    1. I'm such a bad secret keeper! ;) Thanks so much, gal!

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  4. Oh my goodness YAY congratulations, Kylie!! I am so beyond happy for you and Jake!!!
    Best wishes!! xx, Mikkaela

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    1. Thank you, Mikkaela! We are so happy too. Biggest blessing ever! Thank you for your sweet words!

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  5. Congratulations, the entire post was so touching and cute, I bet you are so excited ! I wish you the best and will be following you in this journey :)

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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    1. We sure are! Thank you so much, Vale! Im so glad to have sweet blog friends like you!

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  6. This is so exciting! Congratulations!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. We are just over the moon! Thank you so much, Lauren!

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  7. I am so happy for you girl!! I know that had to be such an exciting moment for you and your hubby! Here's to hoping your nausea goes away soon! This post was precious!

    XO,
    Emily
    Www.idodeclareblog.com

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    1. You're so sweet, Emily. :) Thank you so much! We're coming up on 16 weeks and i'm hoping the same thing! xo!

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  8. Congratulations!! As an expecting mommy myself (boy #3 on the way!) I know how exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time it can be!!!

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    1. Congratulations right back at you, girl! It's totally nerve wracking, but we're just overjoyed at the same time.

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  9. Kylie, I am so, so excited for you and Jake! I think I'm just extremely exhausted because I might have started tearing up a bit when you were talking about how disappointed you have been in the past by pregnancy test and how upset you got. I'm so glad you saw the second line!!

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    1. No one tells you how hard it can be to actually get pregnant! To see that second line was the best moment of my life!:)

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  10. Oh my gosh! So excited for you!!! Congrats and {{{hugs}}}

    xo, mikéla @ simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Mikela. We're both just over the moon!

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