Saturday, November 5, 2016

{life update} + Fall excitement

Happy Saturday everyone! I am trying to savor these (what I assume) are the last warmish days of Fall. I love the beginning of the cool temps and Nebraska is absolutely gorgeous right now! Yesterday I took a little bike ride around our neighborhood and the trees are perfect.  Fall really is the best time of year. 

On that note, this Fall has been just a little bit different for us! Basically, the real reason my posts have been so few and far between is because…

We're having a baby! 

We could not be more excited! 

And neither could Brick! :)

The last few months have been quite the ride! 
We found out that I was pregnant in early August. The first few weeks were so exciting and I was absolutely dying to get to my first doctors appointment. Soon after that (around 8 weeks) I started to get extremely sick. The thought of looking at my computer screen or even scrolling on my phone would make me nauseous. Basically, everything made me nauseous. 

I was surviving on Sprite and crackers and really just trying to get through my day! And the tiredness… what?! I knew pregnancy would cause me to be fatigued but I had NO IDEA! I couldn't hardly get to the end of my workday without a nap. 

The good news is….well, a few things. The good news is Diclegis exists. The second good news is that I am now 16 weeks and seem to be getting a little more energy back :) . 

For those of you who have taken Diclegis… it truly is a miracle medicine! Absolutely nothing as far as the typical natural remedies would work to control my nausea. My entire day was spent in a constant state of dizziness or dry heaving. And let me tell ya… it's nearly impossible to get anything done when you feel that way!

We are ecstatic to welcome our little chubby {I'm only assuming} baby into the world this Spring. I am due April 22nd (one day after my birthday!) 

In a few short weeks we can find out the gender… and we will! We are dying to know if it's a BOY or GIRL! 

Thank you to everyone who has emailed and/or still checked into the blog during my extremely absentee period. Hoping, as we continue into the second trimester, I can gather more energy for posts. 

Mostly, we are so thankful and excited that we get to be parents. YAY! 



  1. Congratulations!!! So exciting!! Glad that you're feeling a little better!! Hugs!

  2. Congrats Gina!!! Sorry to hear about the sickness but that usually passes within the first trimester. So exciting... wishing all the best :)

    1. Thanks Brittany! Im halfway through week 16 so here's hoping it's soon! But still so
      Happy either way :)

  3. So excited for you all! These pictures are beautiful! Also glad to hear you're feeling better, I know that first bit was a little rough. :)

  4. SO excited for you guys and glad to hear you're feeling better and getting your energy back. The 1st trimester nausea and exhaustion are no joke, but the 2nd trimester is amazing and you'll love the next several weeks and feel like yourself again. And yessss to Diclegis, I don't know how I would have gotten through my work days or even grocery trips without it. Can't wait to hear if you have a little prince or princess in there. I'm guessing team pink <3
    Green Fashionista

    1. Hi Kate!! It's always reassuring to hear that others had the same experience ! Thank you for sharing ! I'm
      Hoping somewhere around this 16 week mark will be good times ! :) I love hearing people's guesses, I think boy! Congrats on your new little angel! She is so sweet!

  5. These are THE SWEETEST announcement pictures! I love each one. And congratulations to your family! (That first trimester is brutal.)

    1. Lyndsey, thank you!!! You are too kind. And I appreciate the well wishes ! Very excited !

  6. What a beautiful photo shoot girl!! So very excited for you! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  7. Oh my gosh, these pics are ADORABLE!!!! I wish we had taken some "real" pics, but we're lazy haha. I'm just like quick selfie and done, lol. And so cool baby is due a day after your birthday!! Ours is due ON my birthday, and while I know that probably won't actually happen, it's still cool to imagine that now I will always share my birthday "month" or at least close to with her. It's going to make birthdays more exciting now forever ;)