May 30, 2014

Extra Extra... Our baby is a boy, girl? IT'S A ______!!!!

Guys, if you have seen my Instagram, then you already know, but we are so happy to announce that Baby Life With Giggles is a .....


We will be welcoming Sophia come October!!!! 
We were able to find out in our 2nd trimester screening yesterday.  Sophia was not cooperating and we weren't able to get any pictures of her face, but the tech did get a picture of her legs spread open to make sure she is a girl.  This is the only time I am OK with her having her legs spread open. 

We are just so happy and blessed and thank God for this wonderful surprise. 

Hubs really wanted a boy, and I am pretty sure it is still sinking in his head that she will be daddy's little girl.  I'll let you know when he comes out of the funk. ha! 

Thank you everyone for all the sweet words.  We are beyond happy! 

May 29, 2014

Boy or Girl?!?!?!

I can't wait till 2pm rolls around because that is when I have to hightail it out of work to go home and then head to our 2nd trimester screening which will also be the day we find out if we are having a boy or girl!!!

It feels like we have been waiting forever, but I am so excited for hubs and I to be in that room and share such a precious moment together, along with the ultrasound tech.  Hahaha.

Hubs really wants a boy and I have no preference and no feeling.  I know, it's weird.  Apparently everyone tells me that I must have some feeling, but fact is, I don't.  And I am not leaning towards one or the other.  Let's face it, in the end both boys and girls have pros and cons so whichever way, I'll be happy.

And to think that we are at our halfway mark too?  And with Summer around the corner, I know these last few months will fly by so I am trying to relish every moment.

So, what do you guys think we will be having, boy or girl???  Cast your vote!

May 28, 2014

The weekend I took fifty million naps

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I know did, mainly because I have never ever in my life have taken as many naps as I was able to cram in this past 3 day holiday weekend.

And it was glorious.

Hubs and I packed our stuff... and Sadie also made sure we didn't forget to pack her up too...

and we headed to our best friend's house in the Poconos.

We had perfect weather and just relaxed that Friday night and all day Saturday.

My niece and I took the dogs out for a walk Saturday and enjoyed the beautiful day God blessed us with.

And somewhere in there Sadie took a nap.

Sunday we headed out to the outlets because I wanted to go to the Motherhood Maternity store to see what they had.  I ended up buying shorts, two dresses and a top.  I was happy with my purchases and was totally done shopping for the day.  Yes, all it took was an hour of shopping for me.

When we got back to the house, Sadie and I decided we would take another nap because you know, we can. With a view like this from the bedroom, I was in heaven.

Then we all did some grilling, well "we all" as in the boys and not me... and while I waited for food to be done, I decided yet again, I would take another nap.

We laughed with friends, grilled up delish food and most importantly... we relaxed!

Hubs grilled my napping ass some corn since I missed the first round.  Quite frankly, my nap was more important. LOL

And then Monday evening rolled around and we had to pack our things up and head home.  Sadie had so much fun too that she napped the whole car ride home.

And my 20 week baby decided to start moving around a lot especially around my bladder and the moment I had that urge to pee, we were stuck in traffic.

Such preggo problems.... pee all the time and nap all the time.

All in all, we had a wonderful weekend with our friends and can't wait till we do it again.

Also, Sadie is still not getting the whole she is going to be a big sister shinding.  But I am taking these last few months to make sure I give her as much love as I can and also take selfies with her.

And here we are with another work week staring us in our face.  But this will be a short one for me as well sicne tomorrow I leave early because we will find out the sex of the baby at our 2nd trimester screening ultrasound appointment.  Stay tuned for the reveal if Baby Giggles will be a boy or girl!!!!!

May 23, 2014

It's finally here!

Memorial day weekend that is!

First of, let me tell you how much I am so thankful that we have summer Friday hours in the office.  Granted, I cram my hours between Monday - Thursday to make up the time, but totally worth it to leave at 1pm.

Right now, when I look out my office window it's a rainy cloudy day, but that's not even putting a damper on my mindset today.  I am just excited to get this holiday weekend started.  We will be heading to the Poconos to my best friend's house to eat lots of good food and have some awesome laughs.  I can't wait to relax and unwind for three whole days.

On the agenda for this weekend for me is stop by the outlets and hit up the Motherhood Maternity store to see if I can add some preggo clothes to my wardrobe.  I am actually a little bit excited about going shopping because it makes it all real that i'm having a baby.

What's even more exciting is that next week on Thursday, we will find out if we are having a boy or girl! This whole waiting game is seriously killing me but I am so excited to find out. And soon after that, hubs and I can officially go and do the baby registry.  I am hoping this process to be as painless as possible.

And after this is all done, it's officially summer.  Time sure does fly by!

Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

May 20, 2014

That moment...

That moment when...

  • You get excited about something and know you will be dam good at it, and the chance that you feel you should have gotten is stripped away without even a consideration.  Yeah, that's what I'm dealing with now. It is what it is, but damn that shit still burns. 
That moment when...
  • it feels like there is bubble machine going on inside your belly thanks to my 19 week old human moving around in my belly.  I will still tell you that it's not cool, but super weird.
That moment when...
  • you realize that you will be away this weekend away from all the chaos of home.  Hello 3 day weekend! 
That moment when...
  • you also realize that your belly is getting bigger from this tiny human inside of you and you need to do some serious maternity shopping.  Ugh... have I mentioned how I don't like going shopping? Yeah, I don't. 
That moment when...
  • you realize that some people have great intentions and today I was reminded of how lucky I am to learn a lot from two people and that they value my work.
That moment when...
  • you are walking around with a bottle that originally had ice tea in it but I fill it with water now, and someone asks you what you are drinking since the label says ice tea but the liquid is clear.  I said moonshine and walked away.  This moment is during work.  Yep, such satisfaction in walking away and not explaining why the preggo could possibly be drinking moonshine at work.  People need to mind their business. 
That moment when...
  • you realize that God is good, even though he throws monkey wrenches your way and sometimes really makes you contemplate on our purpose in this world.  I just have to keep reminding myself that He knows best and my plan may have many road bumps, but somewhere down the road, I will reach a place of pure bliss. 

May 19, 2014

Frizzy hair, Top Gun and Sunshine

Can I just tell you how much I am loving summer Fridays at work???  LOVING IT, especially when we have such a beautiful weekend.   Well, Friday it wasn't so beautiful as it was raining all day, but getting out of work at 1pm after a long frustrating day was a great welcome into the weekend.  I went home and relaxed for a bit then took Sadie to the groomers so she just doesn't look like a black mop walking around the apt.

Then, I relaxed even more.... actually I did nothing all day.  It was great. What made it even better was that the movie Top Gun was on.  Score!  Best movie ever and I was home laying on the couch watching it.  Then this scene came on and thanks to my preggo hormones, I was crying like a baby.

After I got over my sob fest, I relished the rest of the movie and pumped up the volume when the music was going.  It was as if I was flying the plane.

Oh and thanks to all the rain and humidity, my hair looked like this:

Curly hair and rain just don't mix.... if you can even believe it, my hair was much bigger by the end of the day.

Then on Saturday I went to a bridal shower where it was great to catch up with old friends who I haven't seen in awhile.  I had such a great time and food was delish! It was a beautiful day out with the sunshine beaming down.  Spring has really made an appearance on Saturday.  So nice to welcome it.

Then Sunday we visited friends who just had their first baby boy in March.  Fail on my part for not taking a single pic of adorable little Chad Jr.  But he was so freaking adorable, and his light eyes automatically make him a heart breaker when he grows up!  I was giving some advice on things not do such as don't sneak girls in at night, date only one girl at a time, etc.  You know, important stuff.  We had a great time hanging out with them on Sunday and getting a baby fix in always makes my heart happy.

Then Sadie labeled Sunday's as nap day.
Go ahead and die of cuteness overload:

I just can't with her cuteness.... gets me everytime.

Hope you all had a good weekend, did you do anything super fun?

May 13, 2014

First Bump Pic!!

Here we are on Tuesday and the one thing I am most excited about today is that at 7pm I have a pre-natal massage with my name written all over it.  This whole suffering from migraines during pregnancy is really putting a damper on things, so massage this week to help relieve tension and appointment soon with an acupuncturist to see if that will help.

But besides that, I am feeling pretty good.  Baby is putting a lot of pressure which is really uncomfortable and I guess it's right on top of bladder because I feel like I pee a lot more.  When my bladder is full, I also feel the baby moving a lot more too.  It's such a weird sensation.

And here we go, my very first bump picture!  I was very hesitant to put this up at first because I didn't start off a size 2, which seems like most of you who do bump pictures are, but I was on Instagram last night and checked the hashtag and was like, whoa... my belly is baby and not fat anymore.  Also, the clue on clothes being real snug should have given it away too that baby is out and about now.

So, here it is, me at 18 weeks just being so grateful to God for getting me this far.  I thank Him every day for this little miracle inside me.

I'm going to keep bumping around the office today.. .. hope you all have a good Tuesday!

May 12, 2014

I married my hubs for his humor

This weekend was beautiful.  Besides some downpours on Saturday, it was great spring weather weekend and boy was I happy to welcome it.

Yesterday was even more beautiful out.  My sister and I both cooked dinner and had our parents over at her place. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the great weather.  The kids were running around playing in the backyard while we chatted all night long while eating some good food and dessert.

I also received my first Mother's Day card from the hubs.  And after reading it, it made me realize that I really did marry him for his humor.  A snippet of my card read like this:

"I have planted my seed in you which now means my plan for world domination is in effect.  Hahaha"

I'm the luckiest gal ever guys to be with that man.  And watch out, because apparently we have plans for world domination.

Baby Giggles = World Domination

May 7, 2014

Can we hump our way out of this work week?

I think work has sucked out all of my creative juices with how these last two weeks have been.  It's been super crazy at work and by the time I get home, I don't even want to think since at work I am thinking about 50 different things all at once.  I feel like i'm vegetable when I get home.  But, the good thing is that I am working and for that I'm grateful.  It would be nice if work stuff can take a back seat for awhile and give me a break, but we can't always get what we want.

On another note, this week starts summer hours, which means on Friday's we get to leave at 1pm.  As a contractor, this means I need to cram my 40 hours from Mon - Fri before 1pm.  Which is not too bad considering these past two days I haven't slept well at all and was able to get my ass to work super early which makes it easier to make up the time.  I'd rather come in early than stay late.

And that's it. That's all I have for because again, I have been forcing my brain to not think.

On the baby news section, we are all good so far besides baby wreaking havoc on my lower back which means little to no sleep for me.  People are telling me to get a pregnancy body pillow and that will help.  I have no idea how all that will fit in our Queen size bed along with the dog, but I may bite the bullet and get it.  No one likes a crabby preggo.  And I have felt the baby move. It was super weird, but amazing at the same time.  I'm excited for May 29th to come around because that's when we will find out if we are having a boy or girl!!!!

OK, now I really need to get into work mode before I get carried away and end up doing nothing all day.  Happy Hump day my peeps.

May 2, 2014

Things and People that are Annoying

I feel like shit today.

I have some major sinus issues, I don't know if it's from allergies or sinus infection, but waking up this morning was not pleasant. At least I only have to suffer at work for one day since the weekend is thisclose to making it's appearance.  Let's also hope on the flip side that I can knock this out by tonight so I can actually enjoy some of my weekend.

Any who, because I feel like crap I'd figure I would rant about things and people that have been annoying the shit out of me recently.  Because it's much easier for me to think about those things for this blog post feeling like shit. You're welcome.

  • People who come up with elaborate lies and have other people believe them.  What I witnessed this past week was incredible.  A slew of people believed something that was completely not true.  I had to let them know and it was amazing how certain people can be so manipulative in making up these elaborate stories. I"m assuming so this person can feel like they are important or something, but now all they look like is an idiot. Congrats. 
  • Mother nature.  She can't make up her mind if she wants it to be spring or winter.  Hence why I am probably feeling like shit.  Thanks a lot.  Mother Nature = 1; Kenya = 0. 
  • When I go to the work pantry and there is no sugar at all for my tea.  womp womp
  • When you wear a dress to work and the layer underneath clings to your body.  Wish I had some static spray right about now. Any ideas on how I can remedy this while at work with no supplies?  help.
  • Going to Target to buy one thing and walking out with a 500 bags of shit you didn't really need. 
  • Thinking about what we need to put on the baby registry. So overwhelming and I'm just annoyed I have to do it.  
  • Stretch marks. Super annoying. 

So what's annoying you recently?