Can you believe it’s been almost a year since I last posted on here? Soon after my last post I found out I was pregnant, so it’s been a crazy twelve months to say the least!
I’ll start from the beginning.. My pregnancy, as wonderful as the outcome was, was pretty rough on me. You know those people who can’t stop talking about how much they love being pregnant and have all the energy in the world? Well that’s not me. From the very day I was 6 weeks pregnant I got sick almost every day. It was so bad I was throwing up the very night before I went in to have him! It was like Dr. Seuss wrote a book about morning (aka all day) sickness. I threw up in a car. I threw up in a bar. I threw up on a boat. I threw up on my coat.
You get the picture. Yuck.
With Ricki I was in labor for 23 hours and ended up having an emergency c-section because she was so big. 10 pounds! This time I scheduled it from the beginning and let me tell you, it was a million times easier! Make fun of me if you will, and I’m sure you will because INTERNET, but I got my nails done, eyelashes filled in, and hair blown out that week. Tyler and I got to the hospital at 5:30am and by 7:45am Jennings was here! The recovery wasn’t as bad as I remembered it being with Ricki either. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t fun or easy but it could be much worse.
Tyler and I couldn’t agree on baby names to save our lives. He wanted a nice, traditional name from the bible and I wanted something different that no one else had. Everyone kept asking me what name we had picked out and for sure thought I was lying when I told them we hadn’t agreed on one yet! When we were in the hospital and the lady came in to have us sign the birth certificate, we still hadn’t agreed and I thought we were going to have to leave with a no name baby because neither of us were going to compromise. On the very last day we finally decided on Jennings, my grandfathers name, and Tyler for his middle name so in the end, we both won. And I always say since all of us have to take Tyler’s last name the least he could do is let me pick the first, right?
Jennings is almost 3 months old now and he’s been an absolute dream. Even with the lack of sleep and permanent smell of spit up coming from my hair, I can honestly say I’m loving everything about my new family of four. I know these pictures are a little old, so I’m going to do another post later with some updated pictures. I’m also going to do posts about Jennings’ nursery, must have baby items, and things to bring to the hospital, so leave me any other questions in the comments section and I’ll try to answer them in my upcoming posts!
Here are some pictures that my friend, Allison Kuhn, took for me when Jennings was just a few weeks old. I absolutely die over the ones with Ricki! My other girlfriend, Lindsay Regan Thorne, did my makeup and also has a great blog where she spills are her beauty secrets, interior design tips, and everything else you’d ever want to know so be sure to check it out!